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The First Steps Trend Watch – Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Solving the Planning Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . 16 FYI – Bridal Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 We Love This Idea! Love Letters . . . . . . 20 Trend Watch – Wood Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Marriage License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Your Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Wedding Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Wedding Bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bridal Extravaganza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Guests Tell All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Great Ideas for Receptions. . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Out-of-Town Guests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Questions to Ask the Venue . . . . . . . . . . 82 FYI – Tipping Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Real Weddings – Best. Day. Ever. . . . . . . 93

Lauren & Drew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Katie & Carlos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Marina & Baldemar . . . . . . . . . . 142

Theme Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Zoe & Will . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Trend Watch – Favors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Lisa Marie & Galeot . . . . . . . . . . 164

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

Samantha & Nick . . . . . . . . . . . 270

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

Celebrating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

FYI – Seating Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Did You Know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Service Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Real Weddings – Cute Kids . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Rehearsal Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Reception Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Trend Watch – Goblets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Trend Watch – Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Historic Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

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Trend Watch – Purple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

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Mary & James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Summer & Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Christina & Shannon. . . . . . . . . 336

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The Finery

The Images

Bachelorette Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Your Perfect Gown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216

Booking Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251

Wine 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

It’s All in the Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

Idea Gallery – Different Views . . . . . . . . 259

FYI – Beverage Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Bridal Gown Terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

Questions to Ask the Photographer . . 264

Choosing Your Caterer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169

Bridesmaids’ Dress Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230

Real Weddings – Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276

FYI – Catering Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178

Perfect Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232

Real Weddings – San Antonio . . . . . . . 280

Questions to Ask the Caterer . . . . . . . . 180

Great Ideas for Photography. . . . . . . . . 282

Trend Watch – Remembering . . . . . . . . 184

Second Wedding Dress . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 We Love This Idea! Bra Bridge . . . . . . . 234

Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Lingerie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234

DIY Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288

Trend Watch – Cupcakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . 192

Trend Watch – Superheroes . . . . . . . . . 235

Trend Watch – Black & White . . . . . . . . 290

Idea Gallery – Amazing Cakes . . . . . . . . 195

Real Weddings – Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

Videography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

We Love This Idea! Adult Popsicles . . 200

Gown Preservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238

FYI – Cake Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202

Men’s Wear Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

Trend Watch – Cake Toppers . . . . . . . . 204

Real Weddings – Men’s Wear . . . . . . . . 243

FYI – Icing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

We Love This Idea! Shot Glasses . . . . . 246

Trend Watch – Dessert Bars . . . . . . . . . 208 Idea Gallery – Specialty Cakes. . . . . . . . 210

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Boudoir Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284


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The Entertainment

Happily Ever After

Hit the Right Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300

Questions to Ask the Florist . . . . . . . . . 335

Why Use a Travel Agent? . . . . . . . . . . . . 374

Dancing at Your Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . 303

Bouquet Comparison Guide . . . . . . . . . 338

Honeymoon Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376

Hiring a DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304

Great Ideas for the Details . . . . . . . . . . 340

Your New Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380

Trend Watch – Pink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306

Invitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342

We Love This Idea! Leather . . . . . . . . . . 308

Rental Experts Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346

The Wedding Professionals

FYI – Chair Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348

Austin Venue Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384

Choosing Linens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350

San Antonio Venue Directory . . . . . . . . 393

Look Picture Perfect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311

Idea Gallery – Décor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351

Directory of Wedding Professionals . . 401

Weight Loss Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316

Decorating Made Easier . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356

Makeup and Color. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317

Real Weddings – The Kiss . . . . . . . . . . . 358

Trend Watch – Bridal Hair & Veils . . . . . 318

Trend Watch – Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361

Salon Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319

Arrive in Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362

The Beauty

Photo Booths and Flipbooks . . . . . . . . 366

The Details

Trend Watch – Strike A Pose. . . . . . . . . 368

Flowers Set the Mood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325

Selecting Registry Items . . . . . . . . . . . . 370

Idea Gallery – Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330

Registry Dos and Don’ts. . . . . . . . . . . . . 372

FYI – Bouquet Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334

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VENUES CHECKLIST View a list of amenities for premier venues in San Antonio, Austin and surrounding areas.

BUDGET Plan your wedding with a helpful wedding workbook with checklist and an online budget calculator.

BLOG Get the latest insight on everything wedding. WINTER: Kyle and Danica (Metz) Peters after their April 2018 wedding at Emery’s Buffalo Creek Winery & Venue. Bride’s Essense of Australia gown is from Houston Bridal Gallery. Earrings by Kendra Scott. Hair and makeup by Western Velour Beauty Co. Flowers by Patti Emanuel.

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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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The cost for a marriage license is $60, plus local fees that range from $12 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.

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

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

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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. not necessarily have to compose the vows. You may find a 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. 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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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

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.

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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.

Gold: The traditional metal of wedding 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 metals and coated in rhodium plating. While it looks like platinum, the plating does easily wear off. 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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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.

Be prepared to make decisions at the show and you could save money. Check our website to see who will be there before you go so you'll know who you want to book.

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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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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.

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.

