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Easy DIY Chair Wreath

Posted April 15, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

We spotted this simple chair wreath as part of a dinner party inspiration, but we think it works exceptionally well for weddings. If you’re not a fan of wedding signs or flowers, this simple chair wreath is a perfect alternative. This chair wreath can be used as decor on the back of your chairs, ideally at a sweetheart table. Read on to find out more…

Use this chair wreath to decorate the backs of the bride and groom chairs at the wedding reception.  You can make it yourself with greenery, a wire frame, and burlap.

8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

Posted March 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Brides: if you’re planning a wedding drink station or bar at your wedding, you’ll want to offer glassware for guests. But, did you know there are fun, more creative wedding drink glasses to consider? We’ve rounded up eight creative ideas including champagne glasses, personalized wine glasses, mason jar drinking glasses, vintage punch bowl mugs, and more. Which one is your favorite?

Wedding Drink Glasses

1. Mason Jar Toasting Glasses

Mason jars as drinking glasses is a favorite! Here’s one option…

mason jar toasting glasses (photo: daniel kim) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

Rock Candy Place Cards

Posted March 13, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: are you looking for a unique place card alternative? We’ve found it! These rock candy place cards are ideal for your wedding reception, bridal shower, or even bachelorette party. They’re colorful and sweet… sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!

Rock candy place cards are a fun idea your guests will love. Add a name flag to the candy stick with a bit of glue.

I Belong With You Chair Sign

Posted March 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

We’ve all heard the song, “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers by now. You know, the one that goes, “I belong with you, you belong with me, you’re my sweethearrrttt…” I mean, I can pretty much bet money that every time I’m in the car there is a 50/50 chance that I’ll hear it. So, when I spotted this I Belong With You chair sign set over at Host & Toast Studio, I knew I couldn’t keep it to myself. Instead of a traditional bow, ribbon, or Mr. and Mrs. sign, give this version a try: it tells everyone ‘you’re my sweetheart’.

I Belong With You Chair Sign - Inspired by Ho Hey by The Lumineers, this set of chair signs reads, 'I belong with you' and 'You belong with me'.  By Host and Toast Studio.

Wedding Wish Tree

Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 63 Comments

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are kicking off this beautiful, snowy, below-zero-degree-temperatures kind of Monday with a fun idea for your wedding. PLUS, we’re launching a brand new giveaway! But first… have you heard of the wedding wish tree? A wish tree, also known as a manzanita tree, is a fun guest book alternative your guests will love. It can also serve as a lovely place to display your wedding favors. Read on to find out more about the wedding wish tree, see an example, find out where you can buy it, and enter for a chance to win a wedding wish tree of your very own! It’s all inside…

Wedding Wish Tree

Handpainted Escort Cards

Posted February 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, brides! Check out these handpainted escort cards… one of our favorite new escort card ideas! By now, you’re probably more than aware of the amazing work being done over at The First Snow (like the will you be my bridesmaid cards and this twig wedding invitation, just to name a few). Today, we’re sharing her new collection of handpainted escort cards to inspire your wedding. Read on to find out more…

Handpainted Escort Cards with Hot Air Balloon

Thank You Menu: Two Essentials in One!

Posted February 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Hi, loves! You know at Emmaline Bride we’re nuts for wedding details that do two things at once, since we love to save you time. And money. And stress. So, when we spotted the thank you menu combination over at Paper Street Press, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. This is a great idea AND the entire Art Deco wedding invitation suite has us inspired in full Gatsby-like grandeur. So, without further adieu, we introduce… the thank you menu!

Thank you Menu

What is a Thank You Menu? Essentially it’s a thank you card and dinner menu in one. At the top, it shares a heartfelt (+ custom) thank you greeting for guests. The bottom half clues your guests in to what’s cooking up for dinner. Here’s a closer look:

Thank You Menu

Love Bird Place Cards

Posted February 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments

Hi, loves! Happy Wednesday! Have you picked a wedding theme yet? (Or, if you’re planning a bridal shower, do you have a theme in mind?) One of our favorite themes for spring and summer weddings is a bird wedding theme (see part two here). And, we think these love bird place cards are the finishing touch! Read on to see these place cards and see how you can win a set of them for your wedding or bridal shower by Tiffzippy!

Love Bird Place Cards

This set of 150 love bird place cards feature two birds with a heart cut out. The place cards have rounded corners and are a tent style (so they stand freely). You can use these love bird place cards as wedding escort cards, place cards, or bridal shower place cards. Choose from any color from the standard color chart shown below. (Currently shown in cream.) Measurements: 3.5″ length x 2.5″ height when standing. Please note: place cards will not go through printer.


Trend Alert: Wood Place Cards + Escort Cards

Posted February 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Every time I peek in at Company Forty Two, I find something new to get excited about! Today we’re sharing a wedding trend alert we think you’ll love: wood place cards. These wood circles are made of stained wood and measure 3″. What do we love most about these wood place cards? They are dual purpose! You can use them as escort cards or place cards AND as a favor, too! Just add a magnet strip on the back and guests can use their card as a magnet at home. Brilliant… and, might I add, oh-so-lovely, too. These are little works of art! Read on to see some of our favorites from the shop…

Wood Place Cards

As I mentioned, you can use these wood place cards as escort cards…

Wood Place Cards / Escort Cards (by Company Forty Two)

How to Display Desserts Like a Pro

Posted January 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

If you’re displaying desserts at your wedding or bridal shower, don’t miss this post! We’re showing you four clever tips for displaying desserts like a pro PLUS we’re revealing one huge mistake you’re probably making. Read on to find out what it is…

How to Display Desserts Like a Pro (via

Do I Really Need Wedding Chair Signs?

Posted January 23, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Earlier this week, we received a question from bride-to-be, Anne. She was picking out decor for her reception and wanted to know what we thought of wedding chair signs. She asks, “Dear Emmaline: I am planning my wedding and I wanted to know if wedding chair signs are a must-have. I know they’re not a requirement, but do you think it’s something I should consider?” Great question, Anne! There are a few situations where decorative signs for your chairs may come in handy. Read on to see why wedding chair signs might be a worthwhile addition to your to-do list + see a few of our favorite handmade wedding finds…

Wedding Chair Signs

First, let’s take a peek at some beautiful wedding chair signs we’ve discovered. Pick from ‘Bride and Groom’ or choose another fantastic

mr mrs wedding chair signs

Table Number Mistakes to Avoid

Posted January 17, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: if you’re ready to design or order your table numbers, don’t miss this post! Table numbers are pretty self-explanatory, right? Yes — but there are a few important details you may be missing. Read on to find out which table number mistakes to avoid after the jump!

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Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them

Posted January 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments

We are always seeking new, practical ways to save you time, money, and, most of all, unnecessary stress. I mean, why do TWO tasks when you can achieve the same result in one? That’s why we’re crazy about place card favors, the combination of a place card + a wedding favor in one. Today we’re sharing eight hand-picked place card favors to inspire you… and, who knows, maybe you’ll find one here that you’ll use for your own wedding or when planning a bridal shower! PLUS, we’re giving one of these away as a special wedding giveaway. Read on to find out more…

Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them

First things first, why do you need place card favors? The answer is simple: place card favors allow you to present guests with a gift AND tell them where to be seated. No need to buy two products, folks: this is all-in-one. Here are a few of our favorite place card favor combinations:

1. Succulent Place Card Favors

Miniature succulents. Weathered pots. Tags. This is a winning combination, one we can’t wait to continue seeing in spring and summer weddings of 2014.

succulent place card favors

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