Eight of our current favorite items on Etsy--all from Columbus vendors.
Etsy is a go-to resource for many couples planning their weddings. But did you know that you can shop handmade and local? Check out our top Etsy picks for this month, all from shop owners based right here in Columbus.
Still need a beautiful invitation for your garden party wedding? Look no further than this monogram suite from factorymade. You can get the digital download file of the invite and RSVP cards (and print them at home or via the printing service of your choice) for $60, or you can order printed versions—complete with matching envelopes for both pieces—starting at $75 for 25 sets. (Pricing becomes more cost-effective as quantity increases; for example, 50 sets costs $100, and 300 sets come to just $350.)
A cheeky gift for your groomsmen, this moustache comb from BEARDEDWOODCRAFT is both fun and functional. At just two inches long, the comb—made of reclaimed wood from Logan County—is perfectly sized for your upper lip-warmer. It’s $10, though for $2 you can find a four-inch “facial hair” comb from the same shop.
If your bridesmaids are all pretty close with one another—maybe you are all from the same hometown or were in the same sorority—then this vintage map bracelet ($35 each) is a sure winner for your gifts to them. DaisyMaeDesginsShop lets you represent up to eight different cities on the one-size-fits-all stretchy bracelet, allowing you to highlight the places that mean the most to you and your squad.
Don’t let your wrist go bare; dress it up with this elegant vintage braided bangle from HometownVintage. At $57.50, the circa 1980s sterling silver piece features a braided center detail and is marked with “925 Mexico” on the inside.
Speaking of vintage, ScotchStreetVintage has an elegant pearl and diamond ring that would be a perfect right-hand complement to your left-hand sparkler. The five pearls and accent diamond are set in 14k gold; authenticity of the metal and materials are guaranteed by the seller. It’s a size 6 but can be resized as needed. At $400, this is a piece that could easily transition to daily wear, provided you take the proper precautions with the pearls.
Whether you’re planning a full DIY s’mores bar or a cute trail mix packet like the photo above, a cutesy printable tag will help pull your favors together. FourthAvenueDesign makes this digital file with an outdoorsy plaid motif available for just $3.50. Print it out at home (they print two to a sheet), cut it out and attach to your favor bags!
SasafrasPrintables is another of our favorite resources for print-at-home products, and the shop’s rustic guest book sign is a great product. For $6, you can print the sign—which directs guests to sign a heart instead of a traditional guestbook—in one of four sizes, or request a custom sizing option from the seller. We love the wood and chalk textures that make it hard to believe that the sign is printed on paper and not actual wooden boards.
Last up is this OOAK—that’s one-of-a-kind, in Etsy parlance—hair fascinator from SterlingGurlDesigns. The $75.95 price tag may seem steep, but you’re paying for quality and craftsmanship. Handmade from silk organza, silk habutai, tea-dyed vintage lace, a vintage rhinestone brooch, feather plumes and vintage velved millinery, the piece is mounted on two small combs for a secure fit and measures at 5 inches long.
That's it for this edition of the Etsy Eight. Check back next month for more from our favorite Columbus shops!