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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

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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 handkerchief 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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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 weddings 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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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 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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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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A wedding just for you! How many times have you been standing at a good friend’s wedding, albeit having a good time, but you couldn’t tell it from the other good friend’s wedding that you attended last weekend? Want to make your wedding stand out? Select a theme. Here are some ideas. A special place. Did he pop the question in Mexico? Do you both love the mountains? Use that as your décor. Special interests. If you both have theatrical backgrounds then choose your favorite piece of work by Shakespeare or Rodgers and Hammerstein and build your day around it. Heritage. Display your pride in your heritage or ethnicity. Host an English Tea Party. Use plaid and hire bagpipes if you’re Scottish. If you’re family is from Spain, serve paella and hire flamenco dancers. Favorite Show/Movie. Television buffs could host a We Love Lucy Party. Imagine recreating Ricky’s nightclub, the Tropicana, with everything in black and white and shades

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of gray and your favorite episodes on screens around the room. Work in some Technicolor reds (Lucy’s hair), some pink tulle and hearts (from the opening sequence). A moment in time. Even something as simple as an era can be the perfect theme for your wedding. Go for an Art Deco design. Want something a little more vintage? Antique lace table clothes can make a lovely backdrop for photos. Love to dance? How about a disco ball and lighted dance floor. Build on holidays. Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, and Equinoxes. Where you are or where you are going. Theme weddings do not have to be elaborate to wow. Having a casual outdoor wedding? Consider bales of hay and wildflowers in tin coffee pot centerpieces as décor. Planning on going to Paris for the honeymoon? Serve French food and use post cards from the city as table signs. Guests might be sat at the Eiffel Tower or Louvre table.


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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 requirements must be met in order to be considered in the draw to reserve a site: ■

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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 wedding 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 everything 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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rehearsal DINNER 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. 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.

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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, 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 postrehearsal 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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MISSION: beautiful photos One of San Antonio’s most unique attractions, next to the Riverwalk, are its historic missions.

Mission Concepción 807 Mission Road; Church: (210) 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: (210) 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.

Mission San Juan 9101 Graf Road; Church: (210) 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: (210) 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.

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. En can to Ro jo Photog raphy

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:

The Alamo, located downtown, is most likely San Antonio’s most famous mission. While most of the original grounds and building have long disappeared, the central church remains, plus various outbuildings still remain and are now used as a museum.

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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.

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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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wine 101 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. 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.

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RED WINES

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.

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. 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. SPARKLING WINES

ROSE WINES Rose wines are seen everywhere today, from Instagram to your favorite bar. Far from the fruit heavy, sweet wines of the past, today’s roses range from dry wines usually from the Provence region of France to sweet white zinfandel. Not only is it a beautiful color, it is very versatile. Since it falls between white and red wines, it pairs well with almost all foods, including chicken, red meat, salads and seafood and will satisfy serious wine-drinkers as well as those not usually wine drinkers.

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.

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.

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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 174

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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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quality over quantity!

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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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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.


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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CAKES

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.

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.

make the first cut, hold the knife in your right hand. Your groom’s hand closes over yours and together you cut a slice. ■

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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 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 fresh or previously frozen cake.

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

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

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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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Don’t know your ganache from your galoshes?

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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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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:

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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.







BODICE SHAPES

 Bateau Neckline: Boat-shaped design formed by a straight line between the shoulders, often dipping in front. May or may not reveal the shoulders and is usually trimmed with lace.



 Semi-Sweetheart Neckline: Similar

 Empire Waistline: Shortened waist

to a traditional sweetheart neckline but with a shallower dip in the center.

style created by attaching the skirt to the bodice just below the bustline.

 Queen Anne Neckline: Sculptured

Mermaid: Sheath gown to the

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

knees and then a flare out.

 Halter: A top in which the straps

 Sweetheart Neckline: Open neckline that begins 2 inches inside the shoulder line and shaped like a heart.





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Trumpet Skirt: Skirt flared at or below the knee.

Ballgown: Fitted at the waist, and then poufs out into a ballgown bell shape.

SKIRT SHAPES

wrap around to tie or fasten behind the neck.



 A-Line: Typically refers to skirt design characterized by a flared hem and a close fitting waist, often gathered into a train.


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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.

Convertible dresses offers one dress but multiple different wearable styles. In addition to convertible gowns, mixand-match skirts and tops offer an endless array of customizable dresses.

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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.

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

If you know your bridesmaids are on a tight budget, a wallet-friendly solution is to rent. 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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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. 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):

Jacket is cropped in front, with two



LAPELS

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.


TROUSERS

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

A vest’s bottom button should be left undone

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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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Know your budget BEFORE making appointments and share it with the photographer when you make the appointment.

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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

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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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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.

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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. Most couples pass up the unique yet important table shots which may not be the most creative at the time however add detail to memories in years to come.

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.

Many photographers like to use their own team of

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.

Ask for a preferred list of professionals they work with on

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.

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professionals to help achieve the look they are going for. 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. Questions to ask your photographer: ■

What are their privacy policies regarding your intimate images?

Will they retouch all your photos as part of the package?

How do they feel about shooting full nudity?

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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.

So when it comes to your wedding day photography, let your friends and family enjoy your wedding and let the professional photographer work your wedding.

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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.

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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 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

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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.

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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.”

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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 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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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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Here are some really important guidelines to help you look phenomenal when considering your dress, skin and hair:

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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.

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. 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 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.

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GET SCHEDULED TO GET FIT 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.

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.

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.

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. 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: ■

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.

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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.

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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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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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FLOWERS

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. ■

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

Selecting your gown, the bridesmaids’ 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.

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. 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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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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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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questions to ask the florist

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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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.

Personalized coasters or can holders 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.

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Make a great first impression 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.

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, your clergyman. Order extras for emergencies and keepsakes.

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.

Extra envelopes are a must, this will allow for any mistakes you may make when addressing. For beautiful hand addressing invitations, a bride may turn to a calligrapher.

Remember, invitations are always written in the third person. Spell 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.

Insert the invitation into the inner envelope with enclosure cards, and printed side facing the back flap. Insert this inner envelope into your addressed envelope. Invitations should be mailed six weeks before the wedding. Take note! Never include gift registry information in your invitation.

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“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.

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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.


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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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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

Rectangle tables require a drop over

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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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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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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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? 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. For those who wish a touch of elegance you can’t go wrong with a traditional limousine, luxury vehicle or classic cars.

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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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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. 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. Questions to ask when booking: ■

Are there are time restrictions?

