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Wedding Dress Shopping: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

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Picking out your wedding dress is a naturally fun part of your wedding planning experience. But finding the right dress takes time – and that means planning a wedding dress shopping day!

From searching for the perfect dress, to knowing what bridal shops to visit, to easy tips you may not know, you’ll need to know how to plan your wedding dress shopping in advance.

Here’s how to get from dreaming to saying yes to the dress no matter your style or budget.

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Double Knot Pictures: Elevated Images with Texas Heart

Bring an element of professional filmmaking and photojournalism to your wedding with Double Knot Pictures.

The wedding videography and photography team at Double Knot Pictures focuses on a candid and genuine style. They capture behind the scenes wedding media from images to video that expresses your wedding day as it really happens.

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Buying Your New Home Together

If one early step in a relationship can top wedding planning in overall potential stress, it’s buying a home together. Whether it’s your first home or forever home, you’ll want to cross that threshold with a thriving relationship, not added strain. And we’ve got the advice to help with that.

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Planning a Destination Wedding

A destination wedding can be a good idea for couples who come from two different cities, or whose loved ones are spread throughout the country. If the majority of guests already have to travel, why not head to a beautiful and memorable location?

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Ilario’s Italian Cuisine & Catering: Affordable and Delicious Wedding Catering

Starting out as a popular Kyle, TX pizza point in 2011, Ilario’s Italian Cuisine & Catering has grown to become a full-service Italian restaurant and catering company. Owner Andrew Venezie embraces his Italian heritage through simple dishes with amazing flavors. 

Serving classic Italian dishes that will please a crowd, Ilario’s Italian Cuisine & Catering works with couples all over the Austin area to create a memorable and easy catering experience.

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Messina Inn Wedding Venue

Cherri Maley with Messina Inn wedding venue loves all things weddings, great food and travel. She is just the sort of enthusiastic person couples want to work with for their weddings!

We recently spoke with Cherri about Messina Inn, her favorite vacation and what truly makes the wedding workweek great.

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Best Engagement Shoot Locations in Austin

engagement photo at Hotel Van Zandt

Searching for the perfect photo shoot location for your engagement pictures? Look no further than our extensive guide. From classic Austin locations to special spots, we’ll help you find the best engagement shoot locations in Austin.

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Green Mesquite BBQ: An Austin Tradition for Your Wedding

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When you’re looking to treat your wedding guests to a true Austin, TX experience look no further than Green Mesquite Catering.

This Austin gem has been serving up premium BBQ since 1988. Read on to hear about their services, catering menu options and how they can be a great addition to your wedding.

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Popular First Dance Song Ideas for Your Wedding

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Choosing your first dance song is one of the best parts of planning your wedding reception. You may already have a go-to song that played on your first date, or has a special meaning to you. Perhaps you’ll want to dance to the same song your parent’s did, or a favorite song of a beloved relative.

But if you’re in need of some ideas for popular first dance songs, you’ve come to the right place. Our curated list features everything from country music to classics. So open up your Spotify and start listening! And for more ideas, consult with your wedding DJ.
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Stunning Austin Wedding Venue: The Hills Country Club

bride and groom standing in front of a waterfall at The Hills Country Club

If you’re looking for a classically beautiful wedding venue with lovely outdoor landscaping, put The Hills Country Club on your “must see” wedding venue list.

At The Hills Country Club, you get a convenient location with a temperature-controlled indoor reception space in addition to Hill Country views, outdoor ceremony locations and plenty of Texas charm.

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Eat This! Getting the Most from Your Wedding Food Tasting

What’s one key ingredient in a great wedding reception? Food, glorious food!

No one wants to serve (or eat!) a la Rubber Chicken at their wedding. You want food that has both style and substance. Something that can be unique and fun, but palatable for the masses.

It’s a tall order. And considering that catering will no doubt be one of the big ticket items in your wedding budget, it’s something you want to get right.

So let’s talk catering choices, challenges and how to get the most from your tasting!

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Lux Limo of Austin

Lux Limo of Austin is an established, reliable Austin limousine service specializing in providing couples with incredible service and a great experience!

We recently spoke with owner Andrea McAdams about what makes her Austin limousine company unique, wedding trends and wedding planning advice. Read on to find out more! 
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Photo Booths Rentals: Affordable Finds to Trendy Options!

Photo Booth rentals remain a popular wedding reception entertainment choice. You may be looking for a unique photo booth idea or an affordable photo booth option.

Either way, you’ll want to do research to know photo booth options are available in the San Antonio and Austin through which photo booth companies.

Thankfully, we’ve done the work for you! Check out all the information you need to know about wedding photo booth rentals near you.

