Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 53 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are kicking off this beautiful, snowy, below-zero-degree-temperatures kind of Monday with a fun idea for your wedding. PLUS, we’re launching a brand new giveaway! But first… have you heard of the wedding wish tree? A wish tree, also known as a manzanita tree, is a fun guest book alternative your guests will love. It can also serve as a lovely place to display your wedding favors. Read on to find out more about the wedding wish tree, see an example, find out where you can buy it, and enter for a chance to win a wedding wish tree of your very own! It’s all inside…
Posted February 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
We received an Ask Emmaline question from Melanie, a bride-to-be who is confused about wedding favors. Melanie asks, “My fiance and I are planning our wedding and we’re trying to pick wedding favors, but we’re on a tight budget. Are wedding favors necessary? Do you think we really need them?” Great question! After all, who wants to spend their wedding budget on an item guests may never use or appreciate? So, today we’re posing the question: are wedding favors necessary? Do you really need to give wedding favors to guests? We’ll tell you what we think and provide a few pointers. And… we want to hear from YOU! What do you think about wedding favors? Do you think they’re necessary? Read on to get the full scoop and join the discussion! (P.S. We know you love Facebook, so now you can comment on our site using Facebook! So. much. easier.)
Posted January 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 31 Comments
Last week, we talked about how to make favor tags less boring. Today, we’ll show you how to make favor bags more fun with personalization! If you’re looking for stylish + personalized favor bags for your wedding, these favor bags by Mavora Art and Design are it! These bags are ideal for giving sweet treats to guests at your wedding from candy to freshly-baked chocolate chop cookies. Read on to see a few of the newest designs in her shop + enter for a chance to bring home a pack of 50 wax favor bags of your very own! (I know, totally awesome ‘Giveaway Monday’, right?) Enjoy!
Posted January 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 46 Comments
Wedding favors are one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process. While some may say favors aren’t necessary, I think they’re a totally fun detail that I love to see at weddings. However, they don’t need to be overly pricey or detailed. Keep it sweet, simple, and personalized — and your guests will love ‘em. We’ll talk about our favorite wedding favors for 2014 in a few days (stay tuned!) but today we’re focusing on favor tags. Any wedding favor you dream up, create, or buy will require some sort of personalization to make it your own. A popular (and easy-to-DIY) detail you can add is a tag. It can say thank you to guests, include your name and/or wedding date, and tie in your theme just a bit further. In this post, we’ll share favorite ideas for DIYing your favor tags PLUS one lucky reader will win one of the items below! Read on for the full scoop…
Posted May 30, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: did you know that not all wedding favor boxes are created equal? And that every year thousands of wedding favor boxes go unclaimed because guests miss them or forget to take them home? Shockingly true. But, fear not: we’re here to help! Today we’re bringing you the five laws for wedding favor boxes to ensure your simple – yet elegant! – wedding favor boxes are not only perfectly coordinated but enjoyed (and taken home) by your guests. Read on to find out these five laws, get inspired with colorful wedding favor boxes by the lovely Sosia To Go, and find out some ideas for favor “fillers” that are anything but boring…
Posted April 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, brides! Have you decided on your wedding favors yet? Today we’re sharing some macaron wedding favor inspiration thanks to the folks at Le Bonbon. But first… what is a macaron? A macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection made of eggs, sugar (icing sugar and granulated sugar), ground almond or almond powder, and food coloring. Macarons have become all the rage in the wedding industry over the past few years, and we don’t see these sweet confections going anywhere soon. Read on for six reasons to use macarons as wedding favors PLUS find out where to buy ‘em. Enjoy!
Posted April 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Friday! Have you thought about how you’ll present your bridal shower or wedding favors yet? Look no further! We found these delightful cake slice boxes – handmade by the lovely Imeon Design – and we think you’re going to love them just as much as we do. These cake slice boxes are handmade, crafted from high quality paper, and feature paper flowers of “icing” to tie into your color palette. This cake box is designed to hold wedding or bridal shower favors (such as ridiculously delicious candies) and makes a lasting keepsake box for guests. Read on to see some of our hand-picked favorites…
Posted April 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 148 Comments
Hello, hello! It’s Monday… which means it’s time for a brand new giveaway at Emmaline Bride! If you’re looking for a fun + quirky way to decorate your wedding favors, look no further: this week, we’re offering a unique wedding favor decorating kit! This decorating kit by Once Upon Supplies includes darling details like kraft stickers, doilies, blue heart stickers, washi tape, baker’s twine, and tags to embellish your wedding favors, bridal shower favors, or gifts. Read on to find out more…
Posted March 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you weren’t hungry before viewing this post, you will be afterward! We’re featuring five amazing foodie wedding favors (with a few drink-ie favors) your guests will love to receive at your wedding. Instead of a favor they’ll throw away, these foodie wedding favors will be savored and enjoyed by your friends and family. So, if you’re planning a foodie wedding, need a foodie gift idea for a host or hostess, or you’re a foodie yourself, this is the post for you! Read on to find out more about this wonderful collection of foodie favors by Dell Cove Spice Co. and see what foodie wedding favors we’ve uncovered! Enjoy!