Who the specific driver(s) will be for your event?

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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PHOTO BOOTHS 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.

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In 15 seconds photo booths give guests a great keepsake. Or, the photos can be used to help create a picture guest book.

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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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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.

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.

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REGISTRY:

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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.

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 percentage 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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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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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 glassware 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 everyday 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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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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travel details are. They will also handle all the details of your actual wedding, acting as your destination wedding consultant. ■

They don’t rely on online photos; they visit the locations and facilities. They know if the location, facilities and service are everything the brochure promised because they’ve been there themselves!

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.

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.

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.

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

Wedding and honeymoon planning can be stressful on its own. If those plans include travel, it can be even more so. Save yourself time and money. Hire a professional!

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

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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.

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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 homeowners’ 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 commitment to each other… and it represents the independence and freedom of choice you have exercised in beginning now to build the financial foundation of your marriage.

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THE timetable ■ Order save-the-date cards, invitations, programs, napkins, etc.

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!

■ Prepare and print map to include with invitations.

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■ Send save-the-date cards. ■ Set aside hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. ■ Buy wedding rings; order engraving.

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■ Decide type of wedding.

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■ Address wedding invitations; consider professional calligrapher.

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■ 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.

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■ 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.

■ 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. ■ Final consultations with wedding professionals.

rehearsal dinner.

■ Decide on new living arrangement: renting or buying?

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

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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

safety pins and scissors

■ Cake knife and server

nails, clear to stop nylon runs

■ 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

■ Pick up formalwear.

DAY OF WEDDING

attendants. ■ Reserve limousine or special transportation for bridal party.

■ 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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Groom

Groom’s Mother

Groom’s Father

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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

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

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3

I

3

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

3

B

Celebrino Event Center 51 CR 107, Georgetown (512) 221-5949 www.celebrinoeventcenter.com

3

B

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

3

B

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

3

B

3

500

123

3

3

175

73

150

44

300

53

3

275

12

3

120

86

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

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

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

B

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

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

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

I

3

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

3

FREE PARKING

Blanton Museum of Art 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (512) 475-6516 www.BlantonMuseum.org

3

3

VALET PARKING

B

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

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

DANCE FLOOR

B

GARDEN/PATIO

3

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

Be Our Guest Venue 176 Cedar Creek Circle, Cedar Creek (512) 350-4742 www.BeOurGuestVenue.com

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

500

86

3

3

3

3

350

70

3

3

3

3

130

132

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3

3

3

3

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

3

I

3

3

3

3

Cypress Valley Event Center 1223 Paleface Ranch Rd., Spicewood (512) 264-8880 www.cypressvalleyeventcenter.com

3

O

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel & Conference Center & Spa 1001 E. McCarty Ln., San Marcos (512) 805-5317 www.SanMarcos.EmbassySuites.com

3

B

3

3

Events at Cedar Bend 138 Hunters Chase, Cedar Creek (512) 468-3613 www.EventsAtCedarBend.com

3

O

3

SEE AD PAGE

I

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

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

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

I

FREE PARKING

3

VALET PARKING

GARDEN/PATIO

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

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

DANCE FLOOR

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

200

79

3

3

3

3

180

65

3

3

3

3

3

500

46

3

3

3

3

3

150

63

3

3

3

3

3

3

700

129

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

350

76

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

1,000

102

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

200

117

3

3

3

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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3

3

3

3

Hidden River Ranch 10715 S. Hwy 281, Lampasas (512) 755-9076 www.HiddenRiverRanchTX.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

HighPointe Estate 5555 CR 258, Liberty Hill (512) 636-9200 www.HighPointeEstate.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

Hillside at Dripping Springs 3799 E. Hwy 290, Dripping Springs (512) 472-5282 www.hillsideatdrippingsprings.com

3

O

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

The Homestead Wedding & Event Center 5000 FM 165, Dripping Springs (512) 923-8484 www.thehomesteadonthehill.com

3

B

3

3

Hotel Granduca Austin 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy (512) 529-0853 www.granducaaustin.com

3

B

3

Hotel Indigo 810 Red River Street (737) 203-9082 www.HotelIndigo.com/austindtwntx

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

100

134

3

3

250

154

3

300

54

400

111

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

300

131

3

3

3

3

3

220

39

3

200

60

3

180

122

40

75

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

B

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

GROOM’S ROOM

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

The Golf Club Star Ranch 2500 FM 685, Hutto (512) 252-4653 ext. 8 www.starrancheventcenter.com

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

FREE PARKING

VALET PARKING

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

I

GARDEN/PATIO

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

APPROVED CATERER LIST

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Freda’s Seafood Grille 10903 Pecan Park Blvd. (512) 506-8700 www.fredasaustin.com

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

3

3

3

3

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3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

B

3

La Estancia Bella 3401 Lone Man Mountain Rd., Wimberly (512) 550-6727 www.laestanciabella.com

3

B

3

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

3

B

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave. (512) 232-0164 www.Wildflower.org/Rentals/Weddings

3

B

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

3

B

Mae’s Ridge 3965 Ranch Rd 3232, Johnson City (512) 626-9219 www.MaesRidge.com

3

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

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

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

B

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

3

3

150

5

3

150

157

3

250

60

150

87

250

36

150

96

200

128

300

8 & 9

300

115

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

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

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

B

GROOM’S ROOM

3

3

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

Iron Cactus 606 Trinity St. (512) 692-8059 www.ironcactus.com

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

B

FREE PARKING

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

3

VALET PARKING

DANCE FLOOR

3

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

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

GARDEN/PATIO

3

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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3

B

3

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

3

B

3

Park 31 Events Venue 1200 Park Rd. 31, Spring Branch (210) 526-0310 www.park31.com

