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Just For You: A Very Personalized Wedding

Apr 22, 2013

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Kellee Khalil is the founder and CEO of, a visual search engine for weddings that helps brides find inspiring images, things to buy, and vendors to hire. Take the Style Quiz and discover perfect wedding ideas tailored to you.

Spring is here, and we’re ready for another wedding season! Couples are diving into full-on planning mode, and one of the most common questions we’re hearing at Loverly is, “How can I make my wedding feel special?” Every bride wants to add a personal touch to her big day, and the easiest way to do so is by adding details that are one of a kind. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite pieces and ways to incorporate a “made for me” feeling into your wedding day.


[1. Cuff links by HappyDayBridal 2. Personalized heels by Lucky2BinLove 3. Custom thank-you notes by LovebirdsGoods]

The wedding day is all about the bride and groom, so start by adding personal touches to your accessories, personal correspondence, and attire. We love the look of a completely custom shoe for the bride or meaningful cufflinks for the groom. And a hand-drawn portrait can be used in everything from thank you cards to programs or favors.

Find amazing wedding decor ideas on Loverly.


[1. Personalized constellation necklaces by VictoriaCampDesigns 2. Custom programs by chicksnhens 3. Personalized clutches by JadieCakes]

If you want to make your wedding party feel extra special, extend a personal touch to gifts or ensembles. Think custom-made jewelry, personalized clutches or robes, and monograms. Take it to the next level by adding a personal note or custom illustration of your wedding party to the ceremony programs.

Browse bridesmaids looks, from classic to modern on Loverly.


[1. Felt bouquets by munclefredart 2. Vow books by PNZdesigns 3. Custom garland by DragonflyExpression]

The wedding ceremony is the most important part of the day, and a moment where getting personal is easiest. Print your vows on custom-made books that will double as keepsakes after the big day. And don’t forget to think outside the box when it comes to decor. Why not create custom bouquets for bridesmaids?

Browse beautiful bouquets at Loverly.


[1. Custom cake topper by firstsnowfall 2. Photobooth props by MisterMustache 3. Table runner by NorthCountryComforts]

Your reception should be a celebration of your relationship. Place it front and center with customized menus, unique wedding cake toppers, and monogrammed table settings. We also love the idea of using photo booth props that allow your guests to express their congratulations or leave a personal message.

Explore fun photo booth ideas from hundreds of real weddings on Loverly.

All inspiration photographs by Emily Blake Photography.

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  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 7 years ago

    Great ideas! Beautiful.


    Tamara and Christian from myRusticDream said 7 years ago

    Great article !

  • CuriousLemon

    Karine Fournier from CuriousLemon said 7 years ago

    Love the paper flower garlands and the constellation necklaces !

  • emberair

    emberair from EmberandAir said 7 years ago

    Love adding the date to your wedding shoes! Would be such a great memento to put in a shadowbox!

  • TheHappySole

    sockprints LLC from SockprintsOnEtsy said 7 years ago

    Love, love, love the personalized products! So unique and makes the event even more... one-of-a kind!

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage from dreamyvintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful picks to make the day even more special!

  • TheBrassHussy

    Debbie Roberson-Brown from TheBrassHussy said 7 years ago

    Can I get a Do-over? Even though I did all of wedding decor by myself, it would have been fun to have Etsy around at the time to shop for special items.

  • skyvalleyjewelry

    Jennifer from skyvalleyjewelry said 7 years ago

    Great article . Remember brides to put as much effort into your marriages as the effort you put into your wedding day .

  • lmouer

    Lynsey from lmouer said 7 years ago

    Love all the personal details! Great finds!

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful items! I love all the special details. It makes your big day just that much more special!

  • gotowrist

    Camel Lee from gotowrist said 7 years ago


  • HansHolzkopf

    Natalie from HansHolzkopf said 7 years ago

    beautiful finds!!! love !love!love!

