Posted April 19, 2012 | 4 Comments
At Emmaline Bride, it’s no secret that we’re head over heels in love with handmade wedding ideas. Handmade weddings are more memorable, personalized, and include hand-picked ideas by the bride and groom. Why should the registry skip over the handmade love? Handmade wedding gifts are more likely to be enjoyed, treasured, and displayed in the couple’s love nest for years, longer than a blender, set of dish towels, or a coffee maker ever could (I’m already on my second coffee maker). Plus, each gift is crafted with two hands, love, and care, and each dollar supports the artisan directly.
Today, we’re showcasing ten hand-picked handmade wedding gifts to prove that handmade wedding gifts rank higher on the list of awesome than anything ever purchased at a store. We hope this post encourages you to consider these handmade wedding ideas – and more in The Marketplace (with over 15,000+ handmade wedding items and counting!) – for your big day + support the talents of artisans across the globe. Enjoy!
10 Handmade Wedding Gifts
1. Lyrical Paper Tree
Your first dance lyrics are printed, designed into a tree cut-out, and framed. We love the initialed swings – how sweet! By Domestic Notions.
2. In a Few Words
Share a few memories of your story in a few lines or less about how you met with this gift by Between Everything.
3. Be in Two Places at Once
Name Your Wish Images takes you to the beach to “sign” your names, to the woods to “initial” a tree, or “write” your names in the snow. We especially love this sandy signature…
…or this woodsy inscription…
Can’t decide? Name Your Wish Images also offers a year-long calendar with twelve months of images featuring your names or initials in various locations.
4. Captured on Canvas
Preserve a favorite wedding photograph, your vows, or your favorite song lyrics on canvas with help from Stephanie at GeeZees.
5. State Your Love
The folks at Define Design offer a brilliant twist on a state illustration: they create a one-liner using your state’s abbreviation.
6. Eye Charts
When you only have eyes for him or her, consider a custom eye chart gift to place in your home. These are by Eyecharts The first one says, “And they lived happily ever after” and the other reads, “You’re the jelly to my peanut butter”.
7. How It Began
How did your story begin? The Memory Gallery will capture the beginning of your love story in a frame-worthy work of art.
If you’re tying the knot in a popular locale or you’re from (or relocating to) a big city, consider a skyline print to commemorate your love nest location.
9. Lyrical Heartwork
These hearts are printed with your first song lyrics and placed into keepsake artwork by Suzy Shoppe. We love this idea!
10. Thumbprint Wedding Art
Your thumbprints are the center of attention on this piece of art by Flutterbye Notes. This keepsake poster can be used as a guest book alternative at your wedding (have guests sign around the print) or frame as-is. They offer free gift wrap, too, as an added bonus.
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View more personalized handmade wedding gifts in The Marketplace.