Stylish Bachelorette Sash Ideas? – Ask Emmaline

Need stylish bachelorette sash ideas? We’ve found fourteen of ’em! Get inspired below + be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post.

If you’re planning a gigantic bachelorette party bash + need a sash, you’ve come to the right place! We received this Ask Emmaline question from Morgan, who wanted some bridal shower and bachelorette sash ideas for a friend. She also was curious where you could find a sash with ‘Mrs’ and the bride’s new last name. So, we did some digging and boy oh boy did we find a plethora of gorgeous ones! We spotted these bachelorette sash ideas over at Le Petit Mariage and they boast pretty typography, silky satin fabric (or luxurious velvet), and the prettiest color combinations. Which one is your favorite? P.S. Don’t miss the tee shirts we found, too!

Stylish Bachelorette Sash Ideas

Here’s an assortment of different colors and type styles we spotted.

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As you can see, this style of script seem to be the most popular. They’re our favorite, too!

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So pretty! I especially like this mint sash with black type.

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What does Iggy say again? Oh that’s right, I’m so fancy, especially in this velvet sash.

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This aqua and white combination is perfect for a beach wedding.

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We even spotted a western themed sash for the wild wild bride. Perfect for your country wedding!

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Which sash is your favorite? You can see them all right here!


And… we thought these tees went with the sashes perfectly. By Deighan Design.

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And this wifey tee, for your honeymoon + beyond! BRB, going to add to my wish list.

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New Trend: Sparkly Sequin Letter in Gold or Silver

At Emmaline Bride, one of our goals is to share the latest + greatest handmade wedding trends + finds, along with Real Wedding ideas. So, when we stumbled upon this ultra-sparkly sequin letter over at Miss Poppy Design, it pretty much stopped us in our tracks. We’ve see monogram letters done over, and over, and over againburlap covered, fabric covered, yarn covered, etc. But sequin-covered? Now that’s new — and we’re on board with this sparkly, festive detail. Use it as a decor piece at your bridal shower, bachelorette bash, or at your wedding. Who wouldn’t love to re-purpose this pretty piece in her home office after the big day? I know I’m already scheming a way to fit it into EB Headquarters. I mean, we could always use more gold in our office, am I right? And just like coffee and lipstick and pretty high heels, a girl can never have too much sparkly gold decor. That’s my motto anyway. Enjoy!

Sequin Letter

I love it in gold…

gold sequin letter

sequin letter in gold

… but it’s pretty in silver, too, if that’s your metallic of choice!

sequin letter


See the full sparkly collection right here.


Wedding Clutch with Photo Inside

One of the things you’ll definitely need on your wedding day is a wedding clutch or purse of some kind. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to be close at-hand. There are essentials you’ll want to have nearby and you’ll save time (and stress) by having everything in one easy-to-carry place. (Wondering what you’ll need? Here are 7 things you MUST pack.) So, when we spotted this wedding clutch with photo inside over at Eclu, to say we were a little giddy about it is the understatement of the year. This purse is the perfect handmade gift for the bride on her wedding day, whether given by her groom, MOH, bridesmaid, mom, sister, or friend. Hey, if you really love it, go ahead and get it for yourself so you can have all of your essentials in one place (and a wonderful memento forever after). You can even add a quote from your favorite song, movie, poem, or simply an inside joke between the two of you.

Wedding Clutch with Photo Inside

Here are just a few examples, but feel free to peruse even more styles right here.

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photo inside clutch purse with quote

To see more handmade wedding finds, shop our Marketplace! It’s the ultimate in handmade goods, if we do say so ourselves. :)


Your Groomsmen Will Approve of These Bottle Labels

We’ve talked about fun, cute ways to ask bridesmaids to be in your wedding, but we haven’t forgotten about your groomsmen. And, since groomsmen aren’t usually asked with the same fanfare given to bridesmaids (scratch off cards, a huge party, these tank tops, a healthy dousing of confetti, etc.), it is nice to officially ask if they’ll be in your wedding. And a gift doesn’t hurt, especially when it’s personalized with his name and affixed to his favorite bottle of something, whether that be a favorite brew or a bottle of liquor. Plus, it’s convenient for the official toast once they say yes! (And, not just because you’ve bribed them. But it doesn’t hurt, yes?) And you don’t have to use beer or liquor. You can affix a label to soda pop like this, too! It’s just as delish.

