Post # 17
I’ve been shopping on etsy for over 4 years. I purposely don’t buy anything from etsy if it is very important to me for it to be of specific quality, within a specific time frame, etc. I get very easily disappointed. I buy little things but really did not depend on etsy for much for my wedding. I went with items in store that I could pick up and look at and purchase then and there to be sure quality met my standard and I could go home with the product. and then I did very little to no DIY for my wedding too.
Post # 18
@MissParrot: Do your homework. Communicate your questions with the seller before you make a purchase. What I have found is that if I make the time to talk with them before hand……this gives me a little time to see any red flags. I have only had one Etsy seller that I decided to not purchase from, and that was because they didn’t seem to be interested in communicating with me. Read the feedback!! Other purchasers will generally not leave bad feedback, unless there really was a problem. I have ordered several items from Etsy sellers, and so far I have not encountered a problem.
Post # 19
I think the only reason I was ballsy enough to do those bridesmaid dresses was being they are infinity dresses, & so if you have roughly close measurements to the etsy shop, you can always tie it tighter or looser & have the dress fit perfectly.
But, then again, I also bought my wedding dress off of ebay 😛
Post # 20
Oh my goodness Etsy was a lifesaver for me. I had my best friend (I was her maid of honor, and only bridesmaid)…two sister’s in law….and a cousin (i’m her maid of honor also) all in one year so I VERY quickly became a party planning/wedding decor specialist. I’ve attached a few pictures of the showers. Everything from retro paper straws (from etsy) or printable pdf files that you download for a few dollars and get printed at your local drug store for about $2 there are so so so many ways to save money. I also think that before making a purchase, if you’re a little unsure about their credibility, send them a convo and ask a question. If they’re not upfront and helpful from the beginning before they have your $, imagine how they’ll act AFTER they get it! I started my own Etsy as well after I realized there were some things I really wanted that I couldn’t find anywhere! I got so many compliments on all of the accents I made myself and bought on etsy. I HIGHLY recommend it for wedding decor.
I made my own placecards….and made my chargers and napkin rings (which venues charge A FORTUNE for)
and the showers came together so beautifully with a little etsy help and pinterest of course…
Post # 21
@MissParrot: I am currently an Etsy seller and create handmade country decor along with wedding favors and decoration. If you are doing a rustic/vintage theme check out my shop as I always welcome customization & requests. My shop name is RedbirdCountryDecor.