I first saw these on Etsy but thought they were very expensive so I set about trying to figure out how to make my own.
I found a tutorial here weddingbee which was really easy to follow. I did find it hard to find wooden hangers without a trouser hanger but did eventually find some on eBay.
For the wire I used this although it may be easier to use slightly thicker wire possibly 16 or 14 gauge. The important thing to know when choosing your wire is that the lower the gauge number the thicker the wire will be.
This is how my trial run ended up, I need to drill some holes into it and place the wire into that rather than just tie it around the hanger and I also need to twist the wire to make it straighter (this is easier said than done!) but overall I am really happy with it.
I followed the instructions above and downloaded the font 'Riddle' here The first letter is size 225 and the others are 110.
The template and hanger.
It took me about 1 hour to twist the letters round and I found taping them to the template the easiest way to keep the flow of the wire going.
I can't wait to see my photos with my dress hanging on it on the big day! And I really must admit that it is making me giggle seeing my married name written out.