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Handmade Weddings: Almost there…Crucial Last Minute Details!

Apr 11, 2008

by Vanessa Bertozzi handmade and vintage goods

As we wrap up the Handmade Wedding Series, littlethings1 reminds us about some of those little details that will make your whole wedding come together!

The date is nearing, the chapel is booked, caterer is set, and the bridal party has been chosen. Hopefully you’ve stuck to your budget.

Many brides are now looking for a personal touch to add to their wedding celebrations by having custom and handmade details, as a way to show your own personal touch.  Perhaps you’ve been DIYing some decorations, but trust me, you don’t want to be hot-gluing things the day before the wedding! The most important thing you can do is to have everything completed for your wedding day several weeks in advance, and to plan everything so your wedding day is stress free from last minute details! If you’re running out of time and want to get some handmade items, do a search on for one of a kind handcrafted decorations to purchase for a one of a kind statement. A few custom ideas are:

engraved or hand painted votive holders:


flower-girl baskets:
BrassPaperclip adapts vintage doilies into baskets:

Or have her carry a pomander by EverythingButTheRing!

Here’s a classic one from foreveryoursflowers:

ring bearer pillows:
EasterYu‘s dear ones with birdies

Sophisticated silk one by ShopBub

Another fresh option from tinarie21

cake toppers:

custom ones by tikiarnold

Whimsical topper by simplysweetbydawn

melabo‘s artistic squirrel and groom topper

Don’t forget the pesky “something blue”:

earrings by


Having personalized bridal party gifts can show your bridesmaids and groomsmen that their support is truly appreciated. A few of the most common gifts include personalized watches, jewelry, flasks, and money clips. Some more original ideas include such things as one of a kind gifts suited for the individual; you can use Alchemy for custom orders. Here’s an article with some tips for groomsmen gifts, and also this post about bridesmaid gifts.

Last, but not least, don’t neglect one of the most important items: thank you cards. A sweet note with a hand written appreciation of the gift received.


by woodenapples

Have a fabulous wedding day!!

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  • TheVintageKitchen

    TheVintageKitchen said 9 years ago

    What a great feature littlethings1! Don't forget to check out her shop while you are browsing Etsy everyone it's wonderful!

  • theknittingsiren

    theknittingsiren said 9 years ago

    Oooh, I wish Etsy was around when I got married!

  • rustiqueart

    rustiqueart said 9 years ago

    Great the ideas and the toppers!

  • FormAndFunction

    FormAndFunction said 9 years ago

    Please check out my shop for a lovely DIY bridal shower kit for those procrastinating Maid's of Honor. Shhh! I won't tell anyone you did it all last minute if you won't :)

  • missbeahaven

    missbeahaven said 9 years ago

    Etsy has so many wonderful items for weddings! I, like theknittingsiren, wish they were around when I got married!

  • ShopBub

    ShopBub said 9 years ago

    Thanks so much littlethings1 for including my silk ring pillow above. I love your other selections and your shop is wonderful!

  • fjonesart

    fjonesart said 9 years ago

    I am definitely going etsy for my wedding! I'm going to share this with my cousin-in-law to be...she'd love this stuff!

  • flyleafbooksstudio

    flyleafbooksstudio said 9 years ago

    That personal touch is very important for your wedding day! That's why I offer Design Your own albums - a bride can still get a DIY handmade album without the work ;) More like, Design It Yourself!

  • tinaevarenee

    Tina from tinaevarenee said 5 years ago

    I love working with brides in designing something unique for their special day!

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