16 DIY Ways to Personalize Your Winter Wedding!


Every couple wants their wedding day to truly reflect who they are and what they hold most dear. So finding ways to personalize ceremony and reception elements is key. Will you incorporate your names, your initials or monogram, a treasured quotation, symbols of special places (where you met, where you are from), a craft you love, a treasured family heirloom? To help you think about it, we found 16 lovely ways to make your winter wedding day truly yours with meaningful personal touches!

Personalize Your Ceremony: 8 Lovely Ideas

If you’re a crafty couple, then DIY wedding elements like some below will be a breeze. However, we also suggest other personal touches such as treasured items you may be given or custom pieces you may have specially made—from traditional to trendy.

How to Personalize a Winter Wedding Ceremony with Unique Elements

1 – Monogrammed locket charm on your bouquet
Aside from bearing your monogram, this may hold a photo of a loved one or childhood photos of you and your groom. A sweet idea found via Elizabeth Anne Designs (Beaux Arts Photographie).

2 – Heirloom wedding ring
What a treasure this would be, handed down from a beloved member of your groom’s or your family! (image by Megan W Photography, via Sound Options)

3 – Personalized wedding toss bags
So easy and yet such a nice touch. Simply make or order custom labels on favor bags made of paper—like these from Evermine—to have your wedding toss petals, confetti or rice match your ceremony motif.

4 – Magazine-style wedding programs
Guests can get to know more about you and read your love story in this cool format, available from Wedding Paper Divas.

5 – Custom canvas backdrop
Have this designed to declare your love as it complements your wedding theme, from classic to modern. Several styles to choose from at Weddingstar.

6 – Personalized wedding handkerchief
Embroidered with your special details of this day, and presented as a bridal dress. Available from Personalization Mall (although mom or grandma might already have  one for you!)

7 – Personalized ring box
In place of the traditional ring pillow, have a wooden keepsake box personalized with your names and wedding date. We found this mod-rustic hexagonal one at KlikKlak Blocks.

8 – Aisle decoration
Choose special wordings for an aisle sign that you could either DIY or purchase from a wedding paper goods designer, like Dogwood Blossoms Stationery.

Personalize Your Reception: 8 Creative Projects

Continue the unique and meaningful elements at your reception, with decorative touches that highlight the winter season or simply say, “This is us!”

Creative Ways to Personalize Your Winter Wedding Reception. Curated by Bellenza.

1 – Rustic chalkboard wedding sign
Welcome guests, point the way, state a special message—any of these would look just darling on a quaint chalkboard sign framed in wood scraps, as we found via Bridal Musings (Jenny Cruger Photography).

2 – Backdrop banner
This rustic-style banner for the Best Day Ever was DIYed by a real bride in a lovely wedding we discovered on Style Me Pretty (Laura Nelson Photography). You can make one, too!

3 – Wood-slice wedding wish sign
Woodsy elements are perfect for cozying up a rustic winter wedding, just like this wedding wish sign from a real wedding featured on The Knot.

4 – Personalized cup sleeves
With a hot cup of coffee or cocoa being just the thing for a wintertime wedding, why not make them “yours” with custom messages and wedding details on sleeves like these from Beau-coup.

5 – Decorated champagne glasses
Have fun dressing up your wedding toast glasses as “bride and groom” following the easy tutorial courtesy of Darice.

6 – Couple chair signs
You can get as personal as you’d like with your newlywed chair signs, crafting them with Mr. and Mrs., your names or an amusing quip. Or you can order pre-made ones like these, thanks to lovely sources like BHLDN.

7 – Peg doll cake toppers
Get your craft on with these adorable DIY bride and groom toppers that come ready-to-make in a kit, from Goose Grease (etsy shop).

8 – Personalized winter tea bags
For serving at the reception or giving to guests as favors, custom tea bags that celebrate the season—like these available from Beau-coup—add that special attention-to-detail look!

So which of these ways will you choose to personalize your winter wedding? We have our own faves. Let us know yours in a comment below!

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