If you are a lover of modern and contemporary designs and you want your wedding to be infused with lovely clean lines and sophistication you gotta read this! We rounded up the top 22 handmade wedding decorations for a contemporary wedding to help you plan one unforgettable day.
In 2020 we are seeing couples incorporate mirrors into their modern wedding decor and it looks beautiful. Mirrors are being used as signage and as added decor elements (such as dance floors and aisle runners) that make a big impact on your special day. Here are a few of our favorite mirrored elements for a contemporary wedding in 2020.
Photo by: Krista Mason Photography
Beautifully romantic mirrored wedding table by 204 Events.
Photo Credit: Thelane.com
Blow your guests away with this stunning mirrored wedding aisle. Absolutely looks like your floating down the aisle to say “I Do”.
Photo Credit: MarthaStewartWeddings.com
A great way to WOW your guests is by having unique and beautiful table centerpieces. Adding your own personal flair into your centerpieces can really connect you with your wedding decor and make it memorable.
Choose a modern geometric shaped item (or any shape you like), decorate it with your favorite flower or greenery, and voila a memorable, modern wedding centerpiece. Easy to do in the comfort of your home.
Photo By: Trent Bailey Photography via MarthaStewartWeddings
Photo by: Etsy – BridalandPresent
A unique and memorable wedding table centerpiece with a double hoop design.
This new trend is something we absolutely adore. Mirrored signage is popping up at all types of weddings in 2020, but we think it works best with a contemporary theme. You can use a mirror to handwrite your escort cards, menu, or directions to the ceremony or reception.
Photo by: Stoffer Photography | Caligraphy by CT
A stunning seating chart if we ever saw one. This handmade wedding sign is perfect for your contemporary wedding. Don’t have great handwriting? No worries, you can easily hire a caligrapher or enlist a family friend. Your guests will love this design element.
Photography By Graham Terhune (via: Stylemepretty)
Photo By: Jose Villa via Brides
Handmade wedding decor doesn’t mean you have to DIY them yourself. There are tons of options now where you can hire a professional to hand-make your decor. Another great idea for handmade contemporary wedding decor is your escort cards.
Photo Credit: Rachel May Photo via Pinterest
This gorgeous, modern escort card display has beautiful handwritten names and elegant gold seals. Paired with the sleek look of a vintage mirror the overall look is clean and sophisticated. A great wedding design element for a contemporary wedding day.
Photo By: Abby Jiu Photography via StyleMePretty
Lucite – Clean Lines & Limited Decor
No one said your modern wedding has to be boring and lack decor, in 2020 it is actually the opposite. Brides are choosing to decorate their modern wedding with clean lines, lots of colors, and gorgeous floral displays. How they manage to keep it looking minimalistic and contemporary is by using lucite chairs and decor.
Photo Via: Style Me Pretty
Photo By: Etsy Shop – WeddingSignShopCo
Handmade Wedding Invitations
Make your modern wedding truly unique by making your own invites and there are so many beautiful choices for handmade wedding invitations. You can choose to print them yourself at home, handwrite them, or hire someone to DIY them for you.
We stumbled upon a great website that allows you to design and create your own unique DIY wedding invitations. Check them out – Magnet Street.
Photo by: Magnet Street
Photo By Etsy – Green Mango Craft
DIY Vases & Centerpieces
If you are the crafty type and really want to make your wedding unique, you can DIY some decorative vases. The Craft Patch has a great tutorial that explains each step to create one-of-a-kind, stunning vases with little effort. Mix and match some geometric patterns for an ultra-modern look.
Photo Via: DeerPearlFlowers.com
A wonderful new trend in wedding centerpieces is the geometric terrarium. Imagine your guest’s surprise when they are seated for dinner and see such a modern, yet earthy centerpiece. Definitely a conversation piece to get your guests meeting and chatting with each other.
What a great idea! DIY an area at your wedding reception that you can display photos of your family tree. Use your crafty mind to create a display that matches your personalities and color scheme. Truly a great way to introduce your guests to family, especially those that are no longer with us. We love this look.
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This crafty bride converted thrift store china into a gorgeous display of family photos. Easy to do and looks amazing!
Customized Wine Labels
Personalized labels and stickers for wine bottles can be found at Icustomlabel.com. Your wedding guests will love these wine bottles and may even take them home as a keepsake of your special day.
They are super easy to use, just peel and stick. What a wonderful way to memorialize your wedding day.
Photos by: Icustomlabel.com
Dress up your wedding reception with a modern & contemporary style by adding unique furniture pieces. Mix stylish and modern chairs, couches and other furniture elements into your venue to create social areas for conversation and mingling.
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