Unless you are a wine enthusiast, selecting wines to serve up at your big day can be quite a daunting task. If you’re like a lot of couples, you probably want to find vinos that will please every palette whilst not breaking the bank- that’s where we come in! The Wedding team at Delamere Manor have pulled together a handy guide to help you find the best wine for your wedding celebrations, from the ceremony right through to the reception…
Select a Wine to go with the Season
A great way to select your wine is by considering the season your wedding will be taking place. If your wedding is outdoors and during the summer, white and rose wines will be more refreshing for guests, whilst red wine is ideal for the cooler months in autumn and winter.
Pair with your Wedding Breakfast
Another great way to help you select your wines is by looking at your chosen menu. The traditional rules are to pair white and rose wines with white meat and red wines with red meat. Ask your caterer for direction when it comes to pairing for each course.
Champagne for Toasts
When it comes to the wedding toasts, champagne and sparkling wines are usually the most suitable and ideally you want enough for each guest to have half a glass per toast. Remember- it’s always best to round up the number of bottles rather than down to avoid disappointment.
Consider your Theme
When you select your wedding theme, you create a unique aesthetic for the day- so why would the wine you select be any different? If you’re having a glamorous or vintage affair, opt for champagne! If you’re having a rustic, bohemian celebration, select a wine with wild fragrances and fruits! There are so many ways to ensure your wine compliments the overall theme for your big day.
Select a Wine for You
Get creative with your wine selection and choose a wine that celebrates who you are as a couple. You could serve the wine you shared on your first date, a wine from your favourite holiday destination or maybe even a wine from a location where you got engaged- remember, it’s always fun to think outside the box!
Delamere Manor is Cheshire’s most sought-after wedding venue. To find out more, including availability for 2022 weddings, get in touch with the Wedding Team at Delamere Manor on 01606 261361 or email us at [email protected]