Planning a wedding can be stressful; and amidst the chaos of everything, a nice place to write your vows can be easily forgotten. Whether you are writing your own vows, or having someone else write them, you will want to have a special place to remember the words you pledged on your big day. These fun DIY vow books are a great heirloom to have, and will look amazing in your pictures! You can even grab some wine to make it a crafty date night for you and your groom-to-be. These books only took me about 30 minutes to make and are super easy!
Luckily, I already owned most of the tools that I used, so this turned out to be a pretty cheap project! The only thing I bought were the little journals. They are the perfect size for a vow book (you could easily put them in your pocket!), and you can choose to buy them lined or non-lined depending on what you prefer. I chose lined just because I’m not the best at writing straight on my own.
I didn’t love the color of the original books, so the first thing I did was paint the outside and inside of each book white. Once they were completely dry, I wrote the sayings on the front with the VersaMarker Pen. This pen is clear, so it’s hard to see as you are writing. I would recommend writing with pencil first, then writing over it with the marker to be safe. After writing what I wanted, I poured the gold embossing powder all over the area that I wrote with. I made sure to tap off any excess powder so that it wouldn’t stick. This is also a good time to correct any mistakes you have made.
Once everything looked perfect, I took the heat embosser and let it heat the powder. When you do this, you will want to make sure that you do it in small back-and-forth motions until the powder melts into a shiny golden substance, it’s actually very mesmerizing to watch! Annd that’s it! I know, it’s super simple! Now you won’t have to worry about carrying crumbled piece of notebook paper on your big day. 😉
If you aren’t the crafty type and would rather buy your own vow books, you can find some beautiful, pre-made ones here! Either way, don’t forget to give your vow books to your photographer on your wedding day so that they can capture those pretty details!
(Also, be careful if you have puppies-they might just try to chew up your nice silk chiffon ribbon! My puppy, Tito, was being naughty when I was taking these photos!)