Giveaway: Win Wedding Invitations from WildHeart Paper!

Happy Monday, lovelies! It’s time for a brand new wedding giveaway to kick off an exciting week at EB! This week, we’ve teamed up with WildHeart Paper to give away a set of wedding invitations to one lucky reader. Find out more below!

Win a Set of Wedding Invitations

WildHeart Paper is graciously giving away a set of twenty-five peony wedding invitations. Here’s an example of this beautiful prize up for grabs:

peony wedding invitations

Giveaway Details

o Giveaway dates: 8/3/15-8/10/15(11:59pm EST)
o Prize: 25 Wedding Invitations and Envelopes with a beautiful, peonies design. Color change is included to match your wedding colors. By WildHeart Paper.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Free shipping included to U.S. | International winners pay shipping
o Prize value: $106 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Good luck!

P.S. There’s more coming up next — stay tuned! Better yet, do this so you never miss a post.

xo
-E.

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5 Tips to Make Wedding Flats Absolutely Easy to Wear

Hi, loves! Emma here. Are you wearing flats for your wedding instead of heels? Or even just for the reception? Then you won’t want to miss this post!

white wedding flats by Walkin On Air | via 5 Tips to Make Wedding Flats Absolutely Easy to Wear http://emmalinebride.com/bride/tips-flats-wedding/

by walkin on air

I pretty much live in flats on a daily basis, essentially because I’m chasing after my little guy and I also want something that’s easy to take on and off. I also love the look of them with leggings or jeans. It’s no surprise that some brides are opting to wear flats for weddings, whether down the aisle or just for dancing. They’re 1) less expensive than heels, 2) easier to wear down the aisle if you’re not used to walking in heels, and 3) there are so many styles and colors from which to choose! Pro Tip: Pick a colorful pair of heels to show off your personal style. Plus, colors are so much easier to wear on a regular basis than white after the wedding.

P.S. Need something blue? These are perfect.

blue wedding flats by Walkin On Air | via 5 Tips to Make Wedding Flats Absolutely Easy to Wear http://emmalinebride.com/bride/tips-flats-wedding/

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Today we’re sharing five things you need to know when wearing flats whether you’re a bride-to-be, bridesmaid, or you even as a guest wearing flats as part of your outfit. Enjoy!

Tips for Wearing Flats for Weddings

1. Pick a favorite pair that is ultra comfortable.

They have to be comfortable or you’ll be sorry you chose them. Also, make sure they’re not too tight or too loose. If they’re too loose, they’ll be hard to walk in down the aisle. Too tight? They’ll make you want to take them off. And, you don’t want your feet to hurt! Also, if buying wedding flats on Etsy, check the reviews first. You’ll get an accurate depiction of how the shoes will fit from real customers.

You don’t need to worry so much about how fancy your flats will be, since flats are generally pretty basic. However, you can find gorgeous pairs on Etsy or flats on Amazon. Go to your local favorite store and try some on. You might be surprised by what you find. We happen to love these blush flats from Walkin On Air, which you’ve seen featured here in the past. They also have some really pretty lace-embellished pairs.

blush flats by Walkin On Air | via 5 Tips to Make Wedding Flats Absolutely Easy to Wear http://emmalinebride.com/bride/tips-flats-wedding/

by walkin on air

2. Break them in.

Wear them around the house so they get worn in a bit before the big day. Flats are notorious for chafing skin a) on the back of your foot, and b) on the sides of your feet by your toes. For the sides of your feet, breaking them in will help give you a little more wiggle room. For the back of your foot, try there. You’ll also want to invest in a set of these for the big day because they’ll add more cushion for added comfort all day long.

neon coral wedding flats by Walkin On Air | via 5 Tips to Make Wedding Flats Absolutely Easy to Wear http://emmalinebride.com/bride/tips-flats-wedding/

by walkin on air

3. Don’t forget to get a pedicure.

You’re probably tempted to skip the pedicure if you’re wearing flats all day long… and I get it. But you might want to consider getting one anyway — you never know when you’ll want to kick off your shoes. Bonus: they’ll look incredible on the beach at your honeymoon.

