Good morning! It’s a beautiful summer morning in Michigan today! What goes hand-in-hand with summertime? Delicious fruit-filled jellies, jams, and sweet honeys, of course! For summer weddings, we love when couples give edible favors like jelly jars, pies, candy bags, and these delightful honey jars. We spotted them over at Miss Shelley’s as today’s handmade-a-day wedding pick! Instead of having to source honey, fill, seal, label, and decorate these favors, just let Miss Shelley prepare them for you! It doesn’t get any easier than this…
We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks,
“I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…
Happy Monday, lovelies! How was your weekend? We hope you’re ready to get back to wedding planning because we have a week chock-full of inspiration for you! For starters, let’s talk about these mason jar table numbers by Jo of Love Live N Create. Table numbers don’t need to be boring; couples are now using table numbers as an additional way to emphasize their wedding theme. Find out why these particular mason jar table numbers are so wonderful to use for your wedding…
Wedding favors are undoubtedly one of the most personalized details of your reception. While some couples skip favors altogether, we think they ought to be a necessity. Why? A wedding favor is a small token of your appreciation for guests and thanks them for coming and sharing in your big day. Some favors are very inexpensive to fit any budget; others are more expensive, depending on how custom you’d like them to be. There’s no right or wrong favor to give — it should simply be something you enjoy and would like to receive, too. A favor can tie in your theme or add a little personality to the mix. For instance, a coffee favor would tell guests you’re, like me, quite the coffee obsessed couple. Or, if you’re a serious candy-holic, a candy buffet or bags of a favorite candy (like these in bulk) at each seat would be a way to share your love for sugary treats. You get the idea!
We’re always on the hunt for new and unique wedding favor ideas to share, so today we’re finally sharing some of our newest finds! You have hopefully never seen most of these, while some of them are unique twists on favors you’ve probably heard of before. When you’re done here, be sure to check out our favors archive and browse our favorite handmade favors from Featured Artists in The Marketplace. There are SO MANY amazing ideas out there. I know, lots to do — but we want you to have enough ideas to get those favors narrowed down this weekend. Let’s get those crossed off your list! :) Enjoy!
Unique Wedding Favors
1. These awesome bottle opener favors
These favors are pretty awesome for two reasons: first, it’s a bottle opener, which everyone could use at home. Second, it starts off the evening with a craft beer (or root beer, or cola) at each guest’s seat. By Poppin Print.
Whether you love mason jars or loathe them, they’re one of the biggest trends in rustic themed weddings. And to be honest, we don’t think they’re going away anytime soon. Today we are sharing a round-up of some cute new ideas using these sweet southern inspired jars. Whether you use them as vases, drinking glasses, or as jewelry for your bridesmaids (just wait until you see them!), mason jars always leave a charming touch.
Mason Jar Ideas – Weddings
1. Mason Jar Guest Book with Hearts
Guests write their names and well wishes onto a wooden heart, which gets deposited into this ‘mason jar’ which is similar to a shadowbox. By Mister Guest Book.
Hi, loves! Happy Friday! If you’re planning a rustic, western themed wedding with plenty of mason jar drinking glasses and decor, this is the invitation for you. When you’re planning a wedding, it is important to set the tone of your theme right off the bat. And, what better way to do so than with wedding invitations? We spotted these mason jar wedding invitations at the lovely Jen Simpson Design and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. There’s so much to love in this design, from the soft mint and coral color palette to the kraft paper envelopes — not to mention the adorable ‘carving’ of your initials into the mason jar itself! Take a closer look…
Mason Jar Wedding Invitations
To find out more about pricing (and to grab yours!) visit Jen Simpson Design and tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you. You’ll find so many gorgeous designs in their shop. Lovely staging and photography provided by Ashley Bee.
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Mason jars have been a popular trend for weddings – and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. We’ve seen mason jar lanterns, mason jar centerpieces, and some of the best mason jar ideas of all time. Today we’re sharing another twist: painted mason jars! We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Missy of Beach Blues, the leading expert of painted mason jars. If you’re looking to add a shabby chic or vintage touch to your reception decor, her shop is the go-to place! Read on to find out three ways to use painted mason jars in your wedding reception decor… and beyond!
