November 5, 2021


7 Ways to Dress Up Your Wedding Bar

bride and groom standing in front of their wedding bar with a neon sign that says "drunk in love"
Created by Ali Coşkunfrom the Noun Project

You’ve planned all of the details of your wedding day: the color scheme, the venue, the food, the music… you’ve got it all! But, have you put a lot of thought into your bar? Arguably one of the most important details of your celebration (and a detail that your guests will be big fans of) is your bar. So, why not make it a major focal point and add some super fun custom touches? If you don’t know where to start we’ve got some great ideas and examples for you! And the best part of all is that we can help you create some of these personal touches right here at The Details Duo! So, let’s toast to the best day of your lives and jump into seven ways to dress up your wedding bar! 

Unique and Personal Bar Panels

First on our list of custom creations is a bar panel insert. You may be wondering what this means; basically, if you’re choosing to rent a bar from a local company such as our friends at Bright Events or Prim Rentals, we can get the measurements of the bar and create a front panel that is custom to YOU! They just sit right on the front of your bar so when guests walk up they’ll see something fun and personalized such as photos, a phrase, a quote, or just your names instead of a standard wooden bar front!

custom bar sign with signature drink menu and neon sign in the background, by The Details Duo - custom wedding decor in Arizona

Paige Lorin Photography

Creative and Cute Custom Monograms

These have been everywhere lately, laser cut monograms are hot and we are here to give you the laser cut monogram of your dreams! Similar to the bar panels, these can be attached to the front panel of your bar. Typically these are cut out of wood or acrylic. Usually, it’s super easy to do! Most venues have a standard in house bar used for most weddings and events; this is a great way to personalize the space a little bit more! 

Paige Lorin Photography | Kali M Photos

Drink Stirrers to Stir Up Conversation

Have you considered all the small details? Another great way to dress up your wedding bar is by having custom drink stirrers made! They’re a simple touch that will go a long way. Choose something like your initials, a fun phrase, or utilize the stirrers to indicate what signature drinks guests are having! Your guests will be amazed by the attention to detail and be sure to reward you with compliments.

bride holding cocktail with custom drink stirrers

Lea Bremicker Photography | Andrew Jade Photo

Signature Drink Menu Magic

Signature drinks have been a hit at weddings lately, and it’s no surprise as to why! People LOVE the personal touch it adds to the day. Whether it’s you and your partner’s go-to cocktail or one that you know your guests will love, order a custom signature drink sign like the one we made here, so your guests know what you recommend! We just love when couples name them after their dogs, cats, or even dedicate a signature drink to their sweet moms! 

Signature drink menus sitting on wedding bar

Meg Brooke Photography | Andrew Jade Photo

Fun Fact: Custom Cocktail Napkins are a Hit!

Another great way to dress up your wedding bar is custom cocktail napkins. While this is an item we don’t provide, there are so many local planners or stationers who can! Cocktail napkins are a necessity, so why not add a little spice and personalize them with your monogram and wedding date — or even a fun fact about your relationship! 

custom wedding cocktail napkin with couples initials

Andrew Jade Photo

Over The Top Bar Menu Sign

These days couples are going all out to make a statement at their wedding. Who doesn’t want their big day to stand out from the rest?! By incorporating an oversized bar menu, guests will definitely remember every detail. Enlarged text make the sign easy to read — especially if you’ve got long lines! So, go ahead and go all out with a custom bar sign that is oversized to meet all your needs! 

large terrracotta and blush wedding bar signs with drink menu

Jonathan Allison Photography

terrracotta bar sign with drink menu and letters saying "let's get this party started", decorated with flowers

Ryann Lindsey Photography, edited by Jane in the Woods

Cool Custom Neon Signs

Talk about a trend that has just absolutely taken off in the last year! Neon signs are IT. So let’s get you in the loop and add a custom neon sign to your bar. Not sure where you would put yours? No worries! We’ve placed them on the front of bars or even as a backdrop, the greatest thing about neon signs is that there are SO many options! You can go the custom route and get a neon sign that spells your names, or pick from our rental inventory for a fun phrase like “Drunk in Love” or “Cheers!” 

Neon sign on wedding bar

Cameron Clark Photo | Lesley Bodwell Photography

At weddings, the bar is always a hit. Whether you’re offering an open bar or some select options, adding a personal touch will really bring it all together. Your guests will love the way you’ve thought through every single detail and everyone will remember your day for years to come!

Looking for more ways to upgrade your wedding decor? Check out 10 Must-Have Signs for Your Wedding Day on the blog!

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