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Fast Five! Booths by Alex

Photo Booths have gone from wedding trend to wedding reception essential! And Alex Dickerson, owner of Booths by Alex, ensures every couples he works with gets a great experience.

We recently spoke with Alex and leanred more about his Austin photo booth company, his planning advice, and a little about his family.


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Easy Easter Themed Wedding Ideas

Thinking about Easter weddings? We are too!

Spring weddings might just be our favorite and that means garden parties, pastel pallets and of course – Easter! Whether you’re getting married the Saturday prior to Easter, or even within a few weeks of the holiday, an Easter wedding theme may just be the perfect way to honor the season.

Read on to hear about our Easter wedding ideas and easy tips to keep in mind when planning an Easter wedding.


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Easy Easter Themed Wedding Ideas

Thinking about Easter weddings? We are too!

Spring weddings might just be our favorite and that means garden parties, pastel pallets and of course – Easter! Whether you’re getting married the Saturday prior to Easter, or even within a few weeks of the holiday, an Easter wedding theme may just be the perfect way to honor the season.

Read on to hear about our Easter wedding ideas and easy tips to keep in mind when planning an Easter wedding.


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Trend Spotted! Alternative “Flower Girls”

It’s time to think outside the basket. And in this case, we mean the flower girl basket!

Since the first coordinated dance processional appeared on the wedding trend scene, couples have been looking for fun ways to make their ceremony unforgettable – and bring a smile to guest’s faces.

Our favorite new ceremony trend: Alternative Flower Girls! Read on to hear about this fun new trend.


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Trend Spotted! Alternative “Flower Girls”

It’s time to think outside the basket. And in this case, we mean the flower girl basket!

Since the first coordinated dance processional appeared on the wedding trend scene, couples have been looking for fun ways to make their ceremony unforgettable – and bring a smile to guest’s faces.

Our favorite new ceremony trend: Alternative Flower Girls! Read on to hear about this fun new trend.


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Spring 2022 Bridal Fashion

The weather is warming and the official start of Spring is almost here. And there’s nothing quite as charming as a Spring bride! 

The season evokes thoughts of macaron-inspired color schemes and garden soiree’s. From budding flowers to Easter vibes, there’s much to be inspired about in Spring. But we are most inspired when looking at the runway. Read more to hear all about our favorite in Spring 2022 bridal fashion.


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Spring 2022 Bridal Fashion Trends

The weather is warming and the official start of Spring is almost here. And there’s nothing quite as charming as a Spring bride! 

The season evokes thoughts of macaron-inspired color schemes and garden soiree’s. From budding flowers to Easter vibes, there’s much to be inspired about in Spring. But we are most inspired when looking at the runway. Read more to hear all about our favorite in Spring 2022 bridal fashion.


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Trend Spotted! Ready Together

This week’s wedding trend is all about bucking tradition!

We’re seeing more and more engaged couples getting ready together on their wedding day. Hear more about this trend and why you’ll want to consider getting ready together with your fiance on your wedding day.


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What’s Your Classic Cocktail Wedding Style?

Craft cocktails made a splash on the wedding scene in recent years and are still loved by wedding-planning couples everywhere.

If you ask a reputable bartender – all you need for the perfect classic cocktail is just three perfect ingredients! You’ll need more than that to pull off the perfect wedding – but it doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired by these beverage favorites. Read on to find your favorite cocktail and see what wedding style your cocktail choice says about you!


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Trend Spotted! Balloons

When considering your wedding decorations, balloons might not be the first type of decoration that comes to mind. But take one look at the latest trend in wedding balloons and you’ll see why couples are incorporating balloons again and again in their wedding.

Like any wedding trend – don’t be tempted to tackle this style on your own. Work with a wedding consultant or wedding decor company to achieve an elegant and whimsical look.

Read on to learn how to incorporate balloon decor into your wedding!


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Very Peri Fall Wedding Color Palette

Looking at Very Peri wedding palettes we now look to the fall for wedding inspiration! 

We’ve paired the Color of the Year with fall favorites such as mocha, bright green, deep rose and light pink. This mix of deeper and paler colors are an exciting twist to fall wedding design and decor. Read about how to pull this palette off for your fall wedding.


