The National Needlework Assn., representing the needlework industry, offers these gift ideas for the bride and the bridal party:
--As wedding favors for guests, potpourri sachets and garters made of ribbons and lace, embroidered with the name and date, or a handkerchief embroidered with symbols of love and unity.
--For the bridal party, a hand-embroidered drawstring satchel to coordinate with the bridal colors.
--For the flower girl and ring bearers, decorative lace embroidered pillows.
--For the bridal couple, a wedding quilt. Relatives and friends can be sent individual fabric squares to prepare a special message; the personalized squares are then joined together.
--A hand-embroidered wedding album cover with the names or initials of the bridal couple, or a wall hanging with names, date and a decorative border.