Category: bachelorette

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

Planning a beach bachelorette party? Here’s the perfect gift idea! Be sure you’re signed up for updates so you stay in the loop.

Spring and summer are right around the corner, which means lazy days on the beach are finally on the way! If you’re planning a bachelorette bash at the beach, you’ll love this DIY bridesmaid beach bag gift idea. We’ve pieced together our favorite essentials for your girls including an essential tote bag, sunnies, flip flops, an adorable sun hat, beauty products, and more. Enjoy!

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag | via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/diy-bridesmaid-beach-bag/

What’s in the Bag

Tote Bag

We love this new canvas tote with aqua stripes. It has enough room for her swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, and everything you see here. By Thirty One Gifts, where you can get it embroidered, too.

LOVE Bracelet

This gold jewelry piece is simple and oh-so-sweet. It’s the perfect everyday bracelet she can wear to the beach — and beyond. By Ava Hope Designs.

Embroidered Towels

She can lay out in style on her own personalized beach towel. These are by Memento.

Bridesmaid Sunglasses

These fun bridesmaid sunglasses can be worn on the beach + at the wedding! Spotted here.

Flip Flops

These aren’t just ANY old flip flops. They have custom sayings that leave your mark in the sand! Our fave for this bag? “Follow me, bring wine”. There are more available, too! By Sand Imprint Sandals.

Floppy Sun Hat

I’m ordering this one stat. If you need a floppy hat (I mean, really, who doesn’t?) then this is one that’s inexpensive AND adorable. Spotted here.

Beauty Products

Fill a wristlet (we spotted the one shown from Thirty One Gifts) with some favorite beauty products, like nail polish, a stick of sunblock, waterproof mascara (this one is from Pürminerals), and her all-in-one makeup solution in a compact form (also from PürMinerals.com). The lip balm is ultra-nourishing and essential because, hot pink. From Maybelline.

Book to Read

And, last but not least, throw in a book she can read on the beach. I recommend Yes Please, but that’s because Amy Poehler is my spirit animal. Yours might be Tina Fey, in which case this would be an awesome choice. Or Mindy Kaling’s book which was so funny I laughed out loud (and I was sort of bummed when I finished reading it). Another favorite? This book by Ellen Degeneres. Pick any book she’d like (but we recommend something funny and entertaining). I mean, a dramatic book is just a little too serious for a relaxing bach weekend, ya know?

♥ | ♥ | ♥

She’ll L O V E this gift. Promise. I know I would!

xo
-E.

What’s your favorite find above?


PIN IT: DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag | via http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/diy-bridesmaid-beach-bag/

This post is sponsored by Thirty One Gifts and PurMinerals.

Stylish Bachelorette Sash Ideas? – Ask Emmaline

Need stylish bachelorette sash ideas? We’ve found fourteen of ’em! Get inspired below + be sure to subscribe so you never miss a post.

If you’re planning a gigantic bachelorette party bash + need a sash, you’ve come to the right place! We received this Ask Emmaline question from Morgan, who wanted some bridal shower and bachelorette sash ideas for a friend. She also was curious where you could find a sash with ‘Mrs’ and the bride’s new last name. So, we did some digging and boy oh boy did we find a plethora of gorgeous ones! We spotted these bachelorette sash ideas over at Le Petit Mariage and they boast pretty typography, silky satin fabric (or luxurious velvet), and the prettiest color combinations. Which one is your favorite? P.S. Don’t miss the tee shirts we found, too!

Stylish Bachelorette Sash Ideas

Here’s an assortment of different colors and type styles we spotted.

bachelorette party sashes script | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

As you can see, this style of script seem to be the most popular. They’re our favorite, too!

bride to be gold on hot pink sash | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

So pretty! I especially like this mint sash with black type.

bride to be black on mint sash | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

black bride to be sash with gold | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

bride to be sash hot pink on white | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

bride to be sash silver with black text | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

bride to be sash white with gold | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

What does Iggy say again? Oh that’s right, I’m so fancy, especially in this velvet sash.

velvet bachelorette sash | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

This aqua and white combination is perfect for a beach wedding.

bachelorette sash with aqua writing | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

We even spotted a western themed sash for the wild wild bride. Perfect for your country wedding!

wild wild bride sash | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

Which sash is your favorite? You can see them all right here!

