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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,

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?Ben & Sophie

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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xo
-E.

17 Coasters That Will Look Absolutely Lovely at Weddings

How will you incorporate your personal style into your wedding bar? The first things couples always tackle are drinks and glassware, but what about fun and unexpected details that can make your bar really POP? Besides fun swizzle sticks or straws like these and a signature drink sign, wedding coasters are another detail we love to see at receptions. We have seen coasters given as favors, we have seen coaster save the dates, escort cards, and we have seen them turned into creative guest book alternatives. A unique wedding coaster can act as an element of decor for your theme, as well as offer functionality by keeping tables clean of condensation and acting as a “drink saver” (more on that below). To illustrate how awesome wedding coasters can be, we’ve rounded-up seventeen finds to inspire your unique wedding bar style. Read on to see what we’ve found!

Coasters for Weddings

1. Birch wood wedding coasters

These wedding coasters are essential for a rustic wedding bar. By Pixels and Timber.

birch wedding coasters personalized

by pixels and timber

2. Coasters as your Save the Date

These wedding coasters are so pretty! Send them in the mail as a save the date announcement instead of a traditional card. By Paper Street Press.

save the date coasters

by paper street press

3. Eat, Drink and Be Married

These coasters are elegant and feature a fun saying: “Eat, Drink and Be Married”. We love this example which features the couple’s names, wedding date, and website address. Perfect for guests to visit after the wedding if you’re showcasing photos on your wedding website. By Ruffhouse Art.

eat drink and be married coasters

by ruffhouse art

4. With Love from Chicago

Or Detroit. Or Los Angeles. Or NYC. Wherever your love adventure began! By Allie Hasson. Sidebar: it looks like this is the last batch of wedding coasters with “Chicago” and they might not be making more (sadface). Hmmm. I say, ask them anyway and maybe they’ll get a huge response and make them for all cities, since they’re incredibly lovely! I call dibs on Romeo.

from chicago with love wedding coasters

by allie hasson

5. Fondest Memories

These are coasters AND cute memories in one! Have guests write down their favorite good times with the bride and groom. By Starboard Press.

fondest memories with the bride and groom wedding coasters

by starboard press

6. Cheers Wedding Coasters

This wood coaster is perfect for a rustic wedding! We love the elegant calligraphy. Spotted at Julie Song Ink.

cheers coasters

julie song ink

7. Initial Here

For a handcrafted wedding, personalization is key! A coaster like this is a fun way to show off your new initial. By When it Rains Shop.

floral monogram wedding coaster

when it rains

8. Thank You to Parents

We’ve talked about unique ways to thank parents and guests at your wedding. This coaster is another fantastic way to do it! By Dinglewood Design.

thank you to guests wedding coaster

dinglewood design

9. Polka Dotted

This festive polka dotted monogram coaster is one of our favorites: it can be customized to suit your color palette and shows off your monogram. By Dear LC.

polka dotted monogram wedding coaster

dear lc

10. Wedding Coaster Favors

Wrap up a set of coasters and give them to guests as favors, like these by My Little Chickadee Creations which are custom and handmade.

custom wedding coaster favors

my little chickadee creations

11. Please Don’t Take My Drink

A wedding coaster can be used as a drink saver, when placed on the rim of a glass. This coaster reads, “Please don’t take my drink, I’m dancing“. I swear, the number of drinks “cleaned up” while people are dancing is incredible! It will save you money, too, as a bonus, since most guests go get a new drink when they discover theirs is gone.

dont take my drink wedding coaster

tea and becky

12. My Wish for the Newlyweds

Place these wedding coasters at the bar and guests can write their well wishes! This also takes the place of a guest book (similarly to #5, above). By Starboard Press.

my wish for the newlyweds wedding coasters advice

by starboard press

13. Chalkboard

Guests can write their names on these chalkboard coasters so they don’t lose sight of which drink is theirs.

chalkboard wedding coasters

kate aspen

14. Photo Save the Date

You can have your engagement photo placed onto a coaster and sent as a unique save the date, well ahead of the big day.

wedding coasters personalized with photo

via evermine

15. Escort Card Coasters

Meet the escort card coaster: it’s an escort card and drink coaster in one! Two birds, one stone.

coaster escort cards wedding

photo: k seidl photo via style me pretty

16. Happily Ever After

Bright and cheery, these happily ever after coasters are a delightful touch.

and they lived happily ever after wedding coasters in green

print smitten

17. Save the Date Coaster

Last but not least, this save the d-ate coaster is another favorite way to set the tone of your event and tie in your theme, too.

save the date coaster

fossil letterpress

Will you be using wedding coasters at your reception?

