bridesmaid Archive

“I Couldn’t Say I Do Without You” Bracelet

Brides: pop the question to each of your bridesmaids (see: ‘be my bridesmaid) with an adorable cuff bracelet from Red Fern Studio! We’ve selected this jewelry piece as today’s handmade-a-day pick. It features a hammered or polished finish — your choice! — and different width options. The inside has a hand-stamped message that reads, “I couldn’t say I do without you“. How sweet!

I couldnt say i do without you bracelet by Red Fern Studio

by red fern studio

These Bridesmaid Champagne Flutes Are So Chic

Here’s the latest handmade-a-day item: bridesmaid champagne flutes! Check it out below. be sure to subscribe for the latest.

Chic Bridesmaid Champagne Flutes by Deighan Design

by desighan design

Hi, loves! It’s time for our handmade-a-day pick! We spotted these bridesmaid champagne flutes at Deighan Design and couldn’t wait to share them with you. If you are looking for a cute way to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding, or if you want cute (and functional) bridesmaid gifts they can use the morning of the wedding (and beyond), these flutes totally fit the bill. There are many types of champagne flutes and wine glasses out there, but these have always been a favorite of mine…

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.