7 Creative Bar Ideas That Have Nothing to do With Food or Booze

Admittedly, my favorite bars/stations at weddings center around food and booze (natch) but these seven creative bar ideas for weddings and showers will make me put down the DIY mimosa and join in on the fun.

Confetti Bar

There are few things as festive as glitter. Fill clear vessels with sequins and glitter, add mini scoops to each and lay out cellophane bags to fill. Your guests will have a blast concocting their own send-off confetti to toss as you exit the reception.


Oxygen Bar

Oxygen bars are particularly popular for mountain weddings. High altitudes can make guests who live sea-level short of breath (not dance floor-friendly!) so offering an oxygen bar will give them a quick refresher and they come with a variety of scents, from fruit to floral, for guests to choose from.

Tattoo Bar

Make your mark on guests (literally!) with a temporary tattoo bar. Glints of metallic Aztec-inspired designs, whimsical florals and custom logos are just some of the temporary tattoos we stumbled across on the Internet. We guarantee they will result in some great photo ops!

Cigar Bar

Turn a stogie station into a complete experience with vintage props, offerings of gentlemanly liquors and styled placement of cigars and accessories.

Perfume Bar

Perfect for bridal showers, fragrance stations double as a fun activity and take-home favor. Guests will love mixing and matching perfumes to create their own signature scent.

Flower Crown Bar

Who doesn't love flower crowns? Another shower favorite, lay out a variety of stems, wire, shears and floral tape, with directions on how to create their crown.


Blanket Bar

Style a blanket station for guests in case of chilly nights. Pile blankets on a basket, table or bookshelf for easy grab-n-snuggle sessions.


brittny-drye-love-incBrittny Drye is the founder and editor-in-chief of Love Inc. magazine. A fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, she launched loveincmag.com in 2013 as a way to to celebrate both straight and same-sex love, equally. She lives in New York City with her fiancé and their cat, Scout.



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Brittny Drye
As a lover of all things wedding and a fierce cheerleader for marriage equality, I decided to marry my two passions and create a resource where all couples—gay, straight and lesbian—can be equally represented. Armed with seven years in both print and online lifestyle journalism, I dove headfirst into this passion project in 2013 and Love Inc. was born. I’m inspired every day by the couples that grace our pages, from the can’t-live-without-you grasps to the gentle sweeping away of a happy tear, the love that they so clearly have for each other is intoxicating, and drives me to create the best product possible … while enjoying every second of it.