35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings

Hi, loves! Emma here. When I used to think of burlap, I pictured rope or netting or large bags of rice or coffee beans. Now when I think of it, I imagine rustic table runners and burlap-covered favor jars and delicate chair sashes with baby’s breath tucked into its center. Burlap is a woven fabric made from jute plant or sisal fibers. It has many practical uses in landscaping and manufacturing, but now it is one of the most sought-after crafting materials — especially for weddings. With its rough texture, it’s hard to believe that burlap has charmed its way into the hearts of brides, but it has! And we know that burlap for weddings is here to stay. And just when you thought you’ve seen it all when it comes to burlap, think again: we’ve rounded up thirty-five new uses for burlap for your wedding decor, gifting, accessories, and more.

So, grab a huge cup of coffee (it is Monday, after all, and make sure you put it in a happy mug) and get ready to be inspired! Enjoy!

P.S. Need to order burlap in bulk? Try your local hardware store, craft shop, or try here.

Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings

1. This cute wedding direction sign

Place at your ceremony or reception space so guests know they’re in the right place.

burlap wedding direction sign | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by montana snow

2. These adorably functional save the dates

They’re actually burlap drink koozies. Great idea!

burlap koozie save the dates | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by so rusticute

3. Send chic burlap inspired wedding invitations

rustic burlap wedding invitations | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by the lovely glass jar, photo: leah mullett

4. Use a bit of burlap twine around your programs, too

wedding program wrapped in jute twine | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by rebecca green design

5. When thinking favors, opt for something like burlap wrapped succulents

These are so cute! Great for rustic or modern weddings.

burlap wrapped succulent favors | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by cactus limon

6. These small favor bags with a heart are cute for candy

blue heart favor bags | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by bree westwood

7. Or these wholesale wine bags as favors / wedding party gifts

burlap wine bag favors | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by habitation boheme

8. Burlap can be wrapped around your bouquet

lavender bouquet wrapped in burlap | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by melody brook

9. Or wrapped around a large monogram letter

burlap wrapped letter | 35 Easily Beautiful Ways to Use Burlap for Weddings http://emmalinebride.com/rustic/ways-use-burlap-weddings/

by 4th generation designs

10. Capture your first few moments as Mr and Mrs with a burlap banner

mr and mrs burlap garland

by lisa t creations, photo: monica s photography

11. Use a burlap design print on your bridal shower invites

cute printed mason jar burlap inspired invitation

by evince design

12. A burlap design print on programs is lovely, too

burlap design print program

by red letter vows

13. Pick a guest book covered in burlap

rustic guest book

by lace and twig

14. And garland to direct guests to scribble in it

guest book sign with burlap

by the lanes creative

15. Have guests wave these cute burlap ribbon wands at your ceremony

lace and burlap ribbon wands

by kate kate nyc

16. And have your ring bearer carry a cute burlap-wrapped ring pillow

burlap ring pillow

by the artsy hippie

17. Burlap can decorate your flower girl’s basket

rustic burlap flower girl basket

by michele’s cottage

18. It also adds texture to your reception tables

burlap table overlay

by anto arts

19. It looks great as a burlap runner for your sweetheart table

Here is a brilliant example spotted at Country Barn Babe. Love those boots? Me too! We couldn’t find the exact match, but these are gorgeous.

burlap table runner for sweetheart table

by country barn babe

20. Also at your sweetheart table, add a comfy pillow with favorite lyrics

Here is just one example (and boy, do I love this song):

and i think to myself what a wonderful world pillow

by sweet pickle shop


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This Dress with Chiffon Bottom Will Make You Love Grey

Have you ever imagined wearing a wedding dress in a non-traditional color, like light pink, a hint of blue, or maybe even grey? After today you just might! We’re sharing a stunning grey wedding dress with chiffon bottom as our handmade-a-day find. It is handmade (and custom, just for you!) by the talented Milamira Bridal. We’re obsessed with their romantic wedding dresses! Read on to see photos of the ethereal Icidora and then tell us: would YOU wear a grey wedding dress?

P.S. If you prefer white, it can be made just for you in an off-white color.

Wedding Dress with Chiffon Bottom Skirt

grey wedding dress chiffon bottom | by milamira bridal | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/dress-chiffon-bottom/

by milamira bridal

This wedding dress features a chiffon skirt and fitted bodice with hand sewn lace applique, thin straps and a romantic greyish tulle skirt. There are two layers of this chiffon bottom: a light grey chiffon layer and one layer of soft off-white tulle. This wedding dress is ballet inspired and offers a feminine beauty and romantic look and feel. There is a beautiful back button closure featuring buttons in an off-white color that are rose flower shaped. The soft satin ribbon sash is included.

grey wedding dress chiffon bottom | by milamira bridal | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/dress-chiffon-bottom/

by milamira bridal

This beautiful dress is handmade with love in Saint Petersburg, Russia, just for you.

by milamira bridal

grey wedding dress chiffon bottom | by milamira bridal | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/dress-chiffon-bottom/

by milamira bridal

And, if you don’t like it in grey, you can have it made in completely off-white. This is such a beautiful dress. I would want to wear it everyday. Oh, and you won’t believe the beautiful price. And it’s 100% handmade! Love, love, love.

Photos by the amazing Ksenia Milushkina Photography

xo
-E.


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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/

by walkin on air

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 these. 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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