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Coloring Guest Book: A Fun Idea for Weddings

color it in guest book

by forever heyday

Have you heard about the latest adult coloring book craze? (You know, Ryan Gosling or Unicorns are Jerks, or even Swoon? Those are the fun ones. You’ve probably seen this in stores, but I’ll admit, there are plenty of hilarious ones out there.) My high school English teacher used to swear by color therapy as a way to de-stress, encouraging us to bring crayons and paper for her lectures. She would even stop class sometimes to admire someone’s work. And now, some years later, it’s the big new thing. Now, I don’t really color (who has time?!) but I do chase around my toddler who loves to get his hands on crayons or markers and draw on anything, and I admit I have filled in a page or two of his beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles book (so it counts). So when I heard coloring was a fun new trend at weddings, you bet I got on board. This coloring guest book sounds like a great way to get guests to mingle and leave you with a truly unique piece of art. And let’s face it, guests have scribbled in the same old guest book a hundred times before. It’s time to mix it up a little… and this coloring guest book from Forever Heyday is one way to do it! Take a look!

These Bobblehead Cake Toppers are Amazing for Weddings

It’s Tuesday and we have a new Ask Emmaline advice question for you! This question was sent to us by Jessica who writes,

My fiance saw a wedding online where the couple had a bobblehead cake topper that looked like them. I want to surprise him with one but I don’t know where they got it from. Any ideas? Thanks!

Jessica


Bobblehead Cake Toppers for Weddings

You’re in luck, Jessica! These bobblehead take toppers at Bobbleheads Etsy Shop are a definite favorite your groom will love! These cake toppers are made in your image from a submitted photograph in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. Each bobblehead is customized in your favorite clothing or wedding attire, with your dress and his suit customized to your colors and style. We’ve never seen so many customizable options available like these. Just take a look and you’ll see what we mean:

Bobblehead Cake Toppers Weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/reception/bobblehead-cake-toppers-weddings/

How to Make Beautiful DIY Wood Escort Cards

This time of year as the nights get cozier, I’m always looking for a new project to do while watching my favorite Christmas movie. And since I’m in the crafting spirit, I thought I’d share a favorite one with you today! These DIY wood escort cards are an awesome idea for your reception to help guests find their seats. I love this idea for winter weddings, but you can make it work for spring or summer with different colored ribbon. These escort “cards” also make great place cards at your wedding or holiday party. Ready to get started? Check out everything you need to know below!

festive winter wedding escort cards | photo: glass jar photography

Easy Decor Idea → Rustic Paper Flowers

We spotted these rustic paper flowers at VENDecor’s Shop (and their brand new site, VENDecorhandmade.com) and couldn’t wait to share them with you! We adore them for two reasons: 1) they’re colorful and customizable to match your colors, and 2) they are extremely versatile. For instance, you can use them as place cards, escort cards, or as additional decor alongside your centerpiece and battery-operated candles. Take a look!

paper flowers

This Cocktails Sign + Napkins are Wedding Bar Essentials

Hello, lovelies! It’s Friday, you’re ready to party, and we’ve found just the thing for your bar! This wedding cocktails sign and napkins are the cutest thing we’ve seen in a long time for reception bars. So cute, in fact, you’ll want to re-use it in your own bar at home. We spotted them over at Laura Hooper Calligraphy, the pro when it comes to calligraphy everything. (P.S. She’ll even teach you how to do calligraphy!) The sign is hand-lettered and measures 8″ x 10″. Take a peek!


Wedding Cocktails Sign + Napkins

wedding cocktails sign | by laura hooper calligraphy

by laura hooper calligraphy

50 Best Table Names for Weddings

table names for weddings

by the love paper co, photo: jen owens

Goodbye boring… hello, unique reception tables! Make your reception tables pop by replacing traditional table numbers with table names. Each table name is an opportunity to share your unique love story or tie in your wedding theme. And, I have to admit: the most memorable weddings I’ve attended were those with clever table names (like songs by The Beatles and types of wine). What will your table names say about you? We’ve rounded up fifty of the best wedding table name ideas to inspire your own creative twist with everything from states you love to favorite tv couples. Read on for the full list!

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