Handmade Wedding Archive

Wedding Drink Koozies — Handmade-a-Day

Wedding Drink Koozies | by Grand Design Studio | http://emmalinebride.com/wedding/drink-koozies/

by grand design studio

Hey, loves! Happy Friday! A long weekend is upon us and with it we wanted to share this fun wedding favor idea! These cute & clever wedding drink koozies from Grand Design Studio make a cute personalized favor for your reception. With custom color options and phrases (i.e. “Best Day Ever” and “To Have & To Hold and To Keep Your Drink Cold”, just to name a few), guests will love to use these can coolers again and again. They are especially perfect for outdoor summer and fall weddings!

“Do I Need Rehearsal Dinner Invites?” – Ask Emmaline

rehearsal dinner invitations

by whimsical prints

Happy Wednesday, loves! We’re kicking off this beautiful morning with a wedding advice question. Marissa has a question about rehearsal dinner invitations and it may be something you’ve been wondering yourself. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! Our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner is coming up soon (I’m getting married on July 2nd) and I have no idea how to let my bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family know. I’ve already told everyone the date, but do I need to send rehearsal dinner invitations? Or is it less formal (an email or Facebook)? Please help! Thanks!”

Great question, Marissa! We’re happy to help! Read on find out the answer…

Shirt Collar Stays for Groomsmen

shirt collar stays groomsmen gift idea (by julie the fish designs)

by juliethefish designs

Looking for an awesome groomsmen gift? Consider two key attributes: 1) the gift is functional, and 2) the gift is custom. If the gift is functional, he’ll be sure to actually use it. And, if it’s custom-made, he won’t already own one — and he’s likely to keep it for a long time. Today we’re sharing shirt collar stays, one of our favorite groomsmen gift ideas. What are shirt collar stays, you ask? Read on to find how they’re used, why he’ll love ’em, and find out where you can grab a set for your groom, groomsmen, ring bearer, fathers, and grandfathers…

Giveaway: Win an Address Stamp for Invitations!

address stamp

by letter2love

We love a brand new giveaway, especially when the prize saves you time on wedding invitations! This week, we’ve teamed up with the lovely duo Samantha and Angie of Letter2Love to give away a custom return address stamp. This personalized stamp will make addressing your return envelopes for invitations, save the dates, and thank you notes so much easier! Enter for a chance to win your choice of a classic wooden handle stamp or a custom self-inking stamp below. Good luck!

Printable Table Numbers — Handmade-a-Day

printable wedding table numbers | http://emmalinebride.com/wedding/printable-table-numbers-floral/

by paper peach shop

Need table numbers right away? Don’t wait for them to ship… just print them yourself! That’s just one reason why we love these printable wedding table numbers from Featured Artist Paper Peach Shop! No need to wait for your table numbers to be designed and shipped. Instead, just order and print! The color palette and chic floral design of these particular table numbers makes them a perfect fit for spring and summer weddings. They are suitable for weddings (or bridal showers) and measure 4″ x 6″. Simply place them in table number holders (inexpensive ones, like these, work great) with one at each table.

Cork Place Card Holders — Handmade-a-Day

Exciting news! Since Emmaline Bride is the Handmade Wedding Blog, we are adding a new daily feature called Handmade-a-Day, right here on our homepage! Each day, we’ll select a handmade wedding find from one of our talented Featured Artists in The Marketplace. Check back to EmmalineBride.com daily to see the latest wedding find we’re obsessing over. You can even subscribe so you receive these features right in your email’s inbox. Also, you can access the archive of our handmade-a-day finds here, starting today! *throws confetti* We hope you enjoy it!

pink place card holders cork

by kara’s vineyard wedding

For today’s handmade-a-day wedding find, we’ve selected these beautiful cork place card holders from Kara’s Vineyard Wedding. These place card holders are ideal for a wine themed wedding, but we think they fit in nearly anywhere — bridal showers included! Choose your favorite color flower to coordinate with your color palette or select one of the glittery options.

Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations + Ideas – Ask EB

by lucy loves paper

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!

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings | stamp by Felicette | via http://emmalinebride.com/how-to/make-thank-you-cards/

by felicette

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. I know you’re more than aware that sending thank you cards is a must for your wedding and bridal shower. But what kind of thank you cards should you send? Custom thank you cards (which match your invitations) are a great way to coordinate your entire event, but you usually need to order them with your invitations (and they can be quite costly). That’s why you’ll love this easy DIY thank you card idea! it will save you time and money AND add that personalized touch we know you crave. All you need are a few easy-to-find supplies…

“Bridal Cover Ups for Summer Weddings?” – Ask Emmaline

gold bead lace capelet top | bridal cover ups for spring/summer weddings | by tessa kim | photo: deyla huss photography

by tessa kim, photo: deyla huss photography

We received a new Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Shana. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! I am having a church wedding and want to wear something to cover my shoulders, as I’m wearing a strapless wedding dress. I’ve only seen bridal cover ups for winter weddings and need something cooler for July. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!”

Hi, Shana! Great question! We’ve been browsing bridal cover ups and wraps for summer and we definitely have some ideas for you…