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How to Make Favor Tags Less Boring

Posted January 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 46 Comments

Wedding favors are one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process. While some may say favors aren’t necessary, I think they’re a totally fun detail that I love to see at weddings. However, they don’t need to be overly pricey or detailed. Keep it sweet, simple, and personalized — and your guests will love ‘em. We’ll talk about our favorite wedding favors for 2014 in a few days (stay tuned!) but today we’re focusing on favor tags. Any wedding favor you dream up, create, or buy will require some sort of personalization to make it your own. A popular (and easy-to-DIY) detail you can add is a tag. It can say thank you to guests, include your name and/or wedding date, and tie in your theme just a bit further. In this post, we’ll share favorite ideas for DIYing your favor tags PLUS one lucky reader will win one of the items below! Read on for the full scoop…

how to make favor tags less boring

classic kraft tag: dress my cupcake

Wedding Favor Tags

Wedding favor tags come in all sorts of sizes and shapes. Recently, I stopped in at a few local craft stores to get a glimpse on what’s popular right now. It seems like kraft favor tags are here to stay — and white tags are always popular for weddings, too. Mix and match different shapes by using scalloped tags or heart shaped tags

Pick a Tag, Any Tag

wedding favor tags scalloped kraft

1 – scalloped kraft tag, 2 – scalloped white tag, 3 – heart kraft tag

I also love round tags, especially for small favors (so they won’t overpower the item).

kraft round favor tags

dress my cupcake

Make ‘em colorful for spring with these

colorful favor tags spring

martha stewart

For more formal soirees, try these notched square favor tags with a silver-y border.

notched square favor tags

martha stewart

Guests can re-use these mini chalkboard tags! Chalkboard is still in… and it continues to be an emerging trend in weddings.

chalkboard favor tags

wrapables

Add Some String

After you’ve picked a tag, you can add embellishment to is. Sometimes a kraft tag will come with standard twine which can be switched out for something more fun. Colorful twine, for instance, is one of my favorite options (especially for whimsical weddings).

colorful bakers twine

pink lemonade (maya road), orange and white twine (hemptique), blue twine (maya road), yellow and white (hemptique)

For a rustic wedding, jute twine (almost rope-like) or hemp string are perfect accents.

jute twine hemp cord

jute twine, hemp bead cord

Or, for a beach wedding, raffia is a natural (and fitting) option.

raffia ribbon

natural raffia, green raffia

Stamp It

Finally, a stamp is the easiest way to personalize your favor tags. Add a stamp to your tag that incorporates your theme (such as an anchor for a nautical wedding, shell stamp for a beach wedding, bird stamp for a bird themed wedding, woodland animal stamp for a woodland wedding… you get the idea). If you choose a larger tag (like this style kraft tag), you can further personalize it with a big stamp that includes your names and the wedding date. Here are a few examples:

thank you wedding favor tags stampedlove birds favor tag

tickled pink paper & ink

It’s that easy!

Now you have favor tags that are completely personalized, hand-picked (and DIYed) by you, and perfect for your upcoming wedding.

Giveaway: Win a Favor Tag Stamp!

Now that you’ve seen some examples, it’s time to enter for a chance to win a FREE wedding favor stamp, personalized for your big day! The stamp is by Tickled Pink Paper + Ink and is a $24.95 value. (No cash value.) Stamp measures 2″ wide by 2 1/4″ deep in your choice of red rubber (mounted on wood with either an old fashioned handle or flat art mount) or a clear polymer stamp (with comes mounted on a clear acrylic block). FREE shipping to U.S. and Canada (hooray!) Enter between 1/24-1/30/14 (11:59pm EST) using the entry form below. One winner will be randomly selected. Winner must respond to email within 72 hours. (Be sure to check your spam bin just in case!) New winner selected if we do not hear from winner within 72 hours. Winner must ‘order’ stamp within 6 months. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Good luck!

