Technically its already Spring and has been for a couple weeks, although winter has been particularly harsh this year. Wild flowers, birds chirping, short sleeve shirts and mini skirts are all popping up as April brings forth springtime fashion and... the celebration of Wedding Season! At Personal Wine, we're no stranger for the quest of the perfect personalized wedding gift.
If you've stumbled upon our site looking for information on the proper wines to serve at your wedding, then we'd love to help you with advice using a simple calculation that will save you time and money. The glass of wine is typically a two and a half ounce (2 oz) pour. There are 5 full glasses of wine inside every bottle. Unless your demographic is substantially different, you should forecast at least an 80% of the people at your wedding party will consume alcohol of some fashion. Most will have 1.5 drinks per hour, especially if dinner is to be served. This doesn't include champagne toast which is much easier to forecast using the same calculation above, except that you get 6 glasses per bottle. To make the process of understanding this much easier here is a simplified breakdown...
For a party of 100 people, lasting 4 hours, forecasting 80% of the attendees will drink wine, eighty (80) people will have at least one glass of wine per hour (probably a bit more) with a maximum of four-five glasses per person. To be on the safe side, without having too much wine at the end of the party, you should budget 60-70 bottles of wine. The most safe assumption is that 70% of all wine drinkers stick with red wine or move to beer & hard liquor. We recommend that parties of 100 purchase four-five cases of red wine and two cases of white. You'll need exactly 20 bottles of champagne or sparkling wine for the toast.
If the calculations above got you dizzy, the next part is the most fun. Every year, our wedding business gets substantially larger as brides and grooms stumble around looking for the best wedding favors at preferably favorable prices. Personal Wine has you covered! We'll label or engrave any wine in our menu at a price that's not only going to make you smile, it rewards your bridesmaid or groomsmen for their commitment you. At the end of the day, if you ask yourself "What would I want?" you'll hear yourself answering "Something I will use or enjoy." This is why at Personal Wine we always say that a gift of custom labeled wine is the gift of class and taste combined, that will surely be enjoyed by everyone...
Congratulations on your celebration, and we sincerely honor your business!
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