3

B

Pecan Grove 18550 FM 1826, Driftwood (512) 894-3117 www.SaltLickBBQ.com/Venues/

3

B

3

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

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

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

B

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

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

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

B

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

The Milestone | Georgetown 5299 W. Hwy. 29, Georgetown (512) 850-7956 www.themilestone.com

FREE PARKING

B

3

VALET PARKING

3

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

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

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

B

GARDEN/PATIO

3

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

APPROVED CATERER LIST

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

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

3

3

3

3

250

96

3

3

3

3

225

62

3

3

3

320

FOLD

3

OUT

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

3

200

47

200

149

300

43

3

380

34

3

350

106

400

103

Continued on Page 390

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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

I

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

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

3

3

3

3

3

3

150

92

3

3

3

3

3

3

600

133

3

3

3

3

3

3

300

127

600

80

300

8 & 9

3

450

OBC

3

150

107

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

B

3

FREE PARKING

3

3

VALET PARKING

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

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

B

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

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

GARDEN/PATIO

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

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

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

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

3

B

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

3

B

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

300

59

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

350

7

3

3

3

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

I

3

3

3

3

3

B

3

3

3

3

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

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

3

B

3

The Vista on Seward Hill 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

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

134

3

150

106

3

150

170 & 171

275

112

500

185

300

3

200

1

400

IFC

140

132

3

3

3

250

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

GROOM’S ROOM

SECURITY REQUIRED

3

VALET PARKING

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

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

FREE PARKING

Trudy’s 13059 Four Star Blvd. (512) 633-0586 www.trudys.com

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

B

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

Thurman’s Mansion 17900 FM 1826, Driftwood (512) 894-3117 www.SaltLickBBQ.com/Venues/

GARDEN/PATIO

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Thistlewood Manor & Gardens 1520 Roland Ln., Kyle (512) 268-1900 www.thistlewoodmanor.com

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory CEREMONY SITE

AUSTIN venue

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

NOTES_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Bavarian Halle at Schlitterbahn Resort 212 West Austin St., New Braunfels (830) 625-2351, ext. 3811 www.Schlitterbahn.com/home/new-braunfels/event-planning

3

B

Blanca’s Reception Hall 6868 Ingram Rd. (210) 663-6570 www.blancasreceptionhall.com

3

I

3

The Briar’s Suite at Pat O’Brien’s 121 Alamo Plaza (210) 212-3957 www.thegrandpromenade.com

3

I

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

3

O

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

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

GROOM’S ROOM

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

3

3

Blanco BBQ 13259 Blanco Rd. (210) 251-2602 www.blancobbq.com

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

B

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

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

SECURITY REQUIRED

O

3

FREE PARKING

3

3

VALET PARKING

Bandit Golf Club 6019 FM 725, New Braunfels (830) 609-1030 www.BanditGolfClub.com/events/weddings

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

B

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

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

GARDEN/PATIO

B

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

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

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

350

89

350

101

200

40

130

78

160

152

250

57

100

186

85

119

450

102

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B

3

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

3

B

3

Crossroads Southern Celebrations 13246 State Hwy 16 S., Pipe Creek (217) 403-9477 www.crossroadssoutherncelebrations.com

3

O

The Crystal Room 10223 Sahara (210) 342-2321 www.TheOldSanFrancisco.com

3

I

3

3

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 110 Lexington Ave (210) 223-9461 www.eltropicanohotel.com

3

I

3

3

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

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

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

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

B

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

GROOM’S ROOM

The Club at Garden Ridge 21320 Water Wood Dr. (210) 651-6506 www.GardenRidgeWeddings.com

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

DANCE FLOOR

3

I

FREE PARKING

GARDEN/PATIO

3

3

VALET PARKING

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

Casa Rio 430 E. Commerce St. (210) 686-5670 www.casa-rio.com

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

3

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

3

450

72

3

3

300

83

3

3

300

153

3

3

140

79

70

44

3

3

3

200

96

3

3

500

42

450

81

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3

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

3

B

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

3

B

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

3

I

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

B

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

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

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

I

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

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

FREE PARKING

3

3

3

3

3

3

300

67

3

3

3

3

3

600

71

3

3

3

3

3

300

137

3

3

3

3

3

3

200

70

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

350

145148

3

3

3

3

3

300

118

3

3

3

250

38

3

3

300

FOLD

3

3

VALET PARKING

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

B

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

DANCE FLOOR

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

Ember Ranch Events 6800 CR 271, Mico (210) 440-4141 www.emberranchevents.com

GARDEN/PATIO

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

OUT

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3

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

Inn on the Riverwalk 129 Woodward Place (210) 225-6333 www.InnontheRiverwalk.com

3

B

3

3

3

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

La Escondida Celebration Center 9888 Escondida Rd., Helotes (210) 313-4209 www.laescondidacelebrationcenter.com

3

O

3

3

3

3

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

3

B

3

3

3

3

Lucky Event Center 1207 Richland Hills Dr. (210) 988-2221 or (210) 501-5430 www.LuckyEventsSA.com

3

I

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

VALET PARKING

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

GROOM’S ROOM

DANCE FLOOR

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

GARDEN/PATIO

B

SECURITY REQUIRED

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

FREE PARKING

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

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

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

3

3

3

400

45

3

3

3

3

300

94 & 95

3

3

300

135

3

3

125

125

3

400

139

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

200

69

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

300

140 & 141

3

3

3

3

856

100

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3

3

B

3

Mil Veranos Vineyard & Ranch 861 CR 411, D’Hanis (210) 776-8459 www.milveranos.com

3

O

3

The Milestone | Boerne 420 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd., Boerne (830) 388-1642 www.themilestone.com

3

B

The Milestone | New Braunfels 1723 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels (512) 585-5899 www.themilestone.com

