If you’re a regular reader of Heart Handmade Blog you already know that my “little” sister got married a few weeks ago. Now that all the pictures have been viewed, gifts opened and revelers returned home, I figure I’ll do a post a week highlighting the different ways we worked to make the wedding truly a handmade event.
First things first. We knew from the beginning we wanted to go a slightly different route for the bridal shower. From experience we knew how boring and monotonous a few hours spent watching someone opening gifts can be, and we wanted to create an event that was enjoyable for everyone (even if they weren’t being showered with presents). I’ll go into the specifics of our shower in another post, but today I’d like to focus on the gifts we gave out as a thanks for coming. We knew we wanted the bridal shower favor for our lovely family/friends to be something memorable, unique and functional. Nothing is worse than leaving a party with a useless trinket suitable for nothing other than next year’s yard sale. With the “function over fashion” idea in mind we brainstormed and all decided to put together a favor that our guests would be able to use. (more…)