A month before my 23rd birthday, my husband and I finally tied the knot. I say finally because we had been dating since I was 16 and he was 17. I know some people cannot imagine making such a huge life commitment at such a young age, but given our history together, there was never any doubt between my husband and I, and between our families, that we would spend the rest of our lives together. And here we are, approaching 4 years, and just past our 10th year together :)
At the time, I was finishing my last year of university while planning a wedding. Being only 22, I didn’t have any experienced friends I could turn to for advice. I lived a little ways away from all of my family, and without a car, it wasn’t easy to get together with my mom. Ultimately, I planned our wedding entirely by myself. Thankfully there was a seemingly infinite number of resources on the web that really helped me along. They provided the sage advice I didn’t otherwise have access to. My biggest support network: The Knot, which is still thriving and still helping many many brides across North America.
One thing that has come along since my planning days is Etsy. I know I’ve posted about Etsy before and how great I think they are (I have a store over there you should check out!)… Well one thing they’re unbelievably wonderful for, is getting handmade details for your wedding day. I wanted to highlight for you some of the things I’ve seen during my browsing. Some of the stuff is so cute it almost makes me want to plan another wedding… almost!
Click any of the photos below to go to the seller’s shop… What’s your favourite online find?
Love these adorable cake/cupcake toppers (from Goose Grease):
Beautiful letterpress invites with pressed flowers (from Eden Invitations):
Gorgeous diamond stacking ring (from Blanca Monrós Gómez : fine jewelry):
A little ring bearer dish (from Paloma’s Nest):
You can even find a wedding gown.. from simple and chic (Abstract Pretty), to haute couture (Joan Shum Brides)!
So go check out Etsy for all your wedding needs… just make sure you give yourself lots of time ;)