Prize

You pick the design!

thank you personalized wedding favor tag

Giveaway

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

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Mason Jar Shot Glasses

Posted December 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hey, mason jar lovers: you thought you’ve seen it all. Until now. Have you seen mason jar shot glasses? These tiny, 2.4oz shot glasses are threaded at the top to look like the real deal. There’s no lid, but then again, you don’t really need one. The front of each glass is appropriately stamped with, simply, “shots”. These mason jar shot glasses make a perfect wedding party gift (I can picture groomsmen toasting the groom with these) or post-celebration with the whole crew. Give them as gifts to your wedding party attendants or buy ‘em in bulk and give them out to guests as a charming barn wedding favor. Check ‘em out up close…

mason jar shot glasses
mason jar shot glass set

Ready to scoop ‘em up? Stop by Urban Trend to buy a set for your wedding or a a gift for the holidays! (P.S. Buy them with FREE two-day shipping so you get them with plenty of time to spare.)

Okay, now I really think we’ve REALLY seen it all in the mason jar world.

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Need more mason-jar inspiration? Check out these nifty posts:

o Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid

o 50 Best (+ Cheap!) Mason Jar Ideas

o DIY Mason Jar Centerpieces

o Top 10 Mason Jar Gifts

o Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

What do you think of these mason jar shot glasses?





17 Unique Wedding Favor Containers

Posted December 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments

Brides: have you thought about your wedding favors yet? Want yours to stand out among others? If your favor needs to be boxed, bagged, or packed with a pretty punch, this is the post for you! We’ve all heard of a wedding favor box, but did you know there are plenty of other creative options? Today we’ve rounded up seventeen unique wedding favor containers to prove it! Whether you need somewhere to store your handmade cookies, your eight thousand personalized m&ms, or want to display a cupcake in a more sophisticated container, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to see what we’ve found… plus, throw your name in the hat for a chance to win a set of twelve (oh-so-adorable) wedding cake slice boxes by our friends at Imeon Design. Enjoy!

wedding favor containers - cake boxes

Wedding Favor Containers

1. Cake Slice Favor Box

First and foremost, how can you not love these cake slice favor boxes? I’ve been obsessed with them since day one. Put candies in these boxes and assemble into a ‘cake’ shape on your table.

favor container ideas - cake boxwedding favor containers cake boxes

imeon design

2. Hexagon Favor Boxes

If you loved our post on origami wedding ideas, you’ll love these hexagon favor boxes. I like the patterns + polka dots on these, too.

wedding favor containers - hexagon box polka dotswedding favor containers - hexagon box

my crazy hands

3. Blossom Favor Boxes

Garden party? These blossom favor boxes make excellent wedding favor containers.

blossom favor boxes - wedding favor containers

arcadia wedding design

4. Burlap Favor Bags

Are you planning a barn wedding? These burlap favor bags fit right in!

wedding favor containers - burlap favor bag

the artsy hippie

5. Pillowbox Favors

A pillowbox favor is a sweet, rounded twist to the traditional square. Pretty personalization makes them perfect.

pillowbox wedding favor containers

invited by lamaworks

6. Cotton Drawstring Favor Bags

These cotton drawstring favor bags are popular wedding favor containers because they’re small, can be customized to suit any theme, and can fit a small candy of your choice. Plus, they’re reusable.

muslin favor bags - wedding favor containers

mother + daughter creations

7. Favor Tins

These favor tins are especially fun because of their colorful patterns + prints.

wedding favor containers - tins

gamiworks

8. Clear Glassine Envelope Bags

These glassine envelope bags are ideal for toss seed (for your ceremony), flower seed (as favors), or, grab a larger version from the shop and use it to wrap fresh baked goods.

clear glassine envelopes - wedding favor containers

mother + daughter creations

9. Kraft Paper Bags

I love these favor bags! They’re personalized, have a rustic flair, and are ideal for wrapped candies.

kraft paper favor bags wedding favor containers personalized

mavora art and design

10. Clear Glass Votives (Perfect for Succulents)

We’ve seen succulents placed in all kinds of wedding favor containers, but a clear glass votive is a new one. I love the addition of rocks to dress them up. The succulents start out small and are to be replanted by guests once they outgrow their container. You can get a complete set here (including the succulents) for stress-free packaging. Love.

wedding favor containers clear glass votives for succulents

jimmz

11. Glass and Cork Containers

These glass containers include a cork topper to set them apart from other traditional glass bottles.

glass and cork favor bottles wedding favor containers

kate aspen

12. Ball Jelly Jar (4 oz.)

Use 4 oz. jelly jars to give homemade jam, honey, or cakes in a jar. This size is perfect: just add a label + ribbon or a tag.

ball jelly canning jar wedding favor containers

jarden

13. Cupcake Bell Jars

I still love these! I have a set of them at home and they’re perfect for displaying petite desserts, like cupcakes, cookies, or macarons.

wedding favor containers diy cupcake bell jars

weddingstar | see how we made these!

