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The First Steps Real Weddings – Engagements. . . . . . . . 14 Solving the Planning Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FYI – Bridal Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Marriage License. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Wedding Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Your Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 All that Glitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 FYI – Gem Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Wedding Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Trend Watch – Rose Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Bridal Extravaganza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Reception Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Real Weddings – The Kiss . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Guests Tell All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Great Ideas for Receptions. . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Out-of-Town Guests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Trend Watch – Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 We Love This Idea! Pillows . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Bachelorette Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Green Wedding Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Real Wedding Style Dayna & Danny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Britany & Ryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Melissa & Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Colleen & Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Chelsea & Nicholas . . . . . . . . . . 134

Getting Married in Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Jennifer & Robert . . . . . . . . . . . 148

Small Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Briana & Aaron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

The Celebration

Service Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Delaney & Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

Celebrating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

FYI – Seating Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Tonya & Ernesto . . . . . . . . . . . . 288

Questions to Ask the Venue . . . . . . . . . . 48

Real Weddings – Exits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Erin & Chris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314

Trend Watch – Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

FYI – Tipping Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Rehearsal Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

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Theme Wedding Inspiration – Mixed Mediums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Your Perfect Gown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235

Booking Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271

Bridal Gown Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

Idea Gallery – Different Views . . . . . . . . 281

Historic Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Buyer Beware! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Questions to Ask the Photographer . . 286

Wine 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Today’s Bridal Fashions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

Real Weddings – Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

FYI – Beverage Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Destination Down Under . . . . . . . . . . . . 245

DIY Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

Choosing Your Caterer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

Real Weddings – Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . 250

Real Weddings – San Antonio . . . . . . . 300

Questions to Ask the Caterer . . . . . . . . 190

Bridesmaids’ Dress Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

Trend Watch – Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302

FYI – Catering Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

Second Wedding Dress . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

Great Ideas for Photography . . . . . . . . 306

Trend Watch – Guest Books . . . . . . . . . 202

Lingerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254

Boudoir Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308

Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207

Perfect Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255

Videography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310

Idea Gallery – Amazing Cakes . . . . . . . . 213

Gown Preservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

Fresh vs. Frozen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218

Idea Gallery – Garters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258

The Entertainment

FYI – Icing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

Men’s Wear Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260

Hit the Right Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320

FYI – Cake Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222

Trend Watch – Groomsmen Gifts . . . . . 262

Dancing at Your Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . 323

Trend Watch – Dessert Bars . . . . . . . . . 224

Real Weddings – Men’s Wear . . . . . . . . 264

Hiring a DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 Real Weddings – Best. Day. Ever . . . . . 326

Trend Watch – Cake Toppers . . . . . . . . 226 Idea Gallery – Specialty Cakes . . . . . . . 229

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The Beauty Look Picture Perfect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

Trend Watch – Toasting Glasses. . . . . . 366

Idea Gallery – Remember the Day. . . . 402

Makeup and Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

Great Ways to Give Back . . . . . . . . . . . . 367

Registry Dos and Don’ts . . . . . . . . . . . . 404

Trend Watch – Bridal Hair . . . . . . . . . . . 336

Great Ideas for the Details. . . . . . . . . . . 368

Salon Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338 Weight Loss Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340

Theme Wedding Inspiration – Autumn Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

Trend Watch – Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

FYI – Chair Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376

The Details

Decorating Made Easier . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378

Flowers Set the Mood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347 FYI – Bouquet Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

Idea Gallery – Décor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381 Rental Experts Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386

Happily Ever After Why Use a Travel Agent? . . . . . . . . . . . 406 Honeymoon Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409 Your New Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411

The Wedding Professionals Austin Venue Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414

Questions to Ask the Florist. . . . . . . . . . 351

Choosing Linens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388

San Antonio Venue Directory . . . . . . . . 423

Idea Gallery – Flowers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354

Fireworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390

Directory of Wedding Professionals. . . 431

Bouquet Comparison Guide . . . . . . . . . 358

Photo Booths and Flipbooks . . . . . . . . 396

Trend Watch – Flower Alternatives . . . 360

Ice Sculptures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398

Invitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362

Arrive in Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399

Idea Gallery – Invitations . . . . . . . . . . . . 364

Selecting Registry Items . . . . . . . . . . . . 400

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Wedding consultants offer brides and their families a wealth of support and information.

A consultant can also advise on questions of modern etiquette.

Consultants listen to your ideas for your day and develop a realistic budget to guide you.

Want to do your own planning? Consider hiring a consultant for day-of services. They’ll coordinate all the vendors and keep everything running smoothly so you only have to relax and enjoy this special day.

You don’t have to spend weeks or months researching various vendors, your consultant has already done it. Their information does not come only from websites or well-chosen referrals from satisfied brides — it comes from personal experience with the vendor, experiences of other consultants, and the vendor’s industry reputation.

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Consultants should be trained and independent (not affiliated with any particular vendor or venue).

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FYI Consultant GUIDE

Their experience (avoiding costly mistakes) and relationships with other wedding professionals can often save couples MORE money than the consultant’s fee. They can...

REVIEW CONTRACTS

FIND THE BEST PROFESSIONALS

TRACK THE BUDGET

TODAY KEEP YOU ON SCHEDULE

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How are you paid and by whom?

Will you work with new vendors?

Will you attend all events (showers, rehearsal, etc.)

What does your package include?

On the day of your wedding

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Finally, keep in mind you will be working closely with your consultant.

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marriage license The cost for a marriage license is $60, plus local fees that range from $21 to $22. However, couples taking a state-approved, 8-hour premarital course will have the $60 license fee waived. The course must be completed within one year before the wedding to qualify. Marriage licenses are issued by each of the county courthouses and are valid throughout the state of Texas. To receive your license you must… ■

Both apply in person with proper I.D. (i.e. Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, passport).

Have your Social Security card.

No blood test is necessary.

Pay cash only.

Legal age is 18; if under 18 bring a certified copy of your birth certificate and a parent or legal guardian with their proof of I.D.

You must wait 30 days until after your divorce is final but do not need to bring your divorce decree.

Your license is valid for 90 days.

There is a 72-hour waiting period after your license is issued before you may be married. Exceptions are if you are an active duty military person, have completed the premarital course or for any one who receives a waiver from any district judge.

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Travis County 5501 Airport Blvd. Austin • 512-854-9188

Guadalupe County 101 East Court St. Seguin • 830-303-8863

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wedding INSURANCE For wedding couples, or their parents, who have lovingly planned every detail and budgeted down to the last penny, even a relatively small loss can feel devastating, while a large loss or liability claim can bring true financial disaster.

Wedding insurance policies can cost anywhere between $90 and $600 depending on the amount of coverage you want and the projected wedding budget. The typical time frame that you should purchase wedding insurance is from two years up until 14 days before the wedding date.

Wedding insurance helps protect you from the unforeseen circumstances that could threaten your wedding and reimburse you for monies lost. For example, what if your reception space goes out of business the month before the wedding or a specially designed bridal gown gets damaged or lost in the airport or a DJ or caterer doesn’t show up? These are all financial losses that could be covered by wedding insurance. WHAT CAN BE COVERED? ■

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Most of the time, weddings go pretty smoothly, but when something unexpected does go wrong, it can be frightening how quickly the costs can add up. This is where wedding insurance can help you. Though you might not want to think about it, disasters can happen anywhere, anytime, including your wedding day. But what is wedding insurance and how does it work?

Weather conditions that prevent the bride or groom, key members of the wedding party and/or a majority of guests from attending the wedding.

If vendors such as your minister or caterer do not show up, the cancellation or postponement of the wedding due to vendor mistakes can be covered under insurance policies.

Rescheduling if the bride, groom or key members essential to the wedding get sick, injured or hospitalized.

Rescheduling or postponement would be covered due to any military called to duty. This policy would also cover any last minute company moves where relocation to another city is mandatory and without notice.

If the photographer cancels or doesn’t show up or if their film is defective, the negatives are damaged, stolen or lost, insurance could provide money to cover the cost of

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another photographer or even a restaging of the wedding including the new flowers and another cake. ■

All non-monetary gifts that may be stolen or damaged.

Wedding rings can also be covered and replaced or repaired if lost or stolen.

There is also coverage that pays to repair or replace the bridal gown or other special attire if it is stolen, damaged or lost. This also includes financial failure of the bridal store.

Alcohol liability insurance covers the bride, groom and immediate family from alcohol related accidents, property damage or bodily injury due to an inebriated guest. This type of insurance is now required by many venues. Not all carriers have this policy, so make sure to shop around.

When it comes to honeymoons, check before purchasing travel insurance. Your credit card company or homeowner’s insurance may cover you if your luggage is stolen or your trip is delayed or cancelled. If not, you can buy separate trip-only insurance but some agencies do include travel insurance for your honeymoon. Before you buy wedding insurance, check to see which of your vendors have their own insurance and what it covers to avoid paying for overlapping coverage. Talk to your vendors to find out what they cover and what you should look into with your insurance agent. Every insurance policy and every wedding scenario is different. Be sure to sit down and discuss all the details with your insurance agent and tailor a policy that fits your needs. Ask questions and shop around to get the best deals.


During the course of planning your perfect wedding, you will make many decisions based on what tradition dictates.

ceremony

You don’t have to go to that extreme to have a personalized ceremony. Many couples find meaningful ways to make the actual ceremony personalized. Some will choose a song that has special meaning (but be sure to check with your church for permission); others may select a special reading, for example.

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One area of your wedding that is easily personalized is the ceremony. No longer do brides in formal white gowns have to walk down an aisle. Today marriages are conducted virtually anywhere, from parks and backyards to amusement park rides. Couples often choose a marriage location that represents how they met or mutual interests. Recently two senior citizens elected to marry at the department store where they met while employed. Periodically the news will carry stories of couples marrying while skydiving or even underwater. One of the easiest ways to make your wedding ceremony uniquely yours is to write your own vows. These can be included in the regular ceremony after the traditional vows or in place of the vows. Many couples shy away from writing their own vows fearing it will be too difficult. You do not necessarily have to compose the vows. You may find a

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poem or a passage from a book that strikes a chord in your heart. You may want to write a letter to your partner outlining all the things he makes you feel, why you fell in love in the first place and what you see in your future. Once you have the feelings on paper you will be surprised to find writing your own vows is surprisingly easy.

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Whatever you choose to do, don’t let tradition stop you from having a personal ceremony that is meaningful to you.

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all that glitters Whether you are seeking that special jewelry for your dream wedding ensemble or memorable gifts for family and attendants, you’ll discover some great ideas from the area’s leading jewelry stores.

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wedding BANDS Going round and round trying to decide on your wedding bands? Here’s where to start.

Does the bride’s band need to match the engagement ring or just complement it? Buy a band that “goes with” but doesn’t necessarily match to create your custom look.

Where do your hands spend most of their days? In dirt or grime? For people who work with their hands rings with carvings or filigrees can trap dirt, grime or germs (for those in the medical profession) and stones in rings can come loose and get lost.

Considerations: What can you realistically spend (usually about 3% of total budget)? Many couples will have “starter” bands; something that fits the budget now to be upgraded at a later date (usually an anniversary).

What is your lifestyle like? If you are active with sports or play certain musical instruments, you might want a slimmer ring with rounded edges, sometimes called a comfort fit.

Do you want the wedding bands to match? His-and-her’s matching sets used to be the norm, but today the decision is more often based on the need for durability, and personal style.

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Platinum: An increasingly popular choice in recent years, platinum is stronger than gold, but not as durable as several other choices such as titanium. Its bright, white color will not fade but it is usually the most expensive choice. Note, platinum can be a heavy metal to wear on a daily basis. Be sure to try one on before purchasing.

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INTERESTING FACT: Wedding rings are traditionally worn on your left ring finger because it is closer to your heart.

Titanium: The hardest natural metal, it is a popular choice for men’s rings. Not only is it lightweight, it is extremely strong and durable and its silver-gray color will not fade. More affordable than

platinum, it can be slightly more expensive than gold. ■

Tungsten Carbide: Hard, dense tungsten, when combined with a carbon alloy, becomes four times harder than titanium and can only be damaged through extreme force. In the same price range as titanium, it can be shined or brushed for a variety of finishes. It cannot, however, be resized so be sure to order the correct size.

Cobalt: A white metal, cobalt has a silver hue to it, and may be mistaken for platinum but the cost is much, much lower.

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Gold: The traditional medal of wed-ding rings for centuries. Most come in 14k (more affordable and durable) and 18k. Any karat of gold above 18k is too soft for daily-wear rings. White gold is yellow gold mixed with other medals and coated in rhodium plating. While it looks like platinum, the plating does easily wear off.

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The Texas Wedding Guide offers useful, practical advice to the bride and groom, as well as a listing of local wedding services to choose from. But what better way to make your final decisions than to meet the professionals in person! At the Bridal Extravaganza, you will be able to shop and compare hundreds of these professionals at one time. These shows offer you the chance to shop for everything you will need for your wedding under one roof: gowns, tuxedos, flowers, invitations, photography, catering, gifts, limousines, wedding cakes, beauty services, wedding consultants, wedding and reception venues, and so much more! Engage your senses. Sample the offerings of caterers and bakers, enjoy the scents of floral arrangements, hold the bouquets and listen to DJs and classical musicians. Find inspiration. Nothing compares to the real thing when you are looking at table settings, décor and the latest in fashions. Let us pay YOU! Sign a contract at the show and you can enter our Cash for Contracts drawing. Be one of our 8 winners and we will pay up to $250 of that contract.

These shows offer you the chance to shop for everything you will need for your wedding under one roof. Save money with Bridal Bucks. Each bride through the door will receive hundreds of dollars in Bridal Bucks to spend with participating exhibitors. Don’t forget the prizes! Photography packages, gift certificates, CASH and more are awarded at the end of the afternoon as grand prizes. Runway fashions shows let you see the latest gowns, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos. ENJOYING THE BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA: ■

Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes.

Be ready to take photos for inspiration.

Print out labels with your name, email (that you’ve created JUST for wedding related email), phone number, wedding city and date.

Allow enough time to talk with exhibitors.

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make your reception special The wedding reception is the first time you formally receive your relatives and friends as a married couple. Properly planned, it becomes one of the most joyous parties you and your groom will ever host. It can be as simple and demure as cake and punch in your home, or encompass a glorious five-course dinner and dance.

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MAKE YOUR RECEPTION SPECIAL

TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CELEBRATION ■

Decide your guest count, budget and what kind of location you would like, THEN begin looking for a venue. The services of a professional consultant or coordinator can greatly enhance and expedite the planning of your reception.

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When looking at sites, be sure you are looking at comparable costs. Some facilities include tables and chairs, others don’t. Be sure to find out what the total costs will be.

Station the bar well away from the buffet or food service area so there won’t be any congestion.

Possible locations include meeting halls, hotels, restaurants or clubs.

Reserve your reception spot well in advance, 12 to 18 months in advance.

Designate one table each for the wedding party and the parents.

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Churches sometimes have their own halls. Gardens and historical mansions also make for wonderful receptions.

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Visit the reception site and map out

Check out the parking. Is it free?

how you’d like it set up. Consider

If not, consider ordering parking

grouping furniture to stimulate

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questions to ask the venue ■ Are tables and chairs included in the rental fee? Linens? What is included?

■ How early can you get in the building to decorate? ■ How early can the caterer arrive? ■ Do they have a list of approved caterers? ■ What is available for use by the caterer? Is there an additional fee?

■ Is security required? ■ What are the alcohol policies? ■ Who is responsible for cleanup? When must the hall be cleaned?

■ Can the facility cancel the date? If so, with what kind of notice?

■ What are the payment options and arrangements? ■ What are the setup policies? ■ Is parking available? Is it paid or free? ■ Does the facility require insurance? Who is responsible for providing it?

■ Dance floor/music allowed? Is there a piano available? ■ What hours do you have the facility? Is anything else going on during the same time?

■ Do they allow bubbles, confetti, rice, etc. to be thrown in/around the facility? Who is responsible for the cleanup?

■ Are there any other restrictions?

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Tipping is always a challenging issue to understand when trying to plan for it in your wedding budget, but we have some good “rules of thumb” to go by when trying to approach the task knowledgeably.

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15% – 20% on top of contracted fee paid to driver.

Decorators, floral, cake, etc. $10 each if just dropping items off, $20 each if dropping off and setting up to great extent.

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Important: Be sure to inquire if products or services you have already contracted for include a gratuity or service charge built into your price.

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RECEPTION contracts Once you’ve decided on where to hold your reception and what it will include be sure the contract includes the following information: Total cost and a line-item breakdown of what’s included.

Amount of deposit and when it was paid.

Balance outstanding and when it’s due (payment schedule).

Exact date, time and location of your wedding. If using a venue with multiple rooms, be sure to include exactly which room your wedding will be in.

Detailed list of everything the facility will provide (tables, chairs, linens, amplifiers, etc.).

The name of the site representative who will be on hand on your wedding day, and the name of an acceptable substitute.

Proof of liability and liquor insurance.

Cancellation/refund policy.

Any other details that were agreed to orally you want to be sure are included.

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GUESTS tell all Every wedding couple wants their guests to have a wonderful time at their wedding. After all, a wedding is a happy occasion and in most cases means a terrific party! Like most parties, however, some wed-dings are more enjoyable than others. Some tips to keep in mind when planning your reception, courtesy of veteran wedding guests: Serve an entrée most people like, or at least recognize. Guests often enjoy trying something new, but most prefer exotic or unusual dishes be served as part of the appetizers rather than the main course. Remember your single guests. Single guests often feel panic when receiving an invitation addressed to “Jane Smith and Date.” Find out in advance of sending the invitations whether or not the guest has a significant other. If so, address the invitation to both. If you are unsure, address the invitation to the guest only. You can follow up with a phone call to let them know they are welcome to bring a date, if they like. Don’t play loud music throughout the reception. Guests find it extremely frustrating to try and talk over loud music. Keep music at a low, background level during the meal so guests can converse. You can always turn the volume up when it’s time to dance. Relax and enjoy yourselves. Guests generally have a better time if you are having a good time. Accept the fact that once the reception has begun, it’s too late to worry about what might or might not happen. Everyone who has ever been to a wedding will attest to the fact that the more fun the bridal couple is having, the more fun everyone will have.

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When it comes to tables, mix it up! Different sizes and shapes can give your reception a custom feel.

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Great IDEAS

Identify each table at the reception with words such as lines from your favorite story or poem, or locations of cities or countries you would like to travel to.

Place a note card with envelope and pen at each place setting for the rehearsal dinner. Have the mother of the groom invite guests to write notes on the first time they met the bride and groom. The cards may then be sealed, collected and presented to the couple to take along on their honeymoon.

Instead of feeding your guests wedding cake why not try dessert stands with berries, cookies and chocolates laid out at each table for your guests to relax.

Tight budget? Consider a late ceremony followed by a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, wine and a string quartet. Remember to state on the invitations “Cocktail Reception” so guests do not expect a full dinner.

Use floor-length table linens or custom linens with decorative overlays to accent centerpieces, flowers, and lighting.

Mix up the shapes and sizes of your guest tables. They don't all have to be round, they don't all have to seat the same number of people.

Have your wedding in the morning and do a brunch reception. You can have a fabulous event without breaking the bank.

One of the latest trends is to NOT do assigned seating and name cards. Let guests mix, mingle and move around.

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OUT-OF-TOWN guests When planning your special day, take a few minutes to think about those special people in your life who will travel from far away to be with you on your wedding day. You will want to make their stay an enjoyable, as well as memorable, experience. Most out-of-town guests prefer not to impose on those involved in the hectic wedding schedule. Make this easy for them by negotiating a group rate with a local hotel. If you are holding your reception in a hotel, that may be the first stop to make when looking for rooms for your guests. Most hotels give discounts for groups of seven or more guest rooms. First, let the hotel know approximately how many rooms your guests will need. Then, send a letter to your out-oftown guests with the hotel’s special room rate and reservation number so that guests can arrange their own reservations. Please be sure to inform your guests that they need to contact the hotel at least two weeks prior to the

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wedding. By doing so, any rooms that are not booked can be released and you will not be held accountable for them. Remember, hotel accommodations are a special service you can provide your out-of-town guests. While allowing your guests the privacy of their own room, hotels also enable your out-of-town guests to spend time together and to easily coordinate transportation to your wedding and parties. In addition, the hotel concierge can arrange tours, shopping visits, or almost anything else your guests enjoy. This service lets your guests continue to enjoy their stay while you are off on your honeymoon.

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We know Texans are true to their school and what better way to incorporate your alma mater than with these cute ring pillows. (www.mbellishengraving.com)

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Like the bachelor party, the bachelorette party has become a celebration of the end of “being single” and usually includes the immediate wedding party and very close friends of the bride. The maid of honor is usually in charge of coordinating the event.

bachelorette PARTY

Be creative when planning your party. Many local businesses have suggestions that guarantee a night to remember. A room in a restaurant, a hotel or spa suite are popular party locations because they allow you to fully enjoy yourselves without disturbing other guests. Barhopping or nightclubs with comedy or live entertainment are other popular choices. And while you’re out enjoying the evening, avoid any problems with drinking and driving by treating yourself to a night out in a limousine.

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For a party at home, videos can provide fun and memorable entertainment. Wherever your party is held, you can cater it yourself with prepared party trays and “just heat and serve” entrees from local specialty stores or caterers. The bachelor and bachelorette party sometimes takes the form of a shower, with the bride or groom receiving small gifts. Lingerie, gag gifts, or things to use on the honeymoon are popular themes for this type of party. Be sure it is tailored to suit the style and personality of the guest of honor. This party is best held a week or two before the wedding; not the night before! That way you won’t be putting anything in the way of your enjoyable wedding day.

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earth-friendly planning tips Across the country, a “green” wedding is fast becoming the way to say, “I do.” So it’s no surprise that eco-friendly nuptials are one of the hottest trends around. Couples are look-ing for creative ways to lessen the impact of their big day by giving their celebration an earthy appeal.

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Work with your caterer to choose dishes that incorporate local, seasonal fruits and vegetables which will not only taste fresh and look gorgeous, but they’ll also be less expensive because of their abundance. Find out how your leftover wedding food can be donated. Most food banks only deal with non-perishable food items, but food rescue programs pick up both perishable and non-perishable foods, and a good place to start would be America’s Second Harvest.

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INVITATIONS ■

Look for post-consumer or recycled paper for your wedding invitations. Some alternatives to look for include paper made from hemp or bamboo.

Ask your printer to use a soy-based ink; it’s a greener choice (made from renewable soy beans), and the end result can be brighter, clearer printing.

PLACE CARDS ■

Pluck leaves from trees and handwrite with a permanent-ink pen the guest’s name on each leaf; add an extra-skinny ribbon at the stem and tie the leaf around the napkin.

Stamp large river rocks with guests’ names using an alphabet stamp set

CATERING ■

Ask the caterer you select to use readily available organic ingredients — eggs, milk, sugar, spices, herbs, butter — to create your wedding menu.

Order locally grown in-season flowers, which are likely to be cheaper.

After the wedding is over, the flowers can be donated to a nursing home, hospital, or assisted living home.

Consider using potted plants in your decorating. Supplement with inserted fresh flowers for color.

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Use what you have: Lemons from a backyard tree could be marked with guests’ names using a permanent marker.

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, consider hanging solar lanterns (available at hardware stores) in the trees, or use them to line the lawn to create pathways. They charge in the sun all day long and cast a soft glow at night.

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All gowns are eco-friendly. Just choose the dress you love the most, to pass on to your children. Or, use the family dress passed on to you.

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Ask caterers to recycle cans, bottles and aluminum foil and insist on a no-Styrofoam policy. Ask the bartenders to save the wine and champagne corks from the evening; transform them into a beautiful keepsake trivet by encircling them all with a pipe clamp you can find in any hardware store.

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available at any craft store; rest a rock at each place setting and ask guests to return the rocks to a river, or add them to a garden or planter in their own homes after the reception.

Try to have the wedding near the wedding reception. It saves on gas and makes it easier on guests who may not be familiar with the area.

For an occasion as momentous as a wedding, the perfect favor is a live tree. Small burlap-wrapped seedlings are readily available at most homeimprovement stores for less than $10. Embellish them with extra-wide

grosgrain ribbon and attach a manila tag with the growing instructions. ■

Wildflower starters, in a variety of shapes, look lovely and when planted by your guests at home will provide beautiful flowers for them to enjoy.

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getting married IN AUSTIN Long recognized for its unique and laidback feel, Austin offers a wide range of options for your reception, wedding ceremony, bachelor/ette parties and entertaining out-oftown guests that you’ll find nowhere else. From historic buildings, breathtaking gardens and parks, as well as lake adventures, there are many ways to make your wedding as unique as your relationship. Here are just a few. Texas State Capitol, the only state capital taller than the U.S. Capitol building. The grandeur of this Texas monument is the perfect backdrop for sunset weddings or afternoon photo sessions. Take your guests on a tour of the Capitol Visitors Center with a theater, exhibits and gift shop. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum housing historic documents, photos and life-size Texas exhibits. Out-of-town guests will get to see for themselves why Texans figure everything is bigger and better here. The museum is also available for your reception.

The Zilker Botanical Gardens, 2220 Barton Springs offers a number of different gardens. Among their scenic trails you can find the Hartman Prehistoric Gardens, where dinosaur tracks were found in 1992, the Green Garden with native and well-adapted plants, rose garden, and the Taniguchi Oriental Garden. Each garden is unique and sure to provide a perfect backdrop for your wedding portrait. Call 512-477-8672 for information.

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The Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Rd. offers handcrafted sculptures scattered throughout a romantic garden trail. With towering canopies of trees, waterfall and lily pond, the garden features 200 sculptures, paintings and drawings to add that bit of culture to your special day.

large preserved landscape with nature trails. This historic 1870s home is surrounded by lily ponds, peacocks and palms

The Zilker Clubhouse is one of the popular choices in Austin located at 200 Arnulfo Alonso Way, off of Rollingwood Drive. This facility has a panoramic view of downtown Austin, nestled in the hills west of Zilker Park and can accommodate 150 inside. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue offers a natural Hill Country beauty. The Gallery has floor to ceiling windows overlooking a wildflower meadow and gorgeous courtyard where guests can dance the night away under the stars. The Mayfield Cottage and Gardens is located at 3505 West 35th Street on a 23 acre wooded estate. The picturesquestyle cottage features a beautiful scenic garden with a

and is the ideal enchanted setting for your wedding and reception. The cottage accommodates 45 comfortably with a maximum of 100 attendees on the grounds. It is perfect for a small intimate to medium sized event. To reserve a city park or facility you must contact the Parks and Recreation Department. They have designed a draw system to facilitate booking reservations for their wedding sites. Some require-ments must be met in order to be considered in the draw to reserve a site: ■

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GETTING MARRIED IN AUSTIN

the last day of the month and you will be informed by telephone if you are selected.