  • EdelweissPost

    Patrick from EdelweissPost said 7 years ago

    Don't forget that the save-the-date or wedding invitation *postage* is the very first thing your guests will see regarding your big day. Make a first impression your guests will not forget by using vintage stamps which set the atmosphere you are trying to create. There are so many vintage postage stamps in almost ever stye, color, or theme, so why use the same wedding postage everyone else is using this year?

  • bferreira1

    Brandie Ferreira from InducedDreams said 7 years ago

    I always used to say that I would be doing my own wedding arrangents but then Etsy came into my life. I dont believe anybody else would do a better job than the lovely Etsy community, especially when it comes to such a personal and special event. Thank you so much!

  • ThreeBarDGifts

    Monica from ThreeBarDGifts said 7 years ago

    Great ideas! Thanks for the article!

  • agebo

    Ann Cosgrove from acbcDesign said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful and unique items to make that big day so special! Love it!

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace from VintageMarketPlace said 7 years ago

    One of a kind wedding decor is so nice these days. It makes your day original and great for your loved ones to remember a special day.

  • vsc83

    Victoria from VictoriaCampAllison said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for including my hand-painted constellation locket necklaces in this guide! I completely agree - personalized items are definitely so much more meaningful and help make each wedding one of a kind. It's truly an honor to be able to design jewelry for the lovely bride and her bridesmaids on such a special day!

  • creativeclassics

    creativeclassics from creativeclassics said 7 years ago

    I love the photobooth props idea, one to keep in the back of my mind should I ever get married XD

  • lovelygifts

    Linda from lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    Great ideas! Love to make wedding accessories!

  • Aristocrafts

    Aristocrafts from Aristocrafts said 7 years ago

    A personalized wedding is a wedding to remember for sure! When a wedding speacks about the bride and groom it speacks about their love for one another and their commitment. I love all the picks, thank you so much for sharing!

  • BobbyJoRocks

    Bobby Jo from SnapshotPhotographs said 7 years ago

    Great article!

  • KMalinka

    Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said 7 years ago

    Awesome wedding accessories:O)

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  • NameCoins

    Name Coins from NameCoins said 7 years ago

    So True! Not only weddings but any special occasion can be made "EXTRA" special just by adding some simple personalized items. Thanks for your blog and great ideas!

  • kathyjohnson3

    Kathy Johnson from kathyjohnson3 said 7 years ago

    So beautiful, I love the personalized wedding themes! Nice pics!

  • ShoeClipsOnly

    kathy johnson from ShoeClipsOnly said 7 years ago

    I love the Etsy Wedding blogs, there is so much to choose from these beautiful choices nowdays! Great article Etsy!

  • PinesVintageClothing

    Pine from GoodOldVintageOnline said 7 years ago

    Great post! The personalized cufflinks are super stylin!

  • creativejuicecafe

    Eve from CreativeJuiceCafe said 7 years ago

    Personalization + Creativity = Wedding Perfection!

  • seasidecloth

    seasidecloth from seasidecloth said 7 years ago

    Such lovely and unique ideas to personalize your big day !

  • PillowcaseHeaven

    Kathy Johnson from KathysLittleAttic said 7 years ago

    Love this blog, personalized weddings are so memoriable. At my nieces' wedding she gave out jars with the wedding cake ingrediants and recipe in them, so later you could make your own little cake, it was decorated so cute too! loved it!

  • H88255

    H88255 from HillarysSuperfoods said 7 years ago

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful plans!

  • GracefullyGirly

    Kimberlee from GracefullyGirly said 7 years ago

    Lovely ideas! Those signs are so fun!!! I am adding more personalized choices, monograms and wedding date embroidery on various items, and even veil personalization options in my shop as I receive more and more requests for it. There's just nothing sweeter than a personalized wedding.

