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32 Custom Cufflinks That Make Awesome Groomsmen Gifts

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What makes a truly awesome groomsmen gift? It’s easy: one that is handpicked for each groomsman based on his hobbies, favorite movies, books, or sports. A personalized gift always works, too! You only get one shot at the perfect groomsman gift: make it one he’ll remember. To inspire you, we’ve handpicked thirty-two custom cufflinks for your groomsmen. We’ve gathered up geeky pop culture finds from A to Z — Avengers to Zelda, respectively. We’ve also included some hobby-based finds like baseball, fishing, and biking. Our goal is to find a little something for everyone and we think you’ll be pleased with what we’ve discovered. Plus, all of these finds are handmade from Etsy, so you will be shopping small for your Big Day. We love that. Read on for the list!

Cufflinks for Groomsmen Gifts

1. Storm Trooper Cufflinks

These storm trooper custom cufflinks are essential for groomsmen who are Star Wars fanatics! By Juniper and Ivy.

storm trooper cufflinks | Custom Cufflinks Groomsmen Gifts | via

cufflinks by juniper and ivy

Giveaway: Win a Custom Address Stamp for Weddings + More

Custom Address Stamp Weddings | by Diva Gone Domestic |

It’s time for a brand new giveaway! We’ve teamed up with the oh-so-sweet Tara of Diva Gone Domestic to send one lucky winner a custom address stamp! You have many save the date cards, invitations, and thank you cards to mail our to guests. Why not make your life a little bit easier with a stamp that will handle the return addressing for you? :) The winner can pick his or her favorite custom return address stamp from the shop. There are so many designs to choose from with rustic, modern, art deco, beach, fall, country, etc. themes! What’s your favorite design?

Why a Ring Dish Makes a Perfect Ring Pillow for Weddings

Hi, loves! Emma here. This past weekend, I attended a wedding where the bride’s pig, Dexter, was walked down the aisle by the official ring bearer. Thankfully, the pig did not actually carry the rings — the Ring Bearer did — otherwise the rings would never have made it to the Best Man. (Poor Dexter squealed and adamantly refused to move another inch.) But he was so cute, all dressed up in a bow tie! You can see Dexter the Pig right here.

It doesn’t matter if your nephew or best friend’s son walks your rings down the aisle… the important thing is to get the rings to the other side successfully. That’s why we love a ring dish as a ring pillow alternative. There’s no fussy ribbon for trying rings or having to worry about the rings slipping off the pillow and onto grass, getting buried in sand, or sliding across tile floor. Instead, rings are placed inside a small dish that is slightly deep enough to stay put and be readily available for the Best Man, when needed during the vows. Plus, unlike a ring pillow, you’ll actually re-use your ring dish after the wedding to hold small jewelry.

Check out these beautiful ring dishes we spotted over at Elycia Camille, ring dish expert! We love these sweet dishes, which can be customized with your initials and wedding date. Take a look!

ring dishes by elycia camille, left photo by jillian mitchell

Your Bridesmaid Will Be So Happy with These Cover Ups

We’re all about helping you navigate the various wedding dilemmas that sneak up on you while you plan. Today, we’re tackling bridesmaid cover ups.

Problem: your bridesmaid dress is sleeveless or strapless and you’re getting married outdoors / taking photos outside where it will be cold –OR– you would prefer bridesmaids to have a little coverage during the ceremony.

Solution: just add a cover up. But make it one that she’ll love!

A pashmina, shawl, bolero, or a wrap are a few options when it comes to bridesmaid cover ups. We love the idea of something feminine and flowy that she’ll love to wear, especially in the late summer or fall when all you need is something lightweight. We spotted these gorgeous bridesmaid cover ups at Coralie Beatrix and they fit the bill perfectly. They’re lightweight, available in a variety of colors, made in your choice of lace or chiffon, and they’re priced right. Plus, these cover ups complement infinity dresses perfectly (especially these signature “Octopus” dresses here). Take a look at the bridesmaid cover ups we found below, today’s handmade-a-day find!

Bridesmaid Cover Ups

Here’s one example in chiffon:

Bridesmaid Cover Ups | by Coralie Beatrix | Photo Tina Chiou |

by coralie beatrix

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads — Cake Toppers & Gifts

When it comes to creative gift ideas, custom wedding bobbleheads are on our list of favorites. We have seen bobbleheads given as gifts to the bride and groom, as thank you gifts from the newlyweds to their wedding party, and we’ve even seen them used as cake toppers. Bobbleheads are a fun idea because they can still be enjoyed for years to come even after the wedding, displayed on a bookshelf or desk at home. Plus, people love a present that’s all about them!

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads |

by personalized bobbleheads

We love the Personalized Bobbleheads that we’re sharing with you today because everything is completely custom — right down to your eye color, hair color, skin color, and facial characteristics. You can even have a certain pose or incorporate hobbies you love (like sports, pets, hiking, biking, etc.) Today we’re sharing some of our favorite bobbleheads from their shop. Plus, we’re including a video that shows you how a bobblehead is sculpted. Enjoy!

Personalized Bobbleheads for Weddings

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads - Bride and Groom Figurine

by personalized bobbleheads

These bobbleheads are so cute! There’s something for everyone, whether you are baseball fans…

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads - baseball fans

by personalized bobbleheads

… bikers…

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads -bride groom on bike

by personalized bobbleheads

… rockers…

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads - rocker couple bobbleheads

by personalized bobbleheads

… or techies (just to name a few)!

