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My favorite gentleman and I met when were 11 years old, and started out as friends. Early in our planning we decided to have some nods to friendship and childhood present at our wedding; our cake has in bold capital letters “FIRST COMES FRIENDSHIP” and our “guestbook” is an 11×17 sheet of paper with a rainbow of balloons on it.

In the process of cleaning our apartment, I noticed just how many flavor syrups we have that you can put into milk. Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla and Coffee. Then I realized just how many varieties of milk there are; skim, 1%, 2%, whole, soy, and lactaid. Immediately, I thought to myself

“A milk bar!”

It was such a fun idea, and so affordable. We plan on using a 4 foot table and setting it up like a buffet; get a cup, pour yourself a glass of milk, add syrup if desired, stir and enjoy! We’re still going to have an open bar, but this way, kids and non-drinkers can enjoy the process of choosing a beverage too.

For our wedding we are anticipating ~80 guests
5 gallons of milk (makes 80 eight-ounce glasses) = $4 x 5 = $20
4 flavor syrups (Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla & Coffee) = $3 x 4 = $12
2 powdered flavoring (Ovaltine, malt) = $5 x 2 = $10

Total Cost = $42 for a wedding of 80 guests

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About Denise

I'm Denise, and in May of 2013 I'll be marrying my best friend of over a decade. By the time we get married, we'll have had a 2 year engagement. I also post on my own blog http://theurbancheapskate.blogspot.com

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  • Lisa E.

    Such a cute idea!

  • Sandra

    How are you solving the problem of keeping the milk cold? And will you have a server or someone watching the table? (I’ve seen adults do some pretty nasty things at self-serve stations, and some pretty big spills.) This sounds like fun!

    • Denise

      We have 2 large metal buckets that we plan on filling with ice and keeping the milk in them. I think we’re going to use 1/2 gallon bottles to reduce the possibility of spills.

      In regards to keeping the station clean; our wedding is fairly small (~70 guests, maybe even less), and we’ve hired a college student to clean up and do some other light tasks. He’s going to make sure the milk bar doesn’t get gross.

  • Krisstin

    This is such a great idea!