What to Remember When Choosing Wine for your Wedding

Weddings are magical occasions but there is no escaping the immense amount of planning and preparation that is needed to make the day run smoothly and ensure that a great time is had by all. In terms of the food and drink for the big day, one of the biggest considerations is the wine that you choose for your wedding. This may seem like a small decision on the surface of things but it is important to remember that there are a number of factors to take into account when choosing wine for your wedding.

Let’s take a look at some of the main elements which you must remember when buying wine online for weddings:

Quantity:

The general rule of thumb to abide by when thinking about the right quantity of wine for your wedding is that it’s always better to have too much wine than not enough. It will be a touch embarrassing to run out of wine before the toast, for example, so always overestimate a little with your quantities. Generally speaking, you should legislate for each guest drinking between 1-1.5 bottles of wine during the course of the ceremony.

How Much to Spend:

The amount that you spend on a number of different factors – namely, the amount of guests who will be attending, the quality of wine purchased and the quantity of wine that you buy. Many wedding venues allow the bringing of your own wine but may charge a corkage fee – so, it is important to work out beforehand which method is more cost effective i.e. bringing your own wine or going with the venue’s choice of wine.

Type of Wine:

It is fairly traditional to have a sparkling wine for the ‘toast’ part of the wedding but wedding planner generally agree that it is sensible to offer wines of all variety during the ceremony i.e. red, white, rose etc, to cater to the different tastes of the guests and to ensure that you have a choice of wine that complements the menu of your wedding. Looking online will help you find good food and wine matches.

Hopefully the tips above will have helped to steer you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the wine for your big day. It is one of the many small decisions which combine together to create the perfect occasion for the bride and groom so it is clearly an important one to get right. Whether you buy wine online or use the wine list of your chosen venue, it is all about getting the best deal for you from your chosen wine merchants and providing your guests with a good selection of wine from which to choose.

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