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 thoughtful thank-you cards to share your thanks for your gifts with your guests.
After your wedding day, let one of the first things you do is use your new married name formally. Create a personalised surname thank you card with your married surname on the front, but also the date of your marriage on the reverse. You’ll love how it looks!
If your wedding was a pretty as a picture, pastel hued day why not make your thank you cards the same? Pick this square book-fold thank you card with a de-bossed square design to the front and thank you plaque embellished with a double-faced satin bow. So pretty.
Sticking with a personalised theme is always a great way to make your guests smile when they receive your card and be reminded of what a great day it was…If you had retro styling continue the retro vibe with Polaroid style thank you postcard with handwritten style text.
Ultimately your thank you card should say what is in your heart and this one sums it up for us. Say ‘Our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without you’ with this typewriter font card to the people who made your day extra special, maybe to your bridesmaids or a relative who helped set up your decorations!
For a vintage look why not go for a distressed looking postcard design? Hand printed and heat embossed in a gorgeous brown/coppery colour this stunning vintage wedding dress sketch design is ideal for wedding thank you’s. Each postcard has been ink distressed to give that stunning vintage look to match your vintage themed day.
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? Come visit one of our upcoming vintage wedding fairs in Cambridge on 14th September, Harrogate on 21st September, or in 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 – www.vintageweddingfair.co.uk.
Written by Sarah Gorlov.