I love a celebration, don’t you? I love getting together with family and friends and having a good time and making memories that last a lifetime.

The planning side of things are nearly always left to me to sort out. I don’t know why but it’s probably because I enjoy planning events. I love planning the logistics and sorting out the finer details. Being a project manager in my day job helps too!

I have got quite a few big celebrations coming up soon that I need to give my attention to. I have 18th, 80th and 85th birthdays. A 20th & 30th wedding anniversary. Plus there is also Mother’s day and Father’s day!

Being able to personalise the champagne bottles is a great idea and adds to the uniqueness of the gift. I know my Mum will love the personalised bottle I have been sent by Say it with Champers for her 80th birthday. I chose the anniversary label with the crown on and added my own text.

My personalised bottle

So Who Are Say It With Champers?

The company, based in Suffolk UK, was founded by Didier Penine. He’s half French by the way!

The seed of the idea for personalised champagne bottles was planted when Didier’s father bought him personalised champagne bottles from Reims, France for his own wedding.

As with all good business ideas, they take time to develop but develop it did.

Didier Penine on left

Why Buy From Say It With Champers?

Champagne is their business so they know their stuff! Their bubbly either comes from their own vineyard in the Marne valley or from nearby award winning Philzot & Fils.

Did you know they also sell vegan champagne? And they have mini Prosecco bottles that can be personalised and are great to give as guest gifts at your celebration.

If you want a particular make of champagne, they can source that for you too.

The bottle is packaged really well in a thick cardboard box. The bottle is held firmly in place with a large tube style bubble wrapped that is sealed at the edges.

Securely packaged

How Easy Is It To Place An Order?

Really easy! Firstly, choose the bottle with the label you want to customise. On the page there is space for you to add the text you want on the bottle neck label and main body label.

It shows you how many characters you use whilst you type. If you are going for the personalised photo option, you can add your photo at the start.

Once you’ve added your photo and text you can click ‘preview label’ to see what it will look like. Once you’re happy with your label, click ‘add to basket’ and then checkout. That’s it, simple!

Screen grab of order process

Interesting Facts About Champagne

  1. How did champagne get its name? Champagne is a sparkling wine made from three types of grapes: Pinot noirChardonnay, and Pinot Meunier, It is created exclusively in the Champagne region of France and has been made in this region since before medieval times. Although sparkling wines are produced throughout the world, most countries restrict the use of the word Champagne to wines that are made in the Champagne region.
  2. Why is champagne used for celebrations? Champagne has been associated with luxury, special occasions, and rites of passage since the days of French royalty when Kings were anointed with champers.
  3. Where does the champagne shower originate from? In 1967, as Dan Gurney stood on the top of the race winners podium at Le Mans, he was handed a bottle of Moët & Chandon. Without thinking about it, the champion shook up the ‘trophy´ and showered everybody around him with the bubbly liquid.
Le Mans champagne shower

Champagne Cocktails

Did you know you can create some wonderful cocktails with Champagne? There are so many varieties around like Kir Royale, Bucks Fizz and Mango Bellini to name a few. Why not try some yourself?

Photo By Nora Schelsinger

My Top 3 Planning Tips

  1. Champagne bottles should be really cold – use a bucket with half ice and half water to keep your bottle(s) in and chilled.
  2. Having the right snacks is important – choose flavours that compliment champagne and that your guests will enjoy.
  3. Glass identifiers – use charms or coloured ribbons on the glass stems to help people locate their glass when they put it down on a table with other glasses.
Personalised Champagne Bottle