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Mirror Bar Menu — Handmade-a-Day

This mirror bar menu is today’s handmade-a-day find! Check out our archives here.

If you are going to make signature cocktails a part of your reception menu (and we think you should because it’s a fun detail, alcohol or alcohol-free), you will want to draw attention to it like a pro! We love when couples use interesting signage (like any of these chalkboard wedding signs or these welcome signs) to draw attention to an aspect of their reception. For instance, this mirror bar menu is one sign that will definitely attract guests. The hand-lettering is gorgeous, too! And you can reuse this ornate mirror in your home after the big day. By Sugar and Chic.

mirror bar menu sign | by sugar and chic | via http://emmalinebride.com/wedding/mirror-bar-menu/

by sugar and chic

Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

Mason Jars with Handles

left: photo by megan thiele, right: via pinterest

We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks,

I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…

These Wine Charms Make Beautiful Gifts for Weddings

breakfast at tiffanys wine charms

by bling on the wine

Are you planning a wine themed wedding? Perhaps a wine tasting bachelorette party? Or maybe you’re looking for a fun gift idea for your bridesmaids? Then you’ll love these wine charms we have to share with you today! We’re excited to introduce you to your new BFF in wine charms, also known as Bling On The Wine. Find out what makes these charms so beautiful, particularly for weddings… plus, get a special discount code!

16 Signage Ideas That Look Beautiful for Weddings (PHOTOS)

Whether you are newly engaged or about to cross the finish line with wedding planning, you absolutely need to see this post! One of the easiest ways you can personalize your ceremony and reception comes down to one thing: signage. Today we’re talking about personalized, beautiful, one-of-a-kind signage that guests will not only notice but remember for years to come. There are a handful of unexpected places where signage can be added and many of these might surprise you. Read on to find out more to beautify your space…

wedding welcome signage

by paper and pine co.

Beautiful Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River — Real Weddings

We have an inspiring wedding to share with you today complete with a shabby chic theme, blush pink color palette, whimsical entertainment for guests, and handmade details you’ll want to steal for your own wedding! This beautiful day, captured by Shutterfreek, took place at a private location on the Animas River in Farmington, New Mexico. Morgan & Brycen didn’t miss a thing when it came to delighting and entertaining their guests. They included a breathtaking ceremony along a river, handmade signage, floral arch, guest book Jenga pieces, gorgeous floral arrangements, a romantically lit tented reception under the stars, music, dancing, yard games, and a sparkler send off. Our favorite detail is the different “bars” they set up everywhere for guests including a custom dessert bar, lemonade bar, and ice cream bar. Gather ideas for your own wedding with these inspiring details…

Shabby Chic Wedding Along a River | Beautiful River Weddings | photo: shutterfreek

Giveaway: Win the Ultimate Rimming Sugar Set!

We have a special giveaway for you from Dell Cove Spices that we know you’ll love! This rimming sugar set will be the ultimate finishing touch to your wedding bar or a fun accent for your bachelorette party. this isn’t just any rimming sugar set… this is the ultimate gift set complete with twenty artisan colored sugars to add color and sparkle to any martini, champagne drink, or other cocktail. Read on to enter for a chance to win!


Rimming Sugar Set

This gift set includes one tin each of the following colors:

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by dell cove spices

-Cloud White
-Midnight Black
-Tangerine Orange
-Pastel Green
-Forest Green
-Robin’s Egg Blue
-Teal
-Pastel Purple
-Royal Purple
-Pastel Pink
-Coral
-Honeysuckle Pink
-Raspberry
-Ruby Red
-Sunshine Yellow
-Light Gold
-Metallic Gold
-Warm Gold
-Cool Silver
-Metallic Silver

Not sure how to rim a drink glass? Need advice on what kinds of cocktail recipes to use? No worries – this gift set comes with an instruction sheet on how to do it along with a few delicious recipes.

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by dell cove spices

Is the Cost of Open Bar at Weddings *Really* Worth It?

Hello, loves! Today we’re tackling the hot topic of whether the cost of an open bar at weddings is worth it. Yesterday we received an email from soon-to-be weds, Ben and Sophie, who are getting married in May. They recently picked their wedding venue and now they’re tackling the high cost of an open bar. They ask,

[su_quote cite=”Ben & Sophie”]Hey, Emmaline! We’re torn on this one: should we have an open bar at our wedding? Or do you think guests are OK with cash bar instead? It’s more of a cost issue than anything and we can’t decide if we should cut our bar budget. What do you think?[/su_quote]

Open Bar Set Up for Wedding | photo: gina and ryan | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/cost-bar-weddings/

photo: gina and ryan via style me pretty

Let’s dive into this one, shall we?

This Cocktails Sign + Napkins are Wedding Bar Essentials

Hello, lovelies! It’s Friday, you’re ready to party, and we’ve found just the thing for your bar! This wedding cocktails sign and napkins are the cutest thing we’ve seen in a long time for reception bars. So cute, in fact, you’ll want to re-use it in your own bar at home. We spotted them over at Laura Hooper Calligraphy, the pro when it comes to calligraphy everything. (P.S. She’ll even teach you how to do calligraphy!) The sign is hand-lettered and measures 8″ x 10″. Take a peek!


Wedding Cocktails Sign + Napkins

wedding cocktails sign | by laura hooper calligraphy

by laura hooper calligraphy

These Swizzle Sticks are Perfect for Mason Jars at Weddings

Are you planning to have a signature drink or mason jar drinks at your wedding? We talked this week about our obsession with wedding coasters as a favorite bar detail; swizzle sticks are a close second! Swizzle sticks are functional as actual drink stirrers, but more or less they’re used as a fun decoration. To share some swizzle-spiration with you today, we are sharing a new creation from Company Forty Two, where Shelly is once again inspiring us to want a huge bash just because! Her party decor and handmade details are amazing! Come on in and take a look at these swizzle sticks, today’s #HANDMADEADAY wedding find!

Swizzle Sticks – Weddings: Drink Details

Wedding swizzle sticks by Company Forty Two | http://emmalinebride.com/reception/swizzle-sticks-weddings/

by company forty two

by company forty two

Wedding swizzle sticks by Company Forty Two | http://emmalinebride.com/reception/swizzle-sticks-weddings/

by company forty two

Find out more about these swizzle sticks and see other finishing touches for your reception at Company Forty Two.

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-E.