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Wedding Dress Shopping: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

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Picking out your wedding dress is a naturally fun part of your wedding planning experience. But finding the right dress takes time – and that means planning a wedding dress shopping day!

From searching for the perfect dress, to knowing what bridal shops to visit, to easy tips you may not know, you’ll need to know how to plan your wedding dress shopping in advance.

Here’s how to get from dreaming to saying yes to the dress no matter your style or budget.


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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: Bridal Connection at Stone Oak

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One of the first steps you take in planning your wedding is choosing your bridal gown. It’s a fun and important part of planning your wedding.

This week we sat down with Angelita Sorensen, boutique manager at the Bridal Connection at Stone Oak. to talk about what makes their bridal shop unique, favorite client stories and why she loves working at the Bridal Connection.
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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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New York Bridal Fashion Week Recap! Lace, feathers, fringe!

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New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week is over and the wedding gown world is abuzz without all the newest trends from the designers Spring 2023 collections!

Weddings today are getting big and celebrating large – and that includes the wedding gowns. The runway was full of big ball gowns, feathery touches, loads of sparkle and all over lace.

Here’s the list of our favorite trends from NYLFW 2022!


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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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Spring 2022 Bridal Fashion Trends

The weather is warming and the official start of Spring is almost here. And there’s nothing quite as charming as a Spring bride! 

The season evokes thoughts of macaron-inspired color schemes and garden soiree’s. From budding flowers to Easter vibes, there’s much to be inspired about in Spring. But we are most inspired when looking at the runway. Read more to hear all about our favorite in Spring 2022 bridal fashion.


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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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Fall Very Peri Wedding Color Palette

Looking at Very Peri wedding palettes we now look to the fall for wedding inspiration! 

We’ve paired the Color of the Year with fall favorites such as mocha, bright green, deep rose and light pink. This mix of deeper and paler colors are an exciting twist to fall wedding design and decor. Read about how to pull this palette off for your fall wedding.


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Pantone Color of the Year 2022

The Pantone Color of the Year 2022 has been announced – and we’re so excited to relate this moody and elegant color to all things weddings!

The color is not quite periwinkle and not quite lilac but some magical cross between the two. It gives off major wedding vibes and works well with a host of other colors from all seasons.

So let’s dig into Very Peri and how it can be a great color for your wedding.


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Winter Wedding Fashion Trends

It’s time to start planning your 2022 and 2023 Winter Wedding and you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered up the biggest trends for upcoming winter wedding fashion that you’ll want to incorporate in your wedding.

Read more about the hottest colors, materials and wedding gown styles that are making it big for winter weddings.


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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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Tradition Spin: Engagement Rings

Engagement rings have been a symbol of commitment for years. They’re a declaration to the world that you’re taken, that your relationship is moving to the next level.

These days, proposals can be full-scale productions. Manicures done. Cameras rolling. The ultimate social media post completed with accompanying hashtags.

But that’s not every couple. And the typical ladies-only history of engagement rings just doesn’t fit our modern views on marriage.

With that in mind, we have a few new ways couples are showing off their engagements that you just might want to steal.


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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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Fall 2021 Wedding Fashion Trends

Autumn is upon us and though we may still be waiting for the air to get crisp and breezy, couples planning their 2022 weddings are shopping now for wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses and suits for him or her.

Your wedding is a reflection of who you are as individuals, and as a couple. And the styles you wear at the wedding, and events leading up to the reception, perfectly showcases who you are.

We went through all the current wedding fashion trends for 2021 and picked out the best bets for your fall wedding.


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Summer Bridal Fashion Trends

The heat is up and as summer sizzles, couples getting married in summer 2022 are thinking through their options. And we gathered up the latest trends and the the looks from Fashion Week 2021 to break down the best looks for your summer wedding.


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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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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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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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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 Winter Wonderland

Though winters in Texas 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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Fast Five Austin with Mermaid Strands

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 Christa Holt, owner of Mermaid Strands LLC.
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Recently Engaged? 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 Austin. But don’t panic. We got you – with the next steps to start with as you begin planning.


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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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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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