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How to Create Your Wedding Guest List

Finalizing the guest is a wedding planning task that simply can’t be ignored. With many guest lists still being trimmed and eyes always on the budget, the ideal guest list is important. Wondering how to choose your guest list? We have all the essentials here.


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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, January 8th 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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Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa: Your Perfect Wedding Venue

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Picturing rolling vineyards but wanting Texas hospitality? Then Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa may just be your ideal wedding venue location.


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Wedding Videographer: How to Choose a Videographer & What Questions to Ask

A wedding video should never be considered a substitute for still photographs. However, by virtue of its sound and movement, a wedding video can preserve a distinct and important part of your wedding.

Imagine being able to see and hear your vows being said, reliving again the emotions of the moment. A video of your wedding and the following festivities will capture the “real life” that otherwise goes unobserved, and is a great addition to traditional wedding photographs.


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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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Rebecca Jane Photography: For the Love of Family, Weddings & Photography

Rebecca Jane Photography knows how to capture a love story, because the company came from a love story.

The company’s founders, Rebecca and Alex, were high school sweethearts. After marrying in 2003, they welcomed their first daughter in 2005. That year they also gave birth to Rebecca Jane Photography.


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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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Best Wedding Cakes in San Antonio

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 a San Antonio 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 San Antonio? We have our top picks for you!


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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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Best Engagement Shoot Locations in Austin

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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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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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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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San Antonio Botanical Garden Weddings: Garden Beauty and Outdoor Style

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The San Antonio Botanical Gardens is the ideal wedding venue for your wedding celebration. With multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces, there is an ideal option for every couple.

Take a stroll through the gardens with us and learn more about this incredible San Antonio wedding venue.
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5 Question in 5 Minutes: Texas Pix Photo Booth

A photo booth is a must-have to add some fun to your wedding cocktail hour or reception. And there are so many options to choose from!

We recently spoke to the owner of Texas Pix Photo Booth, Erica Banda, about what photo booth services they provide,


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Hosting a Brunch Wedding: Ideas, Tips and Timeline

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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

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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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5 Ways to Create a Texas Twist to Your Wedding: Expert Advice from The County Line

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. 

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. And the experts at The County Line gave us their Texas tips.


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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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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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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 TexasWeddings.com Wedding Portal.

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

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Fast Five! Mantra Photography

groom smiling photo by San Antonio wedding photographer Mantra Photography

Your wedding memories live on through one essential wedding professional – your wedding photographer.

This week we’re talking with Antonio Yanez, owner of Mantra Photography on the inspiration that started his company, favorite client stories, and what makes his San Antonio wedding photography company truly 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! 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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How to Host a Successful Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal: Tips from La Escondida Wedding Venue

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Hosting a successful wedding ceremony rehearsal means your wedding day will be that much more successful.

La Escondida wedding venue owner Candy Berkely has seen and hosted a lot of weddings in the eleven years La Escondida has successfully hosted San Antonio weddings. One area she sees many couples overlook in their planning is a crucial one: the wedding ceremony rehearsal. A successful wedding rehearsal is possible with a little bit of planning and some good advice.

Don’t let your wedding rehearsal be an afterthought, and read on to hear Berkley’s advice on how to host a successful wedding rehearsal.


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Save Big at the Texas Old Town Wedding Garage Sale!

Every Spring hundreds of engaged couples descend upon the loved Hill Country wedding venue, Texas Old Town.

They not only come to see the four stunning Texas Old Town wedding venue sites, they come to attend their epic biannual Wedding Garage Sale.


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Fast Five: Sugar Shaker Bakery

The sweetest thing about a wedding is the wedding cake!

This week we’re talking with Rada Sam, owners of Sugar Shaker Bakery to hear the story behind their company, their family and what makes their Austin wedding cake company truly unique.


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour – Ranches & Wineries

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Looking for that true Texas atmosphere at your wedding?  We are taking a venue tour this week of the area’s Ranches & Wineries. We have the run down to get you started on your Austin wedding venue search.


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Fast Five: EcoClean Wedding Gown Cleaners

Your photos will preserve your wedding memories, but your wedding gown needs the right wedding gown cleaner to stay beautiful and well-preserved. Enter EcoClean! They are the Austin wedding gown cleaner experts, both with new gowns and heritage wedding gowns.

We recently spoke to Michael with EcoClean about their company, unique services and favorite wedding dress trends!


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Fast Five: Front Row Insurance

Sometimes its the wedding vendors that aren’t at the top of your To Do list that are the most important. And that includes event insurance!

