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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.

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.

Design of the Times

Your wedding celebration is, quite simply, the biggest party you’ll ever throw. It’s also the most profound ritual you’ll ever engage in. Whether your vision is grand and dazzling, or intimate and cozy—or somewhere in between—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. From how you invite her to be part of your wedding day squad, to how you treat her in the months leading up to your event, to how you thank her for her dedication and friendship on the big day itself, you are beholden to making your bridesmaid’s experience one she’ll always remember for all the right reasons. Follow our heartfelt advice, and you’ll make sure she does!

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. Take the time to find, and work with, an invitation designer who understands your vision—and can bring it to life beautifully, with words, images, and an understanding of craft that is honed from years of expert experience.

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 professional planner, who will bring years of experience and solid vendor relationships to the process, and can save you money in the long run. The second thing? Take this sound advice from some of the best in the wedding planning business.

8 Wedding Etiquette Questions Answered

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.

9 Tips for Planning a Great LGBT Wedding

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.

5 Social Media Rules for Weddings

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.

DIY vs. Don’t Try

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!

5 Registry Tips for Couples

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!

10 Awesome Invitation Ideas

The details that go into your invitation suite, from paper type to printing technique to color palette to embellishment, all work together to give guests a glimpse of the type of event that awaits them.

5 BIG Seating-Chart Questions Answered

The RSVPs are in. The centerpieces are selected. The menu is set. It’s time for…the dreaded seating plan. If you’re in a tizzy about organizing your reception tables, we’re here to calm your nerves.

The Good Stuff

The world of wedding registries is seeing a renaissance in traditional items and luxury goods—and that’s a good thing. While trendy ergonomic lemon squeezers and countertop espresso machines can be fabulously fun additions to today’s newlywed nests, it’s the fine china, the good crystal, the luxury linens, that are likely to be with you through the years, and become heirloom pieces to be passed down to and enjoyed by future generations.

5 WOW Wedding Themes

Picking a wedding theme certainly can be overwhelming—if you look at it as a matter of decorating, rather than one of expressing your personality, your background, your tastes and your aspirations. Get inspired by these theme-design ideas from detail-oriented Houston wedding pros, and you’ll be well on your way to setting the perfect tone for your special day.

6 Smart Flower Buying Tips

Heading into your first consultation with a floral designer is enough to make your head spin. Between distinguishing your freesia from your phalaenopsis, to figuring out whether to go high, low or somewhere in the middle with your centerpieces, purchasing your wedding-day petals can be a lot more complicated than it sounds.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

The bachelorette party is no longer that last night of freedom, but a celebration with a more mature vision. Pre-wedding celebrations have now evolved with creative twists that include exotic destinations and at-home spa luxuries - and with it, memories that last a lifetime!