Your letter must be mailed between the 1st and the 20th of the month to be included in that month’s draw. Any letters postmarked after the 20th are not included.

You may place a reservation in person or by telephone six months in advance of the requested date. Be sure to call the Parks and Recreation Department at 512-974-6797 to get their complete rules and regulations sent to you.

After the 6th month, you can contact the department directly. Sites are available on a first come, first serve basis.

You must include the following information: name, address, phone number, requested site, number of guests, indicate whether or not you will sell alcoholic beverages, and three dates in the month in the order of preference that you would like to choose from. The draw is held on

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Locations for small weddings When planning your small wedding, try thinking outside the box. A smaller wedding offers a variety of options for locations that aren’t possible for receptions of more than 50. Here are just a few ideas. Bed & Breakfasts: With intimate and romantic settings, a bed and breakfast is a wonderful place for simple yet elegant wedding. Not only can you have the wedding on site, you can have a wonderful wedding night. Historic Sites: Nestled among the hustle and bustle of modern city life are many unique historical sites that can host your unique wedding. On The Water: The nautical charm of a floating celebration on a ship, yacht, or even old-fashioned riverboat and the breathtaking scenery floating offer a dreamy effect for a wedding on the water.

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The Great Outdoors: An outdoor wed-ding can range from a simple garden atmosphere, a picturesque river or lakeside event, or an elegant buffet design set up to watch the sunset. State parks as well as city parks make excellent choices. A Home Affair: Sometimes the perfect wedding site is one you’ve visited a hundred times — your parents’ backyard. The extra planning an at-home wedding takes is well worth the effort for brides who have their heart set on a romantic and memorable wedding.

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SERVICE contracts Once you’ve decided to work with a particular wedding service provider, get a written contract or letter of confirmation. It should include your name and address, their name and address, a definition of the specific service you’ve contracted, times of arrival and departure, goods that will be delivered and time of delivery, contracted costs, overtime costs, deposit paid, and balance due. Your contract should also include several important dates: your wedding date; date contract was written; date your deposit was paid; and date the balance is due. Include all the details you’ve agreed upon. The more details you write in the contract, the more likely you are to receive every-thing you’ve discussed when the wedding arrives (which may be 18 months from the time your contract is made). List the specific type and number of flowers in each bouquet; the specified dinner menu; the flavors of the cake; the poses you definitely want for your photo album, or any other information. It is also a good idea to reconfirm the details several weeks before your wedding, especially for services that were discussed many months before the actual date.

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A signature drink can save on bar costs.

DID YOU KNOW? As part of an old English ritual, on the day of her wedding, a bride would pass out mugs of ale to family and friends who would then give her money to set up house-keeping. Hence, the “bride’s ale” became “bridal.”

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DID YOU know? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in your shoe… What does it mean? “SOMETHING OLD” Wearing something belonging to her family represents a link to the bride’s family. Most of the time the bride wears a piece of family jewelry or her mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress. “SOMETHING NEW”

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Wearing something new helps bring good fortune and success to the bride’s new life. The wedding dress, if new, fills this requirement admirably.

“SOMETHING BORROWED” Wearing something worn previously by a happy bride brings the new bride happiness in her marriage. Borrow a piece of jewelry, a hand-kerchief or part of your wedding attire from a married friend. “SOMETHING BLUE” This tradition dates back to biblical times when blue stood for purity and fidelity. In times past the entire dress was blue, then it became a blue band on the hem. Today, most brides wear blue in their garter to satisfy this tradition. “SIXPENCE IN THE SHOE” Placing a silver sixpence in the bride’s left shoe was done to bring wealth to the bride’s marriage.

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A dinner following the wedding rehearsal is traditional. It is a lovely way to begin your wedding festivities and allows your attendants and families to relax and get acquainted.

rehearsal DINNER

The meal is traditionally hosted by the groom’s parents, and includes the immediate family of both the bride and the groom, the wedding officiant and members of the wedding party and their spouses. In some circumstances, you may want to include special out-of-town guests who have already arrived and the parents of younger wedding party members. The rehearsal dinner is the traditional time for the groom’s father to make a formal toast to the couple. It is also an appropriate time for the attendant’s gifts to be passed out. Seating plans and place cards are especially important to this dinner,

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probably a first meeting for more than one of the group. The bridal couple generally sits together at the head of the group, their parents flanking them. The members of the wedding party are seated throughout the rest of the family members and special guests. Presumably, they will feel more at ease and be able to assist in making the other guests more comfortable. For an entirely different twist, the latest trend in post-rehearsal events are more casual get-togethers. For a more relaxed evening try a backyard barbeque or a casual buffet. Because it is an icebreaker of sorts, relax and enjoy the rehearsal dinner. Don’t linger too long however. Brides look terrible with bleary eyes.

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theme wedding inspiration

mixed mediums

Copper accents and old wood mixed with vibrant, lush florals and candlesticks pop against the white walls and stained glass windows of the venue in this updated Prohibition-look.

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PLANNER Bella Events

PHOTOGRAPHY Brio Photography

PAPER Dolce Paper

FLORAL The Flower Girl

CAKE Michelle’s Patisserie

VENUE Mercury Hall

RENTALS Premiere Events

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MISSION: beautiful photos Mission San Juan 9101 Graf Road; Church: 534-3161 One of the smaller mission complexes in the area, the church has a distinctive look, including the simple bell tower, typical of Mexico. The church is also smaller than most of the other missions and overall is muted in appearance.

Mission Espada 10040 Espada Road; Church: 627-2064 The southernmost church, it is surrounded by woodlands in a rural setting, although it is just yards away from a highway. Mission Espada is the oldest mission in Texas, originally founded in 1690. In 1731 it was moved to its present location.

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One of San Antonio’s most unique attractions, next to the Riverwalk, are its historic missions.

The Alamo, located downtown, is most likely San Antonio’s most famous mission. While most of the original grounds and building have long dis-appeared, the central church remains, plus various outbuildings still remain and are now used as a museum. Mission Concepción 807 Mission Road; Church: 533-8955 The mission was relocated to San Antonio in 1731 from east Texas. With an attractively aged appearance of the central church, which is distinctly Spanish in design, has needed very little restoration over the years. Mission San José 607 San José Drive; Church: 922-0543 This is the largest and best preserved of the five missions in San Antonio. Founded in 1720, the mission is currently surrounded in most directions by trees and grassland along the river, providing an unspoiled picture of how it looked nearly 300 years ago.

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Overseen by the San Antonio National Historical Park, the Missions of San Antonio include: The Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Valero), Mission Concepción, Mission San José, Mission San Juan, Mission Espada.

The missions make excellent backdrops for brides to take their bridal portraits. Portraits taken at the missions offer a distinctive and elegant look that is symbolic of San Antonio. Bridal portraits and wedding photography may require advance reservations. Check with your photographer. Arrangements for wedding ceremonies inside one of the Mission churches are made directly through the individual mission’s parish. For more information as to how you can gain access to one of the missions, contact: San Antonio Missions NHP Headquarters (210) 534-8833 Visitor Center (210) 932-1001 Email: saan_administration@nps.gov

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wine 101 Merlots are usually a bit drier than cabernets with a medium-body. The oaks flavors are typically lower than a cabernet and the fruit flavors are typically a bit more pronounced. Merlots go well with just about all foods. Pinot Noir is typically a lighter-bodied, fruitier red wine. The fruitier taste of pinot noir make it another excellent choice to please a wide variety of palates.

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SPARKLING WINES Champagne can only be called that if it is from that region of France. Otherwise it is wine in champagne-method. Usually very dry or “brut.” Asti Spumante is an Italian sparkling wine that is sweeter than champagne-method wines and also makes an excellent toasting wine.

When selecting wines for your reception there is a wide variety from around the world. Here is a brief primer on the most well known. Take a little time and try them. Not only will it be educational, it will also be enjoyable. WHITE WINES Chardonnay is America's number one selling white wine. Chardonnays are considered a dry wine with little sweetness. They are usually known for their buttery taste and can have a wide range of fruit overtones. This white wine is capable of accommodating most palates and just as many food pairing combinations. Pinot Gris, also known as pinot grigio in Italy, is usually a medium-full bodied white wine. Not normally as dry as chardonnay, pinot grigio is often a favorite of those who don’t normally drink wine. Riesling wines come in a variety of styles, from dry to sweet (or off-dry), and light to full-bodied. A sweeter riesling is an excellent choice to pair with a chardonnay to offer guests two different white wines.

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Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine with a crisp, refreshing taste. It is usually a medium-bodied and pleasing to most palates that enjoy dry wines. RED WINES Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular of the red wines and considered a dry wine. Cabernets range from mediumbodied to full-bodied and are characterized by their oakiness.

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FYI Beverage GUIDE

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The Root Cellar B akery & Catering

enjoy the delicious adventure If your wedding reception is being held at a facility that does not provide catering, you should hire a professional caterer. Because a caterer is experienced in planning and working with large groups, they have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that a sufficient quantity of food will be available and that it will be properly refrigerated and/or heated on your special day. continued on page 184

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CATERING

Select your caterer between 9 and 12 months before the wedding. Know the date, location, number of guests and budget BEFORE calling caterers. Then you won’t expend precious time and effort on a caterer who doesn’t have your date available or is too pricey for your budget. Locally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $15 and up per person, plus tax and tip, which usually adds another 15% to 20% to the total cost of the plate.

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Smaller parties, less than 100, are best served by a sit down dinner while a buffet service usually works better for larger groups.

Always ask for a taste test of the proposed menu items.

Save money… change the time of your wedding and reception. After a morning wedding you could provide a brunch reception, which would reduce the cost of the food as well as the alcohol.

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Consider your guests when picking menu. Keep reception food recognizable. Be sure to ask your caterer exactly what services are included in your

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Your caterer should not only select, purchase and prepare the food, but also do the set up, serving and cleanup as well.

Most catering services also provide table linens, china and silverware as part of their service as well as cake cutting and serving.

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questions to ask the caterer ■ Can you test taste proposed menu items? ■ Does the price include tax? Service charge? If not, what is the additional percentage?

■ What dishes/utensils will be used for the reception, plastic or china? Additional cost for either? Does bid include cake plates?

■ Are linens provided and included in the price? ■ How many staff/servers are needed for the wedding? How will they be attired?

■ How often is the buffet refurbished? ■ Will the caterer’s staff cut and serve the cake? Is there an additional fee?

■ What are the deposit and arrangements for payment? ■ What are the cancellation/ postponement policies? ■ What beverage arrangements have been made? Will liquor be served? Does caterer have proper licensing? Will caterer serve? Cash or open bar?

■ Is the caterer familiar with the facility? ■ Will caterer need access to a kitchen and how early? ■ Who is responsible for table decorations including the buffet table if one is used?

■ Can box meals or a separate meal be provided for the other wedding professionals? (Photographer, DJ, security, etc.)? What is the additional cost?

■ Can the caterer prepare a going-away package with samples from the menu?

■ When is the final head count due? ■ Get all answers to questions in writing or in contract.

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quick tip

Ask your caterer to make to-go boxes for you and your new spouse for after the reception.

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select your caterer 6 to 12 months prior to your wedding

FYI Catering GUIDE

If doing a buffet, go for…

quality over quantity!

Four really excellent dishes are much better than 8 so-so dishes.

BUFFET STYLE

SEATED DINNER

Better for larger receptions (more than 100 people)

Best suited for smaller parties, but also appropriate for larger, more formal weddings

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Guests are able to eat and visit with tablemates instead of standing in line

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When researching caterers

Who will provide rental items?

be sure to compare “apples to apples” i.e., that each bid includes ALL charges, fees, etc.

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More servers needed (usually 1 for every 20-25 guests)

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Ways to reduce catering costs:

Be prepared to pay additional amounts over the cost of the meal. It’s called “plus plus.” The final cost of the meal is determined by the meal and server costs PLUS tax PLUS gratuity. Depending on the caterer’s rates that can add 20% or more to the actual meal cost.

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Change time of wedding — A brunch after a morning wedding or heavy hors d’oeuvres for a cocktail wedding.

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For large parties, service can be an issue(by the time the last tables are getting their food, first tables served are done)

Confirm the deadline for your final head count. Some venues/caterers will over set for 5% of your head count. If your head count is 100, they will prepare enough food to feed 105.


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making the sweetest decision Wedding cakes go back in tradition as far as weddings. The Greeks baked mixtures of grain and honey, the Romans did theirs with grain and salt. The elaborate tiered cakes we know today came from the era of the pioneer bride. Her popularity was judged by the size of her cake. Guests used to bring layers of cake filled with applesauce, stack them, and then they were iced. The higher the stacks, the more popular the bride! continued on page 210

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CAKES continued from page 207

Choose your baker by reviewing their design album and sampling their flavor.

Be sure to select your baker several months in advance. The baker will need to know the date, location, and time of your reception and how many guests the cake needs to serve.

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Cake fillings are as many and as varied as cake flavors. Whenever possible, taste the combinations you are considering to see if they complement each other well.

Many cakes require assembly by the baker at the reception site, so be sure to allow time for this. Your baker will generally require a deposit to hold your wedding date. Be sure to get a receipt describing the type of cake you’ve ordered, its filling, icing, style, color and cake

top. It also doesn’t hurt to call and confirm your cake order about one week before your wedding. ■

Your baker will give you cutting instructions. Remember, when you make the first cut, hold the knife in your right hand. Your groom’s hand closes over yours and together you cut a slice.

In addition to your cake, other sweets can create lasting memories at your wed-ding reception. Don’t overlook the special touch that mints or chocolates can add to your cake table.

Many confectioners will customize candies engraved with your initials or wedding date.

Traditionally, a bride and groom rest upon the cake. Cascading fresh or silk flowers, delicate blown glass tops and even porcelain teddy bears

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and crocheted wedding bells have been seen on today’s cakes. ■

It is customary to save the top layer of your wedding cake and a few of your confections for next year so you and your groom can share those sweet memories again on your first anniversary.

Many bakers freeze their cakes for 2 to 3 days before the wedding. Don’t let the idea of a frozen wedding cake scare you. Generally, if frozen properly, most people can not tell the difference between a

The groom’s cake is usually more casual in style and served at the reception as a second flavor choice for guests.

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fresh VS. frozen When it comes to the cake, which is better — fresh or frozen? Many bakers freeze their cakes for two to three days before the wedding. This is especially true of bakers who often have several weddings on one weekend.

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Don’t let the idea of a frozen wedding cake scare you. Generally, if frozen properly, most people can not tell the difference between a fresh or previously frozen cake. Ask your baker if they freeze their cakes. Many find it easier to decorate and stack frozen cakes. If they freeze their cakes, ask about their methods. Ask how long the cake will take to thaw; are the fillings frozen; and if they freeze the cakes before or after icing them. Also ask that if they freeze their cakes that you have previously frozen cake at your tasting. When all is said and done, what matters is the taste. If you are happy with the taste of your cake, don’t worry about how it is created, just that it gives you all the flavor and freshness you are seeking.

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Don’t know your ganache from your galoshes?

FYI

Icing GUIDE

Before you begin looking for your dream wedding cake, here are some definitions and pictures to help you decide what best suits your needs.

BUTTERCREAM

FONDANT

This is a smooth, creamy butter-based icing that is generally used to ice the entire cake, giving it a traditional look.

It is a very smooth, matte, elastic icing that is almost dough-like in texture when being applied.

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Not overly sweet. Can take on a wide variety of flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, lemon, hazelnut, coconut or any variety of fruit flavors. Easily colored. Can be applied in a variety of textures from piped swirls or scrolls and flowers to a smooth finish.

ROYAL ICING Royal icing is usually used to create leaves, flowers and other edible decorations, but rarely on the whole cake. When applied to the cake it is soft and pliable, but then dries to a hard finish, often seen used on professionally decorated cookies.

Buttercream icings do not do well in heat and must be kept cool. Can be smoothed out extremely well, but not as smooth as fondant. Does not work well to cover carved cakes.

WHIPPED CREAM & MOUSSE These use large amounts of dairy products. Both of these icings must be refrigerated until serving, so generally are not used on wedding cakes, which are usually on display throughout the reception until serving time.

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Gives cakes a flawless, porcelain finish. Can be folded to create ribbons and swags. Various tools can be used to create textured designs such as quilting, stripes, etc. Also often used to create appliques applied directly to the cake. Covered cakes will stay fresh for days in the fridge.

Usually more expensive than buttercream. Errors in finish or texture often require starting from scratch. Considered not as tasty as buttercream, depending on brand and type. Newer fondant recipes are better tasting. Many bakers will put a layer of buttercream under the fondant.

GANACHE

GUM PASTE

Ganache is more properly considered a glaze than a frosting. Made from heavy whipping cream and usually chocolate, the icing is poured over the cake. It dries to a finish similar to fondant, but is less labor intensive. Ganache itself is extremely rich and sweet and is also used as a filling for cakes.

Gum paste is an edible sugar dough used primarily to create decorations such as flowers, leaves, etc. It is very often used to create figurines.


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Today, the groom’s cake is usually smaller, a different flavor than wedding cake and designed to represent his interests.


Did You Know? 500 lbs

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's wedding cake was 9 feet around, weighed 300 pounds and was 14 inches high. It was served at the wedding breakfast. Queen Elizabeth II had 12 wedding cakes. The one she cut at her wedding was 9 feet tall and weighed 500 pounds.

According to one long-forgotten tradition, the bottom layer of a wedding cake represents the couple as a family, and the top layer represents them as a couple. Each layer in between represents a child they hope to have.

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for the perfect gown,

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WEDDING GOWNS

Order your gown and bridesmaids’ dresses six months to one year before your wedding date.

Call ahead for an appointment with a salon consultant, especially December through April and on Saturdays. An appointment will assure you the time and attention needed to make this important decision.

Allow the salon consultant to help you select the “correct” size, as each manufacturers size can vary. REMEMBER TO ORDER THE SIZE YOU ARE NOW, NOT THE SIZE YOU “HOPE TO BE” BY THE WEDDING. It is much easier to take in a gown than to let it out.

gowns with a train, whether a sweep, chapel length, or cathedral length are reserved for formal or semi-formal weddings. ■

A bride considering an informal ceremony may choose a floor length gown without a train, a tea length gown, a knee length suit or cocktail dress.

Satin, silk, taffeta, velvet, crepe and tapestry brocades are prominent for fall and winter weddings. Chiffon, lace, tulle, silk crepe and English net for spring and summer.

Any woman can wear a long white gown no matter what her age or if she has been married before.

Only first-time brides should wear a train and a veil. Encore and perhaps mature first-time brides should consider a bridal hat, a hair arrangement of flowers or fabric bows.

Ask the price of alterations on each piece ordered.

Be prepared to leave a 50% deposit at the time of the order.

Before you begin to shop SET A BUDGET and get ideas about the styles you like by paging through some bridal fashion magazines.

The shop will call you to arrange a date for your first fitting. Be sure to bring the shoes you’ll wear on your wedding day.

The formality of the wedding takes precedence in choosing the style:

Some stores may include one fitting in the cost of the dress. Special

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alterations and extra lengths involve additional charges, as do headpieces and veils. ■

Attendants’ gowns should complement the bride’s gown in style and color. They can be floor length, or any length shorter than the bride’s gown — never longer.

When ordering bridesmaids dresses, bring in bridesmaids all at one time (or their exact measurements) as dresses will not be ordered until ALL bridesmaids are fitted to insure that the dresses will all be made from the same dye lot.

Allow at least one month for alterations. Try on your gown after alterations. A shop should be able to do minor alterations quickly if necessary.

After your final fitting, inspect the gown closely for any loose trim, beads, etc. BEFORE you leave the shop.

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bridal gown TERMS When you begin shopping for your perfect wedding gown, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the terms and descriptions. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the more common terminology used when discussing wedding attire.

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design that is high on the sides and back, with an angled open bodice with a sweetheart shape.

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The Internet has become one of the most valuable tools a bride has to plan her wedding. Through sites such the Texas Wedding Guide site (www.TexasWeddings.com), couples can access information on everything they need for their wedding. While online shopping has become main-stream, brides should think long and hard, before purchasing their wedding gown online. It may seem like a great idea, price-wise, but there are many pitfalls. The most obvious draw back to purchas-ing a gown online is the fact you can’t try it on. Most brides will spend hours at various bridal salons trying on gowns. Many of the gowns offered online are not the same quality as gowns purchased in shops. Often gowns sold online are actually seconds, or not first quality gowns.

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Look at the price the gown is being offered at. If the price online seems too good to be true, it probably is.

CAREFULLY read the description of the less expensive dress you are looking at online. If the description says “imitation,” “inspired by,” “similar to,” or any such wording, be concerned.

Check out the photos on the site. If they are blurry or badly cropped, the site is probably a counterfeit site. Even if the images are clear, use google.com and search images. Counterfeit sites will often "steal" images off the actual designer site.

Check the spelling of the name of the designer. It is amazing how often the counterfeit sites misspell the names of the designers they are supposedly representing.

Read the entire site, carefully paying attention to where the company is located; return policies; and FAQs. Counterfeit sites often fail to include this information.

Call the contact number listed on the site. If the site doesn’t list a phone number or if you can never reach a live person and messages go unreturned, it may be time to move on.

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Most times, the less expensive gowns you find online are actually copies of designer gowns. These gowns definitely represent a case of what you see (online) is NOT what you are going to get. Check the website of any known bridal gown designer and you will NOT find a link or opportunity to order a gown. You will find local retailers. If designers aren’t selling gowns from their own websites, why would they allow others to sell them at a discounted price? If you are looking to save money on the gown, you are much better served to shop at an authorized retailer. Sample sales and trunk shows are great ways to save. Designer sites will often list upcoming trunk shows. Not only will you see the dress you get, it is much easier to get disputes settled when you have person to deal with, not an email.


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Are you finding it difficult to pick out one dress that all of your bridesmaids love?

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If your bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, try selecting a specific color, manufacturer, or fabric so

Choose a color palette that matches the mood of your wedding. Try using shades of one color to create a soft umbrae effect or use every color of the rainbow to create a bold vibrant look. Match the array of shades in the dresses to the flowers and groomsmen’s attire.

If you give your bridesmaids complete creative freedom on their attire use buzzwords as guidelines for when they are shopping. Words like elegant, girly, vintage, modern, retro, and classic will help create a cohesive yet mismatched look that matches the mood of your wedding.

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You can allow your bridesmaids to choose a flattering style for them while still achieving cohesive look by following these simple guidelines.

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your attendants can pick a silhouette that flatters them best. Neutral colors give mismatched dresses a more unified look than any other color.

Different body types, skin tone, hair color, and personal style all lead to every bridesmaid having a different opinion on what they want to wear to your wedding. The most recent trend in bridesmaid fashion is allowing the bridesmaid to choose her own dress or wear a convertible gown.

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Convertible dresses offers one dress but multiple different wearable styles. A Manhattan-based company, Twobirds, offers four gorgeous convertible gowns in more than 20 vibrant colors. In addition to a convertible gown, the company Henkaa has a mix-and-match skirt “and convertible bandeau collection that offers an endless array of customizable dresses.

If you know your bridesmaids are on a tight budget, a wallet-friendly solution is to rent. Little Borrowed Dress is the first online wedding boutique to offer rentable bridesmaids dresses. The dresses come in a variety of colors and styles, all with built-in adjustment points for a custom fit without needing a tailor.

If you let your bridesmaid pick out her own dress, make sure you see the dress long before your wedding day. You want to have an idea of what your bridesmaids will look like once they are all together. Make sure the dresses and accessories compliment each other and more importantly compliment the bride.

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Worried your bridal party will look too chaotic? Adding coordinating accessories will help give your bridesmaids a unified look. Little extras can go a long way. Jewelry, clutches, shoes, and bouquets can all be used to help bring together your bridal party look. Make coordinating sashes as a gift for your bridesmaids to wear on your wedding day.

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wedding dress

Use the opportunity to express two sides of your personality.

Use the same jewelry for both dresses.

Have a classic ceremony gown and a modern reception gown.

Look for a reception dress that has a smaller, or no, train.

Make sure your reception gown is comfortable for dancing.

Make it appropriate. Do not choose a reception gown that is more ornate than your ceremony gown.

Short dresses make perfect reception dresses.

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Thinking about getting a second dress to wear at your reception? Here are some tips to keep in mind.

How to choose lingerie Once you’ve chosen your wedding gown, it’s important to shop for the proper intimate apparel for your “dream dress.” A good lingerie shop will have just what you need. When you shop, bring an accurate description or picture of your wedding gown. Being properly fitted by a “lingerie expert” is vital. Correctly fitted lingerie will ensure that you’re looking perfect and feeling comfortable on your wedding day. Shop early, because it’s important to wear your intimate apparel to all your wedding gown fittings.

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While you’re there, why not browse

through the shop for other lingerie to complete your trousseau? Forget to be practical just this once, and try on sensuous negligees and peignoir ensembles for your wedding night. Other items you should consider purchasing include teddies, camisoles, tap pants, nightgowns, and coordinated panty, bra, and slip sets to wear with your honeymoon outfits. Today’s bride can choose from a large variety of elegant lingerie. What better time is there to splurge on feminine beauty and luxury than for your wedding and honeymoon? Beautiful, sensuous lingerie should be your gift to yourself.


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Picking the perfect accessories Your wedding attire is more than just a dress. Take care when selecting your accessories. Take special care in choosing your headpiece and veil as they frame your face. When we envision a “radiant bride,” we see her face surrounded by her headpiece and veil. Custom-designed millinery is usually no more expensive than ready-made and does not have to be ordered months in advance. Choose pearls, sequins, beads, lace, bows, or a smart bridal hat. A milliner is like a hair stylist, he or she creates the style especially for you! NOW, let’s talk about shoes: They must be comfortable for standing, walking, and dancing. Break them in at home on a carpeted floor. Choose fabric shoes that complement your gown and those of your attendants — even lace is available and can be dyed to match the dress they will be worn with.

