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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Reagan Bregman Debuts Stunning New Jewelry Collection at Shaftel Diamonds

Reagan Bregman wearing her new jewelry collection.
Photo: Mauricio Hernandez | Collection: With Love, by Reagan Bregman | Jeweler: Shaftel Diamonds

Houston socialite Reagan Bregman, wife of Astros superstar third baseman Alex Bregman, launched her new jewelry collection, With Love by Reagan Bregman, at Shaftel Diamonds Friday, October 27th, 2023.

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Elegant Pink Wedding Inspiration at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

Photo: Rissa Reels | Venue: Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria | Jewelry: Shaftel Diamonds | Bridal Gown: Luxe Redux Bridal | Bridal Makeup + Hair: Makeup by Vicki | Cake: Susie’s Cakes | Florals + Design: Beyond Bloems | Linen Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals | Wedding Transportation: City Classic Cars

For all the pink-loving brides-to-be, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate wedding inspiration! Talented photographer Rissa Reels captured the essence of romance at the elegant Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria. This gorgeous locale in Uptown provided an idyllic setting to bring a glamorous pink-styled shoot to life.

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6 Engagement Rings From Top Houston Jewelers

Spotlight WiH Jewelers: I W Marks Jewelers | Zadok JewelersShaftel Diamonds | Tenenbaum Jewelers | Clean Origin

Now that you’ve found your perfect match, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect ring to seal the deal. Thankfully, you don’t have to look far to find the most exquisite and stunning engagement rings that Houston’s top jewelers have to offer.

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An Elegant Wedding in the San Antonio Hill Country

The bride and groom smiling as the bride holds a bouquet of white roses and orchids at their wedding in the San Antonio hill country.
Photo: Morgan Brooks Photography | Jewelry: Shaftel Diamonds

Kristina and Clayton’s love story started at a Sky High for Kids event, where Kristina was the event lead, and Clayton volunteered. Although they didn’t interact much, fate brought them together a few months later when Kristina decided to try a dating app. It only took 24 hours for the couple to match, and they went on a date soon after. The bride says, “He was my very first and last Bumble date. The rest, as they say, is history.”

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