Most of us want to make sure they have the best wedding ever. We want to make sure that everything goes smoothly and that the guests have a great time. One of the best ways to ensure that everyone has a great time is to serve amazing wines. However, this can be a little tricky. There are a lot of factors to consider when you’re buying wedding wines.

We’ve put together a guide to buying wedding wines to help you figure out what to buy and how much to buy.



How Many Guests Will There Be?

This is one of the most important factors that you should consider when you’re buying wedding wines. You’ll need to know how many guests there will be in order to know how much wine you’ll need to buy. You’ll also want to know how many glasses of wine each guest will drink on average. If you’re having a small wedding with only a handful of guests, you’ll probably only need a few bottles. However, if you’re having a big wedding with several hundred guests, you’ll probably need a lot more.

So let’s say the wedding will have 100 guests. If you divide the number of guests by 2.15, you should expect to get about 46 bottles of wine for the event. Make sure when you order to round up by the case. Just so you know, this works for all kinds of events.



What Type of Wine Should I Buy?

There are many different types of wine that you can buy for your wedding. You can get red, white, or sparkling wine depending on what you want and what type of food you’re serving. Some people prefer to buy a bottle of wine that they can share with their guests.

One type of wine that is almost mandatory is the Sparkling Wine or Champagne. One thing to keep in mind though is that as important as the Champagne toast is, most folks won’t drink more than a half-glass of sparkling wine. So unless your wedding attendees are all bonafide Champagne hounds, you don’t have to buy that much. You just need enough to fill glasses to halfway; about 1 bottle per 8-10 people. Use your leftover budget to afford higher quality wines!



There are many places where you can buy wedding wines. Some people prefer to buy their wine from a local store. However, if you’re looking for a good deal, buying online is a great option – you’ll be able to find the best deals on wine that way. You should also consider buying your wine from a Wine Estate if you want to save even more money.

Quinta dos Vales Wine Estate

Quinta dos Vales  is a Wine Estate located in the Algarve and not only does it offer top-quality regional wines but also wedding venues in the heart of a vineyard.

This well-established winery is known for its award-winning wine and unique sculptures scattered around the whole estate, guaranteeing a unique scenery for an unforgettable wedding. Combine both wishes – of an intimate destination wedding and you’ll find yourself the perfect venue in the Algarve, in the South of Portugal. Quinta dos Vales offers the chance to have a beautiful and romantic wedding in a Wine Estate , surrounded by vineyards, nature and the warmth of the sun.



To make the experience even fuller, it is the perfect opportunity to turn the wedding into a short vacation in the always-sunny Algarve for the guests, or simply choose to spend the wedding night in one of the villas or apartments located only a few steps away from the party.


This article was originally published in: Portugal Resident