Just in case your guests forget who’s wedding they are at, why not have a (not so) subtle reminder in the form of giant flashy light letters in the shape of your initials?!
OK, they might not be up to Moulin Rouge levels of glamour, but they can be made pretty easily by anyone with a bit of DIY spirit in their heart. The best thing is – they are personalised and bespoke to you, and that makes them special. Just like you (eeek, that was cheesy).
The letters you see above were made by my very hands…whilst holding a drill and jigsaw. If you’ve no idea what those words mean, this might be more DIY than you’re willing go. If you embrace power tools and a lick of elbow grease, read on…
Step 1: Draw Out and Cut Your Letters
The first step to making the letters is to figure out what size wooden board you’ll be cutting the letters from. We used one sheet of plywood from B&Q, which was 1.2m x 2.4m and 18mm thick. Quite big, you might be thinking. But these are giant letters, so they need a giant bit of wood!
Transporting such a large sheet of wood is tricky for most of us, so take advantage of the in-store cutting service. They will put the sheet on their magical saw machine (they probably call it something much less exciting) and they will cut it to your requirements. The cuts must be straight and all the way through the sheet, so unfortunately you won’t be able to ask them to cut a “D and H please”, but at least you can get the overall size right.
Before you go to the hardware store, draw your letters out on a piece of paper so you have your dimensions ready. The image below shows the dimensions we used for our D and H letters, and also the strips needed for the legs.