Let’s face it, your guests might have had one too many glasses of red before they remember they have to write in your wedding guest book. Let them relax and jot a quick message without the pressure of filling a whole page.

Corks are a great alternative to the traditional guest book, especially for winery weddings. After the big day, they’ll make a unique and personal display on the hall table or mantlepiece of your newlywed home.

Click to download the free sign.

These days with an increasing amount of wines under screw cap you mind find it hard collecting enough corks yourself (though you can certainly have fun trying!). Instead, you could ask your winery venue or a local restaurant if they have used spares, or you can try Etsy.

Photography by Eon Images | Styling by byGabrielle | Flowers by Poppies Flowers 

Ms Gingham says: Lovely idea. Maybe after you’ve collected all the corks you could make a piece of wall art with them? Hmmmm…. creative juices are flowing!!!

I am Alicia Parsons, the Atypical Type A. I live in Adelaide, South Australia in a modest townhouse with my new hubby Ryan (aka The Man). I am the owner and graphic designer behind Akimbo, which specialises in quirky invitations, announcements and greetings.

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