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7 Tips for Buying Wedding Dresses Online

Thinking about buying a wedding dress online? Don’t miss this post! We’re outlining seven of the most important tips to safely buy your wedding dress online. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss wedding advice posts like this one!

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by grace loves lace

Hi, loves! Emma here and if you’re worried about how safe it is to buy wedding dresses online, you’re not alone! Today’s bride wants instantaneous results. You don’t have time to run from shop to shop; you want to see everything right at your fingertips — and I totally get it. It’s amazing how easy it is to buy anything online. This is coming from the girl who orders this in bulk online (and I’m not even embarrassed to admit it because it is so convenient). I buy amazing socks like these that I can wear all winter long because it keeps your legs warm! (They’re brilliant.) I stock up on k-cups so I don’t ever have a coffee outage.

Buying things for your wedding is the same way. I talked to a couple who recently got married and it was incredible the number of things they bought online, sight-unseen. Almost everything was ordered online, from the table runners to the votive candles to these invitations. Even the bridesmaid dresses were ordered online! Things like digital proofs, super-helpful product reviews, and two-day shipping have made buying wedding things online super convenient, so why should wedding dresses be excluded from the list? With resources at your fingertips like The Marketplace filled to the brim with handmade dresses and accessories, along with sellers on Etsy and Amazon unveiling new collections all the time, it’s easier than ever to buy everything for your wedding online…

Do You Wear Two Garters for Wedding?

Do you wear two garters for your wedding or just one? We’re answering that question related to the garter toss today on Emmaline Bride. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest straight to your inbox!

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by southern ever after

We’re answering an Ask Emmaline wedding question this morning to kick off your Friday! Bride-to-be Shelley asked us why brides buy two garters. The answer is simple — one garter is for the bride to wear, while the other is to be tossed at the reception. Technically, the bride wears both during the day, so the tossing garter is easily accessible when it’s time to toss it. You can usually purchase a set of two garters together, depending on where you buy, and typically you’ll find that the tossing garter is smaller and less detailed than the bridal garter.

And… if you don’t care about keeping your own as a keepsake, that’s fine, too! All you need to do is buy one, toss it, and be done with it. Simple as that! While we’re on the topic of garters, here are a few we recently spotted to inspire you…

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!

What to Wear Instead of a Veil – Ask Emmaline

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! Bride-to-be, Michele, asks:

“Help! I’ve tried on a few wedding veils in a store but I didn’t like how they looked. I don’t think a veil is my style and I just don’t see myself wearing a veil at my wedding. Does a bride have to wear a veil? Or is there something else I can wear as an alternative?”

Fantastic question! For starters, you asked if the bride has to wear a veil. Remember that it’s your wedding: there are no rules. A bride doesn’t have to do anything or wear anything that she doesn’t want to, so a veil is definitely not a requirement.

Now, before we show you some wedding hair accessory options, if you try on a veil in store make sure you also…

1.) try on a veil while wearing your dress (or a similar style)
2.) try on the veil with a hairstyle you plan to wear the day-of
3.) try on several veil styles

The third one — trying on several veil styles — is especially important because one style can look better on some people than others. Your face shape, hairstyle, dress, and personal style are all factors when it comes to picking the perfect veil — or veil alternative. Also, trying on many different veil styles to see which one you like best is also a great rule of thumb. For example, a bandeau veil — like this one, shown below from Serephine — is a unique veil style that differs greatly from a traditional, classic look.

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7 Wedding Seating Mistakes to Avoid

Wedding seating is so much easier when you know what to do — and what to avoid! Read this informative post before you make a wedding seating chart and subscribe for the latest.

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by blooming bouquet

An effective wedding seating plan can feel more like a game of Tetris, figuring out how to get everyone seated together in one perfect arrangement. If you’ve been putting off wedding seating for too long, it’s time to tackle it! Today we’re sharing a list of wedding seating mistakes to avoid to help you out. We are also sharing a few guest gripes so you can plan accordingly. Get ready to cross yet another big to-do off of that list — that’s what we’re here for! Enjoy!

12 Easy Tips for the Best Beach Ceremony

Brides: be sure to include these beach ceremony tips at your wedding. Guests will be glad you did! And don’t forget to subscribe, too!

Beach Ceremony Tips - Bridesmaids Jumping in the Air (photo: my lens of love) | via 12 Best Beach Ceremony Tips - http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/beach-ceremony-tips/

P.S. Don’t miss a photo like this with your bridesmaids! | photo: my lens of love via limn and lovely

Brides: are you making these beach ceremony mistakes? Avoid them with top beach ceremony tips from wedding shoes to keeping guests happy. PLUS, get inspired with handmade beach ceremony finds we know you’ll love. Enjoy!

7 Things Your Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

Bridesmaid etiquette is kicking off this beautiful Friday morning! Make sure you subscribe for the latest posts, straight to your inbox.

7 Things Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

photo: ashley caroline photography via real wedding

Hi, loves! Emma here. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a bride-to-be who is a) planning her wedding and b) curious about bridesmaid etiquette for the bride. I read this cringe-worthy article about a bridezilla with a capital B that really struck a chord. It’s hard to believe a bride could be such a crazed lunatic (to put it loosely), but I’m sure it happens more often than I think. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it needn’t break character. The bridesmaids you’ve asked to be a part of your day are presumably your best friends. Sisters. Cousins. Loved ones. Don’t let this wonderful time in your life bring out the worst in you. We’ve prepared this post to keep things in perspective and stay on the good side of your wedding party. After all, it’s one day — one amazing, totally memorable and awesome day — and you’d like them to remember it just as fondly, right? Exactly. Read on to see seven things your bridesmaids need to hear you say…

How to Pick a Wedding Veil or Fascinator

Today you’ll find top tips on how to pick a veil for your wedding! But first, subscribe for the latest!

How to Pick a Veil or Fascinator | veil by OBM Bridal | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/how-to-pick-a-veil-or-fascinator/

by obm bridal

When you’re the bride, picking a veil or fascinator can feel like a daunting decision, but it doesn’t have to be! To help, we’ve brought in bridal veil expert Lori Wilson, co-founder of OBMBridal, to share her most helpful tips on how to pick a veil or fascinator for weddings. Take it away, Lori!