If you’re planning a wedding right now, chances are you have a friend or two or ten who are getting married soon as well. And, odds are also pretty high that you’ve been attending your fair share of bridal showers, and that you’d looove some fun ideas to keep the excitement alive.
Well, have no fear…here is the most adorable DIY gift for the wine-loving bride-to-be in your life! My girlfriends and I presented one of our engaged (now married) friends with a “wine poem basket” – a gift basket of six wine bottles, each tied with a decorative ribbon and labeled with a different poem celebrating an occasion that lies in the couple’s future. It was a total hit with all the ladies in the room and provided lots of laughs!
Here are the poems that are attached to the bottles, taken from Amazing Bridal Showers. I also included some wine/ribbon ideas for each theme, but you can really get creative and do pretty much anything with it. Enjoy!!
Wedding Night - Champagne (white tulle ribbon)
The night you have dreamed of is finally here
The future surrounds you with hope and yet fear
You’ve wanted so long to find your perfect mate
Sip this wine and toast this perfect date
The night is meant for you to share
Enjoy each other – a perfect pair!!
First Fight - Red Wine (black tulle ribbon)
When fights occur and tempers get hot
Pour a glass and be thankful for what you’ve got
If you always agreed it would certainly be a bore
And by asking for Krissy’s hand Bernie is surely in for more!
First Anniversary - White Wine (cream tulle ribbon)
Been married a year, where did the time go?
No longer newlyweds, now you are pros
Hope the days found you in good health and good spirit
Keep saying I love you – one always needs to hear it!
Now toast this first date, it’s certainly not the last
And as you build your future don’t ever forget the past!
First Dinner Party - White Wine (gold tulle ribbon)
Open your home to entertain and eat
Catch up with old friends and new ones to meet
When the night is over share this bottle of wine
But don’t sit down yet – it’s clean up time!!
Christmas Eve - Beaujolais (red and green tulle ribbon)
A wise man said wine is better than beer
And now is the season for lots of holiday cheer
So pop the cork and relax a bit,
And when the night is through,
Kiss goodnight, close your eyes
And Santa will be good to you!
First Baby - Champagne or Cider (pink and blue tulle ribbon)
The news that a baby will soon share your life
will make you a mother, not only a wife
You’ll see it through good times and sometimes through bad
______ the loving mother, and _____ the dearest dad
Sadly _____ (groom) must drink this one alone, and _____(bride) with an empty glass
Sit back and relax – nine months will quickly pass!