I have a problem. Starting about 6 months (or so) ago, I was lead to a little site called Etsy.com in search of an insulated reusable lunch bag. Not only did I find what I was looking for, I also found tons of other handmade, antique, and uniquely awesome items.
I became addicted.
Since the wedding planning started I've visited Etsy nearly everyday. I've found all of my bridal accessories there, as well as a few other "had to have it" things.
When I went shopping for my wedding dress, the bridal shop was having a sale. $100 off the purchase price of my gown AND I got a free veil! I wasn't planning on wearing a veil. But it was free, so I took it! It definitely goes with the style of my dress, and I'm actually excited about wearing it. It's a birdcage style, in the same ivory color as my dress.
I'm in the process of growing my hair out, and since I don't know how long it will be I've been at a loss for what to do with it. Also, the veil I have it just a veil on a comb. It needed something else.
Yesterday on Etsy I found these amazing handmade ivory silk flowers. They were a little more than I'd planned on spending, but they're exactly the look I think of when I think "wedding" so I bought them.
Today on Etsy I found the perfect present for my bridesmaids. The seller makes all of the items herself, and posted that she offers discounts for bridal parties. Done and done.
I love Etsy.
At this rate, I'm going to have all of the planning finished like a month before the actual wedding.
I'm already getting impatient.