(Closed) Wine as favors… has anyone done this?

posted 6 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are doing wine for our rehearsal dinner favors and our labels have the same color scheme/layout as our invitations and other paper with a personalized thank you note, wine flavor, and our wedding date on it…

You may want to check your area for wine making classes/workshops.  Our local homebrew shops have them and you can make your own wine over a 30-45 day period, bottle it, and then design your own label and it typically costs from $3 up/bottle depending on the type of wine you make.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definitely check with your venue before going any further! Liquor licensing laws are really weird. You might not be able to bring in your own wine, you might not be able to give it out until guests are exiting, or it might not be able to leave with the guests at all. It may be a venue-specific restriction (in many cities, if you get your liquor license then they change the laws, your license is “grandfathered” to still follow the rules that were in place at the time the license was issued, so two identical venues right next door to each other might have two separate sets of rules).

Plus there is the question of how to handle the guests under 21. You do not want to end up on the hook if a minor gets a bottle, drinks it, and goes out driving. Even if it’s not n the way home from the wedding, if you gave alcohol to a minor, you could be in big trouble.

Personally I love the concept, if you can work out the logistics, but maybe it’s better to give those to the bridal party and family members as gifts than to the whole guest list?

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Are folks traveling via air for your wedding? Wine would mean they either drink it or have to check luggage…something to keep in mind is if it’s a pain for them to get back home. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Adeline4:  We did ours in Lancaster, PA…the issue with traveling is you have to go back 3-4 times to do different steps, and sometimes it’s only for 15-30 minutes.  Definitely google “homebrew” and “wine making” in your area.  I actually found my place at bridal show; but then started seeing them everywhere.

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