43 Best Wine Themed Wedding Ideas

Brides: if you’re planning a wine themed wedding, this is the post for you! We’ll tell you the best wine themed wedding venues, share our favorite guest book alternatives, give you tips on gift ideas for your wedding party, and more. You can even try your hand at a few clever wine themed wedding DIYs. Plus, to kick-start your planning into gear, we’ve teamed up with Vetrina del Vino to offer a beautiful wine themed gift for one lucky reader’s home. What is it? Read on to find out…

Wine Wedding Ideas

1. Plan your wedding in a vineyard.

vineyard venue - wine themed wedding ideas
vineyard venue - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: jake and necia photography via style me pretty

2. Or, plan a wedding at a winery, the perfect indoor setting.

winery reception - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: augie chang via style me pretty

3. Send cork save the dates.

cork save the dates - wine themed wedding ideas

cork country cottage

4. Send amazing wine themed wedding invitations.

wine themed wedding invitations - wine themed wedding ideas

ruffhouse art

5. Select cork boutonnieres for groomsmen.

cork boutonniere - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: genevieve leiper

6. Serve wine bottles as favors.

wine wedding favors - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: heather parker

7. Have custom napkins made.

Include a cute saying, like “Eat, Drink & Be Married” or “May Your Glass Always Be Half Full”.

8. Plan a wine-tasting during cocktail hour.

See if a sommelier from the winery can assist.

9. Save a bottle of wine from the wedding for your one-year anniversary.

Place it in one of these for safe-keeping.

monogrammed wine box - wine themed wedding ideas

pnz designs

10. Have guests sign a wine barrel instead of a guest book.

wine barrel guest book - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: kissed by tammy, planned by amy bridges events

11. Or, have guests sign wine bottles with this.

wine bottle guest book - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: logan walker photo

12. Instead of table numbers, use names of wine (Merlot, Moscato, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, etc.)

13. Pick a color palette that incorporates a deep, wine color.

This napkin is one such example, spotted here.

wedding place setting - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: millie holloman

14. Have your photographer capture a ring shot, like this.

wedding ring shot on top of corks - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: cheryl joy miner

Then, have it framed and display in your bar or kitchen after the wedding.

15. Use corks as escort card holders.

Use this to make a notch for the card to sit.

16. Serve wine, cheese, fruit, and crackers as appetizers during cocktail hour.

17. Place wine bottles in burlap bags as ‘table numbers’.

wine bottle table number bags made of burlap - wine themed wedding ideas

burlap wine table number bags

Burlap wine bottle bags spotted here.

18. Use escort cards made of cork, like these.

cork escort cards - wine themed wedding ideas

cork country cottage

19. Ask your girls to “be my bridesmaid?” with these cute wine glass tags.

be my bridesmaid wine glass tags - wine themed wedding ideas

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20. Fill wine boxes with flowers as decor.

wine boxes filled with flowers - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: love is a big deal via style me pretty

21. Give favors to guests that coordinate with your theme, like wine bottle stoppers.

22. Surprise bridesmaids with a wine box, bottle of wine, and scarf as a gift.

wine box for bridesmaid gift - wine themed wedding ideas

photo: linda chaja spotted here

23. Use an old wine crate or box as a makeshift card box.

24. Make a cork monogram.

Display at your wedding as decor and afterward in your home.

cork monogram - wine themed wedding ideas

via pinterest from project wedding, photo: aaron watson photography

25. Use faux grapes and burlap to create chair decor for your aisle.

grapes and burlap ceremony aisle decor - wine themed wedding ideas

26. Or place corks in a jar and hang from shepherd’s hooks.

corks in hanging glass from shepherd's hook for ceremony decor - wine themed wedding ideas

27. Wrap bridesmaid bouquets in these cork wraps and a pretty ribbon.

cork wrap for bouquet - wine themed wedding ideas

sofia invitations

28. Gift groomsmen with wine barrels (can be used as whiskey barrels, if they prefer).


via whiskey barrels

29. Make these cork-filled candles for reception tables.


via two twenty one

30. Use wine glasses as escort cards.

Paint wine glass stems with chalkboard paint and write the guest’s name and table number on each one (use this – it’s easier than chalk). Guests can take their wine glass home at the end of the night. Order wine glasses in bulk to save money.

use chalkboard paint on wine stems as escort cards - 43 best wine themed wedding ideasuse chalkboard paint on wine stems as escort cards - 43 best wine themed wedding ideasuse chalkboard paint on wine stems as escort cards - 43 best wine themed wedding ideas

31. Hang “Mr” and “Mrs” cork chair signs at your sweetheart or head table.


photo: jenna henderson

32. Learn how to cut wine bottles for candle holders.


33. Incorporate old wine bottles into your table decor.


photo: l. frisch photography via rustic wedding chic

34. Plan a honeymoon in Napa Valley.

Stay at bed-and-breakfasts. Drink wine and eat cheese. Relax in wine country.

35. Perform a wine ceremony during your wedding ceremony.

Instead of a candle ceremony, the couple nails the lid on a wine box which holds a wine bottle and letters written from the bride and groom to be opened on their 25th wedding anniversary.


photo: borrowed blue photography via united with love

36. Utilize wine barrels in your ceremony decor.


via boot hill

37. Make wine bottle torches for light at night.

Get a diy tutorial here.


photo: the moments of life via minnesota wedding

38. Offer ‘dancing shoes’ (flip flops) to guests.

Place them in an old wine barrel.


photo: joy marie photo via style me pretty

39. Have your ‘first look’ in the vineyard.


photo: the moments of life via minnesota wedding

40. Place succulents in a small wood box as centerpiece decor.


photo: christina diane via style me pretty

41. Have guests sign corks; place in this cork holder box and hang in your home.


wine cork holders

42. Buy bride and groom wine glasses for your engagement.

Use them for sipping before, during, and after your wedding. You may remember this as one of our favorite engagement gift ideas.


kenan hill

43. Use wine bottle table numbers (+ display your menu, too!)


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Wine Themed Wedding Giveaway!

This post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning one of our favorite wine bottle racks by the folks at Vetrina del Vino! And, thanks to them, you can enter for a chance to win a beautiful handmade wine bottle rack for your home. Here’s what it looks like…


This wine rack values at $60. It hangs vertically on a wall and holds up to 12 full bottles of wine. Wine rack measures 31″ tall and is about 21″ wide with wine bottles in place. Wine not included. Hardware for hanging is included for drywall installation (can also be installed over any substrate).


Between 11/7-11/13/13 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win this vertical wine rack. Use entry form below to enter. One lucky winner will be randomly selected on 11/14 and announced on this blog. Winner will be announced via email. Winner has 72 (business) hours to respond to email. Winner must claim prize within 6 months. Free shipping included to U.S. only. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Wine rack is handmade using coppper and wood. Good luck!

Happy Planning!


Are you planning a wine themed wedding? What idea or ideas will you be using?

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