Planning Tips & Ideas
Congratulations on your engagement! Now the fun begins. Planning a wedding doesn’t have to be stressful. This is one of the most memorable times in your life, so relax and soak it all in. Here’s some of our top planning tips and ideas for weddings in The Woodlands.
Take advantage of free Visit The Woodlands wedding services
That’s right, we said free! The first thing you should do after the proposal—well, after you show off the ring to your friends and family—is give us a call. The Visit The Woodlands team will help you secure discounted hotel room blocks at properties close to your venue and connect you with the best vendors around. We’ll also help you find the absolute perfect venue to be the backdrop for your special day. Custom welcome bags for your guests are always a nice touch and qualifying weddings can receive assistance with creating these mementos.
Start with the guest list
This can be one of the biggest challenges—deciding as a couple where to draw the line, and where to cut the guest list. Are you a “the more the merrier” or a “small and intimate” kind of gal? There’s no right or wrong answer, but once you’ve determined how many people you’ll invite you can set a budget and look for wedding venues in The Woodlands.
Gather your girls and shop for that dress
Shopping for a wedding dress is an experience you’ll never forget. You’ll want second—and third—and fourth—opinions so get all your best gals together and plan an exciting weekend to shop for the dress. You’ll want to make appointments at each dress shop in advance and give yourself time to travel between appointments and stop for meals. Kick the day off with brunch before your first try-ons at favorite places to shop for wedding dresses in The Woodlands like Brickhouse Bridal. Wind down with a spa treatment or work on your tan by the pool then dance the night away at a concert in The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Get to know your photographer with an engagement session
Engagement sessions are a great opportunity to see how your photographer works and discuss important details for your wedding day. And photographers in The Woodlands are also good sources for finding your other vendors—they know how others work. There are several gorgeous locations throughout The Township that make great backgrounds for photo shoots like Rob Fleming Park, The George Mitchell Nature Preserve, Northshore Park, and the swan boats at Riva Row Boat House. Some brides use engagement photos in their save the dates.
Treat your groomsmen to a shave and spa day
Men also like to look and feel their best and there are many barbershops in The Woodlands that will pamper them to the nines. Send them to The Boardroom Salon for Men or A Shaving Grace Barbershop for clean shaves and great vibes. After their shave, they can enjoy fine bourbons at BLEND cigar lounge or try local craft brews at Local Pour.