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#631 RyGuysBride

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    Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:06 AM

    So I've never heard of Etsy until a few days ago and I've become obsessed!

    I'm thinking about ordering a custom clay cake topper from a seller called "Enchanted You"... I'm considering a customized "Back to the Future" cake topper... yes, my fiance has a bit of a nerdy side! The woman said the cost would be about $250 plus $25 shipping. This seems a little high to me but there is a lot of detail she'll be putting into it. Is this a reasonable price?



    #632 clgriffi7

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      Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:27 AM

      $250 is likely a reasonable price for the work she will do - but the question is whether you want to spend that much.  I spent $150 on a cake topper - I posted a picture in the cake topper thread (post #82):



      So I've never heard of Etsy until a few days ago and I've become obsessed!

      I'm thinking about ordering a custom clay cake topper from a seller called "Enchanted You"... I'm considering a customized "Back to the Future" cake topper... yes, my fiance has a bit of a nerdy side! The woman said the cost would be about $250 plus $25 shipping. This seems a little high to me but there is a lot of detail she'll be putting into it. Is this a reasonable price?



       



      #633 n4turally

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        Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:35 AM



        Originally Posted by RyGuysBride View Post

        So I've never heard of Etsy until a few days ago and I've become obsessed!

        I'm thinking about ordering a custom clay cake topper from a seller called "Enchanted You"... I'm considering a customized "Back to the Future" cake topper... yes, my fiance has a bit of a nerdy side! The woman said the cost would be about $250 plus $25 shipping. This seems a little high to me but there is a lot of detail she'll be putting into it. Is this a reasonable price?


         

         

        RyGuysBride -

         

        We also had a clay cake topper in which we paid $200 plus an extra $20 for a rush charge.  Our lady on etsy (http://www.etsy.com/people/annacrafts)  did an AMAZING job and our cake topper is probably one of our most treasured details.   I'm attaching a few pictures of our cake topper. :)  It included myself, my (now) husband, his camera (he's a photographer), my bouquet, and our two pups.  We LOVED it  and it still means so much to us. :)  BTW - anna was amazing and we received our topper about 3-4 days (from S. Korea) after getting it.  She was super responsive and hit every single detail I requested :)

         

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        #634 Sharon99

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          Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:49 AM

          These cake toppers are adorable! I LOVE the dogs on them! I was not going to do a cake topper but now I am thinking having the pooch on it would be great!



          #635 RyGuysBride

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            Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:58 PM

            This is so cute! The detail on your dress is amazing! I think I came across this lady on Etsy as well. Looks like she does good work!
             

            Originally Posted by n4turally 




             

             

            RyGuysBride -

             

            We also had a clay cake topper in which we paid $200 plus an extra $20 for a rush charge.  Our lady on etsy (248550_10150320813668916_694703915_9844889_1430839_n.jpg

             

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            #636 RyGuysBride

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              Posted 14 July 2011 - 04:04 PM

              Hey! What a great keepsake! I like that the faces are a little more realistic looking. I'm thinking of this as a surprise for my fiance and I know that it's something we'll keep forever! The lady I contacted got back to me with a bunch of great ideas and ways to customize the Back to the Future theme and she's got me really excited about it! I think I'm going to splurge and order!
               

              Originally Posted by clgriffi7 

              $250 is likely a reasonable price for the work she will do - but the question is whether you want to spend that much.  I spent $150 on a cake topper - I posted a picture in the cake topper thread (post #82):

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              I think the money was worth it because it will be a surprise for him on our wedding day (our dog is on the cake topper and I know my fiance wishes the dog could be there) and it is something that can be displayed after we get home (likely with the sand ceremony frame).  But I might not think it was a good investment if I weren't planning on displaying it.  So maybe thinking about what you plan to do with it after the wedding could help you make a decision.

               



               



               



              #637 Nikadawn

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                Posted 15 July 2011 - 07:39 PM

                We did e-vites and our friends and family LOVED them. I hate wasting so much paper and so much money on postage. I'm told it's socially acceptable to do them for a destination wedding anyway. If you go to Smilbox.com there are templates for really nice wedding invites. I took one of their online scrapbook templates and filled it with pictures of us, the captions told our story as a couple. Put it to music and suddenly everyone is emailing saying it made them cry/laugh/smile. It also shows you who has and hasn't viewed the invite so you know who to check in with to see if they actually received later.
                 

                Originally Posted by anichols8 

                I am so seriously thinking about doing e-vites, especially since we have 45 guests and 90% of them are younger and internet dependent. 



                 


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                #638 carrierae

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                  Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:49 AM

                  I got my veil and caketopper from etsy. My cake topper piranhas are an inside joke (our cake is going to be a big blue ocean with fish on top)  Part of my bridesmaid gifts were inspired from Etsy. I really liked the tote bags, but I would never ever pay $135 for each one. My grandma found the pattern that the seller ripped off (she is selling it as her own!). Its actually a Simplicity pattern. Here's my pics with the totes.

                   

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                  #639 allbap

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                    Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:19 AM



                    I love these but need a starfish and shells.

                    Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

                    So many favorites on Etsy right now... Just ordered my Save the Date's last week

                     

                    Luggage Tag Magnets - Seller is Mavora

                     

                    Mavora



                     



                    #640 allbap

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                      Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:22 AM



                      love the bags

                      Originally Posted by lupearroyo 

                      But wait theres more....as you can see I have been an Etsy Addict!!

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                      LHCalligraphy on Etsy - Laura Hooper Calligraphy and Lucky Orchid Invitations


                       






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