Bering’s Q&A: Iconic Houston Retailer Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Photo: Traci Ling
Bering’s, our favorite stop for all things gifts turns 80! For generations, Bering’s, the iconic Houston retailer has served the city with a unique array of fine registry gifts, elegant tableware, stunning invitations and stationery, apart from hardware, specialty cleaning products, and pretty much everything you could want for your home.
To commemorate their 80th-anniversary milestone, we sat down with Mary Margaret Pizzitola, Bering’s marketing associate, for an exclusive Q&A. Read on to find out why Bering’s is known as an iconic Houston store, what makes their registry experience so unique, and what the future trends are for wedding registry gifts and wedding invitations!

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Shop Your Wedding Registry By Room: Living Room & Dining Room

Tabletop: Bering’s | Linens & Table Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Photo: Jessica Frey Photography
Whether they’re connected in an open-floor-plan layout, or separate from one another, the living room and dining room generally constitute the heart of your home—the place where you relax, unwind, receive guests, entertain, eat, drink and celebrate. How you design, furnish and choose your wedding registry gifts for 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 wedding registry gift essentials, which make down-time a good time, no matter your personal style!

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Bering’s Bubbles & Bites Event + GIVEAWAY

Registry Items: Bering’s | Photo: Traci Ling
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…

Tabletop: Bering’s | Flowers: The Events Co. | Location: The Post Oak Hotel | Photo: Larry Fagala
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!

Michael Aram “Botanical Leaf Wine Rest” Available At: Bering’s

Astros’ Ryan Pressly Wedding Registry Party At Bering’s

Astros Ryan Pressly Wedding Registry Bering's Party
Ryan Pressly & Kat Rogers at Bering’s | Photo: Traci Ling

Celebrities: They’re just like us! Take, for example, Astros star reliever Ryan Pressly, who, along with fiancée Kat Rogers—herself a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader—had to make tough decisions about where to turn for their wedding invitations and gift registry. Their choice? Iconic Houston retailer Bering’s! Not only did the couple design their wedding invitation suite through Bering’s stationery department, but they turned registering for their wedding gifts into a full-on event, complete with bubbles, bites and fabulous photos by Traci Ling of their registry adventure, featured in this post. Also featured here: A sneak peek at the couple’s full Bering’s gift registry, plus our super-fun chat with bride Kat, who reveals how she and MLB-record-holder Ryan met, how they picked Bering’s for their invites and gifts, and what gifts she’s most excited about using as a newlywed, after the couple ties the knot this New Year’s Eve in Houston! Click here to read the rest of this post »