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Shot Glasses Bridesmaids & Groomsmen Will Love

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by my sister’s boutique

Hi, loves! Emma here. The other day I stumbled upon these bridesmaids shot glasses over at My Sister’s Boutique and had to share them with you. Seriously, I’ve never seen such adorably painted shot glasses before. These are hand-painted with amazing attention to detail. I looked further and found groomsmen shot glasses, too. Now your entire wedding party can open these as a wedding day gift and toast to your celebration! I’m crazy about this idea. We love these shot glasses so much, we’ve hand-picked them as today’s handmade-a-day wedding find. You have to take a look!

Flannel Bridesmaid Shirts for Getting Ready

Flannel bridesmaid shirts are my new favorite thing for fall. Find out why below. But first, are you subscribed yet?

bridesmaid ombre flannel

by city and salvage

These incredibly cute, comfy & cozy flannel bridesmaid shirts have stolen my heart this weekend. If you and your bridesmaids are wearing matching shirts while getting ready (or at your bachelorette bash) this fall, why not try these on for size? These shirts are definitely something everyone will want to wear again, lounging at home or snuggling up at a campfire. Plus, it has buttons down the front so you won’t mess up your hair or makeup when it’s time to change into your dress! And… it makes a great bridesmaid gift, especially for a barn wedding. Enjoy!

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

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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

These Hair Tie Bracelets Are A Beautiful Solution

hair tie bracelets set |

by bela bracelets

We all know a hair tie on the wrist is ugly, but what’s a girl to do when she needs one at a moment’s notice? Emma here and I am always equipped with a spare hair tie in case of an emergency hair bun or top knot. However, I cringe when I see photos with a hair tie around my wrist or the dreaded red wrist indent from a too-tight hair tie. That’s why these hair tie bracelets from Bela Bracelets are a winning combination! It is a hair tie and bracelet in one. Find out more…

How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding

How to Plan a Western Themed Wedding (invites: jen simpson design)

invitation: jen simpson design

One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. Read on to find out more…

The Cutest Bridesmaid PJs — Handmade-a-Day

cute bridesmaid pjs for getting ready |

by sandy waters store

Hi, loves! Emma here. In the past, we’ve talked about where to buy bridesmaid robes, personalized button-down shirts like his, and these cozy bridesmaid sweatpants, just a few awesome options for those must-have getting ready photos. Today we’re sharing another favorite for what to wear: bridesmaid pjs! Bridesmaid pajamas are a cute and comfy gift for your bridesmaids, as each pair is personalized with her monogram and features custom colors. For the cooler months, your girls will love the bridesmaid pj sets with long (or short) sleeves and pants (above). For summer when it’s hot and humid, gift them with the shirt and shorts pj sets (below) to keep everyone cool while sipping on mimosas (and enjoying these ridiculously cute donut rings). Plus, it’s a gift they’ll be happy to wear again while lounging at home. We hand-picked these bridesmaid pjs as today’s handmade-a-day find and spotted them at Sandy Waters Store. There’s even cute pjs for the bride, too! Read on for more…

10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

Editor’s Note – 5.8.16: Hi, loves + Happy Mother’s Day! We published this post awhile back but thought it would be a great fit for today. Wait until you see the photos with the mother of the bride, especially #4 — it’s one of my favorites! We wish all moms a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Today, we’re talking about emotional wedding photos: those real, tear-jerking candid moments captured on film. While planning your wedding, one thing remains certain: your day will be packed full of emotionally-charged, fleeting moments in time. Today, we want you to take a moment to put down the peonies, step away from the mason jars, and put all your stress on hold. Remind yourself why you’re getting married in the first place: love.

My wedding was seven years ago, but I remember the details like it was yesterday. My sister woke me up early that morning with a super enthusiastic, “Happy Wedding Day, Bride! Wake up… the big day is here!” (Seriously, best MOH in the history of ever.) I remember my mom and sister helping me get ready, putting on my veil (my mom’s, worn on her own wedding day), and peeking through windows in anticipation as family and friends gathered. I remember my dad seeing me in my gown for the first time, our father-daughter chat before Canon in D began, and seeing my groom at the end of the aisle once the doors opened. Pure magic. These significant moments made my wedding day extra special, and your moments will be unique, too. Make sure you take time out to enjoy them. (Also, make sure your photographer is ready to capture those candid shots – I’m glad ours did!) Today, we’ve gathered up ten of the most emotional wedding photos. We hope it helps you create your own list of must-have wedding photos and remind you of what’s truly important. So, without further adieu, let’s begin…

10 Most Emotional Wedding Photos

1. The Bride Gets Teary Eyed

In this shot, the bride is teary as she recites her vows. I love how you can see the bridesmaids in the background.

10 most emotional wedding photos - #1. bride gets teary eyed at ceremony (photo by julie harris)

photo by julie harris photography

These Bridesmaid Necklaces with Initials Make Cute Gifts

initial necklace | by Palomaria | bridesmaid necklaces initials |

by palomaria

Hi, loves! One of the best bridesmaid gifts you can give is a personalized one, since it is made just for her. One of the easiest (and most functional) gifts you can give are initial necklaces for bridesmaids. There are dozens of beautiful designs out there, but lately we’ve been swooning over the collection at Palomaria because they’re so insanely unique. These necklaces are handmade, customized with each bridesmaid’s initial, and are even created in any color palette you choose. This means you can coordinate the necklaces with the season in which you’re tying the knot, her favorite colors, or your wedding color palette. To show you just how lovely they are, I’ve gathered up a few of my personal favorites from the shop. Which one do you like best? I’m really digging the style above, as well as the purple flower necklaces you’ll see later in this post. Read on to see them all!