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17 Uncommon Favor Ideas You’ll Love for Weddings

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.

bottle opener favors by poppin print | via favor ideas weddings

by poppin print

bottle opener favors by poppin print | via favor ideas weddings

by poppin print

Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece

Good morning! It’s Friday, can you believe it? It feels like I was just talking about how fast last week went by. We are kicking off this beautiful Friday morning with a painted mason jar centerpiece spotted over at Beach Blues, today’s #HANDMADEADAY find! When it comes to painted mason jars, Missy of Beach Blues is the expert. She has some of the prettiest painted mason jars I’ve ever seen — and a bunch of color combinations to top it off. If you’re looking for a color palette, I recommend checking out her ready-made designs where she has tons of pretty shades (even ombre). In this find, she’s paired together a light pink and white mason jar set, tied them together with a personalized ribbon, and filled them with elegant flowers. It’s an easy-to-do centerpiece that ties in well with a shabby chic, romantic, or classic wedding theme. See the photos below!

Painted Mason Jar Centerpiece

painted mason jar centerpieces

painted mason jar centerpieces pink white

painted mason jar centerpieces shabby chic

Why Glassware Makes an Obviously Awesome Gift

Looking for personalized glassware gifts? You’ll love what we’ve rounded up today! Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!

I drink lots of coffee everyday, usually out of my trusty ol’ personalized E mug and that is a fact. And I love the heck out of that thing. I think it cost a total of $3 on an end-cap at Target and Andrew picked it up for me one day. You see, there’s got to be a science behind it because people love to drink out of personalized glassware. People adore mugs with quirky sayings, like telling everyone your coffee is on fleek or that you do these three things everyday. Some people need a visual reminder to, you know, get their sh!t done and to respect the hustle. You see, people go nuts over glasses with caricatures of themselves and pop culture tie-ins, like telling everyone you drink more coffee than a Gilmore, or stayed up late to watch Fallon and his EW! segment. Or maybe, just maybe, you’re a little bit Ron Swanson and hate talking to people about things. And that’s okay because not everyone is a morning person and it’s important to keep your priorities straight.

And it’s not just coffee mugs, you guys: it seems even champagne tastes better when sipped out of a personalized glass.

personalized calligraphy stemless glassware via personalized glassware gifts |

via rachel carl

That’s because in some weird way, we like our personalized glassware. It shows off our personalities. It gives us a little giggle in the morning when all you want to do is lay in bed and stay warm. And if you love personalized glassware gifts like I do, then you’ll love today’s post because I wrote it just for you. Here are some personalized glassware gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. Let’s get started, shall we?

Personalized Glassware Gifts

First of all, personalized glassware gifts are the greatest because:

1. People will USE THEM.

Nothing is worse than a gift they can never, ever use, and

2. They will find them quirky and fun.

Especially if you go digging and find something personalized that you just know they’ll get a kick out of.

glitter champagne glasses via personalized glassware gifts |

the little lovebird

via judi painted it

bridesmaid champagne flutes via personalized glassware gifts |

urban farmhouse tampa

single shot glass via personalized glassware gifts |
via my sister’s boutique

personalized glassware gifts |
via ginta barisa

left: crystal peace studio, right: meku

top row, left + middle: meku, right: pickle lily design | bottom row, left: pickle lily design, right top + bottom: style dahlia

left: my sister’s boutique, right: brad goodell

And, sometimes, all you need is something like a bow tie to make it their own.

bow tie glassware via personalized glassware gifts |

via meku

Oh and guests will LOVE these as favors:

custom mason jar mugs favors via personalized glassware gifts |

via scissormill

sushi and queso

bridesmaid mugs via personalized glassware gifts |

What do you think of these gift ideas? There are some really fun ones out there for the bride and groom, too. I mean, does it get any cuter than this?

click and blossom via personalized glassware gifts |

click and blossom

I think not. :) Well, off to brew more coffee…

Let us know what you think of these!


12 (Easy!) Vintage Wedding Decor Ideas to Steal

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You love a little do-it-yourself decor, but not when it means an overwhelming amount of work, right? We hear you. And you know what? We also think wedding decor should look really awesome, especially when you’re going the extra mile to add handcrafted touches to it. That’s why you’ll find twelve easy vintage wedding decor ideas in today’s post to get that creative inspiration flowing! You’ll love these finds, whether you need just a few extra touches throughout your reception or you’re starting from scratch and need some serious inspiration. Plus, we picked decor ideas that were pretty easy to implement, which leaves you more time to find that perfect wedding dress or hunt down the perfect handmade wedding finds. Anyway, let’s get down to business, shall we?

Vintage Wedding Decor Ideas

While you’re browsing these, let us know which one is your favorite! Leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

1. This vintage spoon used as a table number

It’s easy, and functional, too! Just buy them and place in vintage bottles (like these or these). It honestly couldn’t be easier. (Plus, Kerrie from Wooden Hive is awesome.)

vintage spoon table number idea

wooden hive

2. These skeleton keys used for place cards

Just use skeleton keys, attached to simple place cards.

key to happy marriage place cards

romabea images via wedding chicks

3. This vintage mirror turned signage

thrift store mirror with paint to make a wedding sign

matthew nigel via wedding chicks

4. These antique glass bottles turned vases

vintage bottles turned vases

photo: whitney rae photography via style me pretty

5. This ordinary thrift frame turned ‘our love story’ display

our love story glass frame turned vintage decor

photo: katherine birkbeck photography via the lovely find

6. An ordinary pallet becomes a showcase for photographs

pallet decorated with vintage photo frames

Here’s a closer look:

pallet decor idea

photo: this modern love via love my dress

7. This centerpiece idea with cloche and silver platter is perfection

centerpiece idea with silver platter

photo: this modern love via love my dress

8. This ceremony space with antique chandelier

What struck me first was the chandelier; and, I have to say, that handwritten scroll backdrop is pretty incredible.

chandelier above ceremony space with handwritten scroll

photo: this modern romance

9. This easy mason jar centerpiece idea

And it’s already made for you!

baby's breath centerpiece table number in mason jar

by montana snow

10. This wreath with vintage type letter

For your ceremony entrance + re-used at home after the big day

monogram wreath

by two inspire you

11. These mason jars hanging from ceremony chairs

And talk about those colorful hearts sticking in the ground!

vintage mason jars hanging from chair backs

photo: one love photography via style me pretty

12. These gold candlesticks used instead of floral centerpieces

Ah, so gorgeous.

candlesticks as vintage decor

photo: amy nicole photo via ruffled blog

Are you planning a vintage wedding? Tell us your favorite vintage wedding decor ideas below!


Hanging Mason Jar Vases: What Size to Use

Are you looking for chic ceremony decor? Just use hanging mason jar vases! But first… you have to admit that mason jars have pretty much taken over the wedding world. We’ve seen our beloved pint-sized jars used as drinking glasses, projects and insanely creative mason jar ideas, and we’ve even seen a plastic version of mason jars for non-glass venues. That’s how much they’re loved. Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline question from Marie, who asks, “I’m hanging mason jar vases for my ceremony aisle. What size should I use?” Read on to find out…

decorate the ceremony aisle with hanging blue mason jar vases filled with flowers hanging mason jar vases

Hanging Mason Jar Vases

The right size for hanging mason jar vases is 16 oz (1 pint). This is the perfect size mason jar because your flowers and the amount of water you will need won’t make these jars too heavy to hang. We recommend hanging them from the back of each chair along the aisle (use a heavy wire and pliers around the base to create a loop; secure tightly and hang from a chair back).< Note: if you are making mason jar hanging vases, you'll want to make sure you use these. It will keep your flowers looking perfect all day long./p>

blue mason jars filled with white hydrangea flowers and attached to chairs hanging mason jar vases
photos above via classic creations

If you prefer, you can display your chic mason jar hanging vases from shepherd’s hooks along the aisle way. Want to make your own? Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make hanging mason jar flower vases.

via, LTR: we heart photography | chris loh photography via offbeat bride | etsy

Hope it helps, Marie!

