Here's how I made my prototype:
Gather one wine bottle (yes it is empty; I had a long week, give me a break :)) and a label. I printed out the label from my fancy printer on sticker paper. I incorporated some of the fonts from our wedding invitation and literally spent two minutes getting it formatted and printed. Some tips for the wine bottle: when doing this for real, spend the time to soak off the labels so there is nothing left on the bottle; and, make sure you buy red wine. If you chill a white wine, the condensation on the bottle will ruin the label (unless you get the fancy waterproof ones, which I didn't). Take the label, put it on the bottle, and voila!
Set these out at your wedding with some colorful, fine-tipped, permanent markers. Guests write their messages on the labels and you and your hubby crack the bottles open on the designated anniversary. What a great way to remember your wedding every time you celebrate a milestone together! And, think of the cute display you could make with the bottles once you have enjoyed the wine. Group them together and put flowers in them to make a table centerpiece, or arrange them on top of your wine bar. A creative (and tasty) way to toast your nuptial memories and special anniversaries.
Here are some of the pics of our wine bottle guest book at our actual wedding:
And here are the wine bottles today, on display in our kitchen (one down, four more to go!):
I am so happy we decided on this guest book. It's been awesome to have a daily visual of our wedding and it is great to go back and look at all the sweet (and funny) messages our friends and family left for us.