Spring 2012 Wedding Guide

15 things to consider before you get married

the events bazaar!

Countdown to the big day is tighter than your two-sizes-too-small wedding gown. Whittle the list with these easy decisions.

Weigh Your Options
Consider The Events Bazaar your personal wedding trainer with its sweeping 12,000-square-foot event and bridal boutique of vendors including bakers, caterers, DJs, florists, photogs, and even henna artists.

Check off invites — as well as save-the-dates, menus, place cards, table numbers, and programs — with HBDesigns’s handmade paper goods backed with modern textiles. Or hit Nest this weekend (Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) for a trunk show of letterpress stationery by Bell’Invito, which also crafts custom invitations in its Design District digs. For a makeup artist, brush up on freelance beauty guru Lindsay Hartley.

jennifer behr!Body Conscious
Tap local designer (and L.A. Fashion Week participant) Ashlee Brooks to make a custom wedding gown. Warren Barrón Bridal boutique is now the only Dallas-Fort Worth store carrying Jennifer Behr’s crystal and floral head pieces. Visit the shop May 14-26 for a Monvieve trunk show of high-fashion veils from France.

For affordable accessories, look no further than Sense and Shenanigans’s felt and fabric headbands ($9-$20) made with vintage buttons, rosettes, and feathers; the Dallas-based label’s coordinating brooches ($8-$10) make for fun boutonnieres or accents for mom.

For Groom Measure
Drive off into the sunset in Platinum Motorcars’s new 2012 Bentley Flying Spur Speed in white satin ($375 per hour). Pamper your prince prewedding with a facial-microdermabrasion-body wash treatment at Facelogic Spa (mention DailyCandy and score the $155 service for $79).

Swap the standard groom’s cake for Cakes by Mel’s booze-filled cupcakes in manly flavors such as screwdriver and rum and Coke. Give Park Cities Dance a buzz to create a bespoke wedding dance, from a Broadway-inspired number to a classic waltz.

cover clothing!Set Sail
Gear up for the honeymoon with Cover Clothing, a local company that uses nylon and spandex with UPF 50-plus for its swim cover-ups and activewear (a portion of sales benefit the American Cancer Society’s Choose You program).

Kick back in the sand somewhere in flip-flops from new label Hari Mari. And don’t forget a feel-good beach read like Running of the Bride, which follows a penny-pinching girl’s humorous wedding planning trials.

Now you can breathe easy.

Fox-trot through a host of other wedding tips here.

Photos: Courtesy of The Events Bazaar; Courtesy of Warren Barrón Bridal; Courtesy of Cover Clothing