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18 DIY Champagne Tower Ideas For Your Wedding

Is there a simple yet beautiful idea you can think of for the reception? An elegant champagne tower is what you need! A champagne tower is an excellent way to make a lively and memorable statement at your wedding. This glittering arrangement is eye-catching as decoration, and it's also an innovative way to offer guests a toast with champagne. It's not as simple as just putting your glasses high and crossing your fingers. Follow the steps below to build your own champagne tower for your wedding, with ideas on making it unique.

To set the mood with the utmost romance and provide your guests with a cozy glow, look at our curated spectacular lighting schemes for wedding receptions.

How to Make a Champagne Tower?

A fun activity for a couple is constructing their champagne tower, but care must be taken to ensure it stands the test of time. Follow these steps to learn how to build a champagne tower!

How to Make a Champagne Tower Step by step guide
How to Make a Champagne Tower Step by step guide
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Step 1-Find a Sturdy base

Having a sturdy base is essential before you build your tower. Don't try to construct the tower on a narrow or shaky table. In case any Champagne does fall (it shouldn't), you may wish to place a towel or spillage tray under your table.

Step 2 -Start Building Your Tower From the First Level

Once you have a solid base, you must determine the total number of glasses needed and the desired height of your tower. Place your bottom layer in a square configuration, with each glass contacting the ones around it.

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Start by creating a foundation layer of 25 glasses (5×5=25), followed by a second tier of 16 glasses (4×4=16), the third tier of 9 glasses (3×3=9), the fourth tier of 4 glasses (2×2=4)and a top tier of 1 glass.

You need more than five tiers, do you? If you want to proceed, you must add one number of higher tiers multiplied by themselves. For instance, if you want 6 tiers, start with a base of 6×6=36 glasses, then add layers of 5×5, 4×4, and so on.

Step#3 Open the Champagne & Get the Glasses Ready to Fill

Pour the chilled champagne into the glass at the tower's peak slowly, allowing it to overflow. The overflowing champagne will then trickle into the glasses on the level below, filling them until they overflow, and so on. Once the champagne tower is complete, It's time to let your guests raise a glass of toast.

With the help of wine barrels, you may also make your wedding decorations boring to magnificent. See the Wonderful Ways to Use Wine Barrels from floral arrangements to cocktail tables.

How many bottles of champagne will you need?

Obtaining an appropriate quantity of champagne is the primary step in building the perfect champagne tower. To calculate how many ounces of champagne you'll need, multiply the number of glasses you have by the average amount of liquid held in one glass. Then divide that number by the average amount of liquid in a bottle of champagne.

The standard number of servings per bottle of champagne is six, but you should count on having some leftovers, so calculate by five when estimating how many bottles you'll need.

Having a photo booth at your wedding where guests can snap pictures of themselves is also a great way to have fun and save time. Take a look at our Wedding Photo Booth Ideas.

