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Salted Caramel Favors for Weddings

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salted caramel favors for weddings

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Say thank you to guests with a delectable treat! Edible wedding favors are highly sought-after, with favorites such as s’mores in a jar, rainbow cake in a jar, cameo cookies, cupcakes in bell jars, popcorn favors, jam favors — even coffee and hot cocoa in a tube. (See our huge feature on edible wedding favors for more ideas.) Today we’re featuring one of our latest favorite in favors: salted caramels. YUM!

Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

Mason Jars with Handles

left: photo by megan thiele, right: via pinterest

We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks,

I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…

How to: “Love Is Sweet” Wedding Favors

love is sweet candy bars

by sweet paper shop

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to share this Love Is Sweet wedding favor inspiration to get your creativity going! While this theme is especially perfect this month, it honestly works any time of year and in any season. After all, candies and cookies and chocolate are all welcome anytime, right? ;) So break out the conversation hearts and get ready to be inspired with some seriously sweet ideas…

16 Signage Ideas That Look Beautiful for Weddings (PHOTOS)

Whether you are newly engaged or about to cross the finish line with wedding planning, you absolutely need to see this post! One of the easiest ways you can personalize your ceremony and reception comes down to one thing: signage. Today we’re talking about personalized, beautiful, one-of-a-kind signage that guests will not only notice but remember for years to come. There are a handful of unexpected places where signage can be added and many of these might surprise you. Read on to find out more to beautify your space…

wedding welcome signage

by paper and pine co.

“Kitchen Wedding Shower Favors?” – Ask Emmaline

Hi, lovelies! Happy Thursday! Are you ready for a new Ask Emmaline question? We are, too! This question was sent to us from mother-of-the-bride, Sheila, who asks:

[su_quote cite=”Sheila”]I’m planning my daughter’s bridal shower and it has a kitchen theme. I am not sure what to give as favors to guests. Do you have any ideas?[/su_quote]

Great question, Sheila! A kitchen shower is one of my favorite bridal shower themes because it can include gifts related to the kitchen, cooking, and guests can bring in their favorite recipes to share. There are plenty of amazing bridal shower favors that come to mind, especially for a kitchen themed shower. Here is a list of ideas to inspire you!

Kitchen Shower Favors

1. Wooden Spoons

These wooden spoons over at Melinda Wedding Design are a wonderful favor idea! Who can’t use another wooden spoon in the kitchen, not to mention one that’s so incredible cute?

engraved wooden spoon by MelindaWeddingDesign

by melinda wedding design

Why This Lip Balm Makes an Amazing Bridal Shower Favor

If you’re female between the ages of 8 and 98, you probably have some sort of addiction to lip balm. Or chapstick. Or even lipstick, lip stain, or a lip pencil. We love our lips. We consistently get dry lips, so we’re always putting on layer after layer of lip balm. We love shine, so we pile on a top coat. We crave color, so we have an entire makeup case devoted to just lipsticks. (Unless that’s… just me?) Everyone I know seems to love lip balm in some way or shape, and that’s why lip balm makes an amazing bridal shower favor.

Now, lip balm makes a great favor: this is true. But not just any lip balm. Today we’re talking about the good stuff. Meet The Favor Stylist, your go-to gal when you need lip balm stat, whether it be for a bridal shower, wedding, birthday party, or just a night out with your girlfriends. They’re also ideal for the bachelorette party: you know, the “last sail before her veil”.

last sail before the veil | lip balm shower favor by The Favor Stylist | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/lip-balm-shower-favor/

by the favor stylist

Today we’ll tell you four reasons why this collection of lip balm shower favors is more amazing than others. Read on for the full scoop!

These ‘Mint to Be’ Nail Polishes Make Perfect Favors

One of our favorite bridal shower favors this year is nail polish. Brides want to give guests a favor they’ll actually use, and nail polish is always a definite win. But what kind of nail polishes should you give as bridal shower favors? Today we’re sharing a new polish that makes fabulous favors for a few reasons. And you’ll probably want to get your hands on some quite literally right now because they’re having a huge limited time sale. Find out why these nail polishes are becoming the new big thing for brides and their guests. Enjoy!

