7 Gorgeous Ideas for Wedding Drink Stations

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Attention to detail is important for every aspect of your wedding, and the way you offer drinks to your guests is no exception – even the soft ones. Cans of soda? No. Clunky bottles? Absolutely not. Self-serve drink stations offering sweet tea, lemonade, juices, and infused waters from glass and cut-crystal dispensers are far more sophisticated and allow your guests to help themselves to whatever and as much as they want.

Equally important is the way you choose to design your wedding drink stations. Flowers, signage, and even pretty snacks can help dress up a display, while creative stands and risers add to the effect. Take a look at some of the prettiest drink stations from real weddings below, and get inspired to detail your soft beverage offerings.

Chrome drink station at wedding
Glass canisters with gleaming chrome details and elegant signage look even prettier when set on varying levels with upscale snacks. Photo by Yvette Roman Photography

Drink station with fresh fruit at wedding
Clear dispensers on silver stands also get a lift from fresh-fruit and cucumber infusements as well as floral and decorative-straw displays. Photo by Thisbe Grace Photography; Consulting by Jordan Payne Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Iced tea drink station on wagon and glass dispenser
At left, standard glass canisters take on a rustic-chic vibe via the vintage carriage on which they’re displayed, while watering cans filled with wildflowers add the finishing touch. On the right, elaborate dispensers take center stage on a table lined with glossy leaves and glass barware. Photos (L-R) by Kelly Kollar Photography and Jay Lawrence Goldman Photography

Colorful drink dispensers filled with juice
The vibrant colors of fresh juices are all this drink station needs to impress guests. Photo by Daniel Kincaid Photography; Consulting by Bluebell EventsRentals by Revelry Event Designers

Frozen fruit in wedding beverage dispenser
Fruits frozen in ice add color and flavor to dispensers filled with ice water. Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Event Design by White Lilac Inc.

Drink beverage station at wedding table
Fruit and herbs brighten these canisters of soft drinks while statuesque stands provide height. Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Consulting by EverAfter Events

Looking for more beverage inspiration? Browse our photo gallery of food and drink, and familiarize yourself with our tips on decorating your wedding bar.

Authored by: Marilyn Oliveira