These Tank Tops on Etsy Make the Best Shirts for Weddings

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Have you been searching for cute tank tops for weddings but your search has come up short? Do you want something unique, perhaps even something you can wear while getting ready and even afterward? Then you’ll love what we’ve found for you today! These tank tops were spotted over at Emily Steffen and they’re bound to be your new favorites. This first tank top is today’s handmade-a-day find and instead of saying ‘Bride’, it says, “Today is the Best Day Ever”. This means you can wear it on your wedding day and every day following. And shouldn’t your wedding and every day after be the best day ever? We think so, too! Wear it at your bachelorette bash, on your wedding day, honeymoon, and even lounging around the house watching Netflix marathons together. Every day in love is the best day in my book.

Etsy Wedding Tank Tops

But first…

Why These Shirts Are Extra Awesome

Unlike other tank tops that can fit weird and shrink upwards when you wash them (ugh, that is the worst), these tanks are ultra soft and flowy. They are designed to drape and accentuate your shape naturally. You can wash these (no dryer — line dry, please) and they’ll come out great (according to reviews, they even get a bit roomier, so size accordingly). Also, they are roomy enough to fit over your hair and makeup, so you don’t have to worry about messing up your ‘do. Take a look!

Today is the Best Day Ever Tank Top by Emily Steffen | Etsy Wedding Tank Tops http://emmalinebride.com/bride/etsy-wedding-tank-tops/

by emily steffen

And the fun doesn’t stop there. If you want something with a little minty color, try this one on for size. It reads, “Today is perfectly wonderful”.

Today is Perfectly Wonderful Tank Top by Emily Steffen | Etsy Wedding Tank Tops http://emmalinebride.com/bride/etsy-wedding-tank-tops/

by emily steffen

And these, too — “Oh, yay!” — “Oh Happy Day” — and “I am super duper loved”. Your bridesmaids will love to wear them too, and not just on the big day!

by emily steffen

And this one: “You & I, We’re Better Together”.

You and I We Are Better Together by Emily Steffen by Emily Steffen | Etsy Wedding Tank Tops http://emmalinebride.com/bride/etsy-wedding-tank-tops/

by emily steffen

Etsy Wedding Tank Tops / Getting Ready Tees

There’s more to see in her shop! Oh, and the price is amazing, too. ;)

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What do you think of these tank tops and tees? Would you wear one? If so, which one?

xo
-E.

3 Reasons to Absolutely Send a Save the Date (Giveaway!)

Should you send a save the date? Wondering what is a save the date and when it should be sent? A save the date is generally a card sent in the mail to guests six to eight months before the ceremony. It tells guests when and where the wedding will take place.

3 Reasons to Absolutely Send a Save the Date | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/reasons-save-date/

by fifth vintage

A save the date is less formal than an invitation and does not need to coordinate directly with your theme (since you probably haven’t ironed out those details this far in advance quite yet). Now, should you send them or do you even need to? You might — here are three reasons when a save the date card is an absolute must. Plus, read on to see some handpicked save-the-date cards from Fifth Vintage and enter for a chance to win 100 save the dates for your big day!

When to Send a Save the Date

You should absolutely send a save the date if any of the following apply:

1. If you are planning a destination wedding

2. If your wedding is held on a holiday weekend or during a busy time of year

3. If guests will be traveling many miles to join in festivities

If your wedding applies to any of these, sending save the dates will ensure more guests have the ability to attend. Since the goal is to have as many friends and family present on your big day, sending a save the date increases the chance they’ll be able to attend. This will give guests time to make travel arrangements, save some extra cash, and plan accordingly.

Don’t Forget — You should only send save the date cards to people who will definitely be invited to your wedding. Once you send it, there’s really no going back.

Save the Date Cards

Here are some examples of save the date cards we spotted over at Fifth Vintage. These save the dates are unique because they utilize your engagement photos (or favorite photo) and gives it a vintage-inspired look. Plus, they’re in postcard form — and you already know how we feel about that!

