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Ask Emmaline: “What to Put in Bridesmaid Bags?”
(+ Giveaway #15)

Posted August 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 11 Comments

Holy smokes, you guys: you’ve been blowing up our Ask Emmaline inbox! Your wedding questions are awesome, our readers are the best on the planet, and we can’t wait to answer them all. Bride-to-be, Nicky, asks us, “I just bought cosmetic pouches for my bridesmaids, but I have no idea what to put in them. Do you give them as-is or are you supposed to put other gifts inside? Help!” Fantastic question, and an easy one at that! For starters, no, you don’t have to fill bridesmaid bags with any extra gifts, unless you want to (and your budget allows). If you do decide to add gifts, we’ve rounded up ten fun ideas for what to put in bridesmaid bags below. PLUS, we’ve teamed up with Almquist Design Studio to give away a set of bridesmaid bags to one lucky reader. Now you’ll have ideas for what to put in bridesmaid bags (and a set of cute handmade bags to give!) Enjoy!

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5 Best Monthly Boxes to Try Right Now

Posted August 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments

Have you jumped onto the subscription boxes / monthly boxes bandwagon yet? Want to try the best monthly boxes out there? Get ready to start because we’re bringing them to you! We’ve taken it upon ourselves to test, try, and wait patiently for an entire slew of monthly boxes to tell you which ones truly rock. Which ones are the best. Which ones give you the most bang for your buck. And, today, we present our findings! We’ve selected five of the best monthly boxes spanning across five categories for women including clothing, nails, wedding, makeup, and jewelry. Any of these would make an awesome gift for the you, the bride (or your bridesmaids)! So… which ones lived up to our standards? Find out below… and then tell us: which of these are you eager to try?

Best Monthly Boxes to Try

For Clothing

1. StitchFix

Ah… of all of the monthly boxes I’ve ever tried, this is my ultimate favorite. I’ve tried StitchFix myself a few times, probably more times than I’d like to admit! (It’s addicting.) Here’s how it works: you complete a quick style profile and schedule a “fix”, the date when a giant, totally-gorgeous box of hand-picked, styled-for-you clothing arrives on your doorstep. Hand-picked. By a stylist who knows what they’re doing (most of the time). Try ‘em on and keep the ones you want… return the ones you don’t want in the pre-paid shipping envelope. It’s so. so. so. easy. If you hate trying on clothes at stores, this is the ultimate fix.

P.S. Dudes: there’s now (finally!) a men’s clothing service, similar to Stitch Fix. It’s called Trunk Club.

5 Best Monthly Boxes to Try Right Now

Love You to Infinity Gift Ideas

Posted August 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Who knew the infinity symbol could be so chic? We’ve been seeing a trend in infinity gift ideas lately and wanted to share some of our favorites. Read on to see which gift ideas made our list…

Infinity Gift Ideas

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12 Manly, Totally Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas
(+ a Giveaway!)

Posted July 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 17 Comments

So you want to give your groomsmen an awesome gift (especially since the bridesmaids are already getting one) but you’re stuck. What do you get? What do men want, need, or use? How can you say thanks, bro, without being overly sentimental or, let’s be honest, totally lame? Let us take care of the groomsmen gifts for you! We’ve rounded up twelve manly + totally unique groomsmen gifts you may not have seen, thought of, or even considered yet. After all, there are so many amazing handmade + creative + unique wedding ideas out there and no time to find them all… that’s what we do, bring them right to you! To make this post 10x more awesome, we’ve teamed up with the people of Dirty Deeds Soap to give away a groomsmen gift (or groom’s gift) to one lucky EB reader. What is it? Read on to find out…

Unique Groomsmen Gifts

1. Aftershave in a Flask

There are few things manlier than aftershave. Plus, it’s in a flask for the win.

aftershave in a flask via 12 Manly, Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

12 Monogrammed Bridesmaid Gifts They’ll Actually Love

Posted July 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hi, loves! Emma here. I love monogrammed bridesmaid gifts: they’re personal and custom-made just for your recipient. Plus, since it has her initial on it, she’ll wear it / carry it / treasure it forever. We’ve hand-picked twelve of our favorite monogrammed things to share with you today. Which of these is your favorite? I’ve got my eye on the cosmetic pouch below in yellow… and that chic pearl bracelet!

