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Do You Wear Two Garters for Wedding?

Do you wear two garters for your wedding or just one? We’re answering that question related to the garter toss today on Emmaline Bride. Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest straight to your inbox!


by southern ever after

We’re answering an Ask Emmaline wedding question this morning to kick off your Friday! Bride-to-be Shelley asked us why brides buy two garters. The answer is simple — one garter is for the bride to wear, while the other is to be tossed at the reception. Technically, the bride wears both during the day, so the tossing garter is easily accessible when it’s time to toss it. You can usually purchase a set of two garters together, depending on where you buy, and typically you’ll find that the tossing garter is smaller and less detailed than the bridal garter.

And… if you don’t care about keeping your own as a keepsake, that’s fine, too! All you need to do is buy one, toss it, and be done with it. Simple as that! While we’re on the topic of garters, here are a few we recently spotted to inspire you…

Giveaway: Win a FREE Wedding Veil of Your Choice!

Win a FREE wedding veil from Blanca Veils at Emmaline Bride! Find out the details below + make sure you’re on the list!

soft wedding veil, photo by to live to love photography | via FREE wedding veil giveaway at Emmaline Bride from Blanca Veils:

wedding veil: blanca veils, photo: to live. to love. photography

It’s Friday… time for another fantastic wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! We’ve teamed up with the incredible veil designer, Samantha of Blanca Veils, to generously give away a FREE wedding veil of your choice (up to $100) from their shop! These veils are handmade and intricately detailed with lace, beads, rhinestones, and more. Wait until you see these veils: the winner will have trouble picking just one! Good luck & enjoy!

What to Wear Instead of a Veil – Ask Emmaline

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! Bride-to-be, Michele, asks:

“Help! I’ve tried on a few wedding veils in a store but I didn’t like how they looked. I don’t think a veil is my style and I just don’t see myself wearing a veil at my wedding. Does a bride have to wear a veil? Or is there something else I can wear as an alternative?”

Fantastic question! For starters, you asked if the bride has to wear a veil. Remember that it’s your wedding: there are no rules. A bride doesn’t have to do anything or wear anything that she doesn’t want to, so a veil is definitely not a requirement.

Now, before we show you some wedding hair accessory options, if you try on a veil in store make sure you also…

1.) try on a veil while wearing your dress (or a similar style)
2.) try on the veil with a hairstyle you plan to wear the day-of
3.) try on several veil styles

The third one — trying on several veil styles — is especially important because one style can look better on some people than others. Your face shape, hairstyle, dress, and personal style are all factors when it comes to picking the perfect veil — or veil alternative. Also, trying on many different veil styles to see which one you like best is also a great rule of thumb. For example, a bandeau veil — like this one, shown below from Serephine — is a unique veil style that differs greatly from a traditional, classic look.


Beautiful Braid Bun Updo for Weddings

Hi loves! Emma here. I’m popping in to share a quick hair inspo of a braid bun updo. When I come across hairstyles I love myself, I have to share them with you. Because if I don’t, then you might not see the perfect updo for your big day. And this one is gorgeous! This braid bun updo I spotted from the brilliant Hair & Makeup By Steph is on my top ten list of buns & chignons ever — which is quite a long list. Take a look!

Braid Bun Updo Weddings / Hairstyles | by Hair and Makeup By Steph

Giveaway: Leaf Wedding Headband

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Leaf Wedding Headband / Headpiece by Lottie-da Designs |

by lottie-da designs

It’s Friday… time for another fab wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! I wish I could win this latest giveaway item because it’s so incredibly gorgeous. Obviously, I can’t… but you can… and one lucky bride-to-be will win this antique leaf wedding headband / headpiece for her wedding day! This accessory is handmade with love by Lottie-da Designs. This piece can be worn as either a wedding headband (when you pair it with a ribbon) or as a headpiece or hair wreath (when you attach it to bobby pins). Enter now for your chance to win!

Flower Headpieces for Your Wedding

Wedding flower headpieces for wedding | by Florentès |

by florentes

Okay, it’s official: these flower headpieces from Florentès are beautiful! I’ve been swooning / obsessing over them for awhile and I thought it was time to finally share my favorites. These hand-picked flower headpieces for weddings include hair chains, blush flowers, ivory flowers, lace appliques, pearl accents, and more. There’s a little something for everyone! Also, take note on the wedding hairstyle ideas shown below: there are some really beautiful (and simple) updo’s in these photos. And just wait until you see their entire shop — it’s brimming with hair accessories you’ll love to wear on the big day. The hardest part? Deciding which one to pick! Read on to see what we’ve rounded-up for you today…

10 Beautiful Two-Piece Wedding Dresses

We’re sharing two-piece wedding dresses today! Make sure you are on the list for future posts like this one.

A beautiful long chiffon two piece dress for weddings! By Leanne Marshall. | two-piece wedding dresses |

by leanne marshall

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! Was that the fastest week ever? I think so, too. My coffee is stronger than usual (but when is it not?) and I hope yours is too, along with a wonderful day ahead! Today we’re sharing ten gorgeous two-piece wedding dresses (also known as cropped wedding dresses or wedding gown separates) in response to reader, Steph, and her Ask Emmaline question that rolled in last week. She asks,

“I like the look of two piece wedding dresses but haven’t been able to find one I like. I think separate pieces would also help me change up my look for the reception without having to buy a separate wedding reception dress. Can you help? Do you have any favorites?”

22 Cute “Be My Bridesmaid” Card Ideas

will you be my bridesmaid card

by cricket printing

Brides: are you recently engaged and selecting your wedding party soon? One of our favorite ways to ask your bridesmaids if they’ll stand up in your wedding is with be my bridesmaid cards. While a card or gift isn’t a requirement, it is a fun unexpected surprise they’ll love to receive in the mail (even as a follow-up after an initial phone call or by asking in person). Since every bride is different, we’ve rounded up twenty-two unique be my bridesmaid cards including some that are totally witty while others are sweet and sentimental. Read on to see which cards made the cut below!