We’re excited to share these groomsmen bottle labels with you today and we’ve picked through TONS of them to bring five of the very best. You’re busy, we get it — so let us do the digging! Enjoy!

To find out more about any of these, click on any image below.

Groomsmen Bottle Labels

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ten twelve designs

be my groomsman labels

leeb’s crafts

woodford reserve be my groomsmen label

wine dine and design

be my groomsman patron label

classy prints online

whiskey label be my groomsman


How are you asking your guys to become groomsmen? Are you using labels like these?

P.S. Want more groomsmen tips? Head over to our archives here.


5 (New!) Vintage Rustic Save the Date Cards

Happy Wednesday, loves! Emma here and there’s one wedding detail I love right off the bat: the save the date card. I especially love when I receive one as a guest myself, like I did a few weeks ago. I pretty much squealed with glee (just ask Andrew, and my neighbors down the street. Oh, and our mail lady). Save the date cards are guaranteed to get your guests excited for the fun that awaits. But, more importantly, it gives them a heads up so they can plan travel arrangements AND keep the date wide open so they can attend your big day. In the summer, this is especially important as weddings and graduation parties and vacations and barbecues seem to fill up calendars oh-so-quickly. Not that someone would rather go to a grad party or a barbecue instead of your big day, but you get the idea.

Today we’re sharing five (new!) vintage rustic save the date cards handmade by Paper Street Press. And let me tell you, this collection is awe-inspiring! I think you’ll have trouble picking a favorite because I sure did. Enjoy!

Vintage Rustic Save the Date Ideas

1. This mason jar save the date is everything

I can just smell the romantic nighttime summer air and see the fireflies already. You too?


2. This save the date with a woodsy vibe


3. This love story save the date is my favorite

It tells their love story! I adore this. (p.s. click here to see this one up close.)


4. This watercolor chalkboard save the date with cool typography


Now, a save the date doesn’t have to match the invitations… but it can! We spotted this coordinated set of invitations and we’re loving them.

matching invitations to rustic watercolor save the date


5. This tree save the date with whimsical bunting



Head over to Paper Street Press to see more! Nicci is awesome to work with, so we know you’re in good hands. Tell her Emmaline Bride sent you! It’s good karma.

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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?

Easy Table Number Idea for Rustic Wedding

We love an easy DIY decor idea, especially when it combines two wedding essentials in one. Case in point? These heart table numbers spotted over at Montana Snow. These table numbers are an excellent idea because they are added right to your centerpiece.

Easy Table Number Idea

These heart table numbers are made of wood and stamped with the table number on each. It can be placed in a vase of flowers, like your centerpiece, so guests can find their seats easily. Since you don’t need a table number to hold these up, you have one less detail to worry about! (We love that.)

heart table numbers

And here’s an easy centerpiece idea: add baby’s breath to a blue mason jar and place a table number inside. See? One and done!



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Ready to grab yours? Head over to Montana Snow.


21 Short Bridesmaid Dress Ideas from ModCloth

Hi, loves! We have a special treat for you today: we’ve partnered with ModCloth to bring you our favorite short bridesmaid dress ideas from their special occasion dresses collection. Bridesmaid dresses don’t have to be so formal; in fact, some of the cutest styles are just elegant enough for a wedding but versatile enough to be worn again. And at ModCloth, there is a style that will flatter every size and style. While they are most notable for vintage and retro inspired designs, their attire is not limited to vintage looks alone. In this post, we’ve gathered twenty-one short bridesmaid dress styles for every wedding theme, from modern little black dresses to vintage Gatsby-inspired frocks. Plus, we even have a special code just for you$20 off a $100+ purchase! Okay, on to the dresses!

Short Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

1. This royal blue lacy dress


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2. This romantic little dress in grey


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3. This sweet floral frock for spring


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4. This ruby red bridesmaid dress


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5. This little black dress


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6. This lace and beige dress that’s pure perfection

To be honest, I’m pretty much adding this to my shopping cart later today. It’s gorgeous!


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7. This flowy tan dress with buttons and a belt


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8. This short royal blue bridesmaid dress


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9. This short flattering dress in olive


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10. This dress that’s perfect for a nautical wedding


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11. This 1920’s inspired beaded deco dress in grey


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12. This coral dress, perfect for spring

short lacy dress in coral

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13. This Gatsby-inspired free-flowing dress

Daisy Buchanan would wear this herself, I think.


