Thirsty for a drink?
Just recently, one of my girlfriends asked me if I could set up a drinks station for her, at her wedding ceremony. Of course I said yes; any chance to decorate pretty things is fine by me.
Image credit: http://weddings.beckrocchi.com.au/
After getting a brief on colours, theming, guests numbers… fundamentals of any event set up…. I started to think about how to make this drink station work.
Image credit: http://dondalees.com/
I mean a drinks station is a tough one if you don’t get it right. Make it too pretty and it looks like a display cabinet just for show. Make it look unappealing… well why have it there at all, a pretty one at least takes nice photos.
Finding the balance in having one is really about knowing how long it will be there for, how many people will ‘most likely’ use it, and understanding how much guests would benefit from having one. I mean, isn’t the whole point of a drinks station for guests in the first place?
In my girlfriend’s case, the situation is perfect for a drinks station. The location for the ceremony is on concrete, it’s storm season so weather is very hot and humid, there is no bar and the reception is in another location. DRINKS STATION TIME!!
My advice for a drinks station:
– Use buckets, wheelbarrows, items around the house that people are familiar with to display/ place your drinks in
– Write table notes for guests or have a display board with a drinks message so people get to know the area
– Have an person hand out drinks for the first 5 minutes; those who didn’t get one will definitely go and help themselves to one
– Place a ‘pretty’ bin nearby with maybe one or two rubbish cups to set the scene
Image credits: http://brideandgroomstore.com.au/drink-stations/
Okay so these lovely pictures are from a beautiful perth based styling company called Bride + Groom, but in Queensland, you’ll find plenty of event stylists that will help you with this. If you have an event stylist already… awesome!! If not we particularly love working with Nicky from Sweet Details Events. She is such a lovely person, down to earth and super creative. Be sure to hit her up : )
Love from your darling,