DIY weddings are all the rage right now, which means that many brides-to-be are currently looking for projects they can use in their own ceremonies and receptions. With wedding season fast approaching, we thought it would be the perfect time to share these embroidery crafts that are ideal for many different types of weddings. You can customize these crafts as needed to fit your wedding’s theme.
Instead of having the place cards for your reception printed, why not embroider them with the names of each guest yourself? All you need is some stiff fabric that can be folded like a place card, as well as threads that match the color of your wedding. You can put anything you want on your place cards, but we recommend including each guest’s name as well as a border or small accent image.
If you’re having a fairly large wedding, you’ll probably need signs to point your guests in the right direction. Many weddings need signs for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and of course, the bathrooms. Instead of paying for large wood signs or banners, which can get expensive, why not embroidery your own signs using a large hoop? This is the perfect time to experiment with new lettering styles and stitching techniques.
Save The Dates
If your wedding is coming up later this year, you’ll need to send out Save the Date notices soon to inform your guests of when the celebration will be. A big trend right now is to be creative with these informal notices by sending something different than a traditional paper invitation. A sweet embroidered Save the Date notice with your names, the date of your ceremony, and a charming graphic will be sure to catch the eye of your guests. If you like to machine embroider, this is a perfect project for you, as you’ll be able to produce many of these items quickly.
The runner is the base of your dinner table setup, and a nice embroidered runner can add sophistication to your centerpiece arrangement. Contrary to what you might think, embroidered table runners actually don’t need to be time-consuming, particularly if you are a skilled embroiderer already. You can be creative and include whatever you want – we recommend small florals or nature details around the edges of the runner, but you can truly choose anything that you want.
Since brides (and the members of their bridal parties!) are known for tearing up on the big day, it helps to have a stylish handkerchief on hand to clean things up while still looking classy. If you are a member of the bridal party, you could embroider a handkerchief with a funny quote or a quirky cartoon to make the bride smile. It’s the perfect little wedding gift that will really come in handy on the big day.
If your groomsmen will be wearing ties (either traditional long ties or bow ties), consider embroidering them for some extra flair. You can go for something subtle like polka dots or something bold like florals or bright colors. There are also many other accessory options that you could embroider for your bridal party to liven things up a bit, such as socks or hairpieces. This is a great way to personalize your wedding and and keep the mood fun and light-hearted.
If you like to embroider, then you should incorporate this fun hobby into your wedding by making your own crafts. Adding a touch of embroidery to your decor and other wedding essentials is a great way to show off your personal style.