Aww…this brings me back. October 5th, 2013 was our wedding day and we wanted to have a creative wedding favor for our guests to take home. I was sick of the mint ones that say “We were MINT to be” or the bridal dress boxes filled with candies. I wanted something that someone would actually use and enjoy. We had our wedding in Minnesota since that was where we originally grew up with family, but we currently live in Arizona. I thought Mexican coca-cola bottles were super fun and way cheaper than ordering already-made favors! Another added bonus was our wedding colors were red, white, and black!
To make these you will need red sparkly ribbon, a couple red stamp pads, white and red swirly straws, tag label, a CHEERS stamp, and a date roller stamp. We got all the accessories at our local Michael’s store. Make sure you print the weekly coupons (they have 40-50% off one item each week!) To save money, I brought my mother, friends, and fiance with me so we could all pickup an item we needed. Trust me, it was worth the bother to save whatever we could! You will also need coke bottles and we found a great deal at our local Costco store. I think we ended up with 6 cases of coke!
The first part was to stamp the CHEERS sign on each individual tag. We bought these pre-cut labels from Michael’s as well but you could definitely make your own (we didn’t have time!) Once you have the cheers done, flip them over to the back to stamp on the date. You can also sign your signatures there but we didn’t. It was handy having the date stamper but it wasn’t cheap either. After you get all those done, you will need to go back and using the stamp pad, brush it against all the edges of the tag. This gave it that vintage, dreamy look we were going for.
Test a few ribbons to see what length you need and cut them at an angle so it looks more fancy. Start to tie the ribbon around the neck of the coke bottle and before you make a knot, slide the red/white swirly straw between it.
I think they turned out super cute for people who don’t drink alcohol and the kids used them for our toast during the wedding. Note that once your straws are attached, be gentle because we had a bunch slip out even though they were knotted down.
We had the most compliments on these coke favors and people were asking if they could take the extras home! It was awesome to see empty bottles everywhere during the dance.
If you want a unique memory, I would definitely encourage you to make your own coke bottle favors :) Cheers to marriage!
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