Open Bar or Open Starbucks?

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Many Tulsa wedding venues see all kinds of receptions. And many Tulsa wedding venues see a lot of open bar receptions. Well here is a question: Open bar or open Starbucks? Let’s be real, which sounds better? Apparently, everyone thinks an open bar at a wedding is the bee’s knees. But is it really? It’s expensive, smelly, and people get crazy. It may be just me but I’d like people to actually remember my wedding.

Coffee Bar

So what’s an alternative? Open coffee bar! It sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Personally, I think it’d be a hit with a wedding crowd! Who doesn’t like free coffee? I’ve seen people do this at events and sometimes they just put out hot drip coffee, and hot water. But I think you should go a step further than that! Don’t stop at plain coffee, get a barista who can do all the fancy stuff like frappuccinos, cappuccinos, and lattes! Most people these days love coffee, and if they don’t you can always put tea and hot chocolate in the mix.


So how do you go about this? Chances are you probably know a barista already, so see if they will do it for your wedding. If not, I’m sure you can ask baristas at a local coffee shop to see if they’d be up for the job. No one is opposed to making a little extra money! All you need is an espresso machine and you should be good to go! Lots of people have small at home ones that would work just fine. If you can’t seem to find one you can rent one here:


Now let’s talk accessories! There are so many cute things you can do with an open coffee bar. Signs, banners, and chalkboards can all be put to good use! Design special mugs or hot cup sleeves that are special for your day! Here is where you can customize and order coffee cup sleeves The coffee rentals and accessories are not too expensive, and they are definitely a cheaper route than buying a bunch of alcohol for an open bar.


If you choose to go the simple coffee bar route aka no barista or espresso machine there are still many ways you can glam out your coffee bar. Have different coffee options, dark roast, light roast, and you can even add hot chocolate and hot water for tea. Next, have a myriad of yummy creamers available for your guests. Go all out for toppings! People love glamming up their beverages. Put out whipped cream, caramel drizzle, chocolate shavings, cinnamon, marshmallows and more! Put all of these in cute containers and your guests will be in heaven! For some extra ideas, visit this site that has tons of pictures of coffee bars at weddings!

There is no better alternative for having an open bar. It’s an idea that your guests will absolutely love! It’s fun for all ages and something that everyone can enjoy, which is something that an open bar definitely restricts. It’s a great fit for a wedding no matter what time of day. Morning weddings are perfect because everyone drinks coffee in the morning anyway and it goes great with brunch! Coffee in the afternoon is still amazing. Evening coffee is a great way to keep everyone awake and alert for the long night of celebrating the newlyweds in style! So let your Tulsa wedding venues be different with a coffee bar! You and your guests will be glad you did!




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