Not so long back I was lucky enough to be invited to a wonderful lunch hosted by the lovely folk at Etsy UK in order to celebrate the brand and talk to some of the talented suppliers who sell their products on the site.
For those of you not au fait with Etsy, I recommend that you get yourselves acquainted with this awesome site quick sharp. Essentially though it’s a site where you can buy (and sell) all things handmade and it is particularly handy for those of you planning a big event like say a wedding for example. That’ll be most of you lot reading this then….
From a personal perspective I could wax lyrical all day long about the delights of Etsy. I’ve bought everything there; from bespoke paper napkins (complete with an oak tree and both my own and the boy’s initials) for our engagement party, ironic and satirical prints which I’ve framed in their tens for the new house, cute cuddlies for newborns, cards for all manner of occasions, decor for hen dos, Christmas decs and even the odd fancy dress accessory.
In fact I love the whole Etsy buying process from start to finish – it’s simple to buy, easy to communicate with sellers and then doubly wonderful to receive deliciously wrapped items in the post from all over the world. And they are wrapped with such care and such love that opening the goodies themselves is just as much as a treat as the actual product inside is.
You can see why it was especially lovely then to meet some of the UK team who help to run the site as well as some of the sellers who produce such wonderful products for the rest of us to buy. If you check into Rock My Wedding regularly then you’ll know that we like to showcase those Etsy products that have caught the eye of the RMW and RMS Teams from time to time and this afternoon is one of those occasions.
We’re feeling a little bit glitzy, a little bit glamorous this afternoon so here’s our pick of all those metallic, golden and glittery must-haves that we’re currently coveting from the site…