14. Luggage Boxes

Going somewhere? These luggage boxes make perfect destination wedding favor containers!

clear luggage box wedding favor containers

weddingstar

15. Glass Mini Liquor Bottles

These bottles can be filled with… liquor. That’s it, and lucky for you these are all pre-packaged and ready-to-go! Perfect for your wedding party.

wedding favor containers mini liquor bottles

liquid courage

16. Kraft Takeout Boxes

I like these because they’re made of kraft brown paper. The fabric or ribbon wrapped around it completes the look.

wedding favor takeout boxes

kawaii goodies

17. Wood Berry Basket

Giving fresh fruit as favors at your spring or summer wedding? Place them in a wood berry basket.

wood berry box wedding favor containers

cute kids foodbox

Wedding Favor Containers: Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a set of 12 wedding cake slice favor boxes by Imeon Design! One lucky reader will receive a set of twelve (fit together to create one cake). Custom colors available. Prize value: $60. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Free shipping to U.S. only. Past giveaway winners (within 30 days) not eligible to win. Each cake slice is cut, pasted and put together by hand. Each flower starts off as a flat piece of paper and is twisted and turned until it comes to full bloom. Winner randomly selected and announced on this blog post; winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email. Winner must ‘order’ prize within 1 year. Good luck!

Prize

wedding favor containers - wedding cake boxes

Entry Form

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

Which of these wedding favor containers is your favorite? What are you giving away as favors? Tell us below!





Party Favor Buttons: Bachelor(ette) + Wedding!

Posted November 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 29 Comments

BRIDES: Do you think outside the box? Are you tired of seeing the same ol’ party or wedding favors? We’ve got you covered! Today we’re sharing some creative (and beautifully-designed) party favor buttons for your wedding, bachelor, or bachelorette party! These buttons are designed by the lovely Ashli of Big Yellow Dog Designs and there’s a little something for everyone. Read on to see what we’ve discovered… oh, and would you like to win one hundred custom buttons for free? ;)

Party Favor Buttons

Party Favor Buttons

Is the bride crazy over chevron wedding details? We’ve found some pinback buttons for the bachelorette party!

Bachelorette Party Favors - Pinback Buttons

The buttons can be simply put, such as “I’m With the Bride”…

Favor Buttons

Or a little more, er, outright, such as “Drunk” or “Hot Mess Express”.

Bachelorette Party Favor Buttons

Grab the whole bachelorette party box filled with party favor buttons, striped straws, pencils, and confetti.

Bachelorette Party Buttons

Ashli didn’t forget about the fellas, too. For the bachelor party, he can plan a beer tasting party complete with this kit. It comes with pinback party favor buttons-turned-bottle openers (genius) and pencils for the official beer tasting scorecards.

Beer Tasting Party Button Openers

And, of course, there’s party favor buttons for your wedding guests, like these ‘LOVE’ personalized buttons.

LOVE Favor ButtonsLOVE Wedding - Favor Buttons

There are ‘Happily Ever After’ pinbacks…

Happily Ever After - Favor Buttons

… and mustache + lips for your guests to wear.

Mustache and Lips Favor Buttons

Party Favor Buttons Giveaway

Want to win free party favor buttons of your very own? We’ve teamed up with Big Yellow Dog Designs to offer one lucky reader 100 2.25″ custom wedding favor buttons! Use the entry form below to enter. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Prize value: $60. Must ‘order’ prize within 6 months; winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours. Enter between 11/19-11/25/13 (11:59pm EST). Winner randomly selected on 11/26, announced on this blog post and contacted via email. No purchase necessary. FREE shipping included to the U.S. (yay!) Good luck!

xo,
-E.





Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects

Posted October 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, loves! Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We’re kicking off the brand new week with DIY wedding ideas using custom stamps. If you love do-it-yourself projects but you need a professional touch, consider adding a custom stamp to your supply list. These custom stamps by Paper Sushi, for example, can help you make save the date cards or wedding favors with ease. Read on to find out more…

Custom Stamps

A wood slice wedding favor attached to a formal card becomes a keepsake save the date magnet for a rustic wedding.

Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects (by Paper Sushi)

Here’s a close-up of the custom stamp:

Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects (by Paper Sushi)

Making a favor in a jar? Don’t forget to attach a custom ‘from the kitchen of’ stamp on a tag.

Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects (by Paper Sushi)

Place candies inside a muslin favor bag, stamped with your initials.

Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects (by Paper Sushi)Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects (by Paper Sushi)

Want to make your own save the date cards? A custom stamp can be made to personalize simple kraft cards with the pertinent information.

Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects (by Paper Sushi)Custom Stamps for DIY Wedding Projects (by Paper Sushi)

Using custom stamps for your DIY projects is easy and the possibilities are endless! Check out Paper Sushi to see any of the stamps you see here + more in the shop.

Paper Sushi is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride.

There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned. :)

Happy Planning!


-E.

Tell us: are you using custom stamps in your wedding decor?

P.S. Enter for a chance to win in our current giveaways going on now!





7 Edible Wedding Favors for Fall

Posted September 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Good morning, lovelies! Well, I knew this would happen, but yesterday’s fall ceremony ideas really got me in the fall spirit. We’re continuing the leaf-crunching, sweater-weather-loving, pumpkin-spice-sipping celebration this morning with a smattering of delectable fall wedding favor ideas. My favorite wedding favors are edible, since you can be assured they’ll be enjoyed (and you won’t have a hundred left over). All of the hand-picked fall wedding favor ideas are downright delicious looking, so you’ve been warned in advance. I think I need a dozen of each. First up? Pumpkin pie inside a delectable french macarons. Get OUT.

Fall Wedding Favor Ideas

1. Pumpkin Pie French Macarons

The taste of a macaron and the deliciousness that is pumpkin pie, all rolled into one!

fall wedding favor ideas (pumpkin pie macaron by le bonbon la)

by Le BonBon

2. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels

Oh, hey there dark chocolate salted caramels. You’re doing it right.

fall wedding favor ideas - chocolate salted caramels (by la petite occasion)

by la petite occasion

3. Acorn Cake Pops (+ Pumpkins, Too!)

These cake pops are too cute to pass up. Acorns? Pumpkins? This shop even has red apples. Love, love, love.

fall wedding favor ideas - acorn cake pops (by sweet whimsy shop)fall wedding favor ideas - pumpkin cake pops (by sweet whimsy shop)

by sweet whimsy shop

4. S’mores Kit to Go

S’mores are always a home run. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love a s’more (or at least sneaking bars of chocolate every so often).

fall wedding favor ideas - s'mores kit to go (by fete setter)

by fete setter

5. Hot Apple Cider Favors

I bought hot apple cider for my Keurig last fall and it’s been a dream. It was also the first time I have ever had hot apple cider, since I’ve always believed cold cider was the only good cider there was. Wrong, again. These favors look delicious and I’m sure the guests who take these home will drink ‘em right up.

fall wedding favor ideas - hot apple cider favors (by little things favors)

by little things favors

6. Maple Leaf Cookies

Maple leaf cookies in a cute favor bag! My suggestion? Order a few ‘extras’, you know, just to taste test… ;)

fall wedding favor ideas - maple leaf cookie favors (by lmk gifts)

by lmk gifts

7. Mini Donut Bites

Uh, I’ll take eight dozen!

fall wedding favor ideas - mini donut bites #pumpkins (by green mountain mini baked)

by green mountain mini baked

There’s more wedding inspiration coming your way later today! Stay tuned!

Happy Planning!


-E.

Which of these fall wedding favor ideas do you like most?





50 Most Creative Bridal Shower Favors

Posted June 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!

