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August Austin Wedding Event Highlights!

August signals the end of summer, and the end of summer bridal events.

We have your recap all the best open houses in August and the wedding professionals you need to know. Missed an August event but ready to head out in the next couple months? Check out our Events Page for upcoming happenings!


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August San Antonio Event Highlights!

August signals the end of summer, and the end of summer bridal events.

We have your recap all the best open houses in August and the wedding professionals you need to know. Missed an August event but ready to head out in the next couple months? Check out our Events Page for upcoming happenings!


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Fast Five – Texas Old Town

Finding the right Austin wedding venue is an important early step in planning your wedding. You’ll want to review several wedding venues in advance, and choose two to five to visit in person.

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 them to talk wedding trends, what makes Texas Old Town unique, and favorite travel spots!

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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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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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July Austin Wedding Event Highlights!

July in Texas not only brought a heat wave but a wave of wedding events as well.

We have the rundown on the happenings from celebrations to gown sales to wedding venue open houses. When it comes to planning your wedding, these events make the journey all the more fun. Read about all the July activities and learn more about upcoming events.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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On Premise vs Off Premise Catering – 5 Things to Know

You’ve begun to envision your perfect wedding, and finally narrowed down your wedding venue choices. Both look the part and have great amenities. The primary difference? One wedding venue has their own catering, the other venue uses outside catering.

We have five things to consider when deciding between off premise and on premise catering.


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On Premise vs Off Premise Catering…5 Things to Know

You’ve begun to envision your perfect wedding, and finally narrowed down your wedding venue choices. Both look the part and have great amenities. The primary difference? One wedding venue has their own catering, the other venue uses outside catering.

We have five things to consider when deciding between off premise and on premise catering.


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Alternative Wedding Receptions…Wedding Weekend

Planning a wedding reception? Kick it up a notch with a wedding weekend filled with excursions, fantastic food and plenty of time to kick back. In our last installment of alternative wedding receptions, we bring you the wedding weekend.

Wedding weekends can take your nuptials to the next level. Instead of memorializing the “big day,” a weekend affair gives you multiple opportunities to have fun, make memories and celebrate. And did we mention all the outfits?

There are additional logistics and considerations when planning a three day affair. But don’t worry, we have the lowdown on how to make this type of wedding a success.


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Alternative Wedding Receptions…Wedding Weekends

Planning a wedding reception? Kick it up a notch with a wedding weekend filled with excursions, fantastic food and plenty of time to kick back. In our last installment of alternative wedding receptions, we bring you the wedding weekend.

Wedding weekends can take your nuptials to the next level. Instead of memorializing the “big day,” a weekend affair gives you multiple opportunities to have fun, make memories and celebrate. And did we mention all the outfits?

There are additional logistics and considerations when planning a three day affair. But don’t worry, we have the lowdown on how to make this type of wedding a success.


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Missed the Austin Bridal Extravaganza? Check out all the highlights here!

The ultimate jump-start on your wedding planning? The Bridal Extravaganza of course. Couples from all over Austin joined us for a day of fashion, sweet cake samples, savory catering, pumping DJ’s and so much more. The Bridal Extravaganza is the largest Bridal Show in Austin and helps couples from all over the area in planning their wedding. Missed the fun? Check out the recap here and plan to join us at the next show, September 12th.
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Missed the San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza? Check out all the highlights here!

The ultimate jump-start on your wedding planning? The Bridal Extravaganza of course. Couples from all over San Antonio joined us for a day of fashion, sweet cake samples, savory catering, pumping DJ’s and so much more. The Bridal Extravaganza is the largest Bridal Show in San Antonio. Missed the fun? Check out the details and photos below and join us for the next show on September 19th.


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Alternative Wedding Receptions…Cocktail Party

This month we’re talking about alternative types of wedding receptions, and a wedding cocktail party reception is next on our list. Think late-night-after-party-rooftop party, where the drinks are flowing, the music is on point and you and your guests dance the night away. Thinking of a pre-dinner cocktail affair? We’ve got tips on that too. Keep reading to hear how to pull off a successful wedding reception, cocktail party style.


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Alternative Wedding Receptions – Cocktail Party

This month we’re talking about alternative types of wedding receptions, and a wedding cocktail party reception is next on our list. Think late-night-after-party-rooftop party, where the drinks are flowing, the music is on point and you and your guests dance the night away. Thinking of a pre-dinner cocktail affair? We’ve got tips on that too. Keep reading to hear how to pull off a successful wedding reception, cocktail party style.


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Austin Venue Tour…Rustic Beauties

When it comes to Texas, rustic Hill Country weddings will always be a unique experience for you and your guests. Taking the best of Texas’s beautiful landscape and ambiance and adding charming venue options, these wedding venues are ideal for that classic Texas wedding feel.


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San Antonio 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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Fiesta-Inspired Wedding Receptions

Chicken on a stick, medals, margaritas have finally all made their return to San Antonio for Fiesta! We couldn’t be more thrilled to join in on the festivities and see all the smiling faces.

Of course – all this Fiesta goodness has us thinking about Fiesta-themed weddings! Nothing says Pure San Antonio more than bringing Fiesta elements into your wedding. Whether you’re thinking of going all-out or looking for light touches, we’ve gathered up inspiration, insights and advice for your Fiesta-themed wedding reception.


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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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Alternative Wedding Receptions – Brunch

long table with flowers, linens and plates outdoors

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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The Newest Texas Wedding Guide Magazine is Here!

