Posted February 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Ok — so you’re planning a vintage country wedding, rustic wedding, or western themed wedding and you love the look of mason jars. Problem is, you want those vintage mason jars that everyone oohs and aahs over but you can’t get your hands on any. Or, you’re like me and you just can’t justify paying $10 per jar at your local antique store for 100+ guests. Fear not, lovely brides, we’ve got the solution for you today. Read on to find out how to make mason jars look old with five creative ideas…
Posted February 26, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 34 Comments
One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. And, we’re making this post just a bit sweeter: we’ve teamed up with the lovely Debbie of Knotty Notions to present another fun giveaway! What’s up for grabs? Read on to find out!
Posted February 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments
You have the ring, but what happens if it gets lost? Yikes – losing that cherished accessory is something every bride-to-be worries about at one time or another. In today’s post, we’re sharing three tips to protect your engagement ring, especially in these cold winter months. You may be surprised at the unexpected ways your ring can get damaged or lost… and we’re here to help! Read on to find out how to protect an engagement ring in winter…
Posted January 30, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you’re displaying desserts at your wedding or bridal shower, don’t miss this post! We’re showing you four clever tips for displaying desserts like a pro PLUS we’re revealing one huge mistake you’re probably making. Read on to find out what it is…
Posted January 16, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
The wedding registry is an exciting – and fun – part of planning your wedding. A wedding registry is a gift list curated by the couple and given to guests (typically as a mention in your bridal shower invitation) as potential gift ideas. From a gift-givers point of view, a wedding registry is a brilliant idea: why guess when you can buy gifts you know the couple will love? A wedding registry removes all doubt and identifies specific gifts the couple has carefully selected together.
In the past, wedding registries were limited to select big box chains only. You had to pick a store that offered a registry service and limit your gift choices on items they carried. But now, the wedding registry is different thanks to the folks at SimpleRegistry! They have created a new, modern alternative to the traditional wedding registry that allows couples register for anything they want! Read on to find out how you can register for anything online (and in-store)…
Posted December 19, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Brides: have you thought about how to preserve your wedding invitation after the big day? If you’re still in the midst of planning, the thought probably hasn’t crossed your mind. (It didn’t cross mine while planning, and thankfully my mom made a custom paperweight mere days afterward so I’d never forget how beautiful the invitations were!) When you order your wedding invitations, be sure to order one or two as extra-’extras’ for preserving (they always tell you to order extras anyway, but you’ll want to set one or two aside.) Then, check out these three ways we’ve rounded up to preserve your wedding invitation to ensure your pretty, hand-picked paper will stand the test of time. Read on to find out more, including a special DIY idea in time for Christmas!
How to Preserve Your Wedding Invitation
1. Have your wedding invitation framed.
The most popular way to preserve your wedding invitation is with a frame. You can place your invitation in a simple frame yourself… or, you can check out the beautiful work by Golden Silhouette, an invitation and keepsake framing expert, who can create a themed masterpiece from your invitation paper.
Posted November 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: are you wearing your hair up or down for your wedding? If you’re wearing your hair up and wondering how to wear a veil with an updo, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’re showing you a few examples of veils we love paired with updos. And, don’t worry if you aren’t sure which hairstyle works with you (or your veil). Your hairstylist can help you decide with a trial run (or two) before the wedding just to make sure. Read on to see more… starting with our favorite wedding hairstyle of the week (below). Enjoy!
Isn’t this a gorgeous hairstyle? Pin the veil under the style for maximum drama.
Posted July 13, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Need to or want to stock the bar at your own wedding? How much alcohol should you buy? What drink accessories will you need? Preparing for your wedding reception’s bar is easy when you know where to start… and we’re here to help! Read on to find out how to stock the bar at a wedding…
Posted July 11, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Engaged and wondering what’s next? Plan an engagement party! If you’re planning an engagement party for yourself, a friend, or family member, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll answer your top engagement party planning questions, inspire you with engagement party ideas, and show you one of the greatest engagement party surprises we’ve ever seen. Let’s get started!
Posted July 2, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
While a bound guest book has been the guest book staple for years, it is not your only option! Meet the Poster Guest Book, a fresh alternative to the traditional flip-through book. In this post, you’ll discover four reasons to use a poster guest book, get inspired by AmpersandInk Designs‘ poster guest book collection, and you’ll realize why you need one of your very own. (P.S. There’s a free printable hidden in this post!)
Posted June 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello + Happy Thursday! Today we’re talking about how to welcome guests to your wedding. When you’re a wedding guest, it feels nice to be welcomed and included, right? Today we’re going to show you how to make sure your guests feel welcomed, whether they’re traveling from across the country or around the corner. When A & I tied the knot, we were blessed by the number of guests who traveled far and wide to attend. Our wedding took place in Michigan, yet we had guests from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New York, Illinois, and Texas – that’s eight states! Luckily, all of our out-of-town guests previously lived in the area, so they already knew the best places to eat, where to stay, and the best places to see downtown. What about your wedding? Will there be out of town guests who are unfamiliar with the area? Are there things you can do to make them feel a little more comfortable? How can you make local guests feel just as welcome? We have all the answers – and more! – in today’s post. We’ll tell you how to welcome your guests with twelve helpful tips including DIY wedding welcome bags, a clever ceremony program idea, transporting to and from the reception, and more! Read on for the full scoop…
Posted May 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 38 Comments
Brides: if you’re wondering how to register for your wedding, you’ve come to the right place! It’s National Registry Month and we’re celebrating the best way we know how: with a post on how to register for your wedding, a few do’s and don’t's, ideas on where to register, registry mistakes to avoid, and a FREE printable wedding registry checklist to help you get started! PLUS, you can win a beautiful prize from the folks at Corelle®! What could it be? Scroll down to find out… and tell us where you’ll register for your wedding!
Posted May 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 45 Comments
Happy May! #throwsconfetti Do you know how to coordinate your wedding? Did you know it’s easier than it sounds? Today we’re showing you how to coordinate your wedding in one easy step. When you are planning your wedding, it’s easy to get bogged down with the many decisions you’ll make, like color palette, wedding tone, theme, invitations, and more. If you’re wondering how you’ll get it all done – and get it to coordinate – fear not! We have one simple solution for you. Today we’re sharing some helpful advice for what to do after picking out your color palette to save you time + money down the road. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Dear LC to offer one lucky Emmaline Bride reader a free (stylish!) wedding iPhone case. Enjoy!
Posted April 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Writing thank you notes is probably not the first thing on your mind right now as you plan your wedding. However, writing thank you notes is a very important part of the planning process. If you get organized now, writing thank you notes after the honeymoon will be a breeze! Today we’re showing you ten shortcuts for writing thank you notes PLUS inspiring you with thank you notes by the beautiful Nostalgic Imprints. In this post, you’ll find inspiration for thank you notes, ideas to get organized, find out how to save time + money, and be on your way to enjoying more of your honeymoon after the big day. Enjoy!
Posted March 29, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments
Hello, loves! Happy Friday! Today we’re talking about how to look your best on your wedding day. Every bride wants to look her best; this top ten list will help you achieve your perfect wedding day look. By being prepared, you can look (and feel!) your best on one of the biggest days of your life. Read on to find out more…
Posted February 28, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, lovelies! Today’s post is one you won’t want to miss: pin it, tweet it, Facebook it, and subscribe to this post so you’ll be constantly reminded of how to have a stress free wedding day. One of my biggest pet peeves is the mindset that a wedding day has to be stressful, bridezilla-controlled, and chaotic. It doesn’t have to be. One of the most beautiful days of your life ought to be enjoyed to the max… so don’t let stress get in the way! Today, I’m sharing with you my top eight secrets to a stress free wedding day to ensure yours goes off without a hitch. Read on for the full stress-free scoop after the jump!