Allix Cott is the Head of Editorial Communications at Carats & Cake. Launched in 2013, Carats & Cake curates the best of weddings across the country in order to allow couples to find top vendors and venues by location. The platform empowers local businesses by bringing their brands to life through real content and enabling them to run more efficiently through smart, elegant tools.
Often a focal point for your cocktail hour or reception, your wedding bar is a statement-making structure that can add originality to your event. Adorned with garlands
, crafted out of wood, or equipped with custom cocktails, it’s important to work with your day-of vendors on ways to make your drink station (and the drinks themselves!) standout. For tips on elevating your bar and cocktails to fit the elegance of your affair, we’ve collected advice from the industry’s top planners, caterers, and other wedding experts on ways to make your specialty bar both functional and unique.Make your back bar a focal point.
“Your wedding bar is an opportunity to reflect exactly whom you are as a couple whether stylish, edgy, classic, or upbeat. All of these personalities can play out in a beautifully designed custom bar as well as translate into your bar’s backsplash.” – Calder Clark, owner, Calder Clark