  • patspottery

    Pat Parker from PatsPottery said 7 years ago

    I have had many custom-made mugs ordered for bridesmaids, and custom-made beer steins for the grooms men. I love to make them and sometimes I even get a photo of the wedding:>)

  • Splendere

    Pearlie from Splendere said 7 years ago

    A thoughtful collection - this can also be a great checklist for all couples who are getting married!

  • BrightSpotDesigns

    Bright Spot Designs from BrightSpotDesigns said 7 years ago

    Great picks to make the wedding day special!

  • rarebeasts

    Brian McNamara from rarebeasts said 7 years ago

    Super personal ideas, great to see a change to this style.

  • cHiCkSnHeNs

    Alizabeth from chicksnhens said 7 years ago

    Thanks so much for including my custom illustrated bridal party programs in this beautiful post! :) I am flattered!

  • TopRackPinup

    Nina McCaskey from WeddedKiss said 7 years ago

    nothing is sweeter than this combination of handmade things. I love it!

  • NinaRaizel

    Nina from NinaRaizel said 7 years ago

    Such great finds! Each wedding should be unique and reflect the bride and groom.

  • TheresasGourmet

    Theresa Ryales from TheresasGourmet said 7 years ago

    Absolutely love all these personal ideas!!

  • cherylelich

    cheryl elich from CherylElich said 7 years ago

    Wonderful sweet... beautiful photos! A personalized wedding makes it even more memorable and special! I have also added personalized options to my art for that reason- a very unique gift to give from bide to groom, groom to bide or to the couple! Hand made is the way to go! Love it!

  • PinwheelStudio

    Whitney from PinwheelStudio said 7 years ago

    What better time to have personalized details than at your wedding - these fun picks make me smile!

  • tinasway

    Christina Cassidy from tinaswaycrochet said 7 years ago

    The bride is the one to make happy! I love getting convos from brides that say." I love your barefoot sandals but you could add this....or would you consider changing this for me . whatever makes the bride HAPPY is whole purpose for what I do now. It is my personal goal. Handmade Love...;)

  • YearsAfter

    Sharon from YearsAfter said 7 years ago

    Weddings are the most special day which will be cherished forever. Love the personalized touches especially on the heels!

  • glitterandstones

    glitterandstones from glitterandstones said 7 years ago

    Great article ! Beautiful pictures.

  • cottonbirddesigns

    Angela Cotton from CottonBirdDesigns said 7 years ago

    Great article!

  • poplovedesigns

    Andrea Hughes from PopLoveHers said 7 years ago

    Lovely ideas! We were lucky enough to have 2 weddings (It's a long story, don't ask...) and each of them really had our signature to it. I've got a suggestion to make everything count just a little bit more - If you have creative-type friends & family, get them involved wherever you can! We borrowed my Mom's craftiness to create our own coffee-filter rose garlands, bubbles to blow at the ceremony and a few other bits & pieces as well. The result was heartbreakingly personal and warm, much more so than if we'd gone out and bought those bits & pieces from someone else!

  • Princesssparkl73

    Debbie Dilly from LoveLettersMe said 7 years ago

    Fabulous article. I hand cut and hand paint wooden letters, table numbers and signs for weddings. It is fabulous being involved in helping make peoples big day perfect. There are some gorgeous pieces in this article - and some truly talented people out there. If I ever get married I will definitely be looking to Etsy to add a personal and professional touch to my big day. Deb xx

  • MelindaWeddingDesign

    Melinda from MelindaWeddingDesign said 7 years ago

    Beautiful pieces and great article! Love the shoes.

  • honeycombstudio

    Courtney Hamill from honeycombstudio said 7 years ago

    Omg, so many gorgeous ideas. I have to say though, I'm glad that I didn't really know about how much etsy had to offer when I was planning my wedding. I think all of the possibilities would have just made my head explode and I would have ended up rocking in a corner for 6 months.

  • TheAmateurNaturalist

    Beth Anne and Sarah Schwamberger from TheAmateurNaturalist said 7 years ago

    Yes! Love it! Etsy makes adding meaningful, personalized details to any occasion a snap!

