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7 Tips for a Wedding Lemonade Stand

Posted June 2, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Happy, Happy Monday! We’re excited to kick off a brand new week of handmade wedding inspiration here at Emmaline Bride with a fresh new Ask Emmaline question. But first… what do you think of wedding lemonade stands? Yay? Nay? That’s what reader Steph wanted to know when she wrote us last week. She says, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning the bar for my outdoor wedding. I’ve heard of a wedding lemonade stand, but I have no idea what it entails. Any tips so it doesn’t look cheesy?” Thanks for writing, Steph! We, too, have been swept up in the sweet-as-sugar bar ideas popping up everywhere (like here, mostly). And, like you, we don’t think every idea is a winner (as many can be downright cheesy). We do, however, think a lemonade stand at a wedding can be a fun, festive way to incorporate a favorite summertime drink and another way to use those clever mason jars with handles. I know, I know… but bear with us on this one. As long as you follow these tips, your wedding lemonade stand will be one your guests will love…

7 Tips for a Wedding Lemonade Stand





15 Creative Wedding Coaster Ideas

Posted May 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

One of our favorite handcrafted details for a wedding bar is a bespoke coaster. We’ve seen coasters given as wedding favors, used as escort cards, printed with a thank you message to wedding guests, and used as a unique advice guest book alternative, just to name a few ideas. A coaster is a conversation starter for guests and offers functionality as a drink ‘saver’ or label, as well as to protect a tabletop. As a drink saver, guests can place a coaster above the rim of their glass to signify the drink is still being consumed so it is not bussed. And, as a label, guests can identify a drink as theirs by writing their name on it (these are one example). A wedding coaster can also be used just as a festive addition to your decor. To inspire your reception, we’ve rounded up fifteen creative wedding coaster ideas below. Take a peek and let us know if you plan to use wedding coasters and, if so, tell us what yours will say!

Wedding Coaster Ideas

1. Enjoy Coaster

This wood coaster is perfect for a rustic wedding! We love the elegant calligraphy.

wood wedding coaster enjoy





5 Tips for the Morning of the Wedding

Posted February 5, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 86 Comments

Hello, loves! Whether your wedding is fast-approaching or in the distance, be sure to bookmark this post (press CTRL + D or pin it)! Today we’re revealing five tips for the morning of the wedding to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Getting ready for your wedding is memorable because it is filled with excitement and anticipation for the day ahead. Plus, it’s a great chance to chill with your best girlfriends to relax, get pampered, and primp to look your best. Read on to see the five essential tips… plus, a little birdie told us there’s a special giveaway happening, too! Check it out below…

bridesmaids jumping on the bed





Where to Buy Mason Jar Drinking Glasses / Mugs

Posted November 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Brides: wondering where to buy mason jar drinking glasses for your wedding? Want to make mason jar drinking glasses but want the kind with a handle? You’ve come to the right place! This post will show you the best places to buy mason jars with handles to use as drinking glasses AND how to save a bunch of money doing it. Read on to find out more…

Where to Buy Mason Jar Drinking Glasses (w/ Handles)

Where to Buy Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

I’ve purchased many mason jars in the past, and I always order from the same place. Amazon. Why? I can almost never find the mason jar drinking glasses with the handle at my local stores, nor do I feel like picking up two or three boxes of quart or pint-sized mason jars and lugging them around with me all the way home. Plus, ordering mason jars in bulk is always a money-saver, which matters oh-so-much when planning your wedding.

Libby Fair Mason Jar Mugs

If I had to pick, the Libby Fair 16 1/2 oz. mason jar drinking glasses are my fave. They even feature a cute little country fair emblem on them, which is perfect for a country wedding.

libbey county fair mason jar drinking glasses with handle

libbey fair

Golden Harvest Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

You can also try these by Golden Harvest, which feature a smooth front.

mason jar drinking mug glasses

golden harvest

Ball Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

The most inexpensive ones are probably these by Ball, but they’re a bit smaller (12 oz) and I haven’t tried them myself, so I won’t vouch for them. The reviews look promising, though!

mason jar drinking mugs

ball

Anyways, I always buy mason jars here because they arrive right to my door (you can get a lot of ‘em for free two-day shipping, which is awesome, especially in a last-minute party panic) and the prices are always so reasonable. Whenever brides ask us where to buy mason jar drinking glasses, mason jars, or jelly jars, the answer is always Amazon. Plus, you can pair ‘em with striped drinking straws easily all-in-one order. And, stripey straws make drinking out of mason jars infinitely more awesome. (And, some people just don’t like to drink out of a jar, so a straw definitely helps.) Besides, have you seen how many amazing striped and patterned drinking straws are available today? It’s amazing. Ah, well, we’ll talk about that in an upcoming post. :)

Hope it helps!

xo,
-E.





