Category: reception

9 Adorable Custom Made Cake Toppers

If you’re looking for custom made cake toppers, you’ve come to the right place! You may remember the insanely creative travel cake topper we told you about by The Rosemarry Toppers awhile back. Today, we’re here to share some more from their collection of adorable cake toppers with custom, personalized touches ranging from a couple taking a ‘selfie’ to surfing — there’s even a couple dressed like Stormtroopers. Scroll down to see all nine of our hand-picked finds that we know you’ll love as much as we do!

Custom Made Cake Toppers

1. The Selfie

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2. The Skiing Couple

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3. The Golden Gate Bridge

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4. The Storm Troopers

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5. The Beach Wedding (+ Yorkie)

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6. The High Five

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7. The Surfers

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8. The Baseball Lover

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9. UP inspired

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To buy any of these (or to see more), just click here.


P.S. Tell us: which one is your favorite?

5 Wedding Sparkler Tags for an Unforgettable Send-Off
(+ a HUGE Wedding Sparkler Giveaway!)

There’s a giveaway inside! We’re not trying to brag, but we’re pretty popular for our wedding giveaways. You’ll see why by subscribing.

Are you planning a wedding sparkler exit? If so, don’t miss this post! We’ve teamed up with our the folks of VIP Sparklers to offer a H U G E sparkler + sky lantern giveaway to one lucky reader! But first, what is one thing that every sparkler send-off needs? Tags, of course! Here are a few adorable wedding sparkler tags we spotted on Etsy that we know you’ll love…

Wedding Sparkler Tags

But first, what are wedding sparkler tags, you ask? They’re simply tags that are placed through a sparkler to add a personalized touch. You can add your wedding date, names, ‘Mr and Mrs’, a specific send-off time, or a custom message like, “Let Love Sparkle”. Here are a few handmade ones we know you’ll love.

1. These glittery gold wedding sparkler tags

let love sparkle


2. These gold tags with chevron detail

let the sparks fly gold sparkler tags


3. These ‘let love shine’ tags

let love shine

dixie and twine

4. These chalkboard inspired sparkler tags

chalkboard let love sparkle sparkler tags

just for keeps

5. This sparkler tag has a specific time on it

A specific time is super helpful for guests.

let love sparkle sparklers tags

the lovebird press

Don’t Forget One of These

Also, it’s worth noting: for ANY sparkler send-off, you need a container for guests to (safely) discard the used sparklers. We recommend this sparkler container from Red Heart Creations as one option. Just fill it with sand and you’re done!

sparklers container

red heart creations

GIVEAWAY: Win Wedding Sparklers + Sky Lanterns!

One lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a prize pack valued at $200 from VIP Sparklers! It includes 144 pieces of 36 inch wedding sparklers, 36 heart-shaped sparklers, and 50 sky lanterns! It’s easy to enter… just fill in your name and email address below and click ‘BEGIN’ to enter.

o Enter between 2/19/15-2/26/15 (11:59pm EST). Winner announced on this post 2/26/15.
o Prize: 36 wedding sparklers, 36 heart-shaped sparklers, and 50 sky lanterns
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
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o Prize value: $200 | No cash value
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Love-Filled Mad Libs Guest Book Idea

Mad lib guest books are popping up everywhere– and for good reason! Find out why we love this guest book alternative in today’s feature. Plus, would you subscribe already?! We’d hate for you to miss other inspiring finds like this and be out of the loop.

What do we love more than a traditional signed guest book? A mad libs guest book, that’s what! Hi loves, Emma here and can you believe it’s already Friday? This week was the fastest in record history, I think. Hibernating inside when it’s, oh, you know, -10 degrees in windchill (yes, really!) can turn days into nights in record time. On the news this morning, they actually said IT IS WARMER IN SIBERIA right now than it is in Metro Detroit at the moment. Anyways, at least my house is warm and filled to the brim with love this Valentine’s Day weekend with my two sweet Valentines: my hubby, Andrew, and my son, Baby Andrew (who just turned ten months). I asked him to be my Valentine and he replied with a toothy grin and a, “MAMA-MAMA BABBABABAA” which translates to “Mama, Bottle” in babyspeak. I take that as a yes, and I look forward to extra snuggles and warm blankets and a few episodes of Curious George.

But I digress. As you cozy up to your Valentine this weekend, feel free to drop in a few wedding planning questions, like, gee, honey, what do you think of a mad libs guest book? That would be romantic, yes?

Mad Libs Guest Book

Anyways, you know how a mad libs guest book works, right? Guests take a card and fill in the blanks with nouns, pronouns, or verbs (without reading it first). When you don’t read it ahead of time, the result is more comical; you’ll be able to tell which guests cheated and read ahead of time by how well it flows when you read it. ;) At the bottom, you’ll find a few lines where guests can write off-the-cuff and give advice, tell you their favorite part of the wedding, or give you some super awesome date ideas to keep the romance alive. It’s a cute way to get a little more personality on paper, instead of a simple signature.

These cards — named Love Libs — are from B is for Brown:

love libs for guest book

b is for brown

Guests fill out it out and place their completed card in a simple card box. You can even get a hinged box like this one, which is super affordable and handy for keeping cards after the big day.

There are other colors available, too. See them all at B is for Brown.


Why a Wedding Video Booth is a Brilliant Idea

You’ve probably heard of a guest book, where guests sign their names along with a short celebratory message for you. But have you heard of a wedding video? A wedding video booth is where guests go to record a short video with words of wisdom, memories, a message about how fun the wedding was, or well wishes for the couple’s future. The result is a fun, interactive video you get to listen to and watch after the honeymoon (and anytime you want)! Signatures are great, but seeing a guest on film is priceless. I’ve been to a wedding with one of these and it was a really fun idea. It’s fun for guests to do, and even more amazing for the couple to watch at home after the big day.

Wedding Video Booth

Here is one example of a guest video booth, named a ‘Guest Box’ in this example. Basically, you just need to set up a small covered area that is preferably a small distance from music (so you can hear the messages clearly). You can use a photo booth setup for this and we recommend hiring someone to record messages for guests. This will ensure you won’t run into any problems (dead battery, operating issues, lighting, sound, etc.)

Wedding Video Booth
via buzzycraftery

Don’t forget to include a sign to let guests know what to do (i.e. give advice, make us laugh, etc.) You can make an inexpensive sign with a chalkboard, some chalk, and an easel, like this:

wedding video booth sign
photo: brooke courtney

Would you have a wedding video booth instead of a traditional guest book? Tell us why or why not!