Stripey Straw Bandwagon: I Am on It.

I know everyone and their mom has heard about these striped paper straws but I just couldn’t help myself.



I’m so happy that this is a wedding/party trend that has swept the nation because it meant that it was easy to find them sold in bulk. At first, the plan was to use this in adorable mason jars, garnished with mint or citrus slices, but seeing as no part of our wedding is outdoors, it didn’t seem to work quite as well with our style. That didn’t stop me from gathering inspiration photos like this, however:

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Check out that adorbs nail polish!

After we set aside the mason jar idea, I started thinking about other fun drinks that would be worthy of our stripey straws. That was when I came across this photo:

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I love the addition of color that old fashioned sodas come in and wanted to offer something a little special in the drinks area since we’re having a dry wedding (cue the gasps), due to venue restrictions. The only problem now is sourcing the sodas. It would be amazing to find a local place since shipping is going to cost so much for the drinks but despite my Googling super powers, I’m having a lot of trouble finding one.

Does anyone out there know where can I get fun, colorful bottled sodas in Nashville?


Mrs. Crepe

Queens, NY/Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2011

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    magic 640 posts, Busy bee @ 3:34 pm

    I’m on this bandwagon too! Thanks everyone for posting their bargain sites!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:19 pm

    Would you go the extra (possibly crazy) step and get sodas in your wedding colors?

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 9:05 pm

    @Aimee: I’ll look into Izze.. sounds like they would be easy to find!

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 9:06 pm

    @Miss Pain au Chocolat: You know what’s funny? I didn’t actually think that was a crazy idea.. haha. I’d love to get them in our colors! Peachy pinks makes that easy, and I LOVE grapefruit!

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    redheadc2, Guest @ 9:59 pm

    Go to your local supermarket and talk to the manager. The sales rep for the brands can order anything they just need the manager’s OK.

    They can do an order for you and have it on a certain day if you let them know about 3 weeks in advance.

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    mscottoncandy 436 posts, Helper bee @ 11:16 pm

    We’re doing the same thing but with mexican sodas! Our caterer is providing the sodas but you can also get them at most mexican meat markets.

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 9:47 am

    @redheadc2: thanks for this tip.. I really want to get Spring Grove but they’re not stocked in Nashville, so I’ll try to find out about this!

    @Miss Cotton Candy: thanks for the tip!! Seems like there’re lots of mexican soda flavors out there!

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    husky 1750 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:05 pm

    Love it! This might be kind of random, but the Cost Plus World Market here has a bunch of colorful, unique beverages and bottles.

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 8:46 pm

    @Mrs. Husky: Thank you so much for the tip~ if there is one nearby I’ll def go there to check!

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    lady brett, Guest @ 11:49 am

    i don’t know much (anything) about nashville, but i suspect it’s big enough to have some mexican groceries – i’d highly recommend jarritos sodas if it’s color you want. also because they are awesome and come in lovely bottles. getting them in mass might require a special order, but i’m sure it could be done. for the full rainbow of options, check tis out:

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    crepe 331 posts, Helper bee @ 12:23 pm

    @lady brett: Oooh! Thank you for the link, I love that there’s a guava flavor!!!! And it’s pink!! I will DEFINITELY look into this.

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    Ellingston 3 posts, Wannabee @ 5:50 pm

    I know I’m way late for this post, but I did something similar to the different color sodas for my daughter’s birthday party. We purchased empty glass bottles (on the cheap!), Sam’s Club brand flavored soda water and food coloring. Different flavors of soda will get different colors, pour into the empty bottles….and voila! Beautiful multi-colored and multi-flavored soda!

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