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Very Peri Winter Color Palette

Our last installment of Very Peri color inspiration takes a look at winter wedding inspiration – cozy bridal fashion, warming decorations and sumptuous linens. 

In truth, South Texas winter weddings aren’t always enveloped in chilly, cold weather. You’re just as likely to have sunshine and modest temperatures as you will cold winds and ice. But that doesn’t mean Texas brides don’t love the Winter Wonderland look. 

Read on to see how we created a beautiful Very Peri winter wedding color palette and get inspired for your trendy winter wedding.


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Fall Very Peri Wedding Color Palette

Looking at Very Peri wedding palettes we now look to the fall for wedding inspiration! 

We’ve paired the Color of the Year with fall favorites such as mocha, bright green, deep rose and light pink. This mix of deeper and paler colors are an exciting twist to fall wedding design and decor. Read about how to pull this palette off for your fall wedding.


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Spring Very Peri Wedding Color Board

Very Peri has been announced as the Pantone Color of the Year and we’re abuzz with all the ways couples can incorporate this dreamy color into their wedding decor. We talked about the importance of the Color of the Year to designers and wedding planners. Now to the fun stuff!

We’re creating gorgeous color palettes for your Very Peri wedding ready for every season. And we’re starting with the most popular wedding season of the year – Spring!


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Summer Very Peri Wedding Color Palette

We’re celebrating the new Pantone Color of the Year, Very Peri, with all things color palettes! We love Very Peri and showed off our Very Peri Spring Color Palette and now we’re focused on summertime weddings. 

Summer weddings are bright, cheerful and festive. Read on to see the Very Peri Summer Color Palette we are falling head over bridal gown for!


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Summer Very Peri Color Palette

We’re celebrating the new Pantone Color of the Year, Very Peri, with all things color palettes! We love Very Peri and showed off our Very Peri Spring Color Palette and now we’re focused on summertime weddings. 

Summer weddings are bright, cheerful and festive. Read on to see the Very Peri Summer Color Palette we are falling head over bridal gown for!


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Spring Very Peri Wedding Color Board

Very Peri has been announced as the Pantone Color of the Year and we’re abuzz with all the ways couples can incorporate this dreamy color into their wedding decor. We talked about the importance of the Color of the Year to designers and wedding planners. Now to the fun stuff!

We’re creating gorgeous color palettes for your Very Peri wedding ready for every season. And we’re starting with the most popular wedding season of the year – Spring!


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BIG Wedding Entertainment

With too much time on wedding message boards chatting about cancellations, reschedules and intimate wedding ceremonies, couples planning their 2022 and 2023 weddings are ready to go big. Wedding trends all point to a mega-glam movement with plenty of pomp and a lot of circumstance.

Going big for your wedding could mean wedding gowns with obscenely long trains, dramatic colors or over-the-top decor. But if we had our way, it would definitely include embracing wedding entertainment acts that are sure to be memorable and exciting.


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Pantone Color of the Year 2022

The Pantone Color of the Year 2022 has been announced – and we’re so excited to relate this moody and elegant color to all things weddings!

The color is not quite periwinkle and not quite lilac but some magical cross between the two. It gives off major wedding vibes and works well with a host of other colors from all seasons.

So let’s dig into Very Peri and how it can be a great color for your wedding.


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Winter Wedding Beauty Trends

We may not typically have a winter wonderland in Texas (and after last year, do we really want one?!), but that doesn’t mean couples don’t love to plan winter weddings in Texas. Whether they are creating their own wonderland with light tones and piles of white, or embracing the deeper tones of the season, winter weddings in Texas remain popular.

To achieve the ultimate Snow Queen look for all our winter brides, we’ve pulled together the top 2022 Winter Wedding Beauty Trends to think about as you plan your own winter wedding.


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Jumpstart Your Wedding Planning @ the January Bridal Extravaganza!

