Something exciting is happening in just a few months… one of my best friends is getting married! What’s more? I’m going to be a bridesmaid for her big day! With the date quickly approaching, the wedding festivities have officially begun, starting with her groom’s family bridal shower.
Though I’m not the craftiest person in the world, I’d much rather give a personalized gift rather than something off their registry. Don’t get me wrong, registries are great for getting the couple exactly what they want! That’s just my opinion 🙂
After having interned for an wedding and event planner a few summers ago, I had the perfect gift in mind: a wine basket filled with bottles for every momentous occasion the newly-wedded couple will celebrate together. Some of these include the wedding night, honeymoon, first house and first baby.
If you want to create your own bridal shower wine basket, here’s everything you’ll need:
- Gift tag poems from UltimateBridesmaid.com
- 1 large basket
- Your choice of wine bottles
- 1 large to jumbo size plastic gift bag
- Your choice of ribbon
- Optional: Paper crinkle (not pictured)
Choose your materials. First, the wine. I purchased seven different bottles from my local liquor store, and had a lot of fun doing it! To add a personal (and humorous) touch, I selected wines based on the brand name and how it relates to the occasion. For example, for the honeymoon tag, I bought Barefoot, since the future Mr. & Mrs. will be barefoot on the beach. For the first baby tag, I bought a bottle of Gallo Family. And for the wedding night, I got Simply Naked Chardonnay. Get it? 😉 Ha! Next, stop by your local craft store and pick out your basket, ribbon, gift bag and paper crinkle.
Print and cut out your gift tags. See the link above to get yours! Then, assign a gift tag to each of your wine bottles.
Time to assemble. Scatter the paper crinkle at the bottom of the basket for a decorative touch. I used a teal color to complement the color of the gift tags.
Arrange. Now, it’s time to arrange the bottles. This can be done however you’d like, but I tried to mix them up by gift tag colors, wine type and bottle size.
Final touches. Once you decide on an arrangement you like, I found that it’s easiest to take the bottles out before putting on the gift bag. Trust me, it gets heavy! After you get your gift bag on, finish it off with a bow and tada – you’ve got yourself a beautiful wine basket.
What’s your go-to bridal shower gift? Share your ideas with me on Instagram at @ClosetFullOfCocktails. Happy crafting!