Take your shoes to all fittings since hemlines are measured up from the floor when you are wearing your shoes. It’s worth repeating: buy for comfort, even if it costs a little more! When selecting the jewelry you will be wearing, take into consideration the type wedding (casual or elegant) you are having as well as the dress you will be wearing. Good jewelry should enhance, not compete with your dress.

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Preserving your gown Your wedding gown will undoubtedly be the most beautiful dress you ever buy and probably the most expensive. Before purchasing your gown we suggest you inspect it carefully and check the cleaning and storage requirements. Wedding gowns are usually decorated with beads, sequins, lace and other ornate trim. This decorative trim may cause problems during cleaning. At the time of purchase you may want to ask the retailer for any suggested cleaning procedures that may come with the gown since many gowns don’t even have a care label attached.

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After the wedding your gown should be cleaned and protected for future use. For best results have your gown cleaned within the next several weeks. Remember the longer stains and soil are left in your dress the greater the probability of their becoming permanently embedded.

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At the cleaners, brides should share any experiences like someone spilled champagne in a certain area of the gown. Dry cleaning solvents do not remove food and beverages. Such stains must be pretreated with special cleaners before the garment is immersed in solvents. If invisible stains aren’t pretreated they will become set with the heat of dry cleaning. Perspiration and alcohol are water soluble and won’t be removed completely by dry cleaning solvents unless they are pretreated. Alcohol dries clear but the sugar found in alcohol turns brown with age. When the wedding is over definitely have your gown cleaned and placed in a dust-proof, acid-free box suitable for storage. This will preserve the delicate laces, beading and fabric of your wedding ensemble. Store your boxed gown in an area that is cool and dry.


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men’s wear TERMS The wedding couple has many decisions to make concerning formal wear. Several are based on outside factors such as time of day of the ceremony, the season and the formality of the wedding. Here is a quick breakdown of terms and types of formal wear for your wedding.

 



 JACKETS  &  Tuxedo (a.k.a. tux): The most

common and classic tux jacket. Worn at formal and semiformal events. Choices to make: single-breasted (with a one- to four-button front) or double-breasted (with a two- to sixbutton front). There are three types of lapels: peaked, notched, or shawl.  Full dress (a.k.a. tails or tailcoat):

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style. Features a triangular indention where the lapel joins the collar.

 Cutaway (a.k.a. morning coat):

 Shawl collar: Smooth, rounded lapel

Appropriate for formal daytime weddings with a cutaway coat — short in the front, long in the back, and tapering from the front waist button to a wide back tail. Cutaway jackets are either black or gray and are worn with matching striped trousers.

with no notch.  &  Peaked lapel: Broad, V-shaped lapel points up and out just below the collar line.

 

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 Notched lapel: Least formal lapel

tails in the back and a two- to sixbutton front. Usually worn at ultraformal evening weddings.


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For a formal tuxedo, trousers should match jacket in style and color. With a cutaway coat, wear gray or gray pinstriped trousers.

SHIRT COLLARS  Wing collar: Style most often worn with tuxedo jackets,

stand-up collar has downward points.  Mandarin/Banded: Style crosses in front and is fastened with a shiny button.  Spread collar: Resembles a standard button-front shirt

but with a wide division between points in front.

NECKWEAR  Bow tie: The thing to wear with a classic tux. Bow ties

come in several colors besides basic black — white is reserved for super-formal events, and colored bow ties are suitable for any occasion.  Necktie: You can also wear a classic tie with your tux,

to create a more casual — yet still elegant — wedding look. Pick a silk tie in silver or blue, which will be dressy enough to stand up to a tux. Ascot tie: This wide, formal tie is usually patterned,

folded over, and fastened with a stickpin or tie tack. Usually reserved for ultra-formal daytime weddings and worn with a cutaway coat and striped gray trousers.

Don’t wait until the last minute to order your formal wear. During busy wedding months selections may be difficult to obtain. Details can make or break a look, so remember: ■

A sliver of cuff should show

Patent-leather or highly polished dress shoes are a must

Cummerbund pleats should face upwards

Tuxedo shirts should feature a French cuff

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Most photographers’ services are booked anywhere from 6 to 12 months in advance, especially during the busy spring and summer months. Keep in mind, most photographers can only shoot one wedding a weekend. That means on average they have only 52 available dates.

Begin by looking at photographs from the weddings of friends and family. Ask for their suggestions or recommendations.

Couples usually will visit three to four photographers before selecting one.

Packages generally start in the $1,500 range and can go up to several thousand dollars.

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Prepare for your appointment. In addition to the date, time, and location of the wedding, know how many people in the wedding party as well as any special photo requests you have.

Ask for references and a detailed list of what the wedding packages include.

Your photographer will be involved in your wedding and reception, all day. It should be someone you feel comfortable with and who you feel will do the best job for you.

Meet with your photographer shortly before the wedding to confirm the list of shots that will be taken at the wedding. If there is something special you want, for example if your great-grandmother will be there, you need to let the photographer know ahead of time.

Assign someone familiar with the families to assist the photographer rounding up everyone for the different photos.

Be on time! If your photographer is arriving at the dressing location at 9 a.m. to take preparation shots, be ready at 9 a.m. Whatever amount of time you normally take to get ready, double it.

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As important as finding the right dress, the right cake, and the right caterer are, finding the right photographer is just as, if not more, important and, like selecting a reception site and caterer, selecting and hiring the right photographer is one of the many planning tasks that should be faced early in the process.

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Taking portraits at the church immediately after the ceremony? Inform everyone involved the night before at the rehearsal dinner.

Many photographers are including all photo rights so you can have your reprints done anywhere, not just with the photographer. These packages may be more expensive going in, but they may save you money in the long run if you anticipate needing lots of prints for family and friends.

Photojournalistic photography creates a visual record of the wedding day as it happens, instead of posed shots. People are in motion — dancing, talking, laughing — accurately reflecting the ongoing activity and the excitement of the wedding day.

Most couples choose a blend of traditional and photojournalistic styles to get both posed and candid shots.

The key to successfully finding the right photographer is looking at a lot of photographers’ portfolios, and seeing a good sampling of an individual photographer’s work before you engage him or her as your wedding photographer.

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questions to ask the photographer ■ How long will the photographer be there? ■ Who will be there? Is there a backup photographer? Who is it?

■ What shots will be taken? ■ Who assists photographer in rounding up guests? Should you ask a family member or friend to assist them?

■ Do prices include rights to make your own prints? ■ What do additional prints and reprints cost? ■ When will the images be available? How long will you have to place your order? How long do orders take to be filled?

■ Can you post images to Facebook or other social media sites?

■ Are you required to feed the photographer? ■ Are they familiar with the wedding and reception sites? ■ Who will check photography restrictions in the church during the ceremony?

■ What does the bridal package include? ■ Can one size photo be substituted for another? ■ Is there a bridal sitting fee? Location fee? ■ What are the payment arrangements? ■ How will the photographer be dressed? ■ Are there any other restrictions in the contract you should know about?

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DIY photography With the average cost of a wedding constantly on the rise, many couples are looking for ways to trim the budget. One area that seems like an easy place to save money is the photography. Today’s digital cameras allow anyone to take wedding photos, right? WRONG! Professional photographers generally have higher end equipment, as well as a wider variety of lenses, from large ones (for close-ups without getting too close) to wide angle for group shots.

Also, professional photographers have back up cameras. (Yes, sometimes things go wrong with cameras!)

Don’t base your decision on how many megapixels a camera has. Some cell phones have an 8 megapixel camera. Do you want someone to use a cell phone for your once-in-a-lifetime photos?

Professional photographers know from years of training and experience what makes a good shot great and even how to make a bad shot still look pretty good and access to all the special effects that you see in photographs today.

Professional photographers also know what shots are “must haves” such as shots of the bride and her bridal party, the cake cutting, etc.

Professional photographers also recognize an unexpected great shot, like when the flower girl decides to throw all the petals in one bunch.

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Have the photographer capture party’s-over pictures such as the guests leaving the church or a waitress clearing off tables.

Ask the photographer to plan for one group shot of all the guests either panoramic or if possible from above.

Embrace the past and display framed wedding photos of parents and grandparents at the rehearsal or reception. What better way to commemorate loved ones past and present.

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Have your photographer create a studio area at the reception so small groups of guests can have their pictures taken or book a photo booth.

Ask your photographer to be sure to catch those unposed, unscripted moments that happen.

Have the photographer take motion shots taken before the pose to catch expression and action.

Make your favorite wedding photo into next year’s greeting card or thank you notes.

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BOUDOIR photography Boudoir photography is the latest trend in wedding photography. This is typically a gift the bride gives to her future husband in lieu of the more traditional groom’s gifts (i.e. watches, cuff links, golf clubs, etc.). Imagine your groom as he unwraps his gift prior to the two of you walking down the aisle and he has a glimpse of what he can look forward to that night.

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The look you are going for will determine what to wear. Are you a girly girl? Think corsets, stockings and a great pair of stilettos. If you are a self-proclaimed tomboy, then maybe some strategically ripped jeans and a snug fitting white t-shirt will fit the bill. Incorporate your man in the wardrobe selection. Grab his favorite tie or sports jersey. Do what feels good to you and what will get your guy’s heart racing. Expect your photo session to be about two hours long depending on who is doing hair and makeup for you. Many photographers like to use their own team of professionals

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to help achieve the look they are going for. Ask for a preferred list of professionals they work with on a normal basis. The location will depend on your photographer and where you are comfortable. They might have their own studio, or recommend a venue that they have a great relationship with. Most will go to wherever you want to capture these special photos. Discuss options with your photographer well in advance so they bring all the necessary equipment.

What are their privacy policies regarding your intimate images?

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choosing A VIDEOGRAPHER A wedding DVD should never be considered a substitute for still photographs. However, by virtue of its sound and movement, a DVD can preserve a distinct and important part of your wedding. Imagine being able to see and hear your vows being said, reliving again the emotions of the moment. A DVD of your wedding and the following festivities will capture the “real life” that otherwise goes unobserved, and is a poignant, often humorous, accompaniment to the traditional wedding photographs. ■

To find a videographer, look at his work, and talk with him about his taping style.

Start looking at least six to 12 months before your wedding, and reserve a firm date as soon as possible.

Fees will generally depend on the number of cameras, editing time, and special production needs. Although most professionals do total packages, some videographers charge per camera, per hour.

Decide what you want captured. You may want to design

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your own package to include the rehearsal, the bachelor dinner, a bridal shower, or anything you want to be sure to remember in moving sight and sound for years to come. ■

Your demonstration should include examples which help you understand the difference between one- and twocamera coverage. Is the video you are viewing taken by the videographer who would cover your wedding?

Observe how the camera covered the ceremony and reception. Coverage should flow with the proceedings, interacting with guests, not intruding. The technique should be smooth, not jerky — the scenes should not look contrived. Poor scenes should have been edited out.

Be sure there is a contract outlining all responsibilities and costs. It should include specific coverage that you want on the video and when you will receive the finished video.

Ask what happens if a personal emergency arises for the videographer you’ve contracted. Most professionals network with others of comparable experience, so they will be able to assure you that their contract will be fulfilled.

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hit the RIGHT NOTE The music played at your ceremony does set the mood for your ceremony. Whether it’s a traditional hymn or something more personal, picking the perfect music is an important decision, so it is important to be creative in your planning. Here are some tips. ■

Research your church or synagogue’s policy for wedding music to find out what is considered acceptable. Don’t set your heart on walking down the aisle to any music until you have determined the policy of the place you have selected.

Approximately 20 to 30 minutes of music is played before the wedding ceremony actually begins.

A flutist, harpist or stringed instrument player can improve the sound of the music played and enhance your wedding. Expect to pay between $600 to $800 for a string quartet, depending on the individual musician’s experience and expertise.

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Discuss your choices of music with the musician or organist who will play at your wedding. Be prepared to provide sheet music for any music that is unfamiliar to the musician and allow advance preparation time.

Attend a wedding at the ceremony location prior to yours to listen to the service and/or the organist.

Some brides arrange to have the church choir or the children’s choir sing. The choir usually sings during the ceremony and prelude, and on occasion for the processional.

If you are not familiar with classical and traditional church music, a good source to go to is the musician you have hired, organist or otherwise.

Many bookstores carry a supply of popular music specifically for wedding ceremonies in addition to music stores. You can also create your own compilation by purchasing individual MP3s and burning your own CD.

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Many churches will not allow two pieces which are most familiar considering them inappropriate for a worship service. “The Wedding March” from Wagner’s “Lohengrin” is performed in the opera after the ill-fated wedding of Lohengrin and Elsa and the atmosphere it was meant to evoke is one of hatred and distrust. The correct title is not the wedding march at all but “Bridal Chorus.”

Traditionally, at the reception, the first dance is by the bride and groom to their favorite romantic song, whether it is a slow waltz, a classical piece or a popular current hit song.

Another important dance in the reception is the father/daughter and mother/son dance. During or immediately after the bride’s dance the groom dances with his mother-in-law and then his mother.

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dancing at YOUR WEDDING With the advent of video and the internet, a newlywed couple’s first dance is almost always recorded, available to share with the world and down through the years for all of posterity to see. That’s why prospective brides and grooms who want to give a polished and graceful performance on their big day are increasingly opting to take dance lessons to help prepare for what may be the performance of their lifetimes. Start four to six months before the wedding to allow more time for practice, especially if you are a newcomer The Mill Photography Studio

to dancing. Besides the waltz and other traditional dances, the mambo, salsa, swing and even the hustle are all popular at weddings today. Remember that dance lessons can actually be good exercise and a stress reliever.

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what to know BEFORE HIRING A DJ How in the world do you hire a DJ? You have never hired one before and probably will only hire one once in your whole life. What are the things to look for when selecting your DJ? Of the many expenditures for your wedding, the DJ will probably be the one that most affects your event positively or negatively. The majority of your guests will never know how good (or bad) your photographer was, but they will certainly experience your DJ throughout the reception, and the ceremony if the DJ will be providing your wedding music.

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HERE ARE SOME POINTERS FOR SELECTING YOUR DJ:

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You should meet your DJ in advance. See how your DJ’s personality meshes with yours. Feeling comfortable with your DJ is important. At this time you can usually find out how professional the DJ is.

Look for DJs that have experience with weddings. You do not need a DJ who specializes in frat parties at your wedding!

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Check references. Ask to speak with former customers and local wedding vendors that recommend this DJ. Wedding vendors are a great resource to find other great wedding vendors because they see the good, bad, and ugly.

Book in advance. The more professional DJ companies book 6 to 12 months in advance. Don’t save the DJ as your last vendor to book.

Look at their music list and make sure your DJ will play what YOU want and won’t play any type of music you don’t like. Provide them CDs or MP3s that they do not have. Get in writing any agreements made regarding what music is to be played and when, including the ceremony if the DJ is providing the music for that also. The itinerary, music, and special details need to be worked out in advance. You do not need to worry about these details the night of your wedding! Choose a DJ that will help move the event along. Your DJ should help emcee and keep events flowing.

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Ask about a back-up plan if the DJ has an emergency.

Ask if they have played at your facility before.

If your DJ is to provide your ceremony music, can he provide a wireless microphone system for your minister? This is especially important for large guest lists or outdoor events so that everyone can hear clearly what is being said. Nothing is more frustrating than attending a wedding and not being able to hear.

If your DJ is to provide ceremony music AND reception music for two different locations, find out how this will be accomplished and with what equipment. Do not hire a DJ to set up a system at the church and then find out he is rushing to tear it down and move it to the next facility. Your guests should not be watching a DJ set up his equipment.

With a little time and effort, you’ll find the perfect DJ to make your wedding everything you hoped.

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how to look picture perfect For many brides, it’s all about the wedding photos, and with good reason. Wedding photographs are lovely and permanent reminders of a grand day in the lives of families. It’s a physical reflection of the endless promise of love, partnership, and commitment to the future. So, of course, women want to look perfect hanging on the wall! continued on page 330

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Here are some really important guidelines to help you look phenomenal when considering your dress, skin and hair: CHOOSE TIMELESS, NOT TRENDY Ever gazed at a wedding photograph from the 1980s and thought, “Yikes!?” In the ‘80s, they looked just fine, in fact, maybe even gorgeous and sophisticated. When choosing your hair style, makeup, and dress, consider that certain trends that seem normal and beautiful today, may look silly in 10 years.

don’t want to be the “photoshopped” bride. Consider that it takes a minimum of 3 months to get most skin problems under control with the help of licensed experts and quality products so start early. Taking the time and investing in professional treatments for your skin can make the world of difference in the final outcome of your photographs. If budget constraints don’t allow for monthly facials, most spas offer a free consultation and can recommend the home care products for a do-it-yourself option. GET SCHEDULED TO GET FIT

Be wary of trends and navigate away from looks that will go out of style quickly. Skip the funky hair colors, shocking hemlines, and daring make up. You want to be proud of your wedding pictures, not ashamed of that painfully out-of-date trend that is now a permanent representation of your vows. SKIN CARE, SKIN CARE, SKIN CARE!!! Makeup artists and photographers don’t carry a magic wand and you

Every lady wants to look as fit as possible for the big day, and it is no surprise that this isn’t an overnight accomplishment. There are countless weight loss and fitness plans for brides-to-be to choose from and it’s important to find a realistic plan for you and to avoid crash/fad diets that promise the moon. On average, it can take up to 3 weeks of diligent exercise and dieting before you can see and feel a physical difference. If you stay on track with a

healthy regimen, you can safely lose 2 lbs. a week. Make sure that you schedule your weight loss goals into your life and into your dress fittings. Set time aside for working out and even for when you allow yourself to cheat! GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR WEDDING PICTURE POSES AND VENUES Remember that your photographs don’t have to be super traditional to be beautiful. Take some time to brainstorm with your photographer and family/friends on different poses. Consider the following variables to create unique and inspirational wedding photographs. ■

Ask questions about your photography venue. What kind of flowers are in season when you marry? Are there any greenbelts in the vicinity that have a particularly large population of beautiful plants, trees, or flowers?

Action shots are fantastic. Incorporate some pictures where you jump, run, and leap around. You will be surprised how amazing some of these turn out. continued on page 333

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What are the ages and heights of the wedding party? Can you create a fun dimensional arrangement with everybody? Try exploring different ideas and have fun with it.

You have every right to be excited and indulge in some celebratory pre-partying, but keep the days immediately before your wedding as sacred, healthy days with these tips:

Schedule a photography trial session with the photographer where you simply play around with your ideas. It may cost you a little extra, but it will let you know how creative, flexible and versatile your photographer is willing to be and help you feel more comfortable with them. This will help you get avoid cookie-cutter pics.

Choose foods packed with nutrients that are low in preservatives and salt. Limit your alcohol and sugar, and increase your super fruits, veggies, and lean meats. This will reduce break outs, puffiness under the eyes, and bloating.

Wear sunblock if you are going to spend time outdoors and remember to cover up at every chance.

Ask your maid-of-honor to schedule your bachelorette party a couple weeks before the wedding, instead of a couple days prior.

Avoid trying new skin care treatments, make up lines, or exotic foods that aren’t time tested for you. The last thing you need to deal with is bad reaction to a new perfume or a botched spray tan.

BE A HEALTH NUT FOR 3 DAYS BEFORE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS It is not uncommon for brides to risk their photographs or to have to postpone them due to a poor decision during the last few days before the wedding. Sunburns and hangovers don’t translate well in pictures and are easy to prevent.

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MAKEUP and color

Set a beauty consultation where your consultants will advise you about skin care; getting your nails into shape to show off your special jewelry; body care for an all-over velvety feeling; hair care for that healthy, bouncy look (it’s important to have your hair styled one month prior); and planning your wedding day beauty schedule.

Whether your skin is “normal, oily, or dry,” you’ll learn proper cleansing and care techniques that will give you a radiant, natural glow. Your beauty consultant will help you choose makeup colors that are best for your skin tones.

Remember that your eyes are the focal point of your face. Eye makeup should be subtle; use just enough to enhance your natural eye color.

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Your wedding day will surely be one of the most beautiful days of your life. Your assurance that you will look your best is to begin a health and beauty regimen based on an expert consultation several weeks before your wedding.

A color consultation will help you select the “right white” for your wedding dress, as well as the most flattering colors for your bridesmaids’ gowns and flowers. Carefully chosen colors will complement the bridesmaids’ skin and eyes; this will also create the correct color background for the bride.

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World famous makeup artists tell us, “To produce beautiful makeup, you must first start with impeccably clean skin.” Begin with a good esthetician for beautiful, radiant skin. Your hair, skin, makeup, and nails are just as important as your wedding dress. Your face is like a blank canvas and it takes an artist to produce the right colors, texture, and tone. Here are some tips to help make you a beautiful bride. ■

Weddings are stressful. Schedule massages regularly during your pre-wedding days. A variety of massage techniques are available to help you remain cool and calm.

Part of your total beauty care is a manicure. Your hands must be soft, your cuticles and nails beautifully trimmed and polished when you greet your guests in the receiving line.

A pedicure makes your feet feel wonderful. The color of polish you choose should be coordinated with your makeup; i.e., don’t use pink with red lipstick.

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Paraffin treatments will soften both your hands and feet.

The final detail in being a beautiful bride is your hair. It must shine and radiate health like your face and your eyes. Make an appointment months ahead with the best hair designer you can find.

If you are going to try a new color or perhaps a perm, try it out months before your wedding. You don’t want to try something new, only to find you don’t like it, just days or weeks before your wedding.

Meet with your hair stylist several weeks before your wedding to practice styles with your veil to get just the look you want.

If possible, invest in on-site hair and makeup experts. You’ll have one less errand to run the day of your wedding and will feel extremely pampered.

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Almost every bride, once she starts thinking about a gown, also starts thinking about her body. If like most brides you are looking to get slim and trim for your wedding, there are a variety of ways to do it. ■

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The first thing NOT to do, is go on a crash diet. While you may lose some pounds quickly, odds are they won’t stay off over the months it takes planning a wedding. Not only can crash diets play havoc with dress fittings, they can also lead to dizziness, fatigue and a whole host of health problems. The first step to losing weight is checking with your physician. Once you have been cleared to start a weightloss program, you can start considering the many options available. Even if time is moving quickly you can lose weight fast. Some medically supervised weight loss programs average three pounds a week for women, and five pounds a week for men.

No matter what program you decide on, make sure it includes exercise. If you don’t already exercise regularly, your upcoming wedding is the perfect opportunity — and incentive — for getting started. Why not start your new life with your fiancé by starting an exercise program together?

Once again, there is a wide range of options for exercising. Today, options for exercise include a variety of great fitness centers, health clubs, gyms, specialized yoga, martial arts, aerobic and dance classes, not to mention local parks, community education programs or even your own home. It doesn’t take much to make a difference.

As an added bonus, not only will a regular exercise program and sensible diet help you lose weight and look better, it is a great way to reduce the stress that comes with planning a wedding.

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FLOWERS

Go prepared! Have the date, location and number of attendants ready when you go as well as your budget.

Selecting your gown, the brides-maids’ dresses and the overall color theme is a must before visiting your florist. Take fabric swatches and descriptions (pictures are even better) of your selected wedding apparel.

Expect to spend at least $1,000 on flowers, although they should not be the largest expense of the day. Talk to several florists; many will offer special packages. Ask to see photos of their work, not just arrangements from a catalog, as well as references. Traditionally, the bridal bouquet is composed of all white flowers but, if you would prefer, the addition of colorful blossoms is certainly appropriate.

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It is always a good idea to request that your florist give you an itemized bill in advance and make sure that you in turn supply the florist with the names, addresses, and times for delivery of your bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages and floral arrangements.

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The groom’s boutonniere, worn on his left lapel, is usually a spray of the same type of blossoms used in your bouquet. Ushers and groomsmen wear boutonnieres different from the groom’s and your attendants’ flowers are different, of course, from your bouquet.

Corsages for the mothers and boutonnieres for the fathers are coordinated in color and style within the general floral theme.

Think about including a smaller, toss bouquet in your floral order.

Consider including unusual greenery plants. Asparagus fern and multi-colored coleus are attractive in summer bouquets. Holly and pine sprays are popular for December nuptials. Stalks of golden-brown wheat are a sentimental touch for harvest brides.

Flowers and greenery in season are more abundant and generally less expensive.

Some florists will rent silk altar arrangements and other pieces for a fraction of the cost of fresh flowers.

Ask your florist for guidance. His artistry, knowledge of wedding protocol and ability to listen to your needs will ensure that you’ll get a good value for your money, and have the perfect floral accents to enhance your wedding day.

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Six months before the wedding is not too early to select your florist, especially if you’re planning an elaborate wedding. When you talk with your florist, be guided by these elements: the style and mood of your wedding, the season or environment, your budget and, more to the point, what you like.

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FYI Bouquet GUIDE

Pomander A pomander is a bloomcovered ball suspended from ribbon that is commonly worn over to the wrist. These are perfect for flower girls or other children in the wedding party.

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Crescent Curved like the shape of a quarter moon, the flowers in this bouquet are usually tapered at the two ends, extending from a larger grouping of flowers in the center. Flowers with multiple blossoms on long stems, such as orchids, are particularly suited for these types of bouquets.

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Roses Tulips Calla Lilies

Lily of the Valley Hydrangeas Peonies Ranunculus

Stephanotis Sweet Peas Gardenias

Cascade This bouquet is made with flowers forming a waterfall of blossoms, starting with a large gathering at the top and tapering to an end. Flowers with multiple blossoms on long stems, such as orchids, are particularly suited for these types of bouquets.

Hand-tied Refers to the way the flowers are wrapped. It is usually a more casual arrangement of flowers that are loosely tied together by hand.

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Nosegay A nosegay bouquet is a small, round cluster of flowers that are all cut to a uniform length. A nosegay is usually made with larger blooms in the center surrounded by smaller blooms, all tightly tied together.

■ What flowers are included in the contract? ■ Do they provide a second bouquet for toss/photos? ■ Will they deliver? Where? For how much? ■ Will they take flowers from ceremony to reception site?

Flower Tip! KEEP YOUR FLOWERS IN BALANCE WITH YOUR STATURE AND DRESS. Large cascading bouquets can overwhelm a petite bride. A full ball gown wedding dress calls for dramatic flowers, not a posy.

Is there an additional cost for this service?

■ Who will put up ceremony décor flowers? (Confirm flowers are allowed in the church.)

■ Does floral bid include reception/cake décor? Will they deliver flowers to the baker?

■ Can they provide flowers for family members, sign-in tables, etc.?

■ Can you rent arrangements for the altar, etc.? ■ Are the flowers you have selected suitable for the weather/season?

■ Will candles be allowed with the floral arrangements?

Posy

■ Exactly what does the price include?

A small, rounded bouquet, the posy usually consists of smaller flowers that can be tied together tightly by their stems.

■ Can you see photos of the florist’s work? Not just catalogs?

■ References? ■ Number of weddings done in a day? ■ Will they work with silk flowers? Is there an additional price for using silk flowers?

■ Are items such as vases and holders returnable for a refund?

Arm A wedding bouquet of flowers bound and carried in the fold of the arm. Calla lilies work well for this type of bouquet.

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bridal bouquet COMPARISONS

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If your dreams are bigger than your budget for your wedding bouquet, do not despair. Here we show you three bouquets, all with a similar look. The only difference? Price. When it comes to creating your vision, it is can be done, no matter your budget. Just be open minded and upfront with your florist. They are the experts in helping you find the look but within your budget.

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BOUQUET TIPS The size, style and even color of your bridal bouquet is dictated by a number of things. Keep these tips in mind while picking your bouquet. ■

Style of gown. Long stemmed, formal bouquets (cascade, arm presentation, crescent) go well with formal, fuller gowns. One exception: If the “wow” factor of your gown is the skirt and its embellishment, a shorter bouquet won’t hide those special items.

Season. While its your wedding and nothing is written in stone, Spring weddings usually use pastel colors/flowers; Winter uses bold; Fall uses warm tones and summer weddings call for bright colors.

Color Pitfalls. If you are wearing an all while dress, an all-white bouquet can get lost in photos. Darker colored blooms, such as deep blues and purples, can look like black holes in wedding photos.

Your body. Generally taller or more full figured brides are going to look better carrying larger/ longer bouquets. Shorter, petite women would do well to go with small bouquets.

Your style. Pick flowers/colors that have special meaning to you (Ivy for fidelity; Yellow irises for passion; red roses for love.)

Once you’ve decided on the perfect bouquet, think about personalizing it by adding a memento or two. Your grandmother’s brooch or a photo charm can be added to the wrapping or use a strip of your mother’s wedding dress or the dress you wore when you got engaged. Still not sure what you want? Trust your florist. They have the knowledge and experience to steer you in the right direction.

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MAKE A GREAT first impression everything out…the wedding date, time, all numerals and names. Abbreviations, initials and nicknames are never used except for Mr. or Mrs., Jr. or Dr. and Lt. Colonel.

The first impression your wedding is going to make on guests is the invitations. Your wedding invitation can help set the mood and style for your wedding, whether they are contemporary or classic; casual or formal. Once you’ve decided the style of your wedding, pick your invitation.

“The honour of your presence” (spelled with the u) on the invitation indicates a religious ceremony, while “the pleasure of your company” indicates a civil service.

Decide how many guests, based on budget. Divide that number into thirds: 1/3 for the couple’s friends and 1/3 for each of the two families. All guests should be invited to both the wedding and the reception.

Be sure to order enough invitations… one for every married couple, each single adult guest, each attendant and their parents (if invited), your attendants’ dates (if single), everyone in the groom’s family and of course,

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GREAT WAYS to give back Weddings are all about sharing the love and celebration with family and friends. Today’s couples, however, are finding more and more ways turn their celebration into a gift for others.

Give your leftovers a purpose. Contact local assisted living, clinics, or shelters to see if they would be willing to take your leftover food or floral arrangements. Pro Tip: Ask your caterers before for some suggestions.

If you want to “give back” to the community as part of your wedding, here are some great ideas!

Volunteer. Give your bachelorette or bachelor party a new spin. Volunteer together. Spend some time helping build houses, help coach a little league game, or serve food at a shelter. Those are day activities and still leaves you plenty of time for night bar crawls.

Details. If you can’t find one cause to donate to, donate to a few. Make each table a different cause. Give the guest sitting at that table a brief summary of why that cause is important to you. Most importantly make sure they have a way to contact that organization to donate.

Pick a Cause. Instead of registering for gift, pick a cause. Many couples are now making wedding websites including lists the different causes you support of all different varieties, so there is something for everyone to support.

Postage. Instead of having a custom stamp made, pick a stamp that supports your favorite cause.

Love On Weddings. The company Love On Weddings inspires wedding guests to perform a small act of kindness before the wedding. Guest receive a small token: bracelet or a necklace, and upload the pictures of the acts to a website for the bride a groom to view forever.

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Accent the church pews with petal cones filled with delicate flowers such as roses or lilies.

Write a personal note to your mom and dad and slip it into their program at their seat. While you are walking the aisle they will be touched by your thoughtful words.

Personalize your wedding with mini candies or chocolates with your names or wedding date on them. You can now order personalized M&Ms with your wedding date and initials.

Personalized coasters with the bride’s and groom’s names and wedding date add a unique touch.

Save cuttings of your wedding dress from your fittings. The snippets can then be incorporated in a garter, ring pillow, or possibly later a baby's first blanket.

Try linens in the same color but in different textures for a coordinated, but not matching, look.

It’s easy to get caught up in the planning of the wedding and forget the things that really matter. Send your groom roses or a small surprise a couple of weeks before the wedding to remind him of your love.

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Separate chair pads can be attached in a variety of colors. Chairs look like bamboo. Usually made in natural but also available in other colors.

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í˘ł Round banquet fitted chair covers fit most banquet hall chairs. Often made with spandex for a tight fit. Standard colors are black, white and ivory though they also come in other colors.

Make sure the cover fits the chair perfectly. Covers should neither be too loose nor too tight. This will make seating more comfortable for your guests.

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Decorating made easier Today’s brides usually want to carry out the color and floral themes they have chosen for their wedding by decorating their ceremony and reception sites. You may choose to create an entire theme using elaborate decorations and backdrops. Or, you may simply want a few flowers and candles to enhance your ceremony site and dinner tables. In many cases decorations need to be set up just prior to the arrival of the wedding party at the church and taken down almost immediately after the ceremony.

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Likewise, reception tables are often not ready for decorating until an hour or two before the dinner. So, often there isn’t time for members of the wedding party to take on the decorating task, as well as to be relaxed and ready for the wedding. If you prefer to have a hand in your own decorating, look for decorations that can be prepared

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ahead and a very responsible person to arrange them according to your wishes. If you choose to have your florist prepare arrangements and decorations, be sure to discuss whether they will also set-up, decorate, and remove the items after the wedding. If you choose a professional decorator, they will take care of these tasks as a part of their duties, as well as create the decorations themselves. Professional decorators and florists generally have an inventory of rental items that can be customized to carry out your wedding theme. It’s a wise investment to rent table centerpieces, vases, mirrors, silk and dried flower arrangements, pedestals, archways, and plants that you will only use for one day. Similar items with ribbons, tulle, or lace swags, candles or wreaths make beautiful customized wedding decorations.


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Let rental experts help If you have decided on a garden wedding or have rented an unfurnished hall, you will find yourself in need of some expert advice on setting up your reception or celebration party. Visit a rental store that specializes in party rentals. Many offer staff consultants to help you with every detail of arranging a truly comfortable and elegant wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. They can supply all of your chairs, tables, linens, china, crystal, and silverware needs. You will find beautiful serving accessories too, from champagne fountains to elegant silver chafing dishes. A fully equipped rental store will have a wide selection of wedding accessories, including: arches and huppahs, kneeling benches, candelabras in assorted sizes and styles, plant stands, aisle runners and standards, wedding canopies, gazebos, artificial greenery, and flowers.

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Tell your rental specialist how many guests you’ve invited to the reception and the square footage of the room where it will be held. With this information they can accurately plan your seating and serving arrangements. A deposit may be required to reserve specific pieces. Set tentative delivery, set-up, and pick-up times. Confirm these the week before the wedding. A word about renting — charges are usually for time out, whether used or not. Most prices quoted are for a one-day charge and you will be responsible for set-up and knockdown of all items rented, unless you make special arrangements with your rental store. Your rental professional will provide you with everything you need to create a truly memorable affair. Trust their advice; they plan more parties in a year than most people plan in a lifetime.


choosing LINENS One of the easiest ways to personalize your wedding reception is with linens. With a wide variety of colors and styles, there is something for every taste and budget. When considering specialized linens, here are some things to keep in mind. Size matters. To have linens go to the floor, you first need to determine your table size. ■

A 72" table requires a 132" linen

A 60" table requires a 120" linen

A 48" table requires a 108" linen

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Linens do not need to be satin, although most are. For a little variation, consider something with a little texture. Pin tuck, embroidered taffeta and crushed fabric are just a few of the choices available. Try combining any of these over basic satin linen in a complementary color for a look as unique as you are.

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Another option to consider is overlays. Available in satin stripes, organza and other fabrics, overlays are generally shorter than floor length linens that can add drama. Want a custom look on a smaller budget? Consider sashes. Two sashes (available in a variety of materials) criss-crossed over a white satin linen can be striking. Use more of the same sashes as chair ties for a coordinated look. When it comes to the chairs, you can get complete chair covers that look lovely on their own or add a sash tied in a decorative knot. Many venues can help you coordinate your specialty linens. If your venue doesn’t there are a number of excellent decorating and rental companies ready to help. Make an appointment to visit their showrooms and you’ll come away with great ideas and a beautiful reception that is uniquely you.

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Ever since the Chinese invented gunpowder thousands of years ago, people have been using it to mark celebrations of the highest order. Fireworks and the secrets of making and operating them have been closely held secrets by the people who work with them. Once affordable only to royalty, fireworks have become the hallmark of upscale memorable events. Fireworks are becoming an increasingly popular way to entertain your guests, and celebrate your wedding with a grand finale. The Chinese also believe that the clamorous noise created by fireworks is important to warding off evil spirits, and so the fireworks offer not only joy, but protection.

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A fireworks display for your wedding should run between $2500 and $5000. While that may seem like a lot, remember your fireworks team are professionals. They are the only vendors you will deal with for your wedding that must be federally, state and locally licensed to practice their craft. This is not your brother-in-law shooting a bunch of bottle rockets through your reception and set the roof on fire. Once you’ve selected your company, they should give you honest advice about what to spend, based on the venue, the number of guests, and other factors that allow them to scale the show appropriately. Here are some tips to keep in mind. Time your display carefully. Generally a good show should last about 8 minutes. You want the fireworks to punctuate and accentuate your wedding, not become the main event. If you have the budget to customize the show, you can have the fireworks color-coordinated with you wedding colors.


to your wedding Obviously, to get the best benefit of your fireworks, you'll want to wait until it's dark, but not too much later. Waiting until the end of your reception is not always the best the time. Many guests, especially those with kids, slip quietly away earlier in the evening. A better idea is to have the display earlier in your reception. No one leaves before they get cake, so having the fireworks show after the cutting, but before the serving, of the cake is a fun idea. When you speak with pyrotechnic operators, be sure to: ■

Ask if they are they licensed and insured. Get copies of both.

Ask to have the venue for your location named as an “additional insured” on the pyro company’s insurance. If they balk at this, walk away.

Ask if they will need to do a site visit.

Ask what other options are available, such as confetti or streamer cannons, in the event the fireworks show must be cancelled due to high winds or other hazardous conditions.

Ask what the company’s cancellation policy is. Be aware that while the actual show is the most visible part of the event, the bulk of the work is done long before the first fuse is lit. By the time a fireworks show is in place, your crew will have invested dozens of hours. They will have viewed satellite photos of the venue, selected, procured and delivered materials, spent countless hours on the phone with the local fire department, securing permission and permits, notifying local 911 dispatchers, forming and filing safety plans for your event, and countless other “behind the scenes” efforts that have led to that moment. For this reason, refunds on these services rarely exceed 20%, because the work has already been done. In the event that you have to reschedule your wedding, most companies will charge only a modest fee to cover the filing of new permits and plans. These fees are typically around 15% of the cost of the show.

Remember that your marriage is much like your fireworks. Pay attention to the little details, and the big ones will work themselves out. Best of luck on your special day!

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and flipbooks It seems everyone is looking for a new and different kind of wedding favor. Two of the latest trends are photo booths and photo flipbooks. PHOTO BOOTHS Photo booths bring a touch of fun to your reception. Guests can select black and white or color photo strips, several poses per session. Photos can also be customized with a logo or graphic, such as a monogram. In 15 seconds photo booths give guests a great keepsake. Or, the photos can be used to help create a picture guest book. Photo booths vary in style from the large, ‘50s-style enclosed booth to sleeker, more modern designs. Each has its own requirements (electricity, access, etc.) so be sure to check with your venue to determine which type of booth works best for you. The larger, heavier booths work best on ground floor venues, while the smaller, more modern set ups can be used almost anywhere.

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FLIPBOOKS With flipbooks, guests interact with each other using fun props to create a series of photos in a 10 foot x 10 foot studio setting. In about two minutes, images are compiled into a flipbook that mimics motion as the pages are flipped. With the use of green screens, any backdrop can be put in the book. With both items the process is the same as that used by professional photographers, so the photos last. Also, since both photo booths and flipbooks are based on digital photography, all the photos are recorded and electronic files can be provided for your use after the event. Whether you choose flipbooks or a photo booth, you’ll be giving your guests a favor they will never forget.

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Want a true one-of-kind décor piece at your wedding? Consider an ice sculpture. Just think, once it has melted away no one will ever see that exact look again. How can you use ice sculptures or carvings? Consider these ideas. The centerpiece or food holder on your cold food buffet; A vodka drink luge gives your guests a fun experience; Custom-carved craft drink ice cubes. Ice carvings and drink luges start at about $325 (including delivery and set up). Custom ice cubes cost about $2 each and usually have a minimum order of 100. The sculptures, which are usually cut from a 40 x 20 x 10 inch block, will last about 5 to 6 hours indoors. Outdoors in the summer, under cover, the details will begin melting off after about 4 hours, although the general shape will last much longer. Most sculptures are easily taken down after the event without special staff. Keep in mind, however, they do need to be maintained during an event. The drain bucket needs to be emptied, usually about every 90 minutes or so. When planning your reception layout, place your ice sculpture close to electricity. As with most wedding services, ordering earlier is better. Popular wedding months do fill quickly and there are a limited number of sculptures most shops can do in a particular weekend. When you are deciding on your catering is a great time to think about the ice sculpture.

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ARRIVE in style Rather than settling for the trusty family car driven by your father or a friend, how about a more elegant beginning to your most important day?

Another nice thing to do for your out-of-town guests is to arrange transportation from the hotel to the wedding and reception and then back again.

Arrange transportation for you, your family, or wedding party to the scene of the festivities. This will leave your own car free for any last minute errands and save traffic hassles, ensuring that you and your gown arrive unscathed. There are a variety of transportation options available to couples today.

If you are going to have guests flying in for your wedding, consider hiring a car service to do airport pickups and drop offs. Ask your wedding day limo/car service if they offer a package deal to include it. Be prepared with at least an estimate of how many trips will be needed and for how many people based on your RSVPs.

For those who wish a touch of elegance you can’t go wrong with a traditional limousine, luxury vehicle or classic cars. Make your arrival and departure part of the experience. Horse drawn carriages, pedicabs or riding in on horseback can all make coming and going special. Transportation needs for more than just yourselves. After the ceremony, a limousine can easily and safely transport the wedding party and guests to the reception — party coaches carry 15 people or more.

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What specific vehicles will be for your event?

CAUTION! Whichever type of transportation you chose, be sure to research your selections wisely. Every year we see new transportation businesses come and go, stranding unfortunate couples. Be sure to check references.

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getting everything you need

Bridal registry is an important part of the wedding process. Not only does it ensure you receive the gifts you want, it makes it much easier for those who will be buying the gift. Every giver wants to give a wedding couple a truly memorable and welcomed gift. Today, brides can register at a variety of different stores. In addition to major department and speciality stores, it is also possible to register at more and more discount department stores. Wherever you register, knowing what you want before going to the store helps make the registry process much easier. Many couples become confused when faced with the wide array of possibilities and choices. Here are some guidelines to help you decide on what type of gifts you want to receive. Let’s begin with the dinnerware.

It is often glazed and decorated in bright colors for a pottery look. While not as strong as stoneware, it is still very durable and less expensive than stoneware or china. ■

Dinnerware is typically sold in five-piece place settings. Fine china usually includes a dinner plate, dessert/salad plate, bread and butter plate, cup and saucer. In stoneware sets a soup/cereal bowl is usually substituted for the bread and butter plate and a mug replaces the cup and saucer.

Most brides register for 12 place settings of fine china and between eight and 12 settings of stoneware. Don’t forget to include the accessory pieces, such as butter dishes, salt and pepper shakers, sugar bowls and other serving pieces. These pieces will help complete your look whether you are setting a formal or casual table.

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Most china, except those with metal trims, is dishwasher safe, although hand washing is preferable. They are not microwave safe, however. China should always be stored with paper between the individual pieces to prevent scratching. For everyday dining, many brides select stoneware. Earthenware is another popular choice for casual dining.

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China comes in two types — bone and porcelain. While both types of china are delicate in appearance, they are extremely durable and chip-resistant. Good quality china has a glass-like texture and is actually translucent.

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GLASSWARE There are two basic types of glassware for your table — crystal and glassware. The difference between glass and crystal is that crystal contains a certain percent-age of lead, while glass does not. The lead adds weight, clarity and resilience to the glass, as well as a higher cost. ■

Before selecting your crystal pattern hold the stemware. Make sure it is comfortable to hold and use.

If you are selecting cut crystal, make sure the cuts are sharp and precise. Finally, crystal should be clear and sparkling, with smooth edges and a uniform shape. Fine crystal should have a definite ring when the rim is tapped.

Your glassware selections will fall into two categories: stemware and barware. Stemware includes wine glasses,

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First decide what type of dishes you want. Many brides select a formal pattern, usually china, as well as an everyday set of dishes, usually stoneware or earthenware.


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Barware refers to crystal or glass-ware without stems that is used for everyday beverages or cocktails. Most barware includes old-fashioned glasses, highball glasses, juice glasses and Pilsners or beer mugs. A bare basic setting of crystal should include one tumbler or highball glass, a tall glass, a champagne flute and a wineglass.

Many couples today are registering for red and white wine glasses. (The red wine glass is fuller and rounder, the white wine glass is more narrow and tapered.)

FLATWARE The final component in selecting your table registry items is the flatware — your knives, forks, spoons and serving utensils. Flatware generally comes in three types — sterling silver, silverplated and stainless steel. ■

Sterling is the most expensive type of flatware, but also the most durable and valuable. A good set of sterling flatware will become a family heirloom for generations to come. Because federal standards imposed on sterling silver are very stringent, it holds its value well.

Flatware pieces are considered sterling only if they are 925 parts pure silver. The piece should be stamped “sterling.”

With regular use, it is surprisingly easy to maintain. Many people have visions of spending hours polishing the silver. Daily use helps maintain sterling’s luster and shine. Sterling used every-day only needs a light cleaning two or three times a year. Make sure to rotate the pieces to ensure even wear.

If you are going to register for sterling silver flatware you should also register for a silver chest to help prevent tarnishing and protect the silver.

Silverplate flatware is a metal alloy base coated with a thin layer of 100 percent silver through electroplating. Although silverplate feels different in your hand than sterling, it is still a perfect complement for fine china and will usually last as long as silver.

For everyday use, stainless steel is a good choice. It will not tarnish or wear out and it needs no special care. The best quality stainless is 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel.

You should register for the same number of flatware place settings as you have in china.

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REGISTRY dos and don’ts

Be careful what you ask for, you just may get it! China, flatware and pans, oh my! What fun it is strolling around your favorite department store choosing your wedding gifts imagining the dinner parties, holidays, and other occasions when you will put these items to use. If you are like most newlyweds, you don’t know what some of this stuff is even used for. This is where you might find yourself if you don’t do a little research first. Be realistic when choosing what you need. Remember, if you do not ask for what you really need, you will have to pay for it yourself. Do not let your gift registry cost YOU money because you chose items that were unnecessary. Here are some solutions to ease you through the registry process. ■

Don’t forget the groom. If he doesn’t want to join you in the shopping, ask him if there are any items that he would like for you to add to the list that he would enjoy, such as bar supplies, electronics and tools.

Don’t go it alone. It can get pretty overwhelming dealing with department stores on your own.

Don’t register at every store under the sun. Pick just a few of your favorite stores or boutiques.

Register to fit your lifestyle and for what you will really use.

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Don’t keep gifts you really don’t want or need. For some reason (or lack of reasoning), many brides think they need a place setting, glassware, and appliances from several different shops, but when the time comes to use all those items, they have way too many. The fact of the matter is you probably won’t use EVERY gift, and you’re really not expected to. Don’t feel bad about making returns. Everyone does it.

Don’t return gifts one at a time. Wait to take them back in bulk, after the chaos of the engagement and wedding have subsided. You’ll save yourself time, effort, and, most of all, your sanity.

Keep your guests in mind. Register for items in a variety of price ranges so all of your guests can select something to fit their budget.

Say thank you. Take the time to send thank-you notes for gifts received before the wedding within a few weeks of their arrival. Notes for gifts received on or after the wedding day should be sent within a month of your return from the honeymoon. Be sure to mention the gift by name so your friends and family know how much it meant to have them share in your special day.


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Whether it is for your dream destination wedding or your dream honeymoon, a certified, professional travel agent

A travel agent will handle virtually all the arrangements not only for getting you and your wedding party to your destination wedding but also your guests. They will track who has booked, who has called and what everyone’s travel details are. They will also handle all the details of your actual wedding, acting as your destination wedding consultant.

can be your best friend. Why? ■

Many online sites represent only a portion of the major airlines, resorts, hotels, etc. For example, many low-cost airlines such as Southwest, Jet Blue, etc., aren’t represented on the major online travel sites. A travel agent/ agency can access all the best deals from all providers, saving you money. Travel agents know the destinations; the facilities; the vendors and the rules and regulations of the place you are dreaming of. They know which local wedding professionals are reliable with the best prices and which aren’t.

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The same is true if you are only seeking to book your honeymoon. A travel agent will have access to the best prices, the best packages and information on the best locations.

Using a travel agent will NOT cost you more money than booking the trip on your own. Travel agencies make their money off the commissions paid by the suppliers, not their customers.

Travel agents provide service before, during and after your trip.

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HONEYMOON

checklist

Traditionally, after a decision has been made regarding your honeymoon, the groom coordinates and completes the arrangements. Be sure to budget in the cost of your honeymoon. Some of the following items may be included in a package price.

Airfare

$ _____________________

Tips & Gratuities

$ _____________________

Ground Transportation

$ _____________________

Sight-seeing

$ _____________________

Hotel or Lodge

$ _____________________

Shopping

$ _____________________

Food & Beverage

$ _____________________

Total

$ _____________________

Destination____________________________________ Departure_____________________________________ Airline_________________ Flight No.______________ Cruiseline, Ship__________ Cabin No.______________ Resort/Hotel____________ Phone_________________

Travel Agent/Agency____________________________ Phone________________________________________

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buying your NEW HOME TOGETHER When trying to decide whether to rent or buy…remember the advantages of buying. A home can be an important factor in building a solid financial foundation for your marriage.

To begin your home search, start with a loan officer at a reputable mortgage company or bank. Look for someone who can work with clients with very good credit as well as those with not-so-good credit. There are three credit bureaus and the mortgage industry uses the middle score of the three to qualify you for a loan. In addition to your credit score, the loan officer will review your monthly income in relation to your current debt and bills and see what the maximum price of home you can afford. There are three kinds of loans: VA loans for military buyers; FHA loans for first time home buyers and conventional loans. In addition to a loan officer you are going to want to find a real estate agent to help find your home. A real estate agent you chose should have access to the Multiple Listing Service which will help you locate a home as per your requirements, such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, size of lot, location, etc. Your real estate agent should also be able to guide you through every step of the process from placing your bid on a home to all the appraisals and inspections required. You are also going to want to find an insurance agent to handle the home-owners’ insurance policy to cover the home against hazard, fire, theft, water, mold, etc. Usually you get a better quote when you combine your home and car insurance under one umbrella. You can also include your life insurance so that if anything happens to you the home loan is paid off. Finally, when planning your future make sure it includes a financial planner. Your financial planner can evaluate how much you need to save for retirement to accumulate wealth, savings for children’s education and an emergency account.

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Your once-a-month payment is no longer cash flowing into someone else’s pocket. For example, if you pay $600 rent per month, that is $7,200 in rent per year and that equals $72,000 if you have been renting for 10 years. You could have owned your own home by now. With each mortgage payment, you are “buying” something tangible, building equity. The longer you own your home, the larger your equity.

Nearly every young couple has the problem of arranging financing for their first home. The following are several methods that may be available to you. REGISTRY/GIFTS: A new trend in home financing is a registry system. You can register a “down payment” account where friends and relatives can donate to your down payment for a home as a wedding gift. LOANS: You may borrow your down payment as long as it is a secured loan (such as a car, furniture, etc.). CO-INVESTMENT: Parents can join in a home purchase as tenants in common. Parents make the down-payment; you make the monthly payments as rent. Both share, eventually, in the capital gain from an appreciation at the time of sale. OUTRIGHT INVESTMENT: Parents purchase in their own name, rent to the couple, with an option to purchase, at cost, in the future. Remember, whether it’s wood or brick, a townhome, condominium or a single-family dwelling, one thing is very certain about the first home you and your groom purchase, it is a symbol of your commit-ment to each other… and it represents the independence and free-dom of choice you have exercised in beginning now to build the financial foundation of your marriage.

