You’ve got the venue, license, and officiant locked down, now what on earth are you going to wear to your elopement? Before you desperately order something off ASOS, hoping your package doesn’t get lost in the mail, take a deep breath. We’ve culled a list where you can pull together a wedding look on the fly here in the Bayou City.
The Dress: BHLDN
Sure, you could spend hours flipping through resale shop racks, or you could explore the “Last-Minute Bride” and “City Hall Wedding” options at BHLDN, Anthropologie’s sister brand. This $168 midi silk dress, which is offered in up to a size 26, will give you a modern silhouette with a romantic cowl neckline. Order online or book an appointment at the Highland Village location.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon–Sat, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun. Highland Village Center, 4056 Westheimer Rd. bhldn.com
The Shoes: David’s Bridal
While we wouldn’t fault you for rocking sneakers to your ceremony—we love Keds’s wedding shoe collab with Kate Spade—these crystal-encrusted, low-heel blush sandals from David’s Bridal’s latest collection are casual enough for a low-key affair, with just enough pizzazz to make you sparkle. Plus, the block heel will keep you steady on your feet—get them for $69.95.
10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sun, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sat. 4520 San Felipe St. davidsbridal.com
The Veil: Marry Go Round Bridal
Stop by Marry Go Round Bridal in Midtown for a selection of gently-used or near-perfect veils that are no more than two years old—at least you won’t have to worry about finding one of those gaudy ‘80s veils. And if you haven’t found your ideal dress yet, this consignment shop has more than 600 gowns in sizes 0—26. Veils average at about $189.
Noon to 7 p.m. Wed–Thurs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri–Sun, closed Mon–Tues. 807 W Gray St. marrygoroundbridal.com
The Hair: The Bridal Suite
It’s your wedding day—no need to spend hours in front of your bathroom mirror trying to curl that one strand that keeps falling loose. Walk into The Bridal Suite at any time Wednesday through Saturday, and a friendly stylist will bring your hair to life for your special day.
By appointment Sun–Tues, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wed–Fri, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. Styles start at $60. 528 Waugh Dr. thebridalsuitetx.com
The Makeup: Blo Blow Dry Bar
Does the thought of contouring your face intimidate you? Don’t have a Kylie Jenner lip kit in your makeup arsenal? That’s all right, head to the Blo Blow Dry Bar, which has five locations across Greater Houston. The $60 kiss-proof “Wedding Belle” look will give you a soft, romantic look in just 45 minutes.
Various locations. blomedry.com
The Bouquet: Picked Flower Co.
Just because you’re having a non-traditional wedding doesn’t mean you can’t have some classic touches during your ceremony or carry a fresh bouquet of flowers. Order your $165 bridal bouquet online from Picked Flower Co. and have them delivered or pick them up from the Heights shop. Choose what colors are right for your nuptials, but we think the “blush” creates a sweet and simple look.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon–Fri, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat, closed Sun. 1120 W 15 1/2 St. pickedflowerco.com
The Tailor: Memorial Tailors
Is your old suit fitting a bit tighter than normal post-quarantine? Or, as you pull it out of the back of your closet, are you cringing at that kicked-out hem? Even if you’re not blessed with a mom or grandma who know how to alter your clothes, the folks at Memorial Tailors can help you in a pinch, including same-day alterations. Prices vary.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon–Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 9774 Katy Fwy, Ste 350. memorialtailors.com