How to Make Custom Wine Bottle Labels for Your Wedding


Here's a relatively easy way to add an inexpensive personal touch to your wedding celebration: Custom wine labels. Not only can they be beautiful, they can hide the fact that you're not exactly serving top notch wine. Chances are only a handful of wine aficionados will be bothered by an "economic" wine choice. So here's how to hide that "sin" and give your wedding a pulled together look.

Things You'll Need

  • Wine bottles
  • Printer
  • Address Labels
  • Goo-Gone
  • Scraper
  • First you must "design" your labels. Begin by looking for a piece of scrapbook paper in a wedding design or floral pattern that matches your colors. Scan it into your computer, then choose an elegant, swirling font in complementary color (or white, if your chosen background is dark) and carefully center your names and wedding date. You can be more creative if you have some design software, or feel like putting in more time to create the perfect look.

  • Once you've got the design down, print out the labels and cut-and-paste them onto address labels (available at office supply stores)--either standard size (about 3-1/2" X 4") or "large" (about 4.5" X 5").

  • Now that you've got beautiful, ready to stick customized wine labels, you'll need to remove the labels that came on the bottles.

  • Fill your bathtub with warm water to just above the label line and let the bottles soak in the water. When the labels have softened, scrape them off with a small spatula or other scraper. Clean off residual glue with dish soap (or "Goo Gone" if it's very stubborn, but be sure to wash off the bottles afterward, as it's toxic).

  • Affix your new labels evenly in place, but be sure to make some extras, because getting them on straight is a LOT tougher than it sounds!

  • Once it's altogether, on your big day, guests won't be thinking "oh, they're disguising cheap wine," they'll think, "what a cool idea," or even "did they REALLY need to splurge on custom wine labels?"

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