I am a HUGE advocate on buying handmade and supporting your local economy. Recently, I came across a few great resources for helping brides and grooms around the web do just that! Do yourself a favor and check out these amazing ideas for everything from inspiration to execution.
Emmaline Bride: This pretty website packs a huge punch. I could spend hours searching through the handmade galleries, reading the beautiful blog. Not only can you buy some gorgeous accessories to make your day a little more unique, you can also find some of your favorite vendors! Bliss is one of the lucky companies listed on their preferred vendors list, which is sorted out by state! So, no matter if you are from Kentucky or Michigan, Minnesota or Florida, you can find the perfect vendors for your perfect day.
Etsy Weddings: Who doesn’t know about Etsy? If you don’t, you must be living under a giant rock, because it is everywhere right now! Even Bliss has an Etsy page for our wedding and everyday accessories! In order to have a shop, you must sell handmade or vintage items. You can even search by state, if you want to apply the “Buy Local” idea to your planning!One of my absolute favorites is Paloma’s Nest.
Don’t forget to Google your own local resources for interesting finds! Detroit’s Eastern Market is a true gem to the wedding industry. From flowers to fruit, you can find tons of locally grown and supplied items. They even have an Artisan Market, where crafters sell their goods! Ann Arbor has the fabulous Farmer’s Market all year round, too! There is nothing better than heading to Zingerman’s Next Door for some delicious coffee and treats and taking a stroll through the bustling AA Farmer’s Market on a sunny day.
I hope this helps you a little on your search for the perfect components for your big day and beyond. Please feel free to email me (email@example.com) regarding some of the best local resources for Michigan!