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What is a Mantilla Lace Veil? (+ Giveaway!)

Posted March 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 42 Comments

We love hearing from our readers, especially when we receive your Ask Emmaline questions! Today we’re sharing a new Ask EB question from bride-to-be, Alicia. She asks, “I was getting fitted for my gown and my seamstress suggested I wear a long veil with it. She mentioned something about a mantilla lace veil, but I have never heard of it before. What is a mantilla lace veil?” Great question! In this feature, we’ll tell you what a mantilla lace veil is and inspire you with a stunning example. Plus, one lucky Emmaline Bride reader will win a mantilla lace veil for her wedding by Wedding Bliss by Maija! Let’s get started, shall we?

what is a mantilla lace veil





6 High Heel Disasters to Avoid

Posted December 16, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: before you buy your wedding shoes, read this post! We’re sharing six high heel disasters to avoid along with helpful tips to keep shoe situations at bay. You may even want to pass this along to your MOH and bridesmaids so they don’t encounter any high heel disasters of their own. Plus, you could win a helpful accessory to keep your feet happy this holiday season + beyond! What is it? Read on to find out… (oh and P.S. you’ll love #5.)

6 High Heel Disasters to Avoid





12 Beach Ceremony Mistakes to Avoid

Posted July 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

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

Beach Ceremony Tips - Bridesmaids Jumping in the Air (photo: my lens of love)





Are Email Wedding Invitations a Bad Idea?

Posted July 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 15 Comments

Are email wedding invitations a bad idea? Are printed wedding invitations really better than email? Find out what we think along with seven reasons why… and let us know if you agree!

Are Email Wedding Invitations a Bad Idea? via EmmalineBride.com





7 Wedding Shoe Mistakes to Avoid

Posted June 13, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

There are plenty of to-do’s on your wedding list, but your wedding shoes can make or break your day. If you pick a pair of wedding shoes that’s uncomfortable, unflattering, or downright painful, you’ll be sorry you did. But, if you take a few of these wedding shoe tips to heart you’ll keep you feet happy, accentuate your style, and you’ll be able to dance the night away. Read on to find out which seven wedding shoe mistakes you should avoid PLUS find out which three must-have shoe accessories you’ll want need for your wedding. But first… here are the wedding shoes I wore for Me & A’s wedding. They have a little bit of a vintage feel and I loved how simple yet elegant they were. I love the knotted detail and these were insanely comfortable. Plus, they don’t have too high of a heel (I was so nervous about tripping down the aisle). They do sit in a shoe box in my closet because I can’t bare to wear them and ruin them, but I think I’ll make an exception for our anniversary this year. :)

Anatomy of My Wedding Shoe via EmmalineBride.com - 7 Wedding Shoe Mistakes to Avoid





How to Welcome Guests to a Wedding

Posted June 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hello + Happy Thursday! Today we’re talking about how to welcome guests to your wedding. When you’re a wedding guest, it feels nice to be welcomed and included, right? Today we’re going to show you how to make sure your guests feel welcomed, whether they’re traveling from across the country or around the corner. When A & I tied the knot, we were blessed by the number of guests who traveled far and wide to attend. Our wedding took place in Michigan, yet we had guests from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New York, Illinois, and Texas – that’s eight states! Luckily, all of our out-of-town guests previously lived in the area, so they already knew the best places to eat, where to stay, and the best places to see downtown. What about your wedding? Will there be out of town guests who are unfamiliar with the area? Are there things you can do to make them feel a little more comfortable? How can you make local guests feel just as welcome? We have all the answers – and more! – in today’s post. We’ll tell you how to welcome your guests with twelve helpful tips including DIY wedding welcome bags, a clever ceremony program idea, transporting to and from the reception, and more! Read on for the full scoop…

How to Welcome Guests to a Wedding (itinerary by that girl press)





“Would you… Wear a Veil or Not?”

