Ginspiration - how to have a gin infused wedding
If you’re planning your wedding and looking for ways to involve the love of your life (Gin!) then read on my friend….
Your favourite gin bottle within your stationary design!
Look for a designer that can create something unique for you - this could be a watercolour illustration of your fave gin, or a fun gin quote.
Gin bottle table plan
In the year leading up to your wedding, either work your way through a whole collection of gins (sounds like fun to me!) or ask your local pub/bar if they will keep the empties for you once their done. You’ll need one for each table, plus something to display them on. This can be a vintage step-ladder, or hanging from a copper frame - get creative! Once you have your bottles, add a label with the names of guests on each table and voila! Your gin bottle seating plan is complete.
Gin scented candles
There are LOADS of different gin flavoured candles available now. Choose your favourite and have them burning throughout your day to add another element to the gin theme.
Signature gin cocktail
Signature wedding cocktails are becoming more popular. Ask your venue, or an experienced mixologist, to create a signature cocktail including your fave gin.
Either add a gin-flavoured layer or go all out and have your favourite gin bottle added to the design!
Need I say more?
Get married at a gin distillery.
There are distilleries throughout the UK that are available to hire for events. What better way to commit to the gin theme than hold your celebrations where the stuff is made?!
Gin miniatures as favours.
Make your own! Personalised labels.
Bulk buy a range of gin miniatures (look online if you struggle to find any) and add a name label to each. Guests can easily find their seat as well as enjoy a cheeky gin on you!
There are some fab mobile gin kitchen’s that you can hire for your wedding day. They’ll rock up and serve your guests throughout the afternoon, perhaps while you’re having your couple’s portraits taken. If you’re feeling creative then DIY!
Gin infused menu
An interesting way to incorporate gin is into your menu. Speak to your caterers about ideas that they might have, that will work with local and seasonal ingredients.
“We use gin distilled locally in the West Country to cure the salmon for these canapés, along with either beetroot or blackberries, depending on the season. Curing fish this way gives a wonderful texture and colour that really pops on the serving boards” - Jo, Queen and Whippet
Gin masterclass for your hen do
Gather your girls and check into a local gin tasting session. The Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire runs tours and cocktail masterclasses.
If you’re having a winter wedding then Juniper could be included in your bouquet and buttonholes. Have a chat with your florist about incorporating the Winter foliage.
Floral displays - large gin bottles filled with your favourite foliage
As well as using them in your table plan, pop gin bottles filled with foliage and flowers around your wedding venue to add to the decor. These could be used as table centres, added to the cake table or on the ends of rows of seats in the ceremony room.