Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 53 Comments
Hello, hello! Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are kicking off this beautiful, snowy, below-zero-degree-temperatures kind of Monday with a fun idea for your wedding. PLUS, we’re launching a brand new giveaway! But first… have you heard of the wedding wish tree? A wish tree, also known as a manzanita tree, is a fun guest book alternative your guests will love. It can also serve as a lovely place to display your wedding favors. Read on to find out more about the wedding wish tree, see an example, find out where you can buy it, and enter for a chance to win a wedding wish tree of your very own! It’s all inside…
Posted February 27, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
We received an Ask Emmaline question from Melanie, a bride-to-be who is confused about wedding favors. Melanie asks, “My fiance and I are planning our wedding and we’re trying to pick wedding favors, but we’re on a tight budget. Are wedding favors necessary? Do you think we really need them?” Great question! After all, who wants to spend their wedding budget on an item guests may never use or appreciate? So, today we’re posing the question: are wedding favors necessary? Do you really need to give wedding favors to guests? We’ll tell you what we think and provide a few pointers. And… we want to hear from YOU! What do you think about wedding favors? Do you think they’re necessary? Read on to get the full scoop and join the discussion! (P.S. We know you love Facebook, so now you can comment on our site using Facebook! So. much. easier.)
Posted December 5, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 13 Comments
Brides: have you thought about your wedding favors yet? Want yours to stand out among others? If your favor needs to be boxed, bagged, or packed with a pretty punch, this is the post for you! We’ve all heard of a wedding favor box, but did you know there are plenty of other creative options? Today we’ve rounded up seventeen unique wedding favor containers to prove it! Whether you need somewhere to store your handmade cookies, your eight thousand personalized m&ms, or want to display a cupcake in a more sophisticated container, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to see what we’ve found… plus, throw your name in the hat for a chance to win a set of twelve (oh-so-adorable) wedding cake slice boxes by our friends at Imeon Design. Enjoy!
Posted August 15, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, loves! Today we’re talking about how to thank guests at a wedding. Sending a thank you note after the wedding is essential, but it isn’t the only way to show appreciation. Read on for seven ways to say thank you and see how important it is to make your guests feel welcome. Besides, without guests… where’s the party?
Posted August 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Brides: are you using mason jar glasses for your bar? Planning to give favors packaged in mason jars for guests? Don’t miss this post! Read these five rules to ensure your drinking glasses or favors are well-received by guests. We’ll also show you a few key ingredients for drinking glasses guests will love, along with a chic way to personalize a mason jar favor. It’s all inside…
5 Rules to Mason Jar Glasses (or Favors)
Posted August 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Waste not, want not. Buy local. Support handmade. It’s not hard to do, yet it gives back to the environment and local business. Today we’re inspiring your green side with eight easy eco wedding ideas to try. Each of these ideas – all handmade! – are designed to support small business and leave a smaller (but just as fabulous) bridal footprint. Read on to see which eco wedding ideas made the list…
Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas
1. The Diamond
A handmade eco wedding wouldn’t be complete without an eco-friendly diamond ring. This one was spotted at Kristin Coffin. It’s real, and it’s spectacular.
Posted April 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
Hello, brides! Have you decided on your wedding favors yet? Today we’re sharing some macaron wedding favor inspiration thanks to the folks at Le Bonbon. But first… what is a macaron? A macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection made of eggs, sugar (icing sugar and granulated sugar), ground almond or almond powder, and food coloring. Macarons have become all the rage in the wedding industry over the past few years, and we don’t see these sweet confections going anywhere soon. Read on for six reasons to use macarons as wedding favors PLUS find out where to buy ‘em. Enjoy!
Posted April 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 148 Comments
Hello, hello! It’s Monday… which means it’s time for a brand new giveaway at Emmaline Bride! If you’re looking for a fun + quirky way to decorate your wedding favors, look no further: this week, we’re offering a unique wedding favor decorating kit! This decorating kit by Once Upon Supplies includes darling details like kraft stickers, doilies, blue heart stickers, washi tape, baker’s twine, and tags to embellish your wedding favors, bridal shower favors, or gifts. Read on to find out more…
Posted March 22, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
If you weren’t hungry before viewing this post, you will be afterward! We’re featuring five amazing foodie wedding favors (with a few drink-ie favors) your guests will love to receive at your wedding. Instead of a favor they’ll throw away, these foodie wedding favors will be savored and enjoyed by your friends and family. So, if you’re planning a foodie wedding, need a foodie gift idea for a host or hostess, or you’re a foodie yourself, this is the post for you! Read on to find out more about this wonderful collection of foodie favors by Dell Cove Spice Co. and see what foodie wedding favors we’ve uncovered! Enjoy!
