Ask for your wedding wine as engagement party or wedding shower gifts #Parties & Showers#beverages#gifts#steal-this-idea#wedding shower January 22 | Guest post by hannahesmith Two boxes full of wedding wine! For our engagement party, we said that if people wanted to bring gifts, they could bring a bottle of wine that we could pour at the wedding. I also think this could work really well for beer lovers by having everyone bring a six-pack of beer for the wedding. I liked this idea because we really didn't need more stuff (we have a small apartment), and it gave some people who probably can't come to the wedding a way to feel like they are a part of it. Also, it's really scalable so people can spend as little or as much as they want. We also put out shipping tags and encouraged people to sign their names and write messages to us. Everyone seemed to embrace this idea and we received more than two cases of wedding wine. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by hannahesmith I live in Portland. I love cooking, graphic novels and adventures. http://pinterest.com/hannahesmith PREVIOUS Kim & Doug's artsy food truck wedding NEXT An evening wedding with a spiral aisle and both Pagan and Native American traditions Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] This is a great idea! Adds a lot of variety to the offerings too. We actually have a family member who makes his own wine as a hobby, so his gift to us was two cases of it to serve at our reception. It was a big hit. 1 agrees Reply At our wedding, we asked people to not bring gifts & instead make charity donations but we also included a footnote on our invites saying that if people really wanted to bring us something, wine would be great to keep the party flowing. We quoted a Richard Thompson song too; "I don't mind the red wine or the pick up line, so long as it's cheap", to let people know they shouldn't spend much! 1 agrees Reply This is a wonderful idea! My fiancee and I are planning our engagement party for next month. How did you word your request for wine in the invitation? 3 agree Reply My future Mother in Law sent out the invitations. We choose the following language "Your presence is their gift, but if you like to bring a bottle of wine the couple will gladly pour it at their wedding." 4 agree Reply We did the same thing, and we had so many bottles donated that there were at least a dozen left over after the wedding! People loved being able to provide their favorite type of wine (including non-alcoholic), while also contributing to the wedding. 1 agrees Reply That's a sweet idea 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.