We love hearing from our brides… and their moms, too! When Susan wrote to us about her daughter’s bridal shower, we swooped right in with inspiration. She’s planning a kitchen themed bridal shower, but was having trouble finding the perfect invites with a more modern feel. To help, we found kitchen bridal shower invitations with matching recipe cards for guests to fill out and bring to the party. Once we found those, it was easy to piece together some additional ideas. Check out the invitations by Lucy Loves Paper and see what else we found including a state cutting board, apron, personalized rolling pin (ahh, I want one of these), a recipe box, cookbook, and favors. Which of these finds do you love best? Besides those invites, I’m crazy over that apron… it’s darling!
Hi, lovelies! If a traditional bridal shower isn’t your thing, consider a couples shower instead! A couples shower is where men and women are invited together to party and celebrate the happy couple. Today we’re sharing one of our favorite ideas: a beer tasting couples shower. This is a great way to toast the happy couple, mingle, and get acquainted with some fun new craft brews. This is a great shower idea, but works extremely well, too, for a joint bachelor and bachelorette party. Or, it makes a great reason to throw a party for a groomsmen / bridesmaid get together so everyone can get acquainted before the wedding. If there will be non-drinkers, we encourage you to include root beers in the mix — there are a surprisingly large number of different root beers to sample. Just check your local grocery store! Okay, on to the inspiration!
Are you looking for the best favor ideas for your guests? Our top pick: go with edible wedding favors! Edible favors are delicious, easy-to-package, and you almost never have any left over. Plus, guests enjoy them right away instead of feeling pressure to hold onto it for years to come. To show you which edible favors are trending in weddings, we’re sharing our top seventeen picks we know your guests will love. We’ll begin with donuts, because they’re awesome — and this could be my pregnancy cravings talking, but I could totally eat one (or, you know, a dozen) right this second. Enjoy!
Hi, loves! Happy Wednesday! We recently talked about some fun beach bachelorette party ideas and one of our favorite finds was these personalized sunglasses from Green Bridal Boutique. They make an incredibly fun bachelorette party favor (and photo prop, too)! Check out some of our favorite styles from their shop…
Are you planning a wine themed wedding? Perhaps a wine tasting bachelorette party? Or maybe you’re looking for a fun gift idea for your bridesmaids? Then you’ll love these wine charms we have to share with you today! We’re excited to introduce you to your new BFF in wine charms, also known as Bling On The Wine. Find out what makes these charms so beautiful, particularly for weddings… plus, get a special discount code!
Hello, hello! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? For me, it was a total transformation of fall to winter. We were hit by the massive snowstorm and had a total of about 8″ of glistening snow which fell steadily for about twenty-four hours. It was so beautiful; the first snowfall always is. The beginning of the snow-filled holiday season always gets me in an instant cozy mood. It doesn’t take long to find me unpacking slippers, fuzzy socks, blankets, and holly jolly decorations faster than you can say hey Em, coffee is ready. (And believe me, I come running.) Anyway, with the frigid temps around here we wanted to warm you up with some hot chocolate favors for weddings, bridal showers, and holiday parties. We’ve found hot cocoa favors on a stick, in a cone, inside an ornament, in a jar, a tube, a bag, and a box. We’ve even found some cute wooden spoons for stirring. So, if it’s hot chocolate favors you’re after, you’ll find it right here! And… if you’re feeling extra creative, head down to number eight for an amazing DIY tutorial we found. Happy hot-chocolating & enjoy!
Wedding favors are undoubtedly one of the most personalized details of your reception. While some couples skip favors altogether, we think they ought to be a necessity. Why? A wedding favor is a small token of your appreciation for guests and thanks them for coming and sharing in your big day. Some favors are very inexpensive to fit any budget; others are more expensive, depending on how custom you’d like them to be. There’s no right or wrong favor to give — it should simply be something you enjoy and would like to receive, too. A favor can tie in your theme or add a little personality to the mix. For instance, a coffee favor would tell guests you’re, like me, quite the coffee obsessed couple. Or, if you’re a serious candy-holic, a candy buffet or bags of a favorite candy (like these in bulk) at each seat would be a way to share your love for sugary treats. You get the idea!
We’re always on the hunt for new and unique wedding favor ideas to share, so today we’re finally sharing some of our newest finds! You have hopefully never seen most of these, while some of them are unique twists on favors you’ve probably heard of before. When you’re done here, be sure to check out our favors archive and browse our favorite handmade favors from Featured Artists in The Marketplace. There are SO MANY amazing ideas out there. I know, lots to do — but we want you to have enough ideas to get those favors narrowed down this weekend. Let’s get those crossed off your list! :) Enjoy!
Unique Wedding Favors
1. These awesome bottle opener favors
These favors are pretty awesome for two reasons: first, it’s a bottle opener, which everyone could use at home. Second, it starts off the evening with a craft beer (or root beer, or cola) at each guest’s seat. By Poppin Print.
Are you looking for a favor guests will actually use (and one they don’t always see)? We’ve found just the thing, especially for spring and summer weddings! These fun sunglasses favors — paired with these personalized tags from Tickled Pink Paper & Ink — can be used during your outdoor ceremony so guests aren’t squinting in the sun, worn in your photo booth as props, and worn after the wedding all season long. We’ve tracked down the perfect bulk sunglasses here (even the reviews are awesome). We love the even more because you can pick from hot pink, green, blue, orange, yellow, or classic white or black.
All you need to do is get a personalized stamp (go here), tags of your choice, twine or string, and sunglasses (you can find them here).
Happy Friday, lovelies! Emma here. I loved reading all of your wonderful Ask Emmaline questions this week, so keep ’em coming. (I honestly read every single one!) If we haven’t posted yours yet, we will soon. Promise! Today we’re answering Samantha’s question about what kind of favors to give to kids attending her wedding. She asks,
[su_quote cite=”Samantha”]Hi Emmaline! I’m working on wedding favors right now and we’re expecting approximately 10 children at our wedding. I know a wine bottle stopper isn’t exactly a great favor for all ages. ;) Any advice on a kid-friendly favor I can swap out for them instead? Thanks![/su_quote]
Hi Samantha! Kid-friendly favors in lieu of your selected favor (in your case, the wine bottle stopper) are an easy way to keep kids happy and having fun before dinner! One of our favorite ideas is a favor bag filled with small toys, a coloring book, crayons, and some candy (especially these!) — even better if there are even some fun wedding-themed games right on the outside! These genius kid-friendly favor bags are made by Mavora. And they’ll pretty much make you the coolest bride ever.
You can even add these cute “Have Fun” stickers to the favor bags!
We spotted these unique “for richer, for poorer” favors over at Little Indie Studio and had to pick them as today’s #HANDMADEADAY find! These cute chocolate coin favors feature the words “For Richer For Poorer” along with your names and the wedding date. It’s such a great way to tie in your vows! Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate?