These Cursive Cake Toppers are So Lovely in Gold

When it comes to your classic wedding cake, a cursive cake topper with a gold finish is always a fitting touch. These cake toppers are handmade with fiber board, gold paint, and a whole lot of love! With custom options like your names or cute sayings like, “And so the adventure begins“, it’s no surprise that these toppers (by Better Off Wed) are always a crowd-pleaser at weddings! Plus, you can enjoy them on your anniversary cakes for years to come. Take a look at a handful of our favorites below. Which one do you love best?

Cursive Cake Toppers in Gold

Your Names

gold writing cake topper

pretty script cake topper

Happily Ever After

happily ever after cake topper

To the Moon & Back

to the moon and back cake topper

All of Me Loves All of You

all of me loves all of you

And… my favorite…

You Are My Greatest Adventure

you are my greatest adventure cake topper

You can see these (and tons more!) Better Off Wed.

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Which of these cake toppers is your favorite?

xo
-E.

5 Beautiful Pearl Necklaces for Contemporary / Classic Brides

Happy Thursday, loves! We’re moving right along on our Classic Wedding Week with beautiful pearl jewelry necklaces from Petite Margaux! We’ve also selected one of these five classic necklaces as today’s handmade-a-day find. These pearl necklaces are stunning pieces for the bride to wear, especially for contemporary or classic weddings. Plus, they’re versatile necklaces you’ll love to wear again and again! And, every girl could use a classic pearl necklace. Take a look at our handpicked favorites!

Pearl Necklaces for Brides

1. Pearl and Crystal Statement Necklace

The Vivienne is one of my favorite necklaces from the shop. It’s today’s handmade-a-day pick!

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Here’s the back closure:

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2. Chunky Pearl Necklace

A classic pearl necklace (named Madeline) gets a modern update with these chunky baroque crystal pearls.

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3. Multistrand Pearl Necklace

The Allyson is worn as a choker style necklace.

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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!

formal flower girl dresses

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

grace flower girl dress (by Fattie Pie) - formal flower girl dresses #wedding

grace

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.

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Ah, I love this blush pink:

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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.

mint nail polishes

by mint nail polishes

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.

by mint nail polishes

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

by mint nail polishes

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!