Some will open a certain amount at your menu tasting, some will allow you to purchase at cost before your day, some will give you samples, and some, a mixture of the above. If, like most, you don’t know exactly what you are after, try sampling a few at home, and if, again like most, you don’t have covers to hide the bottles, get someone else to pour the wines for you so you focus solely on the flavours; that way you ensure the most delicious wines!
You’ll be purchasing more wine than you have ever bought before in one go and it will be a significant cost so don’t be shy about treating yourself. More and more couples indulge (and why not?!) and have something just a little more special for the top table. Don’t think of that as serving anything less to your guests; instead think of it as a little extra thank you to your parents, best man, and maid of honour who has offered such invaluable support to make your day wonderful beyond imagination.