Budget-Friendly Wines for the Wedding

Searching for a little “something blue” to add to your festivities? Consider the new La Marca Prosecco mini-bottle, affordably priced at about $5. With its chic blue label and silver accents, it’s not only a perfect fit for bridal showers, bachelorette parties and rehearsal dinners but also as a fun wedding guest favor. You can also dress up your tables with the larger, traditional-size bottles (visit the Store Locator at lamarcaprosecco.com for product availability).

la marca processo

Another popular sparkling wine, Mumm Napa Cuvée M ($22), has an elegant blue and gold label. With its touch of sweetness, it pairs perfectly with the wedding cake, cupcakes or any other desserts at your reception.

mumm napa cuvee m

If you’d rather match your bottles to a pinkish-rose décor, you’ll love the rich coral color of the Mumm Napa Brut Rosé. Its red fruit favors make it the ideal choice to serve with foods ranging from grilled salmon to country ham to spicy Italian and Asian dishes.

mumm napa brut rose

Both wines are nationally available, or you can purchase directly from mummnapa.com/shop. And be sure to check out their handy wedding wine-pairing table, as well as their guide to help you determine the quantity you’ll need for your wedding — a lifesaver when you just have no idea how much wine you’ll need to purchase for your guests.

For those tying the knot this summer, Chandon introduces their third “American Summer” limited-edition bottle in striking patriotic hues.

moet and chandon american summer

This iconic Napa Valley sparkling wine is a great choice for a 4th of July wedding or for any indoor/outdoor summer celebration, whether at the beach, lake, mountains, ranch, country club or even in your own backyard. Available Memorial Day through Labor Day, the 187 ml mini-bottle will retail for $8.00 and the 750 ml for $22-$24. It’s available at select retailers and at chandon.com.

To make the party even more festive, Chandon has partnered with renowned designer Jonathan Adler, who has created fabulous limited-edition serving trays in a vivid red, white and blue print of interlocking anchors that perfectly complement the bottle’s wave design.

moet and chandon american summer

The trays are available in 9x11-inches and 11x17 inches at jonathanadler.com and in select Jonathan Adler stores. So get the fireworks ready — it’s going to be a summer of fun!

—Diane Forden


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