If you’re thinking about purchasing your own wedding wines, then you’ve already taken a smart step forward. Buying your own wines can be very cost effective, but also a little a little daunting trying to please the tastebuds of many.

If your wedding is during the Summer months you’ll want to lean more toward crisp whites, rose, and light reds.

Firstly, let’s talk about how much wine you will need to buy. A general rule is 1 bottle between two guests (this should allow for left overs). If you have 100 guests, 50 bottles will be plenty… You’ll also need some champagne to toast. I would divide your total guest number by 7 (100 guests / 7 = 14 bottles), this should be enough to pour all 100 guests a half glass of champagne for the wedding toast.

Secondly, which varieties to buy… We’ve all been there, walking up and down the wine isle in the bottle store wondering where to begin! Everyone’s pallet is unique, so it’s best to have a variety of wines instead of an abundance of Sav Blanc.  I would suggest purchasing a crisp white, oaked white, rose & light red for the Summer months. My wine picks are below:

  • Sauvignon Blanc (crisp white)
  • Oaked Chardonnay (oaked white)
  • Rose
  • Pinot Noir (light/medium red)
  • Champagne (to toast)

How much you spend on your wedding wine is completely up to you. You can find some delicious wines for under $20! It’s a perfect excuse to get the girls together for a night of wine tasting!