reception Archive

31 Creative Escort Card Displays

Hi, loves! Today we’re inspiring you with escort card displays for weddings. If you are assigning seats to guests, an escort card display (or seating chart) is essential. (Read: Wedding Seating Mistakes to Avoid.) Escort cards can be displayed using tented cards — or try your hand at a creative twist! We’ve found ways to use chalkboards, pinback buttons, ladders, trees, pinwheels, vintage doors, succulents, weathered windowpanes, and even an old library card catalog to display your escort cards. Read on to see our hand-picked finds and tell us your favorite! Enjoy!

Escort Card Displays

One of my favorite escort card ideas is a favor and escort card in one. You can make DIY pinbacks with simple tent cards and pinback buttons (you can make your own buttons affordably — try Uber Buttons as one resource, as it’s really easy to use).

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photo: erin j saldana photography

“Favors for Kids at Weddings?” – Ask Emmaline

Favors for kids at weddings are definitely a great idea! Find out why & subscribe for the latest.

Favors for Kids at Weddings?

handmade by confetti gift company

Hey, loves! Happy Monday! We received this Ask Emmaline wedding advice question from Melissa over the weekend. She wants to know if there are any fun ideas to entertain kids at weddings, particularly before dinner begins. She asks,

My fiancé and I both come from large families with lots of kids. We decided to invite all kids because we want everyone to be a part of the celebration. I’m concerned some of the kids who are under ten (and some even younger) won’t have anything fun to do. I want to give the kids something they can enjoy during dinner and speeches when there is a lull and before dancing starts. Any ideas?

This is the Coolest Beer Bar for Weddings

Spotted: the coolest wedding beer bar ever. Instead of worrying about a bartender, guests can serve themselves from kegs hidden behind. This is the easiest way to serve brews at your wedding — especially perfect for outdoor rustic, woodland, or mountain weddings. Don’t forget the custom cups — they totally tie the whole thing together. Oh, and you’ll definitely want these for the wedding party.

Beer Bar for Weddings

Beer Bar for Weddings | Photo by Time Bandit Photography

Candle Centerpiece Idea — Handmade-a-Day

A charming candle centerpiece idea is today’s handmade-a-day find! Be sure you’re on the list so you don’t miss future blog posts.

Candle Centerpiece Idea -- Handmade-a-Day

by VENdecor handmade

Earlier this week, we talked about ways to save money on your wedding. One of those tips was to choose non-floral centerpieces instead of large floral blooms. As inspiration, we are sharing this candle centerpiece idea from VEN Decor Handmade. It features handmade green leaf garland and a trio of candles in the center. Romantic lighting is always a welcome addition to your reception space and we love how this candle centerpiece comes together. Did you know each leaf is made of green crepe paper and completely handmade? That’s pretty incredible.

Clay Flower Cake Toppers for Weddings

Clay flower cake toppers are first up today! Which one is your favorite? While you’re here, subscribe for the latest straight to your inbox.

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by parsi

Happy Monday, loves! How was your weekend? I hope you rested up because we’re throwing a whole bunch of wedding inspiration at you all week long and you’ll be able to cross some major to-do’s from your wedding list! It’ll be a piece of cake. Speaking of, have you thought about what will go on top of your wedding cake yet? The wedding cake is a big part of your reception and a cake topper is a wedding reception essential. There are many different types of cake toppers to choose from: flower cake toppers (which we’ll talk about today), monograms, peg dolls, figurines, wire cake toppers, words, even animals (like owls), just to name a few. One popular trend we’ve been seeing lately is clay flower cake toppers, particularly in large blooms and in bright bold colors. It’s one way to really make your wedding cake pop! Today we’re sharing some clay flower toppers from Parsi I know you’ll absolutely love. These clay flowers are incredible. Just wait until you see how realistic they look…

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.

wedding-coffee-bar

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!

4 Reasons to Use a Poster Guest Book

We’re talking about a fun idea today: the poster guest book! Find out why we love it below. P.S. Did you subscribe yet?

Poster Guest Book

by the red key shop

While a classic guest book has been the guest book staple for years, it is not your only option! Meet the poster guest book, a fresh alternative to the traditional flip-through guest book. In this post, you’ll discover four reasons to use a poster guest book, get inspired by The Red Key Shop‘s guest book collection, and realize why you need one of your very own. (P.S. There’s a free printable hidden in this post!) Enjoy!

Fun Idea: Wedding Mad Libs

We’re sharing wedding mad libs today at Emmaline Bride! This fun idea will entertain guests of all ages. Read on for more — and don’t forget to subscribe!

wedding mad libs big hearts

by cami’s paperie

If your guests are a fun group of partygoers (like ours were), they will certainly appreciate this interactive idea! We spotted these wedding advice mad libs over at Cami’s Paperie and love the creativity behind it. Instead of a traditional guest book, guests fill out a wedding mad libs card — WITHOUT PEEKING! The result reads as a hilarious and memorable bit of advice they’ve created based on filling in a few easy verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and nouns, where indicated. After the wedding, simply hole-punch the sides and arrange in a binder or place in a scrapbook to re-read for years to come. Check them out!

75+ Most Creative Wedding Table Names

We’re talking wedding table names today! Find out how you can put a creative spin on your reception decor. Want content to your inbox? Subscribe now!

favorite cafe table names by papercharmstore

by paper charm store

Happy Friday, lovelies! We get it, wedding table numbers might not be your thing. You crave different. You want something unique. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Wedding table names are more interactive; guests will spark conversation immediately upon entering your reception. In this post, you’ll find the ultimate list of wedding table names so you can incorporate your own personal, heartfelt touches into your handcrafted wedding. Check out the list and tell us: which table names are your favorite? Which ones would you absolutely never pick? What would YOU add? Enjoy!