Monogrammed Bridesmaid Gifts

1. Monogrammed Cosmetic Pouch

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21 Most Amazing Tea Towels for Wedding Showers

Posted June 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

Tea towels for wedding showers. I know, quite specific, no? Let me explain. It all started when I spotted these tea towels over at Ruff House Art. You see, I have a thing for chevron print and, well, Jill + Brian’s design was pretty amazing. Not only do I love pretty prints, but I love tea towels. (I got it from my mother, who loves them as much as I.) Right around the same time, I heard from our pal Sara of Sara C Accessories who has been whipping up tea towels in her design kitchen, so I thought… okay, this is a thing. And while we don’t normally talk about finds for the home (we have that + more coming up soon on Emmaline Baby & Home, which is going to be awesome), but tea towels make amazing wedding shower gifts. If you do decide to give tea towels for wedding shower gifts, you should turn them into a tea towel cake — you can get the directions here. And, you should pick tea towels that really resonate with the recipient (it doesn’t have to be wedding related). To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the most amazing tea towels that have cute, clever, sweet, or downright hilarious designs. So, grab a cup of coffee (make mine a double!) and get ready as we dive right in… Oh, and you have to admit, a pretty tea towel really does spruce up the place. Enjoy!

Tea Towels for Wedding Showers

First, here’s that chevron print I was talking about. Cute, right? I also love #2, #4 is great for a wedding present, the one about ordering pizza for dinner is fantastic, and #21 because it’s hilarious.

1. Chevron

chevron tea towel - tea towels for wedding showers

Wedding Day Gifts for Mom (+ Giveaway!)

Posted June 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 39 Comments

Brides: has your mom been with you every step of planning your wedding? Do you want to give her a gift that she’ll love and cherish forever? We’ve teamed up with Things Remembered to show you a few hand-picked wedding day gifts for Mom as a token of your appreciation. Read on to see what we’ve discovered… and find out how you can get a free personalized gift!

Wedding Day Gifts for Mom

Waterford Lismore Essence 5×7 frame – $160 This frame is a beautiful compliment to any room. Engrave a message of love and thanks to your mother to create an emotional gift she’ll never forget.

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Subscription Box for Brides — The Bride Box

Posted June 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hi, loves! Happy Wednesday! Remember when we talked about the best subscription boxes you could get? Today we’re highlighting one of them: The Bride Box. This is the premier subscription box for brides and we’re so excited to share what we received in last month’s special anniversary box! Read on to see + score a special $5 off a subscription box delivery of your own!

Subscription Box for Brides -- The Bride Box

Beard Oil + Rugged Salt Scrubs for Burly Groomsmen

Posted June 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Brawny beard oil. Rugged salt scrub. Hardy soap. These are three gift ideas you may not have considered for your groomsmen… until today, that is. We are proud to introduce Hart + Hawthorn, the newest Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride in The Marketplace. While other couples are buying store-bought groomsmen gifts, we know better: our readers crave awesome. Unique. Handmade. Made with care. Our readers crave originality. And, that’s why we’re so excited to share the collection of rugged soaps, beard oil + other curiosities by Patrick and Yu over at H+H. Check out our favorite finds below…

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16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts (+ Giveaway!)

Posted June 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 50 Comments

Hi, loves! Did you have a nice weekend? We sure did! We’re kicking off a brand new week of wedding inspo with a round-up of wedding date gifts. A wedding date is special and unique to each couple; why not celebrate with a personalized gift? Whether you’re a friend or relative of a couple getting married (and looking for non-registry wedding gifts) or you’re getting married and want a keepsake gift of your own, you’ll find it all right here. We’ve gathered sixteen wedding date gifts that we know you’ll love… PLUS, to make this post even sweeter, we’re giving away one of these fantastic finds by the always-inspiring Ava Hope Designs! Read on to find out…

16 Unique Wedding Date Gifts via Emmaline Bride http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/wedding-date-gifts/

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