Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a small, casual wedding at a private mountain house this fall. We are doing beer and wine only and are trying to figure out a cute way to present the booze. We’re buying those galvanized beverage buckets for beer and the white wine. However we aren’t sure about the placement/arrangement of these and the red wine. If any past brides have done a self-serve bar at the reception, could you please share pics for inspiration?
Post # 3
Cute idea to garnish the drinks with pretty flower filled ice – tutorial here You could use any organic food safe flower. Or even substitute pieces of fruit. Bits of lemon, lime, or berries that would look pretty and be less expensive!
You could use paint and stencils to deck out an aluminum tub of beer.
Post # 4
STEALING roses in icecubes for the next romantic dinner ^_^
Post # 5
I love the painting on the buckets idea! Thanks!
Post # 6
Not sure if you’re going for a fall theme or what your colors are, but here are a few more ideas I found on the net.
The pumpkin is an actual tub from grandinroad. But you could possibly take a large pumpkin and carve it out in this manner, fill with ice and beverages.
Like this. Martha Stewart has instructions here.
You could also carve and then paint the exterior of your pumpkin.
You could also place a few regular coolers or foam chests on the floor and either sew with elastic or even hot glue to a foam cooler a decorative fabric skirt like this in a fabric that compliments your wedding colors.
You could line your red bottles up like this centered around your beer and white wine tub. Or place the red in the center and flank with the beer tub and wine tub.
Couple of suggestions. Go to a wine or specialty gourmet shop and see if they have a special display you can borrow some inspiration from. Also if there is a wine bar in your area that has parties, search for photos of them online to see if you can get some ideas.
Also, take your tubs and the bottles of red wine and play around on a table with a configuration. I’m in charge of setting up open houses for my office several times a year and a week or two before, I always take empty food dishes and misc items to run a trial blocking so that when it’s time I already have an idea of what’s going to work and how to set it up. It helps things run smoothly