(Closed) Coffeehouse “feel” wedding… any ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

i’ve never been to a wedding like this before but it sounds cosy! I love hot chocolate so I’m always happy if I  can get some of that!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know if this is in your budget or not, but the first thing that came to mind for me at least, was getting some big, comfy chairs like in Barnes and Noble or Starbucks and having “conversation areas”. I think that would also be helpful to break up the space a little bit:)

ETA: I feel like you might be able to rent some, or get some off craigslist or something? Possibly using slipcovers? Just an idea:)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

That sounds really great :). I hope you stick around the bee and do recaps, because I’d love to see it!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kate169: and I are on the same page. A few comfy chairs would make some nice conversation areas in the corners.

maybe scatter a few books on the tables

Can you get wood toned tables and chairs or maybe use brown linens?

maybe use an  antique coffee urn for large flowers arrangement on the coffee bar:

 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you have a movie prop rental place near where you live? That’s where I would look for the coffee urn, or a local coffee shop, antique store etc.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would look for places that do staging for rental houses. And I love the theme!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Ms. Pearl: Most rental companies have tall cocktail tables you can rent. They’re usually about the same as regular tables or a dollar or two more. 

What about burlap overlays? I know they are kind of more rustic/vintagey than coffeehouse, but they would warm things up a bit an go well with the mason jars and chalkboards.

Also, what about doing cute coffee cups? Or teacups at each place? You could get them from thrift stores and things?

This rental place is near me in hampton roads, but I know they do weddings on the eastern shore. They have some cool copper beverage thingies

http://www.distinctiveeventrentals.com/Products/Beverage_Equipment_Rental.html

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

When I think of a coffee shop I think of paintings or photographs as decorations.  Perhaps you could blow up some black and white pictures of the two of you or even some coffee house type art to decorate the walls a bit with.

Also I love the comfy chair ideas!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think of large, mismatched glass mugs for a coffee house feel.  Like kate169 said, you could pick up a selection at thrift stores and garage sales.

I do think of rich, warm colors too, so if you’re anti-brown, is a deep purple, blue, or green an option?  Or since it’s October, fall colors – reds, oranges, etc – would be great too.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My hometown coffee shop had a large mural.  Since you have lots of space, if the venue would allow it, could you create an area where your guests could all paint one (washable paints of course)?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think votive candles in teacups or espresso cups would be an adorable touch on your tables.  I’ve also seen a few weddings that used Harney & Sons tea tins as vases for centerpieces and even as a guestbook pencil cup.

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