3

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

3

B

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

3

O

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

SEE AD PAGE

3

Magnolia Halle 10319 Huebner Rd. (281) 698-0160 www.magnoliahalle.com

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

500

55

300

38

300

68

3

300

82

3

320

FOLD

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

SECURITY REQUIRED

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

3

FREE PARKING

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

VALET PARKING

DANCE FLOOR

3

B

GARDEN/PATIO

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

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

B

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

3

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

M & M Plantation 10345 Hollowell Rd., Atascosa (210) 378-1747 www.mandmplantation.com

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

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

200

47

250

35

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3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

I

Reneau Farms 1860 Schwarzlose Rd., New Braunfels (830) 481-5700 www.reneaufarms.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

3

San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Place (210) 536-1409 www.sabot.org

3

B

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

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

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

B

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

3

200

99

3

380

34

3

450

45

300

121

175

130

800

91

125

109

300

74

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

3

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

3

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

3

B

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

3

Park 31 Events Venue 1200 Park Rd. 31, Spring Branch (210) 526-0310 www.park31.com

SECURITY REQUIRED

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

O

FREE PARKING

DANCE FLOOR

3

3

VALET PARKING

GARDEN/PATIO

3

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

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

APPROVED CATERER LIST

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

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Village Venue 2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels (830) 460-3501 www.VillageVenueNB.com

3

B

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

3

B

Western Sky Wedding & Event Venue 315 Obst Rd., Bulverde (830) 980-2226 www.westernskyevents.com

3

O

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

3

SEE AD PAGE

B

3

MAXIMUM CAPACITY

3

3

SETUP / CLEANUP INCL.

The Villa at Gruene 1190 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels (830) 625-9463 www.VillaatGruene.com

3

ONSITE COORDINATOR

B

3

GROOM’S ROOM

3

BRIDAL DRESSING ROOM

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

SECURITY REQUIRED

B

FREE PARKING

3

VALET PARKING

Union Event Centre 4907 Callaghan Rd., Ste. 107 (210) 374-7040

3

3

CAN PROVIDE CAKE

B

3

BANDS/DJ ALLOWED

3

DANCE FLOOR

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

GARDEN/PATIO

I

IN-HOUSE LIQUOR ONLY

3

IN-HOUSE CATERING ONLY

St. Pius X Catholic Community 3303 Urban Crest Dr. (210) 824-0139 ext. 223 www.StPiusXSA.org

APPROVED CATERER LIST

INDOOR / OUTDOOR

directory

CEREMONY SITE

SAN ANTONIO venue

600

113

3

3

500

52

3

3

1,500

108

3

3

1000

160

200

48

350

58

400

IFC

300

49

3

3

3

3

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BEAUTY, SKIN CARE, MAKE UP & HAIR

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4415 South IH 35 • (512) 634-2036 Web site: www.marriott.com/AUSAP Austin Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 300 East 4th St. • (512) 691-9225 Web site: www.hotelaustindowntown.com

A Fairfield Inn & Suites San Marcos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

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3908 W. Braker Ln. • (512) 634-0002

S Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 & 95 9800 Westover Hills Blvd. • (210) 509-9800 or (210) 767-5304

A Sleep Inn & Suites of Dripping Springs

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2720 E. US Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs • (830) 858-4096 Web site: www.drippingspringshotel.com

A Staybridge Suites Austin South

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A Deborah Lira, Hair and Makeup

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901 Little Texas Ln., Bldg. F • (512) 677-6000 Web site: www.StayBridge.com/AustinSouth

S Ideal Image

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S Lipsense by Senegence – Holly Panter

A Mary Kay Cosmetics

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Independent Beauty Consultants: Nancy North • (512) 423-9867 Davidica Blum • (512) 217-2503 Melody Wood • (512) 755-2483 Nocona Koenig • (512) 921-5090 Web site: www.marykay.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317

Independent Beauty Consultants: Lisa Bradley • (210) 844-1886 Valerie Lucio-Polk • (210) 710-3388 Melissa Ozuniga • (210) 392-3453 Muriel Perez • (210) 577-8949 Web site: www.marykay.com

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ATTENDANT’S GIFTS S e e Gif ts, J ewelers/J ewelry Ca re

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3423 Bee Caves Rd., Ste 203, Westlake Hills Toll Free (877) 785-2832 Web site: www.DrRobertWhitfield.com

A S Young Living Essential Oils

6019 FM 725, New Braunfels • (830) 609-1030 Web site: www.BanditGolfClub.com/events/weddings

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(361) 550-4627

BANDS

BED & BREAKFASTS

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S ee Acco mmo d at i o n s

BANQUET FACILITIES

BEVERAGES

S e e Ven u es

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S Cheers Party Service

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(903) 456-3102 Web site: www.senegence.com/beautyinthechaos

S Mary Kay Cosmetics

APARTMENTS

BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES

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1805 West Avenue • (512) 736-5953 Web site: www.deborahlira.com 1205 N. Loop 1604 W, Ste 232 • (210) 319-2900 Web site: www.idealimage.com

1250 N. IH-35, San Marcos • (512) 396-0131 Web site: www.Marriott.com/ausfm

A Hampton Inn Austin NW Arboretum

S ColorSTREET – Daniel Tawney

(210) 831-1145 Web site: www.MyColorStreet.com/djt

A Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott

S Bandit Golf Club

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10818 Gulfdale Dr.• (210) 979-7191 Web site: www.margaritamansa.com

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(210) 979-7191 Web site: www.cheerspartyservices.com

S Elite Bartending Services

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7795 Mainland Dr., Ste. 105 • (210) 382-9228 Web site: www.elitebartendingservices.com

S Raise the Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 (210) 639-3375 Web site: www.raisethebartexas.com

BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY

A S Celebrate Your Sexy

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Toll Free – 352-7664 Web site: www.celebrateyoursexy.com

A Séduit Boudoir Photography

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A To Have & To Hold

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2000 S. IH 35, Ste. N3, Round Rock • (512) 296-2991 Web site: www.tohaveandtoholdaustin.com

3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste. D-180 • (737) 808-6466 Web site: www.parisinabite.com

A The Powder Sugar Room

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(512) 566-4100 Web site: www.powdersugarroom.com

BRIDAL SHOES

A Stregare Cheesecake Company

S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Accessories

A Sugar Shaker Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

S e e Ven u es

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A S BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT (210) 654-WEDD (9333) Web site: www.TexasWeddings.com

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17460 IH 35 N, Ste. 500 • (210) 651-0415 Web site: www.heb.com/3009

S Absolutely Delicious Catering & Event Staging

S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Accessories

CAKES & SWEETS

PAGE

S Blanca’s Cakes & Catering

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7627 Culebra Rd., #115 • (210) 680-6333 or (210) 680-7333 Web site: www.blancascakes.com

S The Cake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199 9871 IH10 W. • (210) 561-1700 Web site: www.TheCakeShopSAT.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

2400B Hwy. 290 West, Ste. A, Dripping Springs (512) 829-4831 Web site: www.classiccakesbylori.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

9422 Anderson Mill Rd., Ste. B • (512) 219-1235 2013 Wells Branch Parkway, Ste. 109 • (512) 494-4009 Web site: www.dreambakery.com

S The Exclusive Cake Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187 7015 Bandera Rd., Ste. 13 • (210) 520-2004 Web site: www.exclusivecakeshop.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

10 Fairview Dr., Round Rock • (512) 869-9807 Web site: www.kaylaknightcakes.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

2611 Wagon Wheel • (210) 390-1592 Web site: www.meemosbakery.com

A Michelle’s Patisserie

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S 3 Double-0 Nine Restaurant

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES

A Kayla Knight Cakes

CATERERS

(512) 568-9252 Web site: www.512EventsandCatering.com

S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Accessories

A Classic Cakes by Lori

251 N. Bell Blvd., Ste. 114B • (737) 202-7980 Web site: www.sugarshakerbakery.com

A 512 Events & Catering

BRIDAL WEAR & ACCESSORIES

S Meemo’s Bakery

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(512) 563-2744 Web site: www.madaboutcheesecakes.com

BRIDAL SHOWERS

A Dream Bakery

A Paris in a Bite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207

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10223 Sahara • (210) 342-2321 Web site: www.absolutelydelicious.com

S Blanca’s Cakes & Catering

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6868 Ingram Rd. • (210) 680-6333 or (210) 663-6570 Web site: www.blancascakes.com

S Blanco BBQ

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13259 Blanco Rd. • (210) 251-2602 Web site: www.blancobbq.com

S Catering By Celebrations

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3307 Hillcrest Dr. • (210) 732-5070 Web site: www.cateringbycelebration.com

S Catering by Norris

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(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

S Fusion Cuisine Catering

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(210) 373-4480 Web site: www.fusioncateringsanantonio.com

A Green Mesquite BBQ Catering

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1400 Barton Springs • (512) 865-0764 Web site: www.CaterAustin.com

A Heart of Texas Barbecue

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(512) 297-3526 Web site: www.heartoftexasbarbecue.com

12233 RR 620 North, Ste. 114 • (512) 433-6860 Web site: www.michellespatisserie.com

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S Heavenly Gourmet BBQ

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5005 West Ave., Ste. 1103 • (210) 496-9090 Web site: www.HeavenlyG.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

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1005 W. Hwy 290, Dripping Springs • (804) 216-5419 Web site: www.ido-bbq.com

A Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 606 Trinity St. • (512) 692-8059 Web site: www.ironcactus.com

A Kreuz Market

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619 N. Colorado, Lockhart • (512) 398-2361 Web site: www.kreuzmarket.com

S NACE

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President, Sarah James • (210) 518-1051 Web site: www.sanantonionace.com

A Noble Sandwich Co.

S Oaks Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172 23635 Wilderness Oak • (210) 482-3360 Web site: www.heb.com/oakscrossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

(512) 447-4113 Web site: www.PascalsCatering.com

S Pesto Ristorante

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5221 McCullough Ave. • (210) 982-9857 Web site: www.Pesto-Ristorante.com

A Red Book Chef Catering

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(512) 983-0793 Web site: www.redbookchef.com

A Salt Lick BBQ

(210) 257-4460 Web site: www.heb.com/static-page/true-texas-bbq

A Uncle Julio’s

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301 Brazos, Ste. 150 • (512) 815-2100 Web site: www.unclejulios.com/austin

S Zio’s Italian Kitchen

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12858 W IH 10 • (210) 697-7222 18030 Hwy 281 • (210) 495-7722 Web site: www.zios.com CEREMONY SITES

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880 Main St., Buda • (512) 295-7170 Web site: www.budaweddings.com

S Granberry Hills Event Facility

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6390 Granberry • (210) 590-8067 Web site: www.granberryhills.com

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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

S True Texas BBQ (H-E-B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

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18300 FM 1826, Driftwood • (512) 894-3117 Web site: www.SaltLickBBQ.com

S Smoke BBQ Brew Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 1168 E. Commerce • (210) 393-2606 Web site: www.VenueandCatering.com

S Spice of Life Catering

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1746 Lockhill Selma • (210) 366-1220 Web site: www.spiceoflifesa.com

A Sterling Events Austin Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9 6134 US 290 E. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A Trudy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 & 171 13059 Four Star Blvd. • (512) 633-0536 Web site: www.trudys.com

CONSULTANTS

S Brava Events

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(210) 315-1469 or (210) 251-7046 Web site: www.abravaevent.com

