One of my favorite wedding themes is rustic, which can include a western, barn, farmhouse, woodland, or country vibe. Today we’re showing you how to plan a western themed wedding with a handful of tried-and-true ideas, both handmade and do-it-yourself. We’ll show you how to plan a western themed wedding with ideas for invitation, venue, time of year, attire, ceremony + reception decor, and gifts. Read on to find out more…
It’s Friday… and if you’re trying to save a few bucks with DIY projects or you just feel like getting crafty, here are a few tips to help! DIY projects can be fun, but they tend to get overwhelming if you don’t follow a few simple rules. Read on to find out the secrets to successful DIY projects PLUS see a handful of DIY kits you can grab now with instructions and craft supplies to get you started!
Hello, loves! You’ve heard of emergency wedding kits in the past, but carrying around all that extra “stuff” can weigh heavily on your wedding bag. And, most wedding bags or clutches can only carry so much! Today, we’re cutting down on the clutter and sharing the seven things you absolutely must pack in your wedding bag. These carefully selected items are what we feel will keep you happy, pain-free, and embarrassment-free, too. We could always add more to the list – like mascara, and eye makeup remover – but we’re focusing more on things you’ll want to keep on hand. (Extras can always be kept in a large tote bag and stored in your bridal suite.) What would YOU pack in your wedding bag if you only had room for seven things? Here’s what made our list…
Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. But did you know there are some wedding makeup mistakes you could be making without even knowing it? To help, we’ve compiled a list of the most common wedding makeup mistakes to avoid so you look (and feel!) your best on your big day. We’ve also teamed up with Forshee Designs to give away a special gift to one lucky bride! Find out what it is and read the full list…
Getting ready for your wedding is an event in itself. The hair. The makeup. The pop mix your MOH made blaring from a nearby speaker. The (happy) tears. The waterproof-mascara (I swear by this one, and I’m pregnant so I cry a lot, ha!) The bridesmaid gift-giving moment. The first look after putting on the gown. There is so much to love about getting ready before the wedding, so you might as well make it a special part of your day. Today we’re sharing some rules you should know for getting ready to ensure you and your entire bridal party have an absolute blast. We’re also sharing some getting ready attire ideas and a special giveaway from Memento that you’ll want to win and start wearing RIGHT NOW. So, grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and get ready to jot down a few notes for the big day!
You’re about to register for your wedding and you’ve decided to start with your kitchen. But what could you use? What do you actually need? One of the biggest mistakes couples make when registering is not knowing where to start and what to register for… and that’s where we come in. Today we’re sharing five kitchen essentials from Cuisinart you’ll absolutely need, use, and be glad you registered for. Plus, we’ll give you some ideas on how to use these products to create three delicious recipes for the holidays. Enjoy!
Kitchen Essentials for the Registry
Why you’ll love it: now you can spend less time prepping dinner and more time enjoying it! You can slow cook, roast, brown/sauté, or steam — even combination cook — with the touch of a button. Prepare meals ahead of time so they’re ready when you are (and not the other way around).
Ah, the cake cutting: one of the first things you’ll do together as newlyweds! But before the big day, there are a few things you’ll want to know for the cake cutting at your reception. Here are nine of our favorite tips PLUS a special giveaway from juliethefish designs featuring one thing you’ll love to have: hand-stamped wedding forks! Enjoy!
It’s time for a new Ask Emmaline question! This one comes from Natalie who has a question related to invitations. She asks,
[su_quote cite=”Natalie”]We are getting married June 2016. We don’t have the money for save the dates and invites. Our question is when do we send the invites?[/su_quote]
Happy Monday, lovelies! We’re kicking off the week with an Ask Emmaline question. When is too late to order your wedding invitations? Sasha wrote to us on Friday afternoon a little nervous about her looming wedding date and her lack of wedding invites at the ready. She wonders whether she is ordering invitations too late. She writes,
[su_quote cite=”Sasha”]”Emmaline, I’m freaking out. My wedding date is November 21st and I have not ordered my wedding invitations yet. I was talking to my best friend who got married last year and she told me I need to hurry because most invitation designers are all booked up way in advance. She also said I’m way behind. Am I ordering my invitations too late?”[/su_quote]
When we received the latest Ask Emmaline question from Breanna, we couldn’t wait to share it with you. She writes,
[su_quote cite=”Breanna”]My fiance and I have a dog named Sadie who has been a big part of our history. We adopted her just a few months after we began dating and it has been now five plus years together. Sadie lives with us both and we all hike, go for walks, etc. together and consider her a part of the family. We don’t have any kids yet so we pretty much treat Sadie like our “kid”. I was telling a bridesmaid about how we plan to have Sadie at the wedding as the “ring bearer” and I even want to include her as part of our wedding cake topper. My bridesmaid thought I was absolutely nuts. Am I being weird? Or is having a cake topper with us and our dog something I should reconsider? Thanks in advance for your help!”[/su_quote]