Post # 1
So, I really got into the whole crafting thing for my wedding, and I don’t want to stop!
I wanted to find out from you ladies what sorts of things you would buy from me on etsy – either because you aren’t crafty or don’t have time. Also, how much would you pay for said items? Pictures welcome! 🙂
cards (congratulations, I love you, be my Bridesmaid or Best Man, etc)
mini fabric bunting for cake toppers
paper goods: tags, seating cards
Post # 3
The first thing I went to Etsy for was Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts and cufflinks.
If I were having a theme that worked well with bunting, I definitely would have bought it, though. It’s sad, but I can’t even cut in a straight line so it’s not like I could have even made the paper kind!
Post # 4
Honestly, I find lots of things on etsy overpriced. I would take a look at what the items you are planning to sell retail for in other stores.
I think some etsy sellers believe that because something is ‘hand-made’ or ‘one-of-a-kind’ it is automatically worth more. Personally, I do not believe that to be the case unless those items are made to a high standard.
Another thing that helps me decide whether I will buy from an etsy seller or not is the quality of their photographs. Poor quality photographs inspire me with no confidence in the product.
Post # 5
thanks ladies! anything in particular you would buy? What kind of Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts?
Post # 6
I bought lots of things from Etsy sellers…..wedding invitations, menu cards, candy tags, table numbers, shaped soaps, candy, truffles, stick on labels for favors, and some baby items.
I paid anywhere from $5. -$10. set for the invitations, and various prices for the other things.
Post # 7
this all helps! thanks! more welcome 🙂
Post # 8
We bought our rings through etsy, I got the pdf files for our invitation suite through etsy, everything else I have to agree I haven’t been able to pony up the dough for because I know I could make it myself! Honestly, girl, I say make stuff and don’t mark it up a ton, a lot of girls on these boards literally will buy something that they don’t like quite as much because it’s $10 cheaper!! It’s really hard to cheapen your work, I know, but etsy is really competitive and after sifting through like 76 pages of ‘hair fascinators’ you start to just see all white shiny things and pick the cheapest, haha! Good luck, I agree with PP on seeing how much it sells for locally first =D
Post # 9
I’m just looking to cover the expense of the mateirals, and make a little extra dough. It’s amazing how many people can’t craft – those who my target audience is 🙂
@murmur: yes, I agree, looking at 10 million pictures of one item gets old, fast. I usually sort to cheapest, and start from there!
Post # 10
I bought so much stuff off Etsy for this wedding, AND I am also doing a lot of crafts myself. Some things I bought because I couldn’t resist…
My Lucky Elephant Bracelet
My “Here comes the bride” heart shaped sign for my ring bear in lieu of a pillow.
My wish tree tags (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these little things!)
My bridesmaids personalized cosmetic bags
My flower girl personalized canvas totes
I SPY template
Wine label table numbers
Haha, did I mention I am obsessed with Etsy?!