If you have not heard of Etsy yet, you are missing out. Etsy is a website featuring handmade goods ranging from accessories, clothing, jewelry, stationary, and housewares. Designers open up Etsy "shops" (registered webpages within Etsy) and sell their creations. Beyond the "feel good" factor of investing into a small business and local entrepreneurs, the number one advantage is having one on one contact with the sellers. SO many items are able to be personalized which is the obvious drawback in shopping in a huge national chain.
As appealing as this website is for regular shopping, many brides seek out new and creative items on Etsy from accessories to stationary to decor. So when I saw that Etsy has started a wedding specific site, I kind of freaked out. Because weddings + Etsy= AMAZING.
I always thought that if Etsy had a specific wedding site, it would be Wetsy but that sounds like an outdated doll that pees itself (good thing I wasn't in charge of the name!). In reality, Etsy's wedding site is called Wedzu and once it is here, I can't believe we all existed without it.
Wedzu features categories including apparel, ceremony & reception, jewelry & design, and calligraphy just for starters. So my advice is to set side a few hours and check out Wedzu for yourself. I can promise some great finds and probably a lot more than just a couple of hours of viewing awesomeness. Enjoy!