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The Ultimate Guide to Personalising Your Champagne Bottle

8 Min read
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Have you got a special occasion coming up and can’t think of the perfect gift? Whether it’s a wedding, a birthday bash, and engagement celebration, Ccreating a customised champagne bottle can turn an already special gift into a truly unforgettable one. You can’t beat the art of personalisation. Studies have found that 80% of consumers believe personalised gifts stand out as more thoughtful than any other ordinary gift. It shows that you’re willing to go the extra mile and believe it or not, this consensus isn't just about the gift itself; it's about what these customised treasures represent. Personalised gifts score higher because they're memorable, perceived as more valuable, forge stronger emotional connections, and celebrate uniqueness.

Whether you're celebrating a milestone anniversary, marking a personal achievement, or just want to add a touch of elegance to an event, personalising a champagne bottle offers a unique way to share your message. This guide provides essential tips and answers to common questions about personalising your champagne bottle. Let’s get into how you can add a touch of sparkle to your gift.

Choosing the Perfect Champagne

When selecting a champagne for personalisation, you might want to consider the taste preferences of the recipient and the occasion. Champagne brands like Louis Roederer, Dom Perignon, Lanson and Veuve Clicquot offer a range of options from vintage to non-vintage, each with its own distinct flavour and characteristics. Prestige Drinks have thousands of bottles to choose from so there’s no need to worry about finding the perfect match for your special occasion or personal taste. Bottle sizes vary from the standard 75cl to half bottles, magnums, and even Jeroboams, providing flexibility for different occasions and preferences.

When it comes to selecting the perfect champagne, think about the significance of the event and how the champagne's characteristics align with it. For more intimate celebrations, a vintage champagne with a story behind its harvest year or a limited edition release might add a nice personal touch. For larger gatherings, choosing a non-vintage option from a well-respected brand could be a smart move because it’s reliable and everyone tends to like it. Don’t forget to think about whether the celebration has food – you’ll want to pair the food with your personalised champagne.

So you want to select the perfect champagne, but how? One of the most important things to consider is choosing a champagne that reflects the recipient’s taste. Do they favour sweetness, embrace bitterness, or have another preference entirely? If you are unsure, ask someone who does know. tHave a look at the range of options available and ask yourself: which type of champagne mirrors the taste of the person you're celebrating?

  • Blanc: General term for white wine or champagne.

  • Blanc de Blancs: Light, bright, Chardonnay.

  • Blanc de Noirs: Fuller, robust, black grapes.

  • Demi-Sec: Sweeter, dessert-friendly.

  • Rosé: Pink hue, red berries, fuller body.

Ultimately, the selection process is an opportunity to showcase thoughtfulness and a personal connection, making the champagne not just a drink, but a memorable part of the celebration. Personalised champagne bottles are perfect for all event types, whether it’s a gender reveal or baby shower, a wedding, birthday celebration – you name it!

Smokehead single malt whisky ENG birthday

Engraving vs Painting: What's Best?

When it comes to adding a personal touch to a champagne bottle, two main techniques stand out: engraving and painting. Each method offers its own set of advantages and creates a different aesthetic. In this section, we'll dive into the details of engraving vs. painting, helping you decide which option might be best for your personalised champagne bottle.

Engraving Your Champagne Bottle

Can you engrave a champagne bottle? Of course. Engraving adds a timeless and elegant touch to any champagne bottle, turning it into a lasting keepsake of cherished memories. At Prestige Drinks, we style each engraving to ensure your messages are impactful, adjusting font sizes and spacing for the perfect presentation. Our engraving process is tailored to fit the unique design of each bottle, accommodating for branded labels, embossments, and other characteristics. While we prioritise engraving for its durability and elegance, we also offer photo engraving and direct printing services, providing a variety of ways to personalise your champagne bottle for any special occasion.

Engraving adds a permanent and elegant touch to any champagne bottle. This way, the recipient will be able to cherish your message long after the champagne has been opened! Prestige Drinks styles each engraving individually and takes time to ensure your messages are impactful by adjusting font sizes and spacing. All engraved messages are centred to have a greater effect. Leave it to us, you can trust us – we know what we’re doing!

The engraving area is tailored to each bottle's unique design and existing labels. Since every bottle presents its own set of characteristics — ranging from branded labels and embossments to production codes or styles — we adapt based on the available space. In certain instances, to ensure your message is beautifully engraved, existing labels, including duty stamps, might need to be removed. The choice is yours – are you opting for text, photo or printed engraving?

Painting Your Champagne Bottle

Some customers ask us, 'What kind of paint do you use on champagne bottles?' Acrylic enamel paints are often recommended for their durability and suitability for glass surfaces. You need to ensure the paint is food-safe if it might come into contact with the bottle's mouth. The last thing you want is any safety hazards.

But at Prestige Drinks, we prefer engraving due to its permanence and elegance. Unlike painting, which might offer a temporary splash of colour but lacks longevity and can be prone to wear and tear, engraving carves your message directly onto the bottle, making it a lasting keepsake. When painting, it's crucial to use paint that adheres well to glass and is safe for handling.

Bollinger rose valentines champagne personalised

Adding a Personal Touch with Decorations

Beyond engraving and painting, decorations can add another layer of personalisation. This can range from tying elegant ribbons around the bottle's neck or even creating innovative, personalised labels. When adding decorations, consider the event's theme and the recipient's tastes to ensure your personalised bottle is both beautiful and meaningful. You might even want to take a DIY approach and personalise your champagne bottle at home.

At Prestige Drinks, we think personalised champagne gift hampers are the ultimate expression of care and sophistication. These hampers are thoughtfully curated to complement your personalised champagne bottle, filled with a selection of handpicked items that enhance the gifting experience. Whether it’s chocolates or bespoke glassware, each hamper is designed to create a memorable and luxurious unboxing experience, perfect for celebrating those special occasions. From design to delivery, we take care to make sure you’re happy with the end product.

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Have a look at the services we offer at Prestige Drinks:

Text Engraving: Here's where we take your personal message and precisely etch it into the bottle using laser technology. After engraving, we fill these etchings with a special silver paint to give your message that standout look. Depending on the space available on the bottle, we can also add in some related images to make it even more special.

Photo Engraving: Our photo engraving is something we're particularly proud of. It’s a technique we’ve perfected over the years. We transform your photo into a detailed laser-engraved image, consisting of thousands of tiny cuts at varying depths. We then fill these engravings with silver paint, creating a stunning grayscale image on the glass.

Printed Bottles: The newest addition to our personalisation options allows you to have your favourite photo printed directly onto the bottle in full colour. This unique process, developed in collaboration with printing experts and using special ink that bonds to glass, layers the ink to create vibrant, clear images. The final product has a slightly raised texture due to the ink layers, adding a tactile dimension to the visual appeal.

It’s all about making memories last! Personalising a champagne bottle is more than just a gesture; it's an art form that transforms a fine bottle of champagne into something your recipient will hold dear forever. From the selection of the champagne to the final touch of personalisation, every step offers an opportunity to infuse the gift with meaning, elegance, and individuality.

Prestige Drinks offers services to ensure your message is heard loud and clear. Whether its through the precision of laser etching, photo engraving, or direct printing, we dedicate our craft to making your celebrations unforgettable. Got questions? Get in touch or check out our FAQs. Let’s make something great together!

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