Ready to get wedding planning? Head to the biggest and best bridal show in San Antonio – 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 January 9th from Noon – 5PM at the The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention 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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Jumpstart Your Wedding Planning @ the January Bridal Extravaganza

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 January 8th & 9th 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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Tradition Spin: Wedding Vows

Wedding vows have gone from set in stone repetitions to purely original to the barely there words. If you feel stumped on your wedding vows, we’re showing you options.

In our last Tradition Spin installment we’re talking all about your Wedding Vows. The history, the essentials and the new twists.


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Tradition Spin: Vows

Wedding vows have gone from set in stone repetitions to purely original to the barely there words. If you feel stumped on your wedding vows, we’re showing you options.

In our last Tradition Spin installment we’re talking all about your Wedding Vows. The history, the essentials and the new twists.


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The Bride’s List of Gratitude

‘Tis the season to be Grateful. Right?

We are all well-aware of the importance of mindfulness and gratitude. But dang it, sometimes it’s just so hard to do. Especially when planning your wedding. Mothers making the day about them. Bridesmaids falling down on the job. And grooms who actually have their own opinions!

Planning a wedding is like having a part-time job. And so every wedding task is now suddenly a chore. Sometimes you lose the fun in planning. Or just need to be reminded of the good things in these pre-wedding days.

If that’s you, we present the Bride’s List of Gratitude for brides like you in need. Or anyone who needs a little extra gratitude.


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Tradition Spin: Giving Away the Bride

We love scrolling through wedding photography to see the smiles and wholesome moments captured in a day. And we especially love seeing an emotional groom when a bride appears with her dad alongside her, ready to walk down the aisle. It’s sweet. And sometimes hilarious.

As fun as those pics can be, that set up isn’t for everyone.

Next in Tradition Spin! series we’re tackling the tradition of “giving away the bride.” Where the tradition came from, what still works today, and what we’re ready to reinvent.


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Tradition Spin! The Wedding Posse

Traditionally, you’d see an even number of boys and girls paired up by height flowing down the runway together in 100% matching suits and dresses. No more!

Not only have bridesmaids dresses morphed into a choose-your-own-adventure array of colors and styles, the wedding party has evolved as well. Groomsmaids, Bridesmen, Best Lady, Man of Honor – all are honored positions within the wedding party.

We have the mix on the mixed-gender wedding parties and all the new ways couples are bringing friends and family members into a new vision of the Wedding Posse.


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Tradition Spin! The Wedding Posse

Traditionally, you’d see an even number of boys and girls paired up by height flowing down the runway together in 100% matching suits and dresses. No more!

Not only have bridesmaids dresses morphed into a choose-your-own-adventure array of colors and styles, the wedding party has evolved as well. Groomsmaids, Bridesmen, Best Lady, Man of Honor – all are honored positions within the wedding party.

We have the mix on the mixed-gender wedding parties and all the new ways couples are bringing friends and family members into a new vision of the Wedding Posse.


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Tradition Spin: Engagement Rings

Engagement rings have been a symbol of commitment for years. They’re a declaration to the world that you’re taken, that your relationship is moving to the next level.

These days, proposals can be full-scale productions. Manicures done. Cameras rolling. The ultimate social media post completed with accompanying hashtags.

But that’s not every couple. And the typical ladies-only history of engagement rings just doesn’t fit our modern views on marriage.

With that in mind, we have a few new ways couples are showing off their engagements that you just might want to steal.


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Tradition Spin: Engagement Rings

Engagement rings have been a symbol of commitment for years. They’re a declaration to the world that you’re taken, that your relationship is moving to the next level.

These days, proposals can be full-scale productions. Manicures done. Cameras rolling. The ultimate social media post completed with accompanying hashtags.

But that’s not every couple. And the typical ladies-only history of engagement rings just doesn’t fit our modern views on marriage.

With that in mind, we have a few new ways couples are showing off their engagements that you just might want to steal.


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Tradition Spin: Guest Books

We recently posted our article Throwing Out Tradition – all about the tired and outdated traditions couples are walking away from. (Hello bouquet toss – we’re looking at you.)

However, instead of throwing some of these traditions completely away, couples can also reinvent them. This takes a tired tradition into a unique and special moment that reflects who you are as a couple.

