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Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Photographer

By Nancy Mattia After you've whittled down the list of potential wedding photographers, it's time to meet each of the finalists. The "winner" should be skilled and personable-maybe not your new bestie but definitely someone you'd feel comfortable being with for your entire wedding day. Ask a lot of questions, including these essentials: Is my wedding date available? Obviously, if the photographer's already booked and you don't want to change the date, move on. Keep in mind that if your I dos…

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How to Shop for the Dress Of Your Dreams

By Melissa Henderson There's a saying about everything being bigger in Texas, but whether that applies to your bridal attire is a matter of personal style. Throw away the idea that wedding dresses have to be big, puffy and white with a sparkly veil and embrace the freedom of the modern bride. Anything goes, with high fashion couture and ready-to-wear clothing joining forces to create dresses that can be worn anywhere a girl's heart desires. But with so many options, how can you be sure to find…

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Houston Hospitality Bags Make for a Warm Welcome

By Brooke Showell Whether friends and family are coming from around the world or across town, a locally-themed welcome bag will have your guests excited to kick off a wedding weekend, Houston-style. "Not only does it allow the guests a chance to sample some of Texas's finest specialties, but it also displays the Texas welcoming hospitality that we're known for," says Samantha Darr of Soiréebliss! Events. A well-appointed welcome bag should include an itinerary of your weekend events; local…

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Bridal Beauty Countdown: Getting Ready for Gorgeous

By Brooke Showell Let the beauty countdown begin! Whether you've got 30 days, a week or just 24 hours before the wedding, get glowing hair, skin and makeup with these secrets from Houston's top beauty pros. A Month Ahead Skin care Yes, your to-do list is growing by the minute, but try to relax - it'll show on your face. "Don't fall victim to stress for it does not create pretty skin!" says Karena Zolner, spa director of Fiori Spa in Houston. Take a break from seating charts, and make time for…

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