Monthly Archives: December 2010
When you contact a vendor about making a custom piece or set make sure you mention the important stuff up front.
- Your wedding date is of course important but also letting the vendor know about any hair trials or other “need by” dates.
- Let the designer know if you are considering a bigger set and not just one item. Some vendors, like myself, will give a discount for bigger sets!
- Your budget. I know, I know – you feel like giving someone a budget is like letting someone rip you off (what if they were going to say way less!?) I felt the same way when I was planning my wedding. But here is the thing, if you let me know how much you want to spend I can find materials and sources to make the best piece possible for that amount of money. I may even throw in something extra because i know it will make your wallet happy!
- Pictures, Ideas & Inspiration. Nothing will help a vendor give you a quote faster than pictures of what you are looking for. Your idea of medium may be way different than mine – but a picture of what you think is medium will help me to know exactly what you expect. Pictures are the key to success. Send pictures of your dress, your shoes, something you like, your hair, whatever. Every picture helps.
Other things to consider:
Color Obsessed: Go to Home Depot and grab some free paint color swatches that match your theme – ask your designer for their mailing address and send them off!
Pressed for Time: Let the designer know up front if you are super stressed out. Even if your wedding is 8 months away – if you mentally need something done soon, please let us know!
Not happy with the final product?
Talk to your vendor! If a comb, a fit, a size, a whatever, is not working for you, just let the designer know. They will most likely be happy to try and fix it for you. Even if your wedding is 3 days from now – your designer can talk you through a simple fix that you or a loved one can do at home. If you don’t let us know, we cant fix it.
>Here are some great offbeat wedding treasures. Click on any item and find out how you can purchase it!
>I found this team on Etsy.com, when one of your kind members added my shoes to a treasury and I was blown away and absolutely charmed.Not a minute after I wanted to be part of this wonderful group of designers, artists and people like me who understand the “Offbeat Bride”.
I look forward to meeting Glenda (from Midnight Boudoir ) in person, as she will be coming down in January to Florida to visit family. I admire her store and I can’t wait to wear one of her exotic hair pieces…I guess we both love Peacocks!
>Does it seem as though time has slipped through your fingers and you feel as though you have lost all hope for finding that truly unique gift for your special someone this year? Do you feel as though you have nowhere to turn and the prospect of finding the last minute gift is out of your reach? Never fear! Offbeat Wedding Etsy Team is here!
I will show you some last minute Christmas present ideas. They are ready to ship and would make excellent stocking stuffers!
The perfect gift for the man in your life. Check out these custom made wooden skier cuff links! She has several designs ready to ship out fast! Be sure to use the search term “Fedex for Christmas” in her shop and she will send these out to you right away!
Alternative Wedding Flowers and Decor by Make Believe’N
Bad Girl Brooches are ready to ship and will fit perfectly in a stocking! They are great gifts whether she has been naughty or nice!
Burlesque Bobby Pins are available in several colors and are ready to go! They are available in several colors: clear, black, red, blue, green, or purple rhinestones. Absolutely stunning!
Why not give the gift of a great hair day? Check out my shop! Would you like to give the gift of fancy hair but you are not sure which style she would like? If that is the case, a gift certificate is the perfect gift!
Are you looking for a gift but do not know what to buy? Midnight Boudoir has gift certificates available in several amounts. Choose from several lovely accessories adorned with feathers and jewels in a vintage style!
If you are looking for something ready to ship from the UK check out these beautiful Tsumami Kanzashi bejewelled blossom Japanese hair ornaments! Several of her clips are ready to ship right now and would make excellent stocking stuffers!