The Texas Wedding Guide is the only local wedding magazine that covers Austin, San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country and we recently released the latest issue! Our 2021 issue is choked-full of wedding know-how, inspiration and loads of wedding professionals to get to know. Be sure to pick up your copy of the Wedding Guide and start planning. Read on to see some of the magazine highlights.
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The Newest Texas Wedding Guide Magazine Has Arrived!

The Texas Wedding Guide is the only local wedding magazine that covers Austin, San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country and we recently released the latest issue! Our 2021 issue is choked-full of wedding know-how, inspiration and loads of wedding professionals to get to know. Be sure to pick up your copy of the Wedding Guide and start planning. Read on to see some of the magazine highlights.
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San Antonio’s Largest Wedding Show is Here – Learn More About the Bridal Extravaganza!

Ready to get wedding planning? Head to the biggest and best bridal show in San Antonio – the Bridal Extravaganza! The show is the perfect place to meet wedding professionals, get inspiration and win big with Cash for Contracts, prizes and more. So join us June 13th from Noon – 5PM at the The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

No tickets yet? Avoid the line and purchase in advance with our online ticket portal.

Keep reading for more information and our best tips!


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Fast Five Austin – Chapelle Mouton

We love to get to know the people behind the wedding professionals! This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Dale from Chapelle de Mouton, one of the Hill Country’s beautiful wedding venues. This Mediterranean-styled Hill Country wedding venue is a truly unique location for your wedding. Read on to see the pics, learn more, and get to know some fun facts.


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Jump Start Your Planning at the Austin Bridal Extravaganza Show!

Ready to get wedding planning? Head to the biggest and best bridal show in Austin – the Bridal Extravaganza! The show is the perfect place to meet wedding professionals, get inspiration and win big with Cash for Contracts, prizes and more. So join us June 6th from Noon – 5PM at the Palmer Events Center.

No tickets yet? Avoid the line and purchase in advance with our online ticket portal.

Keep reading for more information and our best tips!


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San Antonio Venue Tour…Ranches & Resorts

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

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


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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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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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San Antonio Venue Tour of…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 modern, architectural design to Italian elegance, read more to find your perfect wedding venue.


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Austin Venue Tour of…Outdoor Elegant Venues

Love the Hill Country views but looking for a bit of elegance? This week we’re bringing you Hill Country wedding views that are each unique in their own way. From modern, architectural design to Italian elegance, read more to find your perfect wedding venue.


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Alternative Wedding Reception – A High Tea Wedding

Saturday night wedding? Perhaps not. With so many weddings rescheduled, Saturday evenings are becoming crowded. Whether your preferred venue is not available, or you’re just ready to do something original, we’re bringing you a new series on alternative wedding receptions. You get all the fabulousness of a great event, without the well-worn ceremony/dinner/dancing/cake reception scenario.

Ready to rethink your wedding reception? This week we’re starting with a High Tea Wedding.


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Alternative Wedding Receptions – High Tea Wedding Reception

Saturday night wedding? Perhaps not. With so many weddings rescheduled, Saturday evenings are becoming crowded. Whether your preferred venue is not available, or you’re just ready to do something original, we’re bringing you a new series on alternative wedding receptions. You get all the fabulousness of a great event, without the well-worn ceremony/dinner/dancing/cake reception scenario.

Ready to rethink your wedding reception? This week we’re starting with a High Tea Wedding.


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Hot Wedding Catering Trends You Need to Know About

The money you spend on your wedding catering is often one of the largest investments you’ll make in creating your event. And even though your guest list may have shrank, that doesn’t mean your wedding should have any less flair. 

Weddings are trending formal and fancy, with a post-pandemic lust for glamour. Add some style and glam through your catering professional. Here’s how!


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Hot Wedding Catering Trends You Need to Know About

The money you spend on your wedding catering is often one of the largest investments you’ll make in creating your event. And even though your guest list may have shrank, that doesn’t mean your wedding should have any less flair. 

Weddings are trending formal and fancy, with a post-pandemic lust for glamour. Add some style and glam through your catering professional. Here’s how!


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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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Austin Venue Tour of…Manors & Mansions

If you’re a couple who love romantic vibes and historic ambiance, a mansion or manor house 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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San Antonio Venue Tour…Rustic Beauties

When it comes to Texas, rustic Hill Country weddings will always be a unique experience for you and your guests. Taking the best of Texas’s beautiful landscape and ambiance and adding charming venue options, these wedding venues are ideal for that classic Texas wedding feel.


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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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How to Choose Your…San Antonio Wedding Venue

Looking for the right wedding professional for your San Antonio wedding can be a challenge, and the wedding venue is among the first decisions you’ll need to make. When brides and grooms begin considering where to host their wedding, it’s not surprising for the list of potential locations to span a large range.


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How to Choose Your…Austin Wedding Venue

Looking for the right wedding professional for your Austin wedding can be a challenge, and the wedding venue is among the first decisions you’ll need to make. When brides and grooms begin considering where to host their wedding, it’s not surprising for the list of potential locations to span a large range.


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San Antonio Wedding Open Houses & Events – February Highlights!

Despite the cold start February thankfully warmed up enough for venues to host fun and festive Open House events – and we’ve got the photos to prove it. Check out the latest from these events!


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Austin Wedding Open Houses & Events – February Highlights!

Despite the cold start February thankfully warmed up enough for venues to host fun and festive Open House events – and we’ve got the photos to prove it. Check out the latest from these events!


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Fast Five with McKinney Roughs Nature Park

We sat down with McKinney Roughs Nature Park to learn a little more about their beautiful Lost Pines venue and all the unique activities and options they have for couples getting married or even creating a memorable wedding weekend.


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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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