According to recent statistics, Americans drink 102 billion cups of coffee annually, with 64% saying they have at least one cup of joe daily. So, it makes sense for couples who love to brew coffee in the morning, afternoon, or evening to somehow incorporate java into their wedding day.
To celebrate National Coffee Day today, we're highlighting five ways to include coffee in the details of your big day – from sipping the beverage while preparing for the ceremony to using coffee beans in décor. Take a look at the ideas below!
1. Drink Coffee While Getting Ready
In addition to mimosas and Champagne, serve coffee in the bridal suite before the wedding ceremony. Since makeup artists and hairstylists typically need to get started early to ensure all of the bridesmaids – and the bride herself! – are ready on time, having a cup of joe will certainly help ease the inconviences of early-morning call times. Photo by Vue Photography
2. Include Your Favorite Coffee in Welcome Bags
If you and your beloved drink the same type of coffee every morning, or you want to share one of the local favorites at your destination wedding, adding a bag of coffee beans in wedding welcome bags is a great gift for guests that they can enjoy long after the wedding day. Photo by LaCour Photography
3. Use Coffee Beans in Décor
Many couples choose to display escort cards in trays filled with pepples, sand, flowers, and so much more. If you love coffee – or even just the smell – consider adding coffee beans to a tray instead! Photo by Sarah & Ben
4. Incorporate Antique Coffee Cans in Centerpieces
Ideal for a rustic wedding or an outdoor bridal shower, antique coffee cans make for great centerpieces! Throw in some of your favorite blooms and you have a lovely arrangement with a bit of nostalgia. Photo by Dave Richards Photography
5. Serve Coffee or Espresso at Your Reception
After plenty of dancing and merriment, your guests will be appreciative of a pick-me-up. Many couples choose to serve a late-night snack to keep revelers on the dance floor, but another great option is having a coffee and espresso bar at your reception or after-party! Photo by Ahava Studios