Etsy Eight: July
Etsy is a go-to resource for many couples planning their weddings. But did you know that you can shop handmadeandlocal? Check out our top picks for this month, all from shop owners based right here in Columbus.
Hair jewelry can either look awesome or awful, but the pieces from BiWedding are always solidly in the former category. We especially love this delicate rose gold-plated hair pin; tuck one into a bun for a sweet-but-subtle accent, or line several up in a row to achieve a crown or headband effect. At $17 each, multiples won't break the bank.
Still searching for your something blue? The Ritzy Rose has you covered with these elegant aqua/turquoise and gold dangle earrings. They're only $16 and they're the perfect accent to a variety of bridal looks.
Grooms, we haven't forgotten you! Bearded Woodcraft is a hipster groom's dream, featuring wooden men's accessories like these personalized cufflinks and tie bar. The $40 set will tie your look together perfectly … pun definitely intended.
Music aficionados will love these save the date postcards inspired by vintage concert tickets. CheerUpCherup lets you choose your colors (included in the $1.50/each price tag), and you can add white or colored envelopes if you prefer to seal up your stationery. Want custom return address printing or a matching envelope liner? They do that, too.
Speaking of stationery, how perfect is this peach and mint invitation set for a summer wedding? The basic set from factorymade includes the invite and an RSVP card, plus envelopes for each, starting at $75 for 25 sets. The shop also sells extra cards, designed to match your suite, so you can include wedding website info, reception information, directions and more.
Couples throwing a rustic wedding will love this personalized wooden ring box from astylishdesign, which comes with a chalkboard or wood tag. Buyers can customize the paint and felt colors, as well as the actual personalization inside, all for about $25. The best part? It has a clasp to keep your jewelry secure.
carrieklein crafts stunning flowers out of paper, and the shop's flower place cards are no exception. A set of five costs $30 and includes guests' names printed in the font of your choice. A teeny-tiny butterfly perches on a flower petal, which is hand-dyed with coffee before being assembled by hand.
Last up are these chocolate-covered Oreos. Twelve cookies runs $25; just pop two in a cellophane bag for a delightful and delicious favor for your guests. Not a fan of pinks and purples? SparklingSweetsShop will create the flowers in any color you like.
That's it for this edition of the Etsy Eight. Check next month for more from our favorite Columbus shops!