My wedding day is rapidly approaching (Friday 1 March, which is less than 6 weeks away now)!
This equally excites and terrifies me.
It excites me because I can’t wait for the day itself – to marry the love of my life and celebrate with our friends and family. And it terrifies me because I am pretty certain I’ve thought of and organised everything – but what if I haven’t?!
Casting my fears aside, I have to say I’ve been pretty relaxed about this whole wedding planning caper. I am the Queen of the To Do List, I’ve kept a budget spreadsheet any accountant would be proud of and I’ve put my Shop Me Chic
online shopping research skills to excellent use – in particular on Etsy.
“Etsy is a DANGEROUS DEN FOR BRIDES. Beware,” to quote the newly married Mrs Zoe Blake (née Foster).
It sure is. You can lose hours browsing page after page of every conceivable wedding item you could ever imagine – and even more hours on items you could never image existed or thought that you needed, but now simply MUST have.
I’ve bought quite a bit online and what I love about the sellers on Etsy is that they are passionate about what they do. They want to make you, their customer, happy. Also, you can personalise pretty much any item to add that special touch. It’s a wedding wonderland!
Here are 6 items I’ve bought for my wedding from the magical place that is Etsy…
As a gift for my girls, I have bought them these stunning Shabby Sisters earrings, as well as a silver beaded clutch from Sussan and a pair of Starlettos each so they don’t sink into the grass during the ceremony. But I also wanted to buy them a fun item. Something you can only get when you are part of a wedding. So while browsing Etsy, I found these ‘Team Bride’ tanks and I knew I had to get them.
I purchased a mini Polaroid camera from eBay and knew I had to get some fun props for our guests to get a bit silly with. Party Goodies have a huge selection of prop sets to choose from all at affordable prices.
Well I couldn’t miss out on a fun wedding tank top, now could I?!
I knew that I didn’t want a ring cushion, but rather a ring bag that one of our groomsmen could slip into his pocket to keep our rings safe and sound. This particular ring bag jumped out at me immediately due to its simple, yet beautiful design and that it can be personalised with your wedding date.
I bought these personalised cufflinks for my very handsome groom as part of his Christmas gift. I also gave him a fragrance to wear on the wedding day (Gucci by Gucci – his signature scent). He absolutely loves these cufflinks, and will continue to wear them long past our special day.
I was on the hunt for a personalised guest book and fell in love with the idea of a wooden cover. Enter Lorgie & Me and their array of gorgeous personalised guest books. It arrived lovingly wrapped in a dustcover and I can’t wait for it to be filled with messages and Polaroid photos from our guests.
Have you used Etsy for your wedding purchases? What have you bought? Are there any other websites you would recommend?