12 DIY Self Serve Wedding Bars

A new kind of open bar, one that doesn’t break the bank! Many couples are choosing to retire the standard wedding buffet and instead do a bar full of their favorite foods. Seriously almost anything can be made into a bar, but whatever you choose should be something personal to you and your fiance. Here are things to keep in mind:

  • Keep it fresh, make sure someone is keeping an eye on the bar all night so things don’t get stale or spoiled (i.e. don’t leave milk out for hours and hours!).
  • Get creative with the display by incorporating your wedding theme and using unique containers for the food.
  • Use family recipes or recipes that have significance to you and your fiance.
  • Keep it simple by having your caterer do the set up, or if you’re doing it yourself, be sure you can everything set up and prepared the dinner.

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Donut Bar

donut bar weddingBy A Beautiful Mess

Omelet Bar

c6427afea9c05152b0e7c9f64a358082Photos by Jill Thomas via 100 Layer Cake

Whiskey Bar


Biscuit Bar

brunch wedding ideasPhotos by Anna Wolf via 100 Layer Cake

Coffee Bar

brunch wedding ideas

A to Zebra Celebrations via Hostess with the Mostess

Sundae Bar

ice cream sundae bar weddingFound via Eat Drink Chic

Taco Bar

gourmet_taco_barPhoto by Ryan Bernal via Wedding Chicks

Mimosa Bar

mimosa bar weddingImage found here.

Bruschetta Bar

Bruschetta bar weddingImage by Anne Marie Photography

Popcorn Bar

Brunch WeddingsPhotos by  Gladys Jem Photography via SMP

Cookie Bar

cookie barPhoto by  Lavender & Twine via SMP

Pancake Bar

pancake bar

500_summer_wedding_14Photo by Sarah Yates Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

What other bars have you seen? Are you doing one at your wedding?


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