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April 14, 2016 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Make your wedding your own with craft wine

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion long anticipated by every couple preparing to tie the knot. Making your day memorable is essential, not just for you, but also for your friends and family who will join you to celebrate your special day.

When planning your wedding, like all couples, you will want to add your own personal touch. A popular DIY wedding trend you might not know about is making your wedding wine yourselves! Winemaking is actually much easier than you might think, and it also goes a long way to help out when your budget gets tight.

Craft-and-cork-wedding-reception-wineAnyone who has planned a wedding knows that expenses start to add up very quickly.  Wine is the one thing that no one wants to run out of at any party, never mind a wedding.  But, depending on your guest list, the wine can really flow…and quickly! Making your own wedding wine is a good way to ensure you have enough bottles to last throughout the night, without having to skimp elsewhere.

The other great thing about making wedding wine is it gets the party started long before your actual big day.  Making wedding wine is a fun DIY project you will want to do together, or even with your whole wedding party.  And, what most people don’t realize is that making great wine is actually very easy when done at an RJS Academy retailer, where in many cities they can help make the wine right in the store.

craft-and-cork-wedding-wine-bottleThe winemaking specialists at RJS Academy stores will give you excellent advice on the most popular wine styles, not only to please your guests’ palates, but also to pair with your wedding dinner. They will also tell you how many bottles you will need to last the whole night – even if the wedding goes well into dawn.  And for an extra special touch, they will help you design personalized bottle labels.  Your guests will appreciate the thought and effort that went into every detail of your wedding, right down to a hand crafted and personalized bottle of wine.

Another great idea is to send each guest home with their own bottle of craft wine at the end of the night as a wedding favour, requesting them to make a short video for you when they open the bottle. Not only does this allow your guests the opportunity to enjoy another bottle of your wine, but it also gives them a chance to thank you and wish you well in your marriage.

When planning a wedding, every couple finds their own unique ways to make their day both personal and special. Making your own wedding wine adds a personal touch that guests will remember and appreciate, whether it for serving to guests with dinner or to be given away as a wedding favour.  Visit your local RJS Craft Winemaking store and see just how fun and easy it is for yourself!


*When planning to serve craft wine at your wedding, since legalities around serving craft wine differ in every jurisdiction, talk to your local RJS Academy retailer to learn the details around the laws in your province or state.

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