Handmade Wedding Archive

Tassel Garland for Weddings (+ Giveaway!)

Wondering where to buy tassel garland for weddings & showers? We’ve found it! We’re also giving away tassel garland to one lucky winner! Subscribe for the latest!

Tassel Garland for Weddings | by EllenorShop | http://etsy.me/2g1BCxj

When deciding on decorations for your wedding reception, punches of color in unexpected places can really tie your color palette together. For instance, around your cake table, draped in front of your head table, or displayed behind your card table are three places where couples frequently forget to decorate. One of the easiest ways to add a punch of color or personalization is with garland; and if you want to really make it pop, use colorful tassel garland in your wedding colors! We love using tassel garland for weddings, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties. Tassel garland is an easy way to decorate a small space with big impact. I also love to use tassel garland as a chair decoration for the bride at her bridal shower. You can find delightfully designed tassel garland for weddings at Ellenor Shop and we’re sharing our faves with you today! Loralie, designer and owner, is giving away a free tassel garland (or fringe garland — winner’s choice!) in any color combination! Read on to find out more…

7 Tips for Buying Wedding Dresses Online

Thinking about buying a wedding dress online? Don’t miss this post! We’re outlining seven of the most important tips to safely buy your wedding dress online. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss wedding advice posts like this one!


by grace loves lace

Hi, loves! Emma here and if you’re worried about how safe it is to buy wedding dresses online, you’re not alone! Today’s bride wants instantaneous results. You don’t have time to run from shop to shop; you want to see everything right at your fingertips — and I totally get it. It’s amazing how easy it is to buy anything online. This is coming from the girl who orders this in bulk online (and I’m not even embarrassed to admit it because it is so convenient). I buy amazing socks like these that I can wear all winter long because it keeps your legs warm! (They’re brilliant.) I stock up on k-cups so I don’t ever have a coffee outage.

Buying things for your wedding is the same way. I talked to a couple who recently got married and it was incredible the number of things they bought online, sight-unseen. Almost everything was ordered online, from the table runners to the votive candles to these invitations. Even the bridesmaid dresses were ordered online! Things like digital proofs, super-helpful product reviews, and two-day shipping have made buying wedding things online super convenient, so why should wedding dresses be excluded from the list? With resources at your fingertips like The Marketplace filled to the brim with handmade dresses and accessories, along with sellers on Etsy and Amazon unveiling new collections all the time, it’s easier than ever to buy everything for your wedding online…

Giveaway: Win a Fingerprint Guest Book Poster!

One lucky winner will receive a fingerprint guest book poster by Flutterbye Prints ($98 value!) Subscribe for more giveaways straight to your inbox!

Fingerprint Guest Book Poster by Flutterbye Prints

by flutterbye prints

It’s Monday… time for a brand new wedding giveaway at Emmaline Bride! This week, we’ve teamed up with the lovely Amie of Flutterbye Prints to give away a fingerprint guest book poster to one lucky reader! This unique fingerprint poster works nicely as a guest book alternative. It is made from your actual prints, sent in to Flutterbye Prints and turned into a one-of-a-kind keepsake art piece. Guests sign directly onto the poster, which you can then frame and display in your home. I love this one — colors are totally customizable, too! Read on for your chance to win!

These Bridal Shower Printables are Fun for Guests
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Bridal shower printables, games, bridal shower decorations, and more are in today’s post! Plus a fun giveaway! Subscribe for the latest to your inbox.

Bridal shower printables by Inklings Paperie

by inklings paperie

Bridal shower printables are the easiest way to pull together a cohesive (and fun!) party for your guests. Inklings Paperie creates unique bridal shower printables, games, decorations, invitations and more for the ultimate wedding shower planning experience. It has honestly never been easier to plan a modern shower for your favorite bride-to-be! Today we’re sharing some of our favorite printables for wedding showers and we’ve also teamed up with Inklings Paperie to give away a HUGE ultimate bridal shower pack! Find out more about this giveaway and see which bridal shower printables we like best! Enjoy!

