Refreshing Reception Cooler Ideas
The versatility of an outdoor wedding reception allows for many creative and unique additions.
One of the latest trends we’re seeing is the use of interesting props to display and serve drinks. These props, ranging from bird baths to galvanized tubs, add to the overall atmosphere while providing cold refreshments. And as any event planner knows, presentation is just as important as taste.
Beat the heat at your outdoor reception with a frozen infused chiller or a converted canoe cooler.
This barrel was cut in half and converted into a rustic chic wine cooler. A floral arrangement atop a simple linen completes the design.
Bottles of rose were chilled in this stone bird bath for a post-ceremony toast.
As a nod to a nautical or beach wedding theme, consider converting a canoe into an oversized drink cooler.
Photo: Shell de Mar Photography
For this wedding, the couple served drinks on top of ice piled into a trough.
Photo: Weddings Illustrated
This frozen wine chiller was infused with cranberries and rosemary, but other herbs and flowers can be used to complement your wedding decor.
Photo: Sharon De La O
For a simple backyard affair, use a variety of galvanized tubs to label and display your drink options.
Modified Picnic Table
The middle plank in this picnic table was removed and replaced with a rain gutter.
Vintage Bath Tub
Photo: Alixann Loosle Photography
For a vintage celebration, try repurposing an old wash tub or clawed bath tub.
This distressed wagon was converted into a nostalgic and fun drink cooler.
Another great cooler on wheels idea: the wheelbarrow. Decorate it with flowers or a banner for a personal touch.
Bring in a vintage truck and put the spacious bed to good use. It’s perfect for a country or Southern affair.