today’s guest post comes from Erin, the creator of Made Urban, a fantastic resource for shopping local and handmade.
i’ve gone through a blitz of weddings in the past couple years and some of my favourites have been where the bride’s creative side shines through. from candy buffets and tissue pom-poms to full out Pinterest-style weddings, i love seeing all the little details the brides come up with. each wedding has some element of DIY, (after all, you have to find a way to put your bridesmaids to work!) but if you’re more of a hands-off type of gal, Made Urban has a plethora of talented people from edmonton who can add that handmade, one of a kind touch for you.
we want to be sure the bridesmaids are glowing and the groomsmen are smelling fresh right? Glow’s French Clay Mask is one of our personal favourites to get skin camera-ready. her all natural skincare line is really gentle on the skin and free of harsh chemicals that can cause breakouts. MacKenzie Design has an awesome line of soaps for men called Bro-Bricks. Oatmeal & Beer, Leather Scrub and Walnut & Honey are just a few of his handmade products. combine these items with a few other grooming goodies or salon & spa gift cards and you’ve got some pretty amazing gift baskets for the wedding party.
how about some locally made tea each guest can take home with them? (maybe a detox blend they can enjoy the day after 😉 ). Anurakti Tea Company makes a variety of blends out of organic ingredients. get creative with the packaging and print your own stickers with the day’s date alongside ‘Mr & Mrs’. these succulent plants are another great option and could double as wedding favors and table décor! Axis Mundi Artistry uses the most creative bases for their arrangements and can go big or small to create the statement you want.
if you’re looking for something unique, send a pic of the bride and groom to valerydesignwrks for a custom illustration. have your guests write their well wishes around the images and frame them after the big day. you not only have a reminder of all the friends and family that attended, you also have a piece of art for your walls.
these personalized dress hangers by I Do Hangers not only make a great photography prop for your wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses, they’re also a beautiful piece to store your dress on for years to come. wedding bouquet too beautiful to throw out? dry the flowers and have The Mombot create a one of a kind piece of art. She can incorporate other pieces from your big day too, like invitations, decorations or even accessories.
the great thing about supporting local vendors is that they’re always willing to go the extra mile to create something that’s custom to your style and the perfect fit for your wedding. good luck with planning and enjoy the big day!
thanks so much for sharing these great ideas, Erin!! p.s. check out our q+a on Made Urban here…