How to Pick Flower Girl Dresses for Formal Weddings

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! (We love ’em, so keep those questions coming!) Sabrina asks us, “I’m planning a traditional church wedding. Do you have any suggestions for a formal flower girl dress?” Great question! There are a few tips to remember when picking a formal flower girl dress: read on to find out more and get inspired with handmade flower girl dresses. Enjoy!

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dresses: fattie pie

3 Tips for Formal Flower Girl Dresses

1. Length

When shopping for a formal flower girl dress, look for a floor-length or ankle-length dress (ideal for a formal, traditional wedding). If it is a summer or spring wedding, a knee-length dress is a great option (provided the bridesmaid dresses follow suit).

2. Color

A formal flower girl dress is light in color: white or ivory is most popular. Light pink is another color option.

3. Accents

Formal flower girl dresses will be made with fabrics such as lace or tulle; look for other accents like a sweetheart neckline, lace bodice, or a dress sash.

EB TIP: Make sure it’s comfortable! Whether the flower girl dress you pick is formal or informal, one thing to keep in mind is comfort. Make sure the dress is comfortable for her to wear (and stay away from any itchy materials).

Need inspiration? We’ve hand-picked a few formal flower girl dresses to get your creativity going. These were spotted at Fattiepie. Take a look:

The Elizabeth

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The Grace

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The Olivia

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The Grace (in Ankle)

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xo,
-E.

P.S. Once you pick the dress, don’t forget the shoes! These flower girl shoes are adorable.

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These ‘Mint to Be’ Nail Polishes Make Perfect Favors

One of our favorite bridal shower favors this year is nail polish. Brides want to give guests a favor they’ll actually use, and nail polish is always a definite win. But what kind of nail polishes should you give as bridal shower favors? Today we’re sharing a new polish that makes fabulous favors for a few reasons. And you’ll probably want to get your hands on some quite literally right now because they’re having a huge limited time sale. Find out why these nail polishes are becoming the new big thing for brides and their guests. Enjoy!

Mint Nail Polishes as Favors

These nail polishes by Mint feature lovely shades and catchy names, like “Mint to Be”, “She Said Yes”, and “I Do”, shown below.

mint nail polishes favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/mint-nail-polishes-favors/

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Ah, I love this blush pink:

mint to be nail polish in pink | mint nail polishes favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/mint-nail-polishes-favors/

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And… who can resist mint as lovely as this?

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by mint nail polishes

These polishes aren’t just made to look good; they are actually made with good ingredients — and a whole lot of love, too.

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They are hand-brewed and bottled in sunny Los Angeles. The company’s founder, Greta, founded Mint after finding out that her favorite nail polishes included awful ingredients like Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toulene, which are all known cancer-causing agents. So, she got to work in her home kitchen in Venice Beach, mixing and matching pigments to make her own lacquers she could use for pretty nails. Her idea was to create “professional grade polish, modern pigment-packed colors, and perfume style packaging”. And all without any cancer-causing chemicals. And MINT began! We’re so proud of what she’s done.

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Not only do we love how they look, we love how they’re made. With a whole lot of love and happy ingredients! That’s why we think they make beautiful bridal shower favors for guests.

1) Most people use nail polish regularly
2) Most people prefer to use good clean ingredients
3) Favors that are functional = money well spent

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To give these polishes as favors, simply order pick your favorite colors, have ’em shipped, and simply add a small ‘thank you’ tag and pretty ribbon tied around each polish bottle. Unlike other nail polishes we’ve seen, these bottles are boutique quality so they’re pretty much gift-giving ready! You can find out more details about pricing and colors here.

I’ve been particularly obsessed with keeping my nails looking their best lately. I’ve been rocking a pretty shade of pink, but this “I Do” pink above is now on my list of colors to try. What’s your favorite polish right now?

xo
-E.

P.S. Need more bridal shower favor ideas? Try these!

Classic Wedding Invitations with Calligraphy Style

We’re continuing the Classic Weddings Week with this handmade-a-day find! If you’re looking for traditional style wedding invitations that have pretty calligraphy, a color palette that complements everything, and are custom-made just for you, look no further! This beautiful invitation by Mospens Studio fits the bill perfectly. It features stylish letterpress printing, a calligraphy inspired font, pearl white card stock, and pearl white matte finish envelopes as the finishing touch. These invitations are printed in the USA, custom-made for your big day. Take a look!

Black and White Wedding Invitations

This invitation is called Miss Nickels and is an original design by Mospens Studio. Take a look:

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by mospens studio

Check out that letterpress detail! It’s stunning:

letterpress detail

by mospens studio

TIP: This invitation allows custom colors, so feel free to pick complementing shades of your palette if you prefer! Check out the entire color palette of colors available right here.

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Isn’t it lovely? We think so! If you love this black and white color palette, you’ll find tons of inspiration here.

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xo
-E.

These Rose Bouquets Are Easily a Favorite for Weddings

We’re continuing Classic Wedding Theme Week at Emmaline Bride! Did you have a chance to follow along yet?

Have you considered using roses for your bridal bouquet or centerpiece arrangements? Roses are one of the most popular flower choices for traditional weddings for a few unique reasons.

Here are three key reasons why roses are easily a favorite for weddings:

1. Roses are always in season
2. Roses are beautiful on their own (and they also complement other flowers extremely well)
3. Roses are available in many different colors

Roses can also be more affordable than other harder-to-find flowers. Plus, they’re incredibly versatile! We love them solo and paired with other blooms. To show you what we mean, we’ve gathered up ten of our favorite handpicked rose bouquets to inspire you. I am currently obsessing over #3, since I’ve never seen anything like it. I also love #7 since blush pink is my favorite color. Which one do you love?

Rose Bouquets Weddings

1. This pale pink and lavender bouquet of roses

pale pink and lavender rose bouquet - photo: A Bryan Photography | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: a bryan photography via elizabeth anne designs

2. This incredible white rose bouquet

white rose wedding bouquet - photo: kjrsten madsen photography | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: kjrsten madsen photography via style me pretty

3. This composite rose bouquet

This bouquet is also known as a “glamelia”.

incredible rose bouquet - photo: leigh skaggs, floral designer: leslie hartig | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: leigh skaggs, floral designer: leslie hartig via fab you bliss

4. This light pink rose bouquet

*This is a DIY bouquet! Learn how to make this right here.

rose wedding bouquet - diy | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/
via project wedding

5. This bouquet in shades of purple

purple rose bouquet - photo: marissa rodriguez | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: marissa rodriguez

6. This white rose and blue hydrangea bouquet

white rose and blue hydrangea wedding bouquet - photo: tonya beavers photography, floral design: dottie b florist | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

floral: dottie b florist, photo: tonya beaver photography

7. This blush pink rose bouquet with peonies

pink rose bouquet with peonies - photo: jodi miller, floral design: julie's floral design | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

floral design: julies floral design, photo: jodi miller via style me pretty

8. This bouquet with stunning pops of green

white rose bouquet with greenery - photo: jpp studios | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: jpp studios via style me pretty

9. This pale peach rose bouquet

pale peach rose bouquet - photo: mariel hannah | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: mariel hannah via elizabeth anne designs

10. These sunflowers and roses paired together so beautifully

sunflower and roses bouquet - photo: ashton howard | rose bouquets weddings via http://emmalinebride.com/bouquets/rose-bouquets-weddings/

photo: ashton howard

Tell us: which of these bouquets are your favorite?

xo
-E.

P.S. Need more flower inspiration? Click here!