For all of you wine fanatics out there, have you considered combining your day of celebration with your love of wine? Hundreds of couples every year plan wine-themed weddings; from destination weddings in Tuscany, to simple but important details with wine bottles and corks.
Even if your plans don’t take you to Napa or Bordeaux, it is very easy to share your love of wine with your guests at the wedding. I think these save-the-date cards are modern and eye-catching & send a preview of the day!
Begin with a wine and cheese cocktail hour. Have a beautiful cheese display of your favorite varieties of cheese. Also, plan to have passed wine, I suggest choosing three reds and three whites to give guests plenty of choices.
Next, your reception decor can make guests feel as if they are in a romantic vineyard with decorations such as candles, vines, grapes and wine bottles. Focus on colors such as greens, deep purples and creams to bring out the wine feel. A fun idea for your table names would be to name each table a different variety of wine. At each table have a fun wine fact about the style of wine their table is named after.
After your engagement, start collecting all of your friends’ and family’s old wine corks! Use these for your escort cards. This will be a creative DIY idea that will continue to add to the theme of the day!
Talk with your caterer or chef about wine pairings throughout the meal. Introduce a new wine with each course that matches in flavor and enhances your guests experience! If possible, the servers could help educate everyone on the wine and why it goes well with the food being served. Your family will appreciate the gesture and love learning more about wine while they enjoy the tasty food before them.
Leave your guests with sweet (or dry) memories from your day with personalized wine bottles as favors.
Good luck in planning your romantic wine-paired evening. I wish you delicious food—and wine to complement! In conclusion:
“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”
— André Simon