Etsy Wedding Wednesday 9.29.10
This week’s Etsy Wedding Wednesday features personalized bouquet charms to commemorate your loved ones, a ‘wedding genealogy chart’ that will have everyone at the reception talking, and wedding favors that are good enough to eat!
Charms are becoming a common addition to the wedding bouquet. We’ve seen some lovely ones with the couples’ initials or a special message, and we really fell for these bouquet charms from Etsy seller DelaneyJewelry. Custom photo tiles can include your parents’ wedding photos or the photo of a dearly departed relative that you’d like to remember on your special day. Choose whatever you’d like to keep close to your heart as you walk down the aisle. And, this shop has photo pins for grooms and photo charms for necklaces and bracelets as well.
This is one of the neatest wedding finds we’ve seen on Etsy. Etsy seller melangerienyc offers a concise explanation: “Wedding genealogies are customized charts, similar to a family tree, that detail the relationship of the wedded couple to their guests. Great for the cocktail hour and receptions, these charts fill guests in on who’s a friend from childhood, a neighbor, a family member, and more. Wedding Genealogy charts also serve as a lovely piece of wedding memorabilia.”
What a fabulous way for everyone to get to know each other without the couple (or the parents of the couples) having to feel like social directors! These charts help guests put a face to a name, so your college buddy can introduce himself to your Uncle Jim that you’re always talking about. How many times have you gone to a wedding and only talked to the people at your table? Display it at your cocktail reception so that everyone has a chance to meet and greet, or add them to your place settings to give everyone a conversation piece. The Who’s Who chart can also include a “What’s Where” customizable event guide for out-of-towners, which is perfect for welcome packets.
You want your guests to have sweet memories of your wedding, so why not give them a favor they can use beyond your wedding day? We’ve seen a surge in handmade or locally produced edible favors, such as maple syrup favors in Vermont or salted caramels lovingly made by the bride and bridal party and wrapped in beautiful packaging. What a delicious trend!
Etsy seller graceprintables offers affordable, printable pdfs of labels and tags that display the text and design of your choice. So if you’re whipping up a batch of your favorite raspberry jam to match your bridesmaids’ berry-colored gowns, these would be a lovely addition.
Or, if you like the idea of giving a natural, edible favor, but aren’t much of a kitchen maven, let Etsy seller emwedding do the work for you! E&M Gold Beekeepers (emwedding on Etsy) is a family beekeeping business in New Jersey that has used natural methods to produce quality honey and beeswax products since 1997. Be sure to check out their adorable beeswax candles, which would make great wedding favors, too!