What to Wear Instead of a Veil – Ask Emmaline

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! Bride-to-be, Michele, asks:

“Help! I’ve tried on a few wedding veils in a store but I didn’t like how they looked. I don’t think a veil is my style and I just don’t see myself wearing a veil at my wedding. Does a bride have to wear a veil? Or is there something else I can wear as an alternative?”

Fantastic question! For starters, you asked if the bride has to wear a veil. Remember that it’s your wedding: there are no rules. A bride doesn’t have to do anything or wear anything that she doesn’t want to, so a veil is definitely not a requirement.

Now, before we show you some wedding hair accessory options, if you try on a veil in store make sure you also…

1.) try on a veil while wearing your dress (or a similar style)
2.) try on the veil with a hairstyle you plan to wear the day-of
3.) try on several veil styles

The third one — trying on several veil styles — is especially important because one style can look better on some people than others. Your face shape, hairstyle, dress, and personal style are all factors when it comes to picking the perfect veil — or veil alternative. Also, trying on many different veil styles to see which one you like best is also a great rule of thumb. For example, a bandeau veil — like this one, shown below from Serephine — is a unique veil style that differs greatly from a traditional, classic look.


Giveaway: Win a Wedding Guest Book!

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Giveaway: Win a Wedding Guest Book

by paper peach

Don’t you just love a new wedding giveaway, especially on a Friday? We do, too! We are excitedly sharing the beautiful new wedding guest book collection from Paper Peach with a few of our favorite finds and a giveaway! These 8×10″ wedding guest books are beautifully designed with personalized illustrations on the front and back, custom binding, and vibrant patterns. One lucky bride-to-be will win a wedding guest book in the design of her choice thanks to the folks of Paper Peach! Find out how YOU could be our lucky winner…

These Are the Cutest Tote Bags for Bridesmaids

Personalized tote bags for bridesmaids are on our radar today! See how cute (and personalized) these bags really are. And join the list for updates to your inbox!

Personalized Tote Bags for Bridesmaids

by zcreate design

Spotted: the most adorable bridesmaid tote bags we’ve ever seen! We couldn’t resist picking these totes as today’s handmade-a-day find just in time for the holidays. Fill them up with other bridesmaid gifts, wrap ’em in pretty paper, and present them to your girls while getting ready the morning of the wedding. We love the personalized names on the front (and the modern cursive font), heart detail, and the ribbon. Handmade by ZCreate Design.

Giveaway: This Penguin Cake Topper is Super Cute

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Penguin Cake Topper for Weddings | by Perlilla Pets

by perlilla pets, photo by kyle bultman photography

Happy Monday, loves! We had fun with our Gilmore Girls gifts themed weekend here at EB and excited to be back on the wedding front! To kick things off, we’ve teamed up with Perlilla Pets to offer this cute penguin cake topper as a giveaway to one lucky bride-to-be. The topper can be customized with your names and wedding date, along with custom colors to coordinate with your wedding (bow tie, top hat, hair piece, flowers, etc.) Enter for your chance to win below and see some examples of custom creations from real couples!

These Save the Date Postcards Are Fun for Weddings
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Set the date then save the date! These save the date postcards are fun and you’ll see why! Subscribe now for the latest to your inbox!

Save the Date Postcards from Serendipity Beyond Design

by serendipity beyond design

Are you newly engaged and recently set your date? Congrats! Now it’s time to tell guests to save the date for your upcoming wedding. The best way to share your exciting news is with save the dates, which are mailed to your guests approximately 4-6 months before your wedding (or 6-8 months ahead of time for destination weddings). We spotted these vintage inspired save the date postcards designed by Serendipity Beyond Design and love how versatile and fun they are! Each postcard is designed with your wedding location, corresponding images, and the date. These postcards are perfect for both local or destination weddings and you can choose from many different designs. Check out our favorites below and enter for a chance to win 100 printed save the date postcards for your wedding thanks to the lovely ladies of Serendipity Beyond Design! Woo, we love giveaways… :)