A Events of Meyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 (512) 270-0081 Web site: www.eventsofmeyn.com

A Ladybug Events & Designs

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(512) 393-4620 Web site: www.LadybugEventsandDesigns.com

A Lotus Events

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(512) 808-6722 Web site: www.LotusEventsTX.com

S Moments & Milestones

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11230 West Ave., Ste. 2110 • (210) 973-6640 Web site: www.momentsmilestones.com

A Prosecco Weddings and Events

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(512) 518-3282 Web site: www.pweaustin.com

A Silver Thistle Events

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(830) 613-1224 Web site: www.silverthistleweddings.com

S Simply Elegant Events

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(210) 441-1174 or (210) 452-1473 Web site: www.SimplyElegantEvents.net

A Trademark Weddings & Events

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(862) 596-5191 or (973) 632-1415 Web site: www.trademarkweddingsllc.com

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A Arthur Murray Dance Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 13945 Hwy. 183 North, Ste. C-1 • (512) 454-7663 3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. D220 • (512) 872-3767 Web site: www.texdance.com

S First Dance

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(210) 945-9601 Web site: www.future-sounds.com

S ICADJ Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305

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318 Jennings Ave. • (210) 385-2897 Web site: www.icadj.com

S Lumen Events

(210) 535-2651 Web site: www.elesson.org

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13526 George, Ste. 200 • (210) 771-4107 Web site: www.lumenevents.net

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S Events by Touch of Elegance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349 3978 IH-35 North • (210) 273-9948 or (210) 227-1600 Web site: www.touchofelegancedecor.com

S Two Shabby Chic’z

S Future Sounds DJ

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4108 Blanco Rd. • (210) 981-8324 or (254) 289-6081 Web site: www.TwoShabbyChicz.com

S Yarlen Linens & Decorations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347 2218 E. Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 Web site: www.yarlenbridal.com

S One Sound Productions

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(210) 213-4235 Web site: www.onesoundpro.com

A Texas Pro DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304 (512) 670-7970 Web site: www.texasprodj.com

S Vega's DJ Services

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(210) 527-7840 Web site: www.VegasDJServices.com ENTERTAINMENT — LIVE

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A Angelic Strings with Harpist Michael Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296 DESTINATION WEDDINGS

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A l s o S ee Hon eymoon s

S Cruise Planners – Russ Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375 (830) 624-5765 Web site: www.lightning-travel.com

S Lambermont Events

A Barton Strings

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(512) 445-6864 Web site: www.bartonstrings.com

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950 E. Grayson • (210) 271-9145 Web site: www.lambermontevents.com

A Vacations in Paradise

(512) 589-4075 Web site: www.angelicstrings.com

A David Cordoba – Flamenco and Classical Guitarist

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(512) 388-6526 Web site: www.honeymooninginparadise.com

A Hyde Park Strings

S Alusstra Events

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(210) 440-3564 or (210) 849-1075 Web site: www.AlusstraEvents.com

A COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.completeweddingaustin.com

S COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 (210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

A Exodus Sound Company

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(832) 655-5189 Web site: www.ExodusSound.co

S Four 40 Entertainment

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(512) 454-0456 Web site: www.hydeparkstrings.com

S Robert G Music ENTERTAINMENT — DJ

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(512) 565-6713 Web site: www.gigmasters.com/guitar/davidcordoba

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6904 Bandera Rd., Ste. 3 • (210) 607-3368 Web site: www.four40entertainment.com

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(210) 306-8630 Web site: www.RobertGMusic.com FAVORS

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FLORISTS

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S Awesome Blossom

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10203 Culebra Rd., Ste. 3 • (210) 647-8001 Web site: www.SanAntonioFlorist.net

S Botanika

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(210) 733-8120 • By appointment. Web site: www.botanika.com

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S Chic Concepts Event Planning & Interior Design . . . . . . . . . .328

S Pruvit Keto//OS – Hilda Irizarry

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(737) 300-7786 Web site: www.finefeatherflorals.com

A Foxglove & Grace

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(806) 570-5744 Web site: www.foxgloveandgraceflowers.com

A S H-E-B Blooms

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1927 Lohman’s Crossing Rd., Ste. 100B, Lakeway (512) 820-0219 Web site: www.LemonLeafFlorist.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324

403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs • (512) 858-0868 Web site: www.wildbunchesfloral.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324

S Hola Beaches

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A By Bellas Travel – Dream Vacations

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Toll Free (877) 292-3552 Web site: www.bybellastravel.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376

(254) 247-1300 Web site: www.patriciacrowell.com

A Southern Journeys

2100 CR 176, Georgetown • (512) 986-7800 Web site: www.zuzupetalsaustin.com

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Toll Free (888) 249-0865 Web site: www.mysouthernjourneys.com

A The Travel Bargainista

FLOWER GIRL & RING BEARER

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8225 Cross Park Dr., Ste. 143871 • (512) 450-4512 Web site: www.TheTravelBargainista.com

S e e Wed d in g Dresses & Accessories

GIFTS

HONEYMOONS

A Exotic Destinations & Honeymoon Co., LLC

14201 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley • (512) 395-7159 Web site: www.wowfactorfloral.com

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A l s o S ee B rid al Reg istry & Gifts; Jewelry/Jewelry Ca re

S The Little Bottle Company

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(512) 809-1107 Web site: www.murpheyteamonline.com

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A Wild Bunches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328

A ZuZu’s Petals

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13750 San Pedro, Ste. 470 • (210) 313-6196 Web site: www.ccolantonio.cmgfi.com

(210) 213-3953 Web site: www.Hola-Beaches.com

Web site: www.heb.com/weddings

A Wow Factor Floral

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(512) 496-3725 Web site: www.bluewateraustin.com

