March 27, 2008

Bailey's & Coffee Please

One of the things Nick & I are planning for the wedding is Bailey's. I love to add a little Bailey's to my coffee. Doing something like this is so much easier when you're having a wedding at someone's house. I can't imagine the caterer at a hotel letting me throw Bailey's on the table for less than $10 each. Know what I mean?
Anyway, the idea was settled, but we couldn't decide what to put it in so people would know it's not creamer, hehe. Uh oh, Grandma's drunk! I've been searching high & low for some individual creamer containers that might be a little different. Then one day I was emptying my dishwasher and took a look at the little frappuccino bottle I'd just washed to use as a mini vase.

(photo tip, never take pictures next to a bright pink carton of grapefruit juice, baaad color)

Behold the perfect, yet affordable bottle. It's just the right shape, no? It looks like a mini milk bottle, which is just what I wanted. And, I get to reuse a bunch of old frappuccino bottles. Reduce, recycle, reuse! So now I just need to figure out the best way to label it. I had thought about a tag tied to the neck with ribbon, but that could get messy. Then I thought I could get some vinyl cut by an old friend and just stick on the word "Bailey's". Seems easy enough, but I can't make up my mind.
Here's where you come in. I've mocked up some rickety versions of 4 different ideas I have. #'s 1-3 would be labels, stuck right to the bottle. Version #4 is adhesive vinyl cut lettering. Please, vote for your favorite by leaving a comment!

(That fabric they're sitting on is what my table runners will be made of)

23 comments:

Katie Jean said...

what a great idea!! I can't really decide which one is my favorite. I think it's either 1 or 2, could be 4. But I'm going to say 1. Final answer. haha. Was that any help?

Motley Misfits said...

I really like #1 and #3. I like the simple text :)

polkadotcreations said...

I think it needs to be #1 or #2 so that people realize it's meant for the coffee and not for guzzling from the bottle ;-)

KathyK said...

Those are all cute, but I like #1 the best.

jessi said...

I vote for #1 - and I agree with polka dot about distinguishing that it is for coffee.

Nutsy Coco said...

I like #1 and #3 the best but I agree too that #1 is best for distinguishing what it's for.

Jenn Maruska said...

Okay, here's where the nit-picky designer in me comes out. I like the little steamy coffee cup illustration in #1.... but I like the color and text of #4 (without the brackets). I would have "Bailey's" with the little steamy coffee cup above it.

I agree with Polkadot - you want to make sure people know it's an additive for ADULTS to put in their coffee.

Drunk children could mess up your wedding.

(Oh, and if you need any more of those bottles I can hook you up.

And also, I get a free bottle of Bailey's if you choose my idea, right? Whoo hoo!)

Rachel - SeasideQuilts said...

I like #1 too!

iSew said...

I too think it needs to say that it's for coffee. Nick likes #2 because it looks "American" to him. I am loving all the opinions. Thank you!

spaz said...

i like #1 and #2. and i loooove bailey's in my tea!

Rosebud Collection said...

I think I like #4, it is very simple and neat looking.

shannon said...

Cute little bottles, I like #1.

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Good thinking.I vote #4

LeeAnn said...

Excellent idea! I love the little steamy cup icon in #1. I could see that bottle sitting on my counter top!

Junie Moon said...

My vote is for #1. If you have any fabric left from your tablerunner, I would cut strips and tie one around the neck of each bottle, too.

Debbie said...

Number three is my favorite. Great idea!

~wenhether~ said...

I am loving number 4!! I might have to try something with these little bottles myself!

Jody said...

1 or 2 because they're the clearest as to what's in the container.

Neat idea!

Katie said...

I just found your blog and I love following along with your wedding plans! I like the label on bottle #1, but they are all really cute ideas! :-)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I like #1 the best---it's fantastic! I think that makes it obvious that it's for coffee too, which was a good point that ms. maruska brought up.

KathyK said...

Oh Yeah, Maggie wanted to vote for #2. Not that she gets to sample any :-)

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Just remember that Baileys doesn't have an apostrophe :-)

Jen said...

I can't decide! I like #3 & #4.