8 Wedding Vow Mistakes to Avoid

wedding vows

see the real wedding | photo: leah marie landers photography

Vows are one of the most important parts of the wedding ceremony and for good reason: your wedding vows are the promises you make from your wedding day to eternity. You make them publicly, which makes them 100x sweeter (and possibly nerve-wrecking for shy public speakers). And, you don’t want to mess them up. That’s why we’ve put together a list of eight most important wedding vow mistakes to avoid so yours go off without a hitch. We’re covering some things you’ve never thought of before, along with some tricks you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!

State Cutout Guest Book — Handmade-a-Day

State Cutout Guest Book | http://emmalinebride.com/reception/state-cutout-guest-book/

by zcreate design

Want something other than a traditional guest book for your wedding? You’ll love this state cutout guest book we spotted at ZCreate Design! It is made in the shape of your home state or any state close to your heart (i.e. where you met, where you got engaged, where you plan to live, etc.) It is made of wood and can hold 75-125 signatures (or even more, depending on how large guests write). After the wedding, you can display the state cutout sign in your home as a decoration. It is super lightweight, so you can hang it on any wall with simple double-sided tape. Take a look!

“Do I Need Rehearsal Dinner Invites?” – Ask Emmaline

rehearsal dinner invitations

by whimsical prints

Happy Wednesday, loves! We’re kicking off this beautiful morning with a wedding advice question. Marissa has a question about rehearsal dinner invitations and it may be something you’ve been wondering yourself. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! Our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner is coming up soon (I’m getting married on July 2nd) and I have no idea how to let my bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family know. I’ve already told everyone the date, but do I need to send rehearsal dinner invitations? Or is it less formal (an email or Facebook)? Please help! Thanks!”

Great question, Marissa! We’re happy to help! Read on find out the answer…

Wedding Sunglasses for Photos – Ask Emmaline

groomsmen sunglasses | wedding sunglasses for photos http://emmalinebride.com/reception/wedding-sunglasses-for-photos/

by green bridal boutique

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! We’ve been receiving so many wonderful advice questions and we can’t wait to share them all (P.S. keep sending them in!) This question comes to us from Angela who asks…

Hi Emmaline! I’m looking for wedding sunglasses for the bridal party as photo props. I specifically want personalized ones so I can include them as part of the bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts. Do you have any ideas?

We sure do, Angela! And you asked at a great time because the summer wedding season is ideal for these! Read on to see what we’ve discovered from custom sunglasses expert Green Bridal Boutique

A Gorgeous St. Louis Wedding: Rachael + Pawel

A Gorgeous St. Louis Wedding: Rachael + Pawe at the Marriot Renaissance Grand, Saint Louis - http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/a-gorgeous-st-louis-wedding-rachael-pawel/ | Missouri wedding photographer - Heather Roth Fine Art Photography

Today we’re bringing you this gorgeous St. Louis wedding captured by Heather Roth Fine Art Photography. The couple Rachael and Pawel were married at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. Their wedding has some truly beautiful details that you’re sure to like including their lovely flowery invitations, floral headpiece, and Rachael’s shoes. Rachael tell us, “When planning our wedding day we had two priorities – A meaningful ceremony that incorporated our families and a relaxed reception with good food and plenty of drinks. My favorite detail was my fun shoes from Irregular Choice! They were wedges so they were pretty easy to walk in and was a simple way to put a little personality into my look. My most time consuming project was putting together the wedding programs, but I knew I would rather spend more of our budget on catering than something that pretty much everyone would throw out before the day was up…

Diamond Mobius Wedding Ring — Handmade-a-Day

white gold mobius ring

by lilyemme jewelry

It’s time for today’s handmade-a-day wedding pick! We browsed the beautiful collection of jewelry at LilyEmme Jewelry and found yet another piece to add to our list of favorites! The mobius wedding ring style was inspired by a mathematical design by designer Valerie. It is made with polished white gold from recycled sources and embellished with diamond pave set half way around the circumference. It is made-to-order, which we love, since each piece is handmade just for you! And we think it will look stunning with any engagement ring. Take a look!