HONEYMOON ATTIRE

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8423 Research Blvd. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A S Weddings by Design by H-E-B

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A Keller Williams Realty – The Murphey Team

300 Brushy Creek, #403, Cedar Park • (512) 528-1192 Web site: www.mooredesignstyles.com

A Sterling Events Austin Design & Floral

HOMES, REALTORS & MORTGAGES

S CMG Financial – Carlo Colantonio

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A Moore Design Styles

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(210) 416-6132 Web site: hildairizarry.shopketo.com

A Blue Water Realty

Web site: www.heb.com/blooms

A Lemon Leaf Florist

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Al so see B eau t y, S ki n C are, Make U p & H air

(210) 884-2820 Web site: www.chicconceptstx.com

A Fine Feather Florals

HEALTH & FITNESS

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(210) 775-5001 Web site: www.thelittlebottlecompany.com

S ee Acco mmo d at i o n s

INVITATIONS & WEDDING ACCESSORIES

A Live Laugh Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359 (512) 663-9764 Web site: www.livelaughleather.com

S Aly Am Paperie

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S Five Star Wedding Gown Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 9806 Huebner, Ste. 1 (210) 699-9464 or Toll Free (888) 301-9464 Web site: www.fivestarweddinggown.com

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1919 Lockhill-Selma, Ste. 103 • (210) 375-8400 Web site: www.alyampaperie.com

S Girl General GOWN CLEANING & PRESERVATION

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11255 Huebner Rd., Ste. 204 • (210) 495-6200 Web site: www.girlgeneral.com

A Medical Parkway Printing

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JEWELRY/JEWELRY CARE

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S Keep Collective – Lisa Tarver

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(210) 639-1320 Web site: www.keepcollective.com/with/lisatarver

S Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

PHOTO BOOTHS/FLIPBOOKS

S Mirror Magic Photobooth

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(210) 883-7471 Web site: www.MirrorMagicPhotobooth.com

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(210) 273-6950 Web site: touchstonecrystal.com/angelamorris

S Modern Memories Photo Booth

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(210) 260-8334 Web site: www.modernmemoriessatx.com

S Pappa Rotzi’s Photo Booth LIGHTING

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10818 Gulfdale • (210) 979-7191 Web site: www.decorusevents.com

S e e Décor & L ig h tin g ; Enterta inm e nt — DJ; Renta ls

S Party Time Pictures Photo Booth LIMOUSINES

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7795 Mainland Dr., #105 • (210) 775-1973 Web site: www.PTPphotobooth.com

S e e Tran sp ortation

A Pixster Photo Booths LINENS

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1400 W. 5th St. • Toll Free (888) 668-5524, ext.1 Web site: www.PixsterAustin.com

S e e Ren tals

S Rent Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364 MARRIAGE EDUCATION

(210) 568-9107 Web site: www.rentevent.us

S e e Premarital Ed u catio n

A Treasure of Smiles Photo Booth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369 MEN’S WEAR

(512) 789-8169 Web site: www.TreasureofSmilesPhotoBooth.com

S e e Tu xed os & Men ’s Wea r

A Wild West Casino Games MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

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(512) 350-3241 Web site: www.wildwestcasinogames.com

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PHOTOGRAPHY

S e e En tertain men t — DJ; Enterta inm e nt — Live

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S American Photography & Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265 OFFICIANTS

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A I Pronounce You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360 (512) 658-9744 Web site: www.Ipronounceyou.today

A James Simmons – Austin Area Weddings

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(512) 710-5477 Web site: www.austinareawedding.yolasite.com

S Pastor Craig Brown

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(210) 862-1756

S Teresa Stephens Wedding Officiant

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(210) 480-3026 Web site: www.TeresasEnterprises.Wixsite.com/Officiant

A S Texas Wedding Ministers

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(210) 802-8097 Web site: www.txweddingministers.com

A True+Love Weddings

A amy dang photography

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(512) 348-8045 Web site: www.trueloveweddings.net

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(818) 224-8471 Web site: www.amydangphotography.com

S Aria Productions

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(210) 378-9517 Web site: www.ariaphotovideo.com

A Basem Photography

(210) 471-1483

S Pastor Jim Berrier

11806 Wurzbach • (210) 699-9687 Web site: www.american-photography.com

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(512) 399-0024 Web site: www.basemphotography.com

A Brio Photography

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(512) 698-4664 Web site: www.brioweddings.com

A Captivating Weddings

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(512) 689-1368 Web site: www.captivatingweddings.com

A COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.completeweddingaustin.com

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S COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 (210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

A Creatrix Photography

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(210) 209-4973 Web site: www.encantorojo.com (210) 549-7427 Web site: www.exposetheheart.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266

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(512) 766-4429 Web site: www.handheartandcrownweddings.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286

(512) 721-9845 Web site: www.inspiredimagesaustin.com

S New Wave Photography

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A Nikk Nguyen Photo

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A Peary Photography

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A Peter Feighner Photography

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A Photos by Martina

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(512) 910-5592 Web site: www.PhotosByMartina.net

S Raul’s Photography & Videography

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1868 Grandstand Blvd. • (210) 725-7117 Web site: www.raulsphotography.com

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(512) 944-5514 Web site: www.JeffLoftinPhotography.com

A Ross Lucksinger Photography

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(512) 745-6704 Web site: www.RossLucksinger.com

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(970) 708-0481 Web site: www.jessicaellephoto.com

S Ryan Hamilton Photography

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(210) 663-4068 Web site: www.ryanhamiltonphoto.com

A Jingaling Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269 (512) 695-6668 Web site: www.jingalingphotography.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266

S Limelight San Antonio Photography & Video

S Say Zees Photo & Video Productions

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(210) 403-9337 Web site: www.sayzeesphotography.com

(210) 765-2211