3 Reasons to Absolutely Send a Save the Date | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/reasons-save-date/

by fifth vintage

3 Reasons to Absolutely Send a Save the Date | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/reasons-save-date/

by fifth vintage

3 Reasons to Absolutely Send a Save the Date | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/reasons-save-date/

by fifth vintage

I especially love this calendar style save the date:

cute calendar via 3 Reasons to Absolutely Send a Save the Date | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/reasons-save-date/

by fifth vintage

And these cute polaroid style save the date magnets:

polaroid style save the date magnets - 3 Reasons to Absolutely Send a Save the Date | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/reasons-save-date/

by fifth vintage

Save the Date Giveaway

Ready to enter for a chance to win save the date cards of your own? The lovely Fifth Vintage is graciously offering 100 save the date cards to one lucky reader in the style shown below:

3 Reasons to Absolutely Send a Save the Date | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/reasons-save-date/

o Giveaway dates: 7/17/15-7/24/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Win a set of 100 save the date cards by Fifth Vintage
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $126 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

We’re sharing some insanely creative state ideas in today’s post! Don’t miss out on the fun with future posts like these… subscribe today (it’s free!)

Everyone’s proud of their home state. Even if you’ve moved far away, it’s still home. While you’re planning your wedding, you can incorporate a few state ideas into the mix as a fun way to share your unique story with guests. Some examples include where you’re from, where your future spouse is from, where and how you met, and where you’re going on your next adventure. Guests love to hear all the details, so today we’re sharing some of our favorite state themed ideas to make it happen. Handmade details like these make your wedding more memorable, which in turn makes it way more awesome. Which of these twenty-five finds is your favorite?

State Themed Ideas

In these examples, you’ll notice a particular state shown; however, all of these are customizable in your choice of state. :)

1. This clutch purse which can be customized for each bridesmaid’s home state from Flora Handmade

custom state clutch via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by flora handmade

2. This adorable state necklace with heart cut-out by The Hometown Haven

Cute bridesmaid gift idea!

state themed necklace ohio via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by the hometown haven

3. These state inspired cake toppers from Prince Whitaker

state wedding cake toppers by prince whitaker via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome
by prince whitaker

4. This state-shaped cutting board (in any state!) as a wedding gift from AHeirloom

Shout-out to Michigan!

michigan cutting board via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by aheirloom

5. These welcome bags for guests by Be Collective

texas welcome bags via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by be collective

6. These state inspired temporary tattoos as favors by Wakhtarr Paper Company

state temporary tattoos via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome
by wakhtarrr paper company

7. This pillow for your sweetheart table by Pillow Me Rustic

state ring pillow via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome
by pillow me rustic

8. These adorable drink koozies by Sip Hip Hooray

state themed drink koozies via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by sip hip hooray

9. This custom hand lettered state address stamp by Sparkvites

To save you time & energy on all of your invitation return addresses!

state address stamp via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by sparkvites

10. These cute state stickers for your mason jar favors by Kudzu Monster

Because mason jar favors are cute… and state themed mason jar favors are even cuter.

custom stamp mason jar labels via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by kudzu monster

11. This amazing large state cut-out for your guest book alternative by Grace Grafitti

state cut out guest book via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome
by grace grafitti

12. These cute wedding favor magnets by My Little Chickadee Creations

south carolina outline state wedding favor magnets via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome
by my little chickadee creations

13. These awesome state chalkboard labels for mason jars by Charlie Chalk Designs

We love mason jar drinking glasses! These make ’em even cuter.

state shaped chalkboard labels for mason jars via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by charlie chalk designs

14. These custom state themed wedding invites by Chicks and Hens

state themed wedding invitations via 25 State Ideas That Will Make Your Big Day More Awesome

by chicks ‘n hens

This Ring Box Makes an Absolutely Beautiful Keepsake

It’s time for today’s handmade wedding find: a ring box keepsake! Be sure you’re subscribed so you never miss a post.

You know we love a classic ring pillow, but we’re always on the hunt for the new and unique twists that handmade weddings have to offer. One of our favorite ring pillow alternatives is a ring box. A ring box is typically made of wood and is definitely reusable. Couples use a ring box after the big day to hold treasures, like jewelry, valuables, or even their most treasured keepsakes (like a favorite necklace, ring, or, my favorite, baby’s nursery bracelet).

Today we’re sharing a new ring box that we know you’ll love from White Tulip Boutique. This wood box features an engraved Celtic cross on the top and moss placed inside as a “pillow” for your rings. The moss can be removed afterward, giving way to your treasures in your new keepsake box. This ring box is ideal for Irish weddings or church weddings. Take a look!

Wood Wedding Ring Box

Wood Wedding Ring Box / Ring Box Keepsake by White Tulip Boutique | via http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/ring-box-keepsake/

by white tulip boutique

by white tulip boutique

Ring Box Keepsake

Isn’t it lovely?

You can find out more about this ring box here. If you’re planning an Irish wedding, you won’t want to miss this inspiring post.

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.