Post # 1
Excuse my post on a small detail: I’m a little self-conscious asking about this because my coworker called me a “bridezilla” the other day for being hung up on finding a dress (which I have) and feeling frustrated by finding a photographer, and for wanting “engagement” photos even though we’re already married (I don’t think there is anything wrong with wanting pretty, professional photos of us in regular clothing)… and I *really* do not think that I am a bridezilla — I work full time and go to graduate school at night. I really don’t have the time to get all zilla-ish. Anyway, onto my question.
Our venue puts bottles of wine on the tables during the reception (even though there is an open bar). I am trying to create a “look” on the table — as everyone does — and I thought it might be so pretty to have our own designed labels on the wine bottles (we’d just cover up whatever label was already on there — is that possible or might it look weird??).
I guess we’d have to contact the venue and ask them if its ok, and go in an put them on ourselves sometime near to the wedding….
I think the total cost would be: $15 for the design, + $10 for label paper (we’d ask designer to arrange it to two labels per 8.5×11″ sheet, if possible, if not we’d just buy two boxes) + ~$25 for printing (we’re having around 13 tables, with a bottle of white and a bottle of red per table = 26 bottles, at .80 cents per color print at staples — or I might be able to do it at work for free, but I’d have to be sneaky….) = a grand total of $50-$60 (or less, could be $25-$35) for DIY wine labels.
What do you think? I think it’d make for a super cute picture, would “pretty up” the tables a little (I kind of hate the idea of having the wine on the table but I get that its a good idea for the venue…), and I’d only do it for the first round of bottles — who knows how many bottles of wine people will drink.
Oh, and pictures, of course.
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Post # 3
Hmmmm…. I am getting married at a winery and they offer to do custom labels for the wine bottles, but then again, it’s all their own wine. I’m assuming your venue does not make the wine? How would this work logistically? Would you have your venue put the labels on? Or would you do it the day of?
First you need to find out if A) your venue is okay with this and B) the logistics of it.
At my friend’s wedding there were bottles of wine on the table and I actually really loved the wine so was happy to see the label so I could go out and find it again in the liquor store.
I think it’s a cute idea if you work out the logisitcs! Definitely not a necessity, though.
Post # 4
@hollyberry4: Thanks for your reply.
I agree that they’re not necessary, but I *am* hoping we can make it happen. 🙂
Post # 5
What color are the labels currently on the bottle? I think it is going to be harder to cover them well than you think, unless you are doing a dark design on the labels you are printing.
Post # 6
@NAvery: I have no idea what color the labels are. You’re probably right that it will be hard to cover the labels. We definitely wouldn’t be doing a dark design. I suppose they probably will look bad over another label. 🙁
Post # 7
Mr TTR is a HUGE Wine Affectionado, and so that has “poured over” (pun intended) into my life so let me give you some of my concerns / info / tips in this regard
* First most folks who do those customized labels you see on Websites are doing so in Venues where they can BYOW (bring your own wine) and more often than not it is wine they made themselves at one of those “Brew Houses”
* As another Bee has said it happens at a Winery (often the Venue), where the couple has chosen to have a selection of wine labelled for them and their occasion
* If you DIY… it will be much more work and a possible headache. As others mentioned you’ll need info ahead of time as to what the wine bottle looks like (different bottles have different dimensions etc) and the label sizing… and if there is a label on the back etc
* AND as others have said, you’ll have to ensure that YOUR labels are capable of covering the other label completely… with no “show thru”
* And lastly the whole logistical element… you’ll have to coordinate with the Venue so all tis can happen in the timeframe BEFORE the Wedding Day.
Could be a great idea IF all the variables work… could be a HUGE headache if they don’t
Hope this helps,
Post # 8
@This Time Round: Thanks for your input. It *is* really helpful. I totally get that it could be a huge headache. I think most DIY projects have that potential (and most of them turn out to be a headache, though sometimes it’s worth it!!)
It will *definitely* take coordination with the venue… we’ll see if we can make that happen. 🙂 But it’s a lovely idea anyway.