With a growing appreciation for craft breweries and a passion for new and great tasting beer, modern couples are ditching the traditional champagne and cocktails, in favour of serving up local brews that they love on their wedding day.
Kate and Simon from Coogee NSW, created a gorgeous coral and mint wedding stubby holder design that represented a beer label, the couple even listed their favourite beers on the reverse of the coolers and gave them out like a menu for their guests to choose from. A great way to tell your guests a little bit about you as a couple and to create some conversation at the bar!
Kate told us about their experience with Coolaz "We loved the coolers as did our guests! They made a very practical favour, and meant that we could drink straight from the bottles as opposed to hiring additional glass ware. They also served as our 'beer menu'. They looked lovely in the pictures, and we get a nice reminder of the wedding whenever we go somewhere and one of our friends is using our cooler."
"The design template was simple to use and we were very pleased with the quality of the finished product. They looked very classy with the mat finish, and fit snugly around all the different beers that we had available. I found the price very reasonable for such a well finished product."
There are so many ways that you can introduce the flow of beer into your wedding planning and when you're working to a budget there are also some neat tricks to look out for. We have put together some of our favourite ideas that will help you to create the perfect setting for your big day...
Our top 5 ideas to help create a beer themed wedding.
1. Beer Tasting!
Set up tasting stations with beers from across the states or even around the world, maybe chosen from countries that the bride and groom have visited together, another great idea is to place tasting score cards on each table as an ice breaker to help get your guests buzzing with conversation.
2. Bride and Groom Home Brew!
Making your own beer is most definitely a skilled hobby however may people are getting crafty with the home brew and with so many cheats and guides out there to help, why not create your very own "Brewlywed Ale." A great way to keep within your budget, place a bottle or six pack for each of your guests as their wedding favour gift and finish off with personalised beer labels!
3. Recycled Beer Bottle Table Decorations.
There are some great ways that you can decorate recycled beer bottles to make DIY vases and centre piece displays. Spray paint each bottle to match your wedding colour theme or use chalk board paint and chalk your table numbers, you could even wrap burlap and lace or different coloured string around each bottle for a rustic wedding effect. Simple stems such as gerberas or roses would look neat in your beer bottle vases.
4. DIY Beer Bottle Games
Ring Toss anyone? A great game to pass some time whilst you are off having your wedding photos and your guests are mingling. Decorate the bottles to create a look that matches your wedding scheme and weave rings of rope or hessian for the hoops! Obviously the more beer that your guests consume the funnier this game will become.
5. Wedding Reception at a Brewery!
Rather than bringing the beer to your guests, take your guests to the beer! There are hundreds of breweries all over Australia, and many are becoming geared up to cater for large parties and wedding receptions. We have heard great things about True South in Black Rock, Victoria. www.truesouth.com.au They have fantastic packages available to suit all couples, from sit down menus to a cocktail style reception and all with stunning views across Port Phillip Bay! Plus their beers are pretty good too, so a win-win wedding venue we'd say.
What better addition to your beer theme than a wedding stubby holder, these can be elegantly designed to suit any wedding theme or colour scheme and we have hundreds of designs on hand to help you create the perfect look for your big day that will simply wow your guests.
Here are our Top 10 Wedding Sayings for your Beer Themed Wedding Stubby Holders.
1. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD TO KEEP YOUR BEER COLD.
2. I DO BREW, FROM US TO YOU.
3. LOVE IS BREWING
4. SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING FROM US TO HOLD YOUR BREW.
5. EAT, DRINK BEER & BE MARRIED.
6. ENJOY SOME WINE, ENJOY A BEER, KEEP YOUR COOLER AS A SOUVENIER.
7. WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE, NOW ENJOY A BEER.
8. SIP SIP HOORAY, WE'RE GETTING MARRIED TODAY.
9. CHEERS & BEERS - THE PERFECT MARRIAGE.
10. CELEBRATE WITH A BEER - BECAUSE NO GREAT LOVE STORY STARTED WITH A SALAD.