Weddings are supposed to be a time of happiness, jubilee, and love.
One thing I always look for at a wedding, with the exception of an open bar and pigs in a blanket, is a good cigar. Whether the couple provides them themselves, or if there is a roller, a cigar is always the perfect punctuation on a beautiful day.
At times, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what kind of cigars or how many you should get, especially if you’re not a big cigar smoker yourself.
Luckily, I have put together this handy guide for how you should go about buying cigars for your wedding, depending on your budget and preference.
Budget Cigar Options
We shall start our journey with the budget wedding cigar options. This is the most common route simply for the fact that not a lot of people at the wedding are going to smoke and most people aren’t exactly aficionados. However, we have some amazing options that won’t hurt your bridal budget but are still top-notch smokes.
JR Alternatives have been our bread and butter for years. They are incredibly popular too due to their quality, variety, and of course, price. I always have suggested picking up a bundle or two to hand out at a wedding. They are still quality cigars but won’t hurt your wallet at all.
I suggest going with the JR Dominican Alternatives, those with the red label. These are smooth, creamy, and above all, mellow. Considering many of the guests won’t be fans of anything too strong, these seem like the way to go. If you wanted to go a little higher end, the JR Edicion Limitada is the top-shelf alternative. They are more complex and flavorful but are also a bit stronger, so be careful.
Moderate Cigar Options
If you still want to save a little money but would like a popular name brand, we have several options that will fit your criteria. Depending on your preferences and budget, we have boxes, samplers, and five packs with top-rated name brands that will still save you enough money for that honeymoon.
The first brand you should look at is Romeo y Julieta. It is one of the most popular and best-selling cigar brands in the country and for a good reason. They are flavorful, reliable, consistent, and won’t break the bank. I have always suggested the Romeo y Julieta 1875 for wedding cigars. They are mellow to medium-bodied, and smooth, and are available in a wide variety of sizes and packages.
My personal recommendations have always been the Romeo in the Bully size. This Robusto size is a great wedding size. It is long enough to experience all the great flavor but small enough that all the guests won’t sit outside for half the night. If a sampler is more your speed, I’d recommend checking out our top cigar sampler blog, which offers a wide array of legendary cigars for a great price.
Top Shelf Cigar Options
For true cigar connoisseurs, we have several top-notch cigars that will make your wedding even more memorable. We carry all of the high-end cigar brands that would add a touch of luxury to this amazing event. These are the brands that are renowned around the world for their quality, presentation, and complex flavors.
If you are looking for a popular, well-known brand, you can’t go wrong with Montecristo. From the mellow and smooth Montecristo Original to the luxurious Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua, this brand is the best-known cigar brand in the world and is sure to turn some heads.
If you want to impress your guests, Padron and Davidoff would be the perfect choices. These cigars are known the world over for being of the highest quality. Padron has received more Cigar of the Year awards than any other brand. Davidoff is seen as a luxury cigar brand. Boxes of either of these will turn your wedding into a truly high-end event.
Cigar Gifts for the Groomsmen
If you or your groomsmen happen to like cigars, you’re in luck. From special limited cigars to top-of-the-line accessories, we have a wide range of the best cigars for a wedding, which makes perfect gifts to hand out on your special day.
If you wanted to share a special cigar to commemorate the occasion, I can think of a few unique options that are sure to make the day more memorable. The Padron Family Reserve is the brand’s special anniversary series, with each release paying homage to a significant event in the Padron family’s history.
The Padron Family Reserve 85 Year has always been a favorite and one of their highest-rated cigars yet. It comes in an elegant box of 10, which is perfect for your groomsmen’s cigars.
If you are looking for some cigar weddings as a gift that will last, check out our wide array of cigar accessories. If you want something nice, but not too expensive as you are already shelling out a ton of money for the cocktail hour, look into our selection of Xikar cutters. They come in a wide assortment of colors and styles and are backed with a lifetime warranty. This is sure to show your family and friends how much they mean to you.
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Top 5 Cigars for a Wedding
Wedding season is upon us! I mean, all year round can technically be “wedding season”. But we seem to be in the thick of it right now! Our very own “Secret Chris” got married in June, which was very exciting! I must attend a few other weddings this summer and you better believe I’ll be fully loaded with some of my favorite cigars.
We compiled a list of cigars that are perfect to smoke to celebrate the holy matrimony of your friends or family this wedding season. From Romeo y Julieta to Davidoff, we have some of the best cigars to enjoy during a wedding in this week’s top 5 list.
