You’re finally taking the plunge: congratulations!
It’s one of the happiest days of your life, and everyone who’s there is there to celebrate you. There are a lot of ways to celebrate, but really, what’s a wedding without wine?
When it comes to designing the wine list for your special day, there are a lot of factors to consider, but one of the most delightful ways to play with your selections is to match them with your wedding theme. Whatever theme you decide to go with is a representation of your personalities and what’s important to you both. Shouldn’t your wine selections also reflect who you are and what you love?
Your wedding theme can help you decide on the perfect wine, read on to find out more:
You are a hopeless romantic at heart: you fall hard and fast, and you put everything you have into your relationships. People might describe you as “lovey dovey” and your friends mock you with fake gagging sounds when you and your lover are being unabashedly adorable in public.
Your wedding is going to have flowers, and a lot of them. Your dress will be nothing short of stunning, and the guests will feel like they walked into a Victorian romance novel when they arrive.
Your wedding wine should be as devoted to happily ever after as you are, with soft notes that make you feel as warm and loved as your new partner. Something with gentle edges, like a silky Merlot, or a shy and delicate white zinfandel will meld perfectly into your big day, as if the wine pairing was always meant to be from the beginning. You simply can’t argue with fate.
Chic And Sophisticated
You are that person that everyone chatters about.
Your look is always on-point, from the shoes on your feet to your impeccably styled coif. You dress to impress, and it works. You are a confident social butterfly that thrives in any situation, and you can save the day like nobody’s business.
You have high expectations of your partner and your relationship, but you also have confidence that everything will work out perfectly as long as you give it the time and effort it deserves. You also have high expectations for your wedding planner and all of your vendors. Everything needs to be impeccable because you have been waiting for this day your whole entire life and you won’t settle for anything less. Your wedding is going to be the most impressive and the most talked about event of the year!
You need a wine that is equally as remarkable as you are.
You could go for something unique like an aged Chenin Blanc from South Africa or a vintage Cadillac Botrytis from France, something that took a lot of time to be made impeccably. You might also go for a more traditional wine like a Chardonnay or a Cabernet Sauvignon, but if you do you’ll scour the earth for the best available version that you can find.
You’ve always had an eye for the potential hidden underneath a rough surface. What other people might dismiss, you see as a diamond in the rough that just needs a little care. Your love life is the same: you are capable of seeing all of the best qualities in a person even when their guard is up. You know that the little bit of trouble it takes to dust something off is worth it, because you end up with the most unique and beautiful treasure you could ever imagine.
Your wedding will be full of things that are dear to your heart and you’re going to put a lot of time and effort into transforming all of the elements into something your own. No one’s wedding will ever be quite like yours, and you’ll find plenty of ways to re-use all of the wine bottles and wedding decor afterwards because it would break your heart to throw it all away.
You’re going to need a good vintage wine to go with your vintage wedding.
No matter where you look, keep an eye out for that one bottle that might have been forgotten on the shelf for too long. Other than that. you don’t need to be put in any boxes. Red, white, sparkling: it matters not. You’ll know the right one when you taste it.
Funky And Fun
Everything about you is loud and proud: from the way you turn heads when you walk into a room, to the way you dominate conversations with your witty and unique demeanor. You are truly unforgettable. When you see something that catches your eye you grab on and don’t let go, and you’ve got a knack for combining things that don’t usually go together and making them match up perfectly.
Your love life is as untraditional as you are.
When you and your partner got together, everyone said you were too different and that it would never work out, but you knew better. You saw through the initial clash and realized that once you two got close, you worked really well together. Besides, who wants to marry someone who’s just like themself, anyways? Boring!
Your wedding will be anything but boring, and so will your wedding wine pairings.
Go ahead and double fist those interesting pairings to your heart’s content: it’s your big day and you aren’t going to let society’s standards dictate how it should be.
You’ve got a soft spot for the simpler things in life.
From an old country road to a rope swing in the forest, you know that something modest and natural can still be beautiful. You have an appreciation for warm memories and nostalgia, and you like to surround yourself with things that remind you of home.
Your love life is uncomplicated and it may appear boring to those on the outside looking in, but you two are just so comfortable with each other that everything rolls off your backs as smoothly as a glass of sweet tea rolls down your throat on a hot summer day. You love coming home to a cozy hug, because you know your partner’s arms are the very definition of home sweet home.
Your wedding will be just as cozy, despite the fact that it will likely be held outdoors with many of nature’s elements incorporated. It will be the most welcoming ceremony anyone’s ever experienced, and your wine should make guests feel like they’ve just been wrapped in a warm embrace.
Consider going with an herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc or a locally sourced Honey Wine.
You’re the typical Type A personality: you’re always on time, you bring your best to the table no matter what you’re doing, and you never lose your cool. You know exactly what you want and you have no doubt that everything will work itself out in the end.
You might be with your high school sweetheart, or you might have fallen in love after meeting someone through a dating site that allowed you to set all the filters to only show you your perfect, ideal mates. Either way, you know each other so well it’s scary, and you also know exactly how your wedding day will go. Walk down the aisle in a long white dress, father gives away the pride, traditional vows are uttered, there’s a kiss and a triumphant stride down the aisle. Tradition to a T, because why would you mess with a good thing?
You’ll select your wedding wine in the same fashion. You already know exactly what you like so why even bother looking for something different? Just use your very favorite wine or two and everyone will be as satisfied as you are. And of course, you’ll do the traditional champagne toast at the end…
No matter what your theme or your wine end up being, they will be your own and you’ll have a wonderful wedding day.
Don’t forget to grab a special bottle of something a little dark and spicy to bring with you on your wedding night, along with some saucy tips for how to enjoy yourselves.
We at Social Vignerons say congratulations on your big day and wish you the best of luck for a long happy future together.
This guest post was written by Piper Kerrigan exclusively for Social Vignerons.
Piper Kerrigan is a baker, party planner, and freelance writer. She enjoys road trips and anything DIY. The only thing she loves more than a glass of good wine is her cat Sebastian.
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