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Every Wedding Should Have These Coasters

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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When I went to a wedding last summer, the funniest thing happened. Every time I went to dance, I came back and my drink was gone. Poof. Not empty… missing. Does this happen to you, too? It’s a common occurrence at wedding receptions where the tables are constantly cleared of glasses and silverware in an attempt to keep things neat and tidy.

I get it, I really do. But honestly. I was only gone a minute!

Anyways, that’s why after I found these, I had to let you in on the secret. Every wedding should have these coasters.

wedding coasters im dancing dont take my drink

The coasters read—quite brilliantly, might I add—“Please don’t take my drink. I’m dancing”.

Smart. Simple. I like.

Love These Wedding Coasters?

I found them at Evermine where you can order yours in a plethora of pretty colors.

xo
Emma

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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We’re always looking for cute, inspiring ways to make your wedding reception awesome. Case in point? This diy mojito in a jar we spotted over at Company Forty Two. I loved these right away, so I knew you’d probably want to see them, too. I always see the traditional mason jars, but rarely do people use these quilted jelly jars nearly enough. And I don’t know why because they’re so insanely cute.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Plus, they’re a smaller size which makes it easier for filling at drink dispensers.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

These custom drink stirrers from Company Forty Two are the finishing touch to a perfect mojito in a jar. And don’t forget those mint leaves + lime wedges as garnish.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Pin this for summer, lovelies: this is one cold drink that will be hot in the spring and summer wedding season.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Mojito in a Jar » Recipe

Here’s an excellent big-batch mojito recipe we found for you from Chow. It yields 20 servings, which is perfect for putting in one of these.

yields 20 servings

You’ll need…

♥ 8 oz. jelly jars

For the base:

♥ 1 cup granulated sugar
♥ 1 cup water
♥ 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 1/3 cup packed)
♥ 2 cups tightly packed fresh mint leaves (from about 2 bunches)
♥ 1 (750-milliliter) bottle white rum
♥ 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 18 medium limes)

To serve:

♥ Ice
♥ 2 1/4 cups club soda, chilled
♥ 12 fresh mint sprigs

Make up a batch!

For the base:

1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and ginger to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint leaves, stir to combine, and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

2. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a 1-1/2- to 2-quart container and strain the syrup, discarding the solids. Add the rum and lime juice and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

To serve:

1. For 1 drink, fill an 8-oz jar with ice. Add 1/2 cup of the Mojito base, top with 3 tablespoons of the club soda, and stir to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig.

YUM.

♥ | ♥ | ♥

If you’re a mojito maven + plan to whip up these for dinner parties on the regular, add this to your registry. It even comes with a muddler!

(Don’t forget to grab the drink stirrers here!)

xo
Emma

Poster Style Wedding Menu + Program + Guest Book

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Hi there. It’s Monday already, can you believe it? We’re excited to kick off a brand new week of wedding inspiration with you, starting with this unique poster style wedding menu, program, and guest book. Have you seen the poster style collection over at B is for Brown? It’s basically for fun couples, those who aren’t afraid to mix it up a bit + make the ceremony and reception more exciting for guests.

Poster Style Wedding Menu, Program + Guest Book

Here’s the wedding menu… I love the part about ‘rabbit food’ aka salad. It reminds me of Ron Swanson from Parks & Rec: “There’s been a mistake: you’ve accidentally given me the food that my food eats,” followed by, “… is a rabbit marrying a gerbil?” Ha. Classic RonSwan.

Anyways. This poster menu is personalized + customizable in your choice of colors. I think the black and white is elegant and sophisticated, and very easy to read.

Poster Style Wedding Menu + Program

Poster Style Wedding Menu + Program

There’s also a poster style wedding program that I wanted to show you, which has some laid-back lines like, “Here’s how it’s going to go” and “guests make faces at the groom” and “ring bearers process [if we are lucky]” and “bride’s processional [stare please]“. See? It’s more fun when you don’t take yourself too seriously.

Poster Style Wedding Menu + Program

And the guest book, my FAVORITE PART! Check this one out.

poster style guest book

You can see these and more at B is for Brown, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

xo
-E.

Custom Wedding Chair Signs from Susabellas

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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One easy way to save your space at your wedding reception is with a pair of custom wedding chair signs. It’s more of a formality, really, since no one is going to steal the bride and groom’s seats. But, it is a cute idea nonetheless that can eliminate any chair confusion and add a decorative touch that will look great in your wedding photos. Check out a few custom wedding chair signs we spotted over at Susabellas, with one that has me humming a little Jack Johnson on this beautiful Wednesday morning…

custom wedding chair signs