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With all of the events I've had the pleasure of being a part of for over a decade...I have so many experiences to share with you! While here, you may find inspiration for your wedding day, corporate function or the things I like to get into when I'm not planning like a BOSS!

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Look Ma! We made it through 2020!! And I think more than any other time in my lifetime, that is a BIG DEAL. I made it, my dear immediate family made it, my wedding couples made it! There is MUCH to celebrate!! Especially, if you Postponed the Date or Saved the Date for a 2021 […]

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Last week we talked about factors to consider when choosing a wedding planner. Today, we’re continuing the conversation by addressing the number one question planners get asked in HTX, how much is a wedding planner in Houston, TX? Asking about price isn’t a bad thing, but you have to understand that when you approach a […]

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Today I’m here to set the record straight. It’s time to understand how much do weddings cost before you start creating a wedding budget. All weddings are not created equal…and neither are the budgets that fund said weddings. You can also check out this calculator from The Knot to get you started. Let’s breakdown the […]

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And here are 3 reasons why. You need a wedding planner. And not in a shameless plug for my event planning business kind of way. Weddings are expensive, they bring about a lot of emotion and it’s really important to understand the logistics and associated fees with pulling it off right. A wedding planner can […]

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I’ve been a Houston Wedding Planner for over 7yrs and time sure is flying by. I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately. And also a lot of home remodeling, artwork, cooking from scratch, playing outside with kids and working out with my new bestie, the Peloton. And I realized as I help one of […]

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2020 completely rocked the boat in every way imaginable. And it is going to take years for the dust to settle and for everyone to understand the true impact of the past 10+months of Pandemic-stricken, socially distanced living we’re all still experiencing. Wedding Planning won’t be the same after the Pandemic. In fact, I don’t […]

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Happy New Year Boss Bride! If you’re planning to get married in Houston, you’ll need a wedding planner. We’re kicking this month off with tips to get your 2021 Wedding Planning off to a great start. Today let’s talk about how to choose the best Wedding Planner in Houston for you. Things you should consider […]

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It’s about that time ya’ll….we are saying goodbye to this Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year! And the sad part is, some of the pain and anxiety and frustration of 2020 IS going to bleed over into 2021. The more honest conversation we can have about THAT, the better we’ll be able to set our […]

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Bride and groom stand in front of The Houston Club wedding reception area

The Houston Club : Private club venue overlooking the city If you are looking for beautiful views, gorgeous facilities and a secluded ambiance, then The Houston Club is for you. In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve been throughout downtown Houston and surrounding areas. Today we’re taking a trip to the theater district of downtown Houston […]

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Exterior view of Magnolia Hotel in Houston with flags flying above the marquee sign

Magnolia Hotel : Downtown Houston wedding and banquet venue We’ve been visiting venues in Downtown Houston on our SwaLaRue Venue Tour. Some of our favorites include the historic Julia Ideson Library, the landmark Crystal Ballroom, and The Parador, located South of Downtown. Today we’re heading to Magnolia Hotel, located at 1100 Texas Avenue. Its close […]

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House of Blues Houston set up for a meeting with chairs facing stage

House of Blues Houston: Live music and private event venue with Southern flair House of Blues may be best known for its concert halls and restaurants, but did you know that you can host your wedding or private party at the iconic venue? In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve seen several public attractions that double […]

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View from above Whitehall Houston spiral staircase looking down at a bride.

The Whitehall : Timeless, romantic hotel wedding venue The Whitehall in Houston is a sophisticated landmark and popular destination for weddings and events. Offering award-winning cuisine and Texas style, The Whitehall has 291 on-site guestrooms, a pool and a fitness center, making it an ideal venue for guests to turn your wedding celebration into a […]

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Signature Manor : Award-winning Wedding and Reception Venue In the SwaLaRue Venue Tours, we’ve been visiting so many spaces including Addison Woods, Sandlewood Manor, and Safari Texas Ranch. Today we’re on our way to Signature Manor, situated on four acres of land in Houston. Here are some items to highlight when planning for your event: […]

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