The 2020 wedding season has faced many challenges, with couples trying to figure out new changes to plans made months ago. But while weddings may not be in person, or are postponed altogether, that doesn’t mean the celebrations can’t continue. Now is the perfect time to support the wedding industry, especially local vendors. Etsy has long been a great platform for small businesses, and what better way to help them than by adding something handmade and personal to your wedding? Here are some great Rhode Island vendors specializing in a number of wedding-related products that are sure to add a touch of creativity for the whole celebration.
By Isabelle Paquette
1. Cricket Printing | Providence, RI
Looking for a heartfelt and unique wedding invitation design? Cricket Printing is a stationery design studio based in Providence that specializes in custom wedding invitations and other related items. You can find everything from personalized petal toss packets to wedding advice cards, all handmade
2. Candy Molds N More | Cumberland, RI
What better wedding favor to give to your wedding guests than a sweet treat! Based in Cumberland, Candy Molds N More is a family-operated company that offers a number of candy options, making designs and molds that would suit any wedding theme or party.
3. Bouquets of Whimsy | Warwick, RI
Your dream bouquet just might come true thanks to Bouquets of Whimsey from Warwick, a business that specializes in custom bridal bouquets. Each bouquet is made with the finest detail to reflect the customer’s personality or theme, complete with hand-wired brooches and other fun accents.
4. Simple Matilda | Westerly, RI
Simple, handcrafted signage is what Simple Matilda does best. This Westerly designer creates beautiful and functional signs for weddings and other events, including custom seating chart boards, cocktail menus and welcome signs.
5. Tie The Knot Wedding | Barrington, RI
It’s the little things that make all the difference. Tie The Knot Wedding is a Barrington-based company offering personalized handmade wedding decor items and gifts to make that special day even more special. Offerings range from centerpieces and vases to plates and ornaments.
6. Arn Krebs Arts | Warren, RI
You won’t find these wedding and engagement rings in other stores. Arn Krebs Arts in Warren crafts high-quality Mokume Gane, rare Guri-Bori and Wood Grain ring sets and bands. Each ring is made from these East Asian metalworking processes to produce unique patterns that will definitely stand out.
7. SEAMS | Providence, RI
Who said that wedding fashion couldn’t be customized? SEAMS in Providence surely doesn’t think so. This European-style couture bridal studio handmakes bridal and event fineries with silk and vintage materials. Everything is made to order from clothing to veils and even monogrammed pocket squares.
8. Up 2 Our Necks In Fabric | East Providence, RI
This East Providence-based business knows a thing or two about custom shirts to suit any occasion. When it comes to weddings, nothing’s more fun for the whole bridal party, including the groom, with a personalized t-shirt or sleepwear set to remember (or prepare for) the special day.
9. GB Creative Studio | Coventry, RI
Everyone uses social media to capture important memories, and now your wedding can get its own personalized twist on people’s feed. GBCreative Studio in Coventry specializes in beautiful and unique Snapchat filters (even Harry Potter!) for every picture taken.
10. Coastal Designs By MJ | Narragansett, RI
Summer’s here, and so is the beach-themed decor. Coastal Designs by MJ has got all things coastal covered, and if you’re planning a beachy wedding, you’re in luck. Handmade products include shell decorated candles, picture frames, starfish cake toppers and clam ring bearers to name a few.