Posted March 4, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
We have seen some fascinating wedding programs in the past (like these wedding programs and these, just to name a few), but this is a first! Introducing the Infographic Wedding Program, a brilliant idea put into beautiful design by B is for Brown! This infographic program will keep your guests entertained with charming, informative facts about your wedding ceremony and reception. Read on to find out more…
Infographic Wedding Program
This unique program reads like an infographic, which gives your guests background information on you as a couple, the wedding planning process, and more. It also provides information on family, bridal party members, and the ceremony. I love this program has a modern feel to it… and I love the section dedicated to wedding planning. It gives a pie graph of how much he/she planned, along with a bar chart that shows how many dresses were tied on, how many feet of bunting was made, and how many calls were made to the MOH (Maid of Honor), among other things. Plus, you can totally customize this to suit your own style and your wedding! Love, love, love.
Posted February 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Earlier this week, we talked about 10 perfect paper goods for your wedding using hand-picked finds from The Marketplace. Since we had such a positive response from all of you, we’re sharing another sampling of items from the shop! Today we’re focusing on ceremony accessories and decor finds, including a sign, ring dish, totally adorable flower girl shoes, earrings for you, a program, and more! And, we want to know… which one is your favorite?
Wedding Ceremony Accessories
1. Ceremony Sign
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, a ceremony sign is a must! We love this one.
Posted January 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: today we’re helping you tackle one important to-do on your wedding list. Bride-to-be, Michele, sent us the following question: “What does the ring bearer carry? Are ring pillows still ‘in’? Do you know of any other ring bearer pillow ideas or alternatives?” Great question, Michele! While the traditional ring pillow is the most popular (and classic) option, there are other ring bearer pillow ideas we’re happy to share with you. When picking out your ring bearer pillow, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Read on to find out what the tips are, get inspired with twelve clever ring bearer pillow ideas, and tell us what YOUR ring bearer carry down the aisle!
Posted December 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
We love the burlap ring pillow collection at Duryea Place Designs. Have you seen it yet? If not, you’re in for a real treat today: we’re sharing a few of our favorites AND we’re giving one away! Whether you’re planning a rustic wedding, vintage, shabby chic, or countless other wedding themes, this ring pillow is the finishing touch to your ceremony decor. Read on to begin…
Burlap Ring Pillow Collection
1. Pink English Rose
This pink and lace ring bearer pillow is one of my favorites from the collection. I love English roses, and this one features a big bloom in pink right on the front. The touch of lace is beautiful, too.
Posted December 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Are you having a ceremony program at your wedding? If so, don’t miss today’s post: we’re sharing some common wedding program mistakes to avoid. A wedding program is are not a requirement, but it can be a fun addition to your decor. A ceremony program is also a handy tool for guests, as it provides additional information about your ceremony. In this post, we’ll share ceremony program ideas and seven common ceremony program mistakes to avoid. PLUS, we’re offering a ceremony program printable for FREE! Read on to get started…
Ceremony Program Mistakes to Avoid
Make sure your wedding programs are a hit with guests! Here are seven ceremony program mistakes you’ll want to avoid…
Mistake #1: Going with the grain.
We’ve seen the traditional ceremony program done a million times before, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own personal twist! Remember, your wedding is unlike anyone else’s… make every handcrafted wedding detail personal + unique. For instance, check out this booklet ceremony program that reads, ‘I’m a Fan‘. It’s a fan style, so you can include tons of information in it, guests can use it to cool off, and it’s anything but boring.
Posted October 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
When you’re decorating your ceremony or reception space, don’t overlook your chairs. Chair covers can add a chic, stylish touch to your overall decor. To inspire your decor, we’ve rounded up seven stylish wedding chair covers for your ceremony, reception, or bridal shower. Which style is your favorite?
These chair covers were customized to fit the ceremony chairs. I love their half-slip sheer design and flower accent.
Posted October 15, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Hello, lovelies! How will you wrap the stems of your bouquet? You probably haven’t thought about it yet, but a bouquet wrap is a fun + easy way to incorporate your personal style. To inspire yours, we’ve rounded up ten creative (+ handmade!) bouquet wrap ideas to inspire your perfect wedding look. Read on to see more… and enter for a chance to win one your very own!
Bouquet Wrap Ideas
A bouquet wrap can be made from various materials. A few of our favorites include lace, burlap, or ribbon, just to name a few.
Posted September 20, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 52 Comments
Hello, hello! Emma here… and I’ve got to say… flower girls don’t get much attention on wedding blogs or in magazines. Ring bearer bow ties? All over the place. Bridesmaid gift ideas? Thousands. Well, at Emmaline Bride we think the flower girl is not only adorable but an important part of your wedding day. To prove it, we’ve rounded up our favorite flower girl trends she’ll actually like. No itchy dresses, boring baskets, or awkward hair accessories here, folks. We’ve brought forth some incredible handmade wedding finds to inspire your flower girl gift shopping. From tote bags to a comfy sweater, you’ll find it all right here. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Had & Harps for your chance to win a free flower girl dress! How’s that for crossing off another to-do from your list? It’s all inside…
Flower Girl Trends
First, let’s talk about how much we love when the flower girl and ring bearer hang out (+ are having fun — a must!) Mustache props + a ‘time to cut the cake’ pennant? Perfect.
Posted September 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 68 Comments
Hello, loves! If you’re planning a rustic wedding, do not miss today’s post! We’ve showed you amazing rustic wedding decor ideas in the past, but today we’re sharing some fresh new finds from PNZ Designs! Plus, we’ve teamed up with Nicole (owner of PNZ Designs) to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader a free $75 gift certificate towards anything in the shop! Ready to score some freebies? Read on to find out more…
Rustic Wedding Decor Ideas
1. Rustic Ring Box
Instead of a ring pillow, how about a ring box? This box is sweetly adorned with wood hearts that read, ‘With This Ring, I Thee Wed’. Your ring bearer can carry this tiny box instead of a pillow and you can re-use it as a safe place to hold your rings (temporarily).
Posted September 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments
Hi loves! So, over the weekend I had the pleasure of hanging with my awesome Mom and Dad and catching up. One of the things we talked about was how my parents met each other and their engagement. My Dad said that from the moment my Mom put his wedding ring on his finger, he has never taken it off. Ever. Like, not even when he had to have stitches in his hand and he told the doctor, sorry, this ring is staying on. (They had to put tape over it.) Isn’t that the sweetest thing ever? That’s certainly something you don’t hear very often, especially when people take their rings off daily for washing or to use cleaning products. And, as a side note, his ring cost $81 and still looks great thirty-eight years later. That’s amazing. For those of you who do take your ring off (and you’d like a secure place to temporary hold it), we’ve rounded up a few creative ring holders we know you’ll love. These ring holders can be used as a ring bearer ‘pillow’ and as a temporary holding spot at your sink afterward. Plus, you can even win one for free thanks to the lovely Elycia Camille. These make great gifts, too! Enjoy!
8 Creative Ring Holders
1. Ring Holder Flower Dish
First, check out this unique ring holder set inside a dish. I love this one because it not only has a easy place to hold your ring, but it can be custom-stamped with your names, too. By Miss Pottery.
Posted August 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
I love pillows. I was recently oohing and aahing over the bedding department at Bed Bath and Beyond, wondering why all comforter sets don’t come with at least three throw pillows. Bright, poppy pillows – like ceremony ring pillows, for instance – can really set the tone for your wedding decor (and home). Instead of going with a neutral, think outside the box and pick a pillow with pop-factor. To illustrate what I mean, we’re sharing a collection of ceremony ring pillows by Duryea Place Designs in swoon-worthy patterns. These pillows are sure to look great at your ceremony and in your home! Read on to be inspired!
Ceremony Ring Pillows
First, this aqua and orange pillow is my absolute favorite. It features a cheery shade of aqua, and orange button, and a pretty floral pattern with birds.
Posted July 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
I’m a sucker for twists on traditional wedding finds, so when I spotted this flower girl wand at PNZ Designs I couldn’t wait to share it with you. If your ceremony venue doesn’t allow for tossing petals, skip the basket and let her carry a flower girl wand instead. She’ll feel like a princess — and she’ll love the fact she can keep the wand (personalized with her monogram) after the wedding day.
Posted July 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 69 Comments
Are wondering what to include in a wedding program? Have no idea where to start? You’ve come to the right place! We’ll tell you what a wedding program is, tell you whether programs are required, and tell you what to include in a wedding program. You can also enter for a chance to win 100 FREE wedding programs by the lovely Margaux of Harmony Creative Studio. It’s all inside…
Posted July 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
What do these four moments have in common: the father-daughter conversation behind ceremony doors, the walk down the aisle, the first look, and the groom’s expression? Each one has a unique point-of-view from the bride. Wouldn’t it be amazing to capture these moments (and others like it) on video? Now, you can! We spotted this via Mashable, which listed the wedding bouquet camera a ‘Do’ in a list of 18 digital dos and don’ts for weddings. Today we’re showing you more about this hidden wedding bouquet camera, small enough to hide in your bouquet but large enough to capture your wedding’s biggest moments. See the wedding bouquet camera in action and find out three reasons why you want / need / have to have one for your wedding. Enjoy!
Posted June 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 59 Comments
Brides: you’re making a grand entrance at your ceremony, but what about a grand exit? A ceremony exit is an opportunity to engage guests as you walk down the aisle for the first time as a married couple. Traditionally, guests would toss rice at the bride and groom; today, though, rice is on the outs. I’ve heard this is because rice can harm birds when ingested, but Snopes reports that it is a slip-and-fall hazard for guests. To stay on the safe side, skip rice and opt instead for one of these creative ceremony exit ideas. We’ve gathered up nine of our favorite ideas to inspire you today including a few that aren’t tossed (which means couples in all ceremony venues can participate!) PLUS, we’re announcing the next prize in this week’s giveaway lineup! You won’t want to miss it…
Posted June 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
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!) We’re answering one of the most-asked ceremony questions: are wedding programs required? That’s what bride-to-be, Lindsay, wanted to know when she asked us:
“Dear Emmaline, My wedding is in September and I’m still planning my ceremony. Are wedding programs required? Do I really need them? Will guests even notice? 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)…