Champagne Tower Ideas

Champagne towers look extra stylish when served in coupe glasses.
Champagne towers look extra stylish when served in coupe glasses.
The bubbly is ready and the glasses are being filled by a jubilant couple.
The bubbly is ready, and the glasses are being filled by a jubilant couple (Image via Level Events)
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If you want to wow your guests get a big champagne tower.
If you want to wow your guests get a big champagne tower (Image via kate Siegel Fine Events)
Perfect for a wedding with a pink and white color theme, this champagne tower is elegant and sophisticated.
Perfect for a wedding with a pink and white color theme, this champagne tower is elegant and sophisticated (Image via 100 Layer Cake)
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We believe a champagne tower is a perfect way to add a bit of flair to a classic wedding reception.
We believe a champagne tower is a perfect way to add a bit of flair to a classic wedding reception (Image via BRIDES OF OKLAHOMA)
Champagne towers on reception tables are the epitome of glitz and glamour and are a must for any wedding with a gold color theme.
Champagne towers on reception tables are the epitome of glitz and glamour and are a must for any wedding with a gold color theme (Image via Pure Lavish Events)
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Consider a more eye-catching centerpiece for the reception entry, like a champagne tower.
Consider a more eye-catching centerpiece for the reception entry, like a champagne tower.
Making a champagne tower is an excellent way to introduce your new spouse to your guests, and looks beautiful on display.
Making a champagne tower is an excellent way to introduce your new spouse to your guests, and it also looks beautiful on display (Image via Green Wedding Shoes)
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bubbling into a delectable champagne tower with lovely flowers as decoration
bubbling into a delectable champagne tower with lovely flowers as decoration (Image via Green Wedding Shoes)
A champagne tower with floral centerpieces is the perfect wedding decor.
A champagne tower with floral centerpieces is the perfect wedding decor (Image via The Elms Mansion)
Putting trays in the spaces between the tiers of your Champagne tower will give it a bit of class and make it more stable.
Putting trays in the spaces between the tiers of your Champagne tower will give it a bit of class and make it more stable (Image via YAZY JO Photography)
Keep the Champagne tower for your big entrance into the reception.
Keep the Champagne tower for your big entrance into the reception (Image via Metropolis Events)
Freshen up your champagne by placing a few berries in each glass and welcome guests with a tower of bubbly as they arrive
Freshen up your champagne by placing a few berries in each glass and welcome guests with a tower of bubbly as they arrive (Image via Style Me Pretty)
Carefully pour the champagne to prevent spills and avoid getting champagne on the floor.
Carefully pour the champagne to prevent spills and avoid getting champagne on the floor.
The fog that appears around the champagne tower is fascinating.
The fog that appears around the champagne tower is fascinating (Image via Pinterest)
This champagne tower is surrounded by a mist that has us spellbound.
This champagne tower is surrounded by a mist that has us spellbound (Image via Pinterest)
A magnificent champagne tower stands at the entrance to the celebration to greet the guests.
A magnificent champagne tower stands at the entrance to the celebration to greet the guests (Image via Style Me Pretty)
A Champagne tower is a timeless cocktail hour decoration that signals the start of the celebration.
A Champagne tower is a timeless cocktail hour decoration that signals the start of the celebration (Image via Style Me Pretty)
Remember that all the glasses should be identical otherwise, your tower can fall
remember that all the glasses should be identical; otherwise, your tower can fall (Image via Pinterest)
Elegant coupe glasses stand atop a champagne glass tower.
Elegant coupe glasses stand atop a champagne glass tower (Image via Inside Weddings)
A Champagne tower is a time honored choice for enhancing the ambiance of your cocktail hour.
A Champagne tower is a time-honored choice for enhancing the ambiance of your cocktail hour (Image via Green Wedding Shoes)

Essentials To Remember

  • Before building your tower, you should verify that it is permitted at your venue. Setting up a champagne tower incorrectly increases the likelihood that it will topple, which could result in serious injury.
  • To prevent glasses from toppling over when stacked, only coupe glasses should be used. Coupe glasses are short, have a wide bowl, and have a thick stem, making them ideal for stacking.
  • Make sure that each glass securely touches the others as you build the tower. If you do this well, the middle of the group of five glasses will be shaped like a diamond.

Common FAQs On Champagne Tower

What's the point of a champagne tower?

Champagne towers are structures made of glass, either stacked vertically or horizontally on a stand. Each glass can be filled beforehand, or the couple can start at the top of the tower and pour bottles of champagne to fill the rest of the glasses.

Are champagne towers worth it?

Yes! If you want your wedding to stand out and be remembered as a spectacular event, then serving champagne from a tower is the way to go.

How many bottles do you need for a champagne tower?

One bottle of bubbly for five glasses means you'll need six bottles to fill a 26-glass tower.

Does a champagne tower make a mess?

True, even the most experienced pourers occasionally lose their stuff. Be sure to place your champagne tower on a chic tray to contain any mishaps.

Why do people do a champagne tower at weddings?

The use of champagne towers is a trend that has been growing in popularity at weddings for several years, and the reasoning behind this trend is obvious. They are visually appealing, signal to visitors that the festivities have begun, and can even be utilized in place of a wedding cake if sugary goodies aren't your thing.

Final Thoughts

We've all seen those movies or TV shows where the hosts throw a big party and set up a champagne tower to make the guests feel special. Having a champagne tower at your wedding is a surefire way to create a show. If you want something memorable and pleasant, I highly recommend having your bubbly served in this lavish fashion. This element will add a touch of elegance to your reception while giving your guests a memorable focus point and a fantastic photo opportunity.

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