Preparing for the wedding is requires a lot of attention and careful planning. Nevertheless, you can get maximum pleasure and fun from choosing a wedding theme, color palette, the guest list, thinking out an entertainment program, menu, decor and the most insignificant but sweet little things to your heart.
The champagne glasses are undoubtedly one of the main attributes of a wedding ceremony. Their design and decoration amaze with diversity. A wide range of both natural and artificial materials is used for decoration. To create an effective composition, design masters use paints, flowers, rhinestones, sequins, pearls and other embellishments. Are you attracted to the idea to decorate your glasses? In this way you can use the colors and the theme of your celebration, you can use a variety of techniques and choose a simple or more elaborate craft ideas. Have a look at these DIY Wedding champagne flutes ideas and see which one can be the inspiration for your own special day!
DIY Wedding champagne flutes ideas and materials
Hardly anyone will argue that the wedding is one of the most exciting events not only in the life of any woman, but also in the life of her husband-to-be. In the pre-wedding hassle it is easy to miss some important details. That is why having a to-do list in advance and following it exactly will save a lot of nerves and you will not to miss anything. Among the small but very important details of the celebration is the decoration of bride and groom champagne glasses. After all, 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.
Having looked at the numerous master classes and DIY Wedding champagne flutes ideas and tutorials, we came to the conclusion that the most common decoration options are:
- decoration by gluing and attaching a variety of elements – flowers, pearls, rhinestones, ribbons, glitter, etc. The decor 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 small 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. It is advisable to practice using a simple technique, gradually moving to complex decoration. Do not forget to de-grease the surface of the champagne flutes with a cloth moistened with alcohol. The main rule is accuracy so take your time and make sure you cleaned the glue bumps and drops as well as fingerprints. The glue should be of high quality and not leave marks on the glasses.
What materials can you use for decorating bride and groom champagne flutes? Here are some ideas:
- Lace and ribbons – the easiest technique is to tie a bow of lace ribbons at the base of a wedding champagne glass. You can also wrap a glass with a lace, previously coated with PVA glue. After drying, remove adhesive residues with water. 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 ideas 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 to the glasses immediately before the celebration. Flower decoration looks best when combined with rhinestones, pearls, sequins, shells, etc.
- Painting – 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 champagne flutes exceptionally festive.
- Beads, sequins and rhinestones look beautiful. They can be fixed with a glue gun or water resistant instant glue. The type of decoration depends on the skill and you will see some magnificent examples in the photo gallery below.
How to decorate bride and groom champagne flutes?
Once you have chosen the materials for the decoration of your wedding champagne flutes, 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 for you!
How to decorate wedding champagne glasses with rhinestones? 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. They are suitable for creating traditional wedding symbols like the outlines of hearts or pigeons and with multi-colored ones you can create original fantasy patterns. 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 flower or heart shaped brooches as an accent.
How to decorate wedding flutes with ribbons? Decorating bride and groom wine 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. An option is to use ribbons in different colors, textures and width, 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 tuxedo and the glass of the bride is decorated with a veil or a white skirt. When decorating glasses with ribbons you can add decorative elements like beads, small rhinestones or flowers.
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 glass. Choose white or and cream colors that match with the bride’s dress and optionally add an accent color.
Decorating bride and groom flutes with glitter is an easy technique and a great choice for rose and gold wedding, Winter Wonderland theme, etc. Glitter comes in almost any shade so you can easily find one that blends in the color scheme of your wedding. The easiest way is to cover the glass surface with PVA glue, sprinkle glitter on top, and shake off the residue, then leave it to dry completely. Apply any transparent nail polish to fix the decoration. You can also use stencil to make different glitter pattering. Attach the stencil to the glass with tape and then apply glue on the surface with a brush. Sprinkle the glitter on the glue and after drying, the residue is brushed off with a dry brush.
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 flutes 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. . It is advisable to decorate champagne and wine glasses in the same style.
Decoupage technique allows you to transfer any pattern to glasses. Having trained on simple glasses it is easy to realize wedding-themed patterns and compositions on wine glasses. After de-greasing the glass, you can start the decoration process. Make sure to put masking tape on the rims of the glasses so that the glue does not come into contact with the lips while drinking. This technique allows you to combine different decorations like feathers, beads and ribbons in order to impress guests with a unique masterpiece.