Two years ago, I made a top 5 list for one of my closest friends who got married. So, if you’re looking for more options other than this current list, you can check out that list to expand your options!
Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real
First on our list of Top 5 Cigars to bring to a Wedding is the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real in the “Love Story” size. The love Romeo and Juliet have for one another is the oldest tale in literature that involves a devastatingly beautiful romance. Combine that with the name “Love Story”, this cigar was destined to be smoked at any and every wedding in celebration!
The Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Love Story is cloaked in a Mexican wrapper, all while being bound by Nicaraguan tobaccos and filled with tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Some delicious flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Love Story are toast, nuts, oak, leather, and butter.
This 4.25 x 46 petite smoke is a perfect cigar to enjoy at a wedding because it won’t deviate any time away from you enjoying the typical wedding festivities. If you feel like being adventurous with your cigar purchases, then go get the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Love Story in a box of 25 today, only on JR Cigar’s website!
Davidoff Aniversario Series
Next up is a cigar that was made for celebration! Created for Zino Davidoff’s 80th birthday back in 1986, the Davidoff Aniversario Series is a rich, well-balanced medium-bodied smoke for all to enjoy!
This luxurious handmade smoke that’s in this week’s Top 5 is the No. 3 Tubos of the Aniversario series from Davidoff. Cloaked in an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, the Davidoff Aniversario Series has aged binder and filler tobaccos that hail from the Dominican Republic.
When smoking the Davidoff Aniversario Series no. 3 Tubos, you’ll experience delicious flavor notes of sweet cream, leather, dried fruit, and chocolate.
With the Davidoff Aniversario Series No. 3 Tubos coming in a 6 x 50 size, I’d save this delicious smoke for the end of the night to enjoy with a few of your buddies. The Davidoff Aniversario Series No. 3 Tubos comes in a box of 20 and is now available for purchase on our website!
Rocky Patel Vintage 1999
Landing the middle spot on our top 5 cigars to enjoy at a wedding is the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999. Exclusive to JR, the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 in the Short Gordo size is another brilliant creation from master blender Rocky Patel.
Rocky was able to utilize fine-aged tobaccos throughout the Vintage 1999 Short Gordo. Cloaked in a Connecticut wrapper, the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 has Nicaraguan tobacco, as well as Dominican Republic tobaccos that make up the binder and filler. This medium-bodied smoke has delicious flavor notes of sweet cream, cocoa, cinnamon, leather, and wood.
This 5 x 60 smoke is the most popular size under the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 line and is now available in a box of 20! The combination of inviting flavors mixed with aged vintage tobacco is the main reason you should give the Rocky Patel Vintage 1999 a try today!
My Father Le Bijou 1922
Handcrafted at the famous My Father Factory, the My Father Le Bijou 1922 was created by Jaime Garcia as a tribute to the father he loves and admires so much. “Le Bijou” is French for “the Jewel”, which is extremely fitting for two people tying the knot. The year “1922” is another homage from Jaime to Don Pepin, which signifies the year Don was born.
The Le Bijou 1922 in the Grand Robusto size uses aged tobaccos from Nicaragua for the binder and filler, all while utilizing an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro for the wrapper! Some delicious flavor notes you’ll detect in this full-bodied smoke are earth, cedar, chocolate, and dark spice on the backend.
Coming in a box of 23, the Le Bijou 1922 from My Father is a perfect cigar to gift the bride or groom as a great gift! Stop by JR Cigar’s today to get this delicious, handcrafted smoke from Jamie Garcia and My Father!
Last but certainly not least, we have the Mi Querida in the Ancho Corto size to round out our top 5 cigars to enjoy at a wedding. You can blindfold yourself and randomly pick any cigar from Dunbarton and you will not be disappointed. The reason We chose the Mi Querida for this list was the fact this line is by far the most sought-after throughout the industry.
A follow-up to Steve Saka’s ever-so-popular Sobremesa line, the Mi Querida Ancho Corto is a 5 x 52 smoke that’s cloaked in a Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, all while being bound and filled with tobaccos from Nicaragua. Some delicious flavor notes you’ll detect while smoking this medium to full-bodied smoke are spice, black pepper, coffee, and cocoa.
Available in limited quantity, the Mi Querida Ancho Corto comes in a. box of 20 and is now readily available on JR Cigars today!
If you need help planning your cigar-smoking experience at your own wedding then you’re in luck.
Our JR Concierge Team is the perfect starting place to get just the right cigars and accessories for any function while keeping your budget in mind.
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