A diamond in the rough. That’s what I thought when I was first introduced to ETSY. When vintage style made its way back into the current fashion world, it was hard to find pieces that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. I mean, if you wanted to be trendy, you had to pay for it. And I did, because I’m a girl and that’s what girls do. I literally worked so I could support my closet. Sad, I know. I hang my head low because of this.
So, where does ETSY fall into all of this shopaholic nonsense? Well, just like any girl who wants to be hip and up to the minute with the latest fashion, a bride is no different. Her wedding day is the one day she has been waiting for her whole life. It’s the one day where all eyes are on her. Affirmations of just how breathtaking she looks swim past all the guest’s ears as she walks down the aisle clutching tightly to her father’s arm. She looks flawless. You… look flawless. This is how every bride imagines it to be and how it should be. With ETSY, every bride is able to achieve that bridal style they are wanting to exude with those diamond in the rough, one of a kind pieces.
For this post, I’ve contacted multiple shop owners on ETSY asking if I could feature one or two of their items. Without hesitation, all of them gladly offered their merchandise for me to present, which I am very thankful for. For this post, I used my personal style preference – vintage inspired. Therefore, I saught after shop owners that offered this genre of merchandise. Now, bear in mind that whatever your personal style is, ETSY is bound to have something for you, which makes it awesome. And it is double awesome because most of the items on there are handmade with TLC. From hand painted place cards to handblown glass centerpieces. The list is endless.
For the bridal layout below, I kept things simple as not to clutter. Lord knows I could have accessorized to the moon with all the items I adored. But I decided to spare your eyes the ungodly mess of mismatch. There are two looks. I used the same wedding dress (only $950 – can you believe it?) for both styles – one image showing the front and the other the back. For the layout on the left, I accessorized with splashes of green and blue, while on the right, I used citrus yellows. I also added touches of gold with the accessories because gold is more relative to the vintage feel than silver. It’s amazing the countless looks you can put together, and that’s what makes shopping on ETSY so much fun! Thanks again to all of the shop owners that offered their merchandise for display.
LOOK #1 TOTAL COST: $1259.99 (excludes 14K gold wedding bands) LOOK #2 TOTAL COST: $1308.39
Give the shop owners some love and browse their beautiful items: