Choosing wines for a celebration
This might sound easy – but for the most part people will opt for something sparkling for a celebration such as a wedding or special birthday. This might be prosecco or champagne, but for the most part most weddings will only serve champagne as the first drink at the reception and will go on to other wines for the wedding breakfast.
One of the reasons for this is that a good quality champagne is very expensive so they won’t serve it continually. You could swap the champagne for a good quality prosecco. This will help you to save a lot of money for your celebration and you may be able to serve more of it.
If you are buying any wines or sparkling wines for your celebration then as a rule of thumb it is a good idea to allow for one bottle per person. Some people will drink more and some will drink less but this will help you to plan the amount that you need. Include in the total a few non-alcoholic beverages – remember that not everyone will want to have an alcoholic drink on the day.