Post # 1
For the reception, I was debating buying some corkcicles for the white wine on top of putting them on the tables right before the reception starts (so they would have been chilled up until this point). I was thinking I’d go back to Bed Bath and Beyond multiple times with that 20% off coupon (so $18.50 each) and then re-sell them after to keep costs down. BUT will guests appreciate this? Or find the corcicles annoying to pull out of the bottle every time they want to pour wine? I’d only do this for white wine because I’d be concerned about people staining their clothes with the red wine.
I won’t need an ice bucket at the tables
If I skip ice buckets guests will be able to have chilled white wine without using ice
It’s a neat conversation piece
I can get them in colors to match the theme
Has a lot of positive reviews on Amazon from users
This will probably only stay cold for the first bottle of wine, but if they go to get another it will be freshly chilled out of the ice
Cost ($18.50 each and there would be one for each of the 8-9 tables)
They might accidentally get thrown out? They need to be collected at the end of the night
Removing such a long cork every time you go to pour wine might be annoying/messy
It has lots of reviews on Amazon
Post # 3
I say annoying and messy:)
Post # 4
I like the idea, but I don’t think it’s worth $18.50 each if they will only be able to chill the first bottle of wine. I’m not gonna lie, I really want to get one of these for my kitchen now. I always forget to put white wines in the fridge.
Post # 5
I have a couple of these and they’re pretty good but they don’t keep the wine as chilled as an ice bucket would, and they are kind of annoying to keep taking out of the bottle all the time.
Plus, any wedding that I have been to, the bottles don’t stay open for long before the wine is all gone 🙂
Post # 6
@lifegirl: This: annoying and messy, wouldn’t do it.
Post # 7
It’s an interesting idea, but could be really messy. Ice buckets are cheaper, simpler and you can sell them after.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
Awesome concept and GREAT gift idea (seriously, just bookmarked your link!!) but I think they could get messy and a little annoying at a wedding when being handled by a lot of guests – and are they made out of glass? I’d be a little concerned that they could get broken. Also, guests who haven’t seen them before might get confused and think a server needed to come by and open the bottle…
Post # 9
I think it would be alot of hassle.
However, if you do decide to get them, check ebay first, I’m seeing some for $16.50 with free shipping.
EDIT – We are using ice buckets, and we’re going to make heart shaped icecubes to put in the buckets. There is also a fridge in our venue, so we plan to chill it overnight then put it in ice buckets.
Post # 10
If there are even two people at a table drinking white wine, it won’t last long enough to worry about it.
I wouldn’t spend the money.
A simpler idea would be to chill terracotta tiles in the ice then place one of them under the bottle of wine.
Post # 11
I think you’re going to have a hard time reselling those.
Also, I think they would be annoying and messy.
Also, we had white wine at our tables, and if the bottle is appropriately chilled beforehand, it is fine to leave it on the table without an ice bucket. It’ll be gone in like 10-20 minutes anyway.
Post # 12
I love my Corcicles but this would be very costly as I doubt anyone would buy them used after the wedding. Also, they might in fact get thrown away…I almost threw one of mine away once. I left it in the bottle and put it in the recylcing bin. Luckily I remembered later though!
Post # 13
Thanks everyone! I’ll skip them and stop overthinking the wine situation.
Post # 14
@julies1949: love this idea with the tiles!!
Post # 15
@lovelyduckie: I would not bother with these. We have one, and it looks cool but it honestly doesn’t do anything and heats up rather quickly.
Post # 16
I say people honestly won’t care if their table wine is perfectly chilled, because most people just care that there’s wine! 😉