Hi, My name is Madison and I’m addicted to Etsy.

If it wasn’t clear before this post I have an addiction to Etsy. As we planned for our engagement party, everything we need just happened to be easily available and equally perfect, adorable and semi-affordable on Etsy.

Invitation

Stage One: Oblivion “Oh look at this cute thing on Etsy. la la la.”

Its not often that you find a engagement party/homeowners party invitation. I scowered Pinterest for customizable options, but I found an invitation that was not only perfect but cut down on paper/envelope/postage costs due to it being a postcard printable. The invitation was from Trendy Printables. The shop was quick with revisions and all the documents needs to make the printing a breeze at Office Depot.

Address Stamp

Stage Two: Justification “We will use this stamp for years to come!”

Instead of writing return addresses on 80 postcards Renne Nicole Designs customized this address stamp that has a wooden handle and is easy to clean.  We will definitely be using this on our wedding invitations!

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Stage Three: Seeking Comfort “No one else does it quiet like Etsy”

In all honesty, I looked everywhere BUT Etsy for a chalk board. I couldn’t find one that was big enough, went with our rustic/modern decor, and wasn’t astronomically expensive.  I mean $200 for a chalkboard is ridiculous! Finally went to Etsy and I found Mintage Designs who built this chalkboard with rustic wood at the right size AND shipped it within two weeks for $35.00.

The tracing of it was not quite as easy as making an order on Etsy, it took about four hours. I followed the directions here and just printed off the template that I had create in word. Special thanks to Liz & Krystal for all their moral support.

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Stage Four: “If its under $10 does it really count?”

In my humble opinion a party is not a party without the correctly shaped cookies. So how about a few engagement ring and house shaped cookie cutters from The Cookie Cutter Shop to make the celebration real! Special thanks to Mama Sampson for making the cookies.

The struggle is real.

~Madison

 

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