Obsessed with all things handmade these days? So am I. So when I recently received a copy of Emma Arendoski’s “The Handcrafted Wedding,” I was excited to take a peek inside. The book is chock-full of beautifully illustrated ideas, tips and DIY steps to create your own handmade wedding.
“The Handcrafted Wedding” puts a unique, handmade spin on all the essential wedding planning highpoints, including choosing a wedding theme, creating handmade save the dates and wedding invites, selecting the bride and groom’s wedding attire, choosing the wedding party’s attire and gifts, ceremony and reception ideas, guest book inspiration, unique food and drink plans, and handmade wedding favors for guests.
The book also includes step-by-step instructions and photos depicting several, easy-to-replicate DIY wedding projects, such as making a floral bridal headband, fashioning a garden boutonniere, creating a handmade ring bearer pillow, making handcrafted place cards and wedding favors, creating monogram décor pieces, and making your own cake stand.
Some of my favorite handmade ideas for grooms and groomsmen mentioned in Arendoski’s book include having wedding guests sign a kayak oar in place of a guest book for outdoors lovers, sewing a secret message to the groom on the back of his tie or inside his suit, hiring a cigar roller to entertain groomsmen and male guests, and setting up a martini bar for the guys to enjoy during the reception.
“The Handcrafted Wedding” not only offers more than 300 different handmade wedding ideas, but inspires readers to put their own unique spin on the big day. Take a look at it today to inspire your own personalized handcrafted wedding.
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