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How To Choose Your Wedding Colors

Wedding Stationary and Flowers in Green, Mauve, Burgundy, Marigold & Pink

Once your wedding date is announced and planning begins in earnest, you’ll frequently get asked one question many times – What are your wedding colors? 

The question may be common, but can elicit stressful feelings. Your overall wedding design hinges on choosing the perfect color scheme. 

But don’t stress. We have your step-by-step guide on how to choose your wedding colors.

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The Austin Wedding Vendors You Didn’t Know You Needed…

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As soon as that ring slides on your finger, you’re thinking about the wedding day. The big ticket items such as a venue, caterer and decor will immediately come to mind. But what about the essential Austin wedding vendors you may NOT have thought of? We have a list summed up for you of important wedding professionals you may have missed…until you need them.

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Fredericksburg: A Texas Wedding Destination

Nothing says Texas like the Hill Country.

And nothing says Texas Hill Country like Fredericksburg!

For brides and couples looking for that perfect Texas Hill Country wedding, Fredericksburg is the ideal location. With a large variety of wedding venues, restaurants, and activities, there is something for everyone. And at every budget!

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: La Bonne Vie Ranch

Choosing the perfect wedding venue doesn’t have to be a struggle!

We recently spoke with Justine Thompson with La Bonne Vie Ranch on her best planning advice for couples, the story behind the wedding venue and what makes wedding days at La Bonne Vie Ranch special.

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Iconic Austin Wedding Venue: The Bob Bullock State History Museum

wedding reception in the grand lobby at Bullock State History Museum

For Austin couples looking for an ideal downtown wedding venue, be sure to put the Bob Bullock State History Museum on your site visit tour list.

This beautiful museum has several event spaces to choose from, with capacity for larger weddings of up to 350 guests.

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: BLOOMS by H-E-B

A beautiful wedding is filled with beautiful flowers. And one of our favorite wedding florists is BLOOMS by H-E-B!

We recently sat down with Margaret Garza, Business Coordinator at H-E-B BLOOMS to talk about their wedding services, planning advice, and what makes BLOOMS special.

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Best Wedding Cakes in Austin! Our Newest Picks

Selecting your wedding cake flavors and design is a fun part of planning your wedding. But with every wedding baker promising fresh ingredients and the latest designs, who do you choose?

Search out an Austin wedding baker that is well-established, has solid reviews, and whose designs connect with your style. Lucky, we’ve done the research for you!

So who has the best wedding cakes in Austin? We have our top picks for you!

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5 Question in 5 Minutes: Sugar Shaker Bakery

When you book Sugar Shaker Bakery for your wedding cake you also end up with the perfect baker for every birthday, anniversary and macaron craving!

Read on to learn more about Sugar Shaker’s favorite wedding trends, planning advice, and what makes them unique.

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Missed the Austin Bridal Extravaganza? Check out all the highlights here!

The ultimate jump-start on your wedding planning? The Bridal Extravaganza of course. Couples from all over Austin joined us for a day of fashion, sweet cake samples, savory catering, pumping DJ’s and so much more.

The Bridal Extravaganza is the largest Bridal Show in Austin and helps couples from all over the area in planning their wedding.

Missed the fun? Check out the recap here and plan to join us at the next show, January 8th!
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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Groove Line Productions

Selecting the right DJ is crucial to bringing the right life and energy into your wedding reception. And Groove Line Productions is the perfect choice to make this happen.

We recently spoke to them about their experience in the wedding industry, favorite wedding story and DJ Ptch Blaq’s favorite food dish!

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Austin Bridal Extravaganza: Know Before You Go!

The biggest bridal show in South Texas is officially nearly here – The Bridal Extravaganza!

The show kicks off Sunday, September 18th from 12PM – 5PM at the Palmer Event Center.

The Texas Wedding Guide is here to give you all the inside tips on how to prepare for your visit to the show and meet all the wedding show exhibitors. So download your wedding planning app, grab those sneakers, and get planning!

Don’t have your ticket yet? Join in on the fun and get your ticket today – use the code BLOG to snag your free ticket!

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Texas Old Town

If you’re looking for a great Texas Hill Country venue in an incredible setting, look no further than Texas Old Town.

We recently spoke with General Manager, Kara Nash to talk wedding trends, what makes Texas Old Town unique, and favorite travel spots!

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Weddings by H-E-B: You Won’t Believe What a Grocery Store Can Do for Your Wedding!

You know H-E-B is known for always knocking it out of the park with quality, service and high standards. But you may not know – they bring that same quality and affordability to weddings all over Texas!

Read on to find out all the many ways H-E-B can assist you with your wedding needs.

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Pavilions at Rockport Beach

smiling bride and groom at the beach

Destination weddings start with the ideal location – and your perfect beach wedding is at the Pavilions at Rockport Beach!

