Wedding banquets are best celebrated with cheers of happiness and good fortune from the people special to us. To prepare a proper wedding banquet, you should meticulously consider your food, but just as importantly, also your beverages. There are many, many kinds of drinks you can serve, but not all may suit your guests very well. Then there are also drinks that any guest can appreciate – and these are the ones you absolutely must serve. These include:
Grape juice, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice are your best options. These drinks are suitable for all ages and for people who don’t drink alcohol. If you’re having children on your wedding, they will love these quenchers because of their lively color and sweet taste. These drinks look more enticing if you include some fruit frills like cherries or slices of lemon or orange to add more texture to the drink. You can enhance their flavors with lemon zest and put shaved ice for an extra spark.
The best time to pour the wine is during the main meal. While your guests enjoy the dishes you’ve prepared, the wine will complement the flavors of the food and get your guests into livelier spirits. Red wine suits different kind of food, but is best paired with beef dishes, creamy soups and red sauce pasta. You can choose between Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir wines, which are the most common choices of red wines for wedding.
This traditional drink is usually served before the speeches and toast for the couple. You can also serve this when welcoming the guests. During meal time, it could be paired with “hors d’oeuvres” (before the main course) such as smoked salmon, shrimps, and the cake. There are varieties of champagnes to choose from. For example, there are those from Brut which has a dry consistency, and those from Demi Sec which has a sweeter taste.
Keep in mind that if you want to make your wedding more memorable, it’s best to have the original champagne made in the northern region of France. If you’re tight on the budget, you can get sparkling wines which are cheaper than champagne but note that no wine can truly substitute champagne. Take note that this is an exceptional moment for you, so it’s best to make it extraordinary with a bottle of champagne.
Of course, you can’t go without water, which is still the preferred drink of many people, especially by non-alcohol drinkers. In addition, you should also prepare a lot of soft drinks, since a lot of people enjoy this sugary concoction and find it a suitable partner for any type of food. You can serve bottled water or soft drinks in can per guest, or you can also serve them in a pitcher per table. As these will probably be the most consumed drinks of the night, make sure that you have ample supply.
There you have it, your guide to preparing your beverages for your wedding. Keep in mind that your guests would love everything that you will serve on your banquet and that you are the foremost reason of their celebration. Laughter and cheers will definitely abound in your party and having these drinks would add to the joyous mood of everyone.
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