How to Secure Wedding Card Box? – Ask Emmaline

Wondering how to secure wedding card box at your reception? We’ll tell you! Be sure to subscribe for the latest to your inbox.

How to Secure Wedding Card Box at your Reception |

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Hi, loves! We have a new Ask Emmaline question today from bride-to-be Ashleigh. We were just talking with one of our wedding clients this week about this very same question, so it couldn’t have come at a better time. Ashleigh writes,

Hi Emmaline! I was looking for a wedding card box at the store with a lock, but they didn’t sell any. I looked online and saw dozens but they will take too long to arrive for my December wedding. Do you have any suggestions on how to secure the card box at my wedding? I’m scared of someone taking the cards and money or stealing the card box altogether. I don’t want to be paranoid about it all evening. Any tips?

That’s a good question, Ashleigh! Most brides don’t think about this problem, yet it presents itself at every single wedding. I’m not suggesting your friends and family or wedding vendors will necessarily steal from you; however, you can’t always be certain and if there are other weddings happening at the same time, someone could walk by the door and grab the box and run. It’s horrible to think about, but you wouldn’t want all of your cards or gifts to go missing. There are some really easy ways to secure the card box and we’ll share those with you today! Read on for more…

Giveaway: Win Bridesmaid Makeup Bags!

Bridesmaid makeup bags are being given away this week at Emmaline Bride! Find out the details below!

Personalized bridesmaid makeup bags by Shop Sandra Smith

by shop sandra smith

Have you found your perfect bridesmaid gifts yet? We’re here to help! One of our favorite bridesmaid gift ideas is bridesmaid makeup bags filled with your favorite cosmetics: a tube of amazing waterproof mascara, a super-shiny lip gloss, a monogram compact mirror, a roll-on perfume (like this or this), and a pretty eye shadow palette! They’ll love it! To tie it all together, we’ve teamed up with Shop Sandra Smith to give away a set of four bridesmaid makeup bags in navy! These bags make extra-special gifts because they are personalized with your bridesmaid’s names and the wedding date inside! Enter for a chance to win them below!

Floral Wedding Dress for Spring Weddings

This week, we’ve found a floral wedding dress for spring and summer weddings. See it below! Subscribe for the latest.

Floral wedding dress with embroidered flowers and illusion tulle | dress by Milamira Bridal | photo by Ksenia Milushkina Photography

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Hey, loves! Happy Monday! It’s time for our Wedding Dress of the Week! This floral wedding dress by Milamira Bridal features a nude color corset bodice with a sweetheart neckline, illusion tulle embroidery, and an a-line skirt. The skirt is made with one layer of light dusty pink chiffon with another layer of white tulle with polka dots. Underneath there are two more layers of white tulle to give the skirt dimension and fullness. I absolutely love the embroidered pink roses and green leaves across the bodice. What a beautifully romantic dress for the bride! I’ve never seen anything quite like this…

Giveaway: Win a FREE Wedding Veil of Your Choice!

Win a FREE wedding veil from Blanca Veils at Emmaline Bride! Find out the details below + make sure you’re on the list!

soft wedding veil, photo by to live to love photography | via FREE wedding veil giveaway at Emmaline Bride from Blanca Veils:

wedding veil: blanca veils, photo: to live. to love. photography

It’s Friday… time for another fantastic wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! We’ve teamed up with the incredible veil designer, Samantha of Blanca Veils, to generously give away a FREE wedding veil of your choice (up to $100) from their shop! These veils are handmade and intricately detailed with lace, beads, rhinestones, and more. Wait until you see these veils: the winner will have trouble picking just one! Good luck & enjoy!

30 Beautiful Ideas for Winter Weddings

If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ve come to the right place! ‘Tis the season for sparkly snowflakes, cozy feather accessories, and glitter-dipped candles… all of which you’ll find in today’s feature! We’ve found thirty handpicked (handmade!) ideas for winter weddings you’ll love including bouquet alternatives for the wedding party, sparkly details, a creative guest book with snowflakes, snowflake table numbers, a wintry floral crown for your bridal shoot, a snowflake corsage for your mom, cozy wrap-me-up shawls, coffee cup wraps for your coffee bar, and much more. Grab a cup of festive coffee (it’s not too early for me! bring it on along with the Christmas music, I say) and prepare to be inspired! P.S. Love something you see here? You can find out more in the resources list at the end of this post.

