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The Newest Texas Wedding Guide Magazine is Here!

The Texas Wedding Guide is Austin and San Antonio’s only local wedding magazine and the latest issue is back on the stands! 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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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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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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Perfect Locations for your San Antonio Engagement Photo Shoot!

Searching for the perfect photo shoot location for your engagement pictures? Look no further than our extensive guide. From classic San Antonio locations to elegant gardens, we’ll help you find that just-right spot thanks to some recommendations from San Antonio photographer Limelight San Antonio Photography & Video.


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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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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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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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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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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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Fast Five with DTS Weddings

We were recently able to sit down with DTS Weddings and learn a little more about their photography and videography company and what makes them special. Read on to learn about their unique company!
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Spring Beauty Trends for 2021

No final bridal look is complete without deciding on your make-up and hair options. From romantic to sleek, your choices are wide but there’s only one final look that will be perfect for you. We’ve rounded up the latest trends to get you started.


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Spring Wedding Fashion Trends for 2021

Ah, Springtime. The weather gets warmer, the trees begin to bloom and everything feels fresh and new. We’ve got the latest in Spring Trends in both bridal and menswear fashion to get you dreaming of your Spring wedding 2021 and beyond.


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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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Stateside Honeymoon Locations – Safe, Simple and Totally Romantic!

Your honeymoon is a time to take a deep breath, re-center yourself as a couple and get away for a romantic time. In short – the honeymoon is an essential part of wedding planning you don’t want to skip out on.

With couples enduring more than their fair share of wedding stress this last year, and many still planning for the future, brides and grooms are looking for honeymoon options that won’t require constant rescheduling and restriction changes. The solution? A stateside honeymoon. There are many beautiful and unique locations across the continental US that are a short flight or drive away. We recommend working with a travel agent to further reduce the stress of planning your honeymoon.

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite stateside locations to get you started.


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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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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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San Antonio Black and White Photography Inspo!

When black and white journalistic photography first appeared in wedding photography, couples went crazy for it. And it’s obvious why! The results are super-slick and sophisticated. The final images are stylish enough to be framed and put up in a living room, office or bedroom. We gathered some great examples from some of our fav locations and photographers in San Antonio.


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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 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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San Antonio Venue Tour! – Breathtaking Ballrooms

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Our next venue tour takes us to some of the loveliest ballrooms in the San Antonio area for your wedding. From San Antonio elegance to Hill Country charm, we’ve rounded up an ideal venue list for all couples seeking the perfect ballroom.


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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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San Antonio February 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 Austin, and one peek shows you just why. Missed the fun? Check out the deets and photos and start planning on joining us June 13th.


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Afrocentric Wedding Themes & Ideas – Your San Antonio 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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San Antonio Wedding Vendor Open House – January Highlights!

From venues to cake shops – January was bustling with local San Antonio wedding vendor events. We’re giving you the highlights and the best of pics in case you missed one of these great events.


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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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February Bridal Extravaganza San Antonio – What to Know Before You Go

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We’re geared up and ready to meet you at the Bridal Extravaganza this Sunday, February 21st from Noon – 5PM at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Wondering what to expect? Keep reading for more information and our best tips.


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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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Venue Tours – Central San Antonio

Selecting a wedding venue for your wedding is one of the first decisions you’ll make on the way to creating your dream wedding. But don’t sweat it, the Wedding Guide is here to help. We’ve created a curated list of wedding venues in central San Antonio. All beautiful. All wonderfully located. From restaurants to gardens to ballrooms, check out these great options.
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A Wedding Winter Wonderland in San Antonio

Though winters in San Antonio may often be bright and sunny, couples who love the winter wonderland look for their nuptials can still get that snowy flair. From decorations to floral to fashion, it’s all about the look. Never mind the weather. 
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Boutique Weddings in San Antonio – Perfectly Intimate

Planning your boutique wedding in San Antonio? We’ve compiled expert tips and links to intimate wedding specials in the San Antonio area. Let’s get planning!


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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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Fast Five with Sugar Clouds Cotton Candy

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Lauren Leal, owner of Sugar Clouds Cotton Candy.
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Recently Engaged in San Antonio? Here’s what to do NEXT…

As the buzz of your epic proposal begins to wane, and you’ve already starting tagging pics with your unique couple’s hashtag, it’s time to get down to the business at hand: Planning your wedding in San Antonio. But don’t panic. We got you – with the next steps to start with as you begin planning.


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Hiring a Floral Designer in 2021 – Guest Post by Eden’s Echo Floral Design

First of all, Happy New Year!!!  We made it!  Now it’s time to plan that wedding.  Once you have your venue locked down, it’s time to look at other big ticket items like catering and floral.  I’m Erin McLarty, owner of Eden’s Echo Floral Design, here to help you navigate the world of wedding floral planning.


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Start Your Planning at an Open House

Today’s couples have a wide range of tools to help them plan their big day: wedding websites, apps, shows, and magazines just to name a few.

One often-overlooked option are Open Houses which are smaller, more intimate events typically hosted by the venue and usually featuring a couple of dozen select wedding professionals.

Why should attending be at the top of your planning to-do list?
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Fast Five with Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Elevia Le, Special Events Coordinator for Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery.  
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Cheers to the New Year!

Wow… No one expected 2020 to turn out the way it did. We had to shelter at home, come to the realization that we might run out of toilet paper, figure out distance learning, deal with unemployment and so much more. But we are strong,
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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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Fast Five with Bridal Connection at Stone Oak

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from, Angelita Sorensen, boutique manager at the Bridal Connection at Stone Oak.
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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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Fast Five with Eden’s Echo Floral Design

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Erin McLarty, owner of Eden’s Echo Floral Design
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Granberry Hills Hosts Safe Summer Open House

After months of virtual wedding planning, couples were ready to meet wedding professionals face-to-face (or mask-to-mask) at the Safe Summer Open House recently hosted by Granberry Hills. 
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Brides by Elizabeth hosts Kitty Chen Trunk Show

Trunk shows are a wonderful way to get a close up look at the latest trends and styles from a designer before the dresses actually hit the store. It is a great way to be the first to see what is the coming trends will be.
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Fast Five with Odd Brew Photography

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from David Alvarez, owner of Odd Brew Photography.  
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Sweet New Experiences for Your Guests

Today’s wedding couples, more and more often, want to offer their guests more than the traditional reception. They want to give their guests an experience. 
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Fast Five with the Pavilions at Rockport Beach

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from Kerry Goodall from Pavilions at Rockport Beach.
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Fast Five with Russ Russell, Cruise Planners

Texas Weddings’ Fast Five asks local wedding professionals the same five questions to help you get to know some of the people behind the companies. Today’s Fast Five comes from C.T. “Russ” Russell:
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