7 Tips for a Coffee Lovers’ Wedding

Are you and your fiance ready to show the world that you’re a perfect blend? No better way than to throw a buzz-worthy wedding celebration. Your inner coffee lover will love these 7 ways to incorporate coffee into your celebration of love.

(Photo courtesy of Birdsong Photography)
1. Coffee Invitation

Your invitation is the first clue into what your guests should expect when they attend your wedding. The first thing people notice about coffee is the aroma. It’s amazing, almost ethereal, and your invitation is the prime opportunity to catch the attention of your guests. Scent your invites by storing them in coffee grounds before sending. Artistically stain your invites with coffee, creating unique designs and capturing the varying hues that coffee can have. You can even bind your invites with a small paper bow made out of a coffee filter. It’s these personal touches that will show your guests you have strong ideas about your big day, while at the same time enticing them to attend.

2. Decorations

You can display coffee equipment such as an antique service cart or a vintage French press to your reception. Mirror your invitation with a coffee-dyed garland made out of coffee filters. White votive candles in a small jar of coffee beans is a simple, yet lovely, decoration. Small flower arrangements can be displayed in your favorite coffee mugs.

3. Color Schemes

Shades of brown, mocha, espresso, black, cream, and white might feel monochromatic without a pop of color. Rose quartz, gold, sage, marsala, and teal can lift up these rich brown tones. Incorporate these colors into your flower arrangements, jewelry, and bridal party wardrobe.

4. Cake

The cake is a staple in any wedding. A coffee flavored cake sounds divine, and you can take the decoration to a new level and make your coffee wedding cake an absolute show-stopper. An ombre cake colored with the rich painted buttercream in layers of deepest brown all the way to pure white.

5. Coffee Bar

When your guests are getting ready for a late night of celebrating your nuptials, let them enjoy a great pick-me-up with a fancy self-serve coffee bar. Serve a variety of fun brews, like a European blend or an organic coffee from Africa, and allow your guests to choose their favorite. Make it a personal experience by placing a hand written card next to each kettle with a description of the coffee, and linking your own personality traits to the traits of the coffee. Provide a few flavorings or mix-ins. Be sure to have at least one decaf coffee option. Instead of plain paper cups, design your own monogrammed paper cups or have monogrammed cup sleeves. Another way to have a gourmet coffee bar is to hire a barista to serve beautiful European coffee beverages. You can also invent your own signature coffee beverage to be circulated during cocktail hour.

6. Edibles

You can go so much further than just a coffee flavored wedding cake. Petit-fours and other small confections will be a perfect addition to your coffee themed wedding. A macaron tower, with espresso, coffee, and vanilla macarons will be a magnificent eye-catcher. Cookie straws, scones, chocolate-dipped biscotti, and coffee cupcakes are all so delicious, and can be enjoyed alone or with a coffee beverage from your self-serve coffee bar.

7. Party favors

Send your guests home with a little something saying “Thanks A Latte” for attending your wedding. Signature cafe espresso truffles, or a small burlap bag of your favorite coffee bean, or a small jar of dark chocolate covered espresso beans are surely to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

About the Author: 

Alicia Hill is a freelance writer, who currently writes for Premium Coffee Roasters. She is also a foodie who loves to experiment with new dining places and recipes to gather some thoughts to write about ideas for events and weddings.