Groomsmen Will Love These Baseball Bat Bottle Openers

Batter up! These baseball bat bottle openers are the ultimate gift for groomsmen who love baseball + brews! These bottle openers are made from REAL baseball bats with the handle cut off to make an opener. This means that each opener is completely unique! You can even have initials printed into the wood. Now groomsmen can pop open their favorite brew in style with their very own opener.

Baseball Bat Bottle Openers

Groomsmen Will Love These Baseball Bat Bottle Openers

Here is an example of the openers with initials:

Go + Get ‘Em!

Want to find out more? Head over to The Baseball Bat Stool Co. to order yours. You can score 10% off with code EMMALINEBRIDE until 11/30. Enjoy!

Something Blue Heart on Wedding Dress

Here’s a sweet idea for your something blue (and borrowed and something old, too)! This bride had a something blue heart sewn into the back of her dress from her father’s old dress shirt. If your dress style doesn’t allow for this right on the back (or you prefer it more hidden), you can have it sewn on the inside of your dress as a tag or underneath in the bustle.

Blue Heart on Wedding Dress

something blue heart on back of dress
photo: sequins and candy photography via style me pretty

Groomsmen Mustache Flasks >> Photo of the Day

Say yes to groomsmen mustache flasks! These flasks are perfect for groomsmen gifts. They also make great props for fantastic photos. Just ask Alyssa and Brandon: this image is from their DIY Rustic Barn Wedding featured on Emmaline Bride. The team at Drozian Photoworks captured this awesome photo and wedding.

Groomsmen Mustache Flasks

groomsmen mustache flasks from hipster barn wedding in California

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Giveaway: Win a Flower Hair Comb

You know Mondays are synonymous with NEW giveaways at Emmaline Bride! We’ve teamed up with Aya Wedding to give away this ivory blossom flower hair comb to one lucky reader. It’s the perfect accent for the bride who wants to skip the veil and opt for a hair down hairstyle. It can also be worn in an updo. Get the details below!

ivory hair blossom hair clip


real wedding photos: AJ’s Studio (Amy and JP)

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10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings

If you’re inviting kids to your wedding, you’ll probably want to keep them entertained, right? If not, they’ll get bored and unless they have something to do they’ll be taking turns trying to sneak icing from your cake on their fingers and play hide and seek underneath your decorated tables.

Their parents are probably keeping a watchful eye, but doesn’t that sound like what you’d do if you were a kid bored at a wedding? Me too. So, let’s change the dynamic. Let’s make it fun for them. Let’s make kids a part of the party. They don’t want to sit through speeches and wait through dinner. They aren’t that interested in dancing, at least not the slow stuff. And they’re all dressed up and their bowties or dresses are uncomfortable and all they want to do is play. So let them! Here are some ways you can keep kids entertained at weddings so they can be a part of the fun (and their parents can enjoy the party all night long). Enjoy!

This might be the cutest thing I’ve ever at a ceremony. Flower girls being pulled on a wagon by the ring bearer? Now that’s adorable.

flower girls being pulled on wagon by ring bearer

photo: brett heidebrecht via wedding chicks

10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings

1. Bubble Basket at Ceremony

Provide a basket of bubble jars at your ceremony. It’s fun for all ages (and unlike confetti, it doesn’t leave any cleanup behind). Tiny jars are so inexpensive, too!

bubble box for kids via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

kristin moore photography

2. What Shall I Photograph?

Provide each kid with a disposable camera and a list of things to photograph at the wedding. This will keep them busy (and you’ll have a cute arrangement of photos taken from a child’s view).

what shall i photograph kids idea at wedding via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

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3. Life-size Lawn Games

HUGE life-size versions of Connect Four or Jenga or Jumbo Checkers are sure to keep them entertained outdoors!

huge connect four game via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

style me pretty

tall lawn jenga

photo: larsen’s photography

You can buy them here: Connect Four | Lawn Jenga | Jumbo Checkers

4. Kids Only Area

Make a kids-only area with toys, coloring books, crayons, and blankets.


style me pretty, photos: jillian mitchell

5. Lego Building

Put legos in a bowl at a kids table and let them go to town!

legos at table via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

photo: gemma clarke photography

6. Color a Card

Place these packets at each child’s place that includes crayons, candy, and a card. There’s a note that tells them to ‘color a card for the bride and groom’.

color a card for the bride and groom via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

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7. Bounce Castle

Kids love bounce castles! Adults, too. :)

bride groom bounce castle via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

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8. Milk + Cookies

Have milk and cookies given to kids in lieu of their champagne toast. Cute idea!

milk and cookies for kids at wedding via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

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9. Candy Bar

Help-yourself favors at a candy bar is the ultimate treat for kids! Don’t forget gummy bears! They’re my favorite.

gummy bears at candy bar via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

studio b photography

10. Project Video Games

Use a projector and a screen on a giant white wall to project video games! Wii, Kinect, Guitar Hero… the options are endless! Kids (and pretty much everyone at the wedding) will want to play! This works especially well if there’s a room off to the side at your reception so as to not distract from the goings-on of the reception itself.

project video games at your reception via 10 Effortless Ways to Entertain Kids at Weddings at EmmalineBride.com

via offbeat bride

Which of these is your favorite? I love the bounce house for summer weddings and I adore the disposable camera / list idea!

Are you having kids at your wedding?

xo
-E.

21 Reasons Why You Need Postable

Have you tried Postable yet? When I tried it for the first time, I couldn’t believe how easy and user-friendly it was to use. And then I wondered why everyone wasn’t using it, and the more I shared it with people I realized that many already were! I don’t want you to be out of the loop, so I’ve gathered up twenty-one reasons why Postable is awesome. Essentially, it’s going to make your life easier, saving you time, money, and energy. And I think we can all use a little more of all three, don’t you?

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Postable: 21 Reasons Why You Need It

1. It’s free to join.

2. They offer a free address book to gather mailing addresses.

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3. The address book is online — no more paper, pens, address books, and clutter.

The address book is magical: after making an account, your contacts enter their own mailing information. I’ve entered mine in for someone’s address book and it’s SO QUICK & EASY. Plus, you’re not worried about making a mistake because your contact wrote the info themselves. It’s really a no-brainer: why do it any other way?

4. Your mailing addresses stay completely private, secure, and always free – even if you never write a card.

5. You can export contacts to Apple Address Book, Outlook, Gmail, Excel. Anytime.

6. You can print mailing labels right from Postable.

7. You can keep the addresses forever.

Hello, Christmas cards! Birthday cards! Why limit it to your wedding alone?

8. You have access to designer save the dates.

9. Postable also has beautiful designer wedding invitations.

10. You can grab matching thank you cards, too.

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11. You custom create right from home, using your words, date, photos, etc.

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12. Choose from a plethora of fonts. You can even pick a typeface that looks like you hand-wrote it.

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Hand cramps = no fun. Plus, you won’t have to do a stack at a time and go back to it later, so your thank you cards will go out in a timely manner.

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That means a longer lasting manicure.

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No standing in line at the post office with a huge stack of cards!

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Give it a try!

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This is a sponsored post by Postable. However, our opinions are our own; as always, we only promote companies we wholeheartedly love and would use ourselves.