When it comes to weddings, there are a lot of decisions to be made. And while many people focus on the venue, the dress and the food, very few think about the wine they’ll serve at their wedding.
The truth is, wedding wine should be taken just as seriously as any other aspect of the wedding. Your guests will remember the wine they drink at your reception long after they forget about what happened during the ceremony or what food you served them for dinner.
But how do you choose which wines to serve at your wedding? And how much should you spend? What if you don’t know anything about wine? Here are some tips and advice for picking out the perfect wines for your big day:
When it comes to picking your wedding wine, you have a lot of options. You can go with a traditional red or white, or you can get creative and make an impact with something new and unique.
White wine is the safest bet for weddings. If you’re not sure what kind of wine you want, then stick with white wine. It’s the most versatile and will pair well with most foods on your menu.
Red wine goes well with spicy food. If you’re having a spicy meal at your wedding, choose red wine as your drink of choice. Red wines can handle spicy food better than white wines can because they have more tannins in them that help cut through the heat of the food (and vice versa).
Champagne is perfect for toasts and other celebratory events throughout the night! Champagne is best served cold so it’s important that you keep it chilled in an ice bucket before guests arrive at the reception hall or start drinking it at cocktail hour if you have one planned before dinner service starts later on in the evening).
The location where the grapes were grown will determine which type of wine you end up with. For example, a Californian Chardonnay will taste very different from an Italian one. The same goes for Champagne or Burgundy – these regions have very different climates which affect grape growth and therefore the taste of their wines.
Consider Your Budget
Wine can be expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank to find a great bottle of wine. A little research will help you find wines that fit within your budget while still providing the quality and taste that you want your guests to enjoy.
Consider Your Guests’ Tastes
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from wine tastings, it’s that people have different tastes in wine! You may prefer dry reds over sweet whites or vice versa, but everyone has their preferences when it comes to what they enjoy drinking — so take those preferences into account when choosing your wedding wines!