The ingredients are few, but the impact is extraordinary. Follow these steps to build your own champagne tower for your upcoming reception or a sweet moment after the ceremony.
RENT OR PURCHASE IDENTICAL GLASSES
I recommend using coupe glasses because their shape produces the sturdiest foundation and allows you to build a higher tower than other shaped champagne glasses.
PICK A STURDY, SQUARE TABLE SANS LINEN
As your base tier of glasses will also be a square, this pairing is most aesthetically pleasing. Forget the linen, as it’ll help to prevent any mishaps while your building the tower. If you’re keen on another shape or a square table is not available to you, choose a rectangle. Just be sure to flank the table with champagne bottles to fill the extra space.
BEGIN FROM THE BOTTOM UP
Start at the front of the table. Begin placing your glasses side-by-side, working your way out to the edge. Each glass should touch the other which will create a diamond shape between glasses, acting as a foundation for your next tier. Repeat this process until you have created a large square shape and the table surface is covered. I recommend leaving a 4-6” lip on each edge as a buffer. When your square is complete, move onto the next tier.
SECOND TIER BEGINS IN THE BASE TIER
Begin placing the second tier of glasses atop the base tier, in the center. Ensure each glass is placed directly over a diamond shaped space you created below. Work your way out towards the edges, creating another square shaped tier with one less glass in each row.
REPEAT to BUILD SUBSEQUENT TIERS
Continue this process until you reached your desired tower height. I’m in love with the look of a six tier champagne tower, which is illustrated in the photos. The first tier held 36 glasses, followed by 25, 16, 9, 4 and 1. It is also the perfect height for pouring, as it doesn’t require assistance.