Nothing can truly prepare you for the emotions you'll experience when your wedding day finally arrives. And the same goes for your bridesmaids, your parents, and all of your wedding guests. It's basically a guarantee that tears will be shed at your wedding, so when that moment comes, prepare yourself with these 16 personalized wedding handkerchiefs.
This age-old wedding tradition isn't just for your grandmother. Artists at Etsy have found creative ways to personalize and modernize traditional handkerchiefs, embellishing them with sweet notes, wedding dates, and sassy messages, and making them perfect for bridesmaid gifts, mother of the bride gifts, father of the bride gifts, mother of the groom gifts, and wedding favors.
While you might not want to gift your grandparents a hankie that reads "Hot Mess," your always-emotional maid of honor will LOVE the hilarious twist on this old school gift. Meanwhile, there are dozens of wedding handkerchiefs that are grandparent and mother of the bride approved, so you can find the right one for all your bridal party members and even your guests. Yes, these cute hankies can even serve as adorable—and useful!—wedding favors. Simply set them up at the entrance to your ceremony so guests can grab them as they arrive in preparation for all the tears to come.
Take a look at some of our favorite wedding handkerchiefs that you can buy from Etsy, below. While they won't stop your happy tears, they will prevent your expensive wedding makeup from trailing down your face.
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Hot Mess Handkerchief
By the end of your vows, you can expect guests to be reaching for these "Hot Mess" handkerchiefs.
Only Happy Tears
This heartwarming message will make the perfect gift for anyone in your bridal party.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $13
Custom Handkerchiefs for Parents
Give each of your parents their own special message with these set of handkerchiefs that they can keep as a reminder of your special day. Warning: This gift might actually induce tears.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $41
Sweetheart Wedding Handkerchief
We love this sweet and simple sentiment. (You can even use it to wrap your bouquet!)
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $25
Keep Your Shit Together
Sisters and best friends will love this hilarious message that will help keep their eyes dry, even during your ceremony's most emotional moments.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $11
Your girls will love these super pretty vintage-style hankies.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $2
For the Mother of the Groom
This extra special handkerchief can be personalized with a message from your groom, which his mom is sure to appreciate.
Wedding Handkerchief Father-in-Law Gift
Your new father-in-law might get a little teary-eyed when sees this gift. (Hence where the hankie comes in!)
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $18
You can have this hankie embroidered with the coordinates of where you met or where you'll wed as a gift for your bride or groom.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $44
Mom Tears Handkerchief
Between your mom and your new mother-in-law, you know there will be tons of mom tears on your wedding day!
No Ugly Crying Printed Crochet Edged Handkerchief
Allow this to be a reminder that your wedding photographer will capture all!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $12
New Groom Wedding Handkerchief
Gift this cream-colored, hand-embroidered hankie to your groom on the morning of your wedding.
Best Day Ever Hankie
We think this one pretty much sums it up.
For Crying Out Loud Handkerchief
For crying out loud, we LOVE this cheeky vintage-inspired handkerchief.
Handkerchief Wedding Gift for Groom
Don't blame us if your groom gets choked up before he even sees you walking down the aisle.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $25
Father of Bride Wedding Handkerchief
Your dad will be grateful to have this on hand as you walk into your ceremony together.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $26