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

Posted August 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

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

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9 Wedding Registry Mistakes to Avoid

Posted August 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

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 (+ Giveaway #8!)

Posted August 7, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 15 Comments

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. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Carryn of Golden Silhouette to offer a beautiful vow keepsake you will want NEED to own. It’s all here and it’s #8 in our fabulous 31 Wedding Giveaways series! Enjoy!

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7 Things Your Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

Posted June 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

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…

7 Things Your Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say (photo: ashley caroline) via http://su.pr/1kP7O3

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Custom Wedding Stamps for the DIY Bride

Posted May 12, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

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

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7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks

Posted May 9, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments

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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7 Tips for Picking an Engagement Ring

Posted May 6, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

Are you (or someone you know) popping the question soon and shopping for an engagement ring? Understandably, it may seem a bit overwhelming at first. After all, there’s so much time, energy, money, and thought that goes into picking the perfect engagement ring. What style does she like? How much should I spend? Where do I start looking? Should I look for custom handmade rings or buy from a large chain? Does she want a diamond or an alternative engagement ring? Today we’re sharing seven tips for picking an engagement ring to help you shop. Read on to find out more…

7 Tips for Picking an Engagement Ring

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Bridal Makeup Tips from Dhalia Edwards

Posted May 1, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Brides: looking for bridal makeup tips? You’ve come to the right place! We interviewed makeup artist and expert Dhalia Edwards to ask her some of our favorite bridal makeup questions. See Dhalia’s favorite makeup trends for brides, get a glimpse at some recommended brands, and find out how to keep your bridal makeup looking fresh + flawless all day long. PLUS, get inspired by some of her makeup artistry from Real Brides! Read on for more…

bride (photo: deanna casey photography) via Bridal Makeup Tips

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Wedding Advice Coasters

Posted April 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Spotted: a unique way for guests to leave their mark! Introducing wedding advice coasters, one of our favorite new guest book alternatives to date. Crafted by Paper Street Press, these clever coasters are a unique place for guests to leave their tips and well-wishes for the happy couple.

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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?

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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

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