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10 Outside the Box Etsy Finds for Your Wedding


We've said it before and we'll say it again: Etsy is amazing. If you haven't already found yourself down the rabbit hole of an epic Etsy search, then get yourself to etsy.com right now to check out the amazing collection of hand made items (especially their wedding section!) We'll wait.

That was fun, wasn't it? Now that we have your attention again, browse this list of our 10 favorite outside the box Etsy finds. Items range from a fun new way to ask "will you be my bridesmaid?," a totally different wedding band for you groom, and possibly the coolest wedding anniversary gift we've seen. Of course, this list isn't conclusive and only includes things available in the shops today. If you have a fun or unique Etsy find, let us know and don't forget to post it in our Share Your Etsy Finds thread!

10. Customized Light Up Centerpiece/Table Number
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This one does triple duty as mood lighting at the reception, table number (just swap out the monogram for a number) and centerpiece. It would look amazing with a few tea lights and maybe flower petals scattered near the base, or on top of bright table linens in your wedding colors. Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

9. Compass Escort Cards
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Help guests find their way (literally!) with these adorable compass escort cards. We think these are perfect for the destination wedding theme, and we love that they are a fun, functional keepsake guests can have forever. Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

8. Garter Flask
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For the bride who likes to indulge in a cocktail or two. How cute is this garter (which can also double as your something blue!) that features a miniature bottle of your favorite liquor? Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

7. Cootie Catcher Programs
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A fun throwback to our youth, these "cootie catcher" programs add a playful touch to any wedding. Just choose the paper pattern, colors, and text that suit you best and you have a unique and fun program for guests. Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

6. Wood Groom's Ring
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Is your hubby-to-be not a ring kind of guy? If so, consider getting him one of these gorgeous sustainable wood rings. There's still a bit of silver in there so it feels like a wedding band, but so little that this won't feel like jewelry and your non-traditional guy can wear it with pride. Plus, it's so different that he'll feel like the most interesting man in the world and can bask in all the compliments he's sure to receive. Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

5. Will You Be My Bridesmaid Fortune Cookie
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Share your good fortune with your best girlfriends by asking them to join you on your wedding journey with these adorable felt fortune cookies. You can customize the felt and ribbon colors, as well as the "fortune" inside. Go the extra mile and present these to your maids after a delicious dinner out. But make sure there's an edible dessert available too. It's just rude to taunt people with fake food. Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

4. Scalloped Garland
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Here's a fun way to add some sparkle to your big day! (For more ideas on this topic, head here.) This whimsical garland can be used in a bunch of different ways: lining the aisle, attached to your chuppah/altar, or as a pop of color on your sweetheart table. As with most Etsy items, you can work with the seller to customize this in the colors you'd like. Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

3. Personalized Bridesmaid Bracelets
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These personalized bracelets are a perfect thank you for your maids on the big day. They are simple enough that they can serve as jewelry on your wedding day, and can also be worn everyday. Note: after 5 letters this seller charges a bit more to make these, so a good response to any friend who feels left out of the bridal party is to tell them their name wouldn't fit on a bracelet. Blame Etsy! It wasn't your fault! Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

2. Mexican Themed Glitter Favor Boxes
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For all our Mexico brides! These little favor boxes are adorned with an image from an authentic Mexican Loteria game and can be filled with candies, gum, or matches. Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.

1. Wedding Anniversary Gift
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The first anniversary gift is traditionally paper. There are only so many things you can do with paper: a card, a framed letter or poster, etc. That's why we love this idea so much. This Etsy seller creates 3D books that you can put on a bookshelf next to other important mementos. Personalize this with your wedding date, your initials or a short word that has meaning to you. Bonus: if you go for the date option your spouse has no excuse to ever forget your anniversary! Click here for more info from the Etsy seller or to purchase.


16 Comments

EVKnowsitall
Aug 19 2013 08:14 AM
I absolutely love the anniversary gift! I pinned a lot of great Etsy finds but never followed through with it and kind of regretted it later, however, I am off to purchase thank you gifts for my friends and family. I waited until the last minute to buy my bridesmaids gifts and ended up having to buy them in a store to ensure I had them in time- but everyone knows the best gifts are from Etsy! I was able to get edible cake decorations, my cake topper, garter, and name hanger from Etsy. Wish I had bought more things!!!!!!
Lauren Horne
Sep 16 2013 09:24 AM
 love love love these ideas!

Such great ideas!

love these!

very good site. i love buying thinhg from here

Wow! Thanks for the info!

I love these! Thanks for sharing!

etsy is turning out to be a god send

These are great! Thanks

Beautiful

The 3d book is so adorable :)

The book is a great idea!  What a great anniversary gift.

#10 is a beautiful centerpiece I absolutely love it. 

i love the compasses!! but maybe for wedding favor with our names and date in it..

I absolutely love the lighted centerpiece idea! Brilliant!

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing




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