Posted August 21, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
My birthday is a few days away and this year, I’m getting inked — relax, it’s only temporary. I love those sweet little tattoos you see popping up everywhere: you know the kind, the tiny black heart, infinity symbol, ampersand, ‘love’ — but I’m way too scared to ink it for real. Ouch, you guys, and talk about commitment. That is forever-ever. Marriage is forever, too, but when you’ve found the right person (I have!), marriage forever = the best thing ever. Tattoos, not so much, if you’re like me anyway. For instance, I said to Andrew, “If I got a heart tattoo, I’d put it right here“, showing him the underside of my wrist. So, for a week, I used black marker and drew on the cutest little black heart. It took, eh, maybe three days until I was all, “GET THIS OFF OF ME” so at least I know temporary tattoos are more my style. When I did a little investigative research into cute, non-kid-like temporary tattoos, I was very impressed, even more so at the temporary wedding tattoos I found, which I’m super excited to share with you today. So, if you’re planning to freak out your parents just a little bit with a freshly-inked (temp) tattoo pre-wedding (don’t do that), want to do a trial run to see how you’ll probably get tired of the same design when you’re ninety-five (or not, which is cool, too), or paint the town red with your gal pals and matching tats (even just for the night), you’ll want to get inked with these beautiful temporary wedding tattoos. Check ‘em out!
Temporary Wedding Tattoos
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Oh my word. This one = all me.
Posted July 25, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
Hi, lovelies! Holy cow, do I have something exciting to share with you: beginning August 1st we’re starting a brand new series. July’s series was 31 Wedding Hairstyle Ideas and August will be 31 Wedding Giveaways! All month long, stop on in and enter for a chance to win something new every day. But, let’s talk about that later because there’s a bridal shower favor giveaway happening right this second! We’ve teamed up with the lovely Emily of GCDSpa, maker of luxurious spa products like lotions, scrubs, lip balms, shaving kits, and more. And, starting today, you can enter for a chance to win a set of 30 lotion bridal shower favor bags for your shower or bachelorette party! Ready to get started? Read on for more…
Lotion Bridal Shower Favors Giveaway
These sample size bottles of lotion are wrapped and ready for gifting at your next event. Since these products are handmade, you know they’re of the highest quality: they’re free of mineral oil, parabens, and artificial colors. Inside you’ll find skin-soothers like aloe vera, sunflower oil, and shea butter, just to name a few. Each lotion favor is packaged in a clear bag and tied with tulle in your choice of color to match your event. Available in a new, bridal-shower fitting scent: Blushing Bride.
Posted June 20, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, dear readers of Emmaline Bride! We noticed a new following on Facebook (welcome!), along with plenty of new readers of our newsletter! With all of these pretty new faces, we wanted to take an opportunity to tell you a little more about the handmade wedding shop, also known as The Marketplace. If you’re planning a handmade wedding, Emmaline Bride is the place to be! We’re the world’s largest handmade wedding shop + blog, featuring the best handmade artists, items, ideas, DIY projects, Real Weddings, The Bridal Book, and more. If you want to shop for your handmade wedding, The Marketplace is the ultimate shop! It’s a curated collection of the best artists and the most beautiful items: essentially everything you could want for your perfect day is all in one place. Read on to find out more about The Marketplace and how it can help you plan a beautiful day…
Posted May 14, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
To round out today’s posts (in case you missed ‘em, learn how to protect wedding cake outdoors this summer and 21 unique be my bridesmaid card ideas) we’re offering another wonderful Ask Emmaline question! When Sara and Evan started planning their wedding, they made a super-tight budget (and have stuck to it so far) but they knew favors would be one large expense. When Sara found an amazing deal on favor boxes, she snapped them up — but now she wants to know what to put in favor boxes. She writes, “Emmaline! I need help. My fiance Evan and I are making our wedding favors and we found boxes… but now what are we supposed to put in them?” Read on to find out what to put in favor boxes and enter for a chance to win favor boxes of your very own, ready to ship + fill, by Paper Angel Designs! Enjoy!
Posted March 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hi, loves! Happy weekend! If you’re planning a nautical or beach themed wedding, prepare to be inspired! We spotted this amazing DIY over at Tidewater and Tulle and simply had to to share it. These DIY nautical sailboats can be made as favors for guests or as decor for your reception tables. Whether you make a few (or a hundred), guests will find these utterly charming. We sure do!
DIY Sailboat Favors
All you need are a few easy-to-find supplies (like driftwood, eyelet fabric, and a drill) and you’re ready to get crafting.
Posted March 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 21 Comments
Brides: are you and your fiance the perfect match? Do you need wedding favors that guests will actually use? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with Hope & Fancy to offer matchbox wedding favors to one lucky reader. One of our readers will take home fifty custom matchbox wedding favors with his or her names and wedding date on the front. Plus, you can pick custom colors to match your wedding palette. Read on to find out more…
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 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Happy Weekend! It’s a blustery cold wintry weekend out there, so we thought we’d warm you up with some much-needed wedding inspiration. We have SO many posts we’ve done through the years, and we know that many of them are probably overlooked because they’re buried deep in our archives. So… we’re excited to present EB Weekend: a ‘best-of’ feature that highlights four wedding features + posts from the past. We hope this new feature gives you plenty of inspiration throughout your weekend. Let’s begin, shall we?
Posted January 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
We are always seeking new, practical ways to save you time, money, and, most of all, unnecessary stress. I mean, why do TWO tasks when you can achieve the same result in one? That’s why we’re crazy about place card favors, the combination of a place card + a wedding favor in one. Today we’re sharing eight hand-picked place card favors to inspire you… and, who knows, maybe you’ll find one here that you’ll use for your own wedding or when planning a bridal shower! PLUS, we’re giving one of these away as a special wedding giveaway. Read on to find out more…
Place Card Favors: Why You Need Them
First things first, why do you need place card favors? The answer is simple: place card favors allow you to present guests with a gift AND tell them where to be seated. No need to buy two products, folks: this is all-in-one. Here are a few of our favorite place card favor combinations:
1. Succulent Place Card Favors
Miniature succulents. Weathered pots. Tags. This is a winning combination, one we can’t wait to continue seeing in spring and summer weddings of 2014.
Posted December 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hey, mason jar lovers: you thought you’ve seen it all. Until now. Have you seen mason jar shot glasses? These tiny, 2.4oz shot glasses are threaded at the top to look like the real deal. There’s no lid, but then again, you don’t really need one. The front of each glass is appropriately stamped with, simply, “shots”. These mason jar shot glasses make a perfect wedding party gift (I can picture groomsmen toasting the groom with these) or post-celebration with the whole crew. Give them as gifts to your wedding party attendants or buy ‘em in bulk and give them out to guests as a charming barn wedding favor. Check ‘em out up close…