Wednesday, March 23, 2011

{ handmade wedding wednesday }

I love that more & more couples are choosing to go handmade for their weddings. Are you a couple thinking about making your wedding handmade?
Well here are 5 advantages to choosing handmade for your wedding celebration:

{1} Personal Touches: Most vendors on Etsy are more than happy to create a custom, one of an kind item for you. This allows you to add touches that are meaningful & special to you as a couple. (SOME GREAT IDEAS: incorporate your first date, how you met and  including your pets)

{2} Eco-Friendly: Handmade products tend to be more Eco-friendly and you can find shops & vendors that fit your personal, environmental and social values.

{3} Shop Locally: This gives you a unique chance to support local shops or shops in your area. If you choose shops that are in your driving range sometimes you can arrange for pickup, saving you any shipping and handling charges. Plus items you choose might have hometown touches that would be a perfect edition to your ceremony.

{4} $$$: Any one planing a wedding knows it can be a huge expense. If you are trying to plan on a budget or just want to save where you can buying handmade can greatly reduce the price. Many Etsy shops offer bulk discounts, free shipping and other promotional offers-take advantage & enjoy saving.

{5} Can't find it anywhere else: Wedding themes can be wacky, off the wall and truly one of a kind. These weddings can be lots of fun but finding items that match them can be anything but. That's where handmade comes in you can request just about anything, from weddings inspired by Star Wars to an all plaid wedding, chances are you can find a handmade vendor who can create what you are looking for.

I'm hoping these will give you a reason to say "I do" to a handmade wedding. 

In the coming weeks I will be showcasing different handmade weddings shops & products every Wednesday. If you have a shop that specializes in handmade wedding products or incorporated handmade aspects into your wedding, please feel free to share them with me. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of a all handmade wedding! Great blog post !