Posted November 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
Subscription boxes are all the buzz right now, but the concept of a subscription box isn’t new. (I mean, we all remember the old Jelly of the Month club quote from Christmas Vacation, right?) Well, it’s not just for jelly anymore. I’ve seen subscription boxes for beauty, makeup, fitness, wedding, food, drink… even subscription boxes for your pet. A subscription box is a gift that keeps giving, whether sent for the holidays, to your wedding party as a thank you gift, or to yourself for a little surprise at your doorstep. To help you navigate between the boxes available, we’ve combed through our favorites to bring you a little bit of everything. I haven’t personally tried all of these myself, but I do find each of them to be a good value and gift idea. So, grab a (ginormous) cup of coffee and read on to explore some of the best subscription boxes out there. And, if you’re a bride-to-be, pay special attention to one of the subscription boxes below… there’s one specially designed for you up for grabs! Enjoy!
Posted October 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 85 Comments
Hello, loves! Are you still looking for the perfect wedding bands? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with the always-inspiring Valerie of LilyEmme Jewelry to offer one lucky reader a $100 gift certificate towards wedding bands in her shop. At Emmaline Bride, you know we’re crazy about handmade… Valerie creates each of these handcrafted jewelry pieces from scratch using her own two hands and recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. (We love that!) Ready to get started? Read on to see some of our favorite pieces and enter for a chance to win!
Posted October 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 49 Comments
Hello! Today we’re talking about groomsmen gift ideas. It’s customary for the bride and groom to give a gift to bridesmaids and groomsmen as a token of their appreciation. If you’re wondering what to give as a gift to your groomsmen, we’re here to help! Read on to see fifteen awesome groomsmen gift ideas we think they’ll love… plus, a special giveaway featuring one of the items below!
Groomsmen Gift Ideas
1. Caricature Groomsmen Glassware
Posted September 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
QUESTION. What do you get for your cheerful sidekicks – aka your bridesmaids – as a token of appreciation? A beautiful gift, of course! Jewelry is one of the most popular bridesmaid gift ideas because it can be worn for years to come. To inspire your rustic wedding, we’ve rounded up five of our favorites from Kristin Coffin Jewelry. These pieces are nature-inspired and include just the right amount of glam to be rustically elegant. Plus, unlike other bridesmaid gifts, these are ideal for everyday wear. Read on to find out which five made the list…
Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry
1. Diamond Pebble Pendant
Posted September 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 28 Comments
Ooh, so many questions to kick off this Friday morning! What is a tie bar? Why does he need one? If your groom doesn’t already have a tie bar — also known as a tie clip — now is the time to surprise him with one. He might not know it yet, but a tie bar will seriously change his (formal) life. Read on to find out what a tie bar is, why he needs one, and throw your hat in the ring for a chance to win a free personalized tie bar from our friend Annie of Spiffing Jewelry! This Friday is off to a great start…
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 September 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Looking for wedding jewelry for mom? You’re not alone! Last week, we received this ‘Ask Emmaline’ inquiry from bride-to-be, Lindsey. She asks, “Dear Emmaline, My mom has been helping me with everything for my wedding from start to finish. I’d like to get her something to say thank you, and I know she loves jewelry. Do you have any ideas? Thanks in advance!” Great question, Lindsey! To inspire your gift-giving search, we’ve rounded up ten handmade wedding jewelry picks for mom. Which jewelry pieces made the list? Read on to find out…
Wedding Jewelry for Mom
1. Mother of the Bride Necklace
This mother of the bride necklace gives you the opportunity to further customize it with favorite photos.
Posted August 27, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 30 Comments
Are you looking for amazing wedding gift ideas for a friend? Want to think outside the registry? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up twenty-six handmade wedding gift ideas – from A to Z! – to inspire your gift-giving needs. If you need a wedding gift for newlyweds, want to buy a gift for yourself, or need a housewarming gift for a friend, you’ll love this list. All twenty-six lovely finds are handmade! And, you know how we feel about handmade: handmade makes a more personal and meaningful gift for the recipient. Read on to see which wedding gift ideas made the list! PLUS, enter for a chance to win a wedding gift from this list for yourself! Enjoy!
p.s. isn’t this cute? it’s by lovebirds.
Posted July 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! Last week we talked about how to plan an engagement party and we’re following it up engagement gift ideas. While an engagement gift is not required, friends and family sometimes want to give a gift in excitement for your upcoming day. To assist with gifting inspiration, we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite engagement gift ideas. Read on to see which items made the cut… and enjoy! (P.S. All ten gift ideas are handmade or offer a hand-crafted twist!)
Top 10 Engagement Gift Ideas
1. “Firsts” Wine Bottle Labels
Celebrate your ‘firsts’ with these custom wine bottle labels. There’s a wine label for your wedding day, first Christmas, first anniversary, first baby, and first dinner party. (There’s even one for first fight, which makes me chuckle. I think that just means you’ll make up sooner so you can laugh it off and drink your wine). :)
Posted July 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 63 Comments
Brides: looking for a bridesmaid gift your girls will carry, keep, and treasure for years to come? We’ve found it! Introducing personalized bridesmaid bags, a unique collection of handmade clutches by Mama Bleu Designs. Each bag is personalized for your bridesmaid with hand-scripted embroidery on the front. Read on to see these bags and enter to win one for your MOH, bridesmaid, mom, or yourself!
Posted May 21, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! Holy cow, yesterday’s ‘Ask Emmaline’ wedding question sure brought in a new batch of wedding advice questions! And, to be honest, we’re totally loving it. (We love to hear from you!) One wedding question really peaked our interest, so here goes! Laura writes, “Dear Emmaline, I want to buy bridesmaid robes as a gift, but I can’t find anything cute they’ll actually want to wear again. Any suggestions?” Great question, Laura! I especially like the point about a bridesmaid robe they’ll actually wear again because, really, if they don’t, what’s the point? A bridesmaid robe is a great gift for three essential reasons… read on to see why we love ‘em and find out one place to buy bridesmaid robes after the jump!