Posted June 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 15 Comments

Hello, loves! Happy weekend! Did you / should you / would you wear a veil or not? Before we get to the answer, we have an exciting announcement: Emmaline Bride is now fresh on the weekend! The way we see it, your wedding planning doesn’t come to a halt because it’s the weekend; and, neither should the inspiration! In today’s post, we hope to spark some (fun!) wedding-related debates to see what you think about wedding ideas, trends, customs, traditions, and more. Today we’re asking the age-old question: should you wear a veil or not? The decision of whether or not to wear a veil is a personal one and should reflect your individual style. Some brides wear a veil because it’s the classic ‘look’, while others wear a veil alternative or nothing at all to reflect their style. I have to admit – I love it both ways! Today we’ve gathered up inspiration to show both sides of the veil debate, and we’ve opened up the floor for you to decide. Read on to find out more…

Wear a Veil or Not (via EmmalineBride.com) - bride with veil photo by maria mack photography





The 5 Laws for Wedding Favor Boxes

Posted May 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: did you know that not all wedding favor boxes are created equal? And that every year thousands of wedding favor boxes go unclaimed because guests miss them or forget to take them home? Shockingly true. But, fear not: we’re here to help! Today we’re bringing you the five laws for wedding favor boxes to ensure your simple – yet elegant! – wedding favor boxes are not only perfectly coordinated but enjoyed (and taken home) by your guests. Read on to find out these five laws, get inspired with colorful wedding favor boxes by the lovely Sosia To Go, and find out some ideas for favor “fillers” that are anything but boring…

wedding favor boxes - black box with blue ribbon (by sosia to go)





7 Wedding Cake Mistakes to Avoid

Posted May 20, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Your wedding cake is a wedding detail that has its very own category — and for good reason! To be memorable, a wedding cake must be perfectly picked, delightfully designed, and transported with the utmost care. So, why do wedding cake fails happen time and time again? Today we’re sharing seven wedding cake mistakes to avoid to ensure your wedding cake goes off without a hitch. We want your delicious, almost-too-pretty-to-eat wedding cake to be just as amazing as you’ve always dreamed it would be. Read on to see how to ensure you wedding cake tastes good, looks good, and reaches your reception without fail… PLUS, find out what to do if something goes awry. Enjoy!

7 Wedding Cake Mistakes to Avoid via Emmaline Bride





How to Register for Your Wedding

Posted May 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 38 Comments

Brides: if you’re wondering how to register for your wedding, you’ve come to the right place! It’s National Registry Month and we’re celebrating the best way we know how: with a post on how to register for your wedding, a few do’s and don’t's, ideas on where to register, registry mistakes to avoid, and a FREE printable wedding registry checklist to help you get started! PLUS, you can win a beautiful prize from the folks at Corelle®! What could it be? Scroll down to find out… and tell us where you’ll register for your wedding!

How to Register for Your Wedding (via EmmalineBride.com)





“Do I Really Need a Ring Pillow?” – Ask Emmaline

Posted May 7, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hello, brides! If you’re gearing up for your wedding ceremony and wondering what all the fuss is over the ring pillow, we’re here to help! Today we’re sharing nine things to know about the ring pillow, which includes answers to your most-asked questions to our ‘Ask Emmaline‘ inbox such as, “Do I really need a ring pillow?” Plus, we’re showcasing some handmade loveliness from Laura Stark, one of the most amazing ring pillow designers to date, for inspiration. Read on to find out more about the ring pillow, get inspired, and let us know which style you love best. (Mine? A tie between the mustard ring pillow and the something blue, shown below. Love ‘em both.) Enjoy!

something blue ring pillow by Laura Stark





How to Coordinate your Wedding in One Easy Step
(+ iPhone Case Giveaway!)

Posted May 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 45 Comments

Happy May! #throwsconfetti Do you know how to coordinate your wedding? Did you know it’s easier than it sounds? Today we’re showing you how to coordinate your wedding in one easy step. When you are planning your wedding, it’s easy to get bogged down with the many decisions you’ll make, like color palette, wedding tone, theme, invitations, and more. If you’re wondering how you’ll get it all done – and get it to coordinate – fear not! We have one simple solution for you. Today we’re sharing some helpful advice for what to do after picking out your color palette to save you time + money down the road. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Dear LC to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader a free (stylish!) wedding iPhone case. Enjoy!

How to Coordinate Your Wedding in One Easy Step - via EmmalineBride.com (invites: dear lc)





10 Shortcuts for Writing Thank You Notes

Posted April 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Writing thank you notes is probably not the first thing on your mind right now as you plan your wedding. However, writing thank you notes is a very important part of the planning process. If you get organized now, writing thank you notes after the honeymoon will be a breeze! Today we’re showing you ten shortcuts for writing thank you notes PLUS inspiring you with thank you notes by the beautiful Nostalgic Imprints. In this post, you’ll find inspiration for thank you notes, ideas to get organized, find out how to save time + money, and be on your way to enjoying more of your honeymoon after the big day. Enjoy!

writing thank you notes - thank you card by Nostalgic Imprints








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