Wine corks at reception

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Jayceedee:  You could tie two corks together and wedge the escort card in between like this:

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Jayceedee:  I think if people want to have a wine cork collection, they will save a cok, with or without your suggestion.

As for other things you can do with corks:

use for display

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use them to surround LED realights

2805: Wine Cork Decor

you can use real candles if you place a votive insode a cylinder vase and only fill the space in between the two glasses

Corks and Candles Centerpiece - a good excuse to open some wine! More fall centerpieces: http://www.bhg.com/halloween/decorating/creative-fall-centerpieces-featuring-natural-elements/#page=2

you can display your collection on the gift or guestbook table

Love this wine cork decor - I'm going to do this with the birdcage from our wedding!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Jayceedee:  While I love the idea and think it’s great that you want to share your tradition, I’m not sure I would start my collection with something that is personal to someone else like a wedding. The point of your tradition is that it’s about YOU.

I would keep the corks and do something cool like PP suggested. I had a collection and I just lined them up into a frame and used it as a pin board.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I love the cork heart idea!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

here’s what I want to do with ours (top left hand corner)

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Since this is a tradition of yours and your husband’s, why not use it as a creative guest book? 

If you put out a sign explaining and a basket of corks, people will be happy to write down their own names, date it, and maybe put a well wish on it. 

Perhaps once they are done, you can put them in a creative container (bird cage would be pretty) that you and your husband can display in your home together.  You can occasionally look back through them together in the years to come.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Jayceedee:  I love the wine cork idea! We’re trying to use them in as many ways as possible, because we end up collecting so many and it’s a nice decoration. This has helped a lot!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Jayceedee:  Are you having a DJ? If you are, have him annouce it a few times. You can also have the wedding party or friends/family go around and mention it to everyone to spread the wood.

Your tradition is really nice! I love the idea and having guests sign the bottom and putting them into the heart shape. If you ended up needed more corks or not everyone signed, you can spread out the signed ones. It will look good.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Our church and then at The Garden Room for the reception

I just had to comment on what a beautiful tradition I think this is. Smile

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