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5 DIY Wedding Secrets Every Bride Should Know

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Hello, loves! Happy Friday! If you are planning DIY wedding projects for your big day, there are a few secrets to help it go off without a hitch. Today, we’ve compiled five of our favorite DIY weddings secrets that every bride should know to save you a headache down the road. DIY wedding projects can be fun, but they can also be overwhelming, too. And, since holiday break may be an excellent time to get crafting, we are also sharing some of our favorite DIY wedding kits to inspire you. Reveal what you need to know after the jump!

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25 Best Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Good morning + Happy Wednesday! We hope you grabbed a gigantic cup of coffee today (or tea) because we have quite the read for you today! This is one of those posts that inspired me (more than usual) while writing it, so I sincerely hope it does the same for you. (Be sure to pin it for re-reading later!) First things first… if you’re planning a wedding reception with assigned tables, you’ll need an escort card display. Escort cards inform your guests where they’ll be seated… so, rather than roam around from table to table to find their name, they’ll easily grab their card, a drink, and have time to mingle before sitting down for dinner. Escort cards may have been a bit basic in the past, but thanks to handmade artisans (+ photographers to capture their work!) escort cards are in a decor class all their own! Today, we are sharing twenty-five of the best escort card ideas to save you time, energy, and give you a much-needed jolt of inspiration to kick start your day. And, whether you’re planning a rustic, vintage, nautical, or otherwise themed wedding, we’ve got you covered. So, if you’re ready to be inspired… let’s begin! (*Note: to purchase or see details on any items below, click on the link below the photo)

25 Best Escort Card Ideas for Weddings

1. Carnation Escort Card Display

Carnations were once a filler flower, but not any more! Score a lush setting for your escort cards (+ save a little money) with carnations, bunched together in a pretty hue like so…

escort card ideas - carnations

Paper Flower Place Cards

Looking for an easy way to add a punch of color + handmade wedding flair to your reception? Just add paper flower place cards! These brilliant faux blooms by Noemi of Imeon Design resemble dahlias in full bloom in poppy pink, blue, aqua, and red. To turn a paper flower into an instant place card, just add the optional pin and a name flag. Or, if you love the blooms as-is, use as embellishment: greet guests with a paper flower on each plate, place a handful of blooms along a table runner as a chic centerpiece, or attach ribbon and use as napkin rings. Read on to see more…

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DIY Flower Kit Wedding Giveaway

Did you catch the Oscars last night? It was gleaming with elegant gowns, sentimental speeches, and plenty of parties behind the scenes, many of which included bags of swag. (As Michael Scott would say, “SWAG. Stuff We All Get.) As a viewer, you had the opportunity to see the gowns and hear the speeches, but did you get any swag? No. That’s why this week we’ve teamed up with The Crimson Poppy to offer one lucky reader the chance to win swag in the form of a DIY flower kit. This DIY flower kit was included in celebrity gift bags at the Oscars gift lounge this weekend and now you can score this swag for yourself! This DIY flower kit is perfect for your wedding or special event and includes a gift certificate. Read on for more…

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5 Surprisingly Chic Ways to Decorate with Paper Flowers

Wedding flowers can be hit or miss: either you love fresh flowers and dream of being surrounded by perfectly formed peonies (or another type of flower floating by in your wedding dreams) or wedding flowers may be at the bottom of your to-do list. Maybe you aren’t sure where to begin, you haven’t a clue what flower types are in season, you aren’t prepared to drop a pretty penny on something that inevitably wilts mere hours after the big day, or perhaps you just aren’t a fresh flower loving gal. Today, we are here to inspire you to see flowers in a new light: paper flowers, that is. Who knew paper flowers could be so chic? I certainly did not, and if you would have asked me years ago if brides would even consider using paper flowers in lieu of fresh flowers I would have imagined a wedding reception that looked like an arts and crafts show. Instead, the result is a surprisingly chic array of bright, vibrant, always-in-season blooms that will outlast the wedding cake (and many happy years of celebrated anniversaries). Read on to find out five of the most surprisingly chic ways to decorate with paper flowers, beginning with an interesting twist on paper flowers…

Decorate with Paper Flowers

1. Kusudama Paper Flower Bouquets in Mason Jars

This beautiful green flower bouquet handmade by The Little Red Button is handcrafted using a technique similar to origami known as Kusudama. These bouquets are lovely and can be crafted in any color scheme of which you can imagine…. check out both the green and yellow Kusudama paper flowers below:

20 Crepe Paper Wedding Ideas You’ll Love

According to superstition and thousands of tweets heard ’round the world, the world may come to an end tomorrow. I don’t agree, and, well, the great Charles M. Schulz summed it up best: “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end tomorrow. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” True! So, regardless of what happens tomorrow, we’re alive today so let’s get inspired! We are excited to dazzle you with 20 crepe paper wedding ideas we know you’ll LOVE – because we sure do! Ever since we discussed chair ribbons, we’ve been obsessed with fun decor ideas to incorporate color and texture, with crepe paper being no exception. Who would have thought there could be so many fun crepe paper wedding projects? In fact, this is just part one of our new series featuring crepe paper, since there were way too many beautiful ideas to limit it all to just 20. That’s crazy talk. So, let’s have some fun with crepe paper, shall we?

DIY Paper Flowers

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make paper flowers, but didn’t know how… check out this post via Scrapbooks, Etc. (spotted here) with a tutorial to make your own! All you need is some pretty paper, scissors, and a little know-how. These would look cute for a bridal shower placed on tables, or hand-write a guest’s name on a paper tag, attach, and use as adorable place cards! ♥

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Wedding Decor That POPS!

Ditch the drab! Your wedding reception will POP with brightly colored decor from My Lady Dye!

You’ll love the use of bright colors, customization, and detailing (notice the satin ribbon, scalloped edging, and personalization!) to make these wedding decor accessories truly your own.

Here are a few of our hand-picked favorites!

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