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      04 Jun 2018

    Did you know that on 9th June, people worldwide will be celebrating ‘World Gin Day’ – need we say more?

    And what better way to celebrate the nation’s favourite spirit (as declared by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association in 2018), than by including gin into your wedding day decorations!

    Now it’s obvious that if you’re a lover of Gin, you may well wish to serve your guests a cooling G&T on arrival, but have you considered taking it further and basing the whole wedding on a Gin theme?

    Some of our past Ufton couples have had some fab-gin-ous ideas…

    Gin drinks table at the wedding reception


    Probably one of the easiest ways to show your guests your love of gin, is by using empty bottles for decoration. Have you a favourite gin? Maybe you’re partial to a Hendrick’s, or do you prefer Tanqueray? Either way, centrepieces or table plans of empty gin bottles filled with flowers look fantastic … and what a great excuse to drink lots of gin whilst wedding planning in the lead up to your day?!

    Gin table plans


    Long gone are the sugared almonds, and instead brides and grooms opt for so many different things to give to their guests. Because of this, incorporating gin has never been easier. You could have G&T truffles, G&T lipbalm, even gin infused marmalades… or maybe the more traditional ‘shot of gin’ – this could even double up as a shot for your guests to do during the wedding speeches!

    Gin favours - gin and tonic truffles

    Food and Drink

    If you really want to go the full hog, incorporate gin into the whole wedding. At Ufton, we do not charge corkage, meaning you can bring your own drinks for the reception drinks and for the speeches – therefore, the choice is yours. How about including a Pimp your Gin station during the reception drinks, perfect for a summer wedding.

    And be sure to speak to your caterers and suppliers about the food and the all important wedding cake… have you tried a G&T sorbet before? Neither have we, but it sounds delicious!

    Gin drinks table and gin food

    Gin related items…

    Top tip: remember to think about all aspects of the wedding day. Table names could be named after your favourite gins or gin distilleries, or for a more subtle approach, you could use juniper berries in the groom’s corsage, to tie the whole day together.

    Juniper berries used in corsages and in bouquet

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