There’s nothing embarrassing about having a secret Pinterest board of beautiful bridal things to oggle at. Whether you’re a bride preparing for a wedding or just someone who wants to imagine what her own big day would look like, here are a few interesting DIY accents and activities featured during the recently-concluded A Handmade Affair: Crafty Celebrations and Wedding Expo that can make one of your life’s biggest occasions even more personal.
1. DIY Wedding Bands
Getting professionally-crafted rings are great, but what can be more memorable than wearing a symbol of your promise that you yourself made? Studio 925 offers to help you create your own wedding bands in sterling silver or gold-plated silver with a workshop that guides you through the entire smithing process. How special is that?
2. Handmade Bracelets
These cloth-and-metal bracelets from Regalia make for great accents for beach and boho weddings. They are can also be unifying pieces for your entourage.
3. Crafty Crowns
Give kids something to do during your dream reception by setting up a Little Luli crown headpiece nook! Even grown-ups will have fun feeling like royalty for a day!
4. Customized Watches
Make your ninongs and ninangs feel special with these watches, with custom-made faces and designs from Tomato Time. You can also get a pair for you and your (future) hubby to wear on your honeymoon.
5. Decorate Your Own Flip-Flops
Keep your guests entertained by inviting them to decorate their own flip-flops with Go Make! Arts and Crafts. They can also double as personalized memorabilia of your big day!