Accessories are a key component of your overall look on your wedding day. And working with a wonderful vendor to create a custom look is always special. One of our favorite vendors that creates beautiful bridal jewelry and accessories is Handmade by Sara Kim. She offers a variety of ready-made bridal pieces and also welcomes custom orders from brides. We recently had the chance to grab her for a quick Q&A. See below!
What inspired you to start your business?
Handmade By Sara Kim started when I was obsessed with card making. I made loads and loads of cards along with small handmade gifts for friends and families. It went from cards to paper crafts, then jewelry, and now- everything wedding.
What options for customization do you offer?
We love custom orders! We can customize most of our current pieces with different sizes and colors or we also offer completely new custom pieces.
If you could give one tip to couples who are planning a wedding, what would it be?
My one tip to couples who are planning a wedding would be get a wedding planner! Even if you have a super tight budget, please make sure it includes a good wedding planner. I’ve seen many brides that plans their own weddings and they are usually stressed out for like 6 months. I think you will enjoy your wedding a lot more when you have a planner on your side.
What is something that most people don’t know about your biz/you?
One thing about my business that most people might not know is that I’m a one-woman production making all the jewelry, hair accessories, and even our paper goods. Everything is 100% handmade once ordered. I act as a designer, photographer, editor, admin and everything that requires my business to work. One thing about me that most people might not know is I’m a music teacher at day. I teach piano and violin and the violin was my first love.
What is your one must-have tool to have on-hand when you’re working?
Glue gun! I take my glue gun everywhere and my thumbs are immune to the heat.
If you had to choose one phrase to describe yourself/your business what would it be?
“Labor of love”- because every piece from my business is created with complete commitment and passion.
5 Things that make you happy?
This is in order…
Violin – especially Bach played by Hilary Hahn
Piano – usually everything Chopin and Rachmaninoff
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Check out more of Sara’s lovely designs at HandmadebySaraKim.com. Tomorrow she’ll be running an exciting giveaway for Wedloft brides so be sure to check back to enter for a chance to win!