Our Wedding Ceremony is in May… in Florida… outside… and in the afternoon. Quite possibly one of the hottest times of the day (besides noon). Granted, it will be absolutely beautiful being married as the sun sets behind us, our Guests may become quite parched. So, we’ve planned to have water bottles in ice at the ceremony to hydrate our thirsty guests.
We ran out to Sam’s Club (with our newly minted Sam’s Club cards, courtesy of Gator Mom and Gator Dad) and purchased over 192 water bottles (we only need 180… but pre-packaging makes it difficult to get the exact amount needed). We also ordered 180 polyester water-proof labels from Online Labels (specially sized for water bottles!). Then, it was time for me to get designing (my favorite part!!), and this is what I came up with: (I normally hide our names or blur them out but, these labels are too cute… and if any of you did a little searching on the internet, it would probably be easy to find out our names)
Aren’t they cute? I knew I wanted something modern, and a few variations of it (to make it more fun for the guests… or maybe more fun for me to design!).
After printing all our labels on our Lexmark Color laser printer (which has been an invaluable investment not only for wedding related activities but, for graduate school, and work), Mr. Knight got to work de-labeling and re-labeling the water bottles with our custom labels.
Mr. Knight even had some help from Gator Kitty!
And on to the final product!
I think they turned out fabulous! The only issue we ran into was storing them. After Mr. Knight figured out this situation wasn’t going to work (he couldn’t even pick up the container!):
We opted for 3 smaller plastic containers to store them in until the wedding (in 3 short months!).
We are planning on displaying them in galvanized containers (which we have yet to price or purchase..eek!):
Okay… and now for the cost break-down:
- 192 Aquafina Water Bottles bought at Sam’s Club $31.26
- 180 Labels from Online Labels (including shipping) $22.34
- Printing $0
- Mr. Knight’s Labor paid through kisses :-)
Which comes out to about .30 cents a water bottle
This is a super easy, and relatively inexpensive, way to add that ‘little somethin’ to your Wedding! There are tons of free online templates for Water Bottle Labels that can be easily customized for your Wedding (which can be found here, here, and here).
If you really want something custom and don’t have the design/software experience to do so, you can always contact me and we can work something out! I love designing Wedding items and would love to help!