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.

Give a shower favor your guests will actually use; after all, when was the last time someone said, “No thanks, I have too much lip balm”? These custom labels from WildSugarberries ($15 for 30 labels) let you pop a pretty design onto the tube of your choice.

The spring-winter-spring weather weirdness of late has us jonesing for sunnier climes. If you’re thinking the same for your wedding, these gold-foiled, boarding-pass-themed save-the-date cards ($8.75 each, $6.25 each without foil) are perfect. aLITTLEsmallTALK includes a recycled kraft paper envelope for mailing, and you can choose from a wide variety of foil and non-foiled colors.

If your save-the-date has a boarding pass theme, you might as well go all the way and order aLITTLEsmallTALK’s foiled passport-themed invitations ($8-$12 per suite), too. Stamps inside the passport include notable dates from the couple’s history for an extra special touch. A dozen available foil colors mean there’s something to match your wedding’s palette, whatever it might be.

And while we’re talking about destination or destination-themed weddings, let’s check out these flower-and-shell placecards from the one and only carrieklein ($30 for five). Each flower is hand-crafted, and names are printed in the font and color of your choice to match your wedding’s mood.

Switching gears a little, TheRitzyRose tackles a common concern with this ring bearer sign ($18), thanks to its clever messaging. After all, who really wants to trust the most symbolic piece of jewelry they may ever wear to a 3-year-old with an unpredictable temper? Better instead to have him carry this tongue-in-cheek placard, available in a variety of ink, paper and ribbon color combinations.

Vintage and rustic brides, we didn’t forget you! This sola wood flower centerpiece ($40) is sweetly romantic and perfect for either vibe. The sola wood flowers are handmade by PaperPetalsNow out of tapioca plants and placed in glass milk jars within a white-washed wooden box. Not the colors you envisioned? Custom options are available, too.

This sterling silver art deco marcasite bracelet ($100) looks like it was made to be worn down the aisle. We don’t know where SmallTownVintageShop finds these treasures, but wherever it is, we hope they keep visiting. This piece is in great condition, with a working clasp and no missing stones.

For the vintage-lover who trends more toward the modern—or maybe who is on a budget—this hinged brass bangle ($12) from poorsparrow is in great condition and perfect for every day wear post-wedding. As of this posting, there’s two pieces left—get ’em while you can!

That's it for this edition of the Etsy Eight. Check back next month for more from our favorite Columbus shops!