Houston’s legendary luxury wedding event is less than one week away, and our Soiree exhibitors are getting ready to wow you!! Our amazing wedding fantasyscape, planning showcase and all-VIP cocktail bash is the ultimate antidote to big-box, convention-style bridal shows. So prepare to be indulged, inspired and catered to from the minute you walk through the doors of the I Do! Wedding Soiree at the Corinthian Houston on Tuesday, Feb. 25. A very limited number of $30 pre-sale tickets are still available, so if you haven’t snagged yours yet, now’s your chance (tickets will be $40 at door, pending availability)! In the meanwhile, take a moment to check out our Soiree exhibitors, along with our top tips for making the most of your I Do! experience:
Here’s the thing: Registering for your wedding should be as much fun as HAVING your wedding. But for many couples, that’s just not the case.
Well, we want to make sure that you, dear Weddings in Houston bride and groom, have the time of your lives creating the gift list of a lifetime. That’s why we are so excited to partner with iconic Houston retailer Bering’s on their semi-annual Bubbles & Bites event! Join us, along with Bering’s wedding gift registry and wedding invitation experts, on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5-7 p.m. for an evening of bubbles and bites (like the name says)…along with registry planning advice, wedding stationery and invitation selections, and gift options galore. Dreaming of the home entertaining you’ll do as newlyweds? Bering’s has cookware, dinnerware, glassware, serving pieces and table linens for every occasion and every lifestyle. Love to spend time outdoors grillin’ and chillin’ with friends and family? Bering’s has the best in barbecue accessories, patio decor and furniture, and climate control devices to ensure al fresco entertaining in total comfort. Eager to hit the road (or sail the seas or take flight) with your new spouse? You’ll find amazing travel gear and accessories at Bering’s, including fine luggage, beach gear, travel hammocks, backpacks and more! And at Bubbles & Bites, you’ll get a chance to experience these goods and goodies in person, in a celebratory setting, with full VIP treatment and $$$ raffle prizes. Make sure to RSVP now for next Thursday evening’s post-work Bubbles & Bites bash, at Bering’s on Westheimer. About that giveaway, now…
To celebrate Bubbles & Bites, and get the whole gift-giving thing rolling along, we’re partnering with Bering’s on an awesome $300 Michael Aram giveaway!!
Revered for his nature-inspired, craft-based designs, Michael Aram is a huge name in luxury dinnerware and barware, home decor and tabletop accessories, and a huge favorite on wedding gift registry lists around the globe. You’ll see lots of lovely Michael Aram pieces when you attend Bering’s Bubbles & Bites on Oct. 3. But before you do, be sure to hop over to our Insta and enter to win a curated trio of Michael Aram creations for your home. We’ll announce our winner live at the Bubbles & Bites event…wouldn’t it be awesome if it were your name we called out?? Good luck, loves, and we’ll see you at Bering’s B&B!
We cordially invite you to meet Ashleigh Duhon of Memory Lane Paperie, calligrapher and creator of beautiful wedding invitations and wedding stationery. Using what she refers to as “luxe minimalism,” Duhon creates gorgeous, unique wedding invitations and stationery suites, perfect for Houston brides and grooms who want a classic feel for their wedding invitations, but with a clean, fresh, modern edge.
Your invitations are your guests’ first glimpse of what they can expect for your pending nuptials. So when choosing your wedding invitations, you’ll want to make sure to convey your wedding theme and express your personal style as a couple. Scroll through these 7 individual invitation styles, then find a local stationer who can design a wedding suite that tells your story, here.
Keep things classic and timeless with a clean-cut wedding invitation suite. Decorative edges add a subtle modern update.
Now that you’ve said “yes,” it’s time to let those important to you know. One of the first very first tasks in the wedding planning process will be to settle on a date for your pending nuptials. It can take some time but once the date is set, be sure to send out those save-the-dates. These pre-invites give the time, date and location of your wedding, and inform guests that they will indeed be invited to the celebration. Below is a simple guide to help you with proper etiquette to ensure your guests do, indeed, save the date!
1. Are save-the-dates necessary?
As your first formal announcement of your big day, your save-the-dates can increase guests’ chances of attending. If having everyone you love there to celebrate your wedding is important to you, or if you are planning a destination wedding, then YES, save-the-dates are necessary.
2. When is the proper time to send save-the-dates?
You will need to send out your save-the-dates six to eight months prior to your wedding. This is so you can provide family and friends ample time to make plans to attend, especially if you’re planning a destination wedding.
3. Whom should they be sent to?
Send save-the-dates only to those you will be inviting to the wedding, even if you’ve already verbally communicated the date. Make sure you have your wedding guest list drafted before you send save-the-dates.
4. What information should be included on them?
You will need to include essential information such as the time, date and location of your wedding, as well as your wedding website (if applicable) so guests can stay informed.
5. Email or traditional mail?
With our increasingly tech-savvy world, it’s become acceptable to send save-the-dates through email. Sending your save-the-dates via email will be a cheaper and faster option for notifying your guests. However, keep in mind that emails can get filtered through spam folders or end up going to email addresses that aren’t checked regularly. There’s also a chance that some guests may not have email accounts. Physical save-the-dates are more likely to be pinned or tacked somewhere to serve as a friendly reminder to guests. These little notecards will also give guests a glimpse of the tone and feel of your wedding. We love snail-mail save-the-dates, followed by an email to your guest list with a link to your wedding website. Done and…DONE!