Handmade cake toppers and banners and coozies....favors and garters and wedding veils too-zies...custom made wedding dress tied up with string, Etsy is one of our favorite things!
Etsy is a website that, for lack of a better explanation, is like Amazon's way-cooler cousin mixed with Ebay's selling experience. All of us here at The Barn (well, minus Duncan) can get lost browsing around the site for endless periods of time. It is a treasure trove, I tell you.
I give you...a whole section of the site..just for weddings. Drool.
For the sake of examples, we will use our Marketing & Event Coordinator Amanda's Etsy shop, TheCreativePorcupine. Amanda simply set up a shop, posted her items, and voila! She's in business. Check out these cute as pie mugs that she made for a custom order:
The magic of Etsy is that anybody can do what Amanda did by setting up a "shop." That means that people who create really neat, original, incredible stuff can sell it all over the world, instead of only marketing through word of mouth locally.
One of our favorite things about Etsy is the weddings section as seen in the first photo up there ^^^. If there is anything at all you want customized for your wedding, chances are you can find it. Those really cool name hangers? Simply search for them and take your pick. There are 3,736 to choose from right now.
Want some really cute, really unique invitations? There's a whole section on that.
And we can't possibly forget those bridemaids' gifts that you need for your girls. Don't fret. There's 235,248 items there to choose from. I bet you'll find the perfect item.
So maybe now you all understand a little better why Etsy is so awesome. We here at The Barn LOVE when our brides show up to decorate and they have bunches of "Etsy items." We get a little bit giddy about it, no lie.
It is the little touches like this that can make your day (or even just every day of your life) unique. These items are often handmade according to your specifications, and you get the added satisfaction from knowing that you're buying something from an individual who takes pride and joy in his or her work!
I hope you're just as hooked on Etsy now as we are! Happy browsing!
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