Holiday Cards for Newlyweds (+ Giveaway!)

Looking for cute holiday cards for newlyweds or newly engaged? We’ve found adorable ones for you from Minted. Plus, you could win a gift card! Subscribe now and get the full scoop below…

Holiday Cards for Newlyweds from Minted:

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Hi, lovelies! Emma here. This season, I’ve been a little more obsessed with Christmas cards than usual. With two sweet kiddos and matching Christmas pajamas and a camera at an arm’s length, I’ve been chasing after them taking photos to put on our card. And so far, I think I’ve got the perfect one! (I’ll be sharing on our Instagram once it’s ready!) Our two-year-old, Andrew, and six-month old, Benjamin, are BFFs already and I want to capture their sweet cookie-making and Christmas-tree-decorating moments onto a keepsake card to send to family and friends. I like to think of Christmas cards as a miniature time capsule, easily kept in a family album for years to come. So I know exactly how you must feel as a newlywed (or newly engaged couple) picking out your favorite snapshot to capture this special moment in time. And you want to share this moment with your loved ones on a beautiful high-quality card, like I do. And that’s why I love Minted! We talked about the best newlywed gifts from Minted recently; today we’re back to share our favorite holiday cards for newlyweds (or newly engaged couples)…

Giveaway: Win a Married Christmas Ornament!

You could win a married Christmas ornament from Ready Go Wedding Co! Details below…

Married Christmas Ornament by Ready Go Wedding Co.

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Are you celebrating your first married Christmas this year? Mark the occasion with this festive ornament! We’ve teamed up with Ready Go Wedding Co. to offer this charming married Christmas ornament to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. Makes a great gift for newlyweds this holiday season; or, keep it as a gift for yourself and hang it on the tree! Enter for a chance to win below…

7 Tips for Buying Wedding Dresses Online

Thinking about buying a wedding dress online? Don’t miss this post! We’re outlining seven of the most important tips to safely buy your wedding dress online. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss wedding advice posts like this one!


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Hi, loves! Emma here and if you’re worried about how safe it is to buy wedding dresses online, you’re not alone! Today’s bride wants instantaneous results. You don’t have time to run from shop to shop; you want to see everything right at your fingertips — and I totally get it. It’s amazing how easy it is to buy anything online. This is coming from the girl who orders this in bulk online (and I’m not even embarrassed to admit it because it is so convenient). I buy amazing socks like these that I can wear all winter long because it keeps your legs warm! (They’re brilliant.) I stock up on k-cups so I don’t ever have a coffee outage.

Buying things for your wedding is the same way. I talked to a couple who recently got married and it was incredible the number of things they bought online, sight-unseen. Almost everything was ordered online, from the table runners to the votive candles to these invitations. Even the bridesmaid dresses were ordered online! Things like digital proofs, super-helpful product reviews, and two-day shipping have made buying wedding things online super convenient, so why should wedding dresses be excluded from the list? With resources at your fingertips like The Marketplace filled to the brim with handmade dresses and accessories, along with sellers on Etsy and Amazon unveiling new collections all the time, it’s easier than ever to buy everything for your wedding online…

21 Rustic Barn Reception Ideas (PHOTOS)

Rustic brides: we’re sharing our favorite barn reception ideas & decorations for weddings today! Get inspired with elegantly rustic finds for your big day. Need more planning tips? Read: The Inspired Wedding.

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Oh, how I adore barn wedding receptions! Emma here and barn weddings are, in my opinion, the perfect pairing of a rustic outdoor wedding with a little extra comfort for guests. It also offers less stress for the bride, since weather for an outdoor wedding can be unpredictable. Although tents provide some reassurance, a barn is a pretty safe bet; inside a barn reception, guests can stay warm and enjoy strolling appetizers, seated dinner, a full-scale bar, and a solid dance floor. Just a few steps outside, though, they can enjoy a stroll along wildflower fields underneath an illuminated starry night sky. Ah, isn’t it romantic? Barn weddings have been trending for quite awhile now and we don’t see this craze going away anytime soon! Today we’re showing you twenty-one barn reception ideas for weddings to get your creativity flowing. Which number is your favorite? I’m obsessed with #21. I guess you could say I saved the best for last. Just wait until you see it! Enjoy!

Gift Idea for Father of the Bride — Handmade-a-Day

Looking for a gift idea for father of the bride, or your dad this holiday season? Look no further!

Keychain gift idea for father of the bride

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What are you going to get your dad as a wedding day gift? (P.S. Read: Who Gets a Gift from the Bride and Groom?) We’ve shown you some great gift ideas for dads in the past, like these oh-so-sweet cuff links, this custom fishing lure, and this adorable photo idea, just to name a few. Today we have another suggestion: a keychain. I know, I know… a keychain sounds so easy — too easy! — but he’ll love this particular one from Wearable Whispers. Find out why it makes a great gift idea for father of the bride…

100 Best Non-Traditional Engagement Rings

It’s here! The ultimate guide to non traditional engagement rings! We’ve found the most unique engagement rings from handmade artisans. Wait until you see them all… be sure to subscribe for the latest!

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by andrea bonelli jewelry

Hi, loves! ‘Tis the season for engagements… and non-traditional engagement rings are trending for all the right reasons! Emma here and if you’re after an engagement ring unlike anything you’ve seen before, you’ll find it on this list. Non-traditional rings — also known as alternative engagement rings — are a popular trend because each ring is so unique. Unlike rings you might find in a factory, these handmade engagement rings are individually produced with love and care just for you. Rather than a traditional diamond stone, band, or classic settings, these are made with your unique style and personality in mind. And if you’re going to look at it every day, you might as well love it, right? That’s what we think, too!

To help you find the perfect engagement ring for your style (and budget), we’ve rounded up 100 of the best non-traditional engagement rings from top experts. We’ve included a little bit of everything: art deco inspired rings, moissanite engagement rings, gemstones, raw stones, modern and minimalist designs, vintage inspired rings, sparkly diamond rings, and more. We think you’re going to love what we’ve found! Now, on to the list — and tell me which one you like best! Enjoy!

Giveaway: Win a Fingerprint Guest Book Poster!

One lucky winner will receive a fingerprint guest book poster by Flutterbye Prints ($98 value!) Subscribe for more giveaways straight to your inbox!

Fingerprint Guest Book Poster by Flutterbye Prints

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It’s Monday… time for a brand new wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Amie of Flutterbye Prints to give away a fingerprint guest book poster to one lucky reader! This unique fingerprint poster works nicely as a guest book alternative. It is made from your actual prints, sent in to Flutterbye Prints and turned into a one-of-a-kind keepsake art piece. Guests sign directly onto the poster, which you can then frame and display in your home. I love this one — colors are totally customizable, too! Read on for your chance to win!