Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area. It’s curated by Kaarin Vembar, fashion and beauty writer, and co-host of the Pop Fashion podcast.
These matches can be gifted to guests and customized on the inside flap with your names and wedding date. Matches, 2 for $4 or 50 for $65. Handmade Habitat. handmadehabitat.co.
In need of groomsmen gifts? A flask with a tuxedoed bulldog is both practical and fun. Flask, $12. American Holiday. 1319 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 684-2790.
Instead of clicking Amazon, why not spend your wedding gift money in your community? Classic presents, like this waffle maker, can be found at Hill’s Kitchen. Cuisinart waffle maker, $34.95. Hill’s Kitchen. 713 D St. SE. (202) 543-1997.
Your something blue can be this pretty pair of lacy underwear that fits sizes 4–14. Hanky Panky panties, $28. Coup de Foudre. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 393-0878.
Go to this nonprofit bookstore to find wedding etiquette books on a budget. Anti-Bride Etiquette Guide by Carolyn Gerin and Kathleen Hughes, $2.75. Books for America. 1417 22nd St. NW. (202) 835-2665.