{Wedding Trends} : Drink Stations

Summer is here! And nothing is more useful for a summer occasion than refreshments, especially if they are cute and fun. Whether you are hosting a bridal shower, a garden wedding or a day-after brunch, drink stations are a lovely way to really get creative and interactive with your decor. 
However, there is a couple of elements that you must incorporate to create a fabulous drink station. And it is your lucky day because I'm about to give you some pretty useful tips and a plethora of sweet inspirations. [image by Nicole Hill Gerulat Photography, styling by Amorology Weddings via Elizabeth Anne Designs]
FOR WEDDINGS. An iced beverage is a refreshing way to welcome your guests to your special day. If you are tying the knot outdoors, set up a non-alcoholic drink station to help guests cool off before and/or after the ceremony. Drink Stations make speciality cocktails or any sort of wedding drinks really stand out and set a mood during cocktail hour or at the reception. [image by A Bryan Photo via Southern Weddings]
ACCESSORIES. From DIY signs and pretty straws, to glass beverage dispensers, pitchers and unique glassware… it is all in the details. 
If you want to take your drink station from pretty to pretty amazing, add decorative elements like flowers and candles. [images by Jessica Claire via My Sweet and Saucy]
If you are serving non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade or cocktails like bellinis, beverage dispensers like these are perfect for creating impact. They also allow drinks to be prepared well in advance and keeps them fresh and cool. I'm loving the colored sugar detail (could be salt, too) on the glassware. It is a very easy way (use food coloring) to bring prettiness to simple glassware and creating a talking point. [Photography Marilyn Nakazato via Grey Likes Weddings]

Ribbon, banners, backgrounds and tables are other elements that you can use to create a unique beverage display that reflects your event's theme. [Photography Courtney Jade Photography via HWTM]

Depending on the beverages you choose to serve, you may want to add some garnish for your drinks. Fruits and veggies not only are refreshing and look pretty on the cups, but the also add color and texture to the station. [Credits: 1 Photography Michelle March via Floridian Weddings | 2 created by Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs and photographed by  Sara Gray Photography for MarryThis via The Sweetest Occasion]

Instead of beverage dispenser ask your cater to display the drinks in individual glasses or portions. They look very pretty. And limiting the amount of beverages can also help lower the costs. [Credits: 1 Photo by Leo Patrone via Inspired by This | 2  & 3 via The Wedding Tea Room]

BEVERAGE OPTIONS. Margaritas, peach bellini, or grapefruit vodka spritzer , pick the cocktail that suits your event vibe and color palette. [Credits: 1 & 2 photography by Jessica Claire via Joyful Weddings | 3 via Martha Stewart Weddings | 4 via noosh loves]
For non-alcoholic beverages, delicious tea, pink lemonade, sangria and/or punch served in large pitchers can also match the palette while quenching everyone's thirst in the hot early summer. [Credits: 1 photography by Carly Taylor via Grey Likes Baby | 2 image by A Bryan Photo via Southern Weddings | 3 photography by Jemma Keech via bride + groom]

However, a water station flavored with oranges, cucumbers and lemons are a perfect inexpensive and low-calorie option for those super hot summer days. [Credits:1 Jodi Miller Photography via The Bride's Cafe | 2 Photography by Dan Cutona via Inspired by This ]

If you want your drinks and cocktails to be anything but standard, check out these suggestions:

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