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The La Marca Guide to Fall Wedding Etiquette

It’s fall wedding season, and that means it's time to pop the bubbly and put on your dancing shoes! Whether you’re part of the wedding party, a close family member or a longtime friend, wedding season is a special time for everyone. But it can also lead to a few questions—on gifting, on dress codes, and day of etiquette. 

Luckily, La Marca is here with answers.  No matter what wedding season holds for you, we’ve got your guide to making it the best yet.

If You’re the Bride / Groom

It’s your day, but it can be a long one. Here are a few special tips to make your experience sparkle.

Stay stocked on supplies. Bubbly is a must in every bridal suite, but make sure it’s also stocked with all your favorite Prosecco pairings to get the party started and avoid stomach grumbles during “I do.” Snacks and small bites will keep you and your wedding party energized while getting ready, taking photos, and enjoying the best day together.

Say it with sparkles. Keep the festivities popping between the reception and ceremony by gifting guests mini bottles of La Marca Prosecco. You might even customize them with special messages tied to the neck of the bottle, or add table numbers to let the bottles serve as a sparkling seating chart.

Take a moment for yourself. Looking for a way to make your special day even more memorable? Between the ceremony and reception, steal away for a private moment before the party starts. Take fifteen minutes to be alone for a special toast—just you two—to bring the bubbles and blessings.

If You’re In the Wedding Party

You’ve established yourself as one of the event’s VIPs — now it's time to shine and show up for the happy couple!

Be the calm before the storm. Take some of the pressure off the multitasking newlyweds by becoming a Prosecco Pro-Pourer to make sure toasts go off without a hitch.

Take something off of their plate. Communicate with the newlyweds and ask if there is anything you can do to alleviate stress. Greeting guests? Done. Emergency bandage for blistering heels? Consider it covered.

Give a toast to who matters most. The best toasts walk the line between sentimental, silly and nostalgic. Be sure to carefully plan and practice your speech to take the pressure off and allow for a seemingly effortless speech. Bonus points if you toast with La Marca Prosecco. 

If You’re a Guest

You’re an essential part of the wedding experience—so dress your finest, have fun, and help make sure your newlyweds feel the love!

Gift a little something extra. Gifts from the registry are great, but adding your own special touch is always a good idea! Gift a bottle of their favorite bubbles on top of your original gift to make it more meaningful and help them celebrate their new toaster. We recommend La Marca Prosecco Luminore, our finest sparkling wine, which is perfect for elevating special occasions.

Never wear white. If you find yourself asking, “Is this appropriate?”, chances are it might not be. Always err on the side of caution. Fall-appropriate wedding guest colors we are loving right now include rich jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, or autumn orange; or muted palettes like charcoal, caramel, or navy.

Be punctual. From the RSVP to the ceremony to the reception, show the newlyweds you value them by respecting their time and plan.

Now that you’ve got the ins and outs of wedding etiquette covered, you’re ready for wedding season. Remember, this is a time to celebrate eternal happiness and lifelong bonds. Bask in the bubbles and make the biggest day of their lives the best one yet. 

Here’s to forever love and La Marca!

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