Ideas – Winter Weddings

flower bouquet with rhinestones by BridalBouquetsbyKy | ideas winter weddings |

Cute Mug for Future Mother in Law

We found a cute mug for future mother in law you won’t want to miss! See it below + subscribe to our newsletter for future posts in your inbox!

Cute Mug for Future Mother in Law | Thank you for raising the man of my dreams -- so sweet!

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Bride-to-be Anna wrote us with an Ask Emmaline gift question that we’ve turned into our handmade-a-day pick! She writes, “Emmaline, I’m looking for a cute gift idea for my future mother in law for the wedding day. She doesn’t like to wear jewelry, so that’s out, but she does like tea, coffee, yoga, and music, just to name a few. Any ideas?” Great question, Anna! We’ve shared some really unique gift ideas for mom, some yoga bridesmaid gifts (many of which are perfect for moms), and you know we’re obsessed with coffee + coffee gift ideas over here. You mentioned she likes tea and coffee: a practical and enjoyable gift idea would be a mug she can enjoy every day. We found one we think she’ll love that reads “Thank you for raising the man of my dreams”. It’s a sweet sentiment, totally affordable, functional on a daily basis, and features personalization with your names on the back. I also love the hand-lettering The Apothecary Bee did on this piece. Get your mug here and pack it in a box with a bag of your favorite coffee beans or tea leaves, one of these spoons from Woodenhive, and a heartfelt hand-written card. She’ll love it!

These Bridal Shower Printables are Fun for Guests
(+ Giveaway!)

Bridal shower printables, games, bridal shower decorations, and more are in today’s post! Plus a fun giveaway! Subscribe for the latest to your inbox.

Bridal shower printables by Inklings Paperie

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Bridal shower printables are the easiest way to pull together a cohesive (and fun!) party for your guests. Inklings Paperie creates unique bridal shower printables, games, decorations, invitations and more for the ultimate wedding shower planning experience. It has honestly never been easier to plan a modern shower for your favorite bride-to-be! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite printables for wedding showers and we’ve also teamed up with Inklings Paperie to give away a HUGE ultimate bridal shower pack! Find out more about this giveaway and see which bridal shower printables we like best! Enjoy!

40 Most Beautiful Engagement Rings on Etsy

‘Tis the season for engagements and we’re here to help! When you’re picking out the perfect engagement ring (or hinting at your favorite style for an upcoming proposal), it can be overwhelming to know where to look. To help, we’ve curated a HUGE list of favorite hand-picked engagement rings on Etsy for handmade options. If you find one you like, just click on the image or link below it to find out pricing, details, sizes, etc. Also, just as a note: many of these engagement rings are also available in your choice of gold (white, yellow, or rose) — just ask! For the quality and craftsmanship you’ll get from these handmade rings, you won’t believe some of these amazing prices. Okay, on to the list!

Best Handmade Engagement Rings on Etsy


By Melanie Casey Jewelry.

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How to Reserve Seats at Ceremony

We’re sharing ideas on how to reserve seats at ceremony for family members. For more tips and wedding planning advice, be sure to follow along!

How to Reserve Seats at Ceremony | photo: suzy wimbourne photography

photo: suzy wimbourne photography

Hi, loves! Today we’re tackling how to reserve seats at the ceremony. Your parents, immediate family members, and grandparents deserve VIP seating at your wedding ceremony and we’re sharing some ideas to make reserving chairs or rows super easy. It’s true that you can appoint ushers to handle reserved seating; however, if someone sits in your reserved row or rows without knowing it, you don’t want to embarrass them by being asked to move. Instead, plan ahead and keep things nice and easy with obvious signage in place. Here’s how to do it!