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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Messina Inn Wedding Venue

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

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


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Stunning Austin Wedding Venue: The Hills Country Club

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

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

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


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Eat This! Getting the Most from Your Wedding Food Tasting

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

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

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

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


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How To Choose Your Wedding Colors

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

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

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

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


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

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


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: La Bonne Vie Ranch

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

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


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Iconic Austin Wedding Venue: The Bob Bullock State History Museum

wedding reception in the grand lobby at Bullock State History Museum

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

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


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Texas Old Town

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

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

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Pavilions at Rockport Beach

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

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

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


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes with Premiere Events

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

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


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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

Bullock State History Museum wedding reception tables

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

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


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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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One Eleven East: Historic Urban Wedding Venue

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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The Texas Wedding Guide App: Wedding Planning Made Easy

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

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

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

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Austin Wedding Venue Tour: Historical Sights

indoor wedding ceremony at Austin wedding venue One Eleven East

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


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Fast Five! Neill-Cochran Museum

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

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


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour – Hidden Gems

outdoor wedding ceremony at Diamond Barrel wedding venue

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


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San Antonio Venue Tour: City Center

Lambermont Events Weddings San Antonio Wedding Venue

City wedding venue locations give you a convenient location, plenty of amenities and great wedding reception and ceremony spots. And that doesn’t mean you can’t also have beautiful outdoor ceremony space and Hill Country Oak trees! We’ve rounded up some of the best wedding venues that are city-center in San Antonio, and one bonus venue in the city of Floresville. Read on to find out about Riverwalk gems, downtown castles and spacious event halls.


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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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San Antonio Venue Tour – Ranches & Wineries

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 rundown to get you started on your San Antonio wedding venue search.


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6 Quick Tips for Productive Venue Tours with the Experts at Vintage Villas

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Finding a wedding venue is one of the first steps you’ll take in your wedding planning. And it can be overwhelming! Austin and the surrounding area has numerous wedding venues to choose from, each with its own special charm and amenities.

Once you’ve narrowed down the list to your favorites, it’s time to start visiting each one to find your ideal fit. The process is time consuming, but crucial.

It helps to know in advance how to make your venue tours productive, helpful and smooth. So we recently sat down with Erika Tucker, Event Sales Director at Vintage Villas. She shared her best tips to make your venue tours effective.

Avoid wasting time and breeze through your venue tour with her expert advice!


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San Antonio Wedding Venue Tour – Outdoor Elegant Venues

Love the beauty of outdoors but looking for a bit of elegance? This week we’re bringing you outdoor wedding views that are each unique in their own way. From Hill County wedding venues to outdoor venues right here in San Antonio, read more to find your perfect wedding venue.


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour – Ranches & Wineries

outdoor wedding ceremony with white chairs

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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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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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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San Antonio Brides Attend Venue Open House Events & Bridal Fashion Shows

Keep your wedding planning on track by attending wedding Open Houses and many other kinds of bridal events. We visited several San Antonio wedding events in March and brought you all the info! Read on to hear the details and visit our Events Page to keep up to date with San Antonio-area wedding events!


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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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Fast Five: Vintage Villas

Looking for the right Austin wedding venue at the right location with the right amenities? Look no further than Vintage Villas Hotel & Events. This beautiful Lake Travis wedding venue is stacked with amenities and includes an incredible view.

We recently sat down with Sales Director, Erika Tucker to talk about what makes their wedding venue unique, planning tips and why she loves her job.


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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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Fast Five: Diamond Barrel

Diamond Barrel‘s owner Shannon Minor knows what it’s like to be a stressed-out bride. And she’s vowed that her couples will never feel that way! Instead she runs her wedding venue with ease and pride in mind.

Diamond Barrel is Liberty Hill’s newest wedding venue. We recently spoke down with Shannon to learn a little more about the venue, and herself.


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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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Fast Five: Charles Johnson House

If you’re looking for a indoor/outdoor wedding event venue in Austin, the Charles Johnson House at the American Legion may just be the wedding venue for you.

In addition to having a beautiful wedding venue and grounds, the location has history, pride and a great cause. Event Manager Suzyn Barrientos recently sat down with us to talk about why she loves this wedding venue and what makes them uniquely special.


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Fast Five: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Recently engaged? First stop – your wedding venue!

Not only do you need to find the Austin wedding venue that has the right look, feel, space and amenities you’re looking for – you want to find a wedding venue that has the right person. And by “right person” we mean a passionate and experienced wedding sales rep that knows their stuff!

Social Sales Manager Kelli Riccio clearly loves her job planning weddings at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions! We recently sat down with Kelli and talked her favorite wedding tradition, planning advice, and why she loves planning weddings so much.


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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 your 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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Fast Five: One Eleven East

indoor wedding ceremony at Austin wedding venue One Eleven East

First step in wedding planning, just after selecting your wedding date, is booking your Austin wedding reception venue. From the traditional to the unique, Austin and the Hill Country area have great wedding venues for couples to select from.

One we are particularly in love with is One Eleven East, an eclectic Austin wedding venue located just north of town. We sat down with Kaitlyn Taylor, Venue Director with One Eleven East and talked wedding trends, planning tips and a hopeful pandemic wedding stories from hosting one of their many wedding receptions.


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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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6 Ways to Make Your Wedding Day More Relaxing with Memory Lane Ranch & Lodge

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 from Memory Lane Ranch and Lodge 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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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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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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Your 2.0 Wedding

Events of all kinds have been rescheduled, reconstructed and reimagined these days. And you may just be a couple who has experienced this first hand. Naturally, weddings have gone through many changes as well. Weddings are smaller in size. With smaller guests, they often span several days.

Having to reinvent what your looks like means couples are thinking more deeply about what a wedding is truly all about. Read on to hear how weddings have evolved, and the meaning couples are finding behind them.


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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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Trend Spotted! Bright, Bold Colors

Weddings are back and bolder than ever!

As couples are celebrating their unions, the mood is full of joy and spontaneity. Cautious colors are out and bright, bold colors are in. These palettes are picture perfect for couples who want to show off their fun, adventurous side.

If you love wearing the latest trends, or are known for a bold, fuchsia dress in a sea of LBD’s – this just might be the trend for you. Read on to learn how to make this trend work for your wedding.


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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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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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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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