This week we sit down with Kerry Goodall from Pavilions at Rockport Beach to talk about how long they’ve been in business, what makes their location unique, and her favorite part of the job. Read on for more info!
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The Perfect Texas Hill Country Venue: Messina Inn

If you’re looking for a Texas Hill Country wedding venue that can host you and your guests for the ideal wedding weekend, Messina Inn just may be your perfect wedding venue.

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Hyde Park Strings

Nothing sets the stage better for your wedding ceremony and reception than a beautiful string ensemble.

We recently spoke with Carrie Miller, owner and cellist of Hyde Park Strings. We talked about why she started her business, what she loves about doing weddings and her favorite hilarious wedding story!

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Unique Ways to Save at the Austin Bridal Extravaganza!


The Bridal Extravaganza is coming September 18th at the Palmer Events Center!

There’s no other area wedding show that has more ways to save money on your wedding than the Bridal Extravaganza. We’ve listed all of our money-saving specials and tips on how to maximize your savings. Learn all the ways to save here – including how to get FREE TICKETS

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Premiere Events

From massive tents to incredible lounge furniture, Premiere Events does it all when it comes to rental items for your wedding.

We recently spoke with Delores Crum, the owner of Premiere Events about why she started her company, why it’s special and her favorite client story. 

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Jump Start Your Planning at the Austin Bridal Extravaganza Show!

Ready to get wedding planning? Head to the biggest and best bridal show in Austin – the Bridal Extravaganza! The show is the perfect place to meet wedding professionals, get inspiration and win big with Cash for Contracts, prizes and more. So join us September 18th from Noon – 5PM at the Palmer Events Center.

No tickets yet? Avoid the line and purchase in advance with our online ticket portal.

Keep reading for more information and our best tips!

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Hosting a Brunch Wedding: Ideas, Tips and Timeline

long table with flowers, linens and plates in outdoor wedding

Brunch – it’s not just for bridal showers anymore!

Brunch weddings make for an excellent alternative to busier Saturday night events. Hosting a brunch wedding is inherently festive, and can bring garden-party vibes to your wedding reception. Your brunch wedding reception can be elegant and sophisticated, or relaxed and cheerful.

Hosting a brunch wedding can be fun. But remember, it takes just as much effort and planning as a traditional wedding reception. Thankfully, we have plenty of brunch wedding ideas for you, tips on what to consider, and the essential wedding brunch timeline.

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock State History Museum wedding reception tables

Weddings at the Bullock Texas State History Museum are beautiful and timeless. In addition to a variety of event spaces that couples can use for their wedding,

This week, we sat down Rachel Miller, Head of Events for the Bullock Texas State History Museum. We learned a little more about weddings at the museum, talked event trends and her most important wedding planning tip.

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How To Choose Your Wedding Party: The Complete Guide

Your wedding party helps with the details, gives you support, and overall makes your wedding planning process just that much more enjoyable. The fun parties, the trips, the matching robes – you want it all. And you want it with the right people.

How to choose your wedding party isn’t rocket science. Still, you need to take your time and consider the overall dynamics.

So before you start planning your adorable bridesmaid invitation gifts…read on for information on all you need to consider.

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Ever After Studio

Choosing your wedding photographer is an important step in the wedding planning process. You want someone reliable, easy to work with, and passionate about weddings. Cue –  Ever After Studio, wedding photographer in the Austin and San Antonio area.

We recently sat down with owner Matt Kittrell and talked inspiration, planning advice and his favorite part of the job!

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Wedding Hashtag Generator: Complete Guide to a Creative & Unique Wedding Hashtag

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Need a creative wedding hashtag? We got you.

Wedding hashtags are a great way to keep track of special moments captured by your friends and family for your wedding. Plus, a wedding hashtag also generates interest and excitement prior to your wedding day.

Don’t be intimidated by creating a unique wedding hashtag. We have the advice you need on how to create one, and a wedding hashtag generator to make it easy.

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Bridal Shower Themes: The Ultimate Idea List!

There’s the bridal shower theme ideas you’ve heard of and been to. Then, there’s our bridal shower theme ideas! We put together a list of unique bridal shower ideas to get the inspiration going for your bridal shower.

Whether it’s coed or just for the girls, adding a theme makes a bridal shower all the more fun. Need help on creating your wedding registry? Check out our Wedding Registry Guide here.

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One Eleven East: Historic Urban Wedding Venue

Not every bride falls in love with her wedding venue so much that she decides to not just rent it – but buy it.

