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7 Perfect Groomsmen Gifts

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For wedding planning, oftentimes the guys can get left out. However, when it comes to getting gifts, don’t forget your groomsmen. What better way to show the wolf pack your appreciation for standing with you on the big day than with a unique keepsake. Coming up with gift ideas for your pals can be a bit tricky compared to the seemingly endless options available to brides. Don’t worry. We have you covered. While cools socks and cuff links can be great gifts, don’t be afraid to go for something different showcasing your personality or those of your friends. When shopping for your groomsmen gifts think more outside the box.

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Pre-Wedding Dentist Consultation With Forestwood Dental

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Houston Wedding Blog: What are the most popular pre-wedding dentist consultation services Forestwood Dental provides for brides-to-be, groom-to-be, bridal party and mothers/fathers of brides & grooms?

Forestwood Dental: At least 6 months before the wedding or event, schedule a pre-wedding dentist consultation to discuss whitening or any other imperfections you want to fix before your big day. Plan to visit the dentist at least 12 months before your wedding if you are planning of having short-term orthodontics.

Make an appointment for getting your teeth cleaned as soon as possible. To get the best results with aesthetic procedures, the bridal party and family should plan a visit at least 6 months before the wedding to ensure that they accomplish whatever they would like. If you plan on taking engagement photos, you’ll need to move that deadline up even further. Follow this schedule for specific treatments: Click here to read the rest of this post »

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Shop Your Registry By Room

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Tabletop Rentals: Bering’s | Photo: Kelli Durham Photography | Flowers & Styling: Glenwood Weber Design | Linens & Furniture: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design 

Apartment, townhouse, condo, cottage, or manse—no matter its size or scope, the place you’ll live together as a married  couple is, above all else, a home. Keep this in mind when you register for your wedding, by selecting items you’ll love, for all the spaces you’ll occupy in the home you share. You can start with these top essentials for each happy place!

Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Kitchen, Kuhl-Linscomb
Photos: Kuhl-Linscomb, Bering’s

KITCHEN

For many couples, this space is the focus of the gift registry— and with good reason…actually lots of reasons. First off, the kitchen is where couples, and often their friends, family and guests, spend a whole bunch of time, especially in those first months and years of entertaining as a married couple. Sure, there’s the dining room and living room, but when there’s a party, and there’s cooking going on, everyone tends to gather in the kitchen. So it’s nice to have a well-stocked, good-looking one. Plus, there are just so many kitchen items to choose from, whether you’re a gourmet chef, an avid baker, or an “I-can-barely-boil-an-egg” amateur with a willingness to learn.

Cookware

  • High-quality pots and pans
  • Dutch oven
  • Fine kitchen knives

Baking

  • Stand mixer
  • Baking pans
  • Measuring tools
  • Pastry mat

Small Appliances

  • Food processor
  • Blender
  • Toaster oven
  • Slow-cooker
  • Coffee- or espresso- maker
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Bedroom, Bathroom, Kuhl-Linscomb
Photos: Flou, Mike and Ally, Peacock Ally available at Kuhl-Linscomb

BEDROOM/BATHROOM

The most intimate spaces in the newlywed home often are the most overlooked on to-be-wed registries. Don’t stumble into this common registry pitfall! While you may need to replace textile items more frequently than, say, cast-iron cookware or fine bone china, you can still register for your bedroom and bathroom with an eye toward luxury and durability. Instead of gadgets and trendy pieces, focus your registry scanner on high-quality bedroom and bathroom staples (with, perhaps, a techie treat just for fun!), and make private time— each individually, or together—your favorite time of the day.

Bedroom

  • High-quality sheet set
  • Designer duvet cover
  • Down comforter
  • Luxury pillows
  • Decorative frames
  • Matching end tables or ottoman
  • Wall art

Bathroom

  • Plush cotton towels
  • Fluffy bath mat
  • Soap or lotion dispenser
  • Scale
  • Bluetooth shower speaker
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Lawn, Garden
Photos: Bering’s

LAWN & GARDEN

Whether you’ve got acres of land, a small but well-tended garden, or simply a sweet town home patio, you’re likely to spend Houston’s fine-weather months (brief as they may be) enjoying the fresh air, and entertaining friends outdoors. Don’t forget to make al-fresco elements a part of your registry list! Get your guy on board, and turn your attention to grilling, chilling and savoring the sunshine, with gifts designed for outdoor fun.

Outdoor Entertaining

  • Tiki torches
  • Outdoor seating
  • Decorative pillows
  • Pool or hot tub towels
  • Hammock
  • Fire pit
  • Pet toys
  • Lawn games
  • Big Green Egg grill
  • Yeti cooler
  • Smoker
  • Grill tools / apron
  • Gardening tools
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Leaf blower
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Kitchen, Dining Room
Photos: Bering’s, Lexon Mini Speaker available at Kuhl-Linscomb

LIVING/DINING ROOM

Whether they’re connected in an open-floor-plan layout, or separate from one another, these two spaces generally constitute the heart of your home—the place where you relax, unwind, receive guests, entertain, eat, drink and celebrate. How you design and furnish your home’s living and dining spaces will depend on your taste and style preferences: Do you want to sink back and put your feet up without worrying about delicate doo-dads? Do you love the look of a formal dinner table, laid out with perfect place settings and flickering tapers all aglow? Do you crave a cool lounge space where people can flow from table to sofa to bar, nibbling and sipping while the hum of conversation never stops? Think about the atmosphere you want to create, then dress it up with these living and dining-room essentials, which make down-time a good time, no matter your personal style.

Living Room

  • Wireless speaker
  • Digital streaming system
  • Throw blankets
  • Vases, decor or art

Dining Room

  • Set of dishes
  • Set of flatware
  • Set of glassware
  • Table linens

Bar

  • Barware (highball glasses, martini
  • glasses & Champagne flutes)
  • Shaker
  • Ice bucket and tongs
  • Corkscrew
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WIH Answers: “Who Are The Best Florists Near Me?”

If, like many brides-to-be, you’re asking yourself, “Who are the best florists near me?” we’ve got your answers! Whether you’re dreaming of big, lavish wedding reception centerpieces, a fabulous floral arch for your ceremony, or a pretty hand-tied bridal bouquet, florals can make a huge difference in the look and of your Houston wedding venue. If you’re looking for expert floral designs, check out these amazing designs from top Houston wedding florists. Then click through to your faves, and…let the planning begin!

Todd Events

Photo: J. Cogliandro Photography | Flowers: Todd Events

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12 Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair

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After your attire, your hair and makeup are vital to completing your wedding look. When you’re a bit short on lenght (no pun intended), it can be difficult to find ways to style your hair, espeically for your big day. However, know you have plenty of options for wedding hairstyles. If you don’t want to rely on hair extensions and would prefer to rock your naturally short locks, here are a few styles to get you started on pulling your wedding look together. Once you’ve found the look, make an appointment with our top stylists to bring it to life.

Bob Cut

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