7 Ways to Keep your Sanity while Planning your Wedding
(Free E-Book)

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Are you looking for tips on how to efficiently plan your wedding? Well, we’re bringing you some helpful tips from one of our preferred wedding planners, Esme Krahn from Bodamaestra. Esme specializes in working with couples from Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland. She has created an e-book for all brides called “7 Smart Ways to Keep your Sanity while Planning your Wedding“. So what’s in this e-book that’s going to help you? Esme tells us, “As the title suggests, my goal in writing this e-book is to help couples maintain a sense of control, ownership, and yes, sanity, as they embark on what can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience.” Parts of planning your wedding are sure to be overwhelming, but what we like about this e-book is how Esme breaks down barriers, keeps you organized, and offers smart tips to help you. Get started with your free e-book!

Giveaway: Win a Leather Beer Holster for Groom or Best Man

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by rocky mountain holster

Man oh man, the groom and groomsmen are really lucking out these days with these gift ideas and giveaways at Emmaline Bride! For example, yesterday we shared this custom fishing lure up for grabs, and now we’re giving away an awesome leather beer holster for the groom or his best man! If you love these drink holders as much as we do, you should get an entire set for your crew — aka “Best Dudes”, as shown on these holster examples. For a little extra, you can have the names of the groomsmen engraved into the leather or the Texas star. Enter for a chance to win below!

19 Surprisingly Chic Ways to Decorate for Rustic Weddings

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If you’re planning a rustic wedding, adding a little flair to your space with antique, reclaimed, or re-purposed décor will make it your own. The most popular resources for farm-inspired ideas and shabby chic details is to head to a flea market, estate sale, or scour garage sales hoping to find something that works. But who has time for that? There’s an easier way to find what you need for your wedding (and afterward, as home decor!) thanks to AntiqueFarmhouse.com. We’ve handpicked nineteen items we love from their site to inspire your rustic wedding decor. Here are some products and ideas on how to use them…

Giveaway: Win a Custom Fishing Lure!

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It’s time for another wonderful wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! To kick off the week right, we’ve teamed up with the awesome folks of C and T Custom Lures to give away a custom fishing lure to one lucky winner. This personalized lure makes a great gift for your outdoorsy groom and reads, “We finally snagged each other” with your wedding year or date. If she likes to fish, your bride would love this, too! What a great gift to keep in the tackle box for many years to come. Read on for a chance to win!

6 Floral Botanical Invitations for Spring Weddings

spring botanical wedding invitations | 6 Floral Botanical Invitations for Spring Weddings http://wp.me/p1g0if-yOx by Citrus Press Co.

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Happy Monday! Are you tired of winter yet? I know I am. I’m ready for warm temps and bright pops of colors! If you’re like me, you’re in for a real treat today because we’re bringing spring wedding inspiration your way with floral botanical invitations from Citrus Press Co. Sarka, the designer, is always creating new and beautiful invites in her shop. Her collection of ultra chic prints and sweet watercolors is sure to leave you feeling inspired! Read on to see our favorites from her collection!

Comfy Sweatpants for Bridesmaids

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When we talked about these getting ready rules recently, we had no idea how many awesome Ask Emmaline questions we’d receive! Today we’re tackling a question from Rachel, who asks,

Dear Emmaline, I know there are robes, shirts, and other apparel for bridesmaids getting ready. Do you have any suggestions for shorts or sweatpants? I want something my bridesmaids can lounge in around the house that will keep them warm after the wedding. Thanks!

Rachel

Great question, Rachel! Even if you love button-down shirts or beautiful robes, we know that sweatpants are also a girl’s best friend. If you think your bridesmaids would be more comfortable in a pair of tried-and-true sweats, then these bridesmaid sweatpants from Sister9Designs are a perfect choice! You can even have them personalized with each bridesmaid’s name on the front. Take a look…

When to Take Off Heels at Wedding? – Ask Emmaline

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It’s Saturday and we know you’re probably knee-deep in wedding planning (or at least you want to cross something off of your list). Earlier this week, we tackled the question of when to take off your veil at your wedding. After the post, we invited you to submit an Ask Emmaline question and Julie sent us this one! She asks,

Hi Emmaline! I picked out a pair of heels to wear for the ceremony, but I usually don’t like wearing heels for a long period of time. I’m worried my feet will hurt. How soon can I take them off at the reception? Or am I supposed to wear them all night?

Julie

Hey, Julie! You’re not alone– I’d venture to guess that most brides (and guests!) feel the same as you do. They want to look elegant in heels for the ceremony while being able to show off their dance moves and mingle without aching feet. What’s a bride to do? We’ll tell you…

A Breathtaking Rustic Chic Wedding You’ll Love!

Rustic Chic Wedding in the Massachusetts | http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/rustic-chic-wedding/ | photo: Laura Wagner Photography

Rustic chic weddings are gorgeous! That’s why we’re featuring Jessica and Dan’s wedding captured by Laura Wagner Photography. Their summer wedding is full of cute rustic details like the burlap wrapped bouquets and twine boutonnières. The centerpieces were designed with mason jars, lace, and sliced wood slabs. They looked amazing! Other custom details include their “we do” bird cake topper, chalkboard signs, wood place card holders, dance floor paper lanterns, and s’more favors…

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