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Photo of the Day » Candy Mason Jar Favors

One of the easiest projects to DIY? Candy mason jar favors! Fill a half-pint mason jar (or, I think these are pretty neat, too) with your favorite candy and add a simple ‘thank you’ tag. This couple apparently has good taste, too: they chose full-size Reese’s (my fave) and Kit-Kat bars, among other delectable treats. YUM. Talk about a favor that won’t be left on tables afterward.

DIY: Candy Mason Jar Favors

candy mason jar favors

candy mason jar favors

photo: mary and roy

When it comes to wedding favors — especially DIY wedding favors — start early. No one wants to be tying one-hundred thank you tags to mason jars at 1am two nights before the wedding. :) Also, ask for help: order pizzas and ask the bridesmaids over to assist! Oh, and order extra Reese’s, because, you know, those seem to disappear… at least whenever I’m around… :)


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14 Stunning Purple Wedding Ideas

Haven’t you heard? Orange isn’t the new black, purple is! (Speaking of, I have yet to finish Season 2 of OITNB. What did you think of it, dear friends? Tweet at me.) There are so many incredible purple wedding ideas out there, inspired by scent (lavender), flowers (lilac or orchid), or particular themed designs (such as peacock). Purple pairs brilliantly with hot pink or lime green for a bold wedding, or grey for a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere. In today’s post, we’re sharing a round-up of fourteen stunning purple wedding ideas including a gorgeous pair of heels (+ your chance to win ’em!), insanely pretty jewelry (all of which I added to my own wish list, thankyouverymuch), a purple wedding dress, and a purple wedding cake which seems too pretty to eat (but you know I’d eat it anyway ‘cos, duh, it’s still cake). Let’s get down to business, shall we?

purple wedding dress
purple wedding ideaspurple flower girl dress purple escort card flowerspurple wedding cake

1 purple wedding dress | via wedding dress fantasy
2 ceremony flowers | via michelle lindsay photography
3 purple bouquet | via
4 bridesmaid clutches | aristocrafts
5 purple wedding heels | walkin on air
6 purple bridesmaids photo | via
7 purple mason jars | beach blues
8 ring | oh kuol
9 purple string decor | via
10 purple wedding invitations | beacon lane
11 necklace | oh kuol
12 flower girl dress | beane and co
13 purple wedding escort cards | company forty two
14 purple wedding cake | via brandon kidd

Giveaway: Win a Pair of Purple Wedding Heels!

Of all of these amazing finds, the purple wedding heels are my favorite! Ironically, they’re today’s giveaway item! Thanks to the lovelies over at Walkin On Air, one lucky Emmaline Bride reader will walk away with a pair of these purple heels for her wedding!

purple wedding heelspurple wedding heels (giveaway!) by walkin on air

o Prize: Purple Heels with Ivory Lace by Walkin On Air. Available in US sizes 6-10. Heel height: 2.75″.
o Enter between 8/5/14-8/11/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/12; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to use prize
o Prize value: $69; no cash value
o Free shipping included anywhere!
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!


Handmade Wedding Round-Up – March 24th

Hi, loves! At Emmaline Bride, you know we’re crazy over handmade weddings especially with so many beautiful items always added to our Marketplace. So, to inspire you, we’ve rounded up ten handmade wedding finds for your big day. We’ve found a stylish new accessory collection, a (totally fun!) rustic wedding invitation, shoes for your ring bearer and flower girl, a delicate locket necklace, a monogrammed gift for bridesmaids, and more. But, we want to know… which of these finds is your favorite?

Handmade Wedding Round-Up

1. New Accessories Collection

The lovely Tessa Kim just rolled out her 2014 wedding accessories collection and it’s absolutely stunning! Here are a few of our hand-picked favorites (though it was hard to choose):

Gorgeous crystal headband (Vienna) by Tessa Kim.  Perfect for your handmade wedding!Handmade wedding veil with swiss dots.  Mantilla style.  By Tessa Kim.I love this handmade wedding sash.  Named Honora by Tessa Kim.The perfect handmade wedding veil alternative.  By Tessa Kim.  Named the Lucinda Crystal Halo.crystal-halo-lucinda

from top (all by Tessa Kim): (1) Vienna crystal headband, (2) swiss dot mantilla veil, (3) Honora dress sash, (4) Liliana hair comb, (5) Lucinda crystal halo

credits: photos – honey honey photography, makeup/hair – 1011 makeup, venue – the villa in san juan capistrano, ca, dresses – leanne marshall from love and lace bridal salon

2. Rustic Wedding Invitation Suite

When we spotted this rustic wedding invitation suite over at Paper Street Press, the first thing that caught our eye was the “Pretty Please” response card that, instead of ‘Yes’ states, “OH YEAH!” (love that!) It also indicates to ‘Save us the best ___ seats’. So cute! The colors, the typography, the twine… perfection.

