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75+ Most Creative Wedding Table Names

We’re talking wedding table names today! Find out how you can put a creative spin on your reception decor. Want content to your inbox? Subscribe now!

favorite cafe table names by papercharmstore

by paper charm store

Happy Friday, lovelies! We get it, wedding table numbers might not be your thing. You crave different. You want something unique. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Wedding table names are more interactive; guests will spark conversation immediately upon entering your reception. In this post, you’ll find the ultimate list of wedding table names so you can incorporate your own personal, heartfelt touches into your handcrafted wedding. Check out the list and tell us: which table names are your favorite? Which ones would you absolutely never pick? What would YOU add? Enjoy!

30+ Groom Duties That Will Really Help the Bride

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Dear Groom, Heyyyy handsome, it’s me, your Bride. I know I’ve been a little preoccupied lately, pouring over wedding books and Pinterest and reading endless wedding blogs for even *more* ideas. I’m just really excited to marry you. And I realized something: there are a ton of groom duties you could do that would *really* help me out. So, I’ve put them all into a list. Some of these are really simple, while others are a little more elaborate. You don’t have to do them all… but a few here and there would really make me feel less stressed. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this, and for helping me with these wedding plans. You’re awesome. But you already knew that. On to the list…

Oh and, you know, kiss me like this.

groom kissing bride

photo: bonnallie brodeur

26 Things Guests Love at Weddings from A to Z

Today we’re talking about things guests love at weddings! Make yours stand out with these twenty-six ideas from A to Z. Be sure to subscribe to our feed for the latest to your inbox!

This photo is amazing. Get everyone in there! ↓

awesome photo with all wedding guests via 26 Things Guests Love at Weddings from A to Z | http://emmalinebride.com/planning/things-guests-love-at-weddings/ ‎

photo: tessa barton

You may have read articles about what guests hate at weddings, but that’s such a negative spin, we say! The truth is guests won’t hate anything at your wedding, especially because they love you and want to share in your celebration. But there are some things that guests do hope to see at weddings — perhaps even make their experience more enjoyable — and we’re here to share them with you. To help you plan accordingly, we’ve identified the top twenty-six things guests love at weddings. Keep in mind that you don’t have to do every single thing on this list. By crossing off even a few of these things, your guests will have an awesome time. The fact that you’re reading this article shows how much thought you’ve put into your wedding day — and with your guests in mind! On to the list!

This Vow Book is Perfect for Weddings (Giveaway!)

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This beautiful wedding vow book will become a keepsake for years to come. By Claire Magnolia. | http://emmalinebride.com/ceremony/wedding-vow-book-handmade/

by claire magnolia

Hi, loves! It’s a beautiful Monday and we’re kicking off the week with a brand new giveaway! But first… have you considered a wedding vow book for your ceremony? A vow book is one detail you should add to your list, especially if you are reciting your own vows. Today we are sharing a favorite vow book, which is handmade by Claire Magnolia. They are even giving one away to a lucky reader! Find out more below…

7 Wedding Invitation Mistakes to Avoid

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Selecting your wedding invitations is a big step in the planning process and we want you to do it with confidence. Today we’re sharing seven of the most common wedding invitation mistakes to avoid with everything from selecting an invitation to deciding your budget – even assembly and postage. We also have a few tips to save you time and save you money in the process! Read on to find out more…

Here’s a brilliant idea: save money with a RSVP postcard!

rsvp wedding postcard

by the printable shop

7 Ways to Keep your Sanity while Planning your Wedding
(Free E-Book)

bodamaestra ebook - wedding planning help for brides - 7 wedding planning tips

Are you looking for tips on how to efficiently plan your wedding? Well, we’re bringing you some helpful tips from one of our preferred wedding planners, Esme Krahn from Bodamaestra. Esme specializes in working with couples from Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland. She has created an e-book for all brides called “7 Smart Ways to Keep your Sanity while Planning your Wedding“. So what’s in this e-book that’s going to help you? Esme tells us, “As the title suggests, my goal in writing this e-book is to help couples maintain a sense of control, ownership, and yes, sanity, as they embark on what can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience.” Parts of planning your wedding are sure to be overwhelming, but what we like about this e-book is how Esme breaks down barriers, keeps you organized, and offers smart tips to help you. Get started with your free e-book!

Table Numbers: 3 Easy Tips You Should Know for Weddings

Table Numbers:  3 Easy Tips You Should Know for Weddings |

by whimsical prints

If you have assigned seating at your wedding reception, you will need table numbers so guests can easily find their seats. But there are a few tips you’ll need to implement that you may not have considered. These three tips will make your table numbers better and bolder, so you’ll definitely want to take note. Read on to find out more and see some inspiring table numbers we spotted over at Whimsical Prints. You’ll love these pretty table numbers…

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.