Posted March 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 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…
Posted December 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 14 Comments
Brides: have you thought about your wedding favors yet? Want yours to stand out among others? If your favor needs to be boxed, bagged, or packed with a pretty punch, this is the post for you! We’ve all heard of a wedding favor box, but did you know there are plenty of other creative options? Today we’ve rounded up seventeen unique wedding favor containers to prove it! Whether you need somewhere to store your handmade cookies, your eight thousand personalized m&ms, or want to display a cupcake in a more sophisticated container, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to see what we’ve found… plus, throw your name in the hat for a chance to win a set of twelve (oh-so-adorable) wedding cake slice boxes by our friends at Imeon Design. Enjoy!
Posted November 18, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 10 Comments
Hi, lovelies! Today we’re sharing some easy wedding DIYs that we’ve spied on Pinterest and they happen to be pretty cheap, too! We’ve rounded up everything from decor to favors to a wedding emergency kit — even our wedding hairstyle of the week! Read on to be inspired PLUS our newest wedding giveaways is revealed at the end of this post! Enjoy!
Easy Wedding DIYs to Try (+ Cheap, Too!)
1. DIY Paint Chip Wedding Garland
First, take a peek at this DIY paint chip wedding garland. I swear, I’ve seen paint chips used in so many projects. I wouldn’t be surprised if hardware stores started charging for them. I love this particular use of paint chips to make a banner… what do you think?
Posted June 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 88 Comments
Hello + Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the week with some exciting news: Emmaline Bride is now your leading source for handmade weddings + handmade giveaways, too! Every Monday – and now Wednesday! – are chock-full of handmade giveaway goodness! We’ve teamed up with the best handmade artisans in the world to offer wonderful giveaways each week. This means you have more loveliness to see, more chances to win, and more beautiful wedding items to enjoy! PLUS, we know weddings are super expensive, and saving a little here and there definitely helps. And, you won’t believe the incredible giveaways we have in store (so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop!) What can you win starting today? Scroll down to find out more…
Posted June 10, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, loves! We’ve talked about wedding favors, but have you thought about bridal shower favors yet? If you’re planning a bridal shower, you’ll want to pick out a favor to say thank you to guests. If you’re a Maid of Honor, Mom, Bridesmaid, or friend planning a bridal shower for a bride-to-be, you’ll want to bookmark this post for future reference! We’ve scoured the web to find fifty of the most creative bridal shower favors to inspire your memorable event. And, this isn’t just any old list: each hand-picked favor is one we know your guests will actually enjoy. If you’re spending money on favors, you might as well buy favors guests will enjoy, right? That’s what we think, too! Read on to see which bridal shower favors made the list (note: favors listed in random order; each favor is equally amazing). Also, keep in mind that many of these favors are applicable as wedding favors, too. Enjoy!
Bridal Shower Favors
1. Custom Lip Balm
Posted June 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello + Happy Thursday! Today we’re talking about how to welcome guests to your wedding. When you’re a wedding guest, it feels nice to be welcomed and included, right? Today we’re going to show you how to make sure your guests feel welcomed, whether they’re traveling from across the country or around the corner. When A & I tied the knot, we were blessed by the number of guests who traveled far and wide to attend. Our wedding took place in Michigan, yet we had guests from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New York, Illinois, and Texas – that’s eight states! Luckily, all of our out-of-town guests previously lived in the area, so they already knew the best places to eat, where to stay, and the best places to see downtown. What about your wedding? Will there be out of town guests who are unfamiliar with the area? Are there things you can do to make them feel a little more comfortable? How can you make local guests feel just as welcome? We have all the answers – and more! – in today’s post. We’ll tell you how to welcome your guests with twelve helpful tips including DIY wedding welcome bags, a clever ceremony program idea, transporting to and from the reception, and more! 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 May 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
Brides: if you’re looking for easy DIY (do-it-yourself) wedding favors you can tackle in an evening, you’re in for a treat today! We’ve teamed up with the folks over at Weddingstar to feature five hand-picked DIY wedding favors, all of which are fun and easy-to-do. To pick a wedding favor guests will love (and remember), make sure it a) is functional, and b) coordinates with your wedding theme. We spent plenty of time browsing Weddingstar and we were impressed by the quality of these wedding DIY supplies and how easy it was to incorporate any wedding theme. Plus, you can add your own custom touches with initial stickers, twine, personalized tags, and more. We are SO excited to share what we’ve created for you today: read on to see five easy DIY wedding favors we know you’ll love! (P.S. Which one is your favorite?)
5 Easy DIY Wedding Favors
Weddingstar (who celebrates their 30th anniversary this year) offers many fun, unique DIY wedding favor ideas. Instead of catering to one theme or skill level, there’s a little something for everyone (from novice to amateur DIY crafter). We tried our hand at a few of our favorite DIY wedding favors from their site; see what we’ve created below!
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 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 6 Comments
Are you planning a nautical wedding? Looking for charming nautical wedding favors for guests? Look no further! Today we’ve gathered up the best nautical wedding favors like sailboat cookies, lobster buoys, coastal coasters, nautical knot wine bottle stoppers, and more for a perfectly themed wedding. Read on to be inspired…
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 January 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 111 Comments
Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday to you all! We are kicking off a brand new week the best way we know how… with a giveaway, of course! This week, we’ve teamed up with Emily of GCDSpa to offer a set of (20) FREE customized lip balm favors for your bachelorette party or bridal shower! These lip balm favors are perfect for pampering your girls and a sweet way to say thank you to guests. Read on to find out how YOU can win!
Posted January 3, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
Hello, hello! Today we’re talking about wedding favors: have you selected what you’ll offer to guests? A wedding favor is an excellent way to say thank you and show guests your appreciation. A wedding favor is not necessarily extravagant; it is meant to be a small token of your appreciation and a take-home gift for guests. I (Emma here!) think the best wedding favors are those that fall into two categories: edible or functional. An edible favor, like a take-home bag of candy from a candy buffet, is enjoyed on the ride home or the next day. A functional favor, like soap wedding favors (which we’ll discuss today), is enjoyed at home until it’s gone. Today, we’re focusing on functional wedding favors, using soap wedding favors as one such suggestion. We’ll also be showcasing an organic line of fabulous soaps, body scrubs, and more from the fabulous team of JenSan. Read on to be inspired…