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

6 Hot Travel Gifts For Your Wedding Registry

If you and your beau have a love for adventure or are planning the honeymoon of a lifetime, consider adding some essential travel gifts to your wedding gift registry. From handy instant cameras to airplane-friendly cocktail kits to luxe goodies for comfort and sleep, travel gifts are on trend! Here are 6 of our favorite wedding registry gifts for the well-equipped traveler.

FujiFilm Instax Mini 90

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Photo: Amazon

Capture your travels and relive your favorite moments with a camera that instantly prints your cherished images. This camera offers traditional analog functions, which can bring an intimate feel to your photos, plus new functions and features like macro mode. Click here to read the rest of this post »

At Home Spa Registry Gifts

There’s nothing like taking time out for relaxation and decompression, especially after the stress of a wedding and the planning that goes into it. A few items you’ll want to be sure to include in your bridal gift registry are essentials for at-home spa treatments and a luxurious spa environment in your newlywed nest…every single day. And don’t forget: spa registry gifts aren’t just for brides! Spa items make great bridesmaids’ gifts and groom’s gifts, too. After all, everyone loves to be indulged! Check out our editor’s picks for 5 spa registry gifts that’ll make you say…ahhhh.

1.Essentials Coconut Milk Mango Diffuser

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Photo: Macy’s

Aromatherapy can help ease your stress, almost immediately. Add a luxury scent diffuser or designer scented candle collection to your wedding gift registry, and enjoy the therapeutic effect daily, in your newlywed home. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Shop Your Registry By Room

Glenwood Weber Hughes Manor Styled Wedding Shoot
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!

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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
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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