Every once in a while I like to go window shopping for you and showcase unique creations on Etsy that you might love for your wedding. It's been a while since the last nine etsy wedding favorites post, so today's a great day for a new installment!
What a great way to bring color to your cake! With a topper this graphic and stylish, you could completely forgo any other decorative elements on your cake. The topper is custom-cut from food-safe acrylic and is available in a large range of fun colors. Note that this item ships from the UK, so be sure to allow a little extra time for this to get to you if you're here in the United States.
I fell in love with papel picado when I lived in Austin, Texas. They're so beautiful -- they remind me of vintage lace. And when they're cut just for you, like these are, they're also very personal and a lot of fun. In ivory, as shown above, they add a soft vintage feel to the room; however, they're also available in a wide range of colors. You can go with your wedding colors, or choose traditional rainbow colors to create a festive atmosphere.
Of all the guest book alternative wall hangings I've ever seen, this just might be my favorite. I like the graphic simplicity and the bit of dimension that the folded hearts add. This item arrives matted and framed, and includes an instruction card for display at your wedding and two pens. You may customize the background color and the color of the single colored heart (that one is printed with your initials and wedding date). Sizes are available to accommodate weddings with both small and large guestlists.
This would be beautiful hung with ribbon on the church door, or on the gate for a garden reception. You could even give it to your floral designer to be embellished with flowers or moss. The monogram is 24 inches square -- other sizes are available -- and is custom-cut from plywood. It arrives unpainted, so you can paint it the color of your choice.
Cufflinks are a popular wedding day gift to a groom from his soon-to-be spouse, but few men wear cufflinks in everyday life anymore. Enter the (formerly) humble collar stay! Many dress shirts accommodate collar stays, so your sweetheart can wear these often. They're made of stainless steel, and if you don't care for the "love of my life" text, then the seller can customize them with the message of your choice. The collar stays are available in three sizes.
I actually made a little tiny "squee" sound when I saw these. I have a collection of vintage postcards, so of course these are right up my alley. But even if you don't already have a thing for postcards, aren't they just adorable? And I think people would be delighted to receive this in the post in lieu of a more traditional thank-you note. The seller will "vintagize" (yes, I just made that a word) your photo for you, customize the back of the postcard with your return address, and print these on heavy stock that's matte on both sides. Bonus points: postcard stamps cost less than first-class stamps, so you'll save on postage!
This cool print isn't so much something you'd use at your wedding as it is a keepsake of what got you there, although you could certainly display it on an easel at your reception. Guests would get a kick out of reading about the history of your romance. Really, though, this will shine in your home as a reminder of the early days of your relationship, and it's so bright and cheery that it'll probably evoke lots of smiles too. Your artwork will be personalized with all the details of your relationship, from first glance to ,"Will you marry me?" Love!
I always love a creative table number, and I particularly like these for their rustic yet polished look. I also like that they'll bring some dimension to your tables. Wouldn't these be beautiful nestled in a wreath of fresh flowers, or as part of a tablescape of small floral arrangements in varying heights? These are sold individually, so you can order just the number you need.
As soon as I saw these bright, beautiful wedding invitations, I thought, "Wow, that's a party I don't want to miss!" How could an event with an invitation like this be anything less than awesomely fun? The colors and fonts are perfect. And, for those of you here in the D.C. area, I'll bet you can guess what I thought next: "Hey, these would be perfect invitations for a Glen Echo wedding!" (For those of you outside the D.C. area, Glen Echo Park is an early 1900s amusement park that's been restored by the National Park Service and is now an arts community and popular wedding venue.) Wherever you're planning to wed, start your celebration with these invitations; add in some games, bunting, and plenty of popcorn; and you'll have a party your guests will long remember.
So, what do you think? Which are your favorites? Do these give you any fun ideas for your own wedding celebration?