Articles + Tips


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.

Party Perfect!

TV personality, fashion designer and lifestyle expert Lauren Conrad offers her finest etiquette tips for planning pre-wedding celebrations with grace and style.

A Grand Entrance: 5 Houston Venues

Whatever your wedding fantasy, you’ll find a venue to accommodate the dramatic impact you seek—starting with these 5 fabulous Houston sites.

4 Tips to Get Your Party Started

These entertainers are some of the very best in the business, and they’ve got the tools, talent, technology and 4 tips to ensure your celebration is one guests won’t ever forget.

Love on Film

Nothing tells your wedding story, in all its motion, color, music, unexpected moments and magic, like a film of your once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Off the Runway & Down the Aisle

Lace, shimmer, color, trains, sleeves, capes, shrugs, illusion fabric, keyhole backs—this season’s selections truly offer more variety than ever to brides on their quest for the perfect dress.

Mexico Is For Lovers

Three of Mexico’s in-demand destinations let you choose your wedding experience, and let your guests revel in relaxation, fun…and plenty of sun.

Design of the Times

The design experts you bring on to create the story of your love will guide you through the process of translating emotion into...environment, starting here.

Bridesmaids for Life

Make sure your bridesmaid knows just how important she is, on this precious day, and always. Follow our heartfelt advice, and you’ll make sure she does!

The Night is Young

The late-night “after-party”—a time when the evening winds down, and the energy kicks up—is the perfect time to relax and let your hair down (perhaps literally), with close friends and family.

5 Tips for a Unique Hotel Wedding

There’s a reason—lots of reasons—hotel weddings are so popular in Houston. Here are 5 tips to make their hotel truly YOURS... if only for a night!

8 Reasons to Hire a Hair & Makeup Pro

There’s no spotlight like your wedding spotlight—earn It, own it and love it, with a camera-ready look that looks equally gorgeous in person.

An Invitation to... Awesome!

Your wedding invitation is the first impression of your fabulous occasion. And, as with all first impressions, it’s important to make a great one.

Will You Marry Me?

Real rings, real proposal stories and the real Houston couples behind them.

5 Absolutely Essential Wedding Planning Tips

The first thing you can do to ensure that your wedding planning goes off without a hitch? Hire a planner, who will bring years of experience and vendor relationships to the process.

Picture This

If you’ve ever looked at a friend’s wedding photo album and found yourself feeling all the feels of that incredible day—even if you weren’t there in person—well, those feels you’re feeling can be chalked up to the talent of the wedding photographer.

A Room with a View

Sprawling, spacious, and, after a few seasons of abundant rain, very green, the Houston area has much to offer the wedding couple seeking a special venue, where indoor elegance and outdoor beauty go hand in hand.

The Art of the Party

A museum is a destination for education, inspiration, and reflection. It can also be a wonderful place for celebration, particularly the wedding kind.

Sunday is for Celebrating

It may be the traditional day of rest, but when it comes to weddings, Sunday is shaping up to be a fun day, indeed.

The Unbiased Lens

Separate the myths from the truths of same-sex wedding photography.

Destination Wailea

Surrounded by 40 acres of lush tropical landscape, and featuring manicured gardens, dazzling pools, a $30-million art collection, and a shopping promenade filled with designer boutiques, The Grand Wailea is a true destination resort—one that you and your wedding guests may never want to leave.

Registry Rules

Turn to these insider tips to assemble a registry that meets your needs today, and sees you through a lifetime together as a married couple.

Music to Their Ears

Houston’s top wedding entertainers are here to offer their expert advice on how to set a tone, touch an emotional chord…and raise the roof when the time is right.

Make It Click

Choosing the right photographer, kind of like finding the love of your life, takes time: You want someone who is reliable and trustworthy, has a good sense of humor and a positive attitude, and who truly gets you. Here's how.

Must-Have Wedding Shot List

Use this essential shot list to ensure a collection of wedding photos that capture not just the look of your wedding, but the feel of the most personal occasion of your life.

Lights, Camera...Love!

You take your seat in the hushed movie theater. The lights go down and you feel the pulse of anticipation that comes before the opening credits flash onto the screen. You reach for your sweetheart’s hand, and wait for the magic to begin. 

Delight, Excite, INVITE!

Here’s how to create a wedding invitation that expresses who you are as a couple, while providing essential wedding information to your guests, graciously, and with style.

Farm to Fête

Using impeccably sourced, seasonal ingredients in her reception menus and celebratory cocktails, chef Marcey Brownstein is on everyone’s radar in New York’s super-hot wedding scene.

The Unexpected Menu

Dig in as we serve up a feast of fabulously unique food options and ideas, courtesy of leading Houston catering experts.

Avoid These 7 Wedding Planning Pitfalls

Avert the most common of these getting-hitched glitches with practical tips from Houston’s most experienced wedding planning professionals.

Mother's Day

She’s always given you great advice. Now you can return the favor, by sharing these expert tips on shopping and dressing for one of the biggest events of Mom’s life: your wedding.