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21 Irresistibly Cute Flats for Weddings

Wedding flats are a popular choice for brides who want a no-heel option. See which flats made our list of beautiful picks for the bride! Be sure to subscribe for the latest.

21 Wedding Flats for the Bride |

Hi, lovelies! As a tall woman — 5’11” to be exact — I’m no stranger to low-heel shoes and flats. I don’t mind towering over people, and feel totally comfortable wearing a 2″ or even 3″ stacked heel any day of the week. But I know that sometimes flats are a no-brainer. For instance, when I’m chasing after my toddler with baby in tow. Or grabbing groceries late at night and trying to get home before my tv show starts. Or shopping at the mall without hearing a constant click-click-clicking sound. For my wedding, I wanted to wear heels because I love them, but I definitely had a back-up pair of bridal flats to wear mid-reception. Heels are not mandatory. And if the idea of wearing heels makes you nervous, or you need a solid day just to figure out how to walk in them, I say wedding flats are your best bet. To help you pick, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the prettiest wedding flats for the bride. They all look insanely comfortable and many of them are affordable, too. Take a minute to look around and let me know which bridal flats suit your style best! I’m so enamored with #8…

“Bridesmaid Clutches Instead of Flowers?”

clutches with bridesmaids names inside | bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers via

by bella fiore, photo: made u look photography

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. One of our latest Ask Emmaline questions really inspired me the other day because it’s not only a fantastic idea, but it also saves some money in the process. Rachelle wrote to us about bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers — as in, nixing the bouquets altogether and having her bridesmaids walk down the aisle carrying a pretty bag instead of a bouquet. She writes,

Dear Emmaline, I want to give my bridesmaids clutches instead of flowers (bouquets) as gifts. I don’t have a budget that allows for the cost of a clutch AND a bouquet for each bridesmaid, so I have to either pick a less expensive bridesmaid gift or skip bouquets altogether. I have seen other weddings where bridesmaids have walked down the aisle with a clutch purse, but is it proper etiquette to do so? Also, do you have any tips on what kind of clutches would suffice? Thank you!

Hi Rachelle! Not only is this a great question, but bridesmaid clutches instead of flowers is a brilliant idea for a variety of reasons. Find out why we love (and recommend) this option…

Plaid Bridesmaid Clutch for Fall Weddings

plaid clutch purse - bridesmaid clutch for fall weddings | by Juneberry Stitches

by juneberry stitches

Hey, loves! Happy weekend! Some of my favorite handmade finds are the result of simply popping in to my favorite Etsy shops to see what’s new. One of my recent fave finds was discovered when I popped in to Juneberry Stitches where I found the loveliest plaid doily clutch purse I had ever seen. Now to be fair it is probably the first plaid clutch purse with a doily that I have ever seen, but that’s what makes it so unique.

7 Things Your Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

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7 Things Bridesmaids Need to Hear You Say

photo: ashley caroline photography via real wedding

Hi, loves! Emma here. If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a bride-to-be who is a) planning her wedding and b) curious about bridesmaid etiquette for the bride. I read this cringe-worthy article about a bridezilla with a capital B that really struck a chord. It’s hard to believe a bride could be such a crazed lunatic (to put it loosely), but I’m sure it happens more often than I think. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it needn’t break character. The bridesmaids you’ve asked to be a part of your day are presumably your best friends. Sisters. Cousins. Loved ones. Don’t let this wonderful time in your life bring out the worst in you. We’ve prepared this post to keep things in perspective and stay on the good side of your wedding party. After all, it’s one day — one amazing, totally memorable and awesome day — and you’d like them to remember it just as fondly, right? Exactly. Read on to see seven things your bridesmaids need to hear you say…

Heart Shaped Ring Dish — Handmade-a-Day

Heart Shaped Ring Dish by Susan Gordon Pottery | | via Emmaline Bride's Handmade-a-Day Pick:

by susan gordon pottery

Hi, loves! Emma here. Today’s handmade-a-day find is a heart shaped ring dish with the word “LOVE”, “XO” or arrows beautifully hand-drawn with gold metallic calligraphy. A ring dish, like this one, is commonly used on your sink to hold your engagement and/or wedding ring while washing your hands, or on your nightstand at night when you go to bed (if you’re someone who does not like to wear jewelry to bed). I wear my rings pretty much all the time, but when I do heavy housecleaning I like to remove them so they don’t get dirty. A ring dish like this would be the perfect place to put them. These are functional, beautifully handmade, and colorful — Susan Gordon Pottery really has thought of everything! This makes a great gift for a newly engaged bride or for a bridesmaid gift. It makes a sweet gift for moms, too.

These Bridesmaid Mugs Will Make Cute Gifts

Wait until you see these incredible bridesmaid mugs, today’s handmade-a-day pick! Follow us on Instagram for the latest.

Monday Bunday | Print for Bridesmaid Mugs by Melsy's Illustrations |

by melsys

Hi, loves! Emma here. It’s Monday Bunday and I’m sitting here with messy bun, sippin’ on (extra) coffee and working on today’s blog post when THIS happened. I spotted these bridesmaid mugs from Melsy’s Illustrations and literally dropped everything to share them with you. And, well, once you see them, you’ll get it…

Print for Bridesmaid Mugs by Melsy's Illustrations |

by melsys

Jewelry for Sister-in-Law Bridesmaid Gift? – Ask Emmaline

It’s time for an Ask Emmaline wedding question! Be sure to subscribe for future wedding advice questions like this.

Bride-to-be Elisa wrote us with a question about picking out the perfect bridesmaid gift for her soon-to-be sister-in-law. She says,

“Dear Emmaline, I’m picking out bridesmaid gifts and I am completely stumped on one of my girls, Carrie… she’s my future sister-in-law and we’re not very close yet. We get along great, but we just haven’t really had that much time to get to know each other as much as my other bridesmaids. I want to get her a gift she will like but I don’t want to mess up on style. Do you have any suggestions for jewelry that is great for everyday wear she might like? She wears jewelry a lot so I know she likes it and mostly in silver tones (but she also wears gold sometimes). Any help for a sister-in-law gift she will love?”

Elisa, jewelry is a great gift idea! I love that you included her jewelry preference (mostly silver tones versus gold), as it makes picking out the style a lot easier — silver vs. gold is half the battle! Your email included such a sincere question and I think many brides find themselves in a similar situation. You’re picking out gifts for members of your wedding party, many of whom include family members of your spouse that will soon be a part of your family, too. But it’s not always easy to pick a gift when you aren’t as close (yet!) as you may be with other members of your wedding party. And I wholeheartedly love that you care so much about picking a gift she’ll love, which shows just how lucky she is to be gaining a new sister like you!

To help you pick the perfect versatile bridesmaid gift, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite tried-and-true jewelry pieces. If you see one that looks like her style, just click on the photo and you can find out more from the artist directly on their shop (or other similar styles by the artist who designed it). And hopefully one of these finds will be the perfect gift for Carrie. Fingers crossed we have a home-run today with one of these!

Bridesmaid Gifts for Sister in Law

1. This sweet bangle bracelet

It’s sure to bring happy tears to her eyes. It also covers the three S’s: 1) silver-toned, 2) sentimental, 3) sister-in-law geared. Handmade by Honey Thorns.

i gained a sister when i married your brother

bracelet: honey thorns