Wedding Planning

Modern Pub Wedding Ideas

Why should vineyards get all the attention?  For those of you that favor a pint of stout over a glass of white, these pub wedding details should be right up your alley. Pub weddings are casual, fun, and very friendly affairs with a focus on the simpler things.

Why should vineyards get all the attention?  For those of you that favor a pint of stout over a glass of white, these pub wedding details should be right up your alley. Pub weddings are casual, fun, and very friendly affairs with a focus on the simpler things.

Total anglophile?  We don’t blame you. Britain is full of style to envy, including chic pub weddings at neighborhood establishments. Above, this couple decorated the pub with flowers filling empty canisters of tea (that yellow one is Campbell’s Tea–just trust us and try it) and ceramic bottles.  Bunting is also a really easy way to add some color to a pub’s usual low lighting and short ceilings.

In America, pub trivia nights are a time to hang out with friends, prove that you have more useless knowledge than anyone else, and throw back a few pints.  Extend the fun to your wedding day by having your DJ host a trivia event centered around the two of you and your interests. Or you can just leave out trivia forms (something that will keep the introverts amused) and have them leave the completed ones by your guest book (below).

Where there is beer, there are hops.  If your wedding will be serving plenty of your favorite microbrews, why not incorporate hops into your wedding decor?  Below, these beer bottle vases with wildflowers sat in planter boxes filled with hops.

If the groom was the one who introduced you to the wonderful world of beer in the first place, surprise him with a hops boutonniere (below)!

And yes, a beer-centric wedding can still be refined and sophisticated. We adore this botanical illustration of hops on this earth-toned wedding invite (below).

Don’t have a great pub in your area to host your wedding?  That’s okay.  You can still design your wedding around great microbrews and good times. Leave bottles of beer in icy tubs and plenty of places for people to relax and chat.

 

If you are lucky enough to have a neighborhood tavern that’s wedding-worthy, don’t forget to use the bar as a pretty backdrop for your portraits (above).

When it comes to a pub wedding menu, you don’t need to spend a lot of time laboring over decisions. Keep it traditional and simple with a selection of breads, meats, and cheeses (and don’t forget the pickles!).  Because this is such a laidback theme, your wedding cake can be equally rustic. Perhaps serve shortcake or a naked wedding cake like the one below?

Some pubs have great built-in decor like vintage posters and signage (above). Others, you might have to work a bit. Use a magnet board to display bottlecap magnet favors. It will make your wedding welcome table so much fun!

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