A tad unconventional in this sense, but I knew I wanted a very full look for my veil - think Priscilla Presley marrying Elvis. My mom and dad got married in the 70's and I was always obsessed with my mom's veil!! Sadly, she didn't have it when we moved to America or I would have definitely worn hers!
I wasn't able to find anything decently priced at any bridal stores - so I went in search of the perfect veil on Etsy! I decided to go with Veils of Art. Working with Olga was very easy and she sent a couple of swatches to me so that I could match my dress exactly. She has an online website as well and like I said is very reasonably priced!!
Photo Credit: Gwen Tundermann
Gary and I both decided that we wanted to get large canvases for our parents after the wedding, but I wanted to be able to give both sets of parents something at the rehearsal dinner. I had seen the idea of personalized handkerchiefs floating around for a while and really loved the fact that color, words and everything would be my own. I used 4myangels boutique and Melanie was very easy to work with. In fact, you basically put the personalization into the order form and that was it!
sample on website
I loved photos of brides and grooms reading their respective wedding day cards and wanted a cohesive look for ours. I searched Etsy for a very simple but classic look and found Stefanie's shop, marrygrams. There are so many options to choose from and not only for weddings!! As a side note- I didn't want Gary to forget to write a card for our wedding day (not that he would have) but being the overly detailed bride that I was, I purchased one for me as well!
This was the card Gary gave to me...
I had never heard of a "toss" garter before, but apparently it's a thing! I was lucky enough to wear the same garter that my sister wore on her wedding day 10 years prior and wanted it to stay in our family...I have two nieces!! If you've ever searched Etsy - you know there are a TON of options for garters! I didn't want anything too fussy and I certainly didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for something that I wasn't even keeping! I found PartyGurlShoppe and for only $3 I knew it was a steal!! As an added bonus it was almost identical to the one I already had! If you are planning a bachelorette party I highly suggest checking the site out as there are so many cute ideas!
~The Bridal Hanger~
I was actually gifted a bridal hanger as an engagement gift from my best friend, but for that same friend I ordered a bridal hanger for her wedding which was three months prior to mine! As with garters, there a ton of handmade options for wedding hangers. I wanted to find something reasonably priced with great reviews. I found Morgan's shop Snooty Bride and was instantly sold! She has a ton of top notch reviews and the delivery time was impeccable.
bonus: currently on sale!
My love for Etsy has not subsided and I'm sure I'll continue to purchase from the site. Did you use Etsy for anything for your wedding?
~These opinions are my own and I have already paid and used these items. I have not been compensated for my review~