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Bon Voyage: 4 Honeymoon Planning Tips

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Photo: Ama by Aisha

Before your “Bon Voyage,” follow these four essential honeymoon planning steps…then pack those bags and go!

1. MAKE YOUR HONEYMOON PLANNING A PRIORITY

During those heady, hectic months—sometimes years— of planning your wedding, honeymoon arrangements can sometimes take a back seat to big-day prep. But if you wait too long to plan your honeymoon, or you neglect budgeting for your big trip, you may find yourself having to compromise on location, dates and amenities. Click here to read the rest of this post »

9 Beachside Honeymoon Essentials

Getting ready for a beachside vacay with your boo? Whether you need the perfect bathing suit, shades or sandals—we’ve got you covered. Our editors have handpicked the essentials you’ll need to look your best while you’re soaking up the sun, in style.

Beach Bliss

1. Zimmermann Anais Printed Cotton & Silk Wrap Top: NET-A-PORTER 2. J. Crew Textured Summer Straw Hat: J. Crew 3. Dior So Real Sunglasses: Barneys NY 4. Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick Blush: Charlotte Tilbury 5. Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil: Bobbi Brown 6. Tory Burch Stone Pendant Tassel Necklace: Tory Burch 7. Emamo Funky Embellished Triangle Bikini: NET-A-PORTER 8. Rene Caovilla Crystal Chandelier Snakeskin Sandal: Neiman Marcus 9. Plum Pretty Sugar Pink Bride Tote: Plum Pretty Sugar

9 Honeymoon Must-Haves

We searched for the hottest beachwear, shoes and lingerie that every bride will need for those hot days and even hotter nights during her honeymoon vacay. Speaking of vacations…if you buy your tickets to the I Do! Soiree now, you can WIN a 5-night Bermuda getaway with your s.o.s! Plan your wedding bash with your entourage, indulge in decadent bites and sip bubbly at Houston’s only luxury wedding event. But hurry—tickets are goin’ fast! Happy shopping, lovelies, and see you all at the I Do! Soiree!

1. La Perla Neoprene Desire Triangle Bra Set: NET-A-PORTER 2. Eric Javits Maribel Cutout Hat: Neiman Marcus 3. Herve Leger Aimee Swim Cover Up: Herve Leger 4. Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses: NET-A-PORTER 5. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Eau de Parfum: Sephora 6. Christian Louboutin Matte Lip Color: Saks Fifth Avenue Houston Galleria 7. La Perla Eclipse Ruched Triangle Bikini: NET-A-PORTER 8. Tory Burch Marion Smartphone Wristlet: Tory Burch 9. Gianvito Rossi Fresia Lace Up Booties: Barneys NY

Summer Style File: Beach Bombshell

Getting ready to spend your honeymoon with your hubby-to-be on the beach? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve picked out this summer’s hottest pieces so you can look like the beach bombshell that you are. Happy shopping, lovelies!

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1. Caruso Swimsuit: Violet Lake 2. Escada Joyful Perfume: Sephora 3. Bindya NY Floral Scarf: Chic Tweak 4. Cosmetic Case: LoLo Bag 5. St. Lucia Roses Slip-ons in Magenta: Kanaas ~ 6. Jeannie Simmons Hat: Headcovers

Buy I Do! Tix and WIN: Hotel Galvez & Spa Luxury Getaway

Photos: Hotel Galvez

It’s been the crown jewel of Galveston for more than a century, and today, the magnificent Hotel Galvez & Spa sparkles more brightly than ever. Maybe that’s why Texas brides book early to make sure they secure the Galvez for the destination wedding of their dreams, and a chance to say their sacred vows on the hotel’s historic Centennial Green, overlooking the shimmering blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Perfection.

Whatever you envision for your perfect wedding, we have the inspiration, ideas and expertise to make your wedding dreams come true–and we’re gathering them in one place, for one evening only, Thursday, Feb. 12, in downtown Houston. That’s when we unveil The I Do! Bridal Soiree, Houston’s one-of-a-kind luxury bridal experience. Top vendors and experts, stunning floral and design displays, 2015 bridal couture, gourmet food and cocktails from renowned Jackson and Company, live entertainment and $$$ swag bags for each and every bride. It’s not just a bridal show, it’s a spectacular cocktail party, created to indulge you, your friends…and yes, your groom, too (did we mention the exclusive Groom’s Lounge, with fine whiskey, prime steak and more?).

Purchase your all-inclusive I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets THIS WEEKEND and you are automatically entered to win an incredible Hotel Galvez & Spa romance + spa “Spring Fling” getaway, giveaway, including one weekend night luxury accommodations for two at the magnificent “Queen of the Gulf” plus a $200 spa credit you can use however you’d like (bridal-prep facial treatment? couple’s massage? a little bit of both?). Our winner will be announced live at the I Do! Bridal Soiree. Get your tickets now. And get ready for WOW!