Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wine Bottle Guest Book

Alright all you wine lovers (and since you're all my friends, that's all of you!), this project is for you.  I first glimpsed this idea when browsing through real wedding pictures on some of my favorite blogs and I thought it was absolutely brilliant.  And, even more exciting, it's super duper easy!

Here's how you make it:

One wine bottle (yes it is empty; I had a long week, give me a break :)).  I printed out the label from my fancy printer on sticker paper.  I incorporated some of the fonts from our wedding invitation and literally spent two minutes getting it formatted and printed.  Some tips for the wine bottle:  when doing this for real, spend the time to soak off the labels so there is nothing left on the bottle; and, make sure you buy red wine.  If you chill a white wine, the condensation on the bottle will ruin the label.  Take the label, put it on the bottle, and voila!

Set these out at your wedding with some colorful, fine-tipped, permanent markers.  Guests write their messages on the labels and you and your hubby crack the bottles open on the designated anniversary.  What a great way to remember your wedding every time you celebrate a milestone together!  And, think of the cute display you could make with the bottles once you have enjoyed the wine.  Group them together and put flowers in them to make a table centerpiece, or arrange them on top of your wine bar.  A creative (and tasty) way to toast your nuptial memories and special anniversaries.

I will most definitely be employing this idea at my wedding!  And by the way, the same thing can be done to make wine bottle table numbers.  Cute, easy, and it will cut down the line at the bar!

I will be back next week (if not sooner) with some more ideas for you!

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