Etsy Eight: March

Emma Frankart Henterly

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.

Let’s start with something sweet: a dozen Parisian-themed cake pops from SparkingSweetsShop should do it for us! With pink icing and black mini chocolate Eiffel Towers, these would be a great favor for any shower themed on the City of Light. And at $33 for a dozen, they’re way more affordable than, say, a bunch of puppies.

For something sweet in a different way, check out SterlingGurlDesigns’ custom upcycled pearl bracelet. The double-strand piece features vintage champagne pearls and rhinestone accents and is made at 8 inches long for $45.74, though it can be customized to a different length for an additional fee.

Planning a spring wedding? These watercolor invitations are a perfect pick! For $100, LoveFernCreative will send you a custom file with four stationery pieces—the invite itself, an accommodations card, an RSVP card and a thank-you card. Because it’s a digital file, you can print wherever works for you (and your budget). Not wild about the colors? Request a custom palette for an additional fee.

There are lots of cake topper styles out there, but this custom wooden ribbon topper is pretty without overpowering. (Bet you thought we’d say it “takes the cake, huh? We thought about it. You’re welcome.) LovelyGrainStudio sells the six-inch topper for $28—and that includes a digital proof so you can be sure your names are correct.

Don’t ask your guests to sign your guest book with a boring old Bic. Instead, give them astylishdesign’s flower-topped, ribbon-wrapped pens. One order is $20 and comes with two pens in the colors of your choice, including burlap or lace. If the included ranunculus isn’t your style, you can even request a different bloom for no additional fee.

OK, this one is seriously cool. We all know that you can create a custom Snapchat filter for your wedding day, but who honestly wants to go through the hassle? Not us. Enter CustomHello, which create your Snapchat filter for you for just $15. (And for an additional fee, they’ll even take care of the back-end setup!)

Give your guys the gift of a thirst-quenching tool with a personal touch. These custom bottle openers feature a vintage map inlay of your choosing—just tell DaisyMaeDesigns what city or area you want, and they’ll create it for you. It’s a great way to honor the city where your bromance began (or continues), and it’s only $25.

We love the personalized hanger trend for photo ops, and MadeByCRose makes it easy to get a quality version. The wooden hangers have vinyl printing on them, meaning you’ll get a consistent look whether you order two or 12. (And at $12 each, bulk orders aren’t too painful, either.) You can choose a variety of color combinations between the hanger and the lettering, so it’ll even match the color palette for your day.

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