If you’re anything like me, you’re already obsessed with Etsy because it’s the perfect place to find unique items for your wardrobe, home, wedding and beyond! Buying things from independent sellers not only means you’ll be getting something not everyone else on the planet will own, but it feels really good to support the small businesses who list on there.
However, again, if you’re anything like me, it can be a bit difficult to know where to start looking. The range is so huge, and the number of sellers so extensive, that it can be rather overwhelming! Here are my top tips for getting the best out of Etsy, and uncovering those sellers that are making the perfect items for your alternative wedding.
1. Subscribe to their mailing list
The Etsy email newsletter is a fantastic place to find the most beautiful items. They regularly send out a really well-curated list of products. You can also subscribe to only receive emails on the topics and genre of products that you’re interested in meaning you never feel spammed.
2. Save your favourite shops
‘Favouriting’ the shops and items you like not only means that any updates from those sellers will appear in your dashboard, but Etsy will also start to recommend you things that they think you might also enjoy based on the things you already like. Genius!
3. Follow the Etsy blog
Just like their email newsletter, the Etsy blog regularly featured the coolest sellers, but they also publish DIY tutorials and guest articles written by experts (such as yours truly!) It’s a must read.
4. Visit their Editor’s Picks pages
Did you know that Etsy also have themed Editor’s Picks pages? If you’re looking for gifts, future family heirlooms, wedding clothing and accessories, wedding décor, even items specifically for the theme of your wedding (such as this one for rustic weddings) these should be the first pages you visit when you start your browsing!
Each page is separated into subcategories too meaning you can get really specific about what kind of things you’re looking for.
Are you using Etsy for your wedding? I’d love to know what you’ve bought and who your favourite sellers are!