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads - couple on couch laptop custom wedding bobbleheads

by personalized bobbleheads

Prefer to be in your wedding attire? You can even request custom details, like details of your dress and what kind of tux he’s wearing. You can even incorporate your wedding theme, like this couple did for their beach wedding.

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads - beach wedding

by personalized bobbleheads

Or this couple with the groom wearing his signature baseball cap:

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads - baseball fans custom bobbleheadsbride and groom bobbleheads

by personalized bobbleheads

Here are some Best Sellers from their shop:

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads Bride and Groom

by personalized bobbleheads

Casual Custom Wedding Cake Toppers Man and Woman - Custom Wedding Bobbleheads for Cake Toppers & Gifts

by personalized bobbleheads

Custom Wedding Bobbleheads with Eiffel Towel Parisian Wedding

by personalized bobbleheads

Groom Running From Bride Custom Wedding Bobbleheads Cake Topper

by personalized bobbleheads

Custom Wedding Canvas Art — #HANDMADEADAY

Happy Wednesday! We’re kicking off this beautiful sun-filled mid-week morning with coffee (I’m currently obsessed with this variety, just as smoooooth and mellow as they claim) and this custom wedding canvas art from Geezees. If you’re looking for the ultimate wedding gift your favorite newlyweds won’t already own (or maybe you want to treat yourself), this custom art is the answer. You can have lyrics printed across the canvas with an enlarged photo from your engagement or wedding. Imagine your first dance photo with your wedding song lyrics across it, hanging over your bed. What a sweet idea!

Custom Wedding Canvas Art

Custom Wedding Canvas Art

Custom Wedding Canvas Art

Custom Wedding Canvas Art

Custom Wedding Canvas Art

You can find out more about these pieces and find more inspiration here.

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Custom Portrait Rubber Stamp Made from YOUR Photo

Want to make your wedding invitations stand out? Look no further than this custom portrait rubber stamp! It’s an actual rubber stamp that is made FROM YOUR PHOTO and in your image and likeness. Imagine how many ways you can use this: on invitation envelopes, on return cards, on thank you notes, favor tags, programs… and then afterward on your own stationery! I love how this rubber stamp really looks like the couples it represents; moreover, it isn’t overly “wedding” so it continues to be functional long after the big day. I want one of these just for the heck of it because they’re so darn cute! This custom portrait stamp is made with love by Lilimandrill and you just have to see the examples below. It’s today’s #HANDMADEADAY find. Enjoy!

Custom Portrait Rubber Stamp

Custom portrait rubber stamp | portrait rubber stamp | portrait rubber stamp |

31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes

Hi, Emma here! Happy Friday! The other day, a friend sent me a link to her wedding shoes and they were not only gorgeous, but they really showed off her fun and colorful personality. (Click here to see them — she chose the hot pink / sparkly pair.) But she had one concern: are they too crazy? Colorful? Should she wear something more bridal? You know, something more subtle, made of ivory and covered in lace? Although lovely, never settle for what you really want. Wedding shoes can be anything you want them to be — some brides choose a classic ivory or white shoe, while others choose hot pink, blue, or purple — even bright green. Some brides go custom with hand-drawn or hand-painted shoes, while others chose a simple pair of flats. And then you have the fun brides who wear sneakers, VANS, TOMS, or Chucks, and the brides who wear sandals for their beach wedding. And then you have the free-spirited brides who book it down the beach in bare feet and a big smile. No matter what shoe you pick, just remember: it’s completely up to you! This is a chance to let your creativity shine!

In today’s post, we’re featuring thirty-one of the best handmade wedding shoes including flats, heels, sandals, flip-flips, platform pumps, wedges, and flats. And all of these are handmade! Click on the link below the photo to find out more information (as well as more styles by that particular vendor). And, oh, just wait until you see this first pair below: it’s my absolute favorite. Enjoy!

Handmade Wedding Shoes

1. These lovely ballet flats with strap

I love these! I want a pair in coral, too.

ballet flats with strap | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes

by walkin on air

ballet flats with strap | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes

by walkin on air

2. These gold sandals

bohemian gold wedding sandals | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes

by bella belle shoe

3. These awesome VANS with your name on the back

These custom VANS are hand-painted with your new name on the back. Cool idea! | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes

by bstreet shoes

4. These cute ivory wedge beach sandals

Ivory Wedge Sandals for Beach Wedding | via 31 Best Handmade Wedding Shoes

by my dream wedding

Giveaway: Win Custom State Wedding Invitations!

One of our most popular posts of all time is 50 Creative State Themed Wedding Ideas, where we show you how to incorporate your state into your invitations, decor, favors, and more. It’s also one of my personal favorites because where you’re from and where you’re going, together are two important parts of your handcrafted wedding.

Today we’re kicking off a brand new giveaway collaboration with Wildheart Paper! Kat offers some of the prettiest custom prints and wedding invites we’ve ever seen. We especially admire Kat’s use of watercolor for the state-inspired invitations and prints. As one of her most popular items, Kat is offering up a set of twenty-five state wedding invitations to one lucky reader! Read on to see the design example below and enter for a chance to win! Good luck!

Watercolor State Wedding Invitations

Custom State Wedding Invitations |

by wildheart paper

Giveaway: Win Custom State Wedding Invitations

o Giveaway dates: 6/1/15-6/7/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: 25 Custom State Wedding Invitations by Wildheart Paper

Details → 25 Custom State Watercolor Invitation sets in the colors and states of your choice! Includes the Invite and RSVP card with white envelopes.

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping worldwide included!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $100 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…