Wedding News: Etsy.com Goes Mainstream

Huff Post Weddings shares the announcement popular Etsy.com sellers are going mainstream.  In Tuesday’s post, “Etsy, Nordstrom Wedding Collaboration Brings Handmade Goods to Major Retailer”, Huff post reports “some of online retailer Etsy’s handmade wedding crafts — beloved by indie brides — have gone mainstream in a big, big way.”

Etsy.com is an online marketplace to sell and buy items online, with the catch everything is either handmade or vintage.  Etsy.com’s popularity has soared in recent years within many different categories from jewelry, children’s ware to wedding accessories and decor.

Brides looking for something unique, trendy and personalized for their wedding day flock to etsy.com. Not a brave DIYer or lacking the time to commit to a wedding project, etsy.com is a favorite for handmade, personal touches to customize your wedding theme.  And the best part you are supporting individual artists and small business owners.

Huff post weddings gives us the scoop, “On Monday, Etsy and Nordstrom announced that they’ve partnered up: The major retailer is now selling wedding goods (think bridal accessories, decor and wedding party gifts) from a selection of Etsy vendors.”

Etsy.com Goes Mainstream with Nordstroms
Etsy.com Goes Mainstream with Nordstrom; via Huff post wedings select pieces of the collection; rose bud head band- seller Which goose; flower hair piece- seller Serephine; Service ware- seller Milk and Honey

Etsy.com items to be featured range from accessories, bridal party gifts, cake topper to personalized service ware.  The current collaboration with Nordstrom features 6 etsy.com sellers in an 80 piece collection.  This premier collection holds a vintage, rustic with whimsical touches feel, all which are popular wedding trends right now.

Which goose’s pink bud headband and Serephine’s ‘renee’ bridal hair flower piece are soft whimsical wedding accessories for the bride or bridesmaids.  Either is a beautiful handmade touch for a soft, romantic wedding look.  Milk and Honey’s ‘Spread Love’ butter knife along with the vintage stamped wedding forks are another example of quirky, fun personalized touches.  A special touch that can make an appearance on the bridal party reception table or make for a fun wedding keepsake.

Today brides and grooms aren’t looking for a cookie cutter wedding.  With countless resources and inspiration available to couples they are looking to make customized and personalized touches to their wedding day.  Etsy.com is the perfect avenue to pump some handmade, creative touches into decor and fashion.  Half of the fun is searching through wedding categories and seller’s marketplaces.  Can the thrill and popularity of shopping the online marketplace transfer into a retail setting?  We’ll just have to wait and see.

Choosing The Right Fall Wedding Bouquet

Trying to decide which flowers you will use for your wedding day can be quite confusing to any bride. Most brides know what colors they like and the types of their favorite flowers, but have no idea how to combine them all together to make the bouquet of their dreams.  Here are  3 ways to alleviate some of the stress involved in choosing the right bouquet.

Build A Silk Bouquet – Wedding Design Ideas

The Build A Bouquet section in our Wedding Design Ideas is an excellent new feature we are offering brides who want  to have a hand in creating their own bouquet.  We give you the exact components of what silk flowers we used in the bouquet and you put it together.  This is  perfect choice for a bride who likes to be a part of all the wedding details.

Irish Wedding Bouquet Silk Sunflower Bouquet

Premade Bouquets  – Silk Wedding Flowers

Purchasing a premade bouquet allows you to focus on other aspects of  your wedding planning.  All the work is already done, so just choose the ribbon you desire.  We have many seasonal bouquets, along with timeless choices, in all the trendy wedding colors.  This is also a perfect choice for a destination wedding because it is easy to pack and bring along to your wedding spot.

Designer Bouquet From Etsy – Customer Appreciation

We are very lucky to have  a great group of talented floral designers that use our silk flowers to create stunning wedding bouquets.  These realistic expressions will fool the toughest flower critics.  We love the Etsy community.  It has given the DIY designers & crafters a wonderful marketplace to display their creative work.  Here are a few examples of their amazing silk bouquets: SilkWeddings, BloomedToLast, & AmoreBride.

Fall Calla Bouquet Pumpkin Orange Fall Bouquet Bright Gerbera Bouquet


If you have an inspiration picture of a bouquet you would like to create in silk flowers, please email me at mindy[at]afloral.com and I will personally help you select the flowers that best represent your photo.