Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Guest Book, of Sorts...

For those of you who don't know, Tom and I collect wine. Truthfully, we don't know much about it, but that doesn't really stop us...



We try to gather a bottle or two from the places we visit. So far, our collection includes German Riesling (from my trip to Heidelberg), a bottle of Irish Mead (honey wine from my trip to Ireland), a tropical fruit Riesling (from our New Year's trip to Tampa last year), a few bottles from a winery in Michigan (from our summer trip this year), and then a few random bottles we've collected from various wine tastings and other functions.

Naturally, when I heard a fabulous wine-related guestbook idea, I was pretty excited. I was formerly anti-guestbook, only because Tom and I are not the people who would ever look at that after our wedding. But this idea combines the idea of a wishing tree along with wine, so I quickly jumped on the bandwagon.

On the "guestbook" table, we're going to have 4 or 5 bottles of good wine, each with a label. The labels will be "1 Year," "5 Years," "10 Years," "15 Years," and "25 Years." In front of each bottle will also be a card (or several small cards with one envelope) and the following instructions:

"Please write a sweet note to the bride and groom. Each bottle and card will be opened on the designated anniversary, so they can continue to share in the love from this day." (or something similar).

As you can imagine, I already have visions of gocco'd cards dancing in my head...

PS - I plan on attempting to Gocco this weekend. Maybe. If I'm not a scaredy-pants.
PPS - I've only logged onto my registry once since we registered. Okay, fine, it was twice. But I'm vowing to stay off it until May. Okay, maybe April...

2 comments:

Nic said...

Do it. . . Goccco! I'll be in to help/support. And I'll show you my invitations! Yay!

And who you kidding? You are gonna look at your registry like everyday in April, and May, and June. . .

Haha. . .my login in code I have to type is 'poote' Fitting huh?

Elena said...

This is such an original idea! I might be a copy cat, if you don't mind.