Courtesy of 1154 Lill Studio
I'm a big fan of the Chicago-based design-your-own handbag boutique 1154 Lill Studio. A friend of mine got married last year and threw a handbag-making party, where all of us bridesmaids got to create our own design to keep (I made an awesome 1154 Lill Studio tote that's perfectly-sized for my laptop). And now, the company has expanded their line to include custom-designed pillows, which could also be a thoughtful bridesmaids gift or a sweet addition to you and your groom's new home. —Heather Lee, Assistant Editor, Brides Local Magazines
Wedding Wisdom: 1154 Lill Studio has bag boutiques in Chicago, Boston, Kansas City, and Philadelphia, but all their pillow and handbag styles are available online. And if you're interested in hosting a make-your-own-handbag party, the company has representatives located throughout the country.