You might be wondering, Why spend valuable time changing water bottle labels? What's wrong with the labels they came with? or even, Are you crazy?
The answer? Spiff.
A virtual friend of mine pointed out that no one wants a copy-cat wedding. Everyone needs their own spiffy details that set your shin-dig apart from others. And I have to say, when all these water bottles are set up they look pretty darn spiffy. That's my kind of detail.
(Sidenote: Emily's tutorial is waaaayyy more helpful, instructions-wise. I was too tired and wanted to get the labeling over with, to stop and take proper pictures to document our endeavors. PlusAlso I decided sleep was more valuable. I'm sure you understand!)
First: remove the label from one water bottle. Measure (or eyeball, as I did) the width and length of the old label. Then cut scrapbook paper, or card-stock, to the same size as the old labels. Using a paper cutter is very helpful here.
Next print out labels with your picture & words. Apply to pieces of pre-cut paper.
Lastly hot-glue or use a glue stick to affix the labels to the naked water bottles (previous labels removed).
And there you have it! 140 bottles took approximately 2 hours to complete. They will go in our welcome bags and be handed out at the end of the reception.