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Every Wedding Should Have These Coasters

wedding coasters im dancing dont take my drink

When I went to a wedding last summer, the funniest thing happened. Every time I went to dance, I came back and my drink was gone. Poof. Not empty… missing. Does this happen to you, too? It’s a common occurrence at wedding receptions where the tables are constantly cleared of glasses and silverware in an attempt to keep things neat and tidy.

I get it, I really do. But honestly. I was only gone a minute!

Anyways, that’s why after I found these, I had to let you in on the secret. Every wedding should have these coasters.

wedding coasters im dancing dont take my drink

The coasters read—quite brilliantly, might I add—“Please don’t take my drink. I’m dancing”.

Smart. Simple. I like.

Love These Wedding Coasters?

I found them at Evermine where you can order yours in a plethora of pretty colors.

xo
Emma


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DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

diy mint mojitos in jelly jars

We’re always looking for cute, inspiring ways to make your wedding reception awesome. Case in point? This diy mojito in a jar we spotted over at Company Forty Two. I loved these right away, so I knew you’d probably want to see them, too. I always see the traditional mason jars, but rarely do people use these quilted jelly jars nearly enough. And I don’t know why because they’re so insanely cute.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Plus, they’re a smaller size which makes it easier for filling at drink dispensers.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

These custom drink stirrers from Company Forty Two are the finishing touch to a perfect mojito in a jar. And don’t forget those mint leaves + lime wedges as garnish.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Pin this for summer, lovelies: this is one cold drink that will be hot in the spring and summer wedding season.

DIY Mojito in a Jar for your Wedding

Mojito in a Jar » Recipe

Here’s an excellent big-batch mojito recipe we found for you from Chow. It yields 20 servings, which is perfect for putting in one of these.

yields 20 servings

You’ll need…

♥ 8 oz. jelly jars

For the base:

♥ 1 cup granulated sugar
♥ 1 cup water
♥ 1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater (about 1/3 cup packed)
♥ 2 cups tightly packed fresh mint leaves (from about 2 bunches)
♥ 1 (750-milliliter) bottle white rum
♥ 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 18 medium limes)

To serve:

♥ Ice
♥ 2 1/4 cups club soda, chilled
♥ 12 fresh mint sprigs

Make up a batch!

For the base:

1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water, and ginger to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint leaves, stir to combine, and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

2. Place a fine-mesh strainer over a 1-1/2- to 2-quart container and strain the syrup, discarding the solids. Add the rum and lime juice and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

To serve:

1. For 1 drink, fill an 8-oz jar with ice. Add 1/2 cup of the Mojito base, top with 3 tablespoons of the club soda, and stir to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig.

YUM.

♥ | ♥ | ♥

If you’re a mojito maven + plan to whip up these for dinner parties on the regular, add this to your registry. It even comes with a muddler!

(Don’t forget to grab the drink stirrers here!)

xo
Emma

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Don’t Let it Fall! BIG Wedding Jenga >> POTD

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Don’t let it fall! This big wedding Jenga photo is terrific. This giant size tumble tower is a hit among party guests for receptions and especially a way to keep all the kids (even the big ones) having fun! The blocks were tumbling just as Tamara from Silver Thumb Photography captured the guests’ reaction. The couple Meghan and John definitely know how to throw a party!

Big Wedding Jenga

Big wedding Jenga game, terrific reception fun

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Colorful Wedding Paper Lanterns >> Photo of the Day

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And they said, “We must have colorful wedding paper lanterns for our wedding!” We’re digging these bright paper lanterns hanging from the rafters at this wedding reception. If you really want to make your wedding pop, then these might be for you…

colorful wedding paper lanterns at the reception over your tables

Photo by Tanja Lippert Photography.

Colorful Wedding Paper Lanterns

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Spontaneous Tie Limbo >> Photo of the Day

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This spontaneous tie limbo broke out between some friends at a recent wedding reception. You have to love these guys mad skills at busting loose and having fun on the dance floor! Hey, you want your reception to be lively right? So if you have the liquid courage, forget the limbo bar, get creative and limbo under the ties. Kendal from Kendal J. Bush Photography captured this sweet photo!

Spontaneous Tie Limbo wedding reception party

Spontaneous Tie Limbo

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75+ Creative Wedding Table Names

wedding table names day in may we met

We get it, wedding table numbers might not be your thing. You crave different. You’re searching for something unique. Well, darling, you’ve come to the right place! Wedding table names are more interactive; guests will spark conversation immediately upon entering your reception. In this post, you’ll find the ultimate list of wedding table names so you can incorporate your own personal, heartfelt touches into your handcrafted wedding. Which wedding table names are your favorite? Which ones would you absolutely never pick? What would you add to the list?

Wedding Table Names

1. Significant dates (when you met, when you got engaged, etc.)

wedding table names day in may we met

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6 Easy Wedding Decoration Ideas That Look Amazing

hope and love chalkboard sign

Looking for easy wedding decoration ideas that will take your wedding from nice to amazing? You’ve come to the right place: we’ve rounded up six of the newest easy wedding decorations that are sure to add a little pop to your ceremony or reception space. Since we’re so handmade obsessed over here, all of these finds are handmade with love! You can find them all in the Handmade Wedding Shop (along with additional charming finds!) Enjoy!

Easy Wedding Decoration Ideas

1. Hope & Love Chalkboard Sign

This chalkboard is so cute, I want one for my home. The floral decor around it? Perfection. You can use this charming sign at your wedding and re-purpose for your kitchen later on. Score.

hope and love chalkboard sign

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Unique Paper Doll Place Cards for Weddings

paper doll placecards

Whenever we find a unique idea for weddings — especially handmade details — we can’t help but share them. Immediately. For instance, we spotted these paper doll place cards over at The First Snow, maker of beautiful hand-painted illustrations (remember these?) And, suffice it to say, these sweet little paper doll place cards are one of our favorite new finds! You can set these at each guest’s setting for a unique + personalized touch. The card has a space made for hand-writing your guest’s name.

paper doll place cards

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