Eight Wedding Don’ts: Tips for Stress-Free Planning

Eight wedding planning tips to help relieve stress when planning your wedding.
Photo: Mackenzie Reiter Photography | Venue: Corinthian Houston | Cake: Susie’s Cakes | Registry: Bering’s

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By: Denise Schipani

You do want to have a fabulous wedding. You do want to be smart and thrifty as well as a stylish and generous host. What don’t you want to do? A couple of biggies: You don’t want to go into debt. You don’t want to lose sight of the fact that you’re getting married first and throwing a party second. Here are eight helpful wedding planning tips to help ensure a winning wedding. 

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A City-Chic Ballroom Wedding at the Magnolia Hotel Houston

The bride and groom share a kiss outside of their wedding reception venue, the Magnolia Hotel Houston.
Photo: Erika Geier Photography | Venue: Magnolia Hotel Houston | Wedding Gown: Bella Âme Bridal

Samantha and Nathan first felt sparks fly on their university campus, feeling an instant connection at first sight. Baseball brought Nathan to ask his teammates about Samantha, sending him in the right direction. And the rest was history!

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A Black & White Old Hollywood Wedding Editorial by Beyond Bloems

The model poses next to the reception tables at the old Hollywood inspired wedding editorial at Hyatt Regency Baytown Houston.
Photo: Nicole Johanna Photography | Venue: Hyatt Regency Baytown – Houston | Planning, Design, Florals + Stationery: Beyond Bloems | Bridal Makeup + Hair: Aura Rosa Artistry | Bridal Gown + Shoes: Belle Âme Bridal | Cake: For Heaven’s Cake | Event Lighting: Bright Star Productions | Wedding Transportation: City Classic Cars

Baytown’s newest waterfront wedding venue, Hyatt Regency Baytown – Houston, was an exquisite backdrop for this old Hollywood-inspired wedding editorial planned and designed by Beyond Bloems.

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This Classic Bride Wore A Pronovias Gown For Her Historic Ballroom Wedding in Downtown Houston

A bride and groom holding hands and the groom holding a bouquet in his other hand, standing on the terrace of the historic Crystal Ballroom at the Rice.
Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Venue: Crystal Ballroom at the Rice | Bridal Gown: Belle Ame Bridal | Cake: Cakes by Gina

Sebastian and Christa had only been dating for a month before Hurricane Harvey struck Houston in 2017. After deciding to ride out the storm together, they realized they had something truly special.

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Light & Airy Wedding Editorial at The Laura Hotel By Amy Maddox Photography

The bride and groom holding hands on the grand staircase of The Laura Hotel.
Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Venue: The Laura Hotel, Autograph Collection | | Bridal Hair + Makeup: Polished Makeup & Hair | Gown: Belle Ame Bridal | Groom’s Attire: b.Kreps&Co. | Jewelry: Tenenbaum Jewelers | Stationery & Tabletop: Bering’s | Cake: For Heaven’s Cake | Desserts + Cake: Not Your Ordinary Cakes | Event Decor: Coco Cabana | Live Painter: Rendered Moments | Table + Chairs: Houston Tents & Events

Amy Maddox Photography captured the magic of this dreamy wedding editorial at The Laura Hotel, a luxury downtown hotel featuring minimalist aesthetics and stunning city views. A soft, pastel color scheme paired perfectly with elegant stationery from Bering’s.

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