From the bride: I started collecting bottles right away, so 5 months before the wedding. I asked all my friends and family to save all jars and bottles. I collected about 250 pieces. The de-labeling took about 20 hours. 8 hours of hot gluing twine. I didn’t spend a dime on bottles! Just twine, corn feed, candles and flowers. My table settings cost a total of $375 for 18 tables.