Posted August 28, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Are you hoping to tackle wedding favors on your to-do list? Want to support handmade? Looking for something guests will actually use and enjoy? If you said yes to any of the above, you’ll LOVE this post. We’re proud to introduce you to Dancing Mooney, maker of luxurious soap wedding favors, sugar scrubs, bar soap gifts, individual soap samplers, and more! Janell, shop owner, offers a brilliant collection of naturally infused ingredients, like lavender pumpkin goat’s milk soap just in time for the fall. Another crowd-pleaser? Her collection of oatmeal and honey soap wedding favors perfect for the upcoming (dry skin) winter season. Read on to see a handful of favorites, all of which anyone would be pleased to receive as a gift. Enjoy!
Posted July 27, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!
Hello, hello! Good morning and Happy Friday to you all! We’re kicking off the morning with a twist on the traditional wedding favor box. Have you heard of MagnetStreet? They are an Emmaline Bride sponsor and have just recently debuted a new product: wedding favor boxes. Now, boring favor boxes are a thing of the past! Read on to see more and find out how you could win a HUGE set (of 300 wedding favor boxes) to kick start your weekend!
Posted April 12, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments
The difference between a boring wedding favor and a brilliant wedding favor is handmade decoration. Today, we’ll show you how to decorate wedding favors with handmade wedding embellishments and ideas from A to Z. This guide will teach you how to decorate wedding favors that are more fun to make and more memorable for guests, too. Enjoy!
Posted December 27, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
A wedding favor that offers a function for your guests means he or she will hold on to it for years. A pretty (and expensive) wedding favor looks nice on your wedding tables, but will it outlast your first few anniversaries? Probably not. Unless a wedding favor can provide a useful function for its guests, it will likely be stored away in the attic to collect dust or placed in a box because the recipient feels guilty throwing it away. Save your guests the guilt trip and opt instead for something he or she can actually use… like these wedding coaster favors! Today we’re featuring these pretty wedding coaster favors by the lovely My Little Chickadee Creations who is happy to help design a set to tie into your wedding theme perfectly. Read on to see a few of our hand-picked wedding coaster favors and find out how you can receive a special discount offer. Enjoy!
First, let’s focus on two ideas for wedding themes. If you’re planning a nautical wedding theme, you’ll need to get your hands on these pretty nautical themed wedding coaster favors:
Posted August 16, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 9 Comments
What do guests really want as a wedding favor? Something decadent, delicious, and oh yes, sinfully sweet. There’s plenty of summer sunshine left in the skies, but fall will be here before we know it. And, since the autumn air will be hitting you faster than you can unpack your favorite corduroys from the basement, now is as good a time as any to gather up some inspiration. If you’re looking for fall wedding favors (or party favors for an upcoming autumn celebration), you’ll love our round-up today. We’ve gathered up five of our favorite fall wedding favors worth savoring – don’t even bother counting the cals. And, you may find yourself making a few “trial runs” at home just to… you know… make sure it tastes right. ;) Cider and donuts is right up there on my top ten favorite foods list with a few of these new treats coming in at a close 2nd. So, get ready to enjoy these foodie favors with one caveat: you will definitely have a sweet tooth after this post. You’ve been forewarned!
First up we bring you these incredible donut hole wedding favors spotted at Hip Hooray blog. I’d like to give a great big hug to the person who decided to make miniature donuts – all the yummy taste with half the guilt.
Posted August 1, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments
Happy Monday + Happy August! How was your weekend? Mine (Emma here!) was great! I did some housework, gardening, worked on a very special secret project, went on a date with my husband to see Crazy, Stupid, Love (I give it both the movie and its soundtrack 5 stars – such a cute movie) and enjoyed some fun + sun on the beach. I hope your weekend was fabulous, too. :)
To kick off the first day of a brand spankin’ new month + the first day of a new week, we’re showcasing DIY bunting favors! This darling DIY project is exclusively for Emmaline Bride readers brought to you by Lauren of Lauren Elise Crafted. Enjoy!
Posted July 19, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment
We spotted this adorable love birds wedding invitation featuring bright, festive colors, whimsical typography and two hugging love birds. This high-quality handmade invitation is printed on heavy card stock to last a lifetime. Also, it can be completely customized to your liking. I had the opportunity to speak directly with Wei, the designer, and she is just as sweet as her collection! Take a peek at the love birds and scroll down to see a few more hand-picked favorites: