DIY: Marquee Letters


Here are GWS, we love using giant letters for your wedding day decor! One of the most popular styles are marquee letters. It can be a bit hard to find the perfect letters or words you want to spell out, but our DIY contributors Smitten on Paper are here to show you that it is actually pretty easy to create these yourself!


Room Essentials Globe String Lights
Paper mache letter
• Spray paint (optional)


Step 1: Map out where you would like the bulbs to be. We placed our bulbs 1 inch in from the outside of the letters edge and 2.5 inches apart.


Step 2: Use a large drill bit to drill into the letter.


Step 3: This is optional, but you can use spray paint to give your letter a certain look. It just depends on what style you’re going for.


Step 4: Install your bulbs! This is the most exciting part!

There really is no easy way to hide the extra wires so you will just need to tuck them away. We placed our marquee letter within a wreath which would be a perfect centerpiece for someone’s big day!

marquee DIY finished

And below are a few other fun ways we’ve seen them used in weddings! And the best part – you could hang the sign in your home after the wedding. :) How would you use marquee letters?


Marquee inspiration photo credits: top photo by Taylor Lord from this wedding and bottom two photos by Annie McElwain Photography from this wedding

DIY created exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes by Smitten on Paper. Check out more of their design work at Smitten on Paper!