Mint Nail Polishes as Favors

These nail polishes by Mint feature lovely shades and catchy names, like “Mint to Be”, “She Said Yes”, and “I Do”, shown below.

mint nail polishes favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/mint-nail-polishes-favors/

by mint nail polishes

Ah, I love this blush pink:

mint to be nail polish in pink | mint nail polishes favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/mint-nail-polishes-favors/

by mint nail polishes

And… who can resist mint as lovely as this?

mint | mint nail polishes favors | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/mint-nail-polishes-favors/

by mint nail polishes

These polishes aren’t just made to look good; they are actually made with good ingredients — and a whole lot of love, too.

mint nail polishes

by mint nail polishes

They are hand-brewed and bottled in sunny Los Angeles. The company’s founder, Greta, founded Mint after finding out that her favorite nail polishes included awful ingredients like Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toulene, which are all known cancer-causing agents. So, she got to work in her home kitchen in Venice Beach, mixing and matching pigments to make her own lacquers she could use for pretty nails. Her idea was to create “professional grade polish, modern pigment-packed colors, and perfume style packaging”. And all without any cancer-causing chemicals. And MINT began! We’re so proud of what she’s done.

by mint nail polishes

Not only do we love how they look, we love how they’re made. With a whole lot of love and happy ingredients! That’s why we think they make beautiful bridal shower favors for guests.

1) Most people use nail polish regularly
2) Most people prefer to use good clean ingredients
3) Favors that are functional = money well spent

by mint nail polishes

To give these polishes as favors, simply order pick your favorite colors, have ’em shipped, and simply add a small ‘thank you’ tag and pretty ribbon tied around each polish bottle. Unlike other nail polishes we’ve seen, these bottles are boutique quality so they’re pretty much gift-giving ready! You can find out more details about pricing and colors here.

I’ve been particularly obsessed with keeping my nails looking their best lately. I’ve been rocking a pretty shade of pink, but this “I Do” pink above is now on my list of colors to try. What’s your favorite polish right now?


P.S. Need more bridal shower favor ideas? Try these!

Modern Air Plant Wedding Decor

I love when wedding decor can be re-used as home decor. Loooove it. So when I (Emma here!) spotted these modern hanging air plant holders over at Handmade Sam Made, I couldn’t resist sharing their geometric awesomeness with you. But first, what is an air plant, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you!

What is an Air Plant?

These is an air plant? Here’s what it looks like:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

An air plant — aka Tillandsia, if you want to get technical — is a sometimes rootless tropical plant with grasslike leaves, according to Google. Water and airborne nutrients are absorbed through its leaves.

Air Plant Wedding Decor

An air plant makes an exceptionally lovely flower alternative for wedding decor, especially for a modern wedding because it offers a minimalist look (similar to the succulent). If you want to decorate your wedding with air plants, we recommend using them as centerpieces, like so:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Or in a vase:

Air Plant Wedding Decor | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/air-plant-wedding-decor/

by handmade sam made

Another way to use air plants as decor is to hang them, whether from trees, rafters, or displayed on a back wall as a sconce or plant holder. These brass Himmeli designs are some of the prettiest I’ve seen yet…

Wedding Wishing Trees: Favors + Guest Book in One!

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Do you love dual-purpose wedding decor like I do? Emma here and you might remember these chic flower vase favors we talked about yesterday as wedding favors, place cards, AND decor. Pretty amazing, right? Today we’re back to share another dual-purpose idea: wedding wishing trees! They serve as your favors and guest book in one (plus, they’re so pretty as decor, too). These wishing trees are handmade by Simply Mad Weddings and we think they’re a truly brilliant idea. Read on to see more…

Wedding Wishing Trees

The wedding wishing trees from Simply Mad Weddings shimmer and sparkle. Each one is made of a hard plastic with a sturdy base, so it won’t tip over easily. It measures 32″ tall and can be customized in either light rose gold glitter or silver glitter, whichever coordinates best with your decor. On the tree, you can hang ornaments — also from Simply Mad Weddings — which serve as favors for guests. The ornaments are available in different shapes like starfish, hearts, stars, etc., to coordinate with your wedding theme. The tree also serves as a guest book because when a guest takes an ornament as a favor, they leave a wish (written on a tag and hung on the tree in place of the ornament). After the wedding, the newlyweds are left with sweet, handwritten wishes by guests; guests get to take home a ornament favor to enjoy for years to come. It’s a win-win!

Wedding Wishing Trees | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-wishing-tree/

by simply mad weddings

by simply mad weddings

wishing tree instructions | Wedding Wishing Trees | http://emmalinebride.com/decor/wedding-wishing-tree/

You can choose ornaments to tie into your wedding season, too! We spotted leaves for fall or snowflakes for winter:

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You can find out more about these wedding wishing trees at Simply Mad Weddings.

What do you think of wedding wishing trees?

Will you be trying out this idea?