How to Make Custom Wine Bottle Labels for Your Wedding

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Custom labels add an elegant touch to your reception.

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Items you will need

  • Printer
  • Weather-resistant vinyl labels
  • Wine in bottles
  • Old towels
  • Mineral oil
  • Scouring pad
  • Scraper tool
  • Dish soap

Custom wine labels add a classy yet budget-friendly touch to your wedding celebration. Not only are they beautiful and personal, they can hide the fact that you're not exactly serving top-notch wine. A custom label hides that "sin" and gives your wedding reception a pulled-together look. Remove the original labels from the bottles to enhance the overall effect.

Step 1

Design your labels on your computer. Use design software, or choose a piece of scrapbook paper in a wedding design or floral pattern that matches your colors. Scan it the paper into your computer and scale it to the size of the label to form a frame.

Step 2

Choose an elegant, swirling font in a complementary color and center your names and the wedding date within the frame.

Step 3

Print out the design onto weather-resistant vinyl labels. These are manufactured to work in both ink-jet and laser computer printers. Look for 4-by-5-inch or 4-by-3.33-inch labels, which look most like commercial wine bottle labels.

Step 4

Lay several wine bottles, label side up, on an old towel.

Step 5

Coat each label with mineral oil. Wait for an hour while the oil soaks through the paper and into the glue backing.

Step 6

Scrub the label with a scouring pad to remove it. If the label is stubborn, gently scrape it off with a razor or similar scraping tool.

Step 7

Clean off residual glue with dish soap and water. Let the bottles dry.

Step 8

Affix your new labels in place evenly. Getting them on straight can be a challenge, so work slowly and have some extra labels on hand.


  • Paper labels will smear if they get wet or if wine drips down the bottle. Vinyl labels give your bottles a more polished and professional look.


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