“Do I Need Rehearsal Dinner Invites?” – Ask Emmaline

rehearsal dinner invitations

by whimsical prints

Happy Wednesday, loves! We’re kicking off this beautiful morning with a wedding advice question. Marissa has a question about rehearsal dinner invitations and it may be something you’ve been wondering yourself. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! Our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner is coming up soon (I’m getting married on July 2nd) and I have no idea how to let my bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family know. I’ve already told everyone the date, but do I need to send rehearsal dinner invitations? Or is it less formal (an email or Facebook)? Please help! Thanks!”

Great question, Marissa! We’re happy to help! Read on find out the answer…

Wedding Sunglasses for Photos – Ask Emmaline

groomsmen sunglasses | wedding sunglasses for photos http://emmalinebride.com/reception/wedding-sunglasses-for-photos/

by green bridal boutique

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! We’ve been receiving so many wonderful advice questions and we can’t wait to share them all (P.S. keep sending them in!) This question comes to us from Angela who asks…

Hi Emmaline! I’m looking for wedding sunglasses for the bridal party as photo props. I specifically want personalized ones so I can include them as part of the bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts. Do you have any ideas?

We sure do, Angela! And you asked at a great time because the summer wedding season is ideal for these! Read on to see what we’ve discovered from custom sunglasses expert Green Bridal Boutique

A Gorgeous St. Louis Wedding: Rachael + Pawel

A Gorgeous St. Louis Wedding: Rachael + Pawe at the Marriot Renaissance Grand, Saint Louis - http://emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/a-gorgeous-st-louis-wedding-rachael-pawel/ | Missouri wedding photographer - Heather Roth Fine Art Photography

Today we’re bringing you this gorgeous St. Louis wedding captured by Heather Roth Fine Art Photography. The couple Rachael and Pawel were married at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. Their wedding has some truly beautiful details that you’re sure to like including their lovely flowery invitations, floral headpiece, and Rachael’s shoes. Rachael tell us, “When planning our wedding day we had two priorities – A meaningful ceremony that incorporated our families and a relaxed reception with good food and plenty of drinks. My favorite detail was my fun shoes from Irregular Choice! They were wedges so they were pretty easy to walk in and was a simple way to put a little personality into my look. My most time consuming project was putting together the wedding programs, but I knew I would rather spend more of our budget on catering than something that pretty much everyone would throw out before the day was up…

Diamond Mobius Wedding Ring — Handmade-a-Day

white gold mobius ring

by lilyemme jewelry

It’s time for today’s handmade-a-day wedding pick! We browsed the beautiful collection of jewelry at LilyEmme Jewelry and found yet another piece to add to our list of favorites! The mobius wedding ring style was inspired by a mathematical design by designer Valerie. It is made with polished white gold from recycled sources and embellished with diamond pave set half way around the circumference. It is made-to-order, which we love, since each piece is handmade just for you! And we think it will look stunning with any engagement ring. Take a look!

5 DIY Wedding Favors You Can Make in an Evening

diy wedding favors - Bell Jar Cupcakes by EmmalineBride.com

Brides: if you’re looking for easy DIY wedding favors you can tackle in an evening, you’re in for a treat today! We’ve teamed up with the team at Weddingstar to feature five hand-picked DIY wedding favors, all of which are fun and easy-to-do. To pick a wedding favor guests will love (and remember), make sure it a) is functional, and b) coordinates with your wedding theme. We spent plenty of time browsing Weddingstar and we were impressed by the quality of these wedding DIY supplies and how easy it was to incorporate any wedding theme. Plus, you can add your own custom touches with initial stickers, twine, personalized tags, and more. Read on to see five easy DIY wedding favors and tell us: which one do you love?

Shirt Collar Stays for Groomsmen

shirt collar stays groomsmen gift idea (by julie the fish designs)

by juliethefish designs

Looking for an awesome groomsmen gift? Consider two key attributes: 1) the gift is functional, and 2) the gift is custom. If the gift is functional, he’ll be sure to actually use it. And, if it’s custom-made, he won’t already own one — and he’s likely to keep it for a long time. Today we’re sharing shirt collar stays, one of our favorite groomsmen gift ideas. What are shirt collar stays, you ask? Read on to find how they’re used, why he’ll love ’em, and find out where you can grab a set for your groom, groomsmen, ring bearer, fathers, and grandfathers…