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THE timetable Careful planning will enable you to truly enjoy every moment of your wedding day. Arrangements for a large formal wedding should ideally begin at least 8–12 months in advance; however, many beautiful weddings are put together in considerably less time. The important thing is to follow a timetable; read the articles in this guide; and let your contracted suppliers help you. Share the planning duties with your fiancé, your families, and your attendants — much of the fun is doing it together!

■ Order save-the-date cards, invitations, programs, napkins, etc. STATIONER DEL. DATE

__________________________________________________

____________________ PHONE _________________________

■ Send save-the-date cards. ■ Prepare and print map to include with invitations. ■ Set aside hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. ■ Buy wedding rings; order engraving.

TWO TO FOUR MONTHS ■ Reserve rental items.

SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS

■ Arrange rehearsal dinner. _______________

■ Decide budget; discuss sharing of expenses.

■ Shop for trousseau and apparel for honeymoon; prenuptial parties.

■ Decide type of wedding.

■ formal

■ semi-formal

________________

■ Reserve limousine, carriage, trolley, or coach transportation.

■ informal

■ Address wedding invitations; consider professional calligrapher.

■ Select wedding coordinator.

■ Review florists arrangements, finalize order.

■ Choose location of ceremony. ___________________________

PHONE

PHONE

_________________________

■ Review and finalize décor.

■ Discuss alternative dates with clergy or officiator.

■ Buy attendants’ gifts and your gifts for each other.

■ Decide size of wedding party, choose attendants.

■ Experiment with hairstyles and makeup changes.

■ Select gown style and accessories.

■ Buy bride’s and attendants’ shoes—send to dyer, if necessary.

SHOP_______________________ PHONE

_________________________

■ Select attendants’ apparel. SHOP_______________________ PHONE

_________________________

PHONE

_________________________

PHONE

_________________________

■ Final attendants’ fittings.

■ Select photographer. (see article) PHONE

_________________________

DATE _______________________ PHONE

_________________________

PHONE

_________________________

PHONE

_________________________

■ Select videographer. (see article) ■ Select florist/decorator. (see article) ___________________________

PHONE

_________________________

■ Compile invitation list.

PHONE

_________________________

■ Select ceremony musicians and music. PHONE

_________________________

PHONE

_________________________

■ Make honeymoon plans. ________________

TWO WEEKS ■ Review reception seating and order place cards. ■ Confirm out-of-town guests lodging with reserved hotels. ■ Confirm wedding party transportation and arrival times. ■ Record gifts as you receive them; write thank you notes.

■ Final consultations with wedding professionals. ■ Give final guest count to reception facility and caterer. ■ Remind men to pick up formal wear and shoes. Check for fit. ■ Make a wedding day itinerary and give everyone copies at ■ Relax the day before; keep personal appointments;

■ Register gift preferences with one or more bridal registries. _______________ , ________________ , ________________

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■ Pick up wedding rings, check engravings and sizings.

rehearsal dinner.

■ Decide on new living arrangement: buying, renting, or leasing?

REGISTRIES:

____________________________________________________

ONE TO TWO WEEKS

■ Select men’s formal wear; order.

TRAVEL AGENT

____________

■ Buy marriage license.

FOUR TO SIX MONTHS

___________________________

TIME

■ Arrange for gown cleaning and bouquet preservation after wedding.

■ Discuss gown colors and styles with mothers of bride & groom.

___________________________

_________________

■ Arrange bridemaids’ brunch or luncheon. DETAILS

■ Select music for reception. (see article)

___________________________

DATE

■ Confirm honeymoon trip reservations. ■ Select ceremony accessories.

■ Have engagement photos taken.

___________________________

■ Call all your contacted services to confirm arrangements. ■ Final bridal fitting. DATE _______________________ TIME ____________

■ Plan details of reception. (see article)

___________________________

■ Invite wedding party and guests to rehearsal dinner. ■ Mail invitations four to six weeks before wedding.

■ Select caterer. (see article) ___________________________

ONE TO TWO MONTHS ■ Schedule appointments for hair stylist, facial, manicure, massage.

■ Choose reception facility. ___________________________

■ Order wedding and groom’s cakes.

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EVENT information ENGAGEMENT PARTY

CEREMONY REHEARSAL

Date: _________________________ Time: ________________________

Date: _________________________ Time: ________________________

Location: ____________________________________________________

Location: ____________________________________________________

Host/Contact: __________________ Phone: _______________________

Host/Contact: __________________ Phone: _______________________

Email:_______________________________________________________

Email:_______________________________________________________

BRIDAL SHOWER

REHEARSAL DINNER

Date: _________________________ Time: ________________________

Date: _________________________ Time: ________________________

Location: ____________________________________________________

Location: ____________________________________________________

Host/Contact: __________________ Phone: _______________________

Host/Contact: __________________ Phone: _______________________

Email:_______________________________________________________

Email:_______________________________________________________

BACHELOR PARTY

CEREMONY

Date: _________________________ Time: ________________________

Date: _________________________ Time: ________________________

Location: ____________________________________________________

Location: ____________________________________________________

Host/Contact: __________________ Phone: _______________________

Host/Contact: __________________ Phone: _______________________

Email:_______________________________________________________

Email:_______________________________________________________

BACHELORETTE PARTY

RECEPTION

Date: _________________________ Time: ________________________

Date: _________________________ Time: ________________________

Location: ____________________________________________________

Location: ____________________________________________________

Host/Contact: __________________ Phone: _______________________

Host/Contact: __________________ Phone: _______________________

Email:_______________________________________________________

Email:_______________________________________________________

NOTES ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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FINANCIAL obligations Tradition… a weighty word. In terms of wedding expenses, it once dictated that the bride’s family handled all the nuptial expenses. The changing scheme of society has made it possible for some ironclad traditions to loosen their grip a bit, and that certainly includes wedding costs. Probably the most useful approach for you, your groom, and your respective families to consider when you draw up the wedding budget is to be communicative, realistic, and courteous. Following is the traditional division of nuptial expenses. However, there are times when tradition bows to practicality. The question of who pays for what really boils down to who is most willing and able. Today, many couples pay for the wedding themselves. Often families will contribute a set amount to the couple to be spent as needed. BRIDE’S FAMILY ■ Entire cost of the reception including: food, wedding cake, beverages, flowers, decorations, music, and gratuities for the bartenders and waiters. ■ Entire cost of the ceremony including: rental of sanctuary, chapel or other facility, organist or soloist fees, aisle carpets, huppah, altar flowers and pew markers, and any additional decorating costs. ■ Wedding gift for newlyweds. ■ Bride’s wedding attire and trousseau. ■ Invitations, announcements and postage. ■ Engagement and wedding photographs. ■ Bridesmaids’ bouquets. ■ Transportation for bridal party to ceremony and reception.

GROOM ■ Wedding gift for the bride. ■ Bride’s engagement and wedding rings. ■ Marriage license. ■ Gifts for best man, groomsmen, and ushers. ■ Bridal bouquet and going-away corsage. ■ Boutonnieres for all men in wedding party. ■ Mothers’ and grandmothers’ corsages. ■ Gloves, ties, or ascots for men in wedding party. ■ Lodging for out-of-town attendants (optional). ■ Fee for clergy or judge. ■ Honeymoon. ■ Bachelor’s dinner (optional — may be assumed by best man and ushers). ■ Gift for parents.

GROOM’S FAMILY ■ Their wedding attire. ■ Wedding gift for the newlyweds. ■ Rehearsal dinner. ■ Their travel expenses and hotel bills. ■ Shipment of wedding gifts to the bridal couple’s new home. ■ There are many other expenses they may wish to assume which are optional.

ATTENDANTS AND GROOMSMEN ■ Wedding attire selected by the bride. ■ Travel expenses and lodging. ■ Parties for the bride and groom. ■ Wedding gift for the couple.

■ Wedding consultant. ■ Welcome party for out-of-town guests.

BRIDE ■ Wedding gift for the groom. ■ Wedding ring for the groom. ■ Gifts for the bride’s attendants. ■ Lodging for her out-of-town attendants (optional). ■ Bridesmaids’ luncheon. ■ Gift for parents.

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BUDGET worksheet The following information and worksheets are designed to help you anticipate the expenses associated with planning your wedding. To establish a budget first is very important to avoid disappointments and disagreements.

spent on those services. Be mindful that these are averages only. Remember these are averages designed only to help you in the initial stages of your planning. *Totals may exceed 100%

The reception is the single largest expense — and can be controlled by the number of guests invited. You will find for many categories a range of the overall budget typically

BUDGETED COST

CONSULTANT (10%)

ACTUAL COST

BUDGETED COST

ACTUAL COST

RECEPTION (40-50%) Site rental

ATTIRE & BEAUTY (8-11%) Caterer/food Bridal gown Wedding cake & groom’s cake Headpiece/veil Beverages (wine/beer/liquor) Alterations Champagne Shoes Favors Undergarments Decorations (other than flowers) Jewelry Accessories Hair & makeup Groom’s tuxedo/shoes/accessories

Rental supplies (linens, china, tables, chairs) Additional services (servers, bartenders, valet parking) Taxes and gratuities

Bride’s wedding band Groom’s wedding band

STATIONERY (2-4%) Invitations

CEREMONY (3-5%)

Announcements

Church/ceremony site

Response cards

Officiant

Thank-you notes

Organist

Ceremony programs

Musicians/soloist

Calligraphy/addressing

Marriage license

Postage Printed napkins Guest book & pen Other

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BUDGET worksheet BUDGETED COST

continued from Page P5

ACTUAL COST

BUDGETED COST

PHOTOGRAPHY (8-10%)

FLOWERS — RECEPTION (4-6%)

Engagement photo

Cake table

Formal portrait

Buffet table

Wedding album & photos Parents’ albums Extra prints

ACTUAL COST

Head table(s) Centerpieces for other tables Decorating

Photographer’s fee Helpers/special guests Other Toss bouquet

VIDEOGRAPHY (2-5%)

Other

Ceremony

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT (4-6%) Reception Ceremony Extra copies of video DJ Other Live band

REHEARSAL DINNER (25 GUESTS) Site rental

TRANSPORTATION (1-2%) Limousine/carriage

Food/caterer Other Beverages (wine/beer/liquor) Other

GIFTS & FAVORS (1-2%) Attendants’ gifts

FLOWERS — CEREMONY (2-4%) Altar/huppah Pew markers Bride’s bouquet

Parents’ gifts Wedding favors Tips for services

Bride’s bouquet preservation

HONEYMOON (8-10%) Attendant’s bouquets Transportation Mothers’ & grandmothers’ corsages Accommodations Boutonnieres (groom, groomsmen, fathers)

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CEREMONY SITE comparison QUESTIONS

SITE ONE

SITE TWO

QUESTIONS

SITE ONE

Site name

Capacity (min. and max.)

Website/email

Denomination of site

Address

Officiant available? Cost?

Phone number

Allow outside officiants?

Contact name

Flower restrictions

Dates and times available

Photo/video restrictions

Ceremony site fee

Music restrictions

Fee includes:

Other restrictions

Payment policy

On-site parking available

Cancellation policy

Handicapped accessible

Liability insurance required?

Security deposit required?

CEREMONY readings WHEN

SOURCE

SELECTION

chart

SITE TWO

CEREMONY music

READ BY

WHEN

SOURCE

SELECTION

READ BY

Prelude

Prelude

Prelude

Processional

Bride’s Processional

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Recessional

Postlude

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RECEPTION SITE comparison QUESTIONS

SITE ONE

SITE TWO

chart SITE THREE

SITE FOUR

Site name

Website/email

Address

Phone number

Contact name

Dates and times available

Site fee

Fee includes:

Payment policy

Cancellation Policy

Liability insurance required?

Capacity (min. and max.)

Flower/decor restrictions

Photo/video restrictions

Music restrictions

Other restrictions

On-site parking available

Handicapped accessible

Security deposit required?

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RECORD OF payments DATE

PAYMENT MADE TO

AMOUNT OF DEPOSIT

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BALANCE DUE

FINAL DATE TOTAL DUE

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APPAREL checklist BRIDAL GOWN Bridal Shop:

Contact:

Phone:

Style #:

Size:

Price:

Description:

Date Ordered:

1st Fitting:

Date Promised:

2nd Fitting:

Date Ready:

Headpiece:

Price:

Date Ready:

Undergarments:

Price:

Date Ready:

Shoes:

Size:

Jewelry:

Price:

Date Ready:

Other:

Price:

Date Ready:

Bridal Shop:

Contact:

Phone:

Dress Description:

Style #:

Price:

Shoe Description:

Style #:

Price:

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES

Price:

Date Ready:

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Date Ordered:

Date Promised:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Attendant’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Flower Girl’s Name:

Dress Size:

Shoe Size:

Dress Description:

Style #:

Price:

Shoe Description:

Style #:

Price:

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FLOWER comparison

chart

ESTIMATE A

ESTIMATE B

Floral Shop: ____________________________________

Floral Shop: ____________________________________

Contact:_______________ Phone:_________________

Contact:_______________ Phone:_________________

NUMBER

UNIT COST

TOTAL COST

NUMBER

UNIT COST

TOTAL COST

Bride’s bouquet

Bride’s toss bouquet

Maid (Matron) of Honor’s

bouquet

Bridesmaids’ bouquets

Flower Girl’s bouquet or basket

Floral headpieces

Hostesses’ flowers

Mothers’ corsages

(and Grandmothers’)

Groom’s boutonniere

Fathers’ boutonniere

Best Man’s boutonniere

Ushers’ boutonnieres

Ring Bearer’s pillow

Altar or huppah flowers

Aisle or pew decorations

Reception flowers

Head/guest table centerpieces

Cake/buffet table decorations

Misc. (aisle runner, candles)

TOTAL

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THE BRIDE’S checklist The smallest forgotten detail can often create the biggest headache. Two weeks before the wedding, as well as the day before, simply review this list to ensure that you have not overlooked any of these easy-to-forget items.

■ Fingernail polish: color to match

WEDDING DAY ACCESSORIES

■ Sewing kit: matching thread,

■ Guest book and pen

■ Makeup

■ Extra hosiery for bride

■ Ring pillow

■ Skin cleanser, moisturizer and

■ Handiwipes, Kleenex

nails, clear to stop nylon runs

safety pins and scissors

■ Cake knife and server

■ Portable iron or steamer

makeup remover

■ Toasting flutes/goblets

■ Lotion

■ Anti-cling spray

■ Favors

■ Deodorant

■ Tape

■ Other _____________________

■ Toothbrush, toothpaste and

■ Extra cash, coins and bills ■ Stain Remover

mouthwash

WEDDING DAY APPAREL

EMERGENCY KIT

■ Antacid

■ Gown pick-up and pressing

■ A list of phone numbers of

■ Breathmints

■ Shoes

■ Hosiery

■ Bra

■ Jewelry

■ Slip/Petticoat

■ Garter

LAST BUT NOT LEAST ■ Marriage license

■ Hair styling items: hair dryer,

bridal party and vendors ■ Something old, something new,

■ Groom’s ring

curlers, curling iron, flat iron,

something borrowed, and

comb, brush, hand mirror,

something blue

hairspray, bobby pins

NAME CHANGE checklist Clerk’s office. See “Obtaining a Marriage License” in The First Steps

Today’s bride has the choice of keeping her maiden name, taking her husband’s name, or hyphenating. For example, women who have established a professional career using their maiden name may choose to continue legally using that name.

section of The Wedding Guide for more information on the process of obtaining a wedding license and certificate.

AFTER THE WEDDING — THE BIG THREE ■ Get a new Social Security card — go to www.ssa.gov for information

It also is possible for a woman to socially use her maiden name at work and at career-related functions, yet legally take her husband’s surname. Hyphenating the surname, whether it is a husband-wife name (Smith-Jones) or wifehusband (Jones-Smith), is yet another option. You can pursue any of these options, however for any legal name change, (rather than just a social one), you should make sure that all of your important documents reflect that change.

and forms. Don’t be fooled by those online companies that will “help” you for a fee — this is a free service. ■ Get a new driver’s license. Visit your closest Department of Public Safety office, and bring a certified U.S. marriage certificate, your old Texas driver’s license and your Social Security card (either old or new will work). A name change must be done within 30 days from the date of marriage. For more information and to locate the DPS office nearest to you, visit www.txdps.state.tx.us ■ Get a new passport. Visit http://travel.state.gov/for information. ■ Change name on all additional paperwork

Regardless of which option you choose, couples who want to alter their names legally in any way should address this matter immediately upon returning from the honeymoon.

(see suggested checklist below.)

NAME CHANGE CHECKLIST BEFORE THE WEDDING

■ Auto registration

■ Payroll

■ Tell your employer what your new name will be — they can start

■ Bank accounts

■ Post office/mail address

■ Car insurance

■ Property title

■ Credit cards

■ Savings accounts

■ Credit reporting agency

■ Stock certificates

■ Deeds

■ Utilities

■ Doctor/dental records

■ Voter registration

— your tickets must match your current ID, and you won’t be able to

■ Employee records

■ Wills — yours, your husband’s

get a new passport or driver’s license until after the wedding because

■ Internal revenue service

and any others you may be

you will need the wedding certificate. The paperwork for your

■ Life/health insurance policy

listed on should be updated.

marriage license should be started before the wedding at the County

■ Memberships

changing company email, phone lists and business cards. ■ Tell family and friends — in case anyone is planning to give you a monogrammed gift. ■ Make honeymoon reservations in your current, pre-wedding legal name

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THE GROOM’S checklist Today’s grooms are much more involved in the overall

■ Send change of address information to post office (if applicable).

wedding planning than grooms of past. By assuming more

■ Double check attire and confirm size reservations have been made

responsibility most grooms see the reward in a calmer, happier bride-to-be. Here is a checklist to help you assist your lovely bride.

for all groomsmen.

ONE WEEK AHEAD ■ Confirm time/place of rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and wedding

SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS

with attendants.

■ Select and purchase bride’s rings (if not yet selected).

■ Pack for honeymoon.

■ Discuss division of financial obligations with fiancée and parents.

■ Get your going away clothes ready so you can change right after

■ Determine budget, date and number of guests with fiancée. ■ Choose and secure reception location. ■ Choose and book officiant

the reception.

DAY BEFORE WEDDING

■ Choose your best man & ushers (one per every 50 guests).

■ Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

■ Start planning your honeymoon.

■ Present gifts to attendants.

■ Start compiling your guest list.

■ Confirm pick up times with limousine and/or other transportation.

■ Arrange to pay for bride’s bouquet, boutonnieres and corsages.

■ Explain special seating arrangements for family and guests to your head usher.

■ Check passports & visas. ■ Make reservations for honeymoon: buy tickets. ■ Consult with fiancée and arrange lodging for out-of-town guests and attendants. ■ Reserve limousine or special transportation for bridal party.

■ Pick up formalwear.

DAY OF WEDDING ■ Give best man the officiant’s fee, as well as other fees to be paid, i.e., DJ, limousine, etc., in sealed envelopes for delivery.

■ Reserve special transportation to ceremony and reception for out-oftown guests.

FOUR TO SIX MONTHS AHEAD

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: ____________________________________________________________

■ Select and order formalwear for yourself and men in wedding party. ■ Book room for wedding night. ■ Find a new place to live. ■ Start planning rehearsal dinner with parents.

TWO TO FOUR MONTHS AHEAD ■ Confirm rehearsal dinner arrangements.

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

■ Select your gift for the bride and gifts for your groomsmen. ■ Review checklist items above to confirm completion of each detail.

____________________________________________________________

ONE TO TWO MONTHS AHEAD

____________________________________________________________

■ Confirm reservations for rehearsal dinner.

____________________________________________________________

■ Pick up wedding rings and check engraving. ■ Help fiancée with thank-you notes. ■ Set a date with your fiancée to get the marriage license; have lunch

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

afterwards. (Licenses are valid for 90 days.)

TWO WEEKS AHEAD ■ Confirm honeymoon details; tickets, reservations, passports and rentals.

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

■ Arrange to begin moving belongings to new home. ■ Give or attend bachelor party or dinner. ■ Schedule hair cut/styling appointment.

____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

■ Arrange with best man for transportation from reception to airport or hotel.

____________________________________________________________

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PHOTOGRAPHY checklist Photographer: ________________________________________________

Your wedding memories are going to last a lifetime with proper attention to photographic details. Capturing the

Phone: ______________________________________________________

special groupings, events and guests requires careful thought and planning. Many photographers offer package plans or will tailor one to suit your budget and will provide digital images and release so you can do your own prints.

Budgeted cost: _______________________________________________ Photos due by: _______________________________________________

Allow the following list to guide your individual photography needs:

Formal portraits: Date: ______________ Appointment: ______________

■ Bride dressing for ceremony

■ Formal bride and groom together

■ Bride full-length solo

■ Newlyweds and parents

■ Bride with parents

■ Newlyweds and entire bridal party

■ Bride with mother/father separately

■ Close-ups of bride’s and groom’s hands clasped together

■ Bride with grandparents

■ Bride or groom alone with new stepchildren

■ Bride with sisters/brothers ■ Bride with maid of honor

■ Receiving line — guests and bridal party

■ Bride with attendants

■ Cake table

■ Bride with ring bearer, flower girl

■ Sweetheart table

■ Garter being put on

■ Bride and groom cutting/feeding each other cake ■ Best Man and Maid of Honor toasting newlyweds

■ Groom full-length solo

■ Newlyweds toasting each other

■ Groom with parents

■ Musicians

■ Groom with mother/father separately

■ Newlyweds’ first dance

■ Groom with grandparents

■ Father/Bride; Mother/Son dance

■ Groom with sisters/brothers

■ Guests dancing

■ Groom with best man

■ Bride tossing bouquet

■ Groom with groomsmen

■ Groom removing garter ■ Groom tossing garter

■ Groom, bride’s parents being seated for ceremony

■ Guests during couple’s exit

■ Bridesmaids walking down aisle

■ Newlyweds getting into limousine or car

■ Flower girl, ring bearer walking down aisle ■ Bride and father approaching altar or canopy

■ Post-reception party

■ Bride’s father giving her hand to groom

■ __________________________________________________________

■ Exchanging of vows ■ Exchanging of rings ■ First kiss ■ Recessional

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RECEPTION checklist The checklist below should help you confirm all your reception needs as they are finalized.

NEED

VENDOR CONTACT/PHONE

NEED

■ Staff

■ Catering service

■ Head table

■ Bar

■ # of guest tables

■ Bartender

■ Cake table

■ Decorations

■ Linens

■ Clean up

■ China

■ Champagne toast

■ Stemware

■ Valet parking

■ Glassware

■ Taxes & gratuity

■ Flowers

■ Receiving line area

■ Cake

■ Wedding coordinator

■ Cake cutting charge

Head count deadline

■ Stage

Menu selection deadline

■ Sound system

Deposit deadline

■ Piano

Final payment deadline

VENDOR CONTACT/PHONE

■ Guest book table

■ Gift table

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RECEPTION

sequence of events

Take note of the order and timing of the following events.

7. THE TRADITIONAL FIRST DANCE Song requested: __________________________________________

1. BEFORE THE BRIDE & GROOM ARRIVE

8. THE CAKE CUTTING

Background music plays, refreshments, a gift table, the guestbook (from the ceremony) and decorations await the guests.

The newlyweds feed simultaneously or one-at-a-time.

2. THE FORMAL INTRODUCTION

9. THE BOUQUET TOSS

(Bride & Groom and/or Wedding Party). Review names with

All single ladies are assembled to the dance floor. Bride throws

announcer. Know where you are to go upon entrance. Don’t enter until

bouquet. The one who catches is thought to be the next to marry.

you are certain the announcer knows you are entering.

10. THE GARTER TOSS 3. THE RECEIVING LINE

Single men are assembled to the dance floor. Groom removes garter

After your introductions, you may wish for time with guests.

from the bride’s leg. The Groom throws the garter. The one who catches is thought to be the next to marry.

4. THE TOAST TO THE BRIDE & GROOM

11. THE MONEY DANCE

To be given by the best man. Make sure the best man is aware of his responsibilities.

This is optional and a way to help couples financially on their honeymoon.

5. THE INVOCATION Following the toasts, you may wish to have someone offer a blessing

Things to remember: ___________________________________________

for the meal. Name of person: _______________________________ ____________________________________________________________

6. THE MEAL SERVICE ____________________________________________________________ (Buffet or formal). Background music continues. The wedding party ____________________________________________________________

and families should be served first.

RECEIVING lines The bride’s father, groom’s father and groomsmen are mingling with guests.

TRADITIONAL/FORMAL

Guests

Bride’s Mother

Groom’s Mother

Groom

Bride

Maid of Honor

Bridesmaids (optional)

Groomsmen are mingling with guests.

