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6 Ways to Make Your Wedding Day More Relaxing!

With all the work that goes into planning the perfect wedding day, you want to make sure you and your fiance are actually able to enjoy it! We have six tips on how to reduce your stress the day of your wedding that are virtually guaranteed to turn down the Stress Meter.

 


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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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Fast Five: Coldwell Banker

When choosing the right wedding professional for you, trust is a major factor. And this is no more true than selecting the right realtor to work with!

Whether you are buying your first home or selling two homes to combine households, Patrice and Elena with Coldwell Banker Realty will be there for you. We recently sat down and spoke with them more about how they make the process smooth for their clients, why they love their job and their unique, but important, wedding planning advice.


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Fast Five! Odd Brew Photography

Odd Brew Photography services San Antonio couples with expert photography that is beautifully shot, delivered on time, and filled with the passion for great service that comes from their company values.

We recently spoke with David of the husband and wife duo that runs Odd Brew Photography. Read on to hear about their wedding photography services, business inspiration and a whole lot more!


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Fast Five! Lux Limo

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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Bridal Sales and Holiday Cheer: December San Antonio Bridal Event Highlights!

‘Tis the season to celebrate all things wedding planning!

December’s events included incredible sales, beautiful wedding venues, and plenty of holiday cheer. Read more about all the wedding happenings in the month of December and be sure to check our Events page to find out about upcoming wedding sales and open house events.


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Trend Spotted! Grazing Tables

Since charcuterie and wine became the go-to dinner in recent years for anyone wanting to nosh in a satisfying but bougie way, grazing boards have become hot, hot, hot.

Couple eager to capture this trend are looking for ways to incorporate grazing boards at their weddings, no matter the style or season. Read on to learn how to incorporate grazing boards into your wedding.


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Trend Spotted! Grazing Boards

Since charcuterie and wine became the go-to dinner in recent years for anyone wanting to nosh in a satisfying but bougie way, grazing boards have become hot, hot, hot.

Couple eager to capture this trend are looking for ways to incorporate grazing boards at their weddings, no matter the style or season. Read on to learn how to incorporate grazing boards into 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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November San Antonio Events Highlight!

Just because we’re busy with the holidays does not mean the wedding planning stops for couples! November brought wedding events from sales to open houses, and as always we were there to cover all the details.

Read more about November’s wedding events and check out our Events page to hear about not-to-miss upcoming events in the future.


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Fast Five: 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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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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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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New York Streets to Austin Beats: Groove Line Productions Brings Heart and Joy to Weddings

We recently sat down with James and Trelawny Bullock about their company Groove Line Productions to learn about their business, inclusive packages and incredible customer service.

Their story was fascinating and inspiring.

It’s August in New York. The heat is not only beating down, but somehow seems to be rising up from the stained, gray concrete. People are gathered on door steps and around food carts, nursing warming bottles of pop and gossiping to pass the long afternoon.

And then…music begins to play.


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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: 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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DJ Appearances, Open House Events and Date Night’s Out: October Event Recap

One way to keep your wedding planning moving forward is to attend wedding events! These range from Open House events to bridal showcases and more.

This past October we visited a few wedding events around town, as well as fun date night options at one of our favorite local wedding venues. Read on to hear the details and visit our Events Page to keep up to date with Austin-area wedding events!


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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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Trend Spotted! Wedding Weekend

Wedding weekends have risen to popularity recently with the need to plan smaller functions, and the desire to get whisked away to a beautiful location. Wedding venues that include multiple event sites, activities and lodging are offering couples an opportunity to plan an entire weekend of celebration.

We have the low down on how to plan an epic 3-day wedding soiree without breaking the bank!


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Trend Spotted! Wedding Weekend

Wedding weekends have risen to popularity recently with the need to plan smaller functions, and the desire to get whisked away to a beautiful location. Wedding venues that include multiple event sites, activities and lodging are offering couples an opportunity to plan an entire weekend of celebration.

We have the low down on how to plan an epic 3-day wedding soiree without breaking the bank!


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Fast Five: Elm Pass Woods

We recently spoke with Alexandria Gold-Haws about her and her husbands unique wedding venue in the Texas Hill Country – Elm Pass Woods.

Elm Pass Woods is best known for creating Wedding Festivals for their unique and adventurous couples. This creative take on a wedding reception means plenty of fun, laughs, and memorable moments.