Posted August 11, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! Happy Saturday! I hope while you’re reading this you’re enjoying a delightfully relaxing weekend. (Or, you’re tackling that wedding to-do list, equally awesome.) Today we’re bringing you The Weekend Edition at Emmaline Bride, our visual round-up of some of the best handmade wedding items, DIY ideas, beauty tips, Real Wedding inspiration, and more we’ve discovered this week. Since we know your wedding planning isn’t put on pause for the weekend (usually it goes into fast-forward mode), we don’t quit either. We’re here on Saturdays to bring you tons of handmade wedding inspiration to kick start your weekend into wedding planning mode. We think you’re going to LOVE what we’ve found this week… including pretty pink bridesmaid dresses, a shabby chic wedding cake table, a vintage necklace with something blue, a charming twist on the sixpence, miniature wedding pies, a (surprisingly chic) paper chandelier, rustic tree slices, and much more! Enjoy!
Posted June 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hi, loves, + Happy Saturday! Welcome to the newest feature at Emmaline Bride: The Weekend Edition. Your wedding planning doesn’t come to a screeching halt because it’s the weekend… and frankly, neither do we. We’re constantly looking for the latest + greatest handmade wedding inspiration… so much so that we become overloaded with the goods. Beginning this weekend at Emmaline Bride, we’re offering a handmade wedding roundup to showcase the goods (like handmade wedding finds, tips, advice, DIYs, inspiration, and other hip happenings from the web) to kick start your weekend into wedding planning mode. Read on to see what we’re unveiling this week in the wedding world including a clutch purse fit for the sweetest bridesmaid, a Grammy announcement, a kick-you-know-what pair of heels, DIY lollipop favors, and much more… so, without further adiueu… let’s begin!
Handmade Wedding Round-Up – June 23, 2012
We’re kicking off this weekend’s round-up with a pastel colored 1950′s style wedding that makes our heart sing. We spotted it via Rock N’Roll Bride and we’ve never seen pastels so pretty. Photograph by We Heart Pictures.
Posted June 15, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 79 Comments
True or false: the best wedding favors are those that are planned in advance. True! Favors have become customary to give at weddings for good reason: guests celebrate + support you on the biggest day of your life. So, it’s only appropriate to give a token of your appreciation on the day of your wedding. But did you know that some couples make simple favor mistakes that can cause these charming gifts to be missed or left at tables altogether? Today, we’re sharing a few wedding favor mistakes to avoid to ensure your favors rock your wedding. Read on to find out what we’ve uncovered…
Posted June 4, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 113 Comments
If you’re an avid reader, you know that Mondays are synonymous with FREE handmade giveaways at Emmaline Bride! (What could be a better way to start a new week?) This week, we’ve teamed up with Deb of Knotty Notions, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, to offer one lucky couple the chance to win ten personalized gift boxes. Read on to find out how you can win gift boxes for your groomsmen, bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer, and more!
Posted May 24, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Your wedding day is a testament to your unique love story… don’t select an ordinary wedding invitation like everyone else! Instead, select custom wedding invitations that are handmade just for you + designed to tell your story, suit your style, and give your guests something to remember. Today, we’re sharing ten custom wedding invitations that share your story… and we think you’ll love them just as much as we do. Read on to see which ten made the list and why we love them so… after the jump!
10 Custom Wedding Invitations
Posted May 23, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Love confetti? Who doesn’t? Well, maybe the person that has to clean it up. Regardless, confetti is fitting for life’s greatest moments such as birthdays, weddings, showers, and yes, bachelorette parties. To make your own DIY confetti favors, Sam of Ashore has cooked up a clever DIY tutorial intended for bachelorette confetti favors (she made these for her friend’s party). We think her result product is pretty amazing… and, we especially love the label: “In the Event of Spontaneous Celebration”. Read on to get the full how-to scoop!
Posted May 2, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Looking for an eco-friendly wedding favor guests will use? Check out these sweet little wildflower seed favors by Mother + Daughter Creations. These favors encourage guests to “let love grow” wherever seeds are planted. Guests can plant them in a decorative pot at home or in a garden and whimsical wildflowers will bloom! And, since they’re perennial seeds, they’ll likely bloom year after year. Read on to see more…