TEE SHIRTS

And… we thought these tees went with the sashes perfectly. By Deighan Design.

maid of honor tee | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

And this wifey tee, for your honeymoon + beyond! BRB, going to add to my wish list.

wifey tee shirt | stylish bachelorette sash ideas | via http://emmalinebride.com/bride/bachelorette-sash-ideas/

xo
-E.

21 Stylish (+ Temporary) Wedding Tattoos

My birthday is a few days away and this year, I’m getting inked — relax, it’s only temporary. I love those sweet little tattoos you see popping up everywhere: you know the kind, the tiny black heart, infinity symbol, ampersand, ‘love’ — but I’m way too scared to ink it for real. Ouch, you guys, and talk about commitment. That is forever-ever. Marriage is forever, too, but when you’ve found the right person (I have!), marriage forever = the best thing ever. Tattoos, not so much, if you’re like me anyway. For instance, I said to Andrew, “If I got a heart tattoo, I’d put it right here“, showing him the underside of my wrist. So, for a week, I used black marker and drew on the cutest little black heart. It took, eh, maybe three days until I was all, “GET THIS OFF OF ME” so at least I know temporary tattoos are more my style. When I did a little investigative research into cute, non-kid-like temporary tattoos, I was very impressed, even more so at the temporary wedding tattoos I found, which I’m super excited to share with you today. So, if you’re planning to freak out your parents just a little bit with a freshly-inked (temp) tattoo pre-wedding (don’t do that), want to do a trial run to see how you’ll probably get tired of the same design when you’re ninety-five (or not, which is cool, too), or paint the town red with your gal pals and matching tats (even just for the night), you’ll want to get inked with these beautiful temporary wedding tattoos. Check ’em out!

Temporary Wedding Tattoos

1. x o

Oh my word. This one = all me.

x o temporary wedding tattoos

pepperink

2. Cartoon Bride + Groom

temporary wedding tattoos bride and groom

wakhtarrr

3. Love

love temporary wedding tattoos ring finger

symbolic imports

And this one, too!

tiny love temporary wedding tattoos

inknart

4. Heart

heart temporary tattoos

pepperink

5. Scripty Love

love arm temporary wedding tattoos

type and title

6. Your Names

custom names temporary wedding tattoos

spiritink

7. Butterfly

butterfly temporary wedding tattoos

spiritink

8. Bold Heart

heart temporary wedding tattoos

tattoomint

9. #PartyofTwo

jones party of two temporary wedding tattoos

wakhtarrr

10. Diamond

diamond temporary tattoos wedding

spiritink

11. Team Bride

team bride temporary wedding tattoos

teal ash

12. Ampersand

ampersand temporary wedding tattoos

tea lash

13. Cross

cross temporary wedding tattoos

inknart

14. Soulmate

soulmate temporary wedding tattoos
inknart

15. Bachelorette Party Assortment

Get everyone tatted up for your night on the town!

bachelorette party temporary wedding tattoos

smashtat

16. Silhouettes + Arrows

arrow and silhouettes temporary wedding tattoos

kristen mcgillivray

17. Itty Bitty Cross

itty bitty cross temporary wedding tattoos

smashtat

18. Ring

ring tattoo

daydream prints

19. Finger Ring

finger ring temporary wedding tattoos

inknart

20. Diamonds for the Girls

diamond temporary tattoos weddings

kristen mcgillivray

21. Mr + Mrs

mr mrs temporary wedding tattoos

kristen mcgillivray

So, lovelies… which of these temporary wedding tattoos is your fave? Does it make you want to get inked, if even just for the day? I want ALL OF THESE. I’d have to say that #1 is still my favorite, though. Share yours below!

xo
-E.

50 Alternative (+ Fun!) Bachelorette Party Ideas

Bar hopping and dancing at the club not your thing? No problem! We’ve rounded up the ultimate list including 50 alternative (+ fun!) bachelorette party ideas. And, this list proves that you don’t always have to pick between drinking, bar hopping, or clubbing. :) These handpicked party ideas are bound to be fun; plus, you can mix + match (choose two activities or pair something with a chic dinner out). For super awesome deals, be sure to check out this where you can find ideas for almost anything in your town.

Let’s get the party started!

bachelorette party ideas

Bachelorette Party Ideas: The Ultimate List

Here are fifty of the most amazing (+ fun) bachelorette party ideas. See? This list proves that you don’t always have to pick between bar hopping or clubbing. AND… keep in mind that the best bachelorette parties are the ones where you do activities the BRIDE loves. :)

1. Paint Class

Some places have these paint + sip classes where you can bring wine or cocktails. The instructor shows you how to paint and you learn while hanging with your girlfriends. Tons of fun.

2. Comedy Club

Laugh your you-know-whats off.

3. Amusement Park

And ride the bumper cars. They’re the best.

bachelorette bumper cars

4. Makeovers by a favorite makeup artist + night on the town

5. Dueling Pianos

If you’ve never been, GO. It’s so much fun.

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6. Karaoke

7. Casino

8. Shopping + Dinner Out

9. See a musical

10. Go-Karting

bachelorette go karting

11. Trampoline Park

12. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Looks absolutely terrifying to me. But, to each her own!

hot air balloon ride

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13. Baseball / Football / Basketball Game

14. Concert

15. Wine Tour

16. Have a mixologist teach you how to make cocktails

17. VEGAS.

las vegas bachelorette party

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18. Vacation rental in the mountains

19. Spa Party

spa bachelorette party

via, photo: studio carre

20. Rafting

21. Canoe Trip

22. Camping Weekend (or Glamping)

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23. Music Festival

24. Bar hopping and/or clubbing

I still wanted to include it since it is the #1 type of bachelorette party.

25. Backpacking

26. Scavenger Hunt

27. Board Games + Movie Rentals + Popcorn + Wine

28. Beach weekend + hotel/condo rental

beach bachelorette party

via, photo by justin demutiis

29. Exotic Vacation

30. Cooking Class

31. Dance Lessons

32. Paintball

These bridesmaids picked ugly bridesmaid dresses from a thrift store and wore them to paintball. Love this! But, seriously, OUCH. I’ve played before and it would HURT 10x worse to get hit in a dress.

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33. Boating

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34. Bowling

35. Fancy Dinner

36. Rooftop Hotel Pool Party

pool bachelorette party

via, photo by justin demutiis

37. Road Trip

38. Slumber Party

39. Cruise

40. Weekend in a big city

Los Angeles, Chicago or New York (just to name a few)

41. Rock-climbing

42. Museum

43. Ballet or Opera

44. Murder Mystery Dinner Show

As I mentioned before, you can always find deals on these here.

45. Water Park

46. Laser Tag

47. Haunted Walking Tour

48. Drive In

49. Safari Park

50. Miniature Golf

Stock Up on Sashes

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by le petit mariage

bachelorette party sashes

by le petit mariage

Don’t Forget This Kit

We spotted it at BeCollective.

hungover bachelorette party kit

becollective

And this banner!

We’re in love with this one! From Hawthorne Ave.

bride to be glitter banner

hawthorne ave

Which of these bachelorette party ideas do you l o v e?

Tell us below. We’d love to add ’em to our list!

xo
-E.

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Bachelorette Spa Party (+ Win a Gift!)

If the bride-to-be isn’t into the club scene – or she needs a serious night of relaxation with her girls – plan a bachelorette spa party instead! A spa party for the bachelorette is a fun way to get the bridal party together for a day of pampering and relaxation. Read on to get inspired with ideas for your own spa party… and win a little something for yourself! Enjoy!

