Etsy Weddings is a never ending source of artisan shops that provide everything from wedding invitations to perfectly peach bridal gowns. If you are hunting for a perfectly unique item for your wedding, you will most likely find it within the talented shops on Etsy. We rounded up a few of our new favorite shops and items to share some creative wedding inspiration with our readers. In Washington, DC we are especially lucky to have so many talented shop owners, which allows us to buy locally as well. When purchasing for your wedding on Etsy, always communicate with the shop owner to verify turn around time and shipping practices, as most items are custom created upon order; you will want to ensure you will have your wedding items in hand with plenty of time before the big day. Also, always purchase through a dedicated Etsy channel such as Paypal to protect your purchases, and remember to review once you receive your item as that greatly helps small business sellers gain more business!
Looking for a special way to “pop” the question to your ladies in waiting? We adore these “Will you be my Bridesmaid” Champagne bags from LHCalligraphy’s Etsy Shop. Laura Hooper is one of our great local calligraphy vendors and she has a wide range of fabulous wedding shop items such as compass escort favors, wedding signage, and laser cut bar accessories.
Whether you’re having a modern city or garden inspired wedding, we love this mini geometric terrarium for an alternative ring carrier or as a wedding favor option for your guests. They come in four metal options including black, silver, bright copper, and rustic copper depending on your color palate for the big day. Etsy Shop Waen has several alternative sizes and shapes if you are also hunting for centerpieces, hanging vessels, or gifts for your attendants!
RoseRedRoseWhite Etsy Designer has a stunning collection of fashion forward bridal hair accessories for every type of bride. The newest trends, inspired by the boho West Coast fashion movement, are bejeweled head chains and clips. We love how dainty and feminine each accessory is, and with over 4 pages of options this designer has a look for every type of bride. Not sure if you love the idea of going without a veil on your wedding day? Try swapping into a pearl bridal head chain for the wedding reception to change up your look for less!
Local Bridal designer and Etsy shop TingBridal has a curated collection of the most stunning bridal gowns ranging from the softest Smoked Peach Lace Gown seen above, to romantic fairy tale sheaths. With an affordable price point of under $2,000 for a custom gown, we want to get married all over again just to wear one of these stunning designs. Our best tip for ordering attire online is to make sure to triple check all measurements before sending them to the designer, as well as keeping an open line of communication to ensure your one of a kind garment is sized appropriately.
Does your DC wedding venue not allow sparklers or tossing of confetti but you want to still have a cheerful send off from the wedding reception? We found these fun, printed hooray banners in a variety of styles from EryaStudios Etsy Shop. We particularly fell in love with the painted effect and cute love sayings on the above Yippee Yay Wedding Send off Flags. Each is customized with your names and wedding date and they are great for doubling as wedding favor takeaways for guests.
When we want a perfect wedding garter, we look no further than former United with Love owner Juli’s Garter Girl Etsy Shop. These one of a kind romantic masterpieces are the perfect under gown accessory; just look at the stunning cream dainty lace garter above! Juli offers a range of colors, textures, and styles within the shop and will also take custom orders if you have a special need or design.
Vintage Baby Doll’s Etsy Shop offers one of a kind laser cut wedding menus and invitations in a variety of colors and designs. Laser cut wedding day paper can become very expensive and eat through your paper budget, but their more affordable options give a great alternative to spice up otherwise boring paper collateral. We also really love their paper picado banners and laser cut luminaries for decor additions at your wedding reception.
Guest books, escort cards, and favors are just a few ways that couples can show their personalities and get creative when planning for the wedding reception. For an alternative to a simple signed guest book, we love Etsy Shop WoodTandemDecor’s guestbook puzzle tree for your guests to write notes to the newlyweds. They have a variety of sizes and puzzle counts depending on the overall guest number at your wedding.
Little Me Paper Co offers the most adorable illustrated wedding invitations and wedding day paper items. Completely custom made for the couples likeness, colors, and inspiration, we could not help but fall in love with this whimsical wedding day stationary. Watercolor and illustration designed wedding invitations are going to continue to be on trend in 2016 and we love every single piece inside their artisan shop!
Another local DC wedding calligrapher and friend to United with Love, Meant to Be Calligraphy, offers the perfect pre and post wedding necessity- return address stamps. These are not just boring plain return address options but instead are gorgeous customized scripted styles that come on a hard wood block with a durable rubber stamp! These are perfect for addressing your invitations along with post wedding thank you notes and beyond. Want to know another secret? She also offers calligraphy classes to teach how to write just as beautifully as she does! Check out her website for upcoming DC calligraphy class dates.