4. Add a bit of lace socks to make them even cuter.

These are so cute. They’ll also add a little layer in between your feet and your insoles so you don’t stick to them (and so they don’t get all sweaty). Hey, just being honest.

lace socks for flats by Three Bird Nest | via 5 Tips to Make Wedding Flats Absolutely Easy to Wear http://emmalinebride.com/bride/tips-flats-wedding/

by three bird nest

5. Bring them to your dress fittings.

This one is essential: you absolutely need to bring your flats that you plan to wear to your dress fittings. The length of your dress is dependent on your height and additional shoe height that you add. If you are wearing heels for the ceremony, bring those along, too. Your seamstress will want an accurate fit and wearing heels to the fitting and switching to flats can cause your dress to be too long.

blue wedding flats by Walkin On Air | via 5 Tips to Make Wedding Flats Absolutely Easy to Wear http://emmalinebride.com/bride/tips-flats-wedding/

by walkin on air

What tips for wearing flats would you add to our list?

We hope you enjoyed these wedding flats tips! I’m sure I missed a few tips… do you have any to add? Share them in the comment box below. We’d love to hear from you!

xo
-E.

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This Pearl Headband Will Look Beautiful in a Bridal Bun

It’s the weekend — but we know your wedding planning doesn’t come to a halt because the weekend is here! That’s why we’re bringing you inspiration all weekend long! (P.S. Are you subscribed yet?)

Today’s #HANDMADEADAY find is from ADBrdal and is a must-have for brides who want a veil alternative. This pearl headband, as worn below by a Real Bride, is designed as a long chain of pearls which are pinned on either side of your hairstyle. This means you can wear it as a wrap around a bun, as this bride did. We’ve never seen a veil alternative like this before and we are loving it. It is especially perfect for a beach themed wedding. Take a look!

Pearl Headband

Pearl Headband Wrap
by adbrdal

pearl headband wrap
by adbrdal

pearl headband wrap
by adbrdal

To find out more, head over to ADBrdal.

xo
-E.

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Funny Groomsmen Cards He Will Actually Want to Send

This post is for our grooms! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a post for groomsmen, wedding tips, and ideas for the bride.

When you are ready to ask your groomsmen to be in your wedding, how will you ask? If you take a cue from brides, throwing a “be my bridesmaid” party or giving them tear-jerker cards or gifts may not be what you have in mind. Guys do things differently, and we get it! Sometimes a phone call or quick chat during the football game is all it takes to have them as a part of your wedding crew. But if you want to ask more officially with a card paired with one of these awesome groomsmen gifts, we’ve gathered up some card ideas you will like. These groomsmen cards are a) totally to-the-point, b) sure to add a little humor to the mix, and c) easy to give as-is or with a gift. Read on to see which cards made the list!

Funny Groomsmen Cards

1. This May Be the One Choice I Get To Make

This is a scratch off, so it’s double points on the cool factor. This is also today’s handmade-a-day pick!

be my groomsman scratch off card

by inklings paperie

be my groomsman scratch off

by inklings paperie

2. Start Hydrating Now

start hydrating now

by inklings paperie

3. Game of Thrones Card

game of thrones be my groomsmen card

by pegs prints

4. Thanks for the Bromance

thanks for the bromance

5. Will You Be My…

be my groomsman card

by sparkle and twine co.

6. Suit Up!

suit up

by simply fetching paper

7. Bribe You With a Beer

groomsman beer tag

by tumbleroot

8. Plan a Bachelor Party

plan my bachelor party

by rock candie designs

Which of these is your favorite way to ask? I personally love the idea of asking with a cigar, too. It’s a classic choice!

cigar groomsmen card

by marrygrams

xo
-E.

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