When it comes to shopping small and supporting small businesses we often think about the local coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants in our neighborhoods but don't overlook your wedding, too! From gifts to decor, there are so many special details that you need to buy for your wedding so why not support small businesses along the way?! I
n today's wedding planning advice post, we're talking about all the different elements and details that you can get for your wedding and how you can support small businesses at the same time.
It's a wedding planning win-win!
We have a wedding planning advice filled with information and advice on how to shop small for your wedding. Be sure to read through that post for a thorough look at the reasons why to shop small for your wedding, plus five tips on how to do so!
Spoiler alert, most wedding vendors, like your photographer and wedding planner, are small businesses, so simply by having a wedding you are supporting small businesses.
Shopping small for your wedding can cover just about anything you're spending money on for your wedding. That includes your wedding dress, your venue or location, your reception and ceremony decor and so much more. Even services! Choosing vendors that are smaller businesses is a great way to shop small! Again, for all those tips, check out our how to shop small for your wedding post!
For this Garter Girl Loves post, we're sharing with you where to shop small for your wedding. From wedding engagement, through planning, to your wedding day and even your honeymoon, Etsy is an ideal marketplace to connect you with lots and lots of small businesses offering the perfect items for you.
Etsy! Yes, Etsy is the PERFECT way for you to shop small. Etsy is an online marketplace that makes shopping easy for you as a customer. Offering a platform for their makers and sellers to sell their items, you are able to easily shop through hundreds/thousands of small shops.
There is no warehouse for Etsy - when you shop via Etsy you are shopping directly with the seller, aka the small shop. By shopping with them you're directly supporting them, their business, their employees and their family. It's a win - win! A purchase you love that also makes you feel good and supports a small business!
Shopping on Etsy is easy! There's a search bar at the top for you to search for the specific item you're looking for. Search results will appear and you can browse through the millions of product listings on Etsy. Use the filter options to narrow down the search results and find the perfect item for you.
Plus, Etsy offers a Wedding & Party shopping page offering suggested popular items. On the left, you'll find filters again for the results and links to separate categories like Invitations & Paper, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Accessories and Wedding Clothing.
It's time to get shopping! Here are some of our favorite finds from Etsy for items you'll love from engagement to honeymoon. Wedding engagement ideas, wedding invitation ideas, wedding decor ideas, wedding gift ideas, and so much more!
Shop this Etsy wedding gift :
Personalized Luggage Tags
Made by: Lifetime Creations
Shop this Etsy wedding gift :
Flats for Wedding Guests - Dancing Shoes
Made by: Cinderollies
That's it! It's so easy to shop small for your wedding and Etsy has all the items you need from beginning to end!
If you're looking for more info about shopping small for your wedding, we have another post filled with all the info you need!
Don't forget, we have so much helpful and practical wedding planning advice on our blog. Whether it's with our our tips or our wedding heirlooms, our main goal in life is to share our expertise and help you have a joyful and stress-free wedding planning experience. You can shop our wedding garters and bridal accessories anytime.
The Garter Girl
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