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Weddings are nothing less than a magical time. There is 90% magic, but there is 10% chaos. And as a best friend, it is your duty to make your bride’s big day the best.  That includes giving her the perfect gift that she will love forever, making sure her day goes on smoothly, and supporting her through all her cold feet and anxiety. 

But, everything aside –right now we are going to talk about only gifts and that too homemade gifts that she will cherish forever. 

Let’s talk about some DIY gift ideas for your bride bestie.

Personalized Wedding Journal

A wedding journal is a perfect gift for a bride who loves to jot down her thoughts, plans, and memories. 

Start with a blank journal and decorate the cover with her name, wedding date, or a special quote. Use embellishments like lace, pearls, or even pressed flowers to make it uniquely hers. You can also put your and hers pictures inside and outside to make it look adorable. Inside, include prompts for her to fill out, like “How I felt when I found the dress” or “The best advice I received about marriage.” This thoughtful gift will be a treasured keepsake long after the wedding day.

Customized Jewelry Box

Who doesn’t like a pretty jewelry box that is made by your best friend? Well, everyone! You can take a traditional square box and decorate it with some cute embellishments, sequences, and other adorable charms. Or you can take cardboard cylinder boxes and decorate them to look unique and beautiful. Your gift box will be more cherishable and unique than all other jewelry boxes. 

Handmade Jewelry

If you have a knack for jewelry making, consider creating a one-of-a-kind piece for the bride. Whether it’s a bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings –handmade jewelry adds a personal touch that mass-produced pieces can’t match. You can take a meaningful memory or her favorite quote, turn it into a piece of jewelry, and then put it into a pretty cylinder gift box. So, every time your bride wears it; she will miss you and cherish the love you put into making her gift. 

DIY Spa Kit

Wedding planning is so stressful, and every bride deserves some relaxation. Put together a DIY spa kit filled with homemade goodies. Everything can be made at home if you just visit the store and get the basic ingredients like soy wax, essential oils, sugar, etc. Pack them in a pretty basket or box, and include a handwritten note telling her to take time for self-care. A spa kit is a perfect way to get rid of wedding jitters right before the big day.

Personalized Recipe Book

If your bride bestie loves to cook or bake, a personalized recipe book is a fantastic gift. Gather some unique and favorite recipes that you can include in the book. Write or type them on decorative paper and compile them into a beautiful binder or scrapbook. You can even leave some blank pages for her to add new recipes as she starts her own family. You can also add some inside jokes or stories of you and your best friend’s memorable days so that every time she reads or tries a recipe, she may remember and laugh at the gold old times.

Initialed Blanket

A cozy blanket with the bride’s new monogram is both practical and personal. Purchase a plain, high-quality blanket and use fabric paint, embroidery, or iron-on transfers to add her initials. Choose colors and patterns that match her taste and style. You can also embroider the initials or get it done by someone. 

Custom Wedding Vow Art

If you know the bride’s wedding vows or can get a sneak peek, turn them into a piece of art. Write the vows in beautiful calligraphy on a piece of high-quality paper or canvas. Decorate the edges with watercolor flowers, gold leaf, or other décor items that match her wedding theme. Frame the artwork so she can display it in her home as a constant reminder of her promises and the special day. Imagine when you visit her house after the wedding, and she has her vows (made by you) on the main wall, how proud it will make you feel!

DIY Wedding Survival Kit

Every bride needs a wedding day survival kit, and a DIY version shows how much you care. Fill a small bag or paper tube with essentials like safety pins, tissues, breath mints, pain relievers, and a mini sewing kit. Add personal touches like a favorite snack, a calming essential oil roller, or a cute compact mirror. This thoughtful gift will be her savior on the big day when she has cold feet.

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