It's always nice when you can show off a crafty skill that you spent countless hours learning and perfecting, and embroidery, with its numerous patterns, stitches, and endless designs, is no exception to this rule. The best part about embroidery is how beautiful it can make whatever it adorns—which makes embroidery a perfect design motif for your upcoming wedding. But how do you know where you can incorporate it so that your hard work is set off to the best advantage? If you're looking for places where your embroidery can shine during your wedding, then here's what you need to know.
Who says there have to be flowers at the middle of every table? Unique centerpieces can give an intensely personalized vibe to your nuptials, and they are a perfect place to show off your embroidery. Even something as simple as an embroidered handkerchief in a frame can not only tie your decor into every aspect of your wedding, but it also gives your guests an icebreaker that they can discuss no matter how well they know the other people seated around their table. Decorative placemats and photos can also be embroidered, if you're looking for more table accents to show off your skill.
Weddings are full of cards—place cards, program cards, invite cards, thank you cards—and any or all of these cards can be embroidered for that special handmade touch that shows your guests just how invested you are in the wedding. If you choose this route, make sure it's a simple design so that you can repeat it as many times as you want to and so you'll have time to embroider potentially hundreds of cards—but all the hard work and time will be worth it to see the look on your guests' faces when they realize their souvenir is truly one-of-a-kind.
You might feel some trepidation in altering your veil, but in reality, it's the perfect place to show off your hard work. Embroidering a personal design—your favorite flowers, the date of your engagement, an activity both your and your spouse enjoy—into your veil can help to show your guests a bit of your (and your spouse's) personality, transforming your wedding attire from simply wedding chic to an intense and beautifully personal statement. If you go this route, make sure to inform your wedding photographer—that intricate detail will make for some truly stunning shots.
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