  • NirvanaRoad

    Lisa from NirvanaRoad said 7 years ago

    Etsy has fabulous wedding ideas!!!!

  • DragonflyExpression

    Chantal from DragonflyExpression said 7 years ago

    Fantastic Post! Etsy is the perfect place to find unique details for weddings, dinner parties and even photos shoots!

  • DragonflyExpression

    Chantal from DragonflyExpression said 7 years ago

    Etsy is the perfect place to finds unique details for weddings, dinner parties and even photos shoots!

  • CharmedByWine

    Mary from CharmedByWine said 7 years ago

    Etsy really is the perfect place to find custom ideas and items to make any wedding or event just a little bit more meaningful and special. I LOVE some of these ideas to add subtle personal touches!

  • Cufflinked

    Cufflinked from Cufflinked said 7 years ago

    Great finds! Go the extra mile to make your day even more yours.

  • alexingebritson

    Alex Ingebritson from HowClefer said 7 years ago

    This is what I love about etsy... this is the kind of stuff you don't find in stores. Anyone watch bride shows on tlc? It's shows like that and things here that make me dream about my wedding one day :)

  • averygraydesigns

    Stephanie Bense from AveryGrayDesigns said 7 years ago

    When I got married in 2009 we had a very etsy wedding. Everything from our personalized cocktail napkins to the pearls in my hair were from etsy. Our monogram cake topper was a hit and also from etsy. I love the idea of having individual creations making up our day because I knew it was all making our day like no other. It was a great way to get a one of a kind special feel for a day as unique as we are. Now my best friend is getting married and I've gotten her hooked on etsy as well.

  • ionesAttic

    Barbara from ionesAttic said 7 years ago

    a beautiful, well planned wedding is bliss... Looking at the young couple in the photo, standing on the precipice of fog and light, my hope is all of that investment and good intention is carried into the work of the marriage.

  • studiolara316

    Lara Harris from studiolara316 said 7 years ago


  • laraharrisweddings

    Lara Harris from LaraHarrisWeddings said 7 years ago

    Beautiful finds! :)

  • CharmingShopLove

    Marissa Howes from CharmingShopLove said 7 years ago

    Beautiful. There's nothing more beautiful than an Etsy wedding. I can't get over the simple, elegant and romantic feel. I love that personal touch that only a handmade shop can offer a bride and groom. It's just dreamy.

  • LadyLyBoutique

    Lady Ly from LadyLyBoutique said 7 years ago

    Lots of beautiful items for wedding.

  • perebags

    Sarah from perebags said 7 years ago


  • aressa

    aressa from OriginalBridalHanger said 7 years ago

    Love your selection of items for your wedding decor...Looked like a lovely event!

  • missclaireh

    Claire Varley from Brighteyesshop said 7 years ago

    I love the cake topper and photo booth props! I don't know how we ever had weddings without photobooths. It's half the fun!

  • bndd

    Carrie from bndd said 7 years ago

    I love weddings! Such an intimate time to share with the people you love... I love using wreaths at weddings for decorating... It really adds a lot of flair!

  • GardenofYve

    Danielle Yve from GardenofYve said 7 years ago

    those constellation necklaces are gorgeous and so unique!

  • saronbrown

    Saron from SassyCandleFavors said 7 years ago

    Wow.beautiful! Weddings are sooooo special! PERSONALIZE EVERYTHING! :)

  • KMHK21

    Kristi Matta Heather Kromer from KMHKArtistry said 7 years ago

    I really loved the felt flower bouquet, such a neat idea. Beautiful!

  • CharlotteRenata

    Charlotte Renata from HenrietteRenee said 7 years ago

    Personalization is an important detail in the wedding ceremony!

  • yzfashionbridal

    YZfashionbridal Inc from YZFashionBridal said 6 years ago

    Love it! check out my collections!

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