So we’re tackling the Tradition Spin – all about taking an old tradition and making it new and you! And we’re starting it all off with the reception guest book.


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Tradition Spin: Guest Books

We recently posted our article Throwing Out Tradition – all about the tired and outdated traditions couples are walking away from. (Hello bouquet toss – we’re looking at you.)

However, instead of throwing some of these traditions completely away, couples can also reinvent them. This takes a tired tradition into a unique and special moment that reflects who you are as a couple.

So we’re tackling the Tradition Spin – all about taking an old tradition and making it new and you! And we’re starting it all off with the reception guest book.


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Fast Five: Picture Me SA

Husband and wife duo Gwen & Jerry Garcia started Picture Me SA in 2016, looking for a way to make some additional fund with a busy schedule of jobs, life, kids and dogs.

They now own a company who specializes in the latest photo booth technology, and creating great experiences for their couples. Hear about their story, what makes them different, and an epic family road trip.


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Shipping & Shortages & Price Hikes – Oh My!

No couples need added stress to their wedding planning efforts, especially these days. You may have had to reschedule your wedding, more than once. Or perhaps you planned a more intimate affair, and are now gearing up for a large-scale reception. Now you’re struggling to find a wedding venue with a Saturday open anytime soon.

And then, you get an email from your bridal store telling you your wedding dress will be shipped four weeks later than planned.

Ugh.

Many couples are feeling the post-pandemic (can we call it that yet?) strain on their wedding plans. Despite the news headlines, shortages and shipping delays are taking many couples by surprise.

We have the rundown on how the current economic woes may affect your wedding plans, and what you can do about it.


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Shipping & Shortages & Price Hikes – Oh My!

No couples need added stress to their wedding planning efforts, especially these days. You may have had to reschedule your wedding, more than once. Or perhaps you planned a more intimate affair, and are now gearing up for a large-scale reception. Now you’re struggling to find a wedding venue with a Saturday open anytime soon.

And then, you get an email from your bridal store telling you your wedding dress will be shipped four weeks later than planned.

Ugh.

Many couples are feeling the post-pandemic (can we call it that yet?) strain on their wedding plans. Despite the news headlines, shortages and shipping delays are taking many couples by surprise.

We have the rundown on how the current economic woes may affect your wedding plans, and what you can do about it.


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Throwing Out Tradition: Wedding Traditions That We’re Ready to Toss

Wedding traditions are a great way to bring substance and meaning to your wedding ceremony and reception.

But for every meaningful and sweet wedding tradition out there, there’s just as many that seem outdated and frankly, tired. We have the run down on wedding traditions that are, thankfully, beginning to fade.


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Throwing Out Tradition: Wedding Traditions That It’s Time to Toss

Wedding traditions are a great way to bring substance and meaning to your wedding ceremony and reception.

But for every meaningful and sweet wedding tradition out there, there’s just as many that seem outdated and frankly, tired. We have the run down on wedding traditions that are, thankfully, beginning to fade.


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Trend Spotted! Neon Signs

Neon signs are becoming oh-so-trendy at wedding receptions and we are so excited about this trend. Neon wedding signs range from the sentimental to the humorous, can be customized and reusable, and add an edgy, festive flair to wedding reception decor. 

We’re showcasing some great neon wedding signs, and how to use them in your wedding.


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5 Ways to Create a Texas Twist to Your Wedding

There’s no doubt about it, Texans are proud of their home State. And couples in Texas, or those returning there for their wedding, love to show off what makes the Lone Star State special. 

Most likely your out of town guests are as fascinated by Texas as you are. And incorporating a bit of Texas into your wedding can connect them to local culture and make your wedding uniquely special for your guests.

No matter if you’re hosting your wedding at an elegant downtown ballroom or at a ranch in the Hill Country, there are so many different ways you can add a little, or a lot, of Texas into your wedding.


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Trend Spotted! Lawn Games

Lawn games are making a big appearance in weddings these days! From a few games during cocktail hour to a full-scale competition during the wedding reception. Check out our tips on how to incorporate lawn games into your wedding, and read about a few of our favorites.


