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Tassel Garland for Weddings (+ Giveaway!)

Wondering where to buy tassel garland for weddings & showers? We’ve found it! We’re also giving away tassel garland to one lucky winner! Subscribe for the latest!

Tassel Garland for Weddings | by EllenorShop |

When deciding on decorations for your wedding reception, punches of color in unexpected places can really tie your color palette together. For instance, around your cake table, draped in front of your head table, or displayed behind your card table are three places where couples frequently forget to decorate. One of the easiest ways to add a punch of color or personalization is with garland; and if you want to really make it pop, use colorful tassel garland in your wedding colors! We love using tassel garland for weddings, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties. Tassel garland is an easy way to decorate a small space with big impact. I also love to use tassel garland as a chair decoration for the bride at her bridal shower. You can find delightfully designed tassel garland for weddings at Ellenor Shop and we’re sharing our faves with you today! Loralie, designer and owner, is giving away a free tassel garland (or fringe garland — winner’s choice!) in any color combination! Read on to find out more…

21 Rustic Barn Reception Ideas (PHOTOS)

Rustic brides: we’re sharing our favorite barn reception ideas & decorations for weddings today! Get inspired with elegantly rustic finds for your big day. Need more planning tips? Read: The Inspired Wedding.

barn dance floor | barn reception ideas for weddings via

photo: andria lindquist

Oh, how I adore barn wedding receptions! Emma here and barn weddings are, in my opinion, the perfect pairing of a rustic outdoor wedding with a little extra comfort for guests. It also offers less stress for the bride, since weather for an outdoor wedding can be unpredictable. Although tents provide some reassurance, a barn is a pretty safe bet; inside a barn reception, guests can stay warm and enjoy strolling appetizers, seated dinner, a full-scale bar, and a solid dance floor. Just a few steps outside, though, they can enjoy a stroll along wildflower fields underneath an illuminated starry night sky. Ah, isn’t it romantic? Barn weddings have been trending for quite awhile now and we don’t see this craze going away anytime soon! Today we’re showing you twenty-one barn reception ideas for weddings to get your creativity flowing. Which number is your favorite? I’m obsessed with #21. I guess you could say I saved the best for last. Just wait until you see it! Enjoy!

How to Secure Wedding Card Box? – Ask Emmaline

Wondering how to secure wedding card box at your reception? We’ll tell you! Be sure to subscribe for the latest to your inbox.

How to Secure Wedding Card Box at your Reception |

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Hi, loves! We have a new Ask Emmaline question today from bride-to-be Ashleigh. We were just talking with one of our wedding clients this week about this very same question, so it couldn’t have come at a better time. Ashleigh writes,

Hi Emmaline! I was looking for a wedding card box at the store with a lock, but they didn’t sell any. I looked online and saw dozens but they will take too long to arrive for my December wedding. Do you have any suggestions on how to secure the card box at my wedding? I’m scared of someone taking the cards and money or stealing the card box altogether. I don’t want to be paranoid about it all evening. Any tips?

That’s a good question, Ashleigh! Most brides don’t think about this problem, yet it presents itself at every single wedding. I’m not suggesting your friends and family or wedding vendors will necessarily steal from you; however, you can’t always be certain and if there are other weddings happening at the same time, someone could walk by the door and grab the box and run. It’s horrible to think about, but you wouldn’t want all of your cards or gifts to go missing. There are some really easy ways to secure the card box and we’ll share those with you today! Read on for more…

30 Beautiful Ideas for Winter Weddings

If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ve come to the right place! ‘Tis the season for sparkly snowflakes, cozy feather accessories, and glitter-dipped candles… all of which you’ll find in today’s feature! We’ve found thirty handpicked (handmade!) ideas for winter weddings you’ll love including bouquet alternatives for the wedding party, sparkly details, a creative guest book with snowflakes, snowflake table numbers, a wintry floral crown for your bridal shoot, a snowflake corsage for your mom, cozy wrap-me-up shawls, coffee cup wraps for your coffee bar, and much more. Grab a cup of festive coffee (it’s not too early for me! bring it on along with the Christmas music, I say) and prepare to be inspired! P.S. Love something you see here? You can find out more in the resources list at the end of this post.

