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50+ Black Friday Wedding Discount Codes

We are so excited to bring you our annual HUGE list of Black Friday wedding discount deals and codes! We work with the best handmade artists in the world and many of them are offering HUGE Black Friday wedding deals, discounts, and special offers. You’ll find many lasting all the way through Cyber Monday! They’ve shared these exclusive coupon codes with us and we’re passing on the savings to you! In this list, you’ll find codes for wedding gifts, accessories, invitations, and more. Enjoy & Happy Shopping!

black friday

8 Delightful Hot Chocolate Favors for Weddings

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!

Hot Chocolate Favors Weddings - Apropos Roasters | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/hot-chocolate-favors-weddings/

by apropos roasters

Giveaway: Win a Personalized Silver Bar Necklace

It’s Friday… giveaway time! We’ve teamed up with the lovely team of Spiffing Jewelry to offer a personalized silver bar necklace to one lucky reader! This necklace can be stamped to read anything you’d like — up to 15 characters. Have it stamped with your name, initials, wedding date, ‘Mrs’, a bridesmaid’s name, nickname, etc. — anything your little heart desires! Here’s a photo example of what this necklace looks like, along with an array of font style examples from which to choose…

sterling silver bar necklace

What to Wear Instead of a Veil – Ask Emmaline

It’s Wedding Advice Wednesday! 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.


10 Perfect Gifts for Mother of the Bride (+ Giveaway!)

Happy Friday, loves! Emma here. We’ve talked about gift giving ideas for bridesmaids, rounded up guy-approved groomsmen gifts, shared flower girl gift ideas, and even gifts for the bride for the wedding day. But what about the mother of the bride? That’s where today’s feature comes in! We’re sharing ten handpicked gift ideas your mom will love. Plus, we’re giving one of these gift ideas away thanks to Tracy Tayan Designs to a lucky reader! What’s up for grabs? Read on to find out!

TIP: A handwritten card is the finishing touch! Write a few words from the heart and include it with the gift.

Mother of the Bride Gift Ideas

mother of the bride with the bride

photo: jeff loves jessica

Wreath Invitation for Boho Themed Weddings

It’s time for another fun #HANDMADEADAY find! This one comes from Splash of Silver, whom we adore for wedding invitations and paper goods of all kinds. This wreath style wedding invitation is a perfect choice for fall and winter weddings with its deep color palette and bohemian floral wreath design. I especially like the RSVP card, which is a postcard (double like — it saves on postage and requires no additional envelope!) — and includes cute phrases for replying. Take a look!

Wreath Invitation – Boho Theme

wreath wedding invitation

by splash of silver

50 Beautiful First Christmas (Engaged/Married) Ornaments on Etsy

Hi, loves! Happy Monday! Emma here and I am *definitely* getting in the holiday spirit. I swore I would wait to listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving, but I lied. I have snuck in a few tracks from my my favorite album and I secretly loved it. Plus, I’ve been getting those mailers to my house chock-full of holiday decorating ideas (I’m looking at you, Bed Bath & Beyond) so naturally I flip through them and sip on my coffee and dream of the holidays. Anyways, we’re kicking off this beautiful Monday with a round-up of first Christmas ornaments — all handmade from Etsy! — that you can add to your gift lists. I’ve attended many weddings this year and I was looking to give ornaments to newlyweds. I did some searching and I was pretty impressed with what I found, so I’m sharing this HUGE round-up with you! So, go ahead and grab some coffee, put on some wool socks (I’ve been rocking ’em exclusively since the temps finally dropped), and get ready to deck the halls! It’s a little early, but it is actually just in time to order and have everything personalized + shipped in time for the holidays. P.S. You might want to Share on Facebook or Pin on Pinterest for later! Enjoy!

First Christmas Ornaments Etsy

1. Rustic wood-burned ornament

By Prince Whitaker.

rustic first christmas engaged ornament

by prince whitaker

2. Vintage spoon ornament

By The Rustic Stamp.

spoon ornament first christmas by the rustic stamp

by the rustic stamp

3. Mason jar ornament

By Our Sweet Home Alabama.

mason jar ornament by OurSweetHomeAlabama

by our sweet home alabama

Why Classic Guest Books Are *Always* a Great Choice for Weddings

Hi, lovelies! Emma here and it’s time to get down to business! Wake up, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to cross “guest book” off your seemingly long list of wedding to-do’s. Today, you’re going to pick a guest book. That’s all there is to it! And since we’ve shared so many alternative guest books in the past, there’s really no reason you can’t find one you love in the archives, in The Marketplace, or right here in this carefully curated list. But first, let me get something off my chest. When did a simple guest book become boring? While lovely, not everyone envisions globes or maps or creative wall prints or large monogram letters as guest books. Some of us love a traditional, classic book! A guest book will never let you down; there are no accessories like batteries for a camera or special markers or photo paper required (even though you know I love these). There is just simple paper, a pen, and a line for guests to write their heartfelt wishes. So, we’re helping you out: we’re sharing twenty-five guest books with a little something for everyone! Just wait until you see the list! Read on for more…

ribbon and lace wedding guest book by claire magnolia

by claire magnolia

NEW → 7 Glamorous Bridal Accessories from Cloe Noel for 2016

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. I love this time of year — and it is not just because of pumpkin spice everything and pretty leaves falling from trees. This is an exciting time of year because wedding designers and handmade artisans release new products for their 2016 collections and we get a sneak peek! Plus, we get to share these amazing new pieces with you!

Today we’re sharing a collection of glamorous bridal accessories from the lovely Cloe Noel. Designer Kim Ortiz has created sashes, hair accessories, cuff bracelets, and more for the bride in this collection named Elegance. These pieces are Hollywood Glamour at its finest, complete with sparkly rhinestones, delicate beading, vintage lace, and classic pearl embellishments at every turn. Today we’re showcasing seven favorites including a rhinestone cuff bracelet (#1) that is my absolute favorite. Which one do you love?

(photos by La Candella Weddings)

Bridal Clutch Purse by Cloe Noel - Photo by La Candella Weddings

by cloe noel

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