Category: handmade

9 Amazing Plantable Wedding Invitations + Favors

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It’s no surprise that eco-friendly plantable wedding goods are so popular right now. I mean, when you can take a wedding essential — like invitations — and recycle them into the earth to make wildflowers, I’d say that’s pretty amazing. Well, that’s what we found when we popped into I Do Bliss and saw her beautiful plantable wedding invitations. And then we dug deeper and found other plantable wedding goods from all around the web we knew you would also love! Why stop at invitations when you can tie your love for nature-inspired finds throughout your big day, including favors, save the dates, and decor? Now you can give back a little to good ol’ Mother Nature when you tie that knot. Enjoy!

Plantable Wedding Invitations, Favors & More

1. Plantable Wedding Invitations

Let’s begin with the plantable wedding invitations that inspired this entire post. These beach inspired invites have certain portions that are plantable. Take a peek!

wildflower plantable wedding invitation
by i do bliss

2. Chic Seed Packet Favors

These seed packet favors are a charming idea for a bridal shower or wedding reception.

red cloud boutique

love blooms seed packets

by red cloud boutique

3. Plantable Floral Decor

Use these flowers as tabletop decor at your cake table or guest book table. After the wedding, plant and you’ll see wildflowers bloom!

plantable poppies

by paper sprouts

by paper sprouts

4. Plantable Save the Date

This particular save the date was designed for a destination wedding, but there are other styles available, too.

love is in the air plantable save the date

by recycled ideas

This state-inspired one is cute, too!

save the date state
by recycled ideas

5. Plantable Wedding Place Cards

A place card + favor in one! Guests can find their seats and plant these cards at home after the big day.

save the date plantable place cards

by recycled ideas

6. Plantable Pots

These are completely biodegradable, plantable pots with plantable paper confetti (THREE PER FAVOR). Guests receive instructions on how to plant. It’s eco-friendly and easy, all rolled into one pretty box.

gift box kit

by recycled ideas favors

7. Plantable Guest Book Wishes

Instead of a traditional guest book, have your loved ones write on these plantable pieces of paper. After the wedding, read the notes and plant them. It turns wishes into wildflowers.

plantable guest book

by lace and twig

8. Plants as Decor + Favors

Easy tip: arrange plants on your wedding tables and have guests take them home as their favor. This is an excellent dual-purpose way to cover decor and favors at once.

plant wrapped in burlap

by baloolah bunting

plant favors wedding

by bespoke country wedding

9. Herb Garden Kits

I need this for my own garden! Give guests the gift of herbs, like cilantro or chives, so they can have them readily available!

herb garden kits
by the gifted tomato

I also thought this ‘gardening’ box was a cute idea! I spotted it at Paper Sprouts:

gardening box

by paper sprouts

What do you think of these plantable wedding ideas? Will you be using them for your big day?


Giveaway: Win a Handmade Wedding Bouquet!

Did you know Emmaline Bride has more giveaways than any other wedding blog? It’s true. And they’re all totally FREE. Be sure to subscribe, though, or you’ll totally miss out.

*Note: This has been edited. See giveaway details below for update.

Are you looking for a perfect, forever-lasting handmade wedding bouquet? We’ve found a perfect one for you! And today is your lucky day because we’re giving one away courtesy of The Sunny Bee Boutique! Get the full scoop below, including some photos of this beautiful item. The winner will receive a bouquet similar to the one below, custom-made for you! Eeeeeee! (Can you tell we’re excited?)

Handmade Wedding Bouquet

blue ivory bouquet

bouquet 3 large

Giveaway: Win a Custom Map for Wedding Invitations!

We love Mondays because we always have a new giveaway to announce! This week, we’ve teamed up with Zoe from Designer Maps by Zoe (you may remember these lovely maps from a recent post) to offer a custom map to one lucky reader! This map is hand drawn and turned into a digital file for printing at home. Here are a few examples along with the full details on this wonderful prize. Good luck!

Custom Map for Wedding Invitation

About the Prize

Choose from the following:

1.) TOUR THE CITY – This map is ideal for your out of town guests. What better way for them to explore the city/town/village where you are getting married then by including a handy map of all major attractions and even your favorite spots! Pop it in with your invitations, or even leave it in a welcome basket.

2.) THE BIG DAY- This map offers your guests an inside look to your wedding day. Highlight the ceremony, reception, accommodation and any other venue you’d like your guests to be cleared up on for the big day!

3.) OUR LOVE STORY- This map shows your friends and family the story of how you two met and your journey as a couple so far. Include where each of you grew up, where you met, where you got engaged, and where you’re getting married!

custom map for wedding invitation long image

Giveaway Details

o Enter between 3/16/15-3/22/15 (11:59pm EST).
o Prize: One (1) Custom Map for Wedding Invitation, Save the Date, etc. (DIGITAL FILE)
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $250 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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Fake Wedding Cakes That Actually Look Real

Are you wondering if fake wedding cakes can really look the part? In this post, you’ll find out and see if a fake cake is the right choice for you. Subscribe so you don’t miss future cake-inspired posts like this one!

Are you a bride who loves cake, but you loathe the idea of spending hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars on a wedding cake? Do you have a specific vision in mind, but you think it would be too complicated or too expensive? Or perhaps you’re planning a summer wedding and you don’t want to worry about your cake standing the humid, hotter-than-hot temps outdoors. If you said yes to any of these, one of these fake wedding cakes might be the right choice for you.

fake wedding cakes | via

glam fete by bri

What are faux wedding cakes?

A fake wedding cake is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a display that is made entirely of Styrofoam and gumpaste, fabric, or fondant. It is designed to look like a real cake.

Can You Still Do a Cake Cutting?

Yes! Many fake wedding cakes are designed to have a ‘slice’ removed, so it looks more realistic. Or, we’ve seen some cakes that are three tiered, with the top being the only ‘real’ cake (the bottom two are dummies). You can have a small one-tiered cake made just for you and set it aside. It’s not exactly the same, but you get the idea.

Will Anyone Know the Difference?

Probably not. I mean, it’s not like anyone is going to actually go up and touch it. In fact, many guests totally miss the cake at the beginning of the reception anyway, and the cake cutting happens almost immediately (right before dinner). And many times, a couple will have a really gorgeous wedding cake, but it’s not big enough to feed everyone. That’s because there are sheet cakes in the kitchen, and your caterers will be serving cake to guests from the sheet cake anyway. So, who will know?

How Are They Used?

Fake wedding cakes (also known as faux cakes or dummy cakes) have been used for years in photo shoots, but couples are using them at their reception, too. These cakes will stand up through any weather, any amount of time, and you don’t have to worry about keeping it covered or away from bugs and direct sunlight.

Fake Wedding Cakes: 12 Realistic Examples

Now that you know more about what fake wedding cakes are, we can show you the pretties that we found! Now, not all fake wedding cakes are created equally, so if you’re going to pick one be careful. You’ll want to pick one that actually looks real so it wont look hokey or cheap. On our quest, we found some of the prettiest fake wedding cakes that ever existed! These look real… but they’re totally faux.

left, right: glam fete by bri

left: glam fete by bri | right: owlishnesses

left: glam fete by bri | right: sugar on top sugar art

left, right: sugar on top sugar art

left: glam fete by bri | right: sugar on top sugar art

left: sugar on top sugar art | right: glam fete by bri

Would you pick a fake wedding cake instead of a real one? Why or why not?