Read more to hear about what makes Elm Pass Woods, and its owners, so special.


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Open House & Wedding Event Recap!

Fall is here and that means Open House time in the wedding planning world!

Wedding events like Open Houses are a fun part of wedding planning. You can visit your favorite wedding venues, and also meet some of their preferred wedding vendors – all while sipping cocktails and noshing on complimentary food.

We have the rundown on the first open house and wedding events that kicked off the season. Be sure to check out our Upcoming Events page to learn about more not-to-miss wedding events coming up!


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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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Bridezilla vs Bridesmaid: Belly Battles, Wearable Wars and Diplomatic Tensions

You want your wedding day to be perfect.

You have the vision, you’ve done the planning, you expect it to be flawless. Just like your bridesmaids.

And yet, after this Reddit post went viral about a bride kicking her bridesmaid out of her wedding over a haircut, we got to thinking. 

Exactly what is too much to ask of a bridesmaid?

Read on to hear some of the crazy requests brides have made of their bridesmaids, and some solid advice on getting what you want, without being a Bridezilla. 


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Bridezilla vs Bridesmaid: Belly Battles, Wearable Wars and Diplomatic Tensions

You want your wedding day to be perfect.

You have the vision, you’ve done the planning, you expect it to be flawless. Just like your bridesmaids.

And yet, after this Reddit post went viral about a bride kicking her bridesmaid out of her wedding over a haircut, we got to thinking. 

Exactly what is too much to ask of a bridesmaid?

Read on to hear some of the crazy requests brides have made of their bridesmaids, and some solid advice on getting what you want, without being a Bridezilla. 


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San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza Recap

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 January 9th.


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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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Every Mean Girls Character as a Bridesmaid

Ok to be fair we’re not doing every character in Mean Girls. We’re sticking to the ladies (mostly) and as much as we’d like to imagine Trang Pak (most likely to make out with your Uncle) and Amber D’Alessio (keep her away from hot dogs) as bridesmaids, we’re calling out primary plastics and a few other favorites here.

Read on to see how we imagine the Mean Girls character will behave as chosen bridesmaids.


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Every Mean Girls Character as a Bridesmaid

Ok to be fair we’re not doing every character in Mean Girls. We’re sticking to the ladies (mostly) and as much as we’d like to imagine Trang Pak (most likely to make out with your Uncle) and Amber D’Alessio (keep her away from hot dogs) as bridesmaids, we’re calling out primary plastics and a few other favorites here.

Read on to see how we imagine the Mean Girls character will behave as chosen bridesmaids.


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How To Choose Your…Wedding Accommodations

In the parade of decisions that need to be made surrounding your wedding, planning hotel accommodations can often cause unexpected stress.

For most couples, this is the first time they’ve worked with a hotel to coordinate a large group of guests. The contractual details and terms may be confusing, or you may have incorrect assumptions on how the process works.

Your wedding coordinator may or may not handle the coordination of overnight accommodations. If not, you’ll need to chart those waters yourself. 

And we’ve got all the details on what you need to know, and what questions to be sure to ask.


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How to Choose Your…Wedding Accommodations

In the parade of decisions that need to be made surrounding your wedding, planning hotel accommodations can often cause unexpected stress.

For most couples, this is the first time they’ve worked with a hotel to coordinate a large group of guests. The contractual details and terms may be confusing, or you may have incorrect assumptions on how the process works.

Your wedding coordinator may or may not handle the coordination of overnight accommodations. If not, you’ll need to chart those waters yourself. 

And we’ve got all the details on what you need to know, and what questions to be sure to ask.


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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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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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Alternative Wedding Receptions – Brunch

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

As Saturday nights are booking up for both short-term and long-term dates, couples are looking at alternative options for their wedding reception. Brunch weddings make for an excellent alternative. It’s 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. We have all the details on how to make a brunch wedding reception flawless.


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3 Last-Minute Mini Cinco de Mayo Parties

Wedding planning got you overwhelmed? Take a break and bust out the margaritas! It’s Cinco de Mayo and we have your last-minute party recipes and ideas to create a fun evening where wedding plans are NOT allowed to be discussed.

So grab your fiance for a date night, or your bridesmaids for a break and enjoy the festivities. We have three mini-party ideas to make it a memorable night.


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