Rustic handmade wedding invitation suite by Paper Street PressRustic handmade wedding invitation by Paper Street Press

3. Ring Bearer Shoes

Maybe it’s because Baby Boy is arriving any day now (!!!), but shoes like this were meant to be shared. I mean, does it get any cuter? If your ring bearer is a little guy, he’ll love these soft-soled shoes to wear on the big day…

Adorable handmade wedding shoes for the ring bearer! By Bitsy Blossom.

… and your flower girl will love these heart-topped shoes. Shoes by Bitsy Blossom.

Give your flower girl these adorable heart-topped handmade wedding shoes! By Bitsy Blossom.

4. Locket Pendant

I’ve forever been a fan of lockets, especially ones that have a vintage-y look. There are so many incredible locket styles over at Jacaranda Designs that it was honestly hard to pick just one. I recommend wrapping this locket around your bouquet handle, with the bead as your “something blue”. Then, place photos in it from your wedding and wear on your honeymoon. That’s what I would do!

Wrap this handmade wedding locket around your bouquet as 'something blue'.  After the wedding, fill with your favorite photos and wear on your honeymoon.  By Jacaranda Designs.

5. Parisian Chic Guest Book

Oh, how we adore the custom guest books over at Crafty Pie! This mint Parisian Chic design is my favorite of the collection. It suits many themes and is fully customizable with your words and color choice. Love, love, love. (P.S. I saw there’s a special 15% spring discount happening storewide, too! Hooray!)

Chic Parisian style handmade wedding guest book. By Crafty Pie.

6. Monogrammed Bracelet

I love the idea of giving monogrammed wedding party gifts (and I love when the bride wears her new monogram on her wedding day). These cuff bracelets spotted over at Georgie Designs are sweet, petite, and coordinate with anything.

Chic monogrammed cuff bracelet for your handmade wedding. By Georgie Designs.

7. I Do, Me Too + Wedding Cake Banner

Want your wedding cake to stand out from the rest? This cake topper set will do the trick! I love the owls that say, “I Do” and “Me Too”, along with the cake banner that simply reads, “Love”. Plus, it’s sold as a complete set. By SkyeArt.

Handmade wedding cake topper featuring owls: 'I Do' and 'Me Too' with 'Love' cake banner.  By Skye Art.

8. Spring Flower Arrangements in Painted Mason Jars

These handmade spring flower arrangements by Curious Floral are stunning… and I adore them placed in painted mason jars by Beach Blues (as shown below).

Spring flower bouquet made of sola flowers for your handmade wedding centerpieces.  Bouquet by Curious Floral; painted mason jars by Beach Blues.

9. Metallic Platinum Gold Leather Clutch

Metallic is always in… and this platinum clutch purse is essential for the bride-to-be. By Jilly Designs.

Stylish metallic platinum gold leather clutch by Jilly Designs.  Perfect for your handmade wedding!

10. Lace Wedding Shoes

Want a pair of insanely gorgeous (+ custom) wedding shoes? We’ve found them! I love these wedge heels with a touch of lace and elegant rhinestone detail. By Becca and Louise.

Custom handmade wedding shoes with lace and decorative rhinestone detail. By Becca and Louise.

We’ve shown you a few handmade wedding finds to inspire you, but there are so many more to love in The Marketplace! Bookmark it — there are new items being added every day!

Which handmade wedding item shown here is your favorite?

Happy Planning!