TRADITIONAL/MODIFIED

Guests

Bride’s Mother

Bride’s Father

Groom’s Mother

Groom’s Father

Bride

Groom

Maid of Honor

SEMI-FORMAL

Bridesmaids

All attendants are mingling with guests. Guests

Bride’s Mother

Bride’s Father

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Bride

Groom

Groom’s Mother

Groom’s Father

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Angel Mountain Events 178 Pine Tree Loop, Bastrop (512) 695-0932 www.angelmountainevents.com

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Angel Springs Events 1500 CR 267, Georgetown (512) 535-6584 or Toll Free (866) 771-1500 www.angelspringsevents.com

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B

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Antebellum Oaks 14913 Murfin Rd. (512) 423-0372 www.antebellumoaksvenue.com

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AquaBrew 150 S LBJ, San Marcos (512) 353-2739 www.aqua-brew.com/events

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Austin Marriott South 4415 South IH 35 (512) 634-2036 www.marriott.com/AUSAP

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Austin Party Cruises 2215 Westlake Dr. (512) 328-9887 www.austinpartycruises.com

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Avery Ranch Golf Club 10500 Avery Club Dr. (512) 248-2442 www.averyranchgolf.com

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SECURITY REQUIRED

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FREE PARKING

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VALET PARKING

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3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

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3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

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3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

The Allen Farmhaus 2606 FM 758, New Braunfels (830) 358-3333 theallenfarmhaus.com

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

GROOM’S ROOM

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

DANCE FLOOR

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

GARDEN/PATIO

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

The Allan House 1104 San Antonio St. (512) 478-8653 www.allanhouse.com

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225

12 & 13

350

93

150

72

3

200

48

3

200

147

500

86

300

115

140

117

200

76

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Capital Cruises 208 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 480-9264 www.capitalcruises.com/weddings1

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The Cedars Ranch 506 Burnett Ranch Rd., Wimberly (512) 413-3537 www.TheCedarsRanch.com

3

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Charles Johnson House 404 Atlanta St. (512) 767-0788 www.travispost76.org

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Chateau on the Creek 2601 Sam Bass Rd., Round Rock (512) 733-8484 www.chateauonthecreek.com

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SEE AD PAGE

Brodie Homestead 5211 Brodie Lane (512) 439-2981 www.brodiehomestead.com

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3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

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3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

B

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

Blissful Hill 25306 Old Ferry Rd., Spicewood (512) 757-9300 www.blissfulhill.com

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

B

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

3

FREE PARKING

Berry Creek Country Club 30500 Berry Creek Dr., Georgetown (512) 930-4615 www.berrycreekcc.com

3

VALET PARKING

B

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center 1408 Chestnut St., Bastrop (512) 332-8981 www.bastropconventioncenter.com

DANCE FLOOR

B

GARDEN/PATIO

3

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

Balcones Country Club 8600 Balcones Club Dr. (512) 258-1621 ext. 231 www.balconescountryclub.com

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory CEREMONY SITE

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300

118

750

52

3

3

3

3

175

114

3

3

3

3

300

65

3

3

3

275

12 & 13

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120

158

250

64

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3

3

3

3

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3

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70

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Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown 300 East 4th St. (512) 691-9225 www.hotelaustindowntown.com

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Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin 6121 N. IH-35 (512) 323-5466 www.crowneplaza.com/austincentral

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DoubleTree by Hilton Austin 6505 N. Interstate 35 (512) 454-3737 www.austin.doubletree.com

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B

3

3

3

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Embassy Suites Austin Central 5901 North IH-35 (512) 519-0466 www.austincentral.embassysuites.com

3

B

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3

3

3

3

3

3

Foxhole Culinary Tavern 13995 N. Hwy 183 (512) 386-1354 www.foxholeaustin.com The Golf Club Star Ranch 2500 FM 685, Hutto (512) 252-4653 ext. 8 www.starrancheventcenter.com

3

B

Hacienda del Lago 14000 FM 2769 #9, Volente (512) 496-0099 www.laketravisevents.com

3

B

3

3

67

3

200

101

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

GARDEN/PATIO

I

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

The County Line 6500 W. Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-1742 5204 FM 2222 • (512) 346-3664 www.countyline.com

400

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

FREE PARKING

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

VALET PARKING

3

B

GROOM’S ROOM

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

Collins Rustic Ranch 1810 FM 2340, Lampasas (512) 626-8591 www.collinsrusticranch.com

SECURITY REQUIRED

DANCE FLOOR

3

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

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3

3

3

180

81

3

3

3

3

3

500

55

3

3

3

3

3

700

123

3

3

3

3

3

3

350

146

3

3

3

3

225

105

3

3

3

3

250

122

3

3

3

3

200

72

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

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Kali Kate Event Pavilion 4550 FM 967, Buda (512) 939-4016 www.kali-kate.com

3

B

Kindred Oaks 2100 C.R. 176, Georgetown (512) 260-9690 www.kindredoaks.com

3

B

LCRA–McKinney Roughs Nature Park 1884 Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek (512) 303-5073 www.LCRA.org/parks

3

B

La Hacienda 23663 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs (512) 894-0700 www.memorylaneweddings.com/locations#la-hacienda

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SEE AD PAGE

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MAXIMUM CAPACITY

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3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

Iron Cactus 10001 Stonelake Blvd. • (512) 814-0213 606 Trinity St. • (512) 692-8059 www.ironcactus.com

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

B

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

The Inn at Wild Rose Hall 11110 Fitzhugh Rd. (800) 591-5813 www.theinnatwildrosehall.com

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

B

FREE PARKING

3

VALET PARKING

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Lost Pines (512) 308-4640 www.lostpines.regency.hyatt.com

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

B

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

House on the Hill 319 Addie Roy Rd. (512) 327-5377 www.houseonthehillaustin.com

GARDEN/PATIO

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

The Hills of Lakeway Country Club 26 Club Estates Pkwy. (512) 261-7200 www.thehillscc.com

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220

43

150

5

800

102

150

68 & 69

150

62

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150

112

150

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MAXIMUM CAPACITY

SEE AD PAGE

250

180

3

250

158

200

121

225

71

200

61

200

139

400

143

500

87

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

FREE PARKING

3

VALET PARKING

3

DANCE FLOOR

3

Maggiano’s Little Italy 10910 Domain Dr. (512) 501-7880 www.maggianos.com

3

B

Memory Lane Event Center 403 KC Memory Lane (512) 894-0700 www.memorylaneweddings.com

3

B

Mercury Hall 615 Cardinal Lane (512) 236-1226 www.mercuryhall.com

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B

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Messina Inn 1000 Cypress Creek Lane, Wimberley (512) 847-6000 www.messinainntx.com

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B

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Milltown Historic District 561 Oasis St., New Braunfels (830) 837-5480 www.milltownhistoricdistrictnb.com

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B

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The Oasis on Lake Travis 6550 Comanche Trail (512) 266-9242 www.oasis-austin.com

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B

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Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark 4140 Governor’s Row (512) 383-2658 www.omniaustinsouthpark.com

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Onion Creek Ballroom 9941 Old Lockhart Rd. (512) 413-2433 www.onioncreekballroom.com

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B

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3

3

3

3

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

3

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

158

B

SECURITY REQUIRED

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

80

GARDEN/PATIO

3

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

APPROVED CATERER LIST

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar 3201 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. 122 (512) 327-9889 www.laspalomasrestaurant.com

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

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AUSTIN venue

3

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3

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3

3

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Reunion Ranch 850 CR 255, Georgetown (512) 515-6200 www.reunionranch1.com

3

B

River Place Country Club 4207 River Place Blvd. (512) 346-1114 ext. 3904 www.riverplaceclub.com

3

B

Sheraton Austin Hotel 701 East 11th St. (512) 404-6946 www.Sheraton.com/austin

3

B

Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown (737) 444-2726 www.sheratongeorgetowntexas.com

3

I

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

3

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Red Oak Ballroom 2525 W. Anderson Ln., Ste. 365 (512) 451-3700 www.redoakballroom.com

3

3

166

400

144

3

150

76

3

3

300

48

3

3

3

600

161

3

3

3

3

300

141

3

3

3

600

127

800

78

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

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3

3

3

3

3

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3

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3

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3

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3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

B

3

300

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

The Ranch House at Teravista 4333 Teravista Club Dr., Round Rock (512) 517-4609 www.teravistagolf.com

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

B

3

FREE PARKING

3

3

VALET PARKING

Phillips Event Center 8140 Exchange Dr. (512) 982-9187 www.phillipseventcenter.com

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

B

DANCE FLOOR

3

GARDEN/PATIO

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Onion Creek Club 2510 Onion Creek Pkwy. (512) 383-2004 www.onioncreekclub.com

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

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3

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108

400

54

320

FOLD

Springdale Station 979 Springdale, Ste. 160 (512) 947-8772 www.springdalestation.com

3

B

THE SPRINGS in Boerne 420 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd. (830) 388-1642 www.thespringsevents.com

3

B

THE SPRINGS in Georgetown 5299 W. Hwy. 29, Georgetown (512) 850-7956 www.gabriel.thespringsevents.com

3

B

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3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

320

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THE SPRINGS in New Braunfels 1723 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels (512) 585-5899 www.thespringsevents.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

320

FOLD

Sterling Event Center 6134 US-290 E. (512) 261-0142 www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

Sterling Events at The Long Center 701 W. Riverside (512) 261-0142 www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

Sterling Events at Pioneer Farms 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr. (512) 261-0142 www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

FREE PARKING

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

VALET PARKING

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

3

GARDEN/PATIO

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

APPROVED CATERER LIST

I

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom @ Texas Union Hall 2247 Guadalupe (512) 475-6677 www.universityunionscatering.com

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

3

3

3

OUT

OUT

3

3

3

3

3

300

8 & 9

3

3

3

3

300

8 & 9

3

3

3

3

700

8 & 9

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Thistlewood Manor & Gardens 1520 Roland Ln., Kyle (512) 268-1900 www.thistlewoodmanor.com Trudy’s 13059 Four Star Blvd. (512) 633-0586 www.trudys.com

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

Texas Old Town 1205 Roland Lane, Kyle (512) 396-1800 www.texasoldtown.com

3

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

The Texas Federation of Women’s Club Mansion 2312 San Gabriel (512) 476-5845 www.themansion.info

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

B

GROOM’S ROOM

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

TerrAdorna 10900 Hibbs Lane, Manor (512) 585-9105 www.terradorna.com

SECURITY REQUIRED

B

3

FREE PARKING

3

3

VALET PARKING

The Terrace Club 2600 Hwy. 290 East, Dripping Springs (512) 894-4009 www.theterraceclub.com

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

B

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

Stonehouse Villa 15110 FM 150 (512) 608-3166 www.stonehousevilla.com

GARDEN/PATIO

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Stone House Ranch 2708 McGregor Lane #B, Dripping Springs (512) 993-8005 www.Stonehouseranchweddings.com

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

250

70

200

162

3

450

OBC

3

150

125

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

300

45

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

350

7

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

250

86

3

3

3

3

3

3

150

186 & 187

I

3

3

3

3

3

3

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3

B

Vintage Villas Hotel & Events 4209 Eck Lane (512) 220-0185 www.vintagevillas.com

3

B

3

The Vista 6414 West Bee Cave Rd. (512) 327-3843 www.thevistaonsewardhill.com

3

B

3

The Waters Point 13401 RR 12, Wimberley (512) 722-3848 www.thewaterspoint.com

3

B

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill 1110 W. 6th St. (512) 970-3834 www.ztejas.com

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

275

53

3

3

200

153

500

200

200

62

300

3

200

1

400

IFC

125

150

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

SEE AD PAGE

Villa Antonia 19039 Adrian Way, Lake Travis (512) 267-3509 www.villaantonia.com

3

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

I

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

FREE PARKING

3

VALET PARKING

Uncle Julio’s 301 Brazos St. #150 (512) 518-2100 www.unclejulios.com/austin

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

B

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

Twisted Ranch 7345 W. F.M. 243, Bertram (512) 553-5365 www.twistedranchweddings.com

GARDEN/PATIO

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Twin Creeks Country Club 3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr., Cedar Park (512) 250-3956 www.twincreeksclub.com

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

3

3

3

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Antler Oaks Lodge 3862 State Hwy. 16 North, Bandera (830) 796-8111 www.antleroakslodge.com

3

B

The Barn at Swallows Eve 1411 Lower Crabapple Rd., Fredericksburg (979) 264-8707 www.swallowsevebarn.com

3

B

Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crocket Street #214 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com

B

3

3

I

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

GROOM’S ROOM

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

SECURITY REQUIRED

FREE PARKING

VALET PARKING

3

3

3

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

3

3

3

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

GARDEN/PATIO

3

DANCE FLOOR

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

I

Blanco BBQ 13259 Blanco Rd. (210) 251-2602 www.blancobbq.com The Briar’s Suite at Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza (210) 212-3957 www.thegrandpromenade.com

3

SEE AD PAGE

B

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

The Allen Farmhaus 2606 FM 758, New Braunfels (830) 358-3333 www.allenfarmhaus.com

Blanca’s Reception Hall 6868 Ingram Rd. (210) 363-2907 www.blancasreceptionhall.com

APPROVED CATERER LIST

I

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Ácenar 146 E. Houston St. (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com

directory INDOOR / OUTDOOR

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

400

195

350

93

350

168

400

58 & 59

130

100

250

77

100

204

85

137

3

3

3

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I

City of Selma – Harrison House 9046 Pinseeker (210) 651-7827 ci.selma.tx.us/201/John-S-Harrison

3

B

3

3

3

The Club at Garden Ridge 21320 Water Wood Dr. (210) 439-7887 www.GardenRidgeWeddings.com

3

B

3

3

3

The Club at Sonterra 901 Sonterra Blvd. (210) 496-1560 www.clubatsonterra.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

The County Line Barbeque IH-10 W. • (210) 641-1998 Riverwalk • (210) 229-1941 www.countyline.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse 18318 Sonterra Place (210) 564-9400 www.chamagaucha.com

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

B

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

The Cedars Ranch 506 Burnett Ranch Rd., Wimberly (512) 413-3537 www.TheCedarsRanch.com

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

I

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

Casa Rio 430 E. Commerce St. (210) 229-1646 www.casa-rio.com

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

O

FREE PARKING

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

3

VALET PARKING

DANCE FLOOR

3

The Cana Ballroom 202 W. Kronkosky, Boerne (830) 816-5630 www.canaballroom.com

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

GARDEN/PATIO

3

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

450

116

450

104

250

64

125

151

70

47

3

3

300

95

3

3

300

167

3

3

140

101

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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3

3

3

Devonshire Place 12475 Starcrest (210) 545-2249 www.annemaries.com

3

I

3

3

3

3

3

Embassy Suites Riverwalk Hotel 125 East Houston Street (210) 424-6203 sanantonioriverwalkdowntown.embassysuites.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

Embassy Suites San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa 7610 S. New Braunfels (210) 534-1000 (see ad for web site)

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

Emporium By Yarlen 2218 E. Chavaneaux Rd. (210) 627-9800 www.emporiumbyyarlen.com

3

I

3

3

3

Fair Oaks Ranch 7900 Fair Oaks Pkwy., Fair Oaks Ranch (210) 582-6700 www.fairoaksclub.com

3

B

3

3

3

Gardens at Old Town Helotes 15060 Antonio Dr., Helotes (210) 695-4777 www.gardensatoldtown.com

3

B

3

3

Grady’s Bar-B-Q (210) 737-3571 www.gradysbbq.com

3

I

3

3

3

64

3

3

300

182

3

450

163

3

3

450

140

3

3

3

3

600

91

3

3

3

3

3

300

159

3

3

3

3

200

85

3

3

3

3

200

181

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

200

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

FREE PARKING

3

VALET PARKING

SEE AD PAGE

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

DANCE FLOOR

I

ONSITE COORDINATOR

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

GARDEN/PATIO

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

The Crystal Room 10223 Sahara (210) 342-2321 absolutelydelicious.com/facilities.asp

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

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3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

B

3

3

3

3

B

3

3

3

3

B

3

3

Hidden Falls 2225 Bridal Veil, Spring Branch (830) 228-4880 www.hiddenfallsevents.com

3

B

Hilton Palacio del Rio 200 South Alamo St. (210) 224-3367 www.PalaciodelRio.com

3

B

3

Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa 9800 Westover Hills Blvd. (210) 509-9800 or (210) 767-5304 www.hiltonsanantoniohc.com

3

B

Holiday Inn Riverwalk 217 N. St. Mary’s St. (210) 272-1519 www.hiriverwalk.com

3

Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites 306 W. Market St. (210) 298-8048 www.thehotelcontessa.com

3

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Hacienda Santa Maria 2121 N. St. Mary’s St. (210) 227-2121 www.haciendasantamaria.net

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

I

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

The Grand Promenade at Pat O’Brien’s 113 Alamo Plaza (210) 212-3957 www.thegrandpromenade.com

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

B

FREE PARKING

3

3

VALET PARKING

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

Granberry Hills Event Facility 6390 Granberry (210) 590-8067 www.granberryhills.com

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

DANCE FLOOR

3

APPROVED CATERER LIST

3

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

GARDEN/PATIO

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

3

3

3

3

3

350

129132

300

136

3

250

80

300

44

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

400

57

3

3

3

3

300

98 & 99

3

3

300

126

3

3

120

145

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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B

3

3

3

3

3

M & M Plantation 13351 Sherwood Rd., Atascosa (210) 378-1747 www.mandmplantation.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Magnolia Gardens on Main 2030 N. Main @ Ashby (210) 737-2710 www.magnoliagardensonmain.com

3

B

Magnolia Halle 10319 Huebner Rd. (512) 675-0205 www.magnoliahalle.com

3

B

Milltown Historic District 561 Oasis St., New Braunfels (830) 837-5480 www.milltownhistoricdistrictnb.com

3

B

Oak Valley Vineyards 27315 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. (830) 980-8033 www.oakvalleyvineyardsrestaurant.com

3

B

The Oaks at Boerne 1244 FM 474, Boerne (210) 410-7300 www.theoaksatboerne.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Lambermont Events 950 E. Grayson (210) 271-9145 www.lambermontevents.com

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

VALET PARKING

3

GROOM’S ROOM

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

DANCE FLOOR

3

FREE PARKING

GARDEN/PATIO

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Art Museum 210 W. Market St. (210) 507-4849 www.briscoepavilion.com

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

400

169

3

300

63

500

162

300

80

3

3

3

300

49

3

3

3

3

200

61

3

3

3

3

250

90

3

3

3

3

250

109

3

Continued on Page 428

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Rio Cibolo Ranch 1101 Ulrich Rd., Marion (830) 914-3325 www.riocibolooutdoorweddings.com

3

B

Rosenberg Skyroom 847 E. Hildebrand (210) 805-5805 www.rosenbergskyroom.com

3

I

Roszell Gardens 7561 E. Evans (210) 651-6520 www.roszellgardens.com

3

B

Scenic Springs 19215 Scenic Loop Rd., Helotes (210) 877-1558 www.scenicsprings.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

I

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

Red Oak Ballroom 618 NW Loop 410, Ste. 207 (210) 731-0645 www.redoakballroom.com

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

I

GROOM’S ROOM

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

Plaza Lecea 5441 Babcock Rd., Ste. 200 (210) 615-0009 www.plazalecea.com

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

B

FREE PARKING

3

3

VALET PARKING

The Pavilion by Hilton 200 South Alamo St. (210) 224-3367 www.pavilionsanantonio.com

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

O

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center 12900 Mount Olympus, Universal City (210) 945-4653 www.olympiahillsgolf.com

GARDEN/PATIO

O

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

The Oaks at Heavenly 18826 Bandera Rd., Helotes (210) 988-3334 www.theoaksatheavenly.com

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

250

51

200

119

450

57

300

152

600

48

1500

60

800

107

125

154

250

133

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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3

B

The Veranda 1746 Lockhill Selma Rd. (210) 366-1220 www.theverandasa.com

3

B

The Waters Point 13401 RR 12, Wimberly (512) 722-3848 www.thewaterspoint.com

3

B

The Wildflower Country Inn & Event Center 900 FM 32, Wimberly (512) 749-9242 www.wildflowercountryinn.com

3

B

SEE AD PAGE

UTSA University Center 1 UTSA Circle (210) 458-4155 www.utsa.edu/events/weddings

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

B

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

3

3

3

3

500

73

3

3

3

320

FOLD

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

The Tower of the Americas 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. (210) 223-3101 www.toweroftheamericas.com

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

THE SPRINGS in New Braunfels 1723 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels (512) 585-5899 www.thespringsevents.com

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

FREE PARKING

B

3

VALET PARKING

3

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

THE SPRINGS in Boerne 420 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd., Boerne (830) 388-1642 www.thespringsevents.com

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

I

GARDEN/PATIO

3

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

APPROVED CATERER LIST

Scottish Rite Performing Arts Center 308 Avenue E. (210) 204-5430 www.ScottishRiteTheatre.com

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

OUT

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

320

FOLD OUT

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

500

42

3

3

3

3

3

3

500

94

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1000

40

3

3

3

3

3

3

400

IFC

3

3

140

62

3

3

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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2600 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock • (512) 733-6767 Web site: www.austinmarriottnorth.com

A Austin Marriott South

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Austin Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 300 East 4th St. • (512) 691-9225 Web site: www.hotelaustindowntown.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

3612 Tudor Blvd. • (512) 231-8491 Web site: www.austinarboretum.place.hyatt.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

A Top Shelf Events

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(512) 710-5071 Web site: www.TSEaustin.com

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349 Creekside Way, Ste. 15 • (830) 321-2644 Web site: www.artofrejuvenationmedicine.com

S Claire Coco, MD

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12602 Toepperwein Rd. #208 • (830) 608-8084 Web site: www.clairecocomd.com

S cHAIRish The Day

119 E. 6th Street • (512) 522-8747 Web site: www.toptriprentals.com

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18819 FM 2252, Ste. 5 • (210) 632-3877 Web site: www.chairishtheday.com

A Deborah Lira, Hair and Makeup

APARTMENTS

S The Fountain of Youth

ATTENDANT’S GIFTS

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18838 Stone Oak Pkwy, Ste. 102 • (210) 273-5424 Web Site: www.thefoyspa.com

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S Howl at the Moon

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1805 West Avenue • (512) 736-5953 Web site: www.deborahlira.com

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S Art of Rejuvenation Medicine

10201 Stonelake Blvd. • (512) 349-0888 Web site: www.staybridge.com/ausarboretum

A Top Trip Rentals

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411 Brazos St., #101 • (432) 210-6544 Web site: www.rowdyevents.com

BEAUTY, SKIN CARE, MAKE UP & HAIR

4140 Governor’s Row • (512) 383-2658 Web site: www.omniaustinsouthpark.com

A Staybridge Suites Austin Arboretum

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7795 Mainland Dr., Ste. 105 • (210) 382-9228 Web site: www.elitebartendingservices.com

A Rowdy & Co

A Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott

A Omni Austin Hotel Southpark

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(210) 979-7191 Web site: www.cheerspartyservices.com

S Elite Bartending Services

4415 South IH 35 • (512) 634-2036 Web site: www.marriott.com/AUSAP

A Hyatt Place Austin Arboretum

S Cheers Party Service

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

A It Works!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392

(941) 224-3000 Web site: www.wrapacrossamerica.com

S Lipsense by SeneGence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332

111 W. Crockett St., Ste 201 • (210) 212-4770 Web site: howlatthemoon.com/san-antonio

A The Range at Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 8301 S. IH-35 Frontage Rd. • (512) 650-2734 Web site: www.therangeaustin.com

Christin Kibby • (210) 760-4094 Megan Murray • (830) 377-1169 Denise Ross • (210) 422-1121 Web site: www.senegence.com/letsgetglam

A Luxe Laser and Wellness Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 230 • (512) 986-7910 Web site: www.luxelaserwellness.com

BANDS S e e En tertain men t — L ive

A Mary Kay Cosmetics BANQUET FACILITIES S e e Ven u es

BARTENDERS & WAIT STAFF

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Independent Beauty Consultants: Nancy North • (512) 423-9867 Catherine Slezak • (512) 553-6212 Web site: www.marykay.com PAGE

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S Barterders4You

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S Mary Kay Cosmetics

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Independent Beauty Consultants: Lisa Bradley • (210) 844-1886 Valerie Lucio-Polk • (210) 710-3388 Melissa Ozuniga • (210) 392-3453 Web site: www.marykay.com

A Reveva Institute

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7627 Culebra Rd., #115 • (210) 680-6333 Web site: www.blancascakes.com

S Cake Art

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206

18402 US Hwy. 281 N., #107 • (210) 277-0308 Web site: www.cakeartsa.com

A Classic Cakes by Lori

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7756 Northcross Dr., Ste. 105 • (512) 466-1744 Web site: www.simplyorganicsalson.com

S Wishcraft Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393 (210) 559-5366 Web Site: www.wishcrafthenna.com

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2400B Hwy. 290 West, Ste. A, Dripping Springs (512) 829-4831 Web site: www.classiccakesbylori.com

S D’Pasteles Cake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 8523 Blanco Rd., Ste. #2 • (210) 653-2024 Web site: www.dpasteles.com

A Dream Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210 9422 Anderson Mill Rd. • (512) 219-1235 Web site: www.dreambakery.com

BED & BREAKFASTS See Accommodations

S The Exclusive Cake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216

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S Margarita Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173 10818 Gulfdale Dr.• (210) 979-7191 Web site: www.margaritamansa.com BRIDAL REGISTRY & GIFTS

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2000 S. IH 35, Ste. N3, Round Rock • (512) 296-2991 Web site: www.tohaveandtoholdaustin.com

S Frost 321

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(210) 802-1321 Web site: www.frost321.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295

(210) 772-9931

A Kayla Knight Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 10 Fairview Dr., Round Rock • (512) 869-9807 Web site: www.kaylaknightcakes.com

S Letty’s Cakes & More

A Olivia Gift & Monogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403 3201 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. 160 • (512) 419-7667 Web Site: www.oliviagiftandmonogram.com

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1717 Fredericksburg Rd. • (210) 837-6315 Web site: www.lettyscakesandmore.com

S Malinalli Bakery & Bistro

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2211 NW Military Hwy #131B • (210) 209-3463 Web site: malinalli.us

BRIDAL SHOES

A Michelle’s Patisserie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Accessories

12233 RR 620 North, Ste. 114 • (512) 433-6860 Web site: www.michellespatisserie.com

BRIDAL SHOWERS

S Naegelin’s Bakery

S e e Ven u es

BRIDAL SHOWS

7015 Bandera Rd., Ste. 13 • (210) 520-2004 Web site: www.exclusivecakeshop.com

S Karasell Cakes

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S Blanca’s Cakes & Catering

3811 Bee Caves Rd., Ste. 203 • (512) 717-3154 Web site: www.revevainstitute.com

A Simply Organic Salon

CAKES & SWEETS

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BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES

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129 S. Seguin St., New Braunfels • (830) 625-5722 Web site: www.naegelinsbakery.net

A The Root Cellar Bakery & Catering

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(512) 667-6120 Web site: www.rootcellarcateringco.com

A Simon Lee Bakery

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2700 West Pecan, Ste. 790, Pflugerville • (512) 990-4888 Web site: www.simonleebakery.com

A Stregare Cheesecake Company

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(512) 563-2744 Web site: www.madaboutcheesecakes.com

S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Accessories

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A Sweet Treets Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 (512) 892-2233 Web site: www.sweettreetsbakery.com

A Foxhole Culinary Tavern

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13995 N. Hwy. 183 • (512) 386-1354 Web site: www.foxholeaustin.com

A Tonya’s Lovely Confections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 (512) 468-1290 Web site: www.tonyaslovelyconfections.com

S Fusion Cuisine Catering

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(210) 373-4480 Web site: www.fusioncateringsanantonio.com

S Grady’s Bar-B-Q . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 CATERERS

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S A Gala Event Catering & Events

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5317 Jackwood • (210) 264-1395 Web site: agalaeventcatering.com

S Absolutely Delicious Catering & Event Staging

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S Ácenar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 146 E. Houston St. • (210) 222-2362 Web site: www.acenar.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203

(512) 785-8416 Web site: www.alfredcatering.com

S Anne Marie’s Catering

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12475 Starcrest • (210) 545-2249 Web site: www.annemaries.com

S Blanca’s Cakes & Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 6868 Ingram Rd. • (210) 680-6333 Web site: www.blancascakes.com

S Blanco BBQ

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13259 Blanco Rd. • (210) 251-2602 Web site: www.blancobbq.com

S The Box Street Social

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(210) 920-1602 Web site: www.theboxstreetsocial.com

A Casa Garcias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 (512) 804-2606 Web site: www.casagarcias.net

S Catering by Mariana

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18730 Tuscany Stone • (210) 373-6469 Web site: www.cateringbymariana.com

S Catering by Norris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 (210) 598-5962 Web site: www.cateringbynorris.com

S The County Line Barbeque

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10101 IH-10 W. • (210) 641-1998 River Walk, 111 W. Crocket St. • (210) 229-1941 Web site: www.countyline.com

A EastSide Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 (512) 840-1799 Web site: www.eastsidetavernaustin.com

A Foodapalooza

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12885 Research Blvd., Ste. 203 • (512) 271-5511 Web site: www.foodapalooza.net

A Green Mesquite BBQ Catering

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1400 Barton Springs • (512) 865-0764 Web site: www.CaterAustin.com

10223 Sahara • (210) 342-2321 Web site: www.absolutelydelicious.com

A Alfred’s Catering

(210) 732-3571 ext. 1 Web site: www.gradysbbq.com

A Heart of Texas Barbecue

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(512) 297-3526 Web site: www.heartoftexasbarbecue.com

S Heavenly Gourmet Catering

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5005 West Ave., Ste. 1103 • (210) 496-9090 Web site: www.heavenlyg.com

A “I Do” BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 1005 W. Hwy 290, Dripping Springs • (804) 216-5419 Web site: www.ido-bbq.com

A Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

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606 Trinity St. • (512) 692-8059 10001 Stonelake Blvd. • (512) 814-0213 Web site: www.ironcactus.com

A Josafina’s Catering & Events

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(512) 540-8886 Web site: www.josafinas.com

A Kreuz Market

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619 N. Colorado, Lockhart • (512) 398-2361 Web site: www.kreuzmarket.com

A La Mancha Tex-Mex Tavern

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(512) 467-4108 Web site: www.lamanchatexmex.com

A Maggiano’s Little Italy

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10910 Domain Dr. • (512) 501-7880 Web site: www.maggianos.coM

S NACE

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President, Sarah James • (210) 518-1051 Web site: www.sanantonionace.com

A Noble Sandwich Co.

