The wine you choose to serve at your wedding is just as important as the flowers, the cake, the Canapés and other such details. It can feel somewhat intimidating for some people however, to choose the wine that will be served to all the guests on the big day. Here we have put together a few tips on how to choose the wine to serve at your wedding;
Choose a light wine
If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a wine that is light. In fact, light wines are recommended for weddings so they do not overshadow the Canapés nor the meal, and it will be a type of wine that is palatable to most people there. You certainly shouldn’t serve a wine that is an acquired taste to a large group of people, but select something more subtle instead.
Consider your wine budget
Obviously, considering the wine budget for your wedding is something that you should do in the very initial stages of planning. If you’re getting married here at Warwick House, our wedding planners can give you a lot of advice on the matter as you don’t want to have too little wine nor do you want to over-buy. Sit down with your planner and they’ll ensure you strike the right balance. At Warwick House, you will get wine included in your package, so enjoy getting to choose!
Select the right wine for your menu
It is usually standard to have both red and white wine available for guests during the meal, irrespective of white or red meat being served. It is a good idea however to ask the chef or caterer if they can recommend any wines that can be served with the meal, choosing something that will compliment the menu. This is also helpful if you are inexperienced when it comes to selecting wine, they may be able to give you a few choices and see which one you like best. And Rosé wine is also now popular too, so don’t forget about this one.
Undertake some wine tasting
Wine tasting can be a fun group activity, and is an excellent way to try out new wines and find your favourites to be served at your wedding. This can be done alone, or with your other half, however it can also be done in a group which means you can get other people’s opinions on them too. This is a nice job to delegate to perhaps the father or a sibling of the bride or groom, and delegating this job to someone with a bit of knowledge can take the stress off you.
Consider what your guests like
If your wedding party is largely tea-total, or mainly lager drinkers, then the wine you select may well be less important than if there are wine buffs in attendance. White and red wine should be made available, but it isn’t a rule that it should be the most important drink, so consider your guests and choose something in accordance with their overall preferences.