Claire and Brian decided to give each of their guests a delicate gold rimmed wine glass as a gift to remember their wedding celebration. This was a clever way to give a nice gift since they applied the money that they would have spent on renting toward buying the glasses. The wine glasses were set at each place setting, with a hand written note tied to the bottom so everyone would know that the glass was a gift. They filled each one with a couple chocolate treats wrapped up in a pretty gold package. It was lovely!
At another wedding I photographed last summer, Holly and Jay also gave wine glasses as their gift. They approached it differently and had a variety of glasses in different shapes and sizes that each guest could choose from. The glasses had different quotes printed on vellum paper tied to the stems. Together they selected a variety of their favorite quotes about love and marriage (some were sweet and some were pretty funny). Holly said she started buying the glasses 6 months before the wedding. Whenever she would see a good deal at a store, she would buy a set. She kept her eyes peeled for small sets with interesting shapes and patterns. Since she wasn't going to have matching glasses she wanted each one to be a little different. Her guests loved the gift. Everyone was reading their quotes to each other and comparing glasses as they visited during the sunset cocktail hour.
To see more vino wedding inspiration check out Sweet Thing #6.