With the rise of artisans who specialize in customization (hello, Etsy!), you can make virtually any bespoke detail a reality. Couples are doing just that, explains Dora Manuel, expert wedding planner and owner/event designer of Viva Bella Events, enlisting the help of makers to personalize in unexpected places. “It allows you to make the day your own,” she says, “and it’s an opportunity to connect with your guests in surprising ways.” Guests can cozy up in lounge areas with initial-embroidered pillows, and coasters and glasses can be branded with the couple’s wedding date or a meaningful saying that’s special to them. For smaller weddings, personalized letters at each guest’s seat are a thoughtful touch.
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