Bridal Shower Favors

1. Custom Lip Balm

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: bridal shower lip balm favor (by gcd spa)

by gcd spa

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: bridal shower lip balm favors (by gcd spa)

by gcd spa

2. Measuring Spoons

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: measuring spoons bridal shower favors

by kate aspen

3. Macron Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: macaron bridal shower favors (by le bonbon)

by le bonbon la

4. Wedding Dress Cookies

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: wedding dress cookies (by the wedding cookie shoppe)

by the wedding cookie shoppe

5. Wildflower Seed Packets

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: love blooms wildflower seed packets bridal shower favors (by fairyland bazaar)

by fairyland bazaar

6. Wrapped Soap Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wrapped soap favors (by swamp angel soap)

by swamp angel soap

7. Candy Favor Bags

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: candy favor bags (by mavora art and design)

by mavora art and design

8. Soy Candles

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: soy candle favors (by lulu sugar)

by lulu sugar

9. Soap Favors in Muslin Bags

50 Best Bridal Shower Favors: soap favors bridal shower muslin favor bags (by psj boutique)

by psj boutique

10. Sweet Tea Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sweet tea bridal shower favors (by the treasury paper and gift)

by the treasury paper and gift

11. Cupcake Mix in a Box

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cupcake mix (by cupcake mix favors)

by cupcake mix favors

12. Swish Coffee Cup + Beans Favor

diy coffee cup favors

we made these! see the DIY here

13. Wedding Cake Flavored Rim Sugar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wedding cake flavored rim sugar (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

14. Wine Glass Charm Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower wine glass charm favors (by convertible girl shop)

by convertible girl shop

15. Organic Dark Chocolate Almond Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: organic dark chocolate covered almonds (by apropos roasters)

by apropos roasters

16. Heart Shaped Ring Dish Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: heart ring dish favors (by darrielle's clay art)

by darrielle’s clay art

17. Cocktail Drink Sugar Cube Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cocktail drink sugar cube bridal shower favors (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

18. Bridal Shower Cake Pops

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower cake pops (by kylie's cake pops)

by kylie’s cake pops

19. Bride and Groom Pretzel Rod Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: bridal shower pretzel rod favors (by plaine old jane)

by plain olde jane

20. Lavender Sachet Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: little dress sachets (by lil oak tree)

by lil oak tree

21. Heart Magnet Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: heart magnet bridal shower favors (by handy happy hearts)

by handy happy hearts

22. Fabric Favor Wrap

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: favor sachets (by decor by wildflower)

by decor by wildflower

23. Plantable Seed Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: plantable seed favors (by recycled ideas)

by recycled ideas

24. Honey in a Jar Bridal Shower Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: honey bridal shower favors (by holy honey)

by holy honey

25. Candy Stick Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: candy stick bridal shower favors (by hello sugar)

by hello, sugar

26. Caramel Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: here comes the bride caramel favors (by the caramel jar)

by the caramel jar

27. Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate covered espresso bean favors (by apropos roasters)

by apropos roasters

28. Candy Buttons

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: candy buttons favors (by andie's specialty sweets)

by andie’s specialty sweets

29. Whisk Bridal Shower Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: whisk bridal shower favor

by kate aspen

30. Cotton Candy Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cotton candy bridal shower favors

by sweetopia cotton candy

31. Love Bird Wine Bottle Stopper

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: love bird wine bottle stopper favor

by weddingstar

32. Succulent Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: succulent bridal shower favors

by jiimz

33. Daisy Seed Packets

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: daisy seed packets bridal shower (by white tulip boutique)

by white tulip boutique

34. S’mores in a Jar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: smores in a jar (by tookies)

by tookies

35. Nail Polish Favor Tags

Just add these tags to a favorite polish… like this!

nail polish favors favor tags (by print smitten)

tags by print smitten

36. Margarita Salt Favor in a Tin

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: margarita salt favor (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

37. Pocket Mirror Bridal Shower Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: pocket mirror bridal shower favors (by gami works)

by gamiworks

38. Sugar Scrub Favor

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sugar scrub bridal shower favor (by lulu sugar)

by lulu sugar

39. Flavored Lollipop Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: flavored lollipop favors (by this charming candy)

by this charming candy

40. Air Plant Favors

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: sea urchin air plant favors (by air plant shop)

by air plant shop

41. Cinnamon Honey Favors

cinnamon honey favors

by honey tea thyme

42. Mini Planter Pots

Just add air plants or succulents!