Painted Mason Jars
There’s more than one way to use a painted jar, but we’re sharing the three best ways to use painted mason jars specifically for your wedding reception. See what made the list below:
Perhaps the most popular use of a mason jar is a vase. Here are a few examples:
2. Table numbers
Make your table number stand out! Use the jars as table numbers with a rustic slice table number wrapped with twine. (Grab the slice table numbers here.)
3. Decor for cake (or guest book) table
Use these jars to create a personalized vignette at your wedding, whether for your cake table, guest book table, or where wedding favors will be displayed. Here’s one look complete with wood monogram, tassel garland (by PNZ Designs), wood slab, striped straws, and painted mason jar vase. Lovely!
Additional Painted Mason Jar Looks
Crave metallics? Missy also offers silver and gold painted mason jars.
Entertain outdoors on Independence Day! These mason jars are a great way to let freedom ring in red, white, and blue.
Ready to see more? Go grab your painted mason jars! And, don’t say we didn’t warn you: Missy’s shop will be closed for part of the summer (so hurry!)
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Hello, loves! Happy Monday! We hope you had an incredible weekend. We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding goodness and we couldn’t be more excited about the week ahead! Today, we’re sharing the top five new wedding details we’re loving which includes a little bit of everything from the web. We found a killer wedding up-do hairstyle, an easy to DIY personalized wedding vase, a gorgeous ring (you may require immediately), and more! So, grab that first cup of coffee for the week (I’ve got mine right here in all of its mocha-flavored goodness) and get ready as we unleash five wedding details you’re sure to love. Enjoy!
Top 5 Wedding Details This Week
We love wedding hairstyle inspiration! This incredible bridal updo hairstyle is perfect for a vintage wedding! Great job by Hair and Makeup by Steph and photographer Lindsey Shaun (+ beautiful bride Jenaya!)
Gorgeous Wedding Up-do
“What a Difference a Day Makes” Print
This print would make a great wedding gift for your favorite couple… or, buy it yourself to display at your reception and afterward in your home. The print is by CoCoStine Designs and can include important dates in your relationship, like the date you met, got engaged, and your wedding date. Cute idea!
Struck By Love
The Ultimate Heart Ring
I stumbled upon Paula B Design‘s shop and I’m glad I did. Her initial ring collection is fabulous enough, but this heart ring really struck a chord with me. This heart is huge: what a statement piece! I think this would make a fantastic bridesmaid or Maid of Honor gift.
Personalized Bridesmaid Jars
Last but not least, take a peek at these fun DIY personalized bridesmaid jars spotted at Project Wedding created by Oh Happy Day. Bridesmaids carry bouquets and need somewhere to stow them during the reception, right? Add a little creativity into the mix with a personalized glass vase / jar she can re-use after the wedding. And, it’s super easy (+ inexpensive, too). Love this.
Discuss: Which wedding details (above) do you love?
Which of these five wedding details caught your eye? I’m in love with the hairstyle in #1. I think I’ll pin it for an upcoming event. Feel free to share your thoughts below on any of the five details listed above… we’d love to hear from you!
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Happy Wednesday! We’re helping you cross ‘awesome bridesmaid gift’ off your wedding to do list with these oh-so-sweet, ultra-girly DIY apothecary bottles from Formal Fringe. The tutorial – which includes a free printable! – uses clear glass bottles (from Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, or other local craft store), transfer labels, and decorative drawer pulls – my latest obsession. I recently visited Hobby Lobby and discovered an entire aisle dedicated to drawer pulls and decorative knobs; I’m in love. In this tutorial, Taryn adds water and a splash of red food coloring to give the decorative bottles a pink effect. As an alternative, we think it would be fun to add your favorite pink bubble bath. Wrap up the bottle in a pretty ribbon, attach a luxurious loofah, and gift to bridesmaids as a spa-inspired gift. You could also add a few drops of essential oil as a chic tabletop fragrance diffuser. Read on to see more…
For the full DIY tutorial + printable, head over to Formal Fringe. I love this idea: I’ll be making one as a gift soon!
all photos above via formal fringe