Miniature or half bottles of wine are becoming a firm favourite wedding bomboniere, especially for wine loving couples or those holding their wedding at a winery.
Follow these five tips if you are thinking about using bomboniere wine.
Are you having a cocktail or sit-down dinner reception?
Choose a significant wine
If your wedding reception is held at a winery it shouldn’t be hard to find a significant bomboniere wine; you can just use one that is made on site. Other ways to make your wine significant are to use wines that have been served with the wedding breakfast, find the wine that the two of your drank on your first date or the night of your engagement, or choose a wine that is local to the area you grew up.
Personalise your bomboniere wine
Many companies offer personalised labels for your bomboniere wine, and you can have your names, the wedding date, and even a photo included on the bottle. Although this is a great touch, you may find companies that specialise in personalised bomboniere wine do tend to be quite expensive, and you may have less choice in types of wine.
If you are on a budget, try to source your wine bottles direct from a winery and simply tie a handmade label around the neck of the bottle with a personal note to each guest. You can make suggestions for when to drink the wine or what to drink it with.
Find something for all tastes
If you are looking for bomboniere wine, you may want to consider having a combination of red and white as most people have a preference for one or the other. You might consider giving white wine to the female guests and red wine to the men. You could also place a selection of bottle in a large basket at the exit to your reception venue and let guests choose for themselves.
Check that your venue allows bomboniere wine
Due to licensing laws not all venues will allow you to give out bomboniere wine at your wedding, so check this before you start shopping. If your venue won’t allow alcoholic bombonieres, you can always stick with the wine theme and give novelty wine bottle stoppers, a mini guide to wine, or a decorative wine bottle holder.
Consider how to present your wine
Although the wine bottle itself is a decorative feature, you should still consider some sort of wrapper or container, otherwise guests might think they are supposed to drink the bomboniere wine with their meal. A simple cellophane wrap with a beautiful ribbon is a stylish and economical choice, and a small wooden box filled with shredded paper is a rustic alternative. You can always look for chocolates that complement your bomboniere wine, but if you have space in your budget it might be better to upgrade the quality of the wine instead.
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