Bachelorette Spa Party (by sara mackenzie, photo by studio carre)

by sara mackenzie, photo by studio carre via exquisite weddings magazine

Bachelorette Spa Party

When planning a bachelorette spa party, consider these planning tips:

o Plan the spa party at a home or head to your favorite salon
o If planning at home, set up ‘DIY’ stations for manicures, pedicures, and facials
o Serve yummy mixed drinks, champagne, or a fruit juice bar (and sparkling water)
o Decorate the space to create an “spa”-like atmosphere. Think soy candles, orchids, light snacks, bottled water, and comfortable seating.
o Create gift bags for guests to take home with a favorite nail polish, artisan soap, nail file, pedicure kits, lip balm, and a sleep mask
o Spa robes for the girls is another favor idea, which can be re-worn on the wedding day
o After the spa portion, get dressed up and head out to dinner

Check out this bachelorette spa party inspiration board:

Bachelorette Spa Party Ideas via EmmalineBride.com

vendors

o bachelorette spa party invitation by sweet wishes stationery
o embroidered spa robes by embroidery by melissa
o spa basket (with fiji water + pouf) by bailey’s basket shop
o essie (aqua), color: where’s my chauffeur nail polish
o essie (pink), color: boom boom room nail polish
o spa services sign, aqua and pink tablescape, edible ‘polish bottle’ treats via parties for pennies
o foot spa by conair
o coconut lip balm by comfort and joy soap co.
o brush roll by crafty stitches
o bars of handmade soap by comfort and joy soap co.
o soy candle by theme fragrance
o spa mask by goia boutique

P.S. Those ‘edible nail polish bottles’ are made out of food-colored marshmallows and topped with tootsie rolls. So cute! Find out more about them here.

Bachelorette Spa Flip Flop DIY

Try out this fun spa flip flops DIY spotted at One Charming Party. Easy — and affordable, too! Snag some cheap flips flops (in a variety of colors) at Old Navy for around $2.50 each.

Bachelorette Spa Party Flip Flops DIY (via One Charming Party)

Enter the Giveaway!

Want to win a little pampering gift for yourself? Enter for a chance to win a bar of luxurious handcrafted soap and a lip balm by Comfort and Joy Soap Co.! Enter between 7/12/13 – 7/18/13 (11:59pm EST). Use the entry form below to enter!

Bachelorette Spa Party - Giveaway! (by Comfort and Joy Soap Co.)

Good Luck!

Happy Planning!


-E.

Now It’s Your Turn! Would you want a bachelorette spa party? What would you add to the list? Have any tips to share?

Giveaway: Win Lip Balm Favors!

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday to you all! We are kicking off a brand new week the best way we know how… with a giveaway, of course! This week, we’ve teamed up with Emily of GCDSpa to offer a set of (20) FREE customized lip balm favors for your bachelorette party or bridal shower! These lip balm favors are perfect for pampering your girls and a sweet way to say thank you to guests. Read on to find out how YOU can win!

Lip Balm Favors (by GCDSpa via Emmaline Bride)

Lip Balm Favors Giveaway

WINNER ANNOUNCED – 2.4.13

And the winner is… lucky #52, Faithe! Congratulations! Please check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks to all who entered + a big thank you to GCDSpa for sponsoring this giveaway!

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GCDSpa tells us more about these lip balm favors: “Whether you’re pampering the bride or toasting the bachelorette, lip balm favors from GCDSpa are a sweet way to thank party guests. Celebrate that “last fling” with customized Girls Night Lip Balms spiked with your favorite cocktail flavors. With dozens of designs, flavors, and colors to choose from, we can help you create the perfect favors for your event.”

Lip Balm Favors (by GCDSpa via Emmaline Bride)

Lip Balm Favors (by GCDSpa via Emmaline Bride)

How to Enter

Visit GCDSpa between January 28, 2013 and February 3, 2013 (11:59pm EST) and view their entire collection. Return here and comment below on another item from the shop that you like best. You may also receive additional entries with the following methods:

o Share the giveaway on Twitter*
o Share the giveaway on Facebook*
o Share the giveaway on Pinterest*

You may enter up to four (4) times per day using each method once: comment, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

BONUS

Receive one free bonus entry during the week if you “like” GCDSpa on Facebook! Simply leave a comment below for recognition.

*for each method used, please leave a separate comment

Rules

This wonderful set of twenty (20) customized lip balm favors comes with a custom label, tag, and bow color of choice. The winner can also select the preferred lip balm flavor of choice. The prize is a $75 value with FREE shipping to U.S. address included! Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. No cash value. No purchase necessary. International winner must pay shipping and handling.

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Good Luck!

-THE EB TEAM

P.S. Did you win last week’s giveaway? Find out here!