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. And this month, they’re all floral themed … because that’s what April’s showers have brought us!
Set the tone early with these beautiful botanical invitations. The romantic watercolor design is right on trend with its navy, burgundy, sage and blush palette, and the minimalist text provides a modern vibe. The base price is for the digital file only, which allows you to print as many as you need, or you can order in increments of 25 (starting at $75 for 25 and going to $350 for 300).
Floral invitations, $60 and up via factorymade
Decorate your reception space (and later, your home!) with this custom name sign. Each piece is modeled after real calligraphy, not a font, and can range in size from 10 to 19 inches. Choose from three finishes—raw birch wood, gold mirror acrylic or rose gold mirror acrylic—to complete the look. Wreath not included.
Custom name sign, $23-$45 via GildedGraceDesign
Keep the floral theme going with a sola wood flower centerpiece! Hand-dyed and completely customizable, these arrangements make for great “thank-you” gifts to the folks who stay behind to help tear down after your party … or keep them for yourself and amp up your living room post-wedding.
Sola wood flower arrangement, $15 via PaperPetalsNow
The crowd will ooh and aah over your flower girls when they don one of these pretty little crowns. Choose the fuller ranunculus version for older girls, or opt for the daintier gypsophila one for tots. Both are available in 18-inch and 22-inch diameters.
Flower girl crowns, $22-$29 via FlourishandFavor
And for the bride herself, nothing beats a hair comb. Tuck it into an updo or behind the ear for a downdo; pair it with a veil or let it stand alone. This one features daisy-inspired flowers with pearl and crystal branches, and a large clip for ease of use.
Bridal hair clip, $69 via RosyroseStudio
The worst thing about live flowers? They don’t stay alive for long. Skirt that problem with a beautiful silk arrangement like this one, featuring peonies, roses, hydrangea and pearlesque accents in peach, pink and soft yellow. The base is wrapped in ivory satin ribbon to complete the look.
Silk bouquet, $100 via EntertainingNStyle
If you’ve just gotta have the real deal, preserve the memory of your bouquet with a custom illustration of it. The 8x10-inch marker drawing is printed on glare-free, 80-pound cardstock. Just send one or more good photos of your blooms, and your custom drawing will ship about two weeks later.
Custom bouquet illustration, $150 via JesMarried
Last but not least are the favors. You could go the flower seed route, which is both cute and economical, but requires a bit of work on guests’ parts. Offer something hassle-free instead with these handmade peony soaps. You can request a specific scent and/or color, and yes, “peony” is a scent option. One-color options are $3 each, while two-color options are a dollar more.
Peony soap flower, $3-$4 via SkyRainSoap
That's it for this edition of the Etsy Eight. Check back next month for more from our favorite Columbus shops!