Bellwether Events’ Wedding Must Haves from Etsy

Welcome to our new series where top wedding pros share their favorite handmade picks for your wedding day from Etsy! This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a very small commission in sales that supports my family and lets me continue to share gorgeous weddings and inspiration with you!

My clients prioritize the party over everything else – they have incredible menus and they hire the best entertainment. Which means we are typically doing the paper products and other small details on a stricter budget. If we use Minted or Zola for the invitations, I usually turn to Etsy for beautiful vintage postage and the complimentary paper goods that we might need for the wedding day. This can be anything from a welcome sign and ceremony programs, to custom cocktail napkins and a signature cocktail sign, to seating charts and table numbers. You can also find a great card box on Etsy – bonus points if you buy something neutral and can share with all your other engaged friends over the next few years – because what are you really going to do with a card box after the wedding?

My pro tip for the readers is to always have a bit of confetti on site. This can be used for a flat lay photo op, or for a fun photo op with the couple.

Janice Carnevale has worked in the DC wedding market since 2002. In 2006, she founded Bellwether Events to help modern, conscientious couples plan their wedding with purpose so that it stays with their family and friends for a lifetime.