Buy mini glass bottles or Grolsch beer bottles (and remove the labels) and fill to the three-quarter mark with olive oil. Add a sprig of rosemary for flavour. Loop the string, attached to the label, around the top of each bottle. Leave a bottle next to each place setting.

Photograph by Nato Welton, styling by Polly Atkinson

Glass bottles with stoppers, £57.82 for 24, JBC Online. Porcelain labels, £3.50, De Puddy.

As seen in the July/August 2009 issue of Brides.