Since Etsy.com launched in 2005, the online marketplace featuring over 800,00 vendors selling their handmade wares has become a go-to resource for couples looking to elevate their nuptials with one-of-kind, DIY touches (there's even a dedicated section of the site just for weddings). Here are a few of my current favorites.
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This sweet chalkboard print by Lily And Val features an amorous quote by Edgar Allan Poe. Perfect for a newlywed couple! Says the designer, "This piece is entirely hand lettered on a chalkboard surface. I then took a photograph of the artwork to produce the print. This method truly provides a realistic chalkboard appearance minus the dust. I absolutely love offering a temporary medium like chalk in a form that is lasting and permanent."
Personalized Ribbon- You can keep the 'I love you' or put your names or wedding date or your favorite expression. This ribbon just oozes romantic rustic goodness that is perfect for all styles of weddings & special occasions. This ribbon is hand torn by the artist. She frays each side to imperfect perfection, & then hand stamp it with your choice of words!
These customizable wedding bands from Monkeys Always Look can be stamped with the latitude and longitude of where you and your spouse first met, or any other text or quote that's meaningful to you. Says the designer, "Couples thank us for creating such a unique piece. Only the husband and wife would know exactly the meaning behind each latitude/longitude."
These custom guestbooks are handcrafted by Lorgie, and made from timber and vegan leather. Says the designer, "The custom messages on these timber books are carefully designed in collaboration with clients before being laser engraved. The timber covers are sanded and coated with an eco varnish and the paper inserts are hand torn and cut to size before being bound together with coloured vegan leather strips and quality hardware."
These personalized clutches by Allisa Jacobs are the perfect gift for your bridesmaids. Says the designer, "These bags are excellent for weddings because I'm able to customize the colors to a bride's request, monogram each bag, and even include an individualized message printed on the fabric inside - creating a one of a kind, handmade, personalized gift."
a southern bucket introduces our newest addition....... monogrammed burlap runners. These are the WOW factor for your white linen covered tables at your wedding event. Single initial, double monogram and triple monogram designs will be available. We also are using our very popular design with last name initial and Est. year. Great way to incorporate trendy burlap trend for weddings of any style or venue. Absolutely charming for weddings, parties and home decor.
These eco-friendly wedding utensils from Apropos Roasters are made from sustainable wood and come with a custom monogram stamp that you can use on other design elements at your wedding. Says the designer, "I wanted to offer custom table settings but don't like to use plastic. Brides tell me later that they get lots of compliments on the tableware, and, when it's time to write thank-you cards, they get to use their custom stamp for a finishing touch."
This handmade wool felt corsage from Handmade Colectibles will last a lifetime. Says the designer: "Each rose is made out of wool felt which makes it long-lasting and something that they won't have to worry about it wilting the next day. Because of the longevity you can save your wedding flowers and treasure them forever. There are hundreds of felt colors to choose from so you can customize your roses any way you like."
These large tree-print posters from Personalized Prints offer a unique alternative to the traditional guestbook: each guest signs a leaf on your tree, which can then be displayed long after the wedding is over. Says the designer, "Each guest signs a leaf to fill the tree with happy memories. Traditional guestbooks often end up stored in a closet, never to be seen again. We thought it was time to update that tradition."
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