Articles + Tips


In the Aftermath of the Unthinkable

2008 Hurricane Ike Brides Share Their Stories

4 Tips for Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon

Before your “bon voyage,” follow this advice for fantasizing, booking and setting off for the trip of a lifetime.

Building a Bride Tribe

Stand With me, plan with me... be my Bridesmaid!

The Royal Treatment

These stately Houston properties are tailor-made for elaborate weddings where leisure reigns supreme.

Sweet Wedding Settings

These clubs, estates, gardens and waterfront oases offer elegant wedding space and photo ops galor.

7 Unique Houston Hotels

A seaside retreat, an art-lover’s enclave, a downtown dazzler...and more: these haute Houston hotels offer something for every dream-wedding theme!

Register for Real Life

Avoid “random registry” regrets, and get the best for your newlywed nest—we’ll show you how!

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!

From I Do to Adieu

14 Houston Ceremony + Reception Venues From historical buildings and downtown vistas to serene gardens and enchanting ballrooms, these 14 Houston-area venues offer dream-worthy backdrops from the moment you say your vows until your spectacular newlywed sendoff.

Love Wins

9 Tips for Planning a Great LGBT Wedding

Home Sweet Home

It’s your newlywed nest—don’t settle for less than the best.

5 Priceless Ring-Buying Tips

It's the deal-sealer-make it a scene-stealer.

Anvil Bar & Refuge’s Terry Williams Stirs Up Celebration

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.

3 Steps to Pre-Wedding Fitness

If you’re concerned about the state or shape of your bod, take heart: getting started is much easier than you may think! Here are three steps to getting fit, healthy, and happy for the big day and beyond.