Think back to a time when someone gave you a homemade gift. It may not have been the prettiest thing you had ever seen, and there may have been visible dried glue or ink smudges everywhere, but the sentiment behind it was lovely and thoughtful.
Things you make yourself always carry such a personal touch, and there are ways to incorporate this sentiment into your wedding. It is always nice to send your guests home with a small favor so that they will have a little reminder of the special day they celebrated with you. Here are some suggestions for Celtic craft ideas you can simply incorporate into your wedding.
The Matchbook Favor: Personalize matchbooks are everywhere: restaurants, pubs, stores, and they have made their way into wedding receptions. While everyone can always use an extra box of matches, why not make a clever spin on this idea?
Buy small, white index cards and fold them in half to resemble a book of matches. Inside, place a picture of the bride and groom, and maybe a quote that you identify with or the story of your engagement. Decorate the outside as you please, maybe with the Claddagh design or a Celtic heart knot, and tie a ribbon around the folded card.
A Custom Wedding “Mix”: Some say that music is the window into a person’s soul. Each individual and couple has their own distinct musical tastes, and you can no doubt think of music that reminds you of different periods and events thorough your relationship. A sweet gift for your guests would be to burn CD’s of songs that help tell your journey as a couple.
There could be a song that was playing during your first date, songs that remind you of the drive you took cross country together, and the song you danced to after ht proposed. This type of wedding favor is a telling and enjoyable glimpse into your journey as a couple.
Birdseed: Birdseed, you ask? Guests may be perplexed as they take their seats in your wedding venue and see small decorated bags of birdseed on the table in front of them, but with a little explanation they’ll understand.
It has been a long standing tradition to throw rice on the bride and groom as they leave the church, but rice is very bad for birds to eat. The little packets containing birdseed will still allow guests to sprinkle the new married couple with good fortune, but will help keep the wedding a lot more environmentally friendly. Little bags can be purchased at any craft store, and their ribbons can even be adorned with little Irish trinkets or bells.
There are countless other ways you can add a personal touch to your wedding, and all of them will no doubt be appreciated by your friends and family.
There are countless other ways you can add a personal touch to your wedding, and all of them will no doubt be appreciated by your friends and family. If you are looking for ways to bring a personal feel to your special day, please visit Irish Celtic Jewels. We feature the best in Celtic jewelry that is crafted in Ireland. We have a large selection of Irish wedding and engagement rings that can help lend a distinct sentiment to your vows. We have the highest in quality customer service and superior products, and guarantee you will always find what you are looking for.
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Love the idea for throwing bird seed instead of rice. Thanks for sharing!
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