bridesmaid Archive

Now *This* is the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Box

Now *This* is the Ultimate Bridesmaid Gift Box | by Deighan Design | http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/bridesmaid-gift-box/

by deighan design

I was emailing with a bride the other day (for anonymity purposes, we’ll just call her M) about bridesmaid gifts. “There are too many options,” she said, “how am I supposed to pick just one?” It’s honestly a common problem! But there’s an easy way to put things in perspective. First, remember why you’re giving a gift in the first place: to show your sincere appreciation. Don’t over-think the gift: as long as you give something you know she will enjoy and will be happy to receive, you’ve done your job.

If you’re wondering how to pick just one, you’ll love this new option: the Bridesmaid Gift Box from Deighan Design. You won’t have to stress over what to pick, since they take the guesswork out of it all! Each gift box comes beautifully packaged (ready to be given) so you don’t even have to wrap it all. It even comes with a cute tag. And you can use this as a way to ask Will You Be My Bridesmaid when asking them, if you like! Find out what’s in the box…

Why These Photo Clutches Make a Super Easy Bridesmaid Gift

Photo Clutches | by Eclu | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaid/photo-clutches-bridesmaid-gift/

by eclu

Hi, loves! Emma here. Sometimes people ask me what I would do differently if I was planning my wedding right now. While many of my wedding plans would be exactly the same (you like what you like, you know?), I would add these photo clutches by Eclu as bridesmaid gifts. The earrings I picked would stay the same, but I would put them inside these photo clutches as an extra gift. Why do I love these clutch purses so much? Read on to see why these photo clutches are pretty awesome — and one of the *EASIEST* gifts to give right now…

These Photo Frames Make Great Gifts for Weddings (+ Giveaway!)

Happy Friday! Emma here. One of my favorite gift ideas for 2016 weddings has to be one of these photo frames. I know, photo frames have been a gift idea for decades, but these are different — each frame is unlike any you’ve seen before. The lovely Laura of Montana Snow has designed these beautiful rustic photo frames as lasting keepsakes for years to come. Instead of fussing over a glass holder (and those annoying picture holder metals on the back that always chip your nails), these frames hold pictures in place with a sturdy clip. You can swap out photos in an instant right from the front or hold a small stack to keep on rotation at your desk. Plus, these frames are customized for your recipient, whether it be yourself (try a newly engaged frame or just married photo frame like these), your mom or dad (try these), or your grandma or grandpa (they’ll love these). There’s a little something here for everyone! Take a look at our favorites below and — you guessed it! — enter for a chance to win one as a gift for your parents! Good luck!

Here’s my favorite photo frame for newly engaged couples! Add a photo of the proposal, your engagement ring, or the two of you right after you said “Yes!”:

engagement gift photo frame | photo frames - gifts for weddings http://emmalinebride.com/gifts/photo-frames-gifts-weddings/

by montana snow

Giveaway → Win a Set of 3 Stunning Bangle Bracelets in Gold!

Happy Monday, loves! We’re kicking off this brand new week the best way we know how — with a giveaway, of course! This set of hexagon shaped bangle bracelets is one of my favorite giveaway prizes to date. These stunning bracelets are handmade by the lovely Andrea Bonelli and will make the perfect accessory for your big day (or wrapped up in a box for a friend). Enter for a chance to win below! ↓

Bangle bracelets gold by Andrea Bonelli Jewelry | http://emmalinebride.com/2015-giveaway/bangle-bracelets-gold/

Giveaway: Win a Personalized Silver Bar Necklace

It’s Friday… giveaway time! We’ve teamed up with the lovely team of Spiffing Jewelry to offer a personalized silver bar necklace to one lucky reader! This necklace can be stamped to read anything you’d like — up to 15 characters. Have it stamped with your name, initials, wedding date, ‘Mrs’, a bridesmaid’s name, nickname, etc. — anything your little heart desires! Here’s a photo example of what this necklace looks like, along with an array of font style examples from which to choose…

sterling silver bar necklace

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

P.S. There’s a delightful giveaway inside this post! So make sure you read it + enter! #justsayin

Yesterday’s Ask Emmaline question was such a hit that our inbox got absolutely flooded with your questions! (Thanks — keep ’em coming, we love hearing from you!) 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

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!

P.S. There’s a wedding giveaway in this post, too!


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

Your Bridesmaid Will Be So Happy with These Cover Ups

We’re all about helping you navigate the various wedding dilemmas that sneak up on you while you plan. Today, we’re tackling bridesmaid cover ups.

Problem: your bridesmaid dress is sleeveless or strapless and you’re getting married outdoors / taking photos outside where it will be cold –OR– you would prefer bridesmaids to have a little coverage during the ceremony.

Solution: just add a cover up. But make it one that she’ll love!

A pashmina, shawl, bolero, or a wrap are a few options when it comes to bridesmaid cover ups. We love the idea of something feminine and flowy that she’ll love to wear, especially in the late summer or fall when all you need is something lightweight. We spotted these gorgeous bridesmaid cover ups at Coralie Beatrix and they fit the bill perfectly. They’re lightweight, available in a variety of colors, made in your choice of lace or chiffon, and they’re priced right. Plus, these cover ups complement infinity dresses perfectly (especially these signature “Octopus” dresses here). Take a look at the bridesmaid cover ups we found below, today’s handmade-a-day find!


Bridesmaid Cover Ups

Here’s one example in chiffon:

Bridesmaid Cover Ups | by Coralie Beatrix | Photo Tina Chiou | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/bridesmaid-cover-ups/

by coralie beatrix

Thank You for Being My Bridesmaid Gift Box

Hey, love! Happy Friday! Have big plans this weekend? I’m going to a wedding, so pretty much my weekend is going to rule. We’re kicking off a full day of wedding inspiration today, starting with this cute #HANDMADEADAY find. This beautiful gift box is given as a thank you for being my bridesmaid gift. Each gift box includes a card, box, tissue paper, tag, ribbon, and a cute crystal hair clip. We spotted these at The First Snow. Take a look!

Thank You for Being My Bridesmaid – Gift Box

thank you for being my bridesmaid box

by the first snow

thank you for being my bridesmaid gift box

by the first snow

by the first snow

thank you for being my maid of honor

by the first snow

anatomy of box

by the first snow

Bridesmaid Gift Box

To find out more about these cute gift boxes, visit The First Snow.

xo
-E.

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