Category: wedding planning

14 Monogram Gift Ideas That Will Make the Best Day Ever

** Giveaway inside!

Hi, loves! Emma here. One reason why we’re so in love with handmade weddings is because they’re so detail-obsessed. Each detail in a handcrafted wedding is lovingly pieced together, whether created by your own two hands or lovingly made by a professional artisan. The outcome is a more beautiful and personalized wedding day from start to finish.

One of the easiest ways to add a personal touch to your decor is by using your monogram. Your monogram is your own personal stamp, which can be used throughout including bridal accessories, wedding invitations, favors, decorations, and more. You can use a three-letter monogram (with your initials and first letter of your last name combined together, like mine — EAA) or your last initial (mine — A), whichever you prefer.

Today we’re sharing a handful of our favorite monogram wedding ideas to make your wedding stand out. We’ve found cake toppers, custom cufflinks, decor pieces, and jewelry, with a little something for everyone. There’s even a monogram cowgirl hat for rustic brides! Plus, we’ve teamed up with Advantage Bridal to give away one personalized bridal gift to a lucky reader as our latest wedding giveaways. Find out what it is below!

Personalized Wedding Gifts

1. This wedding cake topper

monogrammed wedding cake topper

monogrammed wedding cake topper by susabellas

2. This gold bar monogram necklace

gold monogram bar necklace
monogram necklace by vintage stamp jewels

3. This ring dish

Use it to carry your rings — and afterward to set your ring on when washing your hands or cleaning.

monogrammed wedding ring dish
monogrammed ring dish by susabellas

4. This monogram cowgirl hat

This cowgirl hat is perfect for the rustic-loving western brides out there. Cute for the bachelorette party, too!

monogram wedding cowboy hat

monogrammed cowgirl hat by southern ever after

5. These monogrammed wedding pillows

Buy a set of two and place at your sweetheart table. It’s like a chair sign — only better (and cozier).

monogram chair pillows by homeglow

6. This single letter monogram guest book alternative

Instead of a regular book, have guests sign on this letter with a permanent (ultra) fine point marker, like this.

rustic monogram letter guest book

monogram guest book alternative by roxy heart vintage

7. This monogram bridal robe for getting ready

monogram bride robe

monogram bride robe by advantage bridal

8. This pair of monogrammed toasting flutes

monogram champagne flutes
monogram wedding flutes by MEKU

9. This pair of custom wedding corn-toss boards

For fun outside during cocktail hour!

monogram cornhole wedding boards

monogram cornhole game board by jrh cornhole

10. These custom monogram wedding koozies

rustic monogram wedding koozies
monogram drink koozies by rook design co.

11. This essential monogrammed garter

monogrammed wedding garter in blue stitching

monogrammed garter by southern ever after

12. These monogram cuff links

monogram cuff links
monogram cuff links by over the moon bridal

13. This rustic ring box

rustic tree slice monogram ring box
ring box by end grain wood shoppe

14. This huge wood monogram sign

Hang it up at your ceremony or reception space and afterward in your home.

monogram sign by host and toast studio

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Win one of these monogram gift ideas!

Monogrammed Bridal Robe Giveaway

o Giveaway dates: 7/14/15-7/20/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Bride Robe from Advantage Bridal

Details → Win a free Bride robe in any of 30+ silky satin colors. This robe is embellished with dazzling rhinestones, and is available in regular and plus sizing.

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included to U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $48 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Happy Planning!

xo
-E.

20 Questions You *Need* to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Ready to book your wedding reception venue? WAIT! — don’t do anything until you ask these important questions. They’ll save you a headache later on and guarantee that you and your venue are on the same page. After all, don’t you want to spend less time stressing and more time enjoying the fun, like this cute couple?

bride and groom smiling

photo: william kim photography | see the real wedding

We thought so! Read on to begin…

Questions to Ask Wedding Venue

1. Is our wedding date available?

The most popular of the questions to ask your wedding venue? Your date! Find out if your date is available and, if so, how to book it to ensure your date is saved.

2. How many other weddings are booked on the same day?

It’s helpful to know how many other weddings are happening at the same time as yours. It’s fine if there are additional weddings the same day, as long as ample staff can handle the size of your event.

3. How much is the deposit?

Be very clear about how much you owe to reserve the date, when it is due, and how you can make a payment.

4. How many deposits are required?

If more than one deposit is required, find out when they are due and which method payment can be made.

5. Do we owe for “extra” costs?

These extra costs are sometimes in fine print and can include a cleaning fee, overtime charge, or gratuity. Make sure you get all the costs before signing anything.

Registry Must-Haves from Target: #6 – Paw & Order

Our registry series in collaboration with Target continues with week number six! This week, we’re focusing on pet lovers AND organization. Yes, you can really have both — and we’ll show you how in this collection entitled Paw & Order. Don’t forget to register for stuff for your four-legged friend! They are part of the family, after all. Enjoy this cute collection!

Pet Wedding Registry

Pet Wedding Registry Ideas from Target | Don't forget to include pet items on your registry.  Your four-legged friend is, after all, part of the family, too. :)

Where to Find
1 Pub Mirror with Hooks (for coats & leashes!)
2 Storage Ottoman
3 Dyson Upright Vacuum
4 Boots & Barkley Pet Bed
5 Boots & Barkley Pet Food Storage Container
6 8-Cube Storage Organizer
7 Storage Fabric Cube

Stay tuned for next week’s registry feature! Follow our RSS feed so you don’t miss it!

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Target.

Take 5 → Vintage Summer Wedding + Creative Ideas

It’s time for a fun new series at Emmaline Bride! Be sure you’re following along so you don’t miss any inspiration along the way.

When we spotted these vintage Real Wedding details captured by Justin & Mary and designed by mStarr Event Design, it was the bouquets (from Petal Floral Design) that first caught my eye. Then it was the escort cards, and those chic centerpieces, and the boutonnieres! So, today we’re kicking off a brand new series every Monday called Take 5, where we bring you five stunning ideas from one single real wedding. We’re all about the details here (especially handmade ones!) at Emmaline Bride, so we know you crave creativity as much as we do. For our first feature, we’re sharing five unique ideas including a naked wedding cake, a decorative way to hold wedding cards, a reception table to dream of, and more. We even threw in two bonuses just because we couldn’t help ourselves. ;) Enjoy!

Vintage Summer Wedding

1. These bridesmaid dresses

… and those bouquets!

bride and bridesmaids

photo: justin & mary

2. This inventive card drawer, instead of a card box

Cute idea — and reusable, too.

card drawer

photo: justin & mary

3. This naked wedding cake

I like the flowers on top, in lieu of a traditional cake topper.

naked wedding cake

photo: justin & mary

4. The head table

Just the right amount of everything: flowers, taper candles, a draped ceiling and romantic lighting. Perfection.

reception seating

photo: justin & mary

5. The unique bookmark escort cards

The calligraphy on these bookmarks is everything!

photo: justin & mary

Bonus Finds

The groom’s socks as your “something blue”

Fun idea — and one we haven’t seen done before.

something blue groom socks

photo: justin & mary

And the outdoor games, like corn hole

Lawn games are a terrific idea, especially for entertaining guests during cocktail hour or before dinner. You can get custom corn hole games here.

photo: justin & mary

There are dozens more — see the original Real Wedding here.

xo
-E.