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When Should You Give Bridesmaids Their Gifts?

When should you give bridesmaids their gifts? And groomsmen? And everyone else?! So many gifts to be given. Find out the best time in this blog post! And, while you’re here, subscribe for updates straight to your inbox. :)

Bridesmaid Gift Box by Scissormill | via When Should You Give Bridesmaids Their Gifts?

by scissormill

When should you give bridesmaids their gifts? That’s the question we’re answering today thanks to a recent Ask Emmaline submission from Bridget. She asks,

I have two questions. First, when are we supposed to give our bridesmaids and groomsmen their gifts? Second, how should they be presented? Do they need to be wrapped? Thanks!

22 Cute “Be My Bridesmaid” Card Ideas

will you be my bridesmaid card

by cricket printing

Brides: are you recently engaged and selecting your wedding party soon? One of our favorite ways to ask your bridesmaids if they’ll stand up in your wedding is with be my bridesmaid cards. While a card or gift isn’t a requirement, it is a fun unexpected surprise they’ll love to receive in the mail (even as a follow-up after an initial phone call or by asking in person). Since every bride is different, we’ve rounded up twenty-two unique be my bridesmaid cards including some that are totally witty while others are sweet and sentimental. Read on to see which cards made the cut below!

7 Inspiring Wood Centerpieces for Weddings

Are you looking for beautiful wood centerpieces for weddings? Look no further! We’ve found a handful of wood slices, wood boxes, and more to share. But first, make sure you’re on the list!

Are you planning a rustic wedding and need a beautiful centerpiece idea? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded-up seven beautiful wood centerpieces for weddings to inspire your bridal shower or wedding reception decor. Whether you like a rustic wood slice with a vase of flowers or a reclaimed barn wood planter box with a flowering bouquet, you’ll find it all right here. Which one is your favorite?

Wood Centerpieces for Weddings

1. Engraved rustic wood centerpieces

These are extra-cute with personalization. By Bragging Bags.

barn wood rustic box centerpiece with engraved letters by braggingsbags

by bragging bags

24 Fun (& Easy!) Boho Bridal Shower Ideas

letters by MorrisHandmade

by morris handmade

Hi, loves! Emma here. Are you wondering what kind of bridal shower to host for your favorite bride-to-be? One of my favorite themes is a boho bridal shower, complete with a DIY flower crown making kit for guests! To inspire your own bridal shower or bachelorette party plans, we’ve gathered up some beautiful handmade finds including the flower crown kit, invitations, welcome signage, decorations, printable bridal shower games, favors, and more. If she’s a free-spirited boho-lovin’ bride, she will absolutely dig this party. Enjoy!

26 Things Guests Love at Weddings from A to Z

Today we’re talking about things guests love at weddings! Make yours stand out with these twenty-six ideas from A to Z. Be sure to subscribe to our feed for the latest to your inbox!

This photo is amazing. Get everyone in there! ↓

awesome photo with all wedding guests via 26 Things Guests Love at Weddings from A to Z | ‎

photo: tessa barton

You may have read articles about what guests hate at weddings, but that’s such a negative spin, we say! The truth is guests won’t hate anything at your wedding, especially because they love you and want to share in your celebration. But there are some things that guests do hope to see at weddings — perhaps even make their experience more enjoyable — and we’re here to share them with you. To help you plan accordingly, we’ve identified the top twenty-six things guests love at weddings. Keep in mind that you don’t have to do every single thing on this list. By crossing off even a few of these things, your guests will have an awesome time. The fact that you’re reading this article shows how much thought you’ve put into your wedding day — and with your guests in mind! On to the list!

19 Most Beautiful Raw Stone Engagement Rings
(Under $100!)

Raw stone engagement rings have stolen our little handmade hearts! You won’t believe these beautiful finds. These rings are perfect for engagements or just because. Maybe even as a treat for yourself! Be sure to subscribe for the latest.

This is one of the most beautiful raw stone engagement rings I have ever seen.

by christina rose jewelry

Have you heard about raw stone engagement rings? It is one trend I absolutely love! These engagement rings are perfect for someone who loves a boho inspired look, craves custom jewelry, and wants something different than a traditional diamond ring. Plus, most of these rings are well under $100! We are sharing nineteen raw stone engagement rings with finds including kyanite, quartz, herkimer diamonds, and chalcedony, just to name a few. We picked these as engagement rings, but with their price tag they work extremely well as a gift for your bridesmaids, for your mom, maid of honor, or even as a treat for yourself. I love these so much I might get one for myself! See which of these raw engagement rings I love most in the “Editor’s Pick” below. Enjoy!

10 Things Your Wedding Welcome Bags Need

Are you making wedding welcome bags? Do you want yours to be the best? We’re here to help! Be sure to subscribe for the latest so you never miss a post.


Bride-to-be, Meghan, wrote us in our Ask Emmaline inbox with a great question. She wants to know how to make welcome bags for her out-of-town wedding guests. And since we love a good welcome bag, we knew we wanted to share this one with you! She is planning a wedding in her hometown of Wilmington, NC. However, a handful of guests are traveling from out of town (she currently lives in Chicago). She says,

Hi Emmaline! Many guests are flying in for my beach wedding in North Carolina. I want them to feel comfortable in the area. I’ve heard of wedding welcome bags, but I have no idea what to put in them. Any advice?

21 Cute Ring Themed Bridal Shower Ideas

A ring themed bridal shower is way too fun to pass up! We’re sharing our favorite ring decorations with you today. Be sure to subscribe for more inspiration like this!

i do cupcake topper set by paperlypress | via 21 Totally Fun Ring Themed Bridal Shower Ideas →

by paperly press

Hi loves, Emma here and today we’re sharing our favorite ring themed bridal shower ideas! You know we love wedding themes and creative bridal shower themes, so I knew I would be all about this fun put a ring on it bridal shower theme. To prove how fun this theme can be, we are sharing twenty-one of the best finds including ring themed bridal shower decorations, diamonds on donuts (YUM!), ring toppers for straws, a unique guest book, ring confetti for the tables, a personalized banner, and much more. Wait until you see the cute bridal shower favors we’ve found! This ring theme also works well for a bachelorette party. Let’s get to planning, shall we? Enjoy!

9 Things I Wish I Had Put On Our Wedding Registry

9 Things I Wish Had Registered For |

Hi, lovelies, Emma here! When Andrew and I registered for our wedding, we had no idea where to start. Luckily, we managed to pick out things we needed, wanted, and still use every day! But after seven years of bliss and two wonderful kiddos later, we’ve added a few things to our home ourselves and it made me realize I could have used them right from the start. So, we’ve teamed up with Crate and Barrel to bring you nine things we wish we would have added to our registry list, in the hopes it helps you when you go out to create your own. I created this list and realized later how everything pertains to the kitchen. I guess now I can cook better, I have figured out how to make meal prep easier with a toddler and newborn, and I have had time to see what works for our kitchen. Anyways, I hope this helps you get started with your own registry! Enjoy!