planning Archive

5 DIY Wedding Tips Every Bride Should Know

diy tips

topper by goose grease

It’s Friday… and if you’re trying to save a few bucks with DIY projects or you just feel like getting crafty, here are a few tips to help! DIY projects can be fun, but they tend to get overwhelming if you don’t follow a few simple rules. Read on to find out the secrets to successful DIY projects PLUS see a handful of DIY kits you can grab now with instructions and craft supplies to get you started!

7 Things You MUST Pack in Your Wedding Bag

bridal clutch

by cloe noel

Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you absolutely must pack in your wedding bag. These carefully selected items are what we feel will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list – like mascara, and eye makeup remover – but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand. (Extras can always be kept in a large tote bag and stored in your bridal suite.) What would YOU pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our list…

7-things-you-must-pack-in-your-wedding-bag-emmaline-bride

clutch by cloe noel

“Do I Need Rehearsal Dinner Invites?” – Ask Emmaline

rehearsal dinner invitations

by whimsical prints

Happy Wednesday, loves! We’re kicking off this beautiful morning with a wedding advice question. Marissa has a question about rehearsal dinner invitations and it may be something you’ve been wondering yourself. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! Our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner is coming up soon (I’m getting married on July 2nd) and I have no idea how to let my bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family know. I’ve already told everyone the date, but do I need to send rehearsal dinner invitations? Or is it less formal (an email or Facebook)? Please help! Thanks!”

Great question, Marissa! We’re happy to help! Read on find out the answer…

Where to Get Snapchat Filters for Weddings

bride with bridesmaid at wedding ceremony doing selfie

via snap my wedding

If you’re on Snapchat (and we’re pretty sure you are), you’re more than aware of their latest new on-demand geofilters. The new Snapchat filters allow people to pay Snapchat to create a custom filter and use it for a set amount of time. While this is a fun idea for daily Snapchatting, we especially love these custom filters for weddings to add a personalized touch! So, we did some digging and found some really amazing places to get Snapchat filters for weddings — particularly Snap My Wedding as one brilliant resource. This site specializes in personalized geofilters for weddings. And they don’t just design an awesome filter… they go above and beyond to create a unique filter for your big day! Find out more…

What Does a Flower Girl Do? – Ask Emmaline

Hello, loves! Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline wedding advice question from bride-to-be, Ashley, who asks, “What Does a Flower Girl Do?” Here’s her full question…

Flower Girl Dress (by Olivia Kate Couture, photo by Michelle DuPont) - What Does a Flower Girl Do? via EmmalineBride.com

flower girl tutu by olivia kate couture, photo by michelle dupont

“Dear Emmaline, My niece is six years old and I want her to be my flower girl. She (and her mom) accepted, but now what? What does a flower girl do? Does a flower girl toss anything other than petals? What age is best for the flower girl? Thanks!”

Great question, Ashley (P.S. Six years old is a perfect age for a flower girl). Read on to find out what a flower girl does, the proper age for a flower girl, what she can toss, what to carry, and more!

12 Most Creative Alternatives to Try for Weddings

donut stand weddings

garland by katz corner boutique

Happy Wednesday, loves! When you are knee-deep in planning your wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in cookie cutter ideas or traditional ways of doing everything. We encourage you to think outside the box when planning your big day; skip traditions you don’t like, participate in the ones you love, and start a few of your own! To kick start your creativity, we’ve gathered our favorite wedding alternatives to transform every detail of your big day. Read on to see which wedding alternatives made the cut…

Cute Totes for your Bridesmaids

mason jar and personalized initial tote bag

by iron grillers & co.

One of our favorite functional bridesmaid gift ideas is to fill a personalized tote bag with smaller handpicked gifts such as jewelry, beauty products, a pashmina (like this if getting married in cooler months), cute sweatpants (like these, which are a hit!), or something to wear while getting ready. This makes a wonderful gift for two reasons: 1) your bridesmaid has a convenient carrying bag to tote around her essentials the day of the wedding, and 2) you’re able to fill the tote bag with a fun handpicked gift (or gifts) just for her. Plus, these tote bags we spotted at Iron Grillers & Co. are so cute that your bridesmaids will be using them as beach bags and shopping totes for years to come!