How to Decorate Bride & Groom Glasses

Updated April 17, 2017

During wedding toasts, the bride and groom will fill, drink and raise flutes or glasses. Buying a set of these can be expensive. Making your own personalised bride and groom glasses can be cost-effective and will give them a personalised, individual look.

Go to your local craft or art store and choose a rub-on transfer. Buy two transfers--one for each glass. The first initial of the bride and groom's name could be used or a pretty pattern that coincides with the wedding decor. Common designs for weddings are bells, rings and doves.

Purchase two glass flutes or glasses. Clean the glasses with glass cleaner and paper towel or wash them with dishwashing liquid and towel dry. Make sure there are no dust, dirt or fingerprints before putting on the transfers.

Hold the transfers up to the glasses to decide on placement. Cut the transfer to fit if necessary. Once decided, tape the transfer onto the glass or peel the protective backing that comes on the transfer to temporarily adhere the transfer to the glass.

Rub the transfer onto the glass, using a tongue depressor or wooden craft stick. Some transfers come with a rubbing utensil in the package or you can purchase one separately.

Peel the transfer up carefully and slowly while rubbing to ensure that all of the detail is adhering to the glass. If not, continue to rub in the spot that is missing detail until the transfer is complete on the glass.


If there are two separate designs you would like to use together, more than one transfer can be cut to be combined on one glass. Wearing latex gloves while transferring the design will decrease the number of fingerprints on the glasses afterward.

Things You'll Need

  • Rub-on transfer of design or letters
  • Glass cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Wooden tongue depressor or craft stick
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Maude Coffey retired after 10 years working as a professional body modification artist in the tattoo industry. She is certified in principles of infection control and blood-borne pathogens. Coffey received additional training and classes, such as anatomy, jewelry standards and aftercare, from the Association of Professional Piercers. Coffey aims to educate about safe tattooing and piercing practices while writing for various websites.