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Top 10 Benefits of Amazon Registry for Weddings

Amazon gift registry weddings, showers, and more! See why this online powerhouse is now a top pick for engaged couples getting married. Subscribe now for the latest, straight to your inbox!

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Hi, loves! Emma here and today we’re talking about the wedding gift registry — specifically, Amazon’s wedding gift registry. When I got married — which wasn’t really that long ago — our wedding registry was pretty traditional. Andrew and I registered at two big box chains and many items were only available in-store. Online shopping was somewhat popular but not as typical for bridal showers and weddings as it is today. But now, there are so many online registry options and it’s hard to know where to register. So today, we’re giving you a recommendation to make it easier. I’m sharing with you the top 10 benefits of the Amazon gift registry and why you might want to consider one for your wedding. Also, keep in mind that you can create a registry online and also have an alternate registry in-store, if you’d like. It is convenient to have two options for guests who might not shop online.

Read on to find out why an Amazon registry might be the perfect choice for you. The top reason (#1 at the bottom of this post) is one that might surprise you. And it’s pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. Enjoy!

12 Proposals Caught on Camera
That’ll Melt Your Heart

This is a post from our archives for all the newly engaged couples out there! It was around this time nine years ago when Andrew popped the question. Honestly it feels like yesterday! Enjoy these sweet proposals caught on camera!

Emma here and I think last weekend was the B I G G E S T weekend ever for engagements. At least, that’s how it seemed on my own personal Facebook. One of me + Andrew’s best friends, Kat, got engaged to our other best friend, Jeff, so that’s pretty much going to be the wedding of the century. (Congrats, you guys!) Another friend, Katrina, got engaged during the week; a friend Joe proposed to his girlfriend, Katelyn, whom I’ve known since the 2nd grade. And then a best friend, Natalie, got engaged to her boyfriend on Saturday. IT IS CRAZY! Not to mention, three of my other really close friends all popped the question this year alone. So, bring it on, 2015: it’s going to be the most amazing wedding-filled year in the history of ever.

And now with all of the adorable “we’re engaged” photos swirling around on Facebook and Instagram (like this adorable one via Bethany Marie Co.

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… I can’t stop thinking about proposals and popping the question and how amazing it is when you get proposals caught on camera. You might have seen surprise proposals before, where the groom-to-be asks a friend or photographer to hide in the woods, behind the cider mill barn, or a stone’s throw away — basically make themselves hidden — so he can ask his girlfriend to be his forever and capture that incredible, emotion-packed moment on film. And when he gets down on one knee + she puts her hands over her mouth in surprise + those tears start falling + she says yes, the camera is going click click click to capture it all. Forever.

12 Proposals Caught on Camera That'll Melt Your Heart

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12 Easy Tips for the Best Beach Ceremony

Brides: be sure to include these beach ceremony tips at your wedding. Guests will be glad you did! And don’t forget to subscribe, too!

Beach Ceremony Tips - Bridesmaids Jumping in the Air (photo: my lens of love) | via 12 Best Beach Ceremony Tips -

P.S. Don’t miss a photo like this with your bridesmaids! | photo: my lens of love via limn and lovely

Brides: are you making these beach ceremony mistakes? Avoid them with top beach ceremony tips from wedding shoes to keeping guests happy. PLUS, get inspired with handmade beach ceremony finds we know you’ll love. Enjoy!

100 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Looking for the best ways to save money on your wedding? We’ve found 100 of them! While you’re here, Subscribe for future posts like this!

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If you want to save money on your wedding, do not miss this blog post! We’ve rounded up one hundred of the best ways to save money on weddings with creative finds and unique places to skimp (where people won’t even notice). Bookmark this one and pin it for later! You’ll want to refer back to it while you plan your wedding. Enjoy!

Giveaway: Win a Wedding Planner Binder!

We’re giving away a wedding planner binder / organization kit to one lucky bride-to-be! If you’re not on the list, you’ll miss out on future giveaways like this one. Subscribe now — it’s free!

Giveaway: Win a Wedding Planner Binder by Hello Bride |

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Are you newly engaged and ready to start planning? This wedding planner binder organization kit from Hello Bride will help! They are giving away their popular Custom Wedding Starter Kit to one lucky bride-to-be this week at Emmaline Bride. Get the scoop below!

How to Pick a Wedding Veil or Fascinator

Today you’ll find top tips on how to pick a veil for your wedding! But first, subscribe for the latest!

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When you’re the bride, picking a veil or fascinator can feel like a daunting decision, but it doesn’t have to be! To help, we’ve brought in bridal veil expert Lori Wilson, co-founder of OBMBridal, to share her most helpful tips on how to pick a veil or fascinator for weddings. Take it away, Lori!

“Card Box with Lock?” — Ask Emmaline

We’re answering an Ask Emmaline question today! Find out why you might need a card box with lock — and where to find it. Follow us on Instagram for the latest. ♥

Happy Thursday, loves! Today we’re tackling a wedding advice question from bride-to-be, Lindsey. She writes,

“Hi Emmaline, I am looking for a card box with lock because I want to keep the cards safe at my reception. Do you have any idea where I can find one? Do they exist? I have only seen open card boxes or baskets. Thanks!

Medium white card box with lock

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Great question, Lindsey! While open card boxes and baskets are common at wedding receptions, they’re not recommended. A card box with lock is the best way to keep your wedding cards and gifts secure. This is not to say we expect anyone will try to lift your cards, but reception halls (as one example) have many people coming and going and you can never be too careful. With a lock, you know with certainty that each card deposited will go home with you safely. Now, on to the card boxes! We’ve rounded up a few card boxes with locks to show you they do exist – you just need to know where to find them! Hope it helps!

When to Order Invitations for Weddings? – Ask Emmaline

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Happy Tuesday, lovelies! Today we’re featuring the latest Ask Emmaline question. When is too late to order your wedding invitations? Sasha wrote to us admittedly a little nervous about her looming wedding date and her lack of wedding invites at the ready. Is she ordering invitations too late? She writes,

“Dear Emmaline, I’m freaking out. My wedding date is November 12th 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?”