I know it must seem us bloggers get paid commission to bang on about Etsy but we can’t help it (and no, we don’t in case you are wondering). It just really is such a brilliant resource, I often use it to find unique items, hand made or crafted gifts and fun treasures and it’s so nice to know you are supporting individuals, small business and crafters around the world too. It’s especially useful for brides planning their wedding – where you can trawl through millions of items in search for creative decor, invitations, accessories, clothing or gifts and now… it’s just got a whole lot better!
Not only does it have a dedicated wedding site (whoop!) making it easier to search, it also features stories & advice, wedding ‘how to’s’ and the latest trends and now you are able to create your very own Etsy Gift Registry for your big day – which of course I started out, purely in the name of research you understand (uh-oh!).
There are only a limited amount of options for gift lists these days, so if you are looking for really lovely handmade items, or one off pieces then this should be where you need to sign up – so many great things for the home! You can always offer this in conjunction with a honeymoon list or similar.
Just worth pointing out that (as seems the story of my life) – a lot of what I like comes from the states, which although is easy enough to be delivered, you do often get stung with customs duty (grrr) so top tip is to search using the toolbar on to ‘shop local’ and enter your country or town which enables you to support your local Etsy businesses and not get charged additional customs duty.
Etsy Weddings – www.etsy.com/weddings