Mason Jar Drinking Glasses

Posted July 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

There are thousands of fantastic mason jar ideas to try, but mason jar drinking glasses will always remain a favorite. The mason jar is typically used for canning, but it also makes a surprisingly chic (+ reusable) drinking glass. If you’re wondering how to craft the perfect mason jar drinking glasses for your wedding, bridal shower, or party, you’ve come to the right place: read on to find out seven tips to ensure guests love ‘em as much as you do! Enjoy!

7 Tips for Mason Jar Drinking Glasses (photo by Robyn Van Dyke)





Custom Beer Labels for your Wedding

Posted December 14, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Hello, hello! We spotted these waterproof custom beer labels over at Girl in Gear Studio and we think they’re pretty amazing. (Waterproof is doubly awesome so the labels don’t peel when the bottles are sitting in a bucket of ice. Clever!) Hoppily Ever After? Unbelieveable Bock? Hella-Good Hefeweizen? We love! If you and your honey brew your own beer, or you’d like something personalized to go over your favorite brew at your reception, you’ve come to the right place. (Oh, and other drink labels are also available). Read on to see these charming labels up close…

custom beer labels





DIY Champagne Bar: 3 Tasty Tips

Posted September 14, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Happy Friday! If you’re planning the drink menu at your upcoming wedding, consider this fun twist: a DIY champagne bar! The idea – quite clever, if you ask us – incorporates delicious bubbly, fruit juices, and frozen fruits for a mix-it-yourself station guests will love! Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, or engagement parties, this concept is easy-to-do, incorporates fun thematic accessories, and is a fun twist to an otherwise traditional drink bar. Read on to see three tasty tips for creating your very own DIY champagne bar…

diy champagne bar





5 Signature Cocktails for Weddings

Posted July 25, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hello! Today we’re talking about signature cocktails for weddings. When planning your handmade wedding, one of the best (+ easiest!) ways to customize your food and drink menu is by offering a signature cocktail. A signature cocktail is your own special drink either served up exclusively or as a recommendation to your guests. You can create one signature cocktail – or – create your favorite and ask your honey to select one of their own. If you love deliciously fruity cocktails, today’s post is for you. We’ve teamed up with the folks at Dailys Cocktails to talk about five favorite signature cocktails for weddings using a few of their recipes (+ a splash of our own inspiration). We’ve DIYed these signature wedding drinks ourselves in our very own EB office kitchen to give you a sampling of what to expect when becoming your own mixologist. And, boy, did we have fun. Who knew there were so many ways to craft your signature drink! We hope you enjoy the cocktails we’ve created!

signature cocktails for weddings (by emmaline bride)





Striped Straws for Wedding Drinks

Posted March 2, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Today, we’re showing you how to dress up your wedding drinks from drab to fab in seconds flat with a little help by Pink Cherry Mama, featured artisan in The Marketplace. Roberta, shop owner and designer, offers a lovely collection of striped straws, drink tags, and colorful ribbons to greet your guests upon arrival at your reception. We love the idea of tying her brilliant handmade “drink me” tags (reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland) to the tops of glass soda bottles for a soda bar at your reception. Or, placing striped straws in mason jars filled with a signature cocktail or freshly squeezed lemonade. Read on to see a few of our favorite hand-picked striped straws:

striped straws





Cheers to Bridal Party Glasses They’ll Love!

Posted December 23, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

We spotted a new set of bridal party glasses by Fizzy Artist and couldn’t wait to share them with you! My friend got married in July and she purchased similar glasses (hers were the wine glass version) for each of her bridesmaids. Having been given an official wine glass hand-painted by the lovely Bethany of Fizzy Artist, I can tell you first hand that her work is incredible! The photos alone are beautiful, but in person? Even more incredible! Now I have a beautiful glass with my caricature on the front and ‘Emma’ written on the stem of the glass and I’ll always treasure it. Plus, it made for some really fun photos during the wedding day! Take a peek at bride Kristin’s Real Wedding photos by Sara Jayne to see one example of these beautiful bridal party glasses in action:

bridal party glasses








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