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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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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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The (FREE!) Essential Wedding Planning Tool You Need Today!

Looking for a free, essentials one-stop phone app to plan and organize your wedding? We got you. The Texas Wedding Guide app is loaded with features and syncs seamlessly to TexasWeddings.com and your Wedding Portal, letting you access your dashboard any place, any time, on any device. 

Here’s a few of the many features of the wedding planning app.
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The (FREE!) Essential Wedding Planning Tool You Need Today!

Looking for a free, essentials one-stop phone app to plan and organize your wedding? We got you. The Texas Wedding Guide app is loaded with features and syncs seamlessly to TexasWeddings.com and your Wedding Portal, letting you access your dashboard any place, any time, on any device. 

Here’s a few of the many features of the wedding planning app.
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How to Choose Your…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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How to Choose Your…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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A Destination Wedding Weekend Event Right Near Home

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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Aly Am Guest Post

With the rush of so many details to think about for every wedding, Gretchen Olivares, owner of Aly Am Paperie, has a solution to ensure your special family mementos don’t get forgotten. From your family Bible to heirloom jewelry, these special items are often missed in the photography rush the day of the wedding. With Aly Am Paperie’s Memory Box, you won’t need to worry about capturing these details.


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How to Choose Your…Austin Wedding Date.

You know the drill. You upload your engagement video, post your engagement ring pics and announce to the world “We’re engaged!” Then, the questions come pouring in. And they’re all centered on when exactly your knots will be tied.

Choosing a wedding date is often the first big wedding decision couples need to make. And that decision can even extend to include family input and bridal party needs. In a planning process where each decision seems it’s 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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How to Chose Your…San Antonio Wedding Date.

You know the drill. You upload your engagement video, post your engagement ring pics and announce to the world “We’re engaged!” Then, the questions come pouring in. And they’re all centered on when exactly your knots will be tied.

Choosing a wedding date is often the first big wedding decision couples need to make. And that decision can even extend to include family input and bridal party needs. In a planning process where each decision seems it’s 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 San Antonio Wedding Vendors You Didn’t Know You Needed…

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

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 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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Afrocentric Wedding Themes & Ideas – Your Austin Wedding

Whether you have a distinct knowledge of your ancestry you want to connect with, or you simply want to imbibe your wedding with Afrocentric traditions and themes. We have your tips, ideas, and a bit of history.


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Trends, Tips and Super Cool Stuff – San Antonio Wedding Guide Winter Issue Highlight

The winter issue of the Texas Wedding Guide has hit the stands, and we’re showing off the latest in weddings. From trends and tips to really cool wedding ideas, we’re covering the can’t miss wedding features. Need some ideas? 
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Trends, Tips and Super Cool Stuff – Austin Wedding Guide Winter Issue Highlight

The winter issue of the Texas Wedding Guide has hit the stands, and we’re showing off the latest in weddings. From trends and tips to really cool wedding ideas, we’re covering the can’t miss wedding features. Need some ideas? 
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Need a Valentine’s Gift? Check out these Austin events and specials!

Our vendors are known for their wedding and event expertise, but they don’t stop there. We’ve gathered up some Valentine’s gift ideas, still available and ready to get in time for V-Day. So take a break from the planning, spend some time together, and remember where you first began.


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Need A Valentine’s Gift? Check out San Antonio events and specials!

Our vendors are known for their wedding and event expertise, but they don’t stop there. We’ve gathered up some Valentine’s gift ideas, still available and ready to get in time for V-Day. So take a break from the planning, spend some time together, and remember where you first began.


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Including Dogs in Your Weddings – San Antonio Guest Post by Elm Pass Woods

These days dogs are more a part of our families than ever – so it only makes sense that you and your future forever-love want to include your canine (or canines!) in your wedding day. Check out this helpful blog post from Alex Gold-Haws of Elm Pass Woods.


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Open Air Open House Shows Off City Backdrop

Couples who headed out to San Fernando Hall’s Open House earlier this month were in for a special treat. 
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Black Friday Savings for YOUR Wedding!

While Black Friday may have changed because of the pandemic, what hasn’t changed is the savings! Here are a few special offers to help you save on your wedding! Don’t forget, you can always find the latest savings at TexasWeddings.com
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Black Friday savings for YOUR Wedding!

While Black Friday may have changed because of the pandemic, what hasn’t changed is the savings! Here are a few special offers to help you save on your wedding! Don’t forget, you can always find the latest savings at TexasWeddings.com
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Delivering the Donuts

That was no mysterious stranger distributing donuts earlier this week. It was our very own Account Executive Craig Brown. 
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Spreading sweetness all around

National Donut Day might have been last week, but one day isn’t nearly enough time to show our clients how sweet we think they are. Members of the Texas Weddings staff have been out visiting clients and taking them something sweet!


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Wedding Gown Shopping Tips from the MOB

A quick recap of our story so far: Sheila Dunn, Texas Wedding Guide Editor for more than 20 years, has a new title, Mother-of-the-Bride as her daughter, Hannah, plans her 2021 wedding. So, what happens when an industry insider gets a chance to see things from a different point of view? Follow our occasional series to find out!


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Sheep don’t care

Sheep don’t care about quarantines and isolation. Luci Cook and Michael Holcomb, the husband and wife owners of Stregare Baking Company, have learned that first hand.
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A New Title — Mother of the Bride!

A New Title for Industry Insider: MOB!

Sheila Dunn, Texas Wedding Guide Editor, has had an opportunity to see things from a different point of view.  Read about her experience.


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How to Turn your Invite List into an RSVP number – Guest Post

If you’re trying to figure out how many people will be at your wedding, here are some tips from an expert.

Guest blog by La Escondida Celebration Center.


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5 Reasons Why you Need to Hire a Planner for Your Special Day!

Is hiring a wedding planner at the top of your list? Gretchen with Aly Am Paperie gave us some great advice about why you should hire a planner for your special day. 
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To Include RSVP Cards OR Not? That Is The Question!

Are RSVP cards important for your wedding invitation suite? Cherin Thompson with CT9 Designs has the perfect answer!


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Continued – Wedding Pros Know How To Party!

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Wedding professionals don’t just know how to throw a great party, they know how to enjoy one as well.
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Wedding Pros Know How To Party

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When you host an event at the Oasis on Lake Travis, you are always going to be competing against the beautiful sunset views, but we tried.
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Generating a Fun Hashtag

Nowadays, using a hashtag at your wedding is practically expected. Unless you have a cool last name, coming up with a fun hashtag will seem strenuous. Not to worry, we have found the perfect hashtag generators for you!  Fully embrace the digital age with the help of these hashtag starters.
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Creating a Fun Hashtag

Wedding hashtags are a great way to keep all the special moments captured by your family and friends on your big day. You could even begin using your hashtag during your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner. This would not only allow you to have every cherished moment all in one place, but could also help your guests remember your hashtag after using it a couple of times.
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Top Ten Wedding No-No’s

Let’s be honest, we have all been to some sketchy events, to say the least, whether it was the fault of the wedding couple or the guest, it is up in the air. Here is a list of popular Wedding Guide no-no’s taken from our staff that we have all personally seen!
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Personalized Details That Won’t Break the Bank

It’s easy to get lost in the details when you are planning the biggest day of your life. The stress of planning a wedding can be overwhelming, especially when you have hundreds of special touches. The goal of your personalizations is to have a few things that express who you are. Don’t overwork yourself by trying to make everything by hand, there are easy ways to have special touches without spreading yourself to thin.
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