Fallon Allison had her wedding reception at One Eleven East in 2018. The modern, industrial space was perfect for her wedding style. After hosting her reception at this beautiful wedding venue, Fallon knew she not only wanted to be a bride, but a wedding venue owner. In June of 2021, she became the proud new owner of One Eleven East. Under her care and leadership, One Eleven East has grown into one of the premier venues in the North Austin area, supported by a passionate team that truly loves weddings and their venue.

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Best Time to Get Married in Texas? We Have the Answer

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Choosing a wedding date is often the first big wedding decision couples need to make. Once you’ve officially announced your engagement, it’s also the first question you’ll start getting from would be wedding guests.

If you’re wondering when the best time to get married in Texas is, you’re not alone. 

And in a planning process where each decision seems its own micro-relationship test, choosing a wedding date needs forethought and patience.

The good news? We have a few things to consider to make that decision just a little easier.

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The Texas Wedding Guide App: Wedding Planning Made Easy

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Planning an Austin wedding? Don’t miss downloading the only local Austin wedding planning app – the Texas Wedding Guide app!

This free and easy wedding planning tool has all the essentials you need. From finding local Austin wedding vendors to managing your guest list, the app is loaded with features and syncs flawlessly with your Wedding Portal.

We have the run down all the best features you can find on the app!

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Fast Five! Whiskey Crumbs

The sweetest detail to plan for your wedding is definitly the sweets! We spoke to wedding cookie baker Jessica Abrons with Whiskey Crumbs all about her specialized company, wedding trends an her daily inspiraton!

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Bridal Show Tips For Couples: 5 Post Wedding Show Tips

Recently attended the Bridal Extravaganza? Looking for bridal show tips for after the show?

Here are 5 things to do after visiting a bridal show to make the most of your visit!

You hit the wedding show floor with gusto, bridal posse in tow. Still, even if you did sign a contract with a wedding professional onsite, you likely still have some vendors to book. Above all, the post-show follow up can be overwhelming.  Don’t fret! We have 5 Bridal Show Tips for Couples on what to do after a wedding show visit.

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Fast Five! The Taylor Mansion

The perfect wedding starts with the perfect wedding venue.

We recently spoke to Robert and Lindsey Smith, owner of The Taylor Mansion on their wedding services, planning advice and what makes their Austin wedding venue unique.

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Texas: What to Know & How To Make it Work

outdoor wedding ceremony in Austin at the Avery Golf Club

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding ceremony in Texas, you have lots of wedding venues to choose from. From garden weddings to nearby locations, an outdoor wedding ceremonies in Texas can be beautiful and picturesque.

But with potential soaring temperatures, you also want to make sure your guests are comfortable. You want them to enjoy the ceremony and focus on the special moment – not the heat!

Luckily, we have all the info you need to plan a successful outdoor wedding ceremony from planning tips to what to know when planning an outdoor ceremony.

Here are 5 Outdoor Wedding Ceremony tips from the experts at Texas Weddings.

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Fast Five: CW Events

From COVID unit nurse to full time wedding planner, Camille Wolfe knows how to handle stress. And that is just one of many perks of working with her to plan your wedding! We recently spoke with Camille of CW Events about how she got her start, what services she provides and her best planning advice for couples!

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Fast Five! Thistlewood Manor & Gardens

Finding the right Austin wedding venue can take time doing research, making phone calls, compiling info, and going on on-site visits. And when you find a wedding venue that is not only beautiful but has everything you need from catering to linens all in one location – it’s like venue gold!

Enter Thistlewood Manor & Gardens. This beautiful Austin wedding venue may just be your ideal wedding location. We recently spoke with owner Ginny Louise on the many amenities and services they provide, planning tips, and what makes this wedding venue truly unique. 
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Austin Wedding Venue Tour: Historical Sights

indoor wedding ceremony at Austin wedding venue One Eleven East

If you’re a couple who love romantic vibes and historic ambiance, a historic Austin wedding venue may be the ideal location for your wedding. Roaming gardens, vintage furniture and throw back to elegance vibe all make these venues the perfect choice. 

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Fast Five! Neill-Cochran Museum

A beautiful wedding all starts with a beautiful wedding venue. The Neill-Cochran House Museum just may be the perfect historical Austin wedding venue for you. This wedding venue features a great location and a lovely setting, but also team members who are truly passionate about what they do.

We recently sat down with Karen Kincaid Brady, Programming Director for the museum. We talked about what makes the Neill-Cochran Musuem special, wedding advice and more.

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Austin Wedding Venue Tour – Hidden Gems

outdoor wedding ceremony at Diamond Barrel wedding venue

We’ve scoured the area to find wedding venues in Austin and surrounding areas that are the “hidden gems” of the city. Places that are nestled just inside just behind a long road or a grouping of oak trees that just may be waiting for you!

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