posted on August 14, 2014 6 Comments
Have you jumped onto the subscription boxes / monthly boxes bandwagon yet? Want to try the best monthly boxes out there? Get ready to start because we’re bringing them to you! We’ve taken it upon ourselves to test, try, and wait patiently for an entire slew of monthly boxes to tell you which ones truly rock. Which ones are the best. Which ones give you the most bang for your buck. And, today, we present our findings! We’ve selected five of the best monthly boxes spanning across five categories for women including clothing, nails, wedding, makeup, and jewelry. Any of these would make an awesome gift for the you, the bride (or your bridesmaids)! So… which ones lived up to our standards? Find out below… and then tell us: which of these are you eager to try?
Best Monthly Boxes to Try
Ah… of all of the monthly boxes I’ve ever tried, this is my ultimate favorite. I’ve tried StitchFix myself a few times, probably more times than I’d like to admit! (It’s addicting.) Here’s how it works: you complete a quick style profile and schedule a “fix”, the date when a giant, totally-gorgeous box of hand-picked, styled-for-you clothing arrives on your doorstep. Hand-picked. By a stylist who knows what they’re doing (most of the time). Try ‘em on and keep the ones you want… return the ones you don’t want in the pre-paid shipping envelope. It’s so. so. so. easy. If you hate trying on clothes at stores, this is the ultimate fix.
P.S. Dudes: there’s now (finally!) a men’s clothing service, similar to Stitch Fix. It’s called Trunk Club.
posted on August 14, 2014 6 Comments
Belt buckle bottle opener. Try saying that five times fast! One of the best things that happens when handmade artisans share their talents with the world is you get custom, personalized gifts that keep on giving. That’s what happened when Metalogical designer and owner, Chris, received this glowing feedback from a newlywed couple: “In the rush of wedding-mess, I never got back to you, but I wanted to let you know that the buckles were a huge hit—the guys loved them, and spent the entire week showing them off. I’m not sure that we’ve gone out with the crew even once since then when someone wasn’t wearing them—thank you again for your beautiful work!” How’s that for a glowing recommendation! This unique belt buckle bottle opener features your groom (or groomsman’s) initials personalized right on the front. The buckle can be attached to one of his in-house belts (or your own) so you’ll always have an opener at the ready. This makes an exceptional gift for the groom, groomsmen, and best man, and you can be sure it is a gift they’ll ACTUALLY USE. Read on to find out how you can win one as Giveaway #14 in this month’s AWESOME giveaway series!
Belt Buckle Bottle Opener
posted on August 14, 2014 0 Comments
Good morning! Bride-to-be Alecia wrote to us last night (via our Ask Emmaline section) and needed help in a jif. She says, “My wedding dress is beautiful, but I want to personalize it in some way. I love flower sashes… do you have any suggestions? My wedding is in a few weeks so I need help fast!” Alecia, you’ve come to the right place: we spotted a handful of stunning flower sashes ideal for weddings by designer NIA PERSON. Read on to see which ten flower sashes made our list from this beautiful shop… and which one received the EB Editor’s Pick!
Flower Sash for Wedding Dress
1. White Flower Sash with Rhinestones
posted on August 13, 2014 1 Comment
We’ve seen some amazing colorful wedding finds in the past, like these and who could forget these? It’s not everyday that we find a plethora of colorful wedding invitations, though, especially when they’re mixed with bold floral patterns! We spotted these colorful floral wedding invitations over at Whimsical Prints and picked out six of our favorites to share today. From bold florals to soft blush watercolor invites, you’ll find it all right here…
Colorful Floral Wedding Invitations
1. Bold Florals
posted on August 13, 2014 9 Comments
It seems like the handmade wedding giveaways keep getting sweeter + sweeter as we roll along this month! For instance, when January Rose Bridal offered this handmade birdcage veil up for grabs, we were floored. Can you imagine winning a handmade wedding veil, made just for you, with lace and hand-beading? Well, believe it… because this lovely veil is up being given away to one lucky reader! Will it be you?
posted on August 13, 2014 3 Comments
Happy Wednesday! It’s time for the newest item up for grabs in our all-month-long Wedding Giveaways Series. We’ve teamed up with Toni of Blessed In Love to offer a custom love burlap banner to one lucky EB reader. This personalized burlap banner reads simply, ‘LOVE’, and includes your initials and wedding date. This burlap banner is ideal for rustic weddings and can be used to deck out your cake table, head table, or guest book table. Banner measures 33″ long with 12″ ties at each end. Enter for your chance to win it!
posted on August 12, 2014 2 Comments
When it comes to your wedding registry, you may be wondering how to get started: where to go, how many items to register for, and when you should have it completed. We’re here to help! In this post, we’ll show you nine wedding registry mistakes to avoid so you can have more fun + skip all the added stress. Enjoy!
posted on August 12, 2014 1 Comment
We have another fantastic prize up for grabs, #11 in our 31 Wedding Giveaways series! We’ve teamed up with Stefania of Twice Creations to offer a pair of eco friendly earrings to one lucky reader. These earrings are made of recycled material and transformed into minimal, sustainable pieces of wearable art! Read on to find out more…
posted on August 12, 2014 0 Comments
Hi, brides! Emma here. I’m pretty obsessed with the latest wedding and décor craze: gold foil pressed everything. In fact, last week we even decked out the corporate office with gold foil feather decals. This style is becoming so popular that we’ve seen gold foil chair signs, favor boxes, cake toppers, and wedding paper goods, just to name a few, with wedding invitations leading the trend. While most gold foil is purely in design, it’s refreshing to see REAL gold foil wedding invitations that are made using authentic foil. This isn’t just a gold-inspired design; instead, it is actual foil that has been hand-pressed onto the cards for an elegant gold (or silver) leaf finish. Where did we find these REAL gold foil wedding invitations? Over at Minted.com! They offer quite an extensive collection of Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations and Foil-Pressed Save the Dates. Read on to see a few of our favorites… you can even see ‘em move below to get the full effect!
Minted.com offers 51 wedding invitation suites and 54 save the date styles available, all designed by a community of independent designers. Here are a few of the top designs:
Real Gold Foil Wedding Invitations
1. Gold Rush by Annie Clark
posted on August 11, 2014 3 Comments
Sometimes I find ideas for weddings where I stop and think: why didn’t I do this for my own wedding? One of those ideas is a Be My Bridesmaid party where you throw a soiree and formally ask your best gal pals to be bridesmaids. The trick is to send an invitation that doesn’t reveal the ‘surprise’. See a glimpse of how Chrissy planned a chic + swanky Be My Bridesmaid party and took it to the next level in black and white with gold and hot pink sequins…