One of my daughter’s best friends is getting married this June. I’m trying to come up with some ideas for small gifts for the bride and groom that I can crochet. The bride is fairly easy - a shawl or small handbag, a garter or bracelet. The groom is proving to be more of a challenge.
Back in 2007, I wrote a blog article about different ideas for a wedding. From a wedding gown to table favors, there are some great links in that article. I don’t want to repeat anything here.
Of course, there are many, many lovely shawl patterns. You can find them in books, magazines, and online. Since I don’t know what the bride’s dress looks like or exactly what color it is, I think I would stick with a yarn that brings in both white and ecru in a lightweight blend. I think I’ll look for a laceweight yarn that combines these colors when I’m next at the LYS and make a simple rectangle shawl. This bride is rail thin, so a little bulk in the shawl will be flattering.
Another idea for the bridal party might be what I’ll call ‘shoe gems’. These are small crocheted flowers or other motifs that can be glued to the bride’s maid’s shoes. Of course, that’ll have to be cleared with the bride.
Edged hankies for the Bride’s Mom and the Groom’s Mom might be welcome. I’m sure I’ll be crying too since I’ve known this lovely young lady since she was 14.
I’ll be on the lookout for other quick to make crochet items for the bridal party. Got any ideas for me??
By jd wolfe