Category: ceremony

“Alternative to Throwing Rice?” – Ask Emmaline (Giveaway!)

*Giveaway inside!

Searching for an alternative to throwing rice? We’ve found the perfect, number-one answer for you. Be sure to subscribe or you’ll miss out on future posts like this one!

Want to make a grand exit at your ceremony, but your venue doesn’t allow you to throw rice or confetti? You’re not alone. Many venues are saying no to messy or potentially hazardous ceremony tosses. But that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck! See Jessica’s Ask Emmaline question about an alternative to throwing rice:

Hi Emmaline! I had my heart set on our guests tossing rice in the air as we exited the ceremony, but our venue forbids it. My mom suggested we do something different. Is there an alternative to throwing rice?

Jessica, throwing rice is so last year. ;) Kidding. But we have the perfect alternative to throwing rice: ribbon wands! We love these ribbon wands because they make NO MESS. Plus, your ribbon wands can include a bell so you hear wedding bells ringing as guests wave them in the air. Instead of a quick toss of rice with cleanup and hassle, these ribbon wands from Kate Kate NYC are customized in your colors. You can even reuse them as you make your reception grand entrance! Here, take a look at some of the colors available (there are TONS of color combinations):

Alternative to Throwing Rice: Ribbon Wands

navy and pink ribbon wands


We’ve teamed up with Kate Kate NYC to offer 100 ribbon wands to one lucky reader! This is a alternative to tossing rice and we love the pretty colors available.

o Enter between 3/17/15-3/23/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: 100 Send Off Wedding Wands
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $100 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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Good Luck!


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12 Handmade Flower Girl Shoes with Style

Have you decided on a flower girl dress for your littlest wedding party attendant yet? Once you do, complete the outfit with a pair of cute shoes. While any dress shoe will do, we just can’t help but envision something cuter. Something spring-y. Something she’ll love to wear down the aisle and toddling around the reception afterward. For spring and summer weddings, these handmade flower girl shoes from Bitsy Blossom fit the bill perfectly. There’s light pastels, polka dots, mod patterns, and more. See which ones stole our little handmade hearts…

Handmade Flower Girl Shoes

colorful polka dot flower girl shoes  | handmade flower girl shoes via

black and white and mint polka dot shoes | handmade flower girl shoes via flower girl shoes | handmade flower girl shoes via

And, at last, my most favorite…

coral or aqua flower girl shoes  | handmade flower girl shoes via

by bitsy blossom

Which pair do you like best?


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30 Best DIY Wedding Projects (+ Giveaway!)

Looking for the best DIY wedding projects? You’ve found them right here! Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed so you never miss a post. Plus, there’s a giveaway inside this post… don’t miss it!

Get ready to roll up your sleeves, lovelies! Today we’re highlighting (thirty!) best diy wedding projects and kits we’ve found to inspire you. Whether you’re a crafting beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s something here for everyone! Plus, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Paperlaced to offer some DIY supplies (twine for invitations, favors, and more!) to help you on your next project. You’re really going to love what we’ve found… just wait until you see the paper flower bouquet, it’s amazing! I want to try it myself. Enjoy!

P.S. The giveaway is at the bottom, be sure to scroll down to see it!

30 Best DIY Wedding Projects

1. Make your own paper flower backdrop

paper flower backdrop | Best DIY Wedding Projects via

by paperflora

2. Make your own invitations

printable diy wedding invitations | Best DIY Wedding Projects via

by e.m. papers

3. Make your own bamboo beach ceremony arch

diy beach wedding arch | Best DIY Wedding Projects via

by beach wedding supply

4. Make your own whimsical decor

by cocosailore

5. Make your own wedding program fans

diy wedding programs | Best DIY Wedding Projects via

by fair skies design

6. Make your own paper flower bouquet

diy paper flower bouquet | Best DIY Wedding Projects via

by sunny and stumpy