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Etsomnia™ 181: The OOAK Wedding Issue


OOAK wedding cuff. Sometimes, Etsy can render even me speechless.

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

It’s been a while since I did a wedding-themed Etsomnia™ post, and it just felt like time. I thought this post could explore OOAK wedding stuff. OOAK (one of a kind, in case you didn’t know) is one of those terms that often takes a terrible turn on Etsy. And when my initial search turned up the criminally-ugly item above, I knew I was onto something. Handmade items like cake toppers, ring bearer pillowsboutonnieresdressesgifts, engagement rings, they all put the uh-oh in OOAK.

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This morganite, diamond, and rose gold ring set is making me weak in the knees! By MinimalVS (This one, too!)

I am somewhat comforted by the fact that there’s only one of these. Somewhat.

Etsy, for all your anteater-themed wedding cake needs.

You know what I’ve never read in the New York Times Style Section wedding announcements? “…And the bride carried garbage.”

This is taking “shotgun wedding” a little bit literally, isn’t it?

How lovely! By SketchedInStoneArt

The description says this wedding ring is a Victorian carved ivory rose, but all I can see is molar.

Q. What’s your wedding theme?
A. Pond scum.

If you receive these personalized shackles from your intended as a wedding gift, I’d start working on an escape plan.

When steampunk is good, there’s nothing better! Love these cake toppers by TheLostKey

What a great groomsman gift! By CustomBobblehadsEtsy

And then this happened. Another unfortunate steampunk fashion victim.

If these are the bride’s shoes, I can just imagine the rest of the wedding!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 181: The OOAK Wedding Issue

  1. The white steam punk deal reminds me of the girl( can’t remember who) came out on stage dressed like a swan. LOL
    the little rock picture is really creative.

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  2. Well now I am inspired! My baby brother just got engaged and now, having seen this post, I feel duty bound to buy him and his future husband something truly bonkers and/or fugly as a gift just to see the contortions they might go through attempting to be gracious and polite before I end their suffering and give them a proper gift. I might also keep emailing my brother awful suggestions of Etsy wedding items to buy.

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  3. Reblogged this on Wonderwall and commented:
    Wonder if Meghan has seen these ideas! I have some royal wedding themed posts coming up from next week.

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  4. Yay on the first ring and the cake toppers. Boo on the rest (though the ivory rose looks more like a rose to me than a tooth; let’s discuss when I see you this summer).

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  5. “Pond scum”! LOLOL! Yes, those pink shoes – might be perfect for a Halloween costume. In fact, ALL of these, ah, creations would be great for Oct. 31! Don’t u think? Ay yi… Once seen, cannot be unseen…

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  6. Pond scum, LOL! For sure!

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