Lemonade is a deliciously refreshing beverage to serve at a spring or summer wedding! It’s budget-friendly, too, since it’s non-alcoholic. Plus it’s versatile enough to be a hit whether you’ll be having a rustic, vintage, retro or modern wedding theme. It all depends on how you present and serve it.
Maybe on a nostalgic “lemonade stand” booth built from wood planks? A quaint, vintage-style dresser? A chic and compact bar cart? Or even a simple wedding welcome table? All delightful and totally doable, as our examples and product picks below will show. (*this post contains affiliate links)
Easy Lemonade Stand Setups to Inspire You
Wedding Welcome Drinks Table – How inviting is this simple display we found at Oh My Omiyage. Mason jars filled with lemonade are arranged in rows on a cloth-covered buffet table, with the heart cutouts on each straw doubling as escort cards for the guests’ seating!
Elegant Bar Cart Display – Wheel out your bar cart for the occasion (or borrow one or request your caterer to supply one) and your lemonade stand goes instantly chic. Just add a climbing flowering vine for a boho or spring garden effect, as in this lovely setup from Flutter Mag. And in case you’d like a spiked wedding drink, the post includes a recipe for the raspberry lemonade cocktail shown.
Lemonade Stand for Rent – Prefer to have something ready to use? Why not try renting a traditional, throwback-style lemonade stand from vendors like Rhapsody Rentals. Inquire whether these include juice dispensers, as well as lemon-themed bunting, centerpieces, and other accents. If not, you can always DIY the decorations (see our product picks below).
Rustic Farmhouse Look – Channel the laid-back, country air of a farm wedding into a beverage station on a wooden farm cart, as shown here by The JDK Group. Use wooden crates, old shelving, and wire baskets to add authentic charm to the display.
Low on Cost, High on Appeal Display – Take a tip from Fynes Designs and create a delightful lemonade stand on a budget! Clever cost-saving ideas include using just a large juice dispenser on a galvanized iron tray, then decorating with ribbon, twine, fabric scraps, and flowers in a painted mason jar.
Happy Vintage Hodge Podge – Vintage Y’all shows how you can bring together an assortment of old-style odds and ends for a truly unique lemonade stand. Look through your stash of everyday objects (kitchen crockery, glassware, serveware, table linens, old frames). Then, arrange them around your lemonade supplies on a bright yellow table.
Modern Lemonade Stand on an Outdoor Bar Cart – This piece for outdoor entertaining from Wayfair would be an ideal base for your lemonade stand. Even beyond the wedding, it’s also versatile enough to suit any themed backyard getaway you may create in your home!
Multi-flavored and Multi-colored – Take advantage of the fresh fruits of spring and summer to not only flavor your lemonade selection, but to brighten up the entire display as well. Line up glass juice jars to show off the different colors, as One Charming Party did, matched by mini baskets of actual berries and fruits and a tassel fringe garland.
From Southern-style to Bohemian – Although lemonade (along with sweet iced tea) is a Southern beverage staple, it can fit right in to any wedding theme. In this bohemian beach wedding from The Knot (Ian Joseph Jones Photography), a dispenser in a galvanized metal tray is simply surrounded with glass goblets. No fuss refreshment!
Decked Out on a Dresser – For this Beverly Hills wedding styled by Scheme Events (Chelsea Nicole Photography), the lemonade stand gets a luxe treatment. Recreate this look by arranging beverage dispensers and a tiered rack holding juice bottles on top of a vintage-style dresser. The drawers come in handy, too, for holding serving supplies.
Wooden Market Cart on Wheels – Another adorable option is to hire a quaint market cart, like this charmer from Mary May Occasions. Find a local supplier near you and inquire about a fully-stocked cart with lemonade supplies, or a bare one that you can then stock and decorate yourselves.
Lemonade Stand Essentials: Our Editor’s Picks
With just these basic furniture, serveware, and decorative items, you can create a lemonade stand station that’s sure to be a hit at your wedding! (Note: If you prefer not to purchase the larger items like furniture, you can always borrow or rent these.) Please see descriptions and links below.
1 – Libbey Acapulco 2-Piece Glass Pitcher Set – This large-capacity, round based glass pitcher from Pier1 Imports is just the thing for serving a crowd of guests.
2 – Double Mason Jar Chalk Note Drink Dispenser – Rustic-chic is the look of this pair of juice dispensers from Pier1 Imports, whether your theme is French country or American farmhouse. The wrought-iron stand provides height, while the chalkboard labels are a practical touch.
3 – Faux Lemon, Succulent and Ivy Wreath – For a lovely lemon-y statement piece, you can’t go wrong with dressing up your stand with this stunning wreath from Pier1 Imports.
4 – Mason Jar Mugs with Handle (set of 4) – Guests will get a kick out of sipping lemonade from these country-style mugs with straws. Sold by Lily’s Home and Fulfilled by Amazon
5 – Small Beverage Napkins (5″ x 5″ – Yellow – 50/Pack) – Such an easy way to add a pop of color to your drinks display. Sold by JAM Paper & Envelope and Fulfilled by Amazon.
6 – Farm Fresh Country Lemonade Throw Pillow – In place of a framed sign, why not have a decorative throw pillow announce what your station has to offer? By GrudaHomeDecor, via Zazzle.
7 – Vintage Inspired Tray Serving Set – So pretty to pass around lemonade glasses on, while also being another alternative sign idea! Ships from and sold by Overstock Xpress, via Amazon.
8 – Galvanized cake stand – Pile fresh lemons onto this farmhouse-inspired food stand from Pier1 Imports for an eye-catching accent piece.
9 – Farmhouse White Basket – Another attractive display option for lemons on your beverage station, from Pier Imports.
10 – 18-piece Drinking Glasses Set – For a larger crowd of guests, it makes sense to invest in glasses in bulk like these. Sold by Gifts4allusa and Fulfilled by Amazon.
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