Whisky Tables

I’m a wine drinker. The occasional sparkling-wine drinker. I’d be a champagne drinker if I could afford to buy it all the time, but since I can’t, I’ll settle for the still stuff.


My Facebook cover picture / Image via FBCoverStreet

Jack, on the other hand, is a whisky drinker. A tiny bit annoying, because I hate whisky. He will drink my wine and I will not touch any of his stash. Must keep reminding myself that this is better for my waistline.

As this wedding represents both of us, we decided to allow him the honour of naming our tables, and he had the ever so grand idea of naming them after his favourite single malts. Not because it adds a bit of his personality into the wedding, oh no, but because that means he has to finish more bottles before our wedding. You see—to display the names of our tables, we shall be putting flowers in the empty bottles and using them in our centrepieces.

I thought it was a great idea. There is no way he’ll drink 10–13 bottles of whisky before September, but luckily we have other whisky drinkers in the family and they are more than happy to donate their empty bottles to our collection.

We bought a little bouquet of flowers and popped a rose in a bottle to see what it would look like.


Success! It’s cute, don’t you think?? Of course this now means that we can only buy whisky that is in a cute bottle.

So far the Cardhu and Monkey Shoulder bottles are the prettiest—check out the Monkeys!


Images via Whisky Boys

Did anyone else do something that reflected their personalities in their centrepieces? Was it a joint thing or just one of you?


Mrs. Jackrabbit

Brighton, UK
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September 2013
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  1. bluewhale Member
    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 6:08 am

    I LOVE this idea. How awesome. At my brother’s wedding they actually had a bottle of scotch at every table. This is an awesome way to incorporate the whisky without breaking the bank :)

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    kmarie719 795 posts, Busy bee @ 6:19 am

    What a cute idea!

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    bmb5260 68 posts, Worker bee @ 6:20 am

    I might steal this idea! I love whiskey, my fiancé loves beer though. This is the cutest idea ever!

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    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:23 am

    Cute! I LOVE whiskey, that’s my DRINK haha. Whiskey on the rocks! Love that look, I never thought a rose in a whiskey bottle would look so lovely! Can’t wait to see your final collection :)

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    new york bride 13 334 posts, Helper bee @ 6:26 am

    I love this idea! The rose looks great in the bottle. And I think my fiance would adore it – he loves whiskey and scotch and all of that!

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    Jenn, Guest @ 6:26 am

    FI loves the woods and creek on his family farm. He knows so much about trees and animals and has spent more time outside than in!

    So, we are making centerpieces with tall, clear vases, filling the bottoms with rocks from the creek, and putting a couple of willow branches in each one to flow up and out. :-)

  7. mssquirrel Member
    mssquirrel 276 posts, Helper bee @ 6:27 am

    This is such a great idea! I love how it captures your personalities (and helps take the edge off wedding planning….)

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    jmarvellous 550 posts, Busy bee @ 6:33 am

    We aren’t having table assignments, but if we were, I can bet my fiance would be glad to use this system.

    Those bottles are terrific.

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    hma812 368 posts, Helper bee @ 6:38 am

    I’m having a groom’s cake made for my fiance and it’s going to be of his favorite bottle of whiskey.

  10. mslemur Member
    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 6:41 am

    Oh I love that you’re incorporating something about you guys… or him anyway 😉

    And this is going to look great on the tables! For a really good deal too… talk about re-purposing items!

  11. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:47 am

    What a fun idea! This is the perfect way to incorporate more of the groom’s interests, since they are not always overly represented in the wedding day :)

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    sharonmariep, Guest @ 6:50 am

    very pretty,we were going to do the same with the wine bottles and some beer bottles until we ended up getting a venue who will include the center pieces.
    your tables will be awsome,share pics after please :)

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 7:17 am

    That’s a great way to personalize this mundane wedding aspect.

  14. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:35 am

    That is such a cute idea! I’d offer to help with the bottles, but I’m more of a bourbon girl.

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:53 am

    That is so adorable! And what a little schemer, making it an excuse to drink more whiskey… 😉

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    cowpoke06 132 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:15 am

    I love it! What a unique way to show his personality! My fiance is a wedding photographer so we decided to have take pictures of numbers he sees out in the real world and use those as our table numbers. He loved the idea and I know he’ll have fun hunting down all those numbers :)

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:28 am

    @Miss Squirrel: Preach!

    I’m all about these, I would take tons of pictures of them if I were a guest. Great idea Jackrabbits! :)

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    StephanieHerbsty 25 posts, Newbee @ 12:32 pm

    So unique! I think it’s wonderful that you guys got creative and came up with centerpieces that would reflect your fiance’s personality. Plus, I’m sure he’s excited now that he has a really, really good reason to start drinkin some quality whiskey :)

    Are you going to use wine bottles at all for you?

  19. msmongoose Member
    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 1:01 pm

    This is such a great way to integrate your guys’ personality into the wedding decor–such a great idea and it’ll save you a ton of $$ on centerpieces (since the bottles serve two purposes–to drink and to hold!)

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    chronicwhimsy 2581 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:22 pm

    Definitely check out Old Pulteney! My FH loves it – it’s a Scottish sea-whisky, slightly salty – and it comes it in the cutest bottle:


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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 5:39 pm

    His is such a great, unique idea!

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    HOGUE 28 posts, Newbee @ 5:25 am

    This is such a great idea!

  23. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:19 pm

    I love that this is a groom thing. You definetley don’t see the groom’s personality reflected on centerpieces often.

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    jordyanna 476 posts, Helper bee @ 12:45 am

    Such a great idea! Must pass it along to my fiance … He’d love it too!

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