It’s wedding season! You know what that means… lots of creative ideas for wedding themes all over Pinterest and the web. Pinterest is such a great inspiration for creativity – but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. Our friend is just in the midst of planning her wedding and she had a great idea for a theme – a craft beer themed wedding! We loved her idea so much that we decided we would help her plan. Here are our thoughts on the theme:
The first way to get your guests into the spirit is with your invitations and save-the-date cards! Stick to the theme with your invites, and get creative. Why not try this cute idea and turn your save-the-dates in the coasters for your guests? For the invitation designs, think kraft – burlap – anything rustic that will get your guests into the country, craft-beer spirit.
Save the Date Coaster –
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Invites with Craft Beer Elements (like Hops!) –
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If you’re planning a summer or warm-weather wedding, we love the idea of a tent or barn wedding. If you don’t have the space, another option we love, is the distillery district in Toronto http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/. Perhaps your local community has a distillery which holds events. These locations help set the mood for the urban craft beer themed wedding.
A Farm, Barn or Country Setting–
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Distillery District –
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In our opinion, Craft Beer weddings should always include hand-written chalkboard signs for menus/etc., and ice buckets full of cold drinks for the guests. Both of these décor elements just scream craft beer country wedding.
Keep it Casual!
You wouldn’t want to ruin the relaxed feel of your craft beer wedding by serving a frou-frou meal. Make your guests feel comfortable and serve them something they will enjoy. Think: sliders, snow-cones, and picnic lunches packed for each guest – a retro classic comfort feel is perfect for your menu.
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Fun favours that go with your wedding theme will be a big hit with guests! You could try something they could keep using time-after-time to remember your big day, like these great “To Have and To Hold” beer cozies.
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Or if you’re looking for some yummy sweets or goodies to give out as a favour, our Craft Beer Brittle is an excellent option! Guests will love this buttery toffee with almonds and will definitely continue talking about it, long after your special day has ended.
Extra details that you put into an event are always the ones that keep people talking. We love these creative ideas to add to your special day:
Hops and Burlap Boutonniere for the Groom-
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Customized Craft Beer Labels-
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And the most important detail of all – do what you think is right for you! Every wedding is a personal affair and you should plan elements that really show your (and your groom’s) personality.