Are you a bride-to-be who loves sparkly, shimmery things? Who doesn’t, am I right? I love sparkly details just like the next girl, so I was so excited when we heard about this amazing giveaway opportunity. Our friends Natalie and Christine over at Totally Dazzled sell the prettiest rhinestone buckles, brooches, and buttons; they know people who love sparkles as much as they do will find exactly what they want at their store. We couldn’t agree more! That’s why they want to give YOU $100 credit towards rhinestone wedding brooches and more from their collection.
Their unique collection of hand-picked rhinestone wedding brooches, clips, buckles, buttons, and more can be used for a ton of wedding DIY projects, from brooch bouquets (incorporate brooches into your fresh flower stems) to place cards (add a rhinestone clip to ordinary place cards for dazzling decor), just to name a few. So, get ready to spoil yourself: read on to be inspired by our favorite finds below and then scroll down for your chance to win!
Rhinestone Wedding Brooches, Clips & More
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Do you need a bridal brooch bouquet? If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you just might. But why? Today we’re sharing five reasons why along with a plethora of wedding brooch bouquet ideas to inspire you. And, while you we use the super-strong word need lightly, you probably will really, really want one. And we don’t blame you. Here are five reasons why.
Wedding Brooch Bouquet Ideas
You probably need a bridal brooch bouquet if…
1. You want the flexibility of coordinating your colors, exactly.
Want pink, but a specific, ultra-bright pink that matches your bridesmaid dresses to a T? You probably need a bridal brooch bouquet.
2. Your wedding will be held in an extremely hot, humid area.
This is especially true if your wedding is going to be held outdoors, where the sun and humidity is particularly cruel to beautiful blooms. Plus, it will be held by you, a bride who may or may not be sweating profusely after hours of hair and makeup and taking pre-ceremony photos outside. This is also applicable if you are not interested in having to spritz your bouquet with water to keep it fresh, or don’t want to have a cooler nearby to keep the bouquet(s) until it’s time for the ceremony to begin. Brooch bouquets look amazing at any temperature.
A fresh flower bouquet won’t last. It just won’t. It won’t even smell fantastic after a few days. Sure, you can hang it upside down and dry it out and arrange it in a pretty vase, but will it ever look exactly as it did on your wedding day? No. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I had a fresh flower bouquet and throwing it away was pretty devastating. So why didn’t I have a bridal brooch bouquet? BECAUSE I DIDN’T KNOW IT EXISTED! If I had, you bet I would have looked into it because I could still gaze at it on my desk.
4. You want to incorporate an heirloom or memento.
A bridal brooch bouquet is made with brooches attached to metal ‘stems’. With that being said, the flexibility of a brooch bouquet allows you to add special mementos or heirloom pieces to your custom bouquet. Your grandmother’s brooch? Added. The brooch your mother pinned to her dress sash in her own wedding? Added. It’s easy — and when you have professional brooch bouquet makers (like The Ritzy Rose or J. Arends Designs, both featured here) at the helm, you bet it will look FANTASTIC.
Fresh flowers are gorgeous, this is true; but, what if you want something different? Unique? Unlike anyone else’s? A brooch bouquet has been a trend for the last few years, but it is only growing in popularity. So, if you’re a discerning bride who wants a beautiful, bright, colorful, keepsake bouquet that lasts forever and is something your cousin isn’t having at HER wedding (oh, you’re so competitive), you probably need a brooch bouquet.
A sixth and unofficial point to state is that a wedding brooch bouquet is also a great way to invest your budget. It costs more than a traditional fresh bouquet, but since it lasts forever, you’re pretty much investing in a gorgeous piece that you’ll be able to pass down (or keep on that lovely china cabinet in the vase from your bridal shower for years to come).
So, what do you think? Are you going to have a brooch bouquet? Why or why not? Share your thoughts below in our comments section + we’ll discuss.
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It’s a brand new year at Emmaline Bride and that means fresh posts + planning tips! We are offering new category-posts Monday through Friday to ensure you have (real, practical) planning tips for any aspect of your wedding, every single week. Mondays are for Invitations and Stationery, so today we’re sharing one of our favorite wedding invitation tips! Read on to find out more and see an illustrated beach wedding invitation from B is for Brown via The Marketplace.
Song Request on RSVP
One of our favorite wedding invitation tips is to include a song request on RSVP cards. When Andrew & I tied the knot, we did not include a song request on the RSVP cards, but that’s because WE DIDN’T THINK YOU COULD! I mean, we had never seen it done before and hadn’t really even considered it, but we thought the invitations had to be oh-so-formal.
Remember: it’s your wedding. There are no rules!
Your big day is all about the two of you, so adding little details like these in unexpected places will really show off your fun, creative side. A song request on RSVP cards will encourage guests to submit a song for your playlist (and you have final say, of course), which then means they’ll be eager to hear the songs you select for the big day. They’re also more likely to dance when their jam comes on, so keep that in mind, too!
We spotted this adorable illustrated wedding invitation from B is for Brown that includes a song request on RSVP:
When guests return the RSVP card, they can include a song request on the line provided.
Check out this fun and unique LEGO cake topper! Perfect for the whimsical couple, this wedding cake topper was handmade by Mariann from Folded Fancy Creations. Mariann says, “Groom dragging his feet? Does the Bride need to bring him to the alter? Have a fun and unique Wedding Cake Topper for the Big Day!”
LEGO Cake Topper
“This Custom Bride dragging Groom set made from LEGO® elements is just the thing! You can have the figures as shown, or with a picture I can make a Bride and Groom that look like you!”
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Do you love the look of wedding chalkboard signs but need fresh inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Using a chalkboard sign at your wedding is an easy and inexpensive way to add whimsical decor to your ceremony or reception. You can use a chalkboard to mark the entrance way of your beach wedding (so people know they’re in the right place) or as a marker on a long driveway so guests know they’re almost there. A chalkboard can also be used as a seating chart, as a sign for wedding favors, bar menu, or even a schedule of events. I love the use of a chalkboard as an action-packed invite for guests: tell them to sit anywhere (no seating chart), ask them to strike a pose in your photo booth, or as a way to introduce your Instagram hashtag for photo sharing. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-five wedding chalkboard signs for your big day. Plus, we’re sharing a helpful tip on how to make your wedding chalkboard really POP. Also, you can shop pretty signage here in our handmade Marketplace. Enjoy!
A Helpful Tip
To make your chalkboard pop, use colorful chalk markers. Regular chalk is okay, but it’s really hard to make clean lines and drawings. Plus, it is too easy to wipe away (even if you barely rub it). To keep your chalkboard looking great all night long, we recommend using Chalk This Way because we’ve tried them ourselves and they work great! Plus, they’re easy to use… it’s just like using a pen. Oh and it makes your work look professional, even if you’re just a chalk drawing beginner… like me!
Okay, on to the inspiration!
Wedding Chalkboard Signs: 20+ Most Creative Ideas
This is a collection of some of our favorite wedding chalkboard signs. To be honest, it’s hard to pick the best of all of these… but that ‘It Was Always You‘ just makes my heart melt.