Posted July 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Happy Weekend, loves! We always love to find helpful infographics that can help you plan. If you’re wondering how much alcohol you’ll need (and how to stock the bar), this wedding alcohol calculator will help! This infographic will tell you how much you’ll need to buy for 25, 50, or 100 guests at a wedding. More guests? Just multiply. Take a look…
Posted June 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, loves! Happy, Happy Monday! We’re excited to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration here at Emmaline Bride with a fresh new Ask Emmaline question. But first… what do you think of wedding lemonade stands? Yay? Nay? That’s what reader Steph wanted to know when she wrote us last week. She says, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning the bar for my outdoor wedding. I’ve heard of a wedding lemonade stand, but I have no idea what it entails. Any tips so it doesn’t look cheesy?” Thanks for writing, Steph! We, too, have been swept up in the sweet-as-sugar bar ideas popping up everywhere (like here, mostly). And, like you, we don’t think every idea is a winner (as many can be downright cheesy). We do, however, think a lemonade stand at a wedding can be a fun, festive way to incorporate a favorite summertime drink and another way to use those clever mason jars with handles. I know, I know… but bear with us on this one. As long as you follow these tips, your wedding lemonade stand will be one your guests will love…
Posted May 29, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
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…
Posted May 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
One of our favorite handcrafted details for a wedding bar is a bespoke coaster. We’ve seen coasters given as wedding favors, used as escort cards, printed with a thank you message to wedding guests, and used as a unique advice guest book alternative, just to name a few ideas. A coaster is a conversation starter for guests and offers functionality as a drink ‘saver’ or label, as well as to protect a tabletop. As a drink saver, guests can place a coaster above the rim of their glass to signify the drink is still being consumed so it is not bussed. And, as a label, guests can identify a drink as theirs by writing their name on it (these are one example). A wedding coaster can also be used just as a festive addition to your decor. To inspire your reception, we’ve rounded up fifteen creative wedding coaster ideas below. Take a peek and let us know if you plan to use wedding coasters and, if so, tell us what yours will say!
Wedding Coaster Ideas
1. Enjoy Coaster
This wood coaster is perfect for a rustic wedding! We love the elegant calligraphy.
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.
Posted April 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: have you heard of a DIY champagne bar? It’s our new favorite trend! A champagne bar, also known as a bubbly bar, is a fun bar idea for your wedding reception, bridal shower, or bachelorette party. It’s also a delightful way to serve mimosas to your bridal party while getting ready. We are so honored to share this fun champagne bar inspiration with you today featuring a handful of totally awesome vendors. Take a peek at the champagne bar below to spark your creativity! We love this idea…
Posted April 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Once in awhile, we come across an idea so amazing and inspiring and we wonder, why isn’t everyone doing this?! If you’re planning your own wedding bar and want to wow your guests with hand-picked craft beer selections, listen up: you need to make this DIY beer bar. It will take a little ingenuity, a handful of kegs, chalkboard tags (just glue or nail them to the wood), some paint, and a little woodworking on your part, but the result? A totally memorable fill-it-up bar that guests will love. Oh, and the best part? No bartender required! Read on to see the inspiration…
Posted March 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hi, loves! It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question. This one comes from bride-to-be, Angela, who says, “I am planning a cake bar at my wedding with multiple wedding cakes instead of one cake. I plan to have different flavors for each cake but I have no idea how to display them. Any tips?” Great question! Read on to find out how to display multiple wedding cakes at your reception with one simple idea…
Posted March 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Brides: if you’re planning a wedding drink station or bar at your wedding, you’ll want to offer glassware for guests. But, did you know there are fun, more creative wedding drink glasses to consider? We’ve rounded up eight creative ideas including champagne glasses, personalized wine glasses, mason jar drinking glasses, vintage punch bowl mugs, and more. Which one is your favorite?
Wedding Drink Glasses
1. Mason Jar Toasting Glasses
Mason jars as drinking glasses is a favorite! Here’s one option…
Posted November 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Want to design a wedding drink station guests will love in 4 easy steps? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite wedding drink station ideas to inspire you. Whether you’re planning a wedding bar or holiday drink station, this post is sure to help! Tie in your wedding colors and your wedding theme for maximum wow-factor, and be sure to tie in your own signature cocktails. Enjoy!