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Three ways to De-Stress the Morning of Your Wedding

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Three ways to De-Stress the Morning of Your Wedding

Your ceremony isn't until 5, yes, hair and makeup can take five hours with all your girls, your mom, his mom, etc. But what about before that? You and I both know you're not getting much sleep, (although I do recommend it!), so let's be proactive and talk about some ideas of how to fill the morning hours on the day of your wedding!

Yoga

Three Ways to De-stress the Morning of your Wedding | Bridal Party Ideas | Wedding Planning in Houston

Morning, yoga; a little ohm, stretching and very slow sequences to get you centered and calm- sounds like a dream right? There are Yoga Instructors that will come to you! Have them meet at your hotel suite, or possibly in your backyard the morning of your wedding. Invite your girls, get some blankets and yoga mats and RELAX!

Spa Day

Three Ways to De-stress the Morning of your Wedding | Bridal Party Ideas | Wedding Planning in Houston

Kind of typical, but for a good reason! I don't recommend any sort of facial, waxing, tanning etc. but perhaps some time in the steam room, a little foot massage- it'll do wonders! Plus, you can walk around in a robe and slippers and sip on Cucumber water. I'd like to do that every day if I could! 

Breakfast Outdoors

Lux and Concord in Chicago

Lux and Concord in Chicago

If you're like me, you want to be outside as much as often, weather permitting of course. So, invite your girls or your mom and sisters to have breakfast on the patio. If it's too hot (I mean, we ARE in Houston) pick a restaurant with a lot of natural light. That Vitamin D works wonders on elevating your mood! Indulge in an egg white omelet, fresh fruit and a mimosa (or two).

What ever you decide, allow yourself to feel pampered and not rushed. This day is a special one, so take a deep breath and take it all in!

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Featured on Brides.com- Minimalist Wedding Ideas

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Featured on Brides.com- Minimalist Wedding Ideas

Check out the full feature here!

Our tip on designing a minimalist wedding:

Pick a venue that is interesting as is
In other words, it doesn’t need much dressing up to be wow-worthy. A minimalist venue could be a renovated historic building with exposed brick, large windows and stained concrete floors or an outdoor space perfectly surrounded and shaded with large trees and strung lights, describes Samantha Gieseke, owner of Plan Our Day Houston. “Choosing wooden tables that don’t require linens and centerpieces that allow for open or negative space would blend perfectly with the scenery, allowing the beauty of the building or space to shine.”

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Wedding Favor Ideas

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Wedding Favor Ideas

100 Unique Wedding Favors | Weddings in Houston | Wedding Paper Divas

Fall is here ya'll! For me, this means a busy wedding season, wrapping up final details, and finally being able to wear boots. Realistically, the warm, fuzzy sweaters are not coming out until January!

Anyhow, no matter where you are in the planning process, here are some ideas from Wedding Paper Divas on choosing and designing your wedding favors! This is such a fabulous resource, so bookmark this and come back to it when you're ready!

Follow this link here: 100 Unique Wedding Favors

100 Unique Wedding Favors | Wedding Planning Ideas in Houston | Wedding Paper Divas

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DIY: Bridesmaids Gifts

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DIY: Bridesmaids Gifts

 
DIY Bridesmaid Gifts for the Non-Diyer | Houston Wedding Planners | Wedding Ideas and Inspiration for DIY Brides
 

In my previous post, I listed four different DIY projects for the non-DIYer. Which is me, and maybe you too. These were practical and relatively easy DIY projects that any one could do in one afternoon. Hello, who has more time than that these days? Plus, with the great resource like Etsy, everything you need is a few clicks away. 

So, one project, which I found quite fun was creating this bridesmaid gift. You can make this into a "Will you be my Bridesmaid?" gift, or a "Thank you for sticking with me through these nine+ months of planning and stress, #Iloveyou" gift. Or heck, maybe make two!

 
DIY Bridesmaid Gifts for the Non-Diyer | Houston Wedding Planners | Wedding Ideas and Inspiration for DIY Brides
 

Let's start with the container, I wanted it to be on the smaller size and found this little guy at Michael's for half off. (They're like Hobby Lobby, with sales every other week). They were also having a great deal on photo boxes which would also work well!

Now the content... what do women like? Oh! Sweet things, pretty things and practical things! Here are the details:

DIY Bridesmaid Gifts for the Non-Diyer | Houston Wedding Planners | Wedding Ideas and Inspiration for DIY Brides
DIY Bridesmaid Gifts for the Non-Diyer | Houston Wedding Planners | Wedding Ideas and Inspiration for DIY Brides

Cheers Cheers! Muslin Bag (for your Hangover kit)- Michael's $ section

Nail File- Michael's $ section

Twine- Michael's

Hair Ties- Michael's (see a trend here?)

Elderflower Lemonade- Kroger's

Hangover Kit supplies- Kroger's

Macarons- Tout Suite

Straws- My kitchen cabinet or Here

Card- Target's $ section

Note: Many of these items can not be ordered online- you gotta visit the store!

DIY Bridesmaid Gifts for the Non-Diyer | Houston Wedding Planners | Wedding Ideas and Inspiration for DIY Brides
DIY Bridesmaid Gifts for the Non-Diyer | Houston Wedding Planners | Wedding Ideas and Inspiration for DIY Brides

Did I ever mention I am a super thrifty shopper too? I managed to get this gift and all of it's beautifully, hand curated goodies for less than $20.00. A-W-E-S-O-M-E. So hit up your local Target and Michael's Dollar section now!

Photos courtesy of Smith House Photo- because they rock!!

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Four Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

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Four Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

Every happy couple wants their weddings to be remembered forever by their family, friends and, of course, themselves, so we've compiled four ways to add some creativity to your wedding- either in the ceremony, reception or during both! 

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