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8 Creative Flower Girl Basket Ideas

Flower girl basket ideas and alternatives ahead! Get inspired + don’t miss what’s next.

8 Creative Flower Girl Basket Ideas | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/flower-girl-basket-ideas/

by twentyeight12

Have you picked out a flower girl basket for your ceremony yet? If your venue allows the traditional tossing of petals, you will need a vessel to hold them all. (If your venue prohibits it, here are some alternatives.) What kind of basket should you choose? That’s entirely up to you! When I wrote my book, The Inspired Wedding, I shared tons of ways you can tie your decor into your wedding theme. When it comes to ceremony, flower girl baskets can take on many different looks. For instance, a birch bark container with an added handle can become a flower girl basket for a more rustic or woodland wedding. Other vessels such as pails, purses, wood boxes, planters, and jewelry boxes can work in a pinch. If it ties into your wedding theme and can hold a small amount of petals, it counts as a flower girl basket. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite themed flower girl basket ideas to help you decide. See them all below and find out two key tips to remember when picking out a basket. Enjoy!

“Easy Alternative to Throwing Rice?” – Ask Emmaline

Searching for an alternative to throwing rice? We’ve found the perfect, number-one answer for you. Be sure to subscribe or you’ll miss out on future posts like this one!

lace hooray ribbon wands

by the blush market

Want to make a grand exit at your ceremony, but your venue doesn’t allow you to throw rice or confetti? You’re not alone. Many venues are saying no to messy or potentially hazardous ceremony tosses. (Mine wouldn’t allow us to, either!) But that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. See Jessica’s Ask Emmaline question about an alternative to throwing rice:

Hi Emmaline! I had my heart set on our guests tossing rice in the air as we exited the ceremony, but our venue forbids it. My mom suggested we do something different. Is there an alternative to throwing rice?

How To → Ceremony Order of Events

wedding ceremony order of events | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/order-events/ | photo: shutterfreek

photo: shutterfreek | see the real wedding here

Today we’re tackling your ceremony to-do list! Sarah wrote to us with a common wedding advice question often wondered by other brides. She writes,

I am working on my ceremony right now. My fiancé and I are getting married outdoors in the woods. The officiant is a family friend (and this is his 1st wedding). What’s the proper order of events for the ceremony so I know we don’t miss anything? Thanks!

Great question, Sarah! Whether you’re planning a religious or civil ceremony, the following order of events will be fairly similar. Fill in the blanks with your own touches (particular readings or prayers, songs, etc.) and that’s where you’ll see the personalized parts of your big day come to life. Here is helpful ceremony order of events you can follow to help you plan!

This Vow Book is Perfect for Weddings (Giveaway!)

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This beautiful wedding vow book will become a keepsake for years to come. By Claire Magnolia. | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/wedding-vow-book-handmade/

by claire magnolia

Hi, loves! It’s a beautiful Monday and we’re kicking off the week with a brand new giveaway! But first… have you considered a wedding vow book for your ceremony? A vow book is one detail you should add to your list, especially if you are reciting your own vows. Today we are sharing a favorite vow book, which is handmade by Claire Magnolia. They are even giving one away to a lucky reader! Find out more below…

14 Beautiful Ceremony Backdrops Using Doors

wedding ceremony backdrop with doors outdoor wedding | Ceremony Backdrops Doors | photo: John Schnack

wedding backdrops using doors | photos: john schnack

One of our favorite rustic wedding details is the use of re-purposed doors as ceremony backdrops or decor. The more weathered they are, the better! To prove that ceremony backdrops are a beautiful DIY idea, we’ve rounded up fourteen of our favorite examples. Some of these are ceremony backdrops, while others are aisle-way doors designed for the bride to make a true grand entrance — even outdoors! Get ready to break out the hammer + nails: you’re going to be on the lookout for castaway doors to re-purpose after this post! I know I am, if even just for a patio backdrop. ;) Enjoy!

P.S. Need to find doors for your project? This is a great place to start for vintage doors and hardware or Ebay. Another great place to check? estate sales near you.

Wooden Ring Box with Lace — Handmade-a-Day

We have a rustic wooden ring box to share as today’s handmade-a-day pick! Be sure to subscribe for future wedding picks like this!

wooden ring box with lace

by maija’s wedding bliss

Good morning, good morning! We’re kicking off this beautiful Thursday with sunshine and a brand new handmade-a-day find! Today’s handmade wedding find is a wooden ring box with just a hint of lace. I spotted it over at Maija’s Wedding Bliss where you’ll find a handful of other beautifully handcrafted ring boxes, ring pillows, and hair accessories. Go on, take a closer look!

8 Wedding Vow Mistakes to Avoid

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Vows are one of the most important parts of the wedding ceremony and for good reason: your wedding vows are the promises you make from your wedding day to eternity. You make them publicly, which makes them 100x sweeter (and possibly nerve-wrecking for shy public speakers). And, you don’t want to mess them up. That’s why we’ve put together a list of eight most important wedding vow mistakes to avoid so yours go off without a hitch. We’re covering some things you’ve never thought of before, along with some tricks you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!

Fun Programs Guests Will *Want* to Read

infographic wedding program

by b is for brown

When you’re spending money on programs, you definitely want your guests to notice them, right? Unfortunately, many ceremony programs are missed by guests because they are placed too far away from the ceremony entrance or not handed out to guests upon entering the ceremony. Even worse, some ceremony programs are skipped over because they’re too hard to read (with small fonts or not filled with enough detail). Don’t let your programs get overlooked! Instead, try something new and innovative, like these fun wedding programs we spotted at B is for Brown. They’re bursting with interesting details, eye-popping illustrations, and fonts. You can even customize them to coordinate with your wedding colors perfectly. And your guests will love to read them because they’re chock-full of fun facts, her likes vs. his likes, who’s who in the wedding party and family — even how the relationship began (and when the engagement happened). Your guests won’t want to miss out on them! Read on to see the infographic wedding programs, poster style programs, and love story programs we spotted…