Handmade Heartfelt Wedding Keepsakes
I planned a DIY detail filled wedding in June 2010. We had a 15 month engagement, so I had plenty of time to pour my heart into dozens of projects that added character and memories to our big day. I opened my shop in 2009 while still planning my own wedding and finishing my last semester of undergrad - I thought it would be fun to get a break from my own color scheme and feel by working on orders for other weddings and a little source of income, too. I had absolutely no idea it would turn into a full time job and encourage me to pursue my long time dream of offering coordination and planning services locally! I went full time with Thoughtfully Designed in July 2012 and haven't looked back since!
Currently it's just me running the shop - I'm the one replying to every message and email, sending every proof, creating every item, taking every listing photo, and shipping every order. Your patience is greatly appreciated, especially when my turnaround time grows longer during peak wedding season. :) My sweet husband is my biggest supporter and also my accountant and business advisor. I couldn't do it without him! Recently my mom was added as a member of my shop and is the one creating all of the beautiful garter sets you see listed. She's incredibly talented and is passionate about making high quality items!
I work from home in a super cute home office where I feel inspired and thankful every day. I feel blessed beyond belief that I'm doing something I absolutely love and I get to play a small part in so many incredible weddings! Thanks so much for reading - I hope I get the privilege of working with you!
Welcome to Thoughtfully Designed! A little about me-I'm a born and raised Kansan, a wife to my high school sweetheart, a dog mom to the cutest pup around, and a big dreamer. I'm living my dream of working in the wedding industry with people in love!
Maker, Garter Maker
Deb is Laura's supportive (& incredibly talented) mom. She used to spend lots of time behind her sewing machine, & is excited to have a reason to create again. Deb is passionate about high quality, well made items & hand sews each & every garter!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Door hangers and packages (unity and memorial candles) are shipped USPS Priority Mail with tracking, and delivery takes 2 business days.
Any international orders will ship first class international, which doesn't include tracking and can take anywhere from 10 business days to 3 weeks, depending on location. I'm not given an estimated delivery date, so please be sure to allow plenty of time for international orders.
I am not held responsible for any lost or stolen packages. I will go by the tracking information as to whether or not a package was delivered. If an issue does arise, I'll do my best to work with you.
Refunds and Exchanges
If an item is damaged on arrival, please let me know right away. Any packages shipped via USPS Priority Mail have insurance against damage, and I'll need to start the claim process.