10 gin-inspired wedding ideas

09 Oct 2017

Partial to a gin? Here are 10 ways you can incorporate your favourite tipple in to your wedding day

Ever popular and always on trend, over the years the public's love for gin has given rise to an astounding array of products and ideas that celebrate the spirit in its entirety. And gin-themed paraphernalia isn't confined to day-to-day use... you can now incorporate it in your big day. Here's a gin lover's guide to giving the spirit a starring role in your wedding.

1. Gin favours

While a pure gin flavour or scent might not be as well received, miniature gin and tonic lip balm tins or scented candles will go down a storm with your guests. Buy in bulk to save on cost so look for multi-packs, or head to bargain stores such as Home Bargains for favours that cost pennies. 

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2. Gin van

You can't go wrong with a mobile bar dedicated to gin, such as Just Gin. With a variety of flavours, fruit fusions and twists on classic favourites, a gin bar offers something for everyone. Alternatively, set up your own gin and tonic station, featuring different gins, tonics, cordials and garnishes.

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3.  Gin signage

Give your wedding signs a gin-inspired slant. How about 'Let the journey be-GIN?' or 'It's gin-o-clock'? Get creative with your wording and let the gin puns commence. 

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Image: The Wedding of Claire Williams & Timothy Flint (Jodie Brennan Photography)

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Image: Rock My Wedding

4. Gin bottles as table centrepieces

Put all your gin drinking to good use and keep the bottles to use as table centrepieces. Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick's and Beefeater are just some of the better known brands, but use this gin A-Z if you need a little inspiration. 

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Image: The Wedding of Claire Williams & Timothy Flint (Jodie Brennan Photography)

5. Gin pong 

You don't have to buy the dedicated kit to enjoy a game of gin pong, just set up your own game with a rectangular table, 16 plastic cups, one ping-pong ball and some extra cups or large bucket. Familiarise yourself with the rules of beer pong a.k.a. gin pong and prepare to do battle. 

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6. Gin themed table plan 

Similarly, why not name your tables after your favourite gin brands and link up with your table centrepieces? Alternatively, place name list tags on the bottles themselves. 

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Image: The Wedding Community Blog

7. Gin influenced catering

Give your guests a taste of the good stuff with catering that harnesses the pleasures of gin. Wedding breakfasts can benefit from apricot and gin-glazed gammon as a hearty main course and sloe gin bramble pie for dessert, all decorated with juniper berries as an ornamental reminder of your theme. Spring and summer weddings can enjoy gin-laced lollies and sorbet for a refreshing kick; here's how to make your own gin and tonic popsicles. 

8. Gin gifts

Nothing says thank you better than a gift with a gin twist. How about these sparkly Hendrick's bottles, which we bet taste just as good as they look, or a 'Keep calm and drink gin' DIY mini hamper?

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Image: Bottle Bling

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Image via Pinterest

9. Gin cake

An alcohol-infused tier of wedding cake might be the best thing you've ever decided upon. Ask your cakemaker for the variations that they can offer and remember which tier is which so you can make a beeline for your favourite flavour. 

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Image: Jeremy Wong via Unsplash

10. Gin stationery designs

Add sentimental messages to your invitations and save the dates such as 'He/she is the gin to my tonic' as a teaser of what is to come on your wedding day. 

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Image: notonthehighstreet

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