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Ask Emmaline: “Head Table for Large Wedding Party?”

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Good morning and happy, happy Monday to you! We’re so excited to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration with you. We’re kicking it off, in fact, with one of the latest Ask Emmaline questions. It came to us from Michele who asks, “I’m having a large wedding party and need a head table idea on how to arrange everyone. I don’t want to split the group, but I have no idea how to make it work. I’d rather not have a separate sweetheart table, since we want to sit with our wedding party. Any idea on a head table for large wedding party? Thanks!” Great question, Michele! And, it couldn’t have come at a better time. We recently saw this Real Wedding where the couple had a beautiful head table, ideal for a large wedding party. The couple was able to be surrounded by the entire party without splitting the group. Take a look!

Head Table Idea for Large Wedding Party

In this photo, you would think the couple is sitting at their own table…

Head Table for Large Wedding Party

9 Wedding Registry Mistakes to Avoid

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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When it comes to your wedding registry, you may be wondering how to get started: where to go, how many items to register for, and when you should have it completed. We’re here to help! In this post, we’ll show you nine wedding registry mistakes to avoid so you can have more fun + skip all the added stress. Enjoy!

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8 Wedding Vow Mistakes to Avoid

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Vows, vows, vows. They’re one of the most important parts of the wedding ceremony and for good reason: your wedding vows are the promises you make from your wedding day to eternity. You make them publicly, which makes them 100x sweeter (and nerve-wrecking). And, you don’t want to mess them up. That’s why we’ve put together a list of eight most important wedding vow mistakes to avoid so yours go off without a hitch. We’re covering some things you’ve never thought of before, along with some tricks you won’t want to miss. Enjoy!

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7 Things Your Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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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…

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Custom Wedding Stamps for the DIY Bride

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Hello, hello! It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! Bride-to-be Allison is tackling some DIY projects, including her wedding invitations. She asks, “I purchased printable wedding invitations and I’m now putting together the response cards and envelopes. I need to include my return address on the envelope but I’m not very skilled with my computer and printer. Any advice?” The easiest way to add your return address to response card envelopes and other paper goods is with a return address stamp. Custom wedding stamps are designed for your event, incorporate your theme, and can be used in perpetuity. Plus, you don’t have to worry about using a computer or printer. And, unlike an address label (which we loathe for formal events), a stamp will look totally elegant and professional. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up some custom wedding stamps spotted over at Olive Berry Paper. Which one catches your eye?

Custom Wedding Stamps

Custom Wedding Stamp for the DIY Bride

7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Brides: are you putting together your own wedding album? Need wedding album tips and tricks for your do-it-yourself creation? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing seven tried-and-true DIY wedding album tips to help… PLUS, we’re giving away a handmade wedding album to one lucky reader to help her/him get started! Let’s begin, shall we?

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