Etsy Eight: October

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.

People love making their pups part of their big days, and these signs let you get the ball rolling early, with your engagement announcement. The sign and font are available in several dozen color combinations, and there are more than 40 ribbon colors to choose from, too.

2 Engagement Announcement Signs for Dogs, $29.95 viaTheRitzyRose

Parents’ gifts can be tricky, but this custom drawing is something they will cherish for years to come. You can have it made with two to four people depicted, with or without text. It’s delivered as a PDF, so you can print it at your own convenience.

Custom Mother/Grandmother Drawing, $60 and up viaJesMarried

Handmade from 100 percent recycled silk, this hair fascinator features a repurposed vintage button center and an alligator clip to keep everything in place. Tackling something old and something new with a single item? You got it!

Bridal Hair Fascinator, $30 viaSterlingGurlDesigns

Along the same vein, this vintage halo ring lets you cross off your something old and something blue simultaneously … and it will look stunning on your right hand, too. The teardrop sapphire is 1ct, while the 12 diamonds weigh in at 0.24 ctw; the ring itself is 14k white gold.

Vintage Sapphire Diamond Ring, $1,130 viaScotchStreetVintage

Perfect for a dapper gent sporting a skinny tie, this minimalistic brass tie bar features a crosshatch pattern on the front. Listed as deadstock from the 1960s, the tie bar has a rich patina for that worn-in look—though the seller notes that you can request to have it polished up, too.

Brass Tie Bar, $6 viapoorsparrow

Milk glass will never go out of style, but these gold-dipped versions put a trendy new twist on the classic vintage pieces. The listing is for five vases of varying heights; the seller notes that unless you specify which shapes you’d like, you’ll receive five vases similar to the ones pictured.

Gold Dipped Milk Glass Bud Vases, $44 for five viaEsTeRaP

Here’s a cute, unique take on the guest book: the “bucket list in a bottle.” It prompts guests to write down a bucket list item and add it to the bottle for the newlyweds to complete during their life together. The $15 option is for the tag only, as shown in the photo, which is foil printed in your choice of 10 colors. For $25 you can have a custom tag made, and for around $65, the shop will craft and send the entire set.

Bucket List in a Bottle, $15 and up viaaLITTLEsmallTALK

No one likes writing thank-you notes, but when they’re on stationery this pretty, the task is a little less arduous. The best part about this listing is that it’s a printable PDF—just print as many as you need at home or through a professional printer. Late-arriving gift? Easily print out another card.

Printable Thank You Cards, $5 viaInkAndVeil

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