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100 Best Jewelry Gifts for Bridesmaids

Need bridesmaids jewelry gifts for your wedding? Stumped for Christmas gifts for your BFFs this holiday season? You’ll find it all right here and just in time for the holidays! But first, subscribe!


by capucinne

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. I’m a huge fan of handmade jewelry on Etsy. I believe handmade personalized jewelry gifts make the best kind of gifts for bridesmaids. Each piece is custom-made just for her, fun to wear, unique, and take up very little storage space (can you tell I’ve been Marie Kondo-ing again?!) I’ve been eyeing up the Etsy Holiday Gift Guide and it’s chock-full of inspiring gift ideas. We’ve picked some of our favorites and then added other pieces we love and created this fantastic bridesmaids jewelry gifts guide (or anyone on your gift list!) just in time for holiday delivery. Ready to see which jewelry pieces made the cut? On to the list! Enjoy!

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…

Velvet Ring Boxes: Engagements & Weddings

We’ve sharing velvet ring boxes for engagements and weddings today! See what we’ve found. P.S. While you’re here, subscribe for the latest!


by secret keeper box

Happy Monday, loves! How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was fantastic; we enjoyed spending the weekend with family and friends! Did you watch Gilmore Girls? I haven’t watched it yet because I want to re-watch the finale before starting; I can’t remember the exact ending — so, no spoilers! ;) Anyways, we hope your holiday weekend was great, too.

The holiday season has officially begun and you know what that means: it’s ENGAGEMENT SEASON! We thought the engagement ring had all the glory but then we spotted these vintage inspired velvet ring boxes from Secret Keeper Box… and wow. Talk about upping the ante! We love these unique ring boxes for engagements / proposals (can you imagine the photos from proposals caught on camera?) and also as vessels to hold your beautiful wedding bands. These velvet boxes also make great gift boxes for bridesmaid rings: think herkimer diamond rings (they’re more affordable than they sound), tiny personalized rings, or any of the rings from our bridesmaid gift ideas list. (They’re all great for asking ‘be my bridesmaid?‘ to your girls.) These velvet ring boxes also make a charming alternative to a ring pillow and can hold your ring at the ceremony — and afterward on your armoire or dresser as a ring holder (for cleaning or washing your hands). Ah, so many possibilities in one sweet little box. Wait until you see these fab colors; I want them all! Read on for more…

40 Most Beautiful Engagement Rings on Etsy

‘Tis the season for engagements and we’re here to help! When you’re picking out the perfect engagement ring (or hinting at your favorite style for an upcoming proposal), it can be overwhelming to know where to look. To help, we’ve curated a HUGE list of favorite hand-picked engagement rings on Etsy for handmade options. If you find one you like, just click on the image or link below it to find out pricing, details, sizes, etc. Also, just as a note: many of these engagement rings are also available in your choice of gold (white, yellow, or rose) — just ask! For the quality and craftsmanship you’ll get from these handmade rings, you won’t believe some of these amazing prices. Okay, on to the list!

Best Handmade Engagement Rings on Etsy


By Melanie Casey Jewelry.

diamond engagement ring in box | Engagement Rings Etsy | via http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/40-best-handmade-rings-ever/ ‎

by melanie casey jewelry

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.


8 Hot Cocoa Favor Ideas for Weddings

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! The beginning of the snow-filled holiday season always gets me in an cozy mood. It doesn’t take long to find me unpacking slippers, fuzzy socks, blankets, and holly jolly decorations faster than you can say coffee is ready. 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 cocoa 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. Enjoy!

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

by apropos roasters

50 Cutest First Christmas Ornaments (Engaged/Married)

These personalized first Christmas ornaments engaged/married are kicking off the holiday season at EB! subscribe to stay in the loop!

First Christmas ornaments engaged/married via 50+ First Christmas Ornaments Engaged / Married

by zcreate design

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 been sneaking in a few tracks from my my favorite album and I secretly loved it. Plus, I am 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 engaged / married — all handmade from Etsy! — that you can add to your gift lists. I’ve attended many weddings this year and I want to give ornaments as gifts to newlyweds. I am pretty impressed with what I found on my search, so I’m sharing this HUGE round-up with you! And I honestly just ordered my first Christmas gift for someone this year (probably the earliest I’ve ever started) and once I did the item was marked “sold out” — I got the last one! — so it does help to order gifts early.

So go ahead and grab some coffee (this one is my favorite right now — so good) 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!

Funny Groomsmen Cards He’ll Want to Send

This post is for our grooms! We’re sharing funny groomsmen cards for asking your dudes to stand up. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss additional posts for groomsmen, wedding tips, and ideas for the bride.

Suit Up | Funny Groomsmen Cards He'll Actually Want to Send | via http://emmalinebride.com/groomsmen/groomsmen-cards-funny/

by catch22 cards

When you’re asking groomsmen to be in your wedding, how will you do it? If you take a cue from brides, throwing a “be my bridesmaid” party or giving them be my bridesmaid cards or cute gifts like these may not be what you have in mind. Guys do things differently and we get it. Sometimes a phone call or fishing trip or quick chat during the football game is all it takes to have them as a part of your wedding crew. But if you want to ask more officially with a card (with or without one of these awesome groomsmen gifts), here are some you’ll like. These groomsmen cards are a) totally to-the-point, b) sure to add a little humor to the mix, and c) easy to give as-is or with one of these awesome gifts. Read on to see which funny groomsmen cards made the list!