Ideas – Winter Weddings

flower bouquet with rhinestones by BridalBouquetsbyKy | ideas winter weddings |

Giveaway: Win a Wedding Guest Book!

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Giveaway: Win a Wedding Guest Book

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Don’t you just love a new wedding giveaway, especially on a Friday? We do, too! We are excitedly sharing the beautiful new wedding guest book collection from Paper Peach with a few of our favorite finds and a giveaway! These 8×10″ wedding guest books are beautifully designed with personalized illustrations on the front and back, custom binding, and vibrant patterns. One lucky bride-to-be will win a wedding guest book in the design of her choice thanks to the folks of Paper Peach! Find out how YOU could be our lucky winner…

Giveaway: This Penguin Cake Topper is Super Cute

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Penguin Cake Topper for Weddings | by Perlilla Pets

by perlilla pets, photo by kyle bultman photography

Happy Monday, loves! We had fun with our Gilmore Girls gifts themed weekend here at EB and excited to be back on the wedding front! To kick things off, we’ve teamed up with Perlilla Pets to offer this cute penguin cake topper as a giveaway to one lucky bride-to-be. The topper can be customized with your names and wedding date, along with custom colors to coordinate with your wedding (bow tie, top hat, hair piece, flowers, etc.) Enter for your chance to win below and see some examples of custom creations from real couples!

7 Wedding Seating Mistakes to Avoid

Wedding seating is so much easier when you know what to do — and what to avoid! Read this informative post before you make a wedding seating chart and subscribe for the latest.

Wedding seating chart

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An effective wedding seating plan can feel more like a game of Tetris, figuring out how to get everyone seated together in one perfect arrangement. If you’ve been putting off wedding seating for too long, it’s time to tackle it! Today we’re sharing a list of wedding seating mistakes to avoid to help you out. We are also sharing a few guest gripes so you can plan accordingly. Get ready to cross yet another big to-do off of that list — that’s what we’re here for! Enjoy!

Best Flats for Bridesmaids Gifts / Wedding Guests

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These are the best folding flats for bridesmaids gifts and wedding guests. Comfy, lightweight, cute, and super affordable! By Cinderollies.

by cinderollies

Hi, loves! Emma here. Have you ever been to a wedding and had to take your heels off because your feet hurt so badly? Or have you ever made these shoe mistakes and had painful blisters after an incredibly fun wedding reception? I hear you. When I am a wedding guest, I typically do two things: I make sure to wear-in my shoes as well as I can and I pack a pair of these flats to wear at the reception. They won’t make me a better dancer per se, but they sure do make my feet feel better. (Speaking of, today I was dancing around the kitchen to make my toddler laugh. He smiled and clapped, which gave me encouragement; naturally I kept going, and he stopped me with a, “No, mama. No dance.” Ha! I guess we all need a little honesty every so often. Note to self, work on dance moves for Holly and Mike’s wedding. But I digress.)

Today we’re telling you about Cinderollies, the folding ballet flat for bridesmaids gifts, wedding guests, and anyone who wants comfort on the dance floor, while traveling, or lounging around the house. I wear mine while watching Gilmore Girls reruns. I wear them bringing laundry up and down the stairs. And dancing around the kitchen (more so on days when my toddler approves of my dance moves). And since I love wearing them so much, I knew you would like to wear them, too! Here are six reasons why these are the best flats for bridesmaids and wedding guests…

Wedding Menu Cards: 3 Reasons You Need Them
(+ Giveaway!)

Wedding Menu Cards:  3 Reasons Why You Might Need/Want Them for Your Wedding | menu by Blush Paperie | via

by blush paperie

Hello, lovelies! Today we’re talking about an often overlooked reception topic: wedding menu cards. Do you need them? What can they do for your look and decor? Where do you buy them? We’ll be answering all of the above – and more! – with three reasons why you may need wedding menu cards for your reception. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Blush Paperie for a special giveaway for our readers: one lucky bride-to-be will win a set of 100 custom wedding menus! Read on to find out more…