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Wine Lover Weddings

Are you an oenophile? If so, then combine your love for each other with your love of wine and share your knowledge with your guests!

One interesting idea is to replace the standard open bar with wine tasting stations. Check with your favorite wine store or vineyard about the availability of hiring an expert or two to help serve. Choose wines that have special memories for you and your fiancé! Your guests will love choosing their own wine. And you will now have new memories to associate with a favorite vineyard!

When choosing your decorations, consider using the rich colors of burgundy and chardonnay as accent colors to your reception hall. Tables can feature centerpieces that include grapevines and grapes with a beautiful candle in the middle. At each place setting include a personalized wine glass engraved with your names and wedding date for an extra special touch. Another great idea for a wedding favor is a wine bottle stopper. With so many different styles available, you are sure to…

The Tradition of Wedding Favors

Did you know?
It is widely believed that European aristocrats started the time honored tradition of giving wedding favors. The first wedding favors were tiny boxes made of porcelain or crystal called bonbonniere. These boxes often contained a cube of sugar or other small confectionery. Because sugar and other sweets were rare and expensive, wedding favors were only given out by the wealthy.
Over time, as sugar became more readily available and less expensive, even couples of modest means adopted the tradition of giving wedding favors as a sign of the couple's appreciation. In fact, tradition states that the giving of gifts leads to years of good fortune.
With virtually thousands of products on the market today, deciding which wedding favor to give can be a daunting task. You want the wedding favor gift to be meaningful, yet practical. While your budget will be an important deciding factor, your guests will truly appreciate that you took the time to choose a meaningful memento of you…