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So we knew we wanted alcohol at our reception but we knew we were going to have to get creative because of our budget. That's when Trader Joe's 2 Buck Chuck came into my life. Unfortunately, grocery stores in TN are not allowed to sell wine, but I picked up a few bottles on a trip to ATL to try it out and I loved it! A few weekends ago E's groomsman B and his wife C went to Atlanta and kindly picked up all the wine we needed for the wedding so we wouldn't have to make an extra trip. I felt kinda funny about serving such cheap wine so I decided to make it unrecognizable and I designed and printed my own wine bottle labels for the wine. I found these awesome 3×4 in labels that are inkjet printable AND waterproof (don't ask me how that's possible- I didn't think it was!) from They had super speedy service and the labels turned out great! See for yourself!

E and his dad have been busy removing the labels from 8 cases of wine! This week my mom and her friends will get the ‘easy' part of sticking all the pretty labels on! πŸ™‚

As for me I have alot of errands this week including final dress alterations and designing programs and packing for the honeymoon. Crazy times! I'll try to update as much as possible but bear with me! πŸ™‚ ONLY 5 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • That is such a great idea…. I am bookmarking this page for future reference!!

  • Great idea! I’m going to have to remember that one.

  • Cristin

    Oh Budget Savvy Bride! I was so happy to see these labels on your site today. My fiancee and I are marrying in May and we had a heated debate over buying the labels from OnlineLabels and printing them at home versus sending OL our artwork and having them do the printing.

    Did you think that your inkjet printer did a good enough job? I’m worried it won’t be able to handle the waterproof paper and everything will smudge!

  • Two Buck Chuck is awesome! This is a great idea – love it. I’ve been stalking these websites: and to purchase good wine at a deep discount. Since I too am in TN and can’t have wine shipped to me, I’m sending it to my parents and they will haul it across state lines. I’m sure this is illegal, but I don’t care. πŸ™‚
    Frugal MacDougal has good deals too.

    • Amy

      I just moved to NC from TN. It’s not illegal to bring wine across lines. We do it frequently. However, it’s cheaper to buy alcohol in GA or NC because of the low taxes. So, you did it doubly well.

      Everything is so nice. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out. I know I keep saying this… so get married already!!

  • super cute – love the labels!
    (and 2 buck chuck!)

  • They look great… and from what I hear that wine isn’t bad either. Don’t feel bad!!

  • Liz

    Congrats on your 2 buck chuck treasure. I am a few blocks away from the Trader Joe’s in Midtown Atlanta and I am in there every other day for one fabulous thing or another. 2 buck chuck being at the top of my grocery list every time. It’s my most favorite wine and I find it to be better than lots of other wines that are even in the $20 and $30 dollar range. I love how I can buy a CASE of it for what some people spend on just 1 or 2 bottles. Ridiculous.
    I keep at least 6 bottles of good ole’ chuck on hand at all times. Ya never know when you’re going to have company! πŸ˜‰

    Your labels are gorgous – congrats on a fabulous DIY budget friendly project!!!!!!

  • Love the labels! Your paper motif is fab and I can’t wait to see everything come together for your big day πŸ™‚

  • Ok, that is hands down BRILLIANT! Can’t believe you have only 5 more days.

  • Emily

    I went to the website to check this out. Did you get the weatherproof labels? How much did you end up spending?

  • Cheryl

    Those look awesome!!! Looking forward to putting them on the wine bottles.

  • kay*

    i can’t believe the big day is only 5 days away! i remember reading like…your first blog post and now it’s almost time. wow! time flies!!!

  • Cute design, I love the monogram you used! You can get personalized wine labels from Bottle Your Brand that are cheaper than the ones you bought and they’ll do the printing for you!

    It would be really stressful to have to make sure your printer is calibrated correctly for color and also aligned correctly to prevent smudges so it seems like it makes the most sense to have someone do it for you!

  • First of all: these labels look fantastic

    Second of all: what’s wrong with cheap wine??? Love that too!!!!!

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