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: mini planter pots (by redstone works)

by redwood stoneworks

43. Flavored Sugar Bottles

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: flavored sugar bottles (by trio3)

by trio3

44. Chocolate Marshmallows

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate marshmallows (by whimsy and spice)

by whimsy and spice

45. Hot Apple Cider Favor Bag

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: hot apple cider favor bag (by favor bag lady)

by favor bag lady

46. Chocolate Favor Bars

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: chocolate favor bars (by cocoa and honey)

by cocoa and honey

47. Cake Batter Body Butter

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: body butter (by bungalow bath and body)

by bungalow bath and body

48. Cinnamon Bun Flavored Cake in a Jar

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: cake in a jar (by tookies)

by tookies

49. Wish Bracelet

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: wish bracelet (by made by dina)

by made by dina

50. Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning

50 Best Bridal Shower Favor Ideas: gourmet popcorn seasoning (by dell cove spices)

by dell cove spices

Happy Planning!


-E.

Tell us: which of these bridal shower favors is your favorite? Please share your comment below!





The 5 Laws for Wedding Favor Boxes

Posted May 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: did you know that not all wedding favor boxes are created equal? And that every year thousands of wedding favor boxes go unclaimed because guests miss them or forget to take them home? Shockingly true. But, fear not: we’re here to help! Today we’re bringing you the five laws for wedding favor boxes to ensure your simple – yet elegant! – wedding favor boxes are not only perfectly coordinated but enjoyed (and taken home) by your guests. Read on to find out these five laws, get inspired with colorful wedding favor boxes by the lovely Sosia To Go, and find out some ideas for favor “fillers” that are anything but boring…

wedding favor boxes - black box with blue ribbon (by sosia to go)

Wedding Favor Boxes: The 5 Laws

1. Coordinate with your decor.

Make sure your wedding favors coordinate with your color palette. If you’re tying in a very specific color, order a sample first just in case.

wedding favor boxes - khaki with hot pink ribbon (by sosia to go)

2. Include non-boring fillers!

The best part of wedding favor boxes? What’s inside! If you want guests to take them home, include a delightful filler. And, don’t be afraid to think a little outside the box – skip the traditional wrapped mint route and opt for something fun like colorful jelly beans, fun-sized candy bars, tea, seed packets, BBQ rubs, spice rubs, soaps, tealight candles, trail mix (perfect for a camp themed wedding), or a homemade treat (like a wrapped cookie or chocolate covered pretzels). Just remember to go sans chocolate for summer weddings. Talk about a hot mess.

wedding favor boxes - lime green box with white ribbon (by sosia to go)

3. Obey the ‘Goldilocks’ Rule.

Make sure your wedding favor boxes correspond well with your filler – make sure it’s not too big and not too small; just right. If the box is too small, your favors will overflow; too big and your filler will look teeny-tiny. A good rule of thumb: make sure it’s bigger than 1.5″ x 1.5″ but smaller than 3″ x 3″.

4. Make sure they’re sturdy.

Your wedding favor boxes should be sturdy enough to hold whats inside or they’ll fall apart (or bow in the center). Buy a high-quality box made of heavy paper, tie a tight (but still able to be opened) bow with your ribbon, and you’re in the clear.

wedding favor boxes - navy blue with pink ribbon (by sosia to go)

5. Place the favor boxes where guests can see them.

I know, this one sounds so obvious, but it happens ALL the time: favor boxes are placed in an obscure location at the wedding and guests forget to take them home. Nothing is worse than money spent on favors that never get used. If you wish to display your wedding favor boxes in a central area stacked atop one another, be sure to include a sign to instruct guests to ‘Please take one’. Your best bet: place the favors directly at each guest’s seat so they can’t miss ‘em. (If you do have left-over wedding favors, donate them to a hospital or nursing home. Don’t let your favors go to waste!)

wedding favor boxes - pink with black ribbon (by sosia to go)wedding favor boxes - white box with orange ribbon (by sosia to go)

We hope you enjoyed today’s post on wedding favor boxes! What’s your favorite color combo? I’m loving the navy blue with pink bow. That color palette is one of my favorites! To find out more about the custom favor box kits you saw in this post, check out Sosia To Go. As the name suggests, they specialize in “to-go” favors and are happy to help you customize the perfect boxes for your wedding.

Sosia To Go is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, your source for the best handmade artisans and handmade wedding items on the planet.