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Trend Spotted! Lawn Games

Lawn games are making a big appearance in weddings these days! From a few games during cocktail hour to a full-scale competition during the wedding reception. Check out our tips on how to incorporate lawn games into your wedding, and read about a few of our favorites.


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How to Choose Your…Ceremony Details

Your wedding planning will primarily revolve around your reception. Getting the perfect decor. Having amazing food. Hosting the ultimate party.

However, your wedding ceremony is truly the centerpiece of the day, and “The reason we all have gathered here…” 

Whether long or short, your wedding ceremony can be memorable and engaging for your guests participating in the day’s celebration.

With so many options to include in your wedding ceremony, you’ll have some decisions to make. Don’t wait too late in the process to design your perfect ceremony. And start by reading here on how to do it.


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How to Choose Your…Ceremony Details

Your wedding planning will primarily revolve around your reception. Getting the perfect decor. Having amazing food. Hosting the ultimate party.

However, your wedding ceremony is truly the centerpiece of the day, and “The reason we all have gathered here…” 

Whether long or short, your wedding ceremony can be memorable and engaging for your guests participating in the day’s celebration.

With so many options to include in your wedding ceremony, you’ll have some decisions to make. Don’t wait too late in the process to design your perfect ceremony. And start by reading here on how to do it.


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Venue Contracts – 3 Essential Clauses & What You Need to Know!

For most couples, choosing your San Antonio wedding venue is the first step in planning your wedding. The venue sets the stage for the mood, scope and feel of your wedding. 

When couples are selecting their wedding venue, certain questions immediately come to mind. Size of the venue, location, ceremony options and catering needs. But don’t stop there! 

There are certain details in your wedding venue contract you need to make sure you understand. These details can impact your ease of planning, stress levels and even if your chosen venue can be sold out from underneath you! Read on to learn what you need to know.


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Venue Contracts – 3 Essential Clauses & What to Know About Them!

For most couples, choosing your Austin wedding venue is the first step in planning your wedding. The venue sets the stage for the mood, scope and feel of your wedding. 

When couples are selecting their wedding venue, certain questions immediately come to mind. Size of the venue, location, ceremony options and catering needs. But don’t stop there! 

There are certain details in your wedding venue contract you need to make sure you understand. These details can impact your ease of planning, stress levels and even if your chosen venue can be sold out from underneath you! Read on to learn what you need to know.


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How To Choose Your…Wedding Send Off

It’s the night of your wedding reception. All the plans have finally come together. The execution, flawless. The food and drinks have been consumed. The dance floor is winding down.

It’s time to make your exit.

This is your last look for your wedding. The final shot to wrap up the night.

What’s it going to be?

From bubbles to sparklers to saber archways, your options range from the traditional to the unexpected. We’ve got a few ideas to ensure your final departure is memorable and photo-ready.


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How to Choose Your…Wedding Send Off

It’s the night of your wedding reception. All the plans have finally come together. The execution, flawless. The food and drinks have been consumed. The dance floor is winding down.

It’s time to make your exit.

This is your last look for your wedding. The final shot to wrap up the night.

What’s it going to be?

From bubbles to sparklers to saber archways, your options range from the traditional to the unexpected. We’ve got a few ideas to ensure your final departure is memorable and photo-ready.


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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, September 12th.
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Missed the San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio. Missed the fun? Check out the details and photos below and join us for the next show on September 19th.


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This Bride Wrote a Two Page Letter of Expectations for Her Bridesmaids…and we love it.

If you head to Tik Tok for wedding ideas and advice (or follow Buzzfeed, the Today Show, Insider, etc) you’ve likely seen the epic and now viral video of San Antonio bride Lisa Torres. In the video she shows off the letter she included in her bridesmaid proposal box detailing out her expectations and potential costs, right down to the mandatory bachelorette trip to a resort in Mexico.

The comments on the video range from applause to ridicule, with some commentators being shocked that bridesmaids should have to pay for anything themselves.

However, if you’ve ever been a bridesmaid before being a bride you know the costs and time commitments can get hefty. We’re here to give you the rundown on what Lisa got right, and how to set your own expectations for your bridesmaids and still be friends by your wedding day.


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