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“Fun Favor Ideas for Kids at Weddings?” – Ask Emmaline

Happy Friday, lovelies! Emma here. I loved reading all of your wonderful Ask Emmaline questions this week, so keep ’em coming. (I honestly read every single one!) If we haven’t posted yours yet, we will soon. Promise! Today we’re answering Samantha’s question about what kind of favors to give to kids attending her wedding. She asks,

Hi Emmaline! I’m working on wedding favors right now and we’re expecting approximately 10 children at our wedding. I know a wine bottle stopper isn’t exactly a great favor for all ages. ;) Any advice on a kid-friendly favor I can swap out for them instead? Thanks!Samantha

Hi Samantha! Kid-friendly favors in lieu of your selected favor (in your case, the wine bottle stopper) are an easy way to keep kids happy and having fun before dinner! One of our favorite ideas is a favor bag filled with small toys, a coloring book, crayons, and some candy (especially these!) — even better if there are even some fun wedding-themed games right on the outside! These genius kid-friendly favor bags are made by Mavora. And they’ll pretty much make you the coolest bride ever.

You can even add these cute “Have Fun” stickers to the favor bags!

Cute idea for kids favor bags at weddings! By Mavora. | favor ideas kids weddings |

by mavora

Why Classic Guest Books Are *Always* a Great Choice for Weddings

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and it’s time to get down to business! Wake up, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to cross “guest book” off your seemingly long list of wedding to-do’s. Today, you’re going to pick a guest book. That’s all there is to it! And since we’ve shared so many alternative guest books in the past, there’s really no reason you can’t find one you love in the archives, in The Marketplace, or right here in this carefully curated list. But first, let me get something off my chest. When did a simple guest book become boring? While lovely, not everyone envisions globes or maps or creative wall prints or large monogram letters as guest books. Some of us love a traditional, classic book! A guest book will never let you down; there are no accessories like batteries for a camera or special markers or photo paper required (even though you know I love these). There is just simple paper, a pen, and a line for guests to write their heartfelt wishes. So, we’re helping you out: we’re sharing twenty-five guest books with a little something for everyone! Just wait until you see the list! Read on for more…

ribbon and lace wedding guest book by claire magnolia

by claire magnolia

This Cocktails Sign + Napkins are Wedding Bar Essentials

Hello, lovelies! It’s Friday, you’re ready to party, and we’ve found just the thing for your bar! This wedding cocktails sign and napkins are the cutest thing we’ve seen in a long time for reception bars. So cute, in fact, you’ll want to re-use it in your own bar at home. We spotted them over at Laura Hooper Calligraphy, the pro when it comes to calligraphy everything. (P.S. She’ll even teach you how to do calligraphy!) The sign is hand-lettered and measures 8″ x 10″. Take a peek!

Wedding Cocktails Sign + Napkins

wedding cocktails sign | by laura hooper calligraphy

by laura hooper calligraphy

18 Fun (& Easy!) Hot Pink and Black Bachelorette Party Ideas

Are you wondering how to plan an amazing bachelorette party but you have no idea where to start? Let us help! Today we’re sharing some amazing ideas for a hot pink and black bachelorette party the bride will absolutely love. There are just a few quick pointers to get you started and then it’s on to the inspiration! Ready to begin? Let’s go!

last fling before the ring bachelorette party prop by Liddabits | fun bachelorette party ideas |

by liddabits

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This Leaf Cake Topper is Perfect for Fall Weddings

maple leaf cake topper set | by Petite25 | via

If you haven’t topped the cake for your fall wedding yet, allow us to help! We spotted this cute leaf cake topper over at Petite25 Studios and it is perfect for fall weddings.

Maple Leaf Cake Toppers

The leaves are carved with your initials and wedding date or personalized to your specifications. Other customizations include “I Do” and “Me Too”, “We” and “Do”, “True” and “Love”, or “Better” and “Together”. The leaf measures 3.5 inches x 3 inches in size, with an additional 5 inches for the stake. The stake is easy to add to the top of any cake.

maple leaf cake topper | by Petite25 | via

You can find out more right here!

These Swizzle Sticks are Perfect for Mason Jars at Weddings

Are you planning to have a signature drink or mason jar drinks at your wedding? We talked this week about our obsession with wedding coasters as a favorite bar detail; swizzle sticks are a close second! Swizzle sticks are functional as actual drink stirrers, but more or less they’re used as a fun decoration. To share some swizzle-spiration with you today, we are sharing a new creation from Company Forty Two, where Shelly is once again inspiring us to want a huge bash just because! Her party decor and handmade details are amazing! Come on in and take a look at these swizzle sticks, today’s #HANDMADEADAY wedding find!

