garter Archive

10 Fun Ways to Surprise the Groom

fun ways to surprise the groom

Your wedding day provides the perfect opportunity to do some sweet and thoughtful surprises for your groom! And he’ll never see it coming! Giving the groom a gift is one way to shower him with affection on your wedding day, but we’ve found some other ideas we know he will love. To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite ways to surprise the groom before the ceremony and during the reception. There’s a first look, a love note, and a mascot, just to name a few. People like to say the wedding day is all about the bride, but we think that’s outdated: it’s time for the groom to share in the spotlight, too!

Do You Need Two Garters… or One?


by southern ever after

Hello, hello! We’re answering an easy wedding question this morning to kick off your Friday! Bride-to-be Shelley asked us why brides buy two garters. The answer is simple — one garter is for the bride to wear, while the other is to be tossed at the reception. Technically, the bride wears both during the day, so the tossing garter is easily accessible when it’s time to toss it. You can usually purchase a set of two garters together, depending on where you buy, and typically you’ll find that the tossing garter is smaller and less detailed than the bridal garter.

And… if you don’t care about keeping your own as a keepsake, that’s fine, too! All you need to do is buy one, toss it, and be done with it. Simple as that! While we’re on the topic of garters, here are a few we recently spotted to inspire you…

GIVEAWAY: 10 Romantically Vintage Wedding Ideas
(+ Win Invitations!)

vintage wedding invitations

by wildheart paper

Are you planning a vintage wedding? Vintage weddings are one of my favorite themes, as they convey a classic and elegant tone. And a vintage wedding is alsoone that never goes out of style! To give you a glimpse of this style, we’re sharing a few of our favorite vintage accessories and ideas in today’s post, along with a chance to win FREE vintage wedding invitations from WildHeart Paper! It’s so easy to feel inspired with these unique vintage touches: here are ten to get you started!

19 Stylish Something Blue Ideas for the Bride

Hi, loves! Emma here. Have you picked out Something Blue for your wedding day yet? The old adage — Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue (and a Sixpence in Your Shoe) — is said to bring good luck to the bride. We’ve talked about the old, new, borrowed, and sixpence, and today we’re sharing something blue ideas you’ll love. We’ve curated a list to include a few traditional and modern ideas like handkerchiefs, lingerie and garters (classic) to blue-soled shoes, I Do stickers, and jewelry finds (contemporary). We’re also giving away a gift for the bride which can be customized to be your very own Something Blue. What is it?! Read on to find out!

Something Blue Ideas

Check out our handpicked ideas below and scroll down to find out more (and enter the giveaway). ↓

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21 Lace Accessories That Will Look Beautiful for Weddings

It’s Monday, which means we’re sharing ideas for the bride! Today we’re focusing on lace accessories for vintage inspired weddings. We’ve curated a beautiful list of lovely lace finds including a bridal clutch, an engagement ring and wedding band set, a lace embellished ring pillow, a pair of something blue shoes, a getting ready robe, invitations, and more. Enjoy!

1. A pair of vintage inspired lace cuffs for the bride

By Joola Designs. Photo: Lisa Wareham. (P.S. Get 20% off orders $30+ with code JOOLA20)

lace cuffs winter - lace accessories weddings

by joola designs

2. This lovely lace ring pillow

From Laura Stark.

lace ring pillow by laura stark - lace accessories weddings

by laura stark

3. These beautiful-in-blue lace flats

From Walkin On Air.

blue lace flats by walkinonair - lace accessories weddings

by walkin on air

Giveaway: Win a Beautiful Bridal Garter!

Hi, loves! Before you celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, be sure to check out this giveaway from our friends at ANGEE W! We’ve shared their gorgeous clutch purses in the past, and now we’re here to show you their newest accessory: bridal garters! We’re giving one away to a lucky bride-to-be. Will it be YOU? Read on to find out!

Bridal Garter Giveaway

This beautiful dainty bridal garter features a white enamel camellia flower charm. We adore the inlay rhinestones, metallic Alencon lace, pearls, and princess cut square Swarovski crystal! This is an accessory truly fit for a bride. You can choose from size S/M (16-20″ circumference) or M/L (21-25″ circumference). The garter has an elastic for a snug fit.

bridal garter camellia

by angee w

Top 5 New Wedding Finds from The Marketplace

Have you visited The Marketplace lately? It’s the best place to find handpicked + handmade wedding items and it’s exclusively at Emmaline Bride. Not to brag, but we honestly work with the best artists on the planet! Today I’m sharing five of my favorite new finds and I would love to know: which one is YOUR favorite?

Finds from The Marketplace

1. This beautiful bridesmaid name bar bracelet

I love the personalization… the simplicity… the quality! It’s the total gift package! By Vintage Stamp Jewels.

name plate bar bracelet for bridesmaids

by vintage stamp jewels

This is the Most Beautiful Garter with Names for Weddings

Do you have a wedding garter yet? Is it on your to-do list? After today, you can cross it off because we’ve found one of the most beautiful wedding garters ever, handmade with love from SIBO Designs. You know we have a mad crush on all the lovely things being handcrafted over in Sheila’s shop, but this garter holds a special piece of our heart. As with all things handmade for your wedding, personalization is at its core; why not have a wedding garter with your names on it for a true heirloom piece? Read on to find out more about this beautiful wedding garter with names, which makes a great gift for yourself or a favorite bride-to-be. Enjoy!

Personalized Bridal Garter by SIBO Designs | | garter names weddings

by sibo designs

Garter with Names – Weddings

Why We Love It So: This Sweety wedding garter is completely made by hand and offers a rustic, natural look. Our favorite part is the custom name stamping along the ribbon, which makes it extra special.

Why You’ll Love It So: This garter will stun while you’re snapping those getting ready photos to the very end of your reception. It will be comfortable to wear, too, as it is mounted entirely on a natural linen ribbon. There are custom details all over this piece, including ivory pearls on the inside of the garter paired with Swarovski crystals and seed beads. The stunning flower you see in the photos below is made of ivory silk fabric and ivory silk organza fabric with a vintage small velvet leaf, Guinea feather, and a small piece of ribbon in a peach color. The ribbon color can be customized, too.

Personalized Bridal Garter by SIBO Designs | | garter names weddings

by sibo designs