We ordered champagne from a local Texas winery in miniature bottles as our favors for our wedding reception. They will also perform double duty as an escort card, directing our guests to their seats. It helped tie in our theme from our Save the Dates which said "The champagne is on us!" written on tags tied to "Texas Champagne" hot sauce bottles.
Mini wine or champagne bottles
Rusty Texas star Christmas ornament
Instead of having the winery labels on the bottles, we ordered them blank so that I could design a custom wine bottle label with our wedding information on it. I used the computer program Microsoft Powerpoint to design my labels. I found a picture of a rustic red star that fit in with my “Texas elegance” theme. I placed the image on a new slide in Powerpoint and then added text on top of the picture to create my wine bottle label. I then “selected all” and saved it as a jpeg file to my computer.
I used sheets of sticker paper to print the labels. I created a table, 2 columns wide by 2 rows deep in Microsoft Word and inserted my label in each table cell. This lined up the label for me so I could cut it with my paper trimmer and get the edges straight. After trimming the labels to 2 inches by 2.5 inches with my paper trimmer, I peeled the labels and applied them to the bottles.
Next, I tied the rusty star ornaments I bought that said “The stars at night are big and bright” onto the necks of the bottles with ribbon.
The final step was to print guest’s names and table numbers on colored card stock. I then punched the names out with a star punch and used a glue dot to affix the star to the top of the bottle.