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8 Beautiful Decorations for Winter Weddings

Are decorations for winter weddings on your radar? You’ve found some beautiful ones! Be sure to subscribe for the latest.

First, take a look at this night wedding in the winter! I’m in love… it’s so romantic!


by dream wedding box

Winter weddings hold a special place in my heart because we tied the knot in December. It was a beautiful day and oddly, not as cold as one would think. It snowed just a little bit when we left the church — enough to capture a beautiful flurry on camera and accentuate the beauty of winter. When you’re looking for decorations for winter weddings, it can be tough to know where to start. If you don’t want something holiday-ish (like a red and green wedding) you might not want an icy blue one either. But what are you supposed to do? How do you pull it all together, and where do you even start with decorations? Well, I’m glad you asked because we just found the easiest, most beautiful decorations for winter weddings available and you can get them all in one complete package. We spotted these at Dream Wedding Box where winter weddings are a favorite of theirs. They love decorations so much they’ve created a “complete wedding package” complete with wedding signs and chalkboard signs, garland, table numbers, table number holders, banners, drink signs, gold sequin table runners, and bride and groom chair signs. They’ve created winter wedding decorations in a complete package so the guesswork is done: just purchase it and assemble at your wedding. From these decorations, you can gather inspiration for your color palette and then incorporate everything else where you see fit — your save the date, invitations, cake topper, favors, and more. In this decor package, you’ll receive eight types of decorations for winter weddings with a few of each.

Thank Yous: Wedding Guests Who Don’t Bring Gifts

Thank You Card by Salsal Design | via How to Write Thank Yous to Wedding Guests Who Don't Bring Gifts:

by salsal design

Are you wondering how to write thank you cards to wedding guests who don’t bring gifts? That’s the question we’re tackling today in our latest Ask Emmaline wedding advice column. A bride-to-be (who wishes to be anonymous) wrote us with a wedding gift dilemma while writing her thank you cards. She has a close friend who lives out-of-state. The friend sent her a message telling her she could not attend the wedding, but she was going to have her gift brought to the wedding by a close family member. However, the gift never arrived. The bride doesn’t care that her friend didn’t send a gift, but she was wondering if she should mention the gift never arrived, in case it got lost. She says, “We are unsure whether or not we should send a thank you card. Normally we would send a card thanking them for their presence but since they were unable to come we are very uncertain as to whether or not we should let them know the gift never arrived. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.” Great question! Here’s how to write thank you notes to wedding guests who don’t bring gifts to your wedding…

100 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

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100 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding | via Emmaline Bride |

If you want to save money on your wedding, do not miss this blog post! We’ve rounded up one hundred of the best ways to save money on weddings with creative finds and unique places to skimp (where people won’t even notice). Bookmark this one and pin it for later! You’ll want to refer back to it while you plan your wedding. Enjoy!

7 Things Your Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

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7 Things Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

photo: ashley caroline photography via real wedding

Hi, loves! Emma here. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a bride-to-be who is a) planning her wedding and b) curious about bridesmaid etiquette for the bride. I read this cringe-worthy article about a bridezilla with a capital B that really struck a chord. It’s hard to believe a bride could be such a crazed lunatic (to put it loosely), but I’m sure it happens more often than I think. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it needn’t break character. The bridesmaids you’ve asked to be a part of your day are presumably your best friends. Sisters. Cousins. Loved ones. Don’t let this wonderful time in your life bring out the worst in you. We’ve prepared this post to keep things in perspective and stay on the good side of your wedding party. After all, it’s one day — one amazing, totally memorable and awesome day — and you’d like them to remember it just as fondly, right? Exactly. Read on to see seven things your bridesmaids need to hear you say…

7 Things Your Wedding Coffee Bar Needs to Have

We’re continuing the love of National Coffee Day with this wedding coffee bar inspired post! Be sure you’re following on Instagram to stay in the loop.


by dream wedding box

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m not lying when I say that coffee ranks pretty high up there in my list of my favorite things. From espresso to cappuccino to Keurig blends (like this, my latest obsession) to pumpkin-spice fall flavors out already, I’d say that coffee is a fascination. Coffee is a pretty wonderful start to my days: it wakes me up, smells heavenly, and it’s the fuel that keeps me going, going, going. So when I saw wedding coffee bar ideas popping up on our Pinterest boards, I knew I had to turn this into an inspiration post. Because, when you get down to it, coffee and weddings are both pretty amazing; add in a few handmade finds and the result is awe-inspiring. If you’re a coffee-addict like me, you’ll love these seven things every wedding coffee bar needs to have. And don’t forget the mugs! Enjoy!

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