Happy Friday! Our giveaway series this month has been pretty awesome so far! I mean, at any given moment there are five or more items being given away to the coolest people on the planet (our dear readers) + handmade by the best artists in the biz! Does it get any better than that? Anddd…. we have another wonderful giveaway up our sleeve! Have you seen this unique fingerprint heart art made from your fingerprints? It’s a pretty neat idea by Flutterbye Prints that can be used as a wedding gift and/or a guest book alternative. This isn’t any fingerprint art, though: unlike others, this is made from your ACTUAL fingerprints. You send ‘em in and Amie turns them into beautiful works of art! Read on to see some examples and enter for a chance to win one of your very own!
Fingerprint Heart Art
Giveaway: Fingerprint Heart Art
o Enter between 8/8/14-8/14/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/15; 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 will receive one (1) custom fingerprint art print made from your fingerprints by Flutterbye Prints. The winner will receive directions about taking and sending their fingerprints.
About the Prize from Flutterbye Prints: “This custom print is a perfect detail for your wedding. It can be used as a wedding guest book alternative or for a beautiful keepsake of your important day. I use your own prints to create a custom fingerprint portrait customized with your details and colors. The size of the print is 11×14 inches. *Frame not included.”
o Winner has 6 months to use prize o Prize value: $62; no cash value o Free shipping included to U.S. and Canada o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Hi, loves! If you’re a vintage-loving bride, you’ll really love today’s post! We’re featuring sixteen (creative) typewriter wedding ideas! You read that right: typewriter wedding. I mean, honestly, you can incorporate ANY theme into your wedding (we proved that fact awhile back). A typewriter inspired wedding is vintage-y, ties in a black and white color palette, and uses authentic finds like vintage typewriter keys and the classic black ink typewriter font in your paper goods. We’re about to unleash a plethora of pretty amazing handmade wedding finds for your big day that we think you’ll love… PLUS, there’s a FREE printable inside! From our heart to yours. Enjoy!
FREE PRINTABLE: Typewriter Wedding Guest Book Sign
Our favorite idea? The typewriter wedding guest book! Set up a guest book table with a vintage typewriter, paper, and a sign that asks guests to ‘sign’ your guest book by typing a note. Here’s an example:
It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! We received this question from bride-to-be, Lana, who asks, “Dear Emmaline, I’m planning my wedding and my parents have been so helpful, especially my mom. She has been helping with every DIY detail, even taking some of the bigger projects (my centerpieces) to eliminate my stress. I want to thank my parents for all they’ve done for our wedding; any advice?” Fantastic question! You can never thank your parents enough for all of the wonderful things they’ve done for you, and your wedding is no exception. Whether they are contributing their time, money, support, or they’re just being totally awesome per usual, it’s important to thank your parents at your wedding. In this post, we’re sharing some of our favorites ways to thank your parents at your wedding PLUS we’re giving away one of our favorite finds by Paper Street Press!
P.S. This is a must-have photo! Pin this for later! (Hover mouse over photo and click ‘pin it’.)
Present your parents with a card or letter as a thank you. For a card, write a few lines inside with specifics of why you’d like to say thanks at your wedding. If you’d like to include a longer letter, consider something along the lines of “remember when” where you write things you’re thankful for, whether before or during the wedding planning process.
6. Thank You Gifts
Present your parents with gifts of thanks. A few examples include jewelry…
And, last but not least, enjoy your wedding day. Your parents want you to be happy and savor every moment of your wedding day. You (and presumably they) have put lots of time and energy into this day, so make sure you show your appreciation by enjoying it. Practice these wedding acts of kindness and be gracious to all who help you make your day wonderful. Oh, and it goes without saying: never be a bridezilla. It doesn’t look good on anyone. And, be sure to say thank you during the planning process.
P.S. I love this cute photo of the bride’s parents!
Now that you have some ideas on how to thank parents at your wedding, it’s time to win a lovely gift! We’ve teamed up with Paper Street Press to offer a custom art print to one lucky reader (as seen below and above in #1).
About the Prize
Kleenex not included! Bring your mama to tears with these personalized, sentimental wedding-day gifts. You will receive a unique pair of fully-customized 8″ x 10″ prints; one for each set of parents. Additional prints are available for just $10 each.
o Enter between 5/15/14-5/21/14 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: Personalized Pair of Parents Thank You Prints o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/22; winner announced on this blog post and emailed o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected o FREE shipping included to U.S. and Canada o No purchase necessary o Winner has 1 year to claim prize o Prize value: $40 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
When we talked about wedding gift ideas from a to z, we showed you how smitten we were with non registry wedding gifts. I love the wedding registry just like the next girl (BB&B was my registry store of choice), but there are some gifts you simply can’t find in big box chains… namely, handmade! Emmaline Bride is the handmade wedding blog and we strive to promote the best in handmade wedding gifts, decor, attire, and more (see The Marketplace). Today we’re sharing a handful of our favorite non registry wedding gifts to inspire you. Which one is your favorite?
Top 10 Non Registry Wedding Gifts
1. Custom Couple Cake Topper
A cake topper that looks like the happy couple! It makes a great decorative piece afterward, too.