reception Archive

Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

Mason Jars with Handles

left: photo by megan thiele, right: via pinterest

We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks,

I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…

This Wine Bottle Table Number is Amazing

wine bottle table number | by Golden Silhouette |

by golden silhouette

Hi, loves! If you are looking for a unique table number idea, we’ve found it! We think this wine bottle table number is an amazing idea and know you’ll agree! It is designed by the lovely folks of Golden Silhouette and is customized to suit your wedding’s style and theme. Find out why this table number is better than ordinary ones and how you can use it in a variety of ways at your wedding…

Paper Flowers Make Beautiful Backdrops for Weddings

Paper Flower Backdrops Weddings by A Paper Event |

flowers by a paper event

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. There are LOTS of details worth DIYing for your wedding, while other projects are best left to pros. It all depends on your level of confidence, what you want to tackle, and how much time you allow yourself to complete the task. As an example, one project I would definitely leave to an expert is paper flowers — especially when they’re going to be used as a backdrop. This is likely because I’m quite impatient, I critique each cut and fold, and ask my husband 1000x, “Does this look right?” Ha. That’s why I was excited to find these paper flower backdrops from A Paper Event, where Jamie is whipping up some incredible designs. (And if you DO want to try your hand at DIY, you can order a template, where Jamie shows you how it’s done.) Each backdrop is custom-made for your event and is color-coordinated to match your wedding palette (or go with classic white!) Instead of spending hours cutting and folding and trying to replicate what she’s clearly mastered in her studio, let her take care of it — and enjoy a box full of beautiful paper flowers right at your door, ready to be transformed into your ceremony backdrop or photo backdrop, or as wall decor behind your head table, sweetheart table, cake table, or anywhere you see fit. You might even want to reuse them after the big day in your home — I know I would! Take a look at some of her latest creations…

10 Creative Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

beer bottle escort cards

by anthologie press

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. If you have assigned seats at your wedding (which we wholeheartedly recommend), you’ll need escort cards. Escort cards are used to direct guests to their seats and typically include the guest’s name and table number. And while escort cards are technically called cards, we think it’s fun when the “cards” are something unique instead. Today we’re sharing ten creative escort card ideas we know you’ll love to prove you can think outside the box in *every* area of your wedding. Enjoy!

Why a Regular Guest Book is Still #1 for Weddings

gold and white guest book

by crafty pie press

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and I’m so excited to be kicking off a brand new week with all of you. And to start this week off right, we’re helping you cross “guest book” from your to-do list. We’ve talked about some really fun and interesting guest book alternatives in the past, but did you know that a regular guest book — you know, a simple book with pages and lines for guests to write their names — is still the top pick for couples? It’s true! A regular guest book (aka classic or traditional book) is easy for guests to do, it’s affordable, and it is easy to store at home on a bookshelf or on your coffee table. Some of the guest book alternatives we see today involve a lot of steps for guests to follow; sometimes, they’ll end up skipping it altogether. With a classic guest book, guests simply sign their name and that’s it! To show you what we mean, we’re sharing some beautiful guest books from Crafty Pie Press and, while they are technically a “regular” guest book, they’re anything but ordinary. These designs are some of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen! Read on to see ten of our top picks from their collection!

Wedding Tip → Sequin Table Runners for Instant Glam

silver sequin table runner

by bliss by lings moment

Want to add texture or instant glam to your wedding tables (or bridal shower decor)? Here’s one easy way to do it: add sequin table runners! Sequins offer a little sparkle and texture to any reception table — especially your sweetheart table or head table. If you want to add a lot of shine to your decor, place sequin table runners to every reception table and incorporate the color (silver, gold, rose gold, or pink) into your centerpiece design. To show you some examples, we’ve rounded up some sequin runners from Ling’s Moment, one place you can find brilliant sparkly table runners, tablecloths, decorations, and more! Take a look…

3 Sweetheart Table Tips for Weddings

sweetheart table loveseat
photo: onelove photography via style me pretty

Happy Friday, lovelies! Emma here. One of my favorite modern reception trends is a sweetheart table. A sweetheart table is an alternative to the traditional head table (where your entire wedding party sits together) and has just two chairs for the newlyweds. If your wedding party is too large or your reception space doesn’t allow for a head table, a sweetheart table may be right for you. It’s also a great option if you want to enjoy one-on-one conversation during dinner with your new spouse. It’s quite romantic. In this post, we’ve rounded up three sweetheart table tips to inspire you. And we want to know: are you having a sweetheart table or head table?

Mason Jar Table Numbers

mason jar table numbers wrapped in burlap

by love live n create

Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend? We hope you’re ready to get back to wedding planning because we have a week chock-full of inspiration for you! For starters, let’s talk about these mason jar table numbers by Jo of Love Live N Create. Table numbers don’t need to be boring; couples are now using table numbers as an additional way to emphasize their wedding theme. Find out why these particular mason jar table numbers are so wonderful to use for your wedding…

How To Make an Awesome Photo Guest Book

How To Make an Awesome Photo Guest Book | Print: Miss Design Berry | find out more:

by miss design berry

Here’s a fun idea: make a photo guest book using one of your favorite engagement pictures! Thanks to Miss Design Berry, it’s so easy to do. Simply submit your photo, color, and font choices, and they take care of the rest. You can choose from a print or canvas, along with options such as balloons or hearts for guests to sign. Finally… another way to put those beautiful engagement pics to good use! Read on to see our favorite photo guest book ideas from the shop