Etsy Eight: December

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.

Is your bridal shower Paris-themed? Ask your hostess to add these chocolate lollipops—shaped like the Eiffel Tower and priced at $24 a dozen—for an elegant touch that doubles as a tasty favor. SparklingSweetsShop sells some of the tastiest, cutest treats on Etsy, so you’ll be in great hands.

What do you get when you cross stunning gold calligraphy with dramatic burgundy watercolor? This invitation set from unicaforma. The custom suite includes an invite and matching RSVP card; because it’s customized specifically to you, price varies based on your needs.

Everyone stresses about the wedding invite, but don’t forget one for your rehearsal dinner! Keep it simple with this printable template from MWolfeDesign. Just $10 gets you a PDF download (as well as a PNG version) that is fully editable—that means you can change not only the words, but the font on the body of the invite as well.

We’re always on the hunt for cute bridesmaid gift ideas, and these pressed-penny bracelets fit the bill … er, coin. You can choose from a variety of souvenir pennies, including ones from the Columbus Zoo, or you can send in your own lucky penny and poorsparrow will make a custom piece out of it. At only $18, it’s a great gift for your maid of honor or entire bride squad.

While you’re at it, why not throw in a cute, silky robe for your ladies to wear as they get ready? The matching sets make for a cute photo op, and you can customize with a monogram on the front, back or both. Prices range from $18.99 to $33.99, and MagnificentMotifs offers 10 colors to choose from.

If you’re the type to go all-out for your bestie, might we suggest a custom drawing of the two of you on your wedding day? A single sketch from JesMarried is $30, but you get steep discounts if you order more than one, making this a great gift or even a bridesmaid-proposal option. (Six drawings is just $55, so you might as well get one for each of your ladies.)

Still need your something old? We adore this Edwardian/art deco-style bracelet (vintage circa 1980) sold by SmallTownVintageShop. For $100, you’ll get a sterling silver and marcasite piece with a solid clasp and no missing stones. If your gown has a vintage vibe, you pretty much need this accessory.

Maybe your aesthetic is more modern. Never fear; RedGiraffeDesigns has you covered with this dainty chevron necklace. The price ranges from $30 to $45, depending on the chain length and style you choose, and you can opt for a sterling silver or gold filled finish.

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