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Tassel Garland for Weddings (+ Giveaway!)

Wondering where to buy tassel garland for weddings & showers? We’ve found it! We’re also giving away tassel garland to one lucky winner! Subscribe for the latest!

Tassel Garland for Weddings | by EllenorShop |

When deciding on decorations for your wedding reception, punches of color in unexpected places can really tie your color palette together. For instance, around your cake table, draped in front of your head table, or displayed behind your card table are three places where couples frequently forget to decorate. One of the easiest ways to add a punch of color or personalization is with garland; and if you want to really make it pop, use colorful tassel garland in your wedding colors! We love using tassel garland for weddings, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties. Tassel garland is an easy way to decorate a small space with big impact. I also love to use tassel garland as a chair decoration for the bride at her bridal shower. You can find delightfully designed tassel garland for weddings at Ellenor Shop and we’re sharing our faves with you today! Loralie, designer and owner, is giving away a free tassel garland (or fringe garland — winner’s choice!) in any color combination! Read on to find out more…

Emma’s Top 10 Picks: Shutterfly Save the Date Cards

Wondering if Shutterfly save the date cards are worth it? Today I’m sharing ten of my favorite picks along with the review of the quality, process, and affordability. Subscribe for the latest to your inbox!

Shutterfly Save the Date Cards |

Fabulous Date Save the Date

You’ve set the date… now it’s time to save the date! Emma here and today I’m talking about Shutterfly – specifically their collection of save the date cards. Since the day you got engaged, you may have seen special offers for Shutterfly, advertisements, flyers, or perhaps you were referred to Shutterfly from a friend. But are Shutterfly save the date cards any good? Are they easy to customize? Do they look as great in person as they do online? I’ll cover all of that today in this special Shutterfly save the date review. Enjoy!

How to Secure Wedding Card Box? – Ask Emmaline

Wondering how to secure wedding card box at your reception? We’ll tell you! Be sure to subscribe for the latest to your inbox.

How to Secure Wedding Card Box at your Reception |

by sincerely sunshine co.

Hi, loves! We have a new Ask Emmaline question today from bride-to-be Ashleigh. We were just talking with one of our wedding clients this week about this very same question, so it couldn’t have come at a better time. Ashleigh writes,

Hi Emmaline! I was looking for a wedding card box at the store with a lock, but they didn’t sell any. I looked online and saw dozens but they will take too long to arrive for my December wedding. Do you have any suggestions on how to secure the card box at my wedding? I’m scared of someone taking the cards and money or stealing the card box altogether. I don’t want to be paranoid about it all evening. Any tips?

That’s a good question, Ashleigh! Most brides don’t think about this problem, yet it presents itself at every single wedding. I’m not suggesting your friends and family or wedding vendors will necessarily steal from you; however, you can’t always be certain and if there are other weddings happening at the same time, someone could walk by the door and grab the box and run. It’s horrible to think about, but you wouldn’t want all of your cards or gifts to go missing. There are some really easy ways to secure the card box and we’ll share those with you today! Read on for more…

These Bridal Shower Printables are Fun for Guests
(+ Giveaway!)

Bridal shower printables, games, bridal shower decorations, and more are in today’s post! Plus a fun giveaway! Subscribe for the latest to your inbox.

Bridal shower printables by Inklings Paperie

by inklings paperie

Bridal shower printables are the easiest way to pull together a cohesive (and fun!) party for your guests. Inklings Paperie creates unique bridal shower printables, games, decorations, invitations and more for the ultimate wedding shower planning experience. It has honestly never been easier to plan a modern shower for your favorite bride-to-be! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite printables for wedding showers and we’ve also teamed up with Inklings Paperie to give away a HUGE ultimate bridal shower pack! Find out more about this giveaway and see which bridal shower printables we like best! Enjoy!

How to Reserve Seats at Ceremony

We’re sharing ideas on how to reserve seats at ceremony for family members. For more tips and wedding planning advice, be sure to follow along!

How to Reserve Seats at Ceremony | photo: suzy wimbourne photography

photo: suzy wimbourne photography

Hi, loves! Today we’re tackling how to reserve seats at the ceremony. Your parents, immediate family members, and grandparents deserve VIP seating at your wedding ceremony and we’re sharing some ideas to make reserving chairs or rows super easy. It’s true that you can appoint ushers to handle reserved seating; however, if someone sits in your reserved row or rows without knowing it, you don’t want to embarrass them by being asked to move. Instead, plan ahead and keep things nice and easy with obvious signage in place. Here’s how to do it!

DIY Pearl Chair Backs for Weddings

These DIY pearl chair backs are one of our favorite projects right now! Find out more below and subscribe for more inspiration right to your inbox.

DIY Pearl Chair Backs by Totally Dazzled

via totally dazzled 2016 lookbook

You’ll love these DIY pearl chair backs we’re sharing today by Totally Dazzled! These pearl strands will look beautiful on the backs of your reception chairs and make a lovely alternative to a chair sign (if that’s not your style). Make just a couple for the bride and groom’s chairs, or make a handful to place on the chair backs of your entire wedding party. You can also use this project as a beautiful way to ‘reserve’ the bride’s chair at the bridal shower or bachelorette party. Find out how it’s done and get the supplies you need to DIY your own pearl chair backs this weekend!

Beautiful Sacramento Weddings at The Ridge

Find out more about Sacramento weddings at The Ridge in today’s blog post! While you’re here, subscribe for future posts like this!

Weddings at The Ridge in Auburn, California | Wedding Venues

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Picking your perfect wedding venue in Sacramento just got so much easier! We recently discovered The Ridge Golf Course and Events Center located in picturesque Auburn, California with lavish greenery, rolling hills, and cascading oak trees. This sounds like the perfect wedding venue for a couple who loves the outdoors! Find out more about this beautiful wedding venue…

31 Creative Escort Card Displays

Hi, loves! Today we’re inspiring you with escort card displays for weddings. If you are assigning seats to guests, an escort card display (or seating chart) is essential. (Read: Wedding Seating Mistakes to Avoid.) Escort cards can be displayed using tented cards — or try your hand at a creative twist! We’ve found ways to use chalkboards, pinback buttons, ladders, trees, pinwheels, vintage doors, succulents, weathered windowpanes, and even an old library card catalog to display your escort cards. Read on to see our hand-picked finds and tell us your favorite! Enjoy!

Escort Card Displays

One of my favorite escort card ideas is a favor and escort card in one. You can make DIY pinbacks with simple tent cards and pinback buttons (you can make your own buttons affordably — try Uber Buttons as one resource, as it’s really easy to use).


photo: erin j saldana photography

7 Wedding Seating Mistakes to Avoid

Wedding seating is so much easier when you know what to do — and what to avoid! Read this informative post before you make a wedding seating chart and subscribe for the latest.

Wedding seating chart

by blooming bouquet

An effective wedding seating plan can feel more like a game of Tetris, figuring out how to get everyone seated together in one perfect arrangement. If you’ve been putting off wedding seating for too long, it’s time to tackle it! Today we’re sharing a list of wedding seating mistakes to avoid to help you out. We are also sharing a few guest gripes so you can plan accordingly. Get ready to cross yet another big to-do off of that list — that’s what we’re here for! Enjoy!