Brides and grooms are looking for ways to personalize all aspects of their weddings, and are using Etsy from the beginning (engagement rings) to middle (all wedding accessories) and end (did you know you can register for gifts on etsy?) of planning their big day. Supporting a community of artists, getting everything completely personalized, and ordering from the comfort of you laptop (or phone with the etsy app!), no wonder it’s been a growing trend!
Jewelry makes up a large portion of items on the site, many feature ethically sourced, environmentally friendly or vintage wedding rings. If you’re looking to stay green, some Etsy jewelers avoid using “conflict diamonds” and precious metals that have a large carbon footprint, and instead design with stones that are created in a lab, or recycled.
You can find practically anything, but some of the most popular items for weddings found on etsy include; personalized high heels, cuff links, programs, cake toppers, photo booth props, monogrammed table runners, signage, favors, guest book, invitations and programs, even wedding dresses!
Their blog contains useful information about all aspects of weddings. You can find inspiration for different wedding styles, from classic, romantic, vintage, nautical, and find items on the site that would compliment each style. The blog even has “eatsy” articles with delicious recipes!
Statistics are posted each month that give you an idea of just how much the site is growing. This past May 2013 $102.9 million worth of goods were sold, that is a 56.3% increase from May 2012 and an increase of 1.2% from just the month before- (April 2013 sales were $101.7 million). Page views in the month of May were recorded at 1.37 billion! Etsy is also the most “pinned” site on Pinterest!