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How do I choose a ring? When are peonies in season? Who should host the rehearsal dinner? What’s the difference between an A-line and a ballgown? Where can I have an outdoor ceremony?
When planning a wedding, these are just a few of the questions you may encounter along the way. Our archive of wedding planning ideas, articles and tips will help you navigate the world of wedding planning. Etiquette advice, wedding trends, planning pointers, exclusive designer profiles and more, are just a few of the topics covered.
Explore our wedding articles today and get on your way to planning your dream day! Plus, don’t forget to register with us so you can stay up to date on wedding events and special vendor offers in the Houston area.
Find out when to shop, whom to bring and how to choose, straight from the pros.
Interactive food vignettes and made-to-order creations are par for the reception course. So dig in!
From the moment it opened its doors back in 2009, Anvil Bar & Refuge staked its claim as the trailblazer in Houston’s now booming classic-cocktail scene.
The most coveted looks in linens, flowers, table decor and room design, presented by Top Houston design pros!
A bachelorette bash that’s both sassy and classy? It’s not just possible…it’s a must!
"We've Created many magnificent cakes for celebrities, and for the 'who's who' of Houston. The common element for my wedding couples is that they all just want the very best." - Susie Edwards
"Our cakes are known for being fresh and moist, so that guests always remember that the cake didn't just look good, it also tasted incredible." - Nadine Moon
Top Houston wedding designers, florists and decorators tap big trends and alluring looks for wow weddings.
Wildflower-filled meadows, serene chapels and glittering ballrooms—Houston's fabulous event venues offer sublime celebration spaces.
Orchestrating such an important event as your wedding takes some fancy footwork, a sense of humor, and, of course, lots of expert advice! Here are some of your most popular questions answered about the do's and don'ts of wedding-planning.
Everyone is here for you, to celebrate your marriage and your commitment. The party will be great, but I can promise that if you have a thoughtful, meaningful ceremony, the party will be even more amazing.
If you’ve caught him on CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup,” the Food Network’s “Top Chef: The Cruise,” or in any of his many appearances on national shows including NBC’s “Today Show” and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” you know that chef Tim Love is a consummate entertainer and a master with a slab of good meat.
Choosing wedding attire presents a distinct conundrum: namely, how to dress oneself for arguably the most traditional of rituals, while still being fabulous, unique and stylishly on trend. Follow this essential advice for selecting, buying and caring for your “Yes, yes, YES!” dress and attire.
If you’re hooked on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and/or Twitter—or know that a large percentage of your guests are likely to be—but unsure of how big or how small a role you want social media to play in conjunction with your big day, this social-media advice is for you.
Offering a menu that is a reflection of you is a way to share a taste of who you are, where you come from, what you like and what you love. Think that sounds like a complicated recipe? Not so, say Houston culinary experts, who are ready, willing and excited to fulfill requests for beloved comfort foods.
A common question many gay couples have is, “Does the person who was proposed to have to ‘propose back’ with a ring?” With gay and lesbian couples, there’s no right answer about who proposes, who gets a ring, and what that ring looks like. While there is no standard “gay-engagement ring” or “gay-wedding band,” this can, however, be one of the first areas where you as a couple express your personality through your wedding.
So what should you DIY—and which wedding components should you probably not try? We’ve got your tips for a wedding that is as personal as it is, well…perfect!
An engagement ring and wedding band are no mere pieces of jewelry. Each is a symbol of something much more precious than fine metals or rare gems: everlasting love. Which is why, for most couples, your wedding rings are almost certain to be the most important, and expensive, jewelry items you’ve ever purchased—and why choosing rings, whether you do it together or individually, can be fraught with intense pressure. And that’s where we come in, with these essential ring-buying tips.
You or your spouse-to-be may be the one to pick the flowers, wedding theme, and tablescape ideas. But your gift registry is one area where both parties can, and should, take an active part in planning. So get in there and get registered!
There is nothing like a beautifully crafted physical album to preserve your most cherished photos, and endure as a family keepsake for generations to come. Creating a wedding album to treasure forever—and to be cherished for generations to come—starts before the first photo is even shot, with good planning.
From ceremony accompaniment to selfie stations to beats that get everyone moving on the dance floor, memorable wedding entertainment comes in many sounds, sizes and sorts. Keep guests entertained from start to finish, for a lively, lovely fete they will never forget.