Happy Planning!


-E.





5 DIY Wedding Favors You Can Make in an Evening

Posted May 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Brides: if you’re looking for easy DIY (do-it-yourself) wedding favors you can tackle in an evening, you’re in for a treat today! We’ve teamed up with the folks over at Weddingstar to feature five hand-picked DIY wedding favors, all of which are fun and easy-to-do. To pick a wedding favor guests will love (and remember), make sure it a) is functional, and b) coordinates with your wedding theme. We spent plenty of time browsing Weddingstar and we were impressed by the quality of these wedding DIY supplies and how easy it was to incorporate any wedding theme. Plus, you can add your own custom touches with initial stickers, twine, personalized tags, and more. We are SO excited to share what we’ve created for you today: read on to see five easy DIY wedding favors we know you’ll love! (P.S. Which one is your favorite?)

5 Easy DIY Wedding Favors

Weddingstar (who celebrates their 30th anniversary this year) offers many fun, unique DIY wedding favor ideas. Instead of catering to one theme or skill level, there’s a little something for everyone (from novice to amateur DIY crafter). We tried our hand at a few of our favorite DIY wedding favors from their site; see what we’ve created below!

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DIY Wedding Favors: #1

DIY Cupcake Bell Jar Favors

If you love cupcakes, you’ll really love this wedding favor idea! We created DIY miniature cupcake favors for guests housed under these charming little glass bell jars. A personalized tag sweeps across the front of the jar and adheres in the back. This DIY is perfect for a wedding favor or bridal shower favor. We used miniature cup cakes because we felt they looked best under the bell jars, as well as won’t upstage your wedding cake. We also piped frosting on the top to look like roses.

You’ll need…

Supplies

Bell Jars with Fluted Base
Personalized Crest Paper Wrap Ribbons / Tags
– Miniature Cupcakes (make your own – cheaper + FREE samples!)
– Betty Crocker Icing Can (Pink) with Decorating Tips (at your local grocery store)

Steps

1. First, bake your cupcakes and allow to cool. Use an ice cream scoop to place the cupcakes into the liners (it works great!) Pipe them with icing to create a ‘rose’ like effect. It’s easy: just start at the center and work your way around in a circular pattern using the decorating tip on the icing.

How to Pipe Roses on Cupcakes with Frosting (via EmmalineBride.com)

2. Keep cupcakes in the refrigerator until you’re ready to display them. This will keep frosting from melting.

3. Wrap your ribbon tags around the bell jar and adhere with clear sticker dots (they are included with the ribbons free of charge). Place cupcake on fluted base and place bell jar on top.

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DIY Wedding Favors: #2

DIY Skeleton Key Bottle Opener

This DIY is perfect for a vintage wedding! Not only is it charming but it’s functional, too!

5 Easy DIY Wedding Favors: Skeleton Key Bottle Opener Favor (via Emmaline Bride)

You’ll need…

Supplies

Skeleton key bottle opener
3/8″ Grosgrain ribbon (we used lavender)
Rectangle tags
Heart hole punch

Steps

1. Punch a hole at one end of your tag.

2. Cut an 8″ piece of ribbon; fold in half.

3. Place key on folded ribbon, loop through the hole of the tag (reverse side up), pull the ribbon ends through the loop, and pull to create a knot.

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DIY Wedding Favors: #3

DIY Cherry Pies in a Box

These miniature pie box favors are perfect for a rustic, homespun wedding (and one of the cutest ideas we’ve seen yet!) And, they’re extremely easy to assemble.

5 Easy DIY Wedding Favors: DIY Cherry Pies in a Box via EmmalineBride.com

You’ll need…

Supplies

– Miniature pies (buy ‘em or save money + bake them with this)
“Sweetie Pies” Mini Pie Packaging Kit (includes everything you need to make 20 individual pie box favors: pie boxes, wax liners, pre-cut bakers twine, and gift tags
– Hole punch (like this)

Steps

1. Once you’ve baked your pies – and allowed them to cool – assemble a pie box. Simply fold on the lines to form your box, remove the adhesive stickers to attach box sides, and press firmly.

2. Fold your wax liner in half and place lengthwise across the newly formed box. Place a pie on the liner and close the box.

3. Use a hole punch to make a hole on one end of the tag. Tie bakers twine to the tag and use the ends to wrap around the box. We recommend tying a secure knot and bow with the twine to ensure the box stays closed.

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DIY Wedding Favors: #4

DIY Coffee Cup Favors

If you love coffee (or you’re planning a coffee themed wedding), this is a perfect wedding favor for you! These small espresso-like cups and saucers are cute on their own; add oomph with decorative muslin bags, custom stickers, and whole bean coffee. YUM!

DIY Wedding Favors - Coffee Cup Wedding Favors by EmmalineBride.com

You’ll need…

Supplies

“Swish” Cup and Saucer Sets
– Whole Bean Coffee (buy in bulk)
– 3×4″ Muslin Favor Bags
Retro Pop Small Stickers (we chose Soda Pop Orange)

Steps

1. Place sticker on favor bag.

2. Fill with coffee beans.

3. Tie bag with drawstring; display with cup and saucer set.

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DIY Wedding Favors: #5

DIY Personalized Tin Favors

Give guests candy, tea, or coffee beans in an adorable tin for a super-simple DIY you can do in an evening. All you need to do is pick your favorite filler. We used tea, coffee, and candy as three examples.

You’ll need…

Supplies

Round favor tins with clear top lids
Retro Pop Small Stickers (shown in Soda Pop Orange)
– Filler of your choice

Steps

1. Place sticker on tin lid.

2. Fill tin with filler of your choice (think tea, coffee, candy, or mints).

3. Close lid securely.

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We hope you enjoyed these DIY wedding favors today! Be sure to check out Weddingstar for these products – and more! – for your big day.

This is a sponsored post by Weddingstar. The projects were selected and photographed by Emmaline Bride. Some supplies link to our Amazon affiliate account for shopping convenience; however, feel free to shop wherever you wish.

Happy Planning!


-E.

P.S. Which one is your favorite?

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Cake Slice Boxes for Favors

Posted April 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Hello, hello! Happy Friday! Have you thought about how you’ll present your bridal shower or wedding favors yet? Look no further! We found these delightful cake slice boxes – handmade by the lovely Imeon Design – and we think you’re going to love them just as much as we do. These cake slice boxes are handmade, crafted from high quality paper, and feature paper flowers of “icing” to tie into your color palette. This cake box is designed to hold wedding or bridal shower favors (such as ridiculously delicious candies) and makes a lasting keepsake box for guests. Read on to see some of our hand-picked favorites…

Cake Slice Boxes (by Imeon Design via EmmalineBride.com)

Cake Slice Boxes

Each of the cake slice boxes is custom-made, features “icing” paper flowers, and measures 3.75 x 1.75 x2″. You can also use these cake slice boxes as charming centerpieces. Simply place boxes together to create a ‘whole cake’ (measures 8″ round) on top of a cake stand in the center of a table. Or, use individually as favor boxes at each guest’s place setting. The flowers, made from paper, are customized in your wedding colors for a cohesive look. These delightful favor boxes are perfect for both weddings and bridal showers.

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To see more of these cake slice boxes, order yours, or to view more from this amazing artisan, visit Imeon Design, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

Happy Planning!


-E.

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Kraft Paper Favor Bags

Posted April 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Move over boring boxes or bags: there’s a new favor bag in town! We love the new collection of kraft paper favor bags by Mavora Art & Design, ideal for storing old-fashioned candy, home-baked cookies, or as treat bags for your candy buffet. Read on to find out more about these charming kraft paper favor bags after the jump!

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Kraft Paper Favor Bags

These unique kraft paper favor bags measure 5×7 inches in size, are made of brown kraft paper, feature a flat bag style, and offer a decorative scalloped edge on the top. You can select from various fonts and colors to suit your style, as well as custom text. Some of our favorites include, “Oh What A Wonderful Day”, “Oh Happy Day”, “Eat, Drink & Be Married”, and “We Do”.

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The bags do not include baker’s twine or natural twine tied as bows, but Mavora Art & Design shows you how to tie them so your ordered bags can look just as lovely as theirs.

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To find out about pricing, font options, colors, and to order yours, visit Mavora Art & Design and tell them Emmaline Bride sent you!

Mavora Art & Design is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace.

Happy Planning!


-E.

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