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14. This V.I.Pleased dress in peach


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15. This blush and black dress


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16. This perfect mint and white bridesmaid dress

Love the one-shoulder!


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17. This floral dress with belt

I think this would be perfect for a rustic wedding paired with cowboy boots.


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18. This light pink dress with high neckline


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19. This navy and cream bridesmaid dress

One of my favorite color combinations!


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20. This one-shoulder grey dress


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21. This perfect little black dress


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See More Dresses

Head over to ModCloth to see these dresses + other lovely finds!


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Maryland Handmade Wedding: Lina + Matthew

Lina and Matthew’s Maryland handmade wedding will inspire your planning! This incredible couple’s wedding was this past fall in Baltimore, Maryland. Their wedding has some beautiful handmade touches that you’re sure to enjoy. To create the perfect event, Lina and Matthew sought the creative planning talents of Esme Krahn from BodaMaestra. Esme tells more about how this couple met, their proposal, and the styling ideas.

-the mason jar guest book | guests were given paper hearts to write Lina and Matthew their best wishes. - Maryland Handmade Wedding

above: the mason jar guest book | guests were given paper hearts to write Lina and Matthew their best wishes.

Maryland Handmade Wedding

Esme tells us, “Like a growing number of couples in the digital age, Lina and Matthew ‘met’ for the first time via Skype. Incredibly, they were separated by nearly 2,500 miles, with Lina living in Bogota, Colombia and Matthew in Baltimore, MD. Their initial connection was prompted by Matthew’s sister-in-law, Sara, who – as the constantly shrinking globe would have it – also happened to be Lina’s friend from college! Although both Lina and Matthew were nervous about getting to know each other this way, their nightly Skype sessions soon became the most exciting part of the day.”

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“I fell for her instantly,” Matthew recalls. “We would spend hours talking about life and our stories. We quickly realized that we had so many things in common and we both had this strange feeling that we had known each other for a long time. After about a week of talking with Lina, I decided that I needed to buy an airplane ticket to Bogotá. I very politely asked if that was OK. The smile Lina gave me was all the answer I needed. It would be five long weeks until we would meet in person.”

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“It seemed like a dream to me,” says Lina. “I didn’t think that a man like him would be real.”

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When they saw each other at the airport for the first time in person, Lina couldn’t believe Matthew was finally there. As for Matthew, any sense of anxiety or nervousness that he had going in disappeared the moment he laid eyes on her.

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On August 2, 2014, Matthew was ready to ask Lina to marry him. It happened at Lina’s parents’ home, during a gathering where friends and family were present. At dinner, while everyone was visiting, Matthew held Lina’s hand and told her that she made him the happiest man in the world. He then went down on one knee and, in front of the group, asked Lina: “Will you marry me?” Lina gave him a resounding yes!

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above: personalized succulents as favors

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With only two months to plan the wedding, Lina found Esme of BodaMaestra through her videographer, Clif Matheson. Lina arrived to Baltimore just three weeks before the big day. By then, the planning and styling of the wedding was done (thank you, Pinterest!). Lina and Matthew had several online meetings with Esme in order to discuss and refine all the important details, including the flow of the ceremony, wedding flowers, cake design, Lina’s wedding dress, and Matthew’s attire.

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“Lina and Matthew wanted an intimate fall wedding with lots of bright colors mixed with a sense of romanticism and elegance,” said Esme, who happens to specialize in planning weddings for multicultural and Latino couples. “Although Lina is fully bilingual, she found it refreshing and comforting that we did all the planning in Spanish. Since the wedding took place in Baltimore, I also provided Lina with wedding etiquette advice that is not necessarily a part of Colombia’s customs.”

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above: personalized napkin rings made of burlap ribbon and wooden hearts with the bride and groom’s initials

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above: wedding welcome sign

entrance table

above: mr & mrs wedding cake banner

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Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Kali’s Court
Wedding Planning: BodaMaestra
Floral Design: EightTreeStreet
Photography: J Stuart Harris Photography
Celebrant: All Faith Weddings
Posters: Paper Blossom Socials
Cake: Patisserie Poupon
Videography: Matheson Communications, Inc.
Ceremony Music: Alan Oresky – Violinist & Mandolinist

Did you enjoy this wedding? If you’re planning your wedding, check out BodaMaestra! Esme’s hands-on experience will help guide you through the entire wedding planning process. You can also visit her preferred Washington DC wedding planners listing in our wedding vendor guide.