ceremony Archive

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…

7 Ways to Honor Loved Ones at Your Wedding

in memory of those sign by paper and pine

sign: paper and pine co, photo: michelle lindsay

We received this heartfelt Ask Emmaline question from Cassie, who is getting married in a few months. Her grandfather passed away and she wants to honor him on her special day. She writes,

My grandfather passed away a few years ago and I would like to include a mention to him in some way at my wedding. Is there an appropriate way to do so?

First of all, we are sorry to hear about your grandfather’s passing. To help you honor him at your wedding, here are seven of our most cherished suggestions which are all appropriate for a wedding…

Beautiful Ceremony Decor using Peonies

Pink Peony Aisle Decor | photo: one and only paris | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/peony-aisle-decor/

via elizabeth anne designs | photo: one and only paris

Happy weekend! If you adore peonies and you’re looking for some *serious* spring-ready aisle ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We’re sharing some of our favorite peony aisle decor ideas for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. While peonies are only in bloom for a small window of time — April through the end of May, if you’re lucky — they can really make your wedding aisle pop with prettiness! Read on to be inspired…

6 Cute Signs for the Flower Girl/Ring Bearer to Hold

here comes the bride ring bearer walking down aisle with pennant flag

by the ritzy rose | photo: studio tran

Today we’re tackling one part of your ceremony: what the flower girl and/or ring bearer will hold or carry down the aisle. There is the traditional choice of a flower basket or ring pillow, but what if you don’t want to do what everyone does? If your venue won’t let you toss petals, your flower girl or ring bearer is shy, or you just want to do something unique, you’ll love these signs for the flower girl or ring bearer to hold from The Ritzy Rose. These range from cute phrases like, “You think I’m cute? Wait for the bride” to “Uncle ___, here comes your girl”. Check out our favorite six signs below including one for the reception! Enjoy!

How to Plan Your Ceremony: Order of Events

It’s Tuesday, time to tackle your ceremony to-do list! When we heard from Sarah, we knew it would be the next ‘Ask Emmaline’ feature because it is such a common question asked by couples. She writes,

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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. When you fill in the blanks with your own touches (particular readings or prayers, songs, etc.), that’s where you’ll see the personalized parts of your big day come to life. Here is an “Order of Events” you can follow to help you plan!

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

photo: shutterfreek | see the real wedding here

7 Useful Ceremony Accessories to Have for Rustic Weddings

Hi, loves! Emma here. Today we’re tackling your ceremony — more specifically, ceremony accessories you’ll be happy to have! We’ve rounded up seven accessories for rustic weddings as one theme example, since we love to coordinate everything by theme around here. :) For this theme, you’ll want to look for accessories with touches of burlap, jute twine, wood, or grapevine, paired with lace, linen, or ribbon accents to soften the look. To inspire you, we’ve found a burlap ring pillow, flower girl basket, aisle runner, and more! Now you can finally cross ceremony accessories from your to-do list! Enjoy!

Ceremony Accessories – Rustic Weddings

1. An aisle runner

If your venue allows, consider an aisle runner for your ceremony. An aisle runner can really tie together your entire look and set the tone in an instant. This burlap runner we spotted at Love Burlap features a hint of ruffled fabric and a monogram letter, which I love for that extra pop of personalization.

burlap aisle runner by loveburlap | ceremony accessories weddings http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/ceremony-accessories-weddings/

aisle runner: love burlap, photo: catherine guidry

Are Wedding Programs Required? – Ask Emmaline

Hello, loves! If you’re planning your wedding ceremony, this is a must-read post. And, if you’re not planning your ceremony yet, this is a must-bookmark post. (Hit Ctrl + D to save it for later or Pin on Pinterest!) We’re answering one of the most commonly asked ceremony questions: are wedding programs required and are they a good idea? That’s what bride-to-be, Lindsay, wanted to know when she asked us:

“Dear Emmaline, My wedding is in February and I’m planning my ceremony. Do I really need ceremony programs? Will guests even notice if I skip them altogether? I’m on a budget, so I want to make sure I’m spending money wisely. Thanks for your help!”

Great question, Lindsay! The answer to this question depends on what’s right for your specific event, but we’re here to help! Read on for the answer to Lindsay’s question, see our list of pros and cons, and get inspired with handmade wedding programs (plus one clever alternative)…

Are Wedding Programs Required? via EmmalineBride.com (modern wedding program fans by Hoopla Love)

by hoopla love

These “Love is Patient” Aisle Signs Look Beautiful for Weddings

Every once in awhile, we stumble upon an aisle decoration that we absolutely adore… and this is one of them! The lovely Country Bliss Designs makes these “Love is Patient” signs based on the popular verse from 1 Corinthians 13, a favorite among couples as a ceremony reading. As you walk down the aisle, you’ll see the verse written out on large, easy-to-read signage with pretty calligraphy. Take a look! It’s today’s #HANDMADEADAY pick!

Love is Patient Aisle Signs

Love is Patient Aisle Signs by Country Bliss Designs

by country bliss designs

Winter Wedding Confetti — #HANDMADEADAY

If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ll love this tossing confetti from Flowerfetti! Tossing confetti is given to guests to toss for your walk down the aisle as newlyweds. Not all confetti is the same: Flowerfetti is biodegradable (unlike rice) and offers a delightful holiday-inspired fragrance. This specific confetti uses roses (a symbol for love), lavender (devotion), and rosemary (remembrance), along with fragrant cedar greenery, berries, and ivy. This confetti is perfect for a winter wedding send-off! It is fabric safe, eco-friendly, and photographs beautifully, leaving petal strewn paths behind.

Winter Wedding Confetti

We recommend filling petal cones with the confetti and pass it out to guests before the ceremony. You can get petal cones here.

winter wedding confetti

by flowerfetti

by flowerfetti

Ready to get yours? Head over to Flowerfetti for details!

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There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!