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4805 Burnet Rd. • (512) 666-5124 12233 RR 620 #105 • (512) 382-6248 Web site: www.noblesandwichescatering.com

A Pascal’s Catering

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1924 E. 38 1/2 St. • (512) 447-4113 Web site: www.pascalscatering.com

A Pearl Snap Cuisine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199 (903) 520-3550 Web Site: www.pearlsnapcuisine.com Continued on Page 434

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A The Root Cellar Bakery & Catering

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(512) 214-3702 Web site: www.rootcellarcateringco.com

A SLAB BBQ

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(830) 230-5500 Web site: www.smokeinthehillsbbq.com 1746 Lockhill Selma • (210) 366-1220 Web site: www.spiceoflifesa.com 6134 US 290 E. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 & 187

(210) 257-4460 Web site: www.heb.com/static-page/true-texas-bbq 301 Brazos, Ste. 150 • (512) 815-2100 Web site: www.unclejulios.com/austin

S Moments & Milestones Wedding Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284

A Prosecco Weddings and Events

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S Timeless Moments by Design

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A Trademark Weddings & Events

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(862) 596-5191 or (973) 632-1415 Web site: www.trademarkweddingsllc.com

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1110 W. 6th St. • (512) 970-3834 Web site: www.ztejas.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191

A The Wedding Belles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 6507 Jester Blvd., Ste. 510-I (512) 985-6364 or (512) 924-8852 Web site: www.theweddingbelles.net

A Your Wedding Day Concierge

12858 W IH 10 • (210) 697-7222 18030 Hwy 281 • (210) 495-7722 Web site: www.zios.com

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(737) 702-0660 Web site: www.yourweddingdayconcierge.com PAGE

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880 Main St., Buda • (512) 295-7170 Web site: www.budaweddings.com

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A Arthur Murray Dance Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323 13945 Hwy. 183 North, Ste. C-1 • (512) 454-7663 Web site: www.texdance.com

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6390 Granberry • (210) 590-8067 Web site: www.granberryhills.com

A Bella Events

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(210) 326-6205 Web site: www.timelessmomentsbydesign.vpweb.com

A Uncle Julio’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

CONSULTANTS

S Haute Weddings

(512) 518-3282 Web site: www.pweaustin.com

S True Texas BBQ (H-E-B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

S Granberry Hills Event Facility

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

11230 West Ave., Ste. 2110 • (210) 320-6164 Web site: www.momentsmilestones.com

13059 Four Star Blvd. • (512) 633-0536 Web site: www.trudys.com

A City of Buda

S The Event Assistant

(210) 215-5820 Web site: www.myhautewedding.com

A Sterling Events Austin Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9

CEREMONY SITES

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(210) 882-0849 Web site: www.theeventassistantsa.com

S Spice of Life Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

S Zio’s Italian Kitchen

S Elite Event Planning & Floral Design

7795 Mainland Dr., Ste 105 • (210) 426-1998 Web site: www.elite-eventplanning.com

S Smoke in the Hills BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

A Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

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(210) 884-2820 Web site: www.chicconceptstx.com

(512) 987-8657 Web site: www.realdopebbq.com

A Trudy’s

S Chic Concepts Event Planning & Interior Design

S Wanda Deagan Dance Studio

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2113 Vance Jackson • (210) 381-6625 Web site: www.wandadeagen.com PAGE

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(512) 696-1520 Web site: www.bellaeventstx.com

S Blue Suede Events

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(210) 430-9117 Web site: www.bluesuedeevents.com

S Brava Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 (210) 315-1469 or (210) 251-7046 Web site: www.abravaevent.com

S Blue Suede Events

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(210) 430-9117 Web site: www.bluesuedeevents.com

A Brighter Side Event Lighting

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(512) 766-3783 Web site: brighterlitevents.com

S Event Ignition

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(210) 319-4520 Web site: www.eventignition.com

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S Events by Touch of Elegance

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3978 IH-35 North • (210) 273-9948 or (210) 227-1600 Web site: www.touchofelegancedecor.com 2218 E. Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 Web site: www.yarlenbridal.com

A l s o S ee Hon eymoon s

A S The Pavilions at Rockport Beach

A Toast Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324 (512) 468-3613 or (210) 201-6389 Web site: www.toastent.com

ENTERTAINMENT — LIVE

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911 Navigation Circle, Rockport • (361) 729-6661 Web site: www.rockportbeach-texas.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407

(512) 388-6526 Web site: www.honeymooninginparadise.com DIY RESCUE

A Style it! Events

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(830) 624-5765 Web site: www.lightning-travel.com

A Vacations in Paradise

A Texas Pro DJ

(512) 670-7970 Web site: www.texasprodj.com PAGE

S Cruise Planners – Russ Russell

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8940 Wurzbach Rd. • (210) 771-4107 Web site: www.lumenevents.net

S Yarlen Bridal Decorations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

S Lumen Events

A Angelic Strings with Harpist Michael Morris

A Barton Strings

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(512) 445-6864 Web site: www.bartonstrings.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322

(512) 454-0456 Web site: www.hydeparkstrings.com

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FAVORS

(737) 702-0660 Web site: www.styleitevents.com

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A The Cigar Room ENTERTAINMENT — DJ

A AV Productionz

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(512) 589-4075 Web site: www.angelicstrings.com

A Hyde Park Strings PAGE

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1310 RR 620 South A-12, Lakeway • (512) 514-0359 Web site: www.thecigarroomshop.com

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(361) 945-2522 Web site: www.avproz.info

A COMPLETE weddings + events

FIREWORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313

2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.completeweddingaustin.com

S COMPLETE weddings + events

S Cutting Edge Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 227 N. Loop 1604 E, Ste. 150 • (210) 495-3900 By appointment only Web site: www.cuttingedgeentertainment.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319

(832) 655-5189 Web site: www.ExodusSound.co

S Four 40 Entertainment

A American Fireworks

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1315 HWY 71W, Bastrop • (512) 321-4416 Web site: www.buyamericanfireworks.com

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(210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

A Exodus Sound Company

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P.O. Box 40474 • (210) 607-3368 Web site: www.four40entertainment.com

S Future Sounds DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321 (210) 945-9601 Web site: www.future-sounds.com

A Groove Line Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316

FLORAL PRESERVATION S ee F lo r ist s

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A S Blooms™ (H-E-B)

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Web site: www.heb.com/blooms

S Blue Suede Events

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 74, 349

(210) 430-9117 Web site: www.bluesuedeevents.com

S Botanika

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(210) 733-8120 • By appointment. Web site: www.botanika.com

S Chic Concepts Event Planning & Interior Design

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(210) 884-2820 Web site: www.chicconceptstx.com

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A The Flower Girl

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(512) 680–7946 Web site: www.theflowergirltx.com

S from His garden

(210) 275-2163 Web site: www.fromhisgardenflowers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346

202 Walton Way, #198, Cedar Park • (512) 528-1192 Web site: www.mooredesignstyles.com

A Sterling Events Austin Design & Floral

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(806) 570-5744 Web site: www.weddingsbyrobbins.com

A Wild Bunches

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403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs • (512) 858-0868 Web site: www.wildbunchesfloral.com

S Woodley Cottage Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361 (210) 487-1295 or (210) 305-3727 Web site: www.etsy.com/shop/WeddingsWoodleyCott 14201 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley • (512) 395-7159 Web site: www.wowfactorfloral.com

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14602 Huebner Rd. #100 • (210) 688-4850 Web site: www.anewyousa.com HOMES, REALTORS & MORTGAGES

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A Keller Williams Realty – The Murphey Team

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(512) 809-1107 Web site: www.murpheyteamonline.com

A New Life New Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412 (512) 608-3000 Web site: www.NewLifeNewHome.com. HONEYMOONS

PAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409

(210) 262-9085 Web site: www.atimetotreasuretravel.com

A Exotic Destinations & Honeymoon Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409

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2100 CR 176, Georgetown • (512) 986-7800 Web site: www.zuzupetalsaustin.com

(254) 247-1300 Web site: www.patriciacrowell.com

A Southern Journeys

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Toll Free (888) 249-0865 Web site: www.mysouthernjourneys.com

FLOWER GIRL & RING BEARER

A Vacations in Paradise

S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Accessories

GIFTS

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S A Time to Treasure Travel

A Wow Factor Design Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

A ZuZu’s Petals

HEALTH & FITNESS

S Anew You

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Web site: www.heb.com/weddings

A Weddings by Robbins

9806 Huebner, Ste. 1 (210) 699-9464 or Toll Free (888) 301-9464 Web site: www.fivestarweddinggown.com

Al so S ee B eau t y, S kin C are, Make U p & H ai r

8423 Research Blvd. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A S Weddings by Design by H-E-B

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S Five Star Wedding Gown Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257

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A Moore Design Styles

GOWN CLEANING & PRESERVATION

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(512) 388-6526 Web site: www.honeymooninginparadise.com

A l s o S ee B rid al Reg istry & Gifts; Jewelry/Jewelry Ca re

S Elegant Embroidery Diva

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(210) 414-1582 Web site: www.theembroiderydiva.etsy.com

S The Little Bottle Company

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(210) 775-5001 Web site: www.thelittlebottlecompany.com

A Love on Weddings

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(844) 956-8366 Web site: www.loveonweddings.com

S MBellish Engraving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393 (210) 559-8330 Web site: www.mbellishengraving.com

HOTELS See Accommodations

ICE SCULPTURES

S Full Spectrum Ice

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(210) 901-9340 or (512) 560-2340 Web site: www.fullspectrumice.com INVITATIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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S 3D Me

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(210) 391-9527 Web site: www.3Dme3D.com

S Aly Am Paperie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363 1919 Lockhill-Selma, Ste. 103 • (210) 375-8400 Web site: www.alyampaperie.com To email any of these Wedding Professionals, please see our website. 436 • The Wedding Professionals • www.TexasWeddings.com

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A S Al’s Formal Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262

S ee Wed d in g Dresses & Accesso r i es

(800) 460-8500 Web site: www.invitations.alsformalwear.com

A Dolce Paper

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

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MUSIC S ee E n ter t ai n men t — DJ ; E n ter t ai n men t — L ive

(512) 394-8473 Web site: www.weddings.dolcepaper.com

S Girl General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366 11255 Huebner Rd., Ste. 101 • (210) 495-6200 Web site: www.girlgeneral.com

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S Pastor Jim Berrier

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(210) 862-1756

A Medical Parkway Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362 4011 Medical Parkway • (512) 459-1339 Web site: www.mpprint.net

A Parcel Design Co

PHOTO BOOTHS/FLIPBOOKS

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(210) 862-9770 Web site: www.parceldesign.co

A The Pink Tulip

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1612 West 5th St., Ste. B • (512) 323-2626 (Appointments Preferred) Web site: www.pinktulipinvitations.com JEWELRY/JEWELRY CARE

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(414) 858-2299 Web site: www.diamondnexus.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 & 30

9600 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 150W • (512) 346-1780 Web site: www.kirkrootdesigns.com

A Something New Jewelry Care

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(281) 361-0873

S Stella & Dot

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

(702) 569-8327 Web site: www.stelladot.com/jrs

S Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

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(210) 243-4767 Web site: www.5050photobooth.com

S JAB Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319 (210) 364-9807 Web site: www.saweddingvendor.com

S Mad Mad Photo Booths

A Diamond Nexus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 33, 35

A Kirk Root Designs

S 5050 Photo Booth

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(210) 971-4623 Web site: www.madmadphotobooths.com

S Pappa Rotzi’s Photo Booth

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396

10818 Gulfdale • (210) 979-7191 Web site: www.decorousevents.com

S Party Photo Booth San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396 (210) 663-9052 Web site: www.rentmypartybooth.com

S Party Time Pictures Photo Booth

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395

6533 Bandera Rd. • (210) 775-1973 Web site: www.PTPphotobooth.com

S TapSnap 1195

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402 W. Rhapsody Dr. • (210) 865-8589 Web site: www.tapsnap1195.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

(210) 273-6950 Web site: touchstonecrystal.com/angelamorris LIGHTING

S The Selfie Group

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(210) 461-9160

A Wild West Casino Games

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(512) 350-3241 Web site: www.wildwestcasinogames.com

S e e Décor & L ig h tin g ; Enterta inm e nt — DJ; Renta ls

LIMOUSINES See Transportation

LINENS S e e Ren tals

MARRIAGE EDUCATION See Premarital Education

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S 5050 Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272 (210) 243-4767 Web site: www.5050photos.com

S American Photography & Video

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11806 Wurzbach • (210) 699-9687 Web site: www.american-photography.com

A amy dang photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299 (818) 224-8471 Web site: www.amydangphotography.com

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P HOTO GR A P HY | Continued from Page 437

S Aria Productions

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(210) 378-9517 Web site: www.ariaphotovideo.com

A Austin Moments

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(800) 575-9750 Web site: www.austinmoments.com

A Brio Photography

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(512) 698-4664 Web site: www.brioweddings.com

A Brubaker Portraits

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A Cambrella Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301 (512) 937-0298 Web site: www.cambrellaphotos.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

(512) 689-1368 Web site: www.captivatingweddings.com

S Carlo Alejandro Photography

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719 E. Quincy St. • (210) 447-7792 or (956) 251-8015 Web site: www.carloalejandrophotography.com

A S Celebrate Your Sexy

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Toll Free (800) 352-7664 Web site: www.celebrateyoursexy.com

A COMPLETE weddings + events

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2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.completeweddingaustin.com

S COMPLETE weddings + events

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(210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

A Creatrix Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 (512) 808-0220 Web site: www.mybadassphotographer.com

A DearCharli Photography

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(832) 236-5992 Web site: www.dearcharliphotography.com

S Dos Kiwis Studio

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1112 West Ave. • (210) 735-5555 Web site: www.doskiwis.com (210) 549-7427 Web site: www.exposetheheart.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 & 312

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Toll Free (866) 831-4103 Web site www.georgestreetphoto.com

A Gypc Girl Photography

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274

(512) 709-5355 Web site: www.honesthue.com

A In Your Eyes Photography

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A Inspired Images

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(512) 721-9845 Web site: www.inspiredimagesaustin.com

S JCBIMAGERY

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(210) 347-1454 Web site: www.jcbimagery.com

A Jingaling Photography

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(512) 695-6668 Web site: www.jingalingphotography.com

S Limelight San Antonio

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4711 Shavano Oak, Ste. # 100 • (210) 842-6620 Web site: www.limelightsanantonio.com

A Lovely Lou Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 (512) 968-5937 Web site: www.lovelylou.com

A Lyndsay Lyon Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299 (210) 367-9744 Web site: www.LyndsayPhoto.com

A Melanie Caskey Photography

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(512) 769-1190 Web site: www.melaniecaskeyphotography.com

A Michael Barker Photography

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(512) 415-2640 Web site: www.michaelbarkerphoto.com

A The Mill Photography Studio

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(512) 567-0336 Web site: www.millphotostudio.com

A Mitchell Bahr Weddings

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S Moments & Milestones Wedding Planning & Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284 11230 West Ave., Ste. 2110 • (210) 320-6164 Web site: www.momentsmilestones.com

A Paige Wilks Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294

(210) 605-5488 Web site: www.fabskyphoto.com

A S George Street Photo & Video

A Honest Hue

(512) 501-9679 Web site: www.mitchellbahr.com

S Expose the Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293

S Fabsky Photography

(512) 740-3693 Web site: www.hollymphoto.com

(512) 968-5937 Web site: www.inyoureyesphotography.com

(512) 593–1288 Web site: www.brubakerportraits.com

A Captivating Weddings

A Holly Marie Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291

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(512) 522-1048 Web site: www.paigewilks.com

S Patchworks Photographic Arts

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(210) 912-7117 Web site: www.patchworksphotography.com

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A Peary Photography

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(214) 763-1105 Web site: www.pearyphotographyblog.com

A Peter Feighner Photography

(210) 732-3571 ext. 1 Web site: www.gradysbbq.com

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(512) 695-9649 Web site: www.peterfeighner.photography

S Raul’s Photography & Videography

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A Séduit Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307 (512) 775-6935 Web site: www.seduitphotography.com

S Sun Gold Photography

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(512) 468-3613 or (210) 201-6389 Web site: www.toastent.com

4140 Governor’s Row • (512) 383-2658 Web site: www.omniaustinsouthpark.com 301 Brazos, Ste. 150 • (512) 815-2100 Web site: www.unclejulios.com/austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

1110 W. 6th St. • (512) 970-3834 Web site: www.ztejas.com PAGE

A A Clean Portoco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Toll Free (800) 499-4226 Web site: www.portoco.com

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S Ácenar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195 146 E. Houston St. • (210) 222-2362 Web site: www.acenar.com

A American Party Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389 8717 Burnet Rd. • (512) 271-6626 Web site: www.americanpartyrental.com

S Bluebonnet Events

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9200 Broadway Ste. 131 • (210) 255-2370 Web site: www.bluebonnetevents.com

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13259 Blanco Rd. • (210) 251-2602 Web site: www.blancobbq.com

A LoudMouth Rentals

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5207 Airport Blvd. • (512) 524-1228 Web site: www.loudmouthrentals.com

A Capital Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 208 Barton Springs Rd. • (512) 480-9264 Web site: www.capitalcruises.com/weddings1

S Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

A Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

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S Blanco BBQ

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6550 Comanche Trail • (512) 266-9242 Web site: www.oasis-austin.com

A Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

(512) 557-4377 Web site: www.tiffanyhofeldt.com

A Toast Entertainment

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10910 Domain Dr. • (512) 501-7880 Web site www.maggianos.com

A Uncle Julio’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

(830) 609-9018 Web site: www.sungoldphotography.com

A Tiffany Hofeldt Photography

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3201 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. 122 • (512) 327-9889 Web site: www.laspalomasrestaurant.com

A The Oasis on Lake Travis

(210) 403-9337 Web site: www.sayzeesphotography.com

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606 Trinity St. • (512) 692-8059 10001 Stonelake Blvd. • (512) 814-0213 Web site: www.ironcactus.com

A Maggiano’s Little Italy

(210) 663-4068 Web site: www.ryanhamiltonphoto.com

S Say Zees Photo & Video Productions

A Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

A Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar

1868 Grandstand Blvd. • (210) 725-7117 Web site: www.raulsphotography.com

S Ryan Hamilton Photography

S Grady’s Bar-B-Q . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181

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18318 Sonterra Place • (210) 564-9400 Web site: www.chamagaucha.com The County Line Barbeque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 A On The Hill – 6500 W Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-1742 A On The Lake – 5204 FM 2222 • (512) 346-3664 S 10101 IH-10 West • (210) 641-1998 S 111 W. Crockett on the River Walk • (210) 229-1941 Web site: www.countyline.com

Marquee Event Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385 A 4616 West Howard Lane • (512) 491-7368 S 3660 Thousand Oaks • (210) 494-9700 Web site: www.marqueeeventgroup.com

A Monarch Event Rentals

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8863 Anderson Mill Rd., Ste. 119 • (512) 219-6666 Web site: www.monarcheventrentals.com

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A Premiere Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374 & 375 11810 Manchaca Rd. • (512) 292-3900 8868 Research Blvd., Ste. 304 • (512) 870-8552 333 Hwy 290 E, Ste. 419, Dripping Springs • (512) 829-4498 Web site: www.premiereeventsonline.com

A Sterling Events Austin Rentals

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8423 Research Blvd. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

S Vintique Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389 551 CR 5714, Natalia • (210) 218-7153 or (210) 215-4488 Web site: www.vintiquerentalsllc.com

A The Zella Company

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407 Radam Lane • (512) 904-9137 Web site: www.zellacompany.com

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A The Allan House

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1104 San Antonio St. • (512) 478-8653 Web site: www.allanhouse.com

A S The Allen Farmhaus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 2606 FM 758, New Braunfels • (830) 358-3333 Web site: www.theallenfarmhaus.com

A Angel Mountain Events

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178 Pine Tree Loop, Bastrop • (512) 695-0932 Web site: www.angelmountainevents.com

A Angel Springs Event Center

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1500 County Rd. 267, Georgetown Toll Free (866) 771-1500 Web site: www.angelspringsevents.com

A Antebellum Oaks

RESTAURANTS

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14913 Murfin Rd. • (512) 423-0372 Web site: www.antebellumoaksvenue.com

S e e Reh earsal D in n ers; Venues

S Antler Oaks Lodge

SALON SERVICES & SPA

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3862 Hwy 16 N. Bandera • (830) 796-8111 Web site: www.antleroakslodge.com

S e e Beau ty, Skin C are, Ma ke Up & Ha ir

A AquaBrew

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150 S. LBJ Dr., San Marcos • (512) 353-2739 Web site: www.aqua-brew.com/events

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2600 La Frontera Blvd. Round Rock • (512) 634-4613 Web site: www.austinmarriottnorth.com

A Austin Marriott South

(512) 710-9767 Web site: www.coolbusatx.com

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4415 South IH 35 • (512) 634-2036 Web site: www.marriott.com/AUSAP

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A Austin Party Cruises

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2215 Westlake Dr. • (512) 328-9887 Web site: www.austinpartycruises.com

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A S Al’s Formal Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262 Toll Free (800) 460-8500 Web site: www.alsformalwear.com

A BookATailor Austin

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2700 W. Anderson Ln., Ste 410 • (512) 600-1050 Web site: www.bookatailor.com

A S Jos. A. Bank

A Austin Marriott North at Round Rock

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Toll Free (800) 285-2265 Web site: www.josbank.com

A S Men’s Wearhouse

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Web site: www.menswearhouse.com/tuxedo

S Rex Formal Wear

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7219 San Pedro • (210) 824-ATUX (2889) 1326 SW Military Dr. • (210) 921-ATUX (2889) Web site: www.rexformalwear.com

A Avery Ranch Golf Club

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10500 Avery Club Dr. • (512) 248-2442 Web site: www.averyranchgolf.com

A Balcones Country Club

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8600 Balcones Club Dr. • (512) 258–1621 ext. 231 Web site: www.balconescountryclub.com

S The Barn at Swallows Eve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

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1411 Lower Crabapple Rd., Fredericksburg • (979) 264-8707 Web site: www.swallowsevebarn.com

S Barriba Cantina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 111 W. Crockett St., #214 • (210) 228-9876 Web site: www.barribacantina.com

A Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center

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1408 Chestnut St., Bastrop • (512) 332-8981 Web site: www.bastropconventioncenter.com

A Berry Creek Country Club

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30500 Berry Creek Dr., Georgetown • (512) 930-4615 Web site: www.berrycreekcc.com

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S Blanca’s Reception Hall

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6868 Ingram Rd. • (210) 363-2907 Web site: www.blancasreceptionhall.com

S Blanco BBQ

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13259 Blanco Rd. • (210) 251-2602 Web site: www.blancobbq.com

A Blissful Hill

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121 Alamo Plaza • (210) 212-3957 Web site: www.thegrandpromenade.com

A Brodie Homestead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 5211 Brodie Lane • (512) 439-2981 Web site: www.brodiehomestead.com

S Cana Ballroom

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202 W. Kronkosky St., Boerne • (830) 816-5630 Web site: www.canaballroom.com

S Casa Rio

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430 E. Commerce St. • (210) 229-1646 Web site: www.casa-rio.com

A S The Cedars Ranch

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506 Burnett Ranch Rd., Wimberley • (512) 413-3537 Web site: www.TheCedarsRanch.com

A Charles Johnson House

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404 Atlanta St. • (512) 767-0788 Web site: www.travispost76.org 2601 Sam Bass Rd., Round Rock • (512) 733-8484 Web site: www.chateauonthecreek.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

9046 Pinseeker, Schertz • (210) 651-7827 Web site: www.ci.selma.tx.us/201/John-S-Harrison

S The Club at Garden Ridge

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21320 Water Wood Dr., Garden Ridge • (210) 439-7887 Web site: www.gardenridgeweddings.com

S The Club at Sonterra

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901 Sonterra Blvd. • (210) 496-1560 Web site: www.clubatsonterra.com

A Collins Rustic Ranch

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1810 FM 2340, Lampasas • (512) 626-8591 Web site: www.collinsrusticranch.com

A The County Line

S The Crystal Room

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S Devonshire Place

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12475 Starcrest • (210) 545-2249 Web site: www.annemaries.com

A DoubleTree by Hilton Austin

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6505 IH-35 North • (512) 454-3737 Web site: www.austin.doubletree.com

A Embassy Suites Austin Central

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5901 North IH-35 • (512) 519-0460 Web site: www.austincentral.embassysuites.com

S Embassy Suites Riverwalk

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125 E. Houston St. • (210) 424-6203 Web site: sanantonioriverwalkdowntown.embassysuites.com

S Embassy Suites San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa

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7610 South New Braunfels • (210) 534-1000 Web site: see ad

S Emporium by Yarlen

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2218 East Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 Web site: www.emporiumbyyarlen.com

S Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club

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7900 Fair Oaks Pkwy., Fair Oaks Ranch • (210) 582-6700 Web site: www.fairoaksclub.com

A Chateau On The Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

S City of Selma – Harrison House

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6121 IH-35 North • (512) 323-5466 Web site: www.crowneplaza.com/austincentral 10223 Sahara • (210) 342-2321 Web site: www.absolutelydelicious.com/facilities.asp

25306 Old Ferry Rd., Spicewood • (512) 757-9300 Web site: www.blissfullhill.com

S The Briar’s Suite at Pat O’Brien’s

A Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin

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On The Hill – 6500 Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-1742 On The Lake – 5204 FM 2222 • (512) 346-3664 Web site: www.countyline.com

A Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 300 East 4th St. • (512) 691-9225 Web site: www.hotelaustindowntown.com

A Foxhole Culinary Tavern

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13995 N. Hwy. 183 • (512) 386-1354 Web site: www.foxholeaustin.com

S Fredericksburg CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 302 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg • (866) 997-3600 Web site: www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/weddings

S Gardens at Old Town Helotes

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15060 Antonio Dr., Helotes • (210) 695-4777 Web site: www.gardensatoldtown.com

A The Golf Club Star Ranch

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2500 FM 685, Hutto • (512) 252-4653 ext. 8 Web site: www.starrancheventcenter.com

S Granberry Hills Event Facility

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6390 Granberry • (210) 590-8067 Web site: www.granberryhills.com

S The Grand Promenade at Pat O’Brien’s

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113 Alamo Plaza • (210) 212-3957 Web site: www.thegrandpromenade.com

A Hacienda del Lago

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14000 FM 2769 #9, Volente • (512) 496-0099 Web site: www.laketravisevents.com

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S Hacienda Santa Maria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 2121 N. St. Mary’s St. • (210) 227-2121 Web site: www.haciendasantamaria.net

S Hidden Falls

13351 Sherwood Rd., Atascosa • (210) 378-1747 Web site: www.mandmplantation.com

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2225 Bridal Veil, Spring Branch • (830) 228-4880 Web site: www.hiddenfallsevents.com 26 Club Estates Parkway • (512) 261-7200 Web site: www.thehillscc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

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9800 Westover Hills Blvd. • (210) 509-9800 or (210) 767-5304 Web site: www.hiltonsanantoniohc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

217 N. St. Mary’s St. • (210) 272-1519 Web site: www.hiriverwalk.com . . . . . . . . . . .145

306 W Market St. • (210) 298-8048 Web site: www.thehotelcontessa.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

A Mercury Hall

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615 Cardinal Lane • (512) 236-1226 Web site: www.mercuryhall.com

A Messina Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

A S Milltown Historic District

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S Oak Valley Vineyards

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27315 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. • (830) 980-8033 Web site: www.oakvalleyvineyardsrestaurant.com

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11110 Fitzhugh Rd. • (800) 591-5813 Web site: www.theinnatwildrosehall.com

S The Oaks at Boerne

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1244 FM 474, Boerne • (210) 410-7300 Web site: www.theoaksatboerne.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102

575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd., Lost Pines • (512) 308-4640 Web site: www.lostpines.regency.hyatt.com

A Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar

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10001 Stonelake Blvd. • (512) 814-0213 Web site: www.ironcactus.com

S The Jack Guenther Pavilion at The Briscoe Art Museum . .169 210 W. Market St. • (210) 507-4849 Web site: www.briscoepavilion.com

A Kali Kate Event Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 4550 FM 967, Buda • (512) 939-4016 Web site: www.kali-kate.com

A Kindred Oaks

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561 Oasis St., New Braunfels • (830) 837-5480 Web site: www.milltownhistoricdistrictnb.com

319 Addie Roy Rd. • (512) 327-5377 Web site: www.houseonthehillaustin.com

A Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

A Memory Lane Event Center

1000 Cypress Creek Lane, Wimberley • (512) 847-6000 Web site: www.messinainntx.com

S Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk

A The Inn At Wild Rose Hall

S Magnolia Halle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-0700 Web site: www.memorylaneweddings.com

S Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Club & Spa

A House on the Hill

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10319 Huebner Rd. • (512) 675-0205 Web site: www.magnoliahalle.com

200 South Alamo St. • (210) 224-3367 Web site: www.PalaciodelRio.com

S Holiday Inn Riverwalk

S Magnolia Gardens on Main

2030 N. Main Ave. • (210) 737-2710 Web site: www.magnoliagardensonmain.com

A The Hills of Lakeway Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

S Hilton Palacio del Rio

S M & M Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

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2100 County Road 176, Georgetown • (512) 260-9690 Web site: www.kindredoaks.com

A LCRA Parks - McKinney Roughs Nature Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 1884 Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek • (512) 303-5073 Web site: www.LCRA.org/parks

S The Oaks at Heavenly

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18826 Bandera Rd., Helotes • (210) 988-3334 Web site: www.theoaksatheavenly.com

A The Oasis on Lake Travis

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6550 Comanche Trail • (512) 266-9242 Web site: www.oasis-austin.com

S Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center

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12900 Mount Olympus, Universal City • (210) 945-4653 Web site: www.olympiahillsgolf.com

A Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 4140 Governor’s Row • (512) 383-2658 Web site: www.omniaustinsouthpark.com

A Onion Creek Ballroom

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9941 Old Lockhart Rd. • (512) 413-2433 Web site: www.onioncreekballroom.com

A Onion Creek Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 2510 Onion Creek Pkwy • (512) 383-2004 Web site: www.onioncreekclub.com

A La Hacienda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 23663 RR 12, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-0700 Web site: www.memorylaneweddings.com/locations#la-hacienda

S The Pavilion by Hilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

S Lambermont Events

A Phillips Event Center

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950 E. Grayson • (210) 271-9145 Web site: www.lambermontevents.com

200 South Alamo St. • (210) 224-3367 Web site: www.pavilionsanantonio.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

8140 Exchange Dr. • (512) 982-9187 Web site: www.phillipseventcenter.com

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S Plaza Lecea

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5441 Babcock, #200 • (210) 615-0009 Web site: www.plazalecea.com

A The Ranch House at Teravista

1723 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels • (512) 585-5899 Web site: www.thespringsevents.com

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4333 Teravista Club Dr., Round Rock • (512) 517-4609 Web site: www.teravistagolf.com

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850 CR 255, Georgetown • (512) 515-6200 Web site: www.reunionranch1.com

S Rio Cibolo Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 1101 Ulrich Rd., Marion • (830) 914-3325 Web site: www.riocibolooutdoorweddings.com

A River Place Country Club

S Rosenberg Skyroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 847 E. Hildebrand • (210) 805-5805 Web site: www.rosenbergskyroom.com

19215 Scenic Loop Rd., Helotes • (210) 877-1558 Web site: www.scenicsprings.com

A Stone House Ranch

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2708 McGregor Ln #B, Dripping Springs • (512) 993-8005 Web site: www.Stonehouseranchweddings.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

15110 FM 150, Driftwood • (512) 608-3166 Web site: www.stonehousevilla.com

A The Terrace Club

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2600 Hwy. 290 East, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-4009 Web site: www.theterraceclub.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

10900 Hibbs Lane, Manor • (512) 585-9105 Web site: www.terradorna.com

A Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center 1101 Woodland Ave., Georgetown • (737) 444-2726 Web site: www.sheratongeorgetowntexas.com

A Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom at Texas Union Hall

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2247 Guadalupe • (512) 475-6677 Web site: www.universityunionscatering.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

979 Springdale, Ste. 160 • (512) 947-8772 Web site: www.springdalestation.com

A S THE SPRINGS in Boerne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT 420 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd., Boerne • (830) 388-1642 Web site: www.thespringsevents.com

A THE SPRINGS in Georgetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 5299 W. Hwy. 29, Georgetown • (512) 850-7956 Web site: www.thespringsevents.com

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1205 Roland Lane, Kyle • (512) 396-1800 Web site: www.texasoldtown.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

1520 Roland Ln., Kyle • (512) 268-1900 Web site: ThistlewoodManor.com

S The Tower of the Americas . .78

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2312 San Gabriel St. • (512) 476-5845 Web site: www.themansion.info

A Thistlewood Manor & Gardens

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701 East 11th St. • (512) 404-6946 Web site: www.Sheraton.com/austin

A Springdale Station

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10621 Pioneer Farms Dr. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A Texas Old Town

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308 Ave E • (210) 204-5430 Web site: www.scottishritetheatre.com

A Sheraton Austin Hotel

A Sterling Events at Pioneer Farms

A The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion

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S Scottish Rite Performing Arts Center

701 West Riverside Dr. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A TerrAdorna

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7561 E. Evans • (210) 651-6520 Web site: www.roszellgardens.com

S Scenic Springs

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A Sterling Events at The Long Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9

A Stonehouse Villa

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4207 River Place Blvd. • (512) 346-1114 ext. 3904 Web site: www.riverplaceclub.com

S Roszell Gardens

A Sterling Event Center

6134 US 290 E. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

Red Oak Ballroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 A 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Ste. 365 • (512) 451–3700 S 618 N.W. Loop 410, Ste. 207 • (210) 731-0645 Web site: www.redoakballroom.com

A Reunion Ranch

A S THE SPRINGS in New Braunfels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT

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739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. • (210) 223-3101 Web site: www.toweroftheamericas.com

A Trudy’s

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13059 Four Star Blvd. • (512) 633-0586 Web site: www.trudys.com

A Twin Creeks Country Club

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3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr., Cedar Park • (512) 250-3956 Web site: www.twincreeksclub.com

A Twisted Ranch

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7345 W F.M. 243, Bertram • (512) 553-5365 Web site: www.twistedranchweddings.com

S UTSA University Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 1 UTSA Circle • (210) 458-4155 Web site: www.utsa.edu/events/weddings

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S The Veranda

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1746 Lockhill Selma Rd. • (210) 366-1220 Web site: www.theverandasa.com

A Villa Antonia

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S COMPLETE weddings + events

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(210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

A Vintage Villas Hotel & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 4209 Eck Lane • (512) 220-0185 Web site: www.vintagevillas.com

A Double Knot Pictures

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1319 Rosewood Ave • (512) 730-0343 Web site: www.doubleknotpictures.com

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6414 West Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-3843 Web site: www.thevistaonsewardhill.com

A S The Waters Point

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2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.completeaustin.com

19039 Adrian Way, Lake Travis • (512) 267-3509 Web site: www.villaantonia.com

A The Vista

A COMPLETE weddings + events

A Jordan Bunch Productions

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(972) 880-2981 Web site: www.jordanbunchproductions.com

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .INSIDE FRONT COVER

13401 RR 12, Wimberley • (512) 722-3848 Web site: www.thewaterspoint.com

A Magic Wedding Films

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(817) 653-0643 Web site: www.magicweddingfilms.com

S The Wildflower Country Inn & Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 WEDDING ACCESSORIES

900 FM 32, Wimberley • (512) 749-9242 Web site: wwwthewildflowercountryinn.com

A Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

See Cakes & Sweets; Invitations & Announcements

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WEDDING DRESSES & ACCESSORIES

1110 W. 6th St. • (512) 970-3834 Web site: www.ztejas.com VIDEOGRAPHY

S Adriana’s Casa de Novias PAGE

A l s o S ee P h otog rap hy

A 2nd Generation Productions (512) 589-7008 Web site: www.2gvp.com

S Born Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310 (210) 980-7080 Web site: weddingvideos4sanantonio.com

S Christian Ellis Images

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(210) 373-8660 Web site: www.christianellisimages.com

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4522 Fredericksburg B-36A • (210) 396-1533 Web site: www.adrianascasadenovias.com

A Belle Saison Bridal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312

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2203 West Anderson Lane • (512) 452-1199 Web site: www.bellesaisonbridal.com

S Brides by Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234 & 244 1120 West Blanco Rd. • (210) 408-4560 Web site: www.BridesbyElizabeth.com WEDDING SITES S ee Ceremo ny S i tes; Ven u es

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“I DO” BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190

BLOOMSTM (H-E-B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344, 345

2ND GENERATION PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312

BLUE SUEDE EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 74, 349

3D ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392

BLUEBONNET EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377

5050 PHOTO BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394

BOOKATAILOR AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261

5050 PHOTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272

BORN MEDIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310

A CLEAN PORTOCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

BOTANIKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349

A GALA EVENT CATERING & EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193

THE BOX STREET SOCIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204

A TIME TO TREASURE TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409

BRAVA EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189

THE BRIAR’S SUITE AT PAT O’BRIENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

ACENAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195

BRIDES BY ELIZABETH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234, 244

ADRIANA’S CASA DE NOVIAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

BRIGHTER SIDE EVENT LIGHTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372

AL’S FORMAL WEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262

BRIO PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287

ALFRED’S CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203

THE BRODIE HOMESTEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13

THE ALLAN HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13

BRUBAKER PORTRAITS

THE ALLEN FARMHAUS

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CAKE ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206

ALY AM PAPERIE INVITATIONS & GIFTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363

CAMBRELLA PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301

AMERICAN FIREWORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391

THE CANA BALLROOM AT ST PETER THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH . . . .116

AMERICAN PARTY RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389

CAPITAL CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268

CAPTIVATING WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

AMY DANG PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299

CARLO ALEJANDRO PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270

ANEW YOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341

CASA GARCIAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205

ANGEL MOUNTAIN EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

CASA RIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

ANGEL SPRINGS EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

CATERING BY MARIANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176

ANGELIC STRINGS WITH HARPIST MICHAEL MORRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322

CATERING BY NORRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190

ANNE MARIE’S CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182

THE CEDARS RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

ANTEBELLUM OAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147

CELEBRATE YOUR SEXY

ANTLER OAKS LODGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

CHAIRISH THE DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338

AQUABREW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

CHAMA GAUCHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151

ARIA PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278

CHARLES JOHNSON HOUSE (AMERICAN LEGION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

ART OF REJUVENATION MEDICINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328

CHATEAU ON THE CREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323

CHEERS PARTY SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

AUSTIN MARRIOTT NORTH AT ROUND ROCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

CHIC CONCEPTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

AUSTIN MARRIOTT SOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

CHRISTIAN ELLIS IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311

AUSTIN MOMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285

THE CIGAR ROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

AUSTIN PARTY CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

CITY OF BUDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

AV PRODUCTIONZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319

CITY OF SELMA - HARRISON HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

AVERY RANCH GOLF CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

CLAIRE COCO, MD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335

BALCONES COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

CLASSIC CAKES BY LORI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

THE BARN AT SWALLOWS EVE

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THE CLUB AT GARDEN RIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

BARRIBA CANTINA

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THE CLUB AT SONTERRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

BARTENDERS4YOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

COLLINS RUSTIC RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

BARTON STRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322

COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313

BASTROP CONVENTION AND EXHIBIT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

COOLBUS ATX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399

BELLA EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

THE COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

BELLE SAISON BRIDAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237, 242, 243

COURTYARD & RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT AUSTIN DOWNTOWN . . . . . . . .81

BERRY CREEK COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114

CREATRIX PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303

BLANCA’S CAKES & CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

BLANCA’S RECEPTION HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

CRUISE PLANNERS - RUSS RUSSELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406

BLANCO BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204

THE CRYSTAL ROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

BLISSFUL HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 Continued on Page 446

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D’PASTELES CAKE SHOP, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211

HACIENDA SANTA MARIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

DEARCHARLI PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280

HAUTE WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

DEBORAH LIRA, HAIR & MAKEUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338

HEART OF TEXAS BARBECUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

DEVONSHIRE PLACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182

HEAVENLY GOURMET CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174, 175

DIAMOND NEXUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 33, 35

HIDDEN FALLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

DOLCE PAPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365

THE HILLS OF LAKEWAY COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

DOS KIWIS STUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309

HILTON PALACIO DEL RIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

DOUBLE KNOT PICTURES

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HILTON SAN ANTONIO HILL COUNTRY HOTEL & SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98, 99

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

HOLIDAY INN RIVERWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

DREAM BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210

HOLLY MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291

EASTSIDE TAVERN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

HONEST HUE PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274

ELEGANT EMBROIDERY DIVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392

HOTEL CONTESSA LUXURY SUITES ON THE RIVERWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

ELITE BARTENDING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

HOUSE ON THE HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

ELITE EVENT PLANNING & FLORAL DESIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

HOWL AT THE MOON

EMBASSY SUITES SAN ANTONIO BROOKS HOTEL & SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

HYATT PLACE AUSTIN ARBORETUM

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON AUSTIN CENTRAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146

HYATT REGENCY LOST PINES RESORT AND SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102

EMBASSY SUITES RIVERWALK HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163

HYDE PARK STRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322

EMPORIUM BY YARLEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

IN YOUR EYES PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279

THE EVENT ASSISTANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

THE INN AT WILD ROSE HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68, 69

EVENT IGNITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373

INSPIRED IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301

EVENTS BY TOUCH OF ELEGANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377

IRON CACTUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

THE EXCLUSIVE CAKE SHOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216

IT WORKS! - KRISTA PETTENGILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392

EXODUS SOUND COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319

JAB PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319

EXOTIC DESTINATIONS & HONEYMOON CO., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409

JACK GUENTHER PAVILION AT THE BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM . . . . .169

EXPOSE THE HEART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293

JCBIMAGERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295

FABSKY PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

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JINGALING PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284

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JORDAN BUNCH PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294

FIVE STAR WEDDING GOWN SPECIALIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257

JOS A BANKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259

THE FLOWER GIRL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346

JOSAFINA’S CATERING & EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

FOODAPALOOZA CATERING & EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178

KALI KATE EVENT PAVILLION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340

KARASELL CAKES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295

FOUR 40 ENTERTAINMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325

KAYLA KNIGHT CAKES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

FOXHOLE CULINARY TAVERN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

THE KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - MURPHEY TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412

FREDERICKSBURG CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

KINDRED OAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

FROM HIS GARDEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352

KIRK ROOT DESIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28, 30

FROST 321, INC

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KREUZ MARKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204

FULL SPECTRUM ICE SCULPTURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .398

LA HACIENDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

FUSION CUISINE CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177

LA MANCHA TEX-MEX TAVERN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

FUTURE SOUNDS DJ SERVICE

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LAMBERMONT EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

GARDENS AT OLD TOWN HELOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

LAS PALOMAS RESTAURANT - BAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

GEORGE STREET PHOTO & VIDEO

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LCRA PARKS - MCKINNEY ROUGHS NATURE PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

GIRL GENERAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366

LET’S GET GLAM WITH CHRISTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332

THE GOLF CLUB STAR RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

LETTY’S CAKES & MORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219

GRADY’S BAR-B-Q . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181

LIMELIGHT SAN ANTONIO

GRANBERRY HILLS EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129, 130, 131, 132

THE LITTLE BOTTLE COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392

THE GRAND PROMENADE AT PAT O’BRIENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

LOUDMOUTH RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392

GREEN MESQUITE CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183

LOVE ON WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367

GROOVE LINE PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316

LOVELY LOU PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274

GYPC GIRL PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305

LUMEN EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320

HACIENDA DEL LAGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

LUXE LASER & WELLNESS SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333

FAIR OAKS RANCH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

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LYNDSAY LYON PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299

THE PAVILIONS AT ROCKPORT BEACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408

M & M PLANTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

PEARL SNAP CUISINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199

MAD MAD PHOTO BOOTHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397

PEARY PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305

MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180

PETER FEIGHNER PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298

MAGIC WEDDING FILMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312

PHILLIPS EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144

MAGNOLIA GARDENS ON MAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

THE PINK TULIP INVITATIONS AND STATIONERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365

MAGNOLIA HALLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

PLAZA LECEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152

MALINALLI BAKERY & BISTRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208

PREMIERE EVENTS

MARGARITA MAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

PROSECCO WEDDINGS & EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

MARQUEE EVENT GROUP

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THE RANCH HOUSE AT TERAVISTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

MARY KAY - LISA BRADLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332

THE RANGE AT AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

MARY KAY - NANCY NORTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334

RAUL’S PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275

MBELLISH ENGRAVING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

RED OAK BALLROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

MEDICAL PARKWAY PRINTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362

REUNION RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

MELANIE CASKEY PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296

REVEVA INSTITUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339

MEMORY LANE EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158

REX FORMAL WEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261

MEN’S WEARHOUSE

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RIO CIBOLO RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

MERCURY HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

RIVER PLACE COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141

MESSINA INN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

THE ROOT CELLAR BAKERY & CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196, 197

MICHAEL BARKER PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278

ROSENBERG SKY ROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

MICHELLE’S PATISSERIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212

ROSZELL GARDENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

THE MILL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297

ROWDY & CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

MILLTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

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RYAN HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280

MITCHELL BAHR WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298

SAY ZEES PHOTO & VIDEO PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279

MOMENTS & MILESTONES WEDDING PLANNING & PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . .284

SCENIC SPRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

MONARCH EVENT RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389

SCOTTISH RITE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

MOORE DESIGN STYLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346

SÉDUIT PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307

NACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

THE SELFIE GROUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397

NAEGELIN’S BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228

SHERATON AUSTIN HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

NEW LIFE NEW HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412

SHERATON GEORGETOWN TEXAS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER . . . . . . . .78

NOBLE SANDWICH CO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

SHIRLEY BIRD PERRY BALLROOM @TEXAS UNION HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

OAK VALLEY VINEYARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

SIMON LEE BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

THE OAKS AT BOERNE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

SIMPLY ORGANIC SALON AND SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331

THE OAKS AT HEAVENLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

SLAB BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201

THE OASIS ON LAKE TRAVIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139

SMOKE IN THE HILLS BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

OLIVIA GIFT AND MONOGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403

SOMETHING NEW JEWELRY CARE

OLYMPIA HILLS GOLF & CONFERENCE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

SOUTHERN JOURNEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410

OMNI AUSTIN HOTEL SOUTHPARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143

SPICE OF LIFE CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

ONION CREEK BALLROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

SPRINGDALE STATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

ONION CREEK CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

THE SPRINGS IN BOERNE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT

PAIGE WILKS PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294

THE SPRINGS IN GEORGETOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

PAPPA ROTZI’S PHOTO BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396

THE SPRINGS IN GEORGETOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT

PARCEL DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365

THE SPRINGS IN NEW BRAUNFELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT

PARTY PHOTO BOOTH SAN ANTONIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396

STAYBRIDGE SUITES AUSTIN ARBORETUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

PARTY TIME PICTURES PHOTO BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395

STELLA & DOT - JAMAICA STEPHENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

PASCAL’S CATERING COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

STERLING EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9

PASTER JIM BERRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

STERLING EVENTS AT PIONEER FARMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9

PAT O’BRIENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136, 137

STERLING EVENTS AT THE LONG CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9

PATCHWORKS PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307

STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN

THE PAVILION BY HILTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

STERLING HOSPITALITY DECOR & FLORAL

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STERLING HOSPITALITY RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9

TWISTED RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

STONE HOUSE RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

UNCLE JULIO’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

STONEHOUSE VILLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162

UTSA UNIVERSITY CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

STREGARE CHEESECAKE COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225

VACATIONS IN PARADISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407

STYLE IT EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352

THE VERANDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

SUN GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304

VILLA ANTONIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

SWEET TREETS BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217

VINTAGE VILLAS HOTEL & EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

TAPSNAP 1195 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .394

VINTIQUE RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389

THE TERRACE CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OUTSIDE BACK COVER

THE VISTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

TERRADORNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

WANDA DEAGAN DANCE STUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322

THE TEXAS FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS MANSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

THE WATERS POINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .INSIDE FRONT COVER

TEXAS OLD TOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

THE WEDDING BELLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

TEXAS PROFESSIONAL DISC JOCKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316

WEDDINGS BY DESIGN BY H-E-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353

THISTLEWOOD MANOR & GARDENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

WEDDINGS BY ROBBINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346

TIFFANY HOFELDT PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290

WILD BUNCHES FLORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361

TIMELESS MOMENTS BY DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

WILD WEST CASINO GAMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

TO HAVE & TO HOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401

THE WILDFLOWER COUNTRY INN & EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

TOAST ENTERTAINMENT

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324

WISHCRAFT DESIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

TONYA’S LOVELY CONFECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223

WOODLEY COTTAGE WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361

TOP SHELF EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

WOW FACTOR DESIGN COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

TOP TRIP RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

YARLEN LINEN & DECORATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387

TOUCHSTONE CRYSTAL BY SWAROVSKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393

YOUR WEDDING DAY CONCIERGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

THE TOWER OF THE AMERICAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

Z’TEJAS SOUTHWESTERN GRILL

TRADEMARK WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

THE ZELLA COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379

TRUDY’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186, 187

ZIO’S ITALIAN KITCHEN

TRUE TEXAS BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

ZUZU’S PETALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191

TWIN CREEKS COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

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