Handmade Wedding Crafts Tips and Ideas
If you love crafts and like to save money, give some thought to making your own handmade items for your wedding and wedding reception.
How to Have a Hand Made Wedding
There's no bigger day in your adult life than your wedding day and making your own handcrafted wedding items is a perfect way to make your wedding more personal and truly unique.
You can design your own save the dates, wedding invites and other stationery, favors, and wedding accessories.
The options are almost unlimited for adding your crafts talent and passion to all aspects of your wedding, but there's a cost.
It's not always less expensive to make handcrafted items for your wedding, but you will have more control over the design and quality. And if you decide to hand craft many of the items for your wedding it will take more time fron your schedule than if you buy them ready made.
You need to allow plenty of time and money if you want to have a handcrafted wedding. You don't want to add more stress to your plans and preparations, and if you are comfortable with crafts or don't have the budget for your crafty items you may end up disappointed or stressed out.
So think it out before hand and then if you're comfortable with the costs in money and time, go ahead with your plans to make handcrafted wedding items. If you can only use a few handmade items, that's fine. It's more important to have a happy day and an affordable wedding.
Wedding Gown or Dress
If you want a very sophisticated wedding outfit or gown, and you have the seamstress skills to make your own wedding dress then this is a big way to add a hand made touch to your wedding.
If you have some doubt about whether you have the skill or time to make the dress, you could design your dress and hire a dressmaker or tailor to do the actual sewing and fitting for you.
Veil, Headpiece or Hat
A handmade veil or handcrafted headpiece or hat are easier to tackle than a wedding dress.
You can find materials and patterns for many different styles, from simple headband styles to caps with long tulle or embroidered lace veils to hats of all different types.
Reception Table Centerpieces
If you're having a theme wedding you might enjoy designing table arrangements to craft then having members of the family or wedding party help make as many as you need.
Guest Greetings Signature Mat
Use a photo or painting of the wedding location or choose a photo of you and your partner. Frame the picture without glass inside a wide, light-colored mat. Have guests sign the mat area instead of a guest book. Or, decorate a blank guestbook with fabric, ribbons and silf flowers.
Handmade favors and favor tags are some of the most popular wedding crafts. You can buy the basic favors, design your own favor tags and attach tags with ribbons and decorations that coordinate with your colors and themes.
Wedding Coloring Books
A popular wedding favor for child guests at your wedding or reheasal is a personalized wedding coloring book. You can easily make your own special kids favors from free printable wedding coloring pages. If you're handy with desktop publishing or scrapbooking, you can design a special cover to go along with your pages. Assemble pages and covers by stapling or punching and add ribbons to bind the pages together.
Wedding Tee Shirts
Have some fun making your own tee shirts for the bridal shower, bachelorette party or rehearsal party. Use free wedding clip art or printable wedding iron on transfers and tee shirts from your favorite craft store or retailer.
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