Idea: Having a Latte Bar at Your Reception


Hey everyone! We hope you are settling into the swing of things after the madness of Valentine’s Day. It’s one of our favorite holidays, but it can get a little hectic sometimes. Shew!

This week, we are pondering the caffeinated wedding. We know that serving alcohol seems to be a running theme, but this is a post for those of you that have a special place for coffee in your hearts.

Our best advice on having a latte bar at your reception? There are caterers that can do most of the labor for you.  You can find a local catering company through Google (Yelp and TripAdvisor might also be helpful) and you’ll be on your way to worry-free coffee consumption in no time. Yes, it seems cool to have a self-serve latte bar, but it won’t have that same quality that a trained barista can give you. Plus, it will keep the kids away from the milk steamer and keep all possible molten milk-related disasters to a minimum.


If you think your guests will want an alcoholic option after all, go with a morning wedding and reception. You can serve mimosas or add a bit of Bailey’s to coffee-based drinks without a ton of guilt in a brunch setting. There are millions of cool favors and decorations to go with this kind of theme, too. Channel your best brunch vibes and go with a more chill (rather than formal) atmosphere. The above picture is from a wedding that we think pulled this method off perfectly.


If you’d rather DIY your own latte bar, here are a few links that we think will be really helpful for you:

If you need more inspiration, check out this Pinterest search. It’s seriously got any variable possible listed there.

Would you opt for a latte-based wedding? What kind of details would you center around such a theme? Let us know in the comments!

Happy planning!

– The Gala Pal Team

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