Wedding Map for Guests? – Ask Emmaline

We love to hear from our readers, especially when there’s a wedding question that needs answering. (That’s what we’re here for!) When Steph wrote us about her wedding invitations, we knew she had a question that other brides-to-be might be asking, too. Take it away, Steph!

I’m planning a destination wedding at a resort and many guests are traveling to attend. I am nervous they’ll feel out of place or not know where to go and when. Should I include a wedding map for guests, or just print out details on an insert for where to go and when? Should this go out with my wedding invitations?

Great question, Steph! You certainly can make a list of places near your venue and print on an insert, but we recommend going one step further with a wedding map. A map can be included with your wedding invitations and is more visually appealing for guests. It can also be more helpful, too, for guests to see what is nearby without having to map it out on their cell phones or GPS devices. When it comes to wedding maps, one place you can find them is Designer Maps by Zoe. We like these because they’re customized just for your event and they’re totally hand-drawn. These maps are like little works of art! And, they’re definitely worthy of being included with your wedding invitations.

Wedding Map for Guests

A map can show your ceremony venue, reception venue, hotel, restaurants nearby, things to do, highways, beaches, and more! Here are a couple we spotted in this shop:

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You can even have a map for your entire wedding weekend:

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A map makes a sweet memento for your own home, too! We recommend framing it along with your wedding invite.

To find these maps and see more details, check out Designer Maps by Zoe, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

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Mason Jar Save the Date Card

Happy Monday, loves! We are so excited to kick off a brand new week of wedding inspiration with you. Did you have a nice weekend? We sure did, but talk about a fast few days! At least it’s finally March, which means spring isn’t too far away so we can finally start enjoying fresh flowers and sitting out in the backyard sipping on lemonade. You know, the spring and summer dreams that make even the harshest winters (like ours, this year) so worth it. Speaking of mason jars and flowers and pretty things, we spotted this floral mason jar save the date card and just had to share it with you. It’s from Lucy Loves Paper, new Featured Artist in The Marketplace. You’ll be seeing more from her in the future, so keep an eye out. Today, we’re sharing this save the date which is available in two mason jar styles: chalkboard or mint. And, as Lucy puts it herself, it’ll make your guests, “want to frame it and hang it for decor.” We couldn’t agree more. Go on, take a peek!

Mason Jar Save the Date

We are serious about all things chalkboard, but we love both of these! Which one do you like better?

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mint mason jar save the date

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You can find out more about this save the date card here.

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Easy Bridesmaid Gift They’ll Really Love

Psst. What’s an easy bridesmaid gift they’ll really love? Easy: jewelry. What’s even easier? A locket. In this post, we’ll tell you why & dazzle you with gorgeous locket picks from The Blooming Thread. You’re subscribed, right? We wouldn’t want you to miss posts like these in the future.

Hi, loves + happy weekend! We received an email recently from a bride who was stuck when it came to what to give to her bridesmaids. She felt inundated with so many choices and ideas out there and she just wanted to find an easy bridesmaid gift she knew, for a fact, they would love. Our answer? A locket. A piece of jewelry is always a girl’s best friend and a locket can hold a special photo, which adds an extra special touch.

Easy Bridesmaid Gift: Handmade Locket

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You can find all of these (and more!) at The Blooming Thread.


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Blush Wedding Dress Sash from Floral Jewellery

We’ve been seeing a lot of blush wedding finds lately, but this dress sash is one of our favorites! We spotted it over at Floral Jewellery where Vaida is crafting up floral pretties like this one. And while I used to not be one for a dress sash (I always thought it took away from the gown), it’s finds like these that have really changed my mind! Take a look, it’s stunning!

Blush Wedding Dress Sash

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You can see more sashes like this one at Floral Jewellery.


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Bridal Headband With Veil or Without? – Ask Emmaline

Wondering what to wear instead of a veil? A bridal headband is one lovely option! Read on to find out more + be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post.

Are you considering a veil alternative for your big day? A bridal headband is one of our favorite choices, especially since it is extremely versatile. It can be worn with nearly any hairstyle and can be paired with a veil or without. You can even wear it with a veil for just the ceremony portion, and remove the veil for the reception. This question to our Ask Emmaline inbox couldn’t have come at a better time, since the lovely Blair Nadeau Millinery just released a beautiful new collection of bridal headbands, halo headbands, fascinators, and more for the discerning bride-to-be. Alicia asks,

I want to wear something other than a bridal veil, but I want it to be fancy enough. Also, am I supposed to wear a veil with a bridal crown or headband or is it better without?

Great question, Alicia! One of the wonderful things about a bridal headband or crown is that it can be worn with or without a veil. There’s no requirement — as the bride, you get to decide whether or not you wear a veil at all. It’s really up to your own personal preference. We think they look great with or without, and can really show off any hairstyle (whether up or down) nicely. To inspire you, here are a few handpicked (+ handmade!) bridal headbands we found that will fit the bill nicely. Some of these headbands can even be transitioned to a sash, which we love. Take a look…

Bridal Headband with Veil or Without

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opal crystal headband

doris crystal headband with veil

antonia crystal lace bridal headband

carolyn lace headband

diana floral headband

amanda floral crown gatsby inspired

Aren’t they lovely? You can see even more from the collection here.

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bridal headbands / crowns / any veils shown: blair nadeau millinery
photos: whitney heard photography


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