What better way to make a wedding more special and unique than creating your own handcrafted wedding items? If you are a handcrafting aficionado, make your wedding day (or that of your loved ones) a showcase of your talent and passion for the crafts!
Of course, you want to turn that big day into a one-of-a-kind event, and those little details such as your wedding favors and flowers can make a huge difference. The following are some ideas for handmade items that you can incorporate into your wedding day:
1. Wedding Flowers
The flowers that you are going to use as centerpiece and accent pieces for the tables in the reception can be very costly. If you are creative enough, you can choose and arrange flowers on your own without the help of a professional florist. A quick way to decorate the tables is to use silk flower arrangements. You can also use silver platters as containers for the flowers.
2. Wedding Cakes
Why buy an expensive ready-made wedding cake from a store when you can opt for a relatively inexpensive handmade cake? The advantage of creating a wedding cake on your own is that you can design it according to your liking. You can choose your favorite color and have the say whether it will have a traditional or modern and simple or complicated design. Even the decorations and icings can be created by hand.
3. Wedding Scrapbook
If you are into scrapbooking, then you can turn your precious wedding moments into a lasting memory. You can take advantage of technology to create digital scrapbooking layouts so that making an amazing scrapbooking will become a breeze for you. It is also a great idea to make a wedding scrapbook for a close friend or a family member and give it as a gift on his or her wedding day.
4. Wedding Favors
Among the most exciting and easiest wedding crafts to make are wedding favors or giveaways. Your choices are limitless—from champagne truffles to sweetened almonds and just about any confectionery or pastries can turn into great wedding favors. The packaging of the favors, of course, needs also your handcrafting skills. You can place your wedding favors in nice little bags or boxes that are topped with bows, laces, or ribbons. Creating your own wedding favors is your special way of thanking your guests for celebrating with you the most important occasion of your life.
5. Wedding Stitching
How about making the dresses of the bridesmaids yourself? That’s possible if you have your sewing skills at your disposal. Small wedding items such as church decorative pieces, lucky garter, ring pillow, and headbands for flower girls can be crafted by hand.
6. Wedding Stationery
It is very easy to make handcrafted wedding stationery for your invitations and programme. All you need are a few simple steps such as buying the card and adding the decorations. The fun part of making such handcrafted wedding items is embellishing the card with fancy items such as laces, beads, ribbon trim, and others.