Preparing for the wedding requires a lot of attention and careful planning. One can revel in the pleasure and fun of choosing a wedding theme, color palette, thinking out an entertainment program, menu, and décor. The champagne glasses are undoubtedly one of the main attributes of a wedding ceremony. Their design and decoration can amaze the attendees with diversity.
One trend that’s gaining immense popularity is decorated wedding glasses. You can create masterpieces embellished with laces, ribbons, flowers, and beads. A wide range of both natural and artificial materials can be used for decoration. You can use the colors and theme of your celebration and choose between a simple or more elaborate craft idea.
And of course, the choice of glassware is just as important as the choice of the hall for the ceremony. Have a look at these DIY wedding glasses ideas and see which one can inspire your special day!
Ideas and Materials:
The glasses of the bride and groom are not only a decoration of the wedding table but also one of the very first and most important relics of the new family. Naturally, every couple wants to have unique and inimitable glasses, which could be proudly shown to friends, and later to children and grandchildren. This is the reason why many brides prefer to decorate the champagne glasses by themselves instead of buying them from a wedding shop. The most common decoration options are:
decoration by gluing and attaching a variety of elements – flowers, pearls, rhinestones, ribbons, glitter, etc. The décor of the glasses may include details connected with the profession of the newlyweds.
hand painting, which requires, however, experience and a steady hand, especially if you are going to draw something specific and with minute details.
When choosing the decorative materials you need to make sure that they are suitable for the overall color scheme or theme of the wedding. The main thing is accuracy, so take your time and make sure you cleaned the glue bumps and drops as well as any visible fingerprints.
Here are some ideas you can use for decorating the bride and groom glass:
The easiest technique is to tie a bow of lace ribbons at the base of a wedding champagne glass. You can also wrap the glass with lace. You can use satin or organza ribbons, depending on the style of the wedding you can combine them with burlap or other materials.
Flower buds are ideal for making a composition. You can choose artificial flowers and glue them to the flutes. If you prefer natural flowers, you need to keep them in water for several hours and attach them to the glasses immediately before the celebration. Flower decoration looks best when combined with rhinestones, pearls, sequins, shells, etc.
Glass or acrylic paints are useful for creating patterns like monograms, plant motifs, rings, a dancing couple, Mr. and Mrs., date of the wedding, etc.
Golden or silver glitter looks especially festive and makes the bride and groom's wedding glasses exceptionally festive.
Beads, sequins, and rhinestones give a beautiful look. They can be fixed with a glue gun or water-resistant instant glue. The finalized decoration depends on your skill but you can see some magnificent examples in the photo gallery below to make it easier.
Once you have chosen the materials for the decoration of your wedding glasses, it is time to start working. Remember that glasses should be washed and then thoroughly degreased with alcohol or acetone. Otherwise, the decorative elements will not stick well. Your hands should be kept as clean as possible throughout the work process. If you use different decorative elements they may require different glue, so check if you have all the materials and tools that you need.
Here are some useful tips when decorating wedding glasses:
Using rhinestones is one of the easiest and at the same time the most effective ways of decoration. The rhinestones can be either one color or in completely different shades. It is best if you choose rhinestones of small sizes because they have the largest number of facets, which means that they catch and reflect light best, effectively shimmering with all the colors of the rainbow and attracting the attention of others. Optionally, you can use mini flowers or heart-shaped brooches as an accent.
Decorating bride and groom glasses with ribbons is another simple and very budget-friendly option. You can take ribbons of the same color and wrap them in a spiral around the glass stem, crowning the base with a bow in the same tone – this design will look strict and sophisticated. Another option is to use ribbons in different colors, textures, and widths, depending on your imagination and design idea.
One of the most popular designs is dressing the glasses for the bride and groom. The glass of the groom is decorated to resemble a man in a tuxedo and the glass of the bride is decorated with a veil or a white skirt.
Wedding glasses decorated with lace are adorable, romantic, and very beautiful. They look delicate and those who prefer airiness and lightness would love such designs. This type of decoration is easy to make as lace is easily glued to the glass. Choose white or cream colors that match with the bride’s dress and optionally add an accent color.
Rustic and country-style wedding decoration is based on the use of natural fabrics, materials, and simple decorative elements that enhance the connection with nature. To decorate the wedding glasses you can use rope, twine, burlap, lace, flowers, twigs, moss, bark, etc. Choose a color palette for decoration that is close to the shade of the earth, grass, trees. Indeed, these are real works of art that will decorate your wedding table and give pleasure to the bride and groom.