Why or why not? Tell us what you think in the comment box below.

xo,
-E.

How to Use Mirror Signs at Your Wedding

Move over, chalkboard! Well, we still love our beloved chalkboards but mirror signs are taking center stage at weddings as a chic alternative. A mirror can be hand-lettered with a paint pen (like these, which have a fine point) to add an extra dose of pretty to your ceremony or reception space. We’ve seen them used as welcome signs for guests, we’ve seen a mirror in lieu of a paper program, as a bar menu, and more. Today we’re sharing how to use mirror signs at your wedding with five unique finds. Plus, we found a few other mirror inspired decor we know you’d love. Check it all out below…

Use wedding mirror signs as decor at your wedding | photo: cyrience | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by coastal calligraphy, photo: cyrience

Wedding Mirror Signs

1. Use a mirror to welcome guests

A simple mirror and paint will do!

Use a mirror and paint to welcome guests to your wedding.  Photo: Rylee Hitchner | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: rylee hitchner via style me pretty

This sign ties in the couple’s travel-inspired theme, too.

This welcome sign features the couple's travel theme | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

2. Use a sign to share your ceremony details.

No need for paper programs!

Skip a paper program and use a mirror sign instead! | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by the lovely glass jar

3. A sign can be used to show guests to their seats.

At the reception, a mirror sign can be used as a seating chart. Here are two examples:

Please Be Seated mirror sign | photo: charlie juliet | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: charlie juliet via style me pretty

mirror sign for your wedding | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

4. Use a sign to draw attention to a special bar.

Having a cigar or scotch bar for the gentlemen? A mirror sign will really make it POP.

cigar bar mirror sign | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

scotch bar mirror sign | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by bee curious designs

5. Or, use a sign to draw attention to special beverages at your bar.

This is especially fitting if you have a signature beverage or cocktail.

This decorative bar mirror is one of our favorite wedding mirror signs!  It's ideal for displaying a signature cocktail. | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

by sugar and chic shop

A simple ‘cheers’ is a good fit, too!

Cheers wedding mirror signs | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-mirror-signs/

photo: harwell photography via style me pretty

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And, I just couldn’t help but mention these additional finds we spotted. This gold ampersand mirror sign will look fab as part of your decor; mirror coasters are a cute touch for your sweetheart table! From Hop Studio.

by hop studio

I love this monogram mirror cake topper…

monogram gold mirror cake topper

by lovey dovey darling

… and these mirror table numbers.

handpainted table number mirrors

What do you think of these wedding mirror signs? Do you like mirror decor? Or, do you prefer chalkboards? Tell us below!

xo
-E.

Silver or Gold Personalized Bar Necklace

In case you haven’t noticed, the wedding giveaways just keep getting more and more frequent. That’s just one of the reasons why you’ll want to subscribe, especially this holiday season. We work with the best artists in the biz… and there are so many wonderful FREE giveaways being offered, every day from now through Christmas! You won’t want to miss it.

Speaking of wonderful giveaways, here’s a new one! We’ve teamed up with Silver Lotus Designs to offer a silver or gold personalized bar necklace! This is a beautiful jewelry piece for the bride-to-be, her Maid of Honor, bridesmaid, mom, flower girl, or anyone who could use a little cheer this holiday season. Makes a cute gift for new moms, too, which is why we’re sharing it over on Emmaline Baby today (and why I put this on my own gift list this holiday season).

Silver or Gold Personalized Bar Necklace

Want to win one of your own? What would it say? Here are the full giveaway details:

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 11/24-11/30/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One (1) silver or gold personalized bar necklace from Silver Lotus Designs
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $40 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
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Good Luck!

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