If you are currently planning a vintage wedding, or looking for wedding inspiration we suspect you will be quite familiar with handmade and vintage marketplace Etsy. Selling products from around the world it is a wonderful collection of bespoke items you just won’t find anywhere else, the hardest part is making a choice! Todays Etsy selection is five wedding worthy types of bunting to make your wedding day look amazing.
Bunting is a fun touch for any wedding day. Using vibrant reds, yellows, greens, pinks, oranges, purples and blues and mixing up spots, stripes and plains bright bunting is perfect for adding those bright decorative touches to weddings. And with these being made using vibrant poly cotton fabric they will last for lots of other celebrations too!
Fancy something a bit wordy? This heart shaped bunting is made from an old complete edition of Shakespeare’s plays, hence the aged gold of the paper. Strung onto natural linen, it will make any wedding into a literary celebration!
A ‘Just Married’ wedding bunting sign is perfect for any stylish rustic wedding! Made out of natural hessian/burlap and is adjustable. Hang it low, hang it high – but just make sure you hang it somewhere at your venue!
Create your own gorgeous personalised bunting for weddings with retro Polaroid style bunting with 5 photos. Pick 5 of your favourite photos to create your own personalised bunting from Facebook, Instagram, your phone or anywhere you have photos. Adorable and totally unique.
If you are having a winter wedding or a Christmas one, this gorgeous vintage paper bunting is perfect, featuring a variety of vintage festive images. Now where’s our Eggnog?
Our 5 Etsy buying tips –
- Be clever with your search options. Use specific colour and shape descriptions as keywords. So instead of just searching for ‘pink dress’, search for cerise dress, fuchsia dress, pastel dress, blush dress, coral dress etc. Search every day as people list all the time and you don’t want to miss out on the perfect item because you didn’t find it in time.
- Consider the location of your seller. You can buy globally on Etsy but factor in timescales, postage costs, customs charges and language differences.
- Use Paypal. This will protect both you and the seller and provide you with extra protection in case of a problem.
- Request samples. This one is particularly key if you’re thinking about co-ordinating lots of different products together, as colours can vary widely and photographs aren’t always accurate. Most sellers should be open to sending you small samples, especially if you’re willing to pay postage or a small fee.
- Read the feedback and askabout the return policy. Check out what other shoppers have said as comments and reviews are a great sources of information. When you’re buying products sight unseen, there should always be an easy return or exchange option. Check out the seller’s return policy, and if it’s not on the site, feel free to ask about it.
Are you going to be a vintage bride soon? Need some vintage wedding ideas? Come visit one of our upcoming vintage wedding fairs in Cambridge on 14th September, Harrogate on 21st September, Stoke Newington, London on 12th October or Chiswick, London on 9th November and find everything you need for your big day. For more details check the website – http://www.vintageweddingfair.co.uk.
Written by Sarah Gorlov