We recently spoke with Alyson Locacciato with Front Row Insurance about the importance of wedding insurance and how to have peace of mind on your wedding day.


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San Antonio Wedding Venue Tour: Hidden Gems

We’ve scoured the area to find wedding venues in San Antonio 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. Though some wedding venues in San Antonio are historic and easily recognizable, our hidden gems give couples that aha! moment when they pull up into the drive.


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour: Hill Country Beauties

Nothing beats the beauty and the charm of a Texas Hill Country wedding! And we’ve rounded up some of the best Hill Country wedding venues that show true Texas atmosphere and hospitality. From the contemporary to the elegant, check out our elite list of wedding venues.


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BoHo Chic Wedding Style: Get the look!

Weddings are going boho-chic crazy and couples are flocking to this ultra-cool style!

Inspiration from certain decades makes its way into wedding fashion and decor on a regular, with new influences all the time. We can’t pinpoint exactly where this decor movement started, but it’s certainly here. And that look is pure 70’s!

We’re unpacking this trend and all the details you need to achieve the look.


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February Austin Bridal Events Entertain and Educate Couples

The chilly February weather can’t stop recently engaged couples from attending fun and information wedding open house events in Austin! The month was busy with wedding open house events from couples engaged over the holidays. After attending the Bridal Extravaganza in January, couples were ready to see wedding venues up close and personal and visit with a variety of wedding professionals.

Hear all about the recent wedding shows and events and check out our Special Events page to learn more about upcoming bridal events in Austin.


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Green Wedding Decor Inspo!

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We can’t think of a luckier day to get married than St. Patrick’s Day! But whether you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day wedding or not, we can still steal some inspiration from the popular holiday with a little green wedding inspo. 


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2022 Wedding Trends

Weddings in 2022 are all about the big, the bold and the ultra-customized. Couples are taking the idea of their personal love story, including their family history and meet-cute moments, and sharing that story through their event.

And even though most couples are no longer compelled to make major adjustments to their weddings due to the pandemic, trends such as outdoor weddings have stuck.

Read on to hear about the newest trends in weddings and get inspired for your big soiree!


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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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A Destination Wedding Weekend Event Right Near Home

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Looking for a memory-making wedding weekend getaway for all? Look no further than Texas’ best small town.

Close enough to home to be convenient, but far enough to feel like a true destination wedding, Fredericksburg offers fun for all generations and has a multitude of charming wedding venues

Read on to learn more about this great Hill Country wedding destination and all the adventures that await you and your guests.


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2022 Wedding Food Trends

Wedding food trends for 2022 are as varied as engaged couples everywhere. From new service styles to blasts from the pasts, the latest in wedding food trends is all about celebrating food, each other and the new way we eat.

Read on to hear about the trends that may be making their way to a plate near you!


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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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Couples Win Big at January Austin Wedding Events

The holidays were busy with Austin wedding engagements and these couples had scores of Open House events to choose from! January started off with a largest Austin wedding event of the year – and kept going from there.

Read more about January’s big wedding events and check out our Events Page for upcoming events you don’t want to miss!

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Couples Win Big at January San Antonio Wedding Events

The holidays were busy with San Antonio wedding engagements and these couples had scores of Open House events to choose from! January started off with a largest San Antonio wedding event of the year – and kept going from there.

Read more about January’s big wedding events and check out our Events Page for upcoming events you don’t want to miss!

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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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Wedding Inspiration from Bridgerton

Netflix finally released the trailer for Bridgerton Season 2 – and we’re here for it! As we eagerly await the new season (mark your calendars for March 25th), what better way to spend our time than re-watching Season One…and gushing over all the events.

No matter how large or small your wedding, there’s something for everyone to take away from the lush Bridgerton events. From flowers to fireworks – we have all your Bridgerton wedding inspiration here!
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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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5 Unique Date Ideas in Austin

It’s love month and whether you’re recently engaged or have been planning your wedding for a year now, we say it’s time to take some YOU time. As – you and you together.

Movie nights in and restaurants out are all well and good, but we have some new ways to spend time together in Austin. Read on to see our unique date ideas!


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5 Unique Date Ideas in San Antonio

It’s love month and whether you’re recently engaged or have been planning your wedding for a year now, we say it’s time to take some YOU time. As – you and you together.

Movie nights in and restaurants out are all well and good, but we have some new ways to spend time together in San Antonio. Read on to see our unique date ideas!


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