8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

Brides: if you’re planning a wedding drink station or bar at your wedding, you’ll want to offer glassware for guests. But, did you know there are fun, more creative wedding drink glasses to consider? We’ve rounded up eight creative ideas including champagne glasses, personalized wine glasses, mason jar drinking glasses, vintage punch bowl mugs, and more. Which one is your favorite?

Wedding Drink Glasses

1. Mason Jar Toasting Glasses

Mason jars as drinking glasses is a favorite! Here’s one option…

mason jar toasting glasses (photo: daniel kim) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: daniel kim photography via style me pretty

You can buy ’em here.

2. Mason Jar Drinking Glasses (with Handles)

… and another! We love mason jar drinking glasses (with handles!) since they’re so easy to hold. You can buy them here.

mason jar drinking glasses with handles (photo: anne skidmore) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: anne skidmore

3. Champagne Glasses

Serving champagne? Add flags to make yours look even more inviting. (No glass allowed? They’re available in plastic.)

champagne drinking glasses (photo: michael and anna costa) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: michael and anna costa via style me pretty

4. Personalized Wine Glasses

For your leading ladies (bridesmaids), give them personalized drinking glasses, like these chic wine glasses from Judi Painted It. We love the daisy design on these particular glasses, as well as the hand-painted name on the back. (Great gift idea for bridesmaids!)

daisy wine glasses via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

5. Vintage Milk Bottles

One of my favorite ideas is vintage milk bottles as wedding drinking glasses. They’re so chic when paired with striped drinking straws (or these!) and charming tags.

milk vases drinking glasses via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

bottle menagerie

6. Engraved Beer Glasses

Beer lovers? How about a ‘his beer’ and ‘her beer’ duo?

his beer, her beer via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

via nordstrom

Or etched pilsners for your groomsmen? By Engrave Me This.

etched pilsners via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

engrave me this

7. Punch Mugs

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, serve punch in a classic punch bowl with vintage-inspired punch mugs.

vintage punch mugs (photo: brian samuels) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: brian samuels photography

8. Bottles

And, last but not least, if you’re having an outdoor wedding, your bottles can be your drinking glasses. Serve soda bottles or beer in tubs of ice and let guests serve themselves. Or, give your bridesmaids something to toast with: mini champagne bottles with striped straws.

champagne bottles bridesmaids (photo: gabe aceves) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: gabe aceves via southern weddings

If you want creative wedding drink glasses, but budget is an issue, consider just a few fun glasses for you and the groom, your bridesmaids, and your groomsmen. You’ll still have the fun of a personalized look without blowing your entire budget.

Happy Planning!


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How to Make Mason Jars Look Old

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…

how to make mason jars look old

jars: ball

How to Make Mason Jars Look Old

When you can’t get the real deal, just fake it ’til you make it! That’s what we always say. And, you’re going to love these practical ideas! Let’s begin, shall we?

1. Paint ’em

The easiest way to spot an old mason jar is with it’s color: blue! Instead of scouring for blue vintage mason jars, just buy clear jars and paint ’em. Grab a tutorial here.

How to Make Mason Jars Look Old

a beach cottage

2. Use Rustic Lids

Another way to make mason jars look old is with aged or rustic lids. You can buy a pack of twelve rustic mason jar lids that fit right on your existing mason jars to give them a more rustic look.

How to Make Mason Jars Look Old - rustic lids


3. Distress ‘Em

You can make mason jars look old by distressing them with paint. Here’s a tutorial to learn how to distress mason jars for a vintage-y look.

How to Make Mason Jars Look Old - distressed mason jars

the simple craft diaries

4. Make Them Look Cloudy

Make mason jars look old with paint on the outside, giving it a ‘cloudy’ look. Try the tutorial.

How to Make Mason Jars Look Old - cloudy / paint

miss kopy kat

5. Buy the Heritage Jars

Ball, most notable for its mason jars, launched a collection of ‘Heritage’ jars last year in blue (with some in green this year). If you don’t want to paint mason jars to make them look aged, you can buy these pint sized jars from this limited collection. (You can grab ’em here or at your local grocery store.)

How to Make Mason Jars Look Old - blue mason jars

jars: ball

Now you can have the aged look of mason jars without the hefty price! Enjoy!

Happy Planning!


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