Swizzle Sticks – Weddings: Drink Details

Wedding swizzle sticks by Company Forty Two |

by company forty two

by company forty two

Wedding swizzle sticks by Company Forty Two |

by company forty two

Find out more about these swizzle sticks and see other finishing touches for your reception at Company Forty Two.

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These Cursive Cake Toppers are So Lovely in Gold

When it comes to your classic wedding cake, a cursive cake topper with a gold finish is always a fitting touch. These cake toppers are handmade with fiber board, gold paint, and a whole lot of love! With custom options like your names or cute sayings like, “And so the adventure begins“, it’s no surprise that these toppers (by Better Off Wed) are always a crowd-pleaser at weddings! Plus, you can enjoy them on your anniversary cakes for years to come. Take a look at a handful of our favorites below. Which one do you love best?

Cursive Cake Toppers in Gold

Your Names

gold writing cake topper

pretty script cake topper

Happily Ever After

happily ever after cake topper

To the Moon & Back

to the moon and back cake topper

All of Me Loves All of You

all of me loves all of you

And… my favorite…

You Are My Greatest Adventure

you are my greatest adventure cake topper

You can see these (and tons more!) Better Off Wed.

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Which of these cake toppers is your favorite?


7 Creative Handmade Wedding Charms

Wedding charms might not be on your wedding to-do list, but after today’s post you’ll want to add them! We’ve seen so many handmade wedding charms for wine glasses, bouquets, and cake pulls, just to name a few. Since we find wedding charms so, well, charming, we thought it would be fun to share the best ideas for wedding charms. And we didn’t stop there: we teamed up with the lovely Jen of Jen Ramey Designs to give away wedding charms for wine glasses AND a $50 gift card to her shop. Read on to see what we’ve found and enter for a chance to win!

Handmade Wedding Charms

1. This bouquet charm with disc pendant and blue gemstone charm

It counts as your “something blue”, too! By juliethefish designs.

something blue bouquet charm | Handmade Wedding Charms via

by juliethefish designs

2. This amazing boutonniere charm with handwritten side

Remember a loved one who has passed with this sweet, sentimental boutonniere idea. I love how it has two sides: one side has a handwritten portion (designed from his or her actual handwriting); the other is a photo. By Now That’s Personal.

This boutonniere pin features a charm that is handwritten on one side and features a photo on the other. It is used as a way to remember a loved one who has passed at your wedding. | Handmade Wedding Charms via

by now that’s personal

boutonniere charm | Handmade Wedding Charms via

by now that’s personal

by now that’s personal

3. These handmade wedding charms for wine glasses

Here are some for you…

by jen ramey designs

personalized wine glass charm | Handmade Wedding Charms via

by jen ramey designs

… and some for bridesmaids, too!

personalized bridesmaid wine glass charm | Handmade Wedding Charms via

by jen ramey designs

4. This bouquet charm to hold a photo of a loved one who has passed

As an alternative to the boutonniere, you can carry the charm on your bouquet. By Adore Amor Accessories.

bouquet charm | Handmade Wedding Charms via

by adore amor accessories

Wedding State Cake Toppers

Did you and your soon-to-be spouse meet in separate states? Share your story with these wedding state cake toppers spotted at Prince Whitaker! They’re made of wood for a rustic look and are carved with your initials for personalized flair. You can have an ampersand included in the middle, which is engraved with your wedding date. Any state available.

Wedding State Cake Toppers

Wedding state cake toppers

topper: prince whitaker | photo: rebecca pfeifer

topper: prince whitaker

wedding state cake toppers handmade

topper: prince whitaker

You can find out more in their shop.


Custom Portrait Rubber Stamp Made from YOUR Photo

Want to make your wedding invitations stand out? Look no further than this custom portrait rubber stamp! It’s an actual rubber stamp that is made FROM YOUR PHOTO and in your image and likeness. Imagine how many ways you can use this: on invitation envelopes, on return cards, on thank you notes, favor tags, programs… and then afterward on your own stationery! I love how this rubber stamp really looks like the couples it represents; moreover, it isn’t overly “wedding” so it continues to be functional long after the big day. I want one of these just for the heck of it because they’re so darn cute! This custom portrait stamp is made with love by Lilimandrill and you just have to see the examples below. It’s today’s #HANDMADEADAY find. Enjoy!

Custom Portrait Rubber Stamp

Custom portrait rubber stamp | portrait rubber stamp | portrait rubber stamp |

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