Wine for Weddings: How to Choose the Perfect Bottle for Your Big Day

Your wedding is a very special day, and you want everything to be perfect. Among choosing a venue, the dress, and your bridal party, selecting the right wine is also an important part of your wedding planning. With many different types of wines available, it can be overwhelming to pick the perfect bottle for such a momentous occasion. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for choosing wine for your big day!

Wine For Weddings Tip 1: How Will It Be Served?

First, think about how the wine will be served. Are you only incorporating wine for the champagne toast? Will wine be served throughout the entire reception? Are you creating a signature cocktail or serving wine with dinner? Knowing the parameters of how the wine will be served will help you determine if you need to provide one variety for a toast, multiple varieties for each course, or just one bottle that fits all.

Wine For Weddings Tip 2: Consider the Food

The next thing to consider when selecting wine for your wedding is what type of food will be served. Are you having a plated dinner with multiple courses? Will there be hors d’oeuvres or a buffet? Knowing the type of food you are serving will help you choose the right type of wine to pair it with. Some general guidelines for food and wine pairing include white wines for lighter fare such as fish and seafood, reds for heavier dishes like steak, and sparkling wines like RayLen’s Fizzy Rosé or Fizzzy Bluzberry or champagne for desserts or as a welcome drink.

Wine For Weddings Tip 3: Think About Your Guests

When choosing wine for your wedding, it’s important to think about the preferences of your guests. You likely won’t be able to please everyone with one type of wine, so try and provide options that will appeal to both red and white wine drinkers. Additionally, keep in mind any guests who may have dietary restrictions or allergies; it might be helpful to provide some non-alcoholic alternatives as well.

Wine For Weddings Tip 4: What Season is the Wedding?

When selecting wine for your wedding, consider the season in which it will be held. Wines to serve in the summertime tend to be lighter and more refreshing, such as RayLen Vineyards & Winery’s Rosé of Cabernet Franc or White Carolinius. In the winter months, you may want to go with bolder red wines such as RayLen’s Red Carolinius or Reserve Petit Verdot. RayLen’s flagship red, Category 5, is our most popular wine and is always a crowd pleaser no matter the season

Wine For Weddings Tip 5: Tie It into a Theme

Consider tying the selection of wine for your wedding into a theme. If it’s an outdoor ceremony or a rustic reception, you may want to select wines with earthy undertones like Cabernet Franc. If you have an elegant ballroom affair, then perhaps opt for varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon or Riesling

Wine For Weddings Tip 6: Determine How Much Wine You Will Need

Once you’ve selected the types of wines to serve at your wedding, it’s important to determine how much wine each guest will need. Generally, there is about five ounces per serving for red wines, four ounces for white and rosé wines, and seven ounces for sparkling wines. Consider the number of guests attending and calculate accordingly. If you’re unsure how much wine to get, it can be helpful to contact a local winery or distributor who can give you more information on portion sizes.

Wine For Weddings Tip 7: Be Budget Conscious

When selecting wine for your wedding, it’s important to consider your budget. Keep in mind any discounts that may be available through bulk purchases. Choosing wisely can help save some money and leave more room in your budget for other things like flowers or decorations!

Whatever you choose for your special day, make sure that it is something that you will enjoy! The perfect bottle can add an extra layer of magic to your big day and create lasting memories for years to come. 

RayLen Vineyards & Winery: So Much More Than Wine

Did you know RayLen Vineyards & Winery has so much more to offer your wedding than just wine? If you’re looking to book your wedding at RayLen Vineyards, we have multiple locations available for your ceremony and reception. Additionally, we provide gorgeous spaces specifically tailored for wedding party gatherings. Just take a look at the beautiful bridal suite photos by Ashley Foreman Productions below!

For the wine lovers, we offer a selection of delicious wines and personalized services to help you plan everything from tastings to glassware selection. At RayLen Vineyards & Winery we’re here to make your wedding dreams come true. Learn more about our weddings or give us a call at 336-998-3103 today – we can’t wait to hear about your special day.

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