HAVE GUESTS SIGN DIFFERENT BOTTLES TO BE OPENED ON CERTAIN YEAR ANNIVERSARIES
At The Altamont Manor in Altamont, NY this past Saturday (a nice little place that I was the DJ for about 15 minutes out of Albany,) I saw a great new idea to try at your wedding. Instead of signing a book that will barely never get read, how about having your wedding guests sign wine bottles?
Here is an interesting and a more creative do-it-yourself idea that throws a twist on the traditional wedding guest book.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR ONE WINE BOTTLE GUEST BOOK –
1) First, purchase four different colored wine bottles.
2) Next, remove the manufacturer’s labels by soaking the bottles in hot water.
3) Clean and scrape off any remaining label remnants with lighter fluid, or a good adhesive remover like Goof Off. (You can also use WD-40 as a cleaning agent.)
4) Create custom wine labels made up with the bride & groom’s names printed on them, and the numbers 1,5,10 and 20.
5) Make a nice display on a small table . Place the table with the bottles and metallic ink pens at the entrance door to the wedding reception.
6) Add an instructional photo frame, explaining that the bottles will be used in place of the traditional wedding guestbook and consumed on certain year anniversaries.
7) Encourage guests to sign the bottles with silver metallic ink pens, throughout the evening.
WHEN TO DRINK – The idea is that the newlyweds should drink the wine on their first, fifth, tenth and twentieth anniversaries. It should also be explained that the reason for consumption years down the line from these bottles is to remember their friends’ best wishes once again, as immortalized on the bottle in silver ink.
What a great idea! It is like morphing together the traditions of the wedding guest book and freezing a piece of wedding cake to eat a year later.