If you’re planning a wedding and haven’t yet stumbled across the bubbly-wonder that is a ‘Pimp Your Prosecco’ station, then brace yourself…your wedding is about to be rocked. From your engagement party to the big day itself, this fun and fabulous feature is a wedding must-have. Give your guests the option of creating their own fizz cocktail with a drink station that’s as pretty as it is delicious.
Now we’ve sold you on it, how exactly do you pimp out your Prosecco? On the one hand, there are many suppliers out there who can take care of this for you. From renting out a drinks station, to asking a wedding planner or stylist to source one for you, you’ll barely have to lift a finger. There again, this gorgeous feature is easy enough to put together yourself. We’ve done a little hunting and have found you can purchase all the components you need without breaking the bank. Plus, you’ll be able to bring them back out at parties for years to come!
This task is also a great one to delegate to your bridesmaids or groomsmen, so why not forward on this link and let them do the hard work for you? 😉
So, where to begin?
Firstly, you’ll need a drinks trolley…
We’ve found two we absolutely adore at Dunelm. Both have a very different look and feel, and a very different price tag, but both are gorgeous and will get the job done.
Copper Effect 3-Tier Trolley, £12
(Just be sure to put some heavy-duty card or another stiff, flat surface down in the bottom of each tier for this one, to make sure your Prosecco is safe and stable!)
If you’re not sure about a whole drinks trolley, you can easily do smaller version with a pretty drinks tray, like this one from John Lewis.
Now you’ve got your station, it’s time to fill it.
Of course, you’ll need plenty of Prosecco, and some pretty glasses to serve it in. We love vintage-style champagne saucers, or flutes with a flair, like these gold-rimmed ones.
Next you’ll need to a variety of serving vessels to load up with fruit, cordials and liqueurs. It’s these delightful treats that guests will be using to pimp their Prosecco. We suggest serving a mixture of summer berries, along with some elderflower cordial, Aperol, and Chambord so your loved ones can create something individual to their taste.
Lastly, it’s those finishing touches that really complete the look.
Label up the bottles and vessels with little tags, so that guests know what each of the mixers are. Make a ‘Pimp Your Prosecco’ sign either by printing and framing some typography in a lovely metal frame like the one below, or writing up something bigger and bolder on a chalkboard. If you’re not sure about doing the calligraphy yourself, there are plenty of ready-made ones available on Etsy, many of which can even be personalised!
For the final finishing flourish, decorate your drinks station with fresh flowers and candles…and there you have it! A fabulous way to serve up refreshments. We promise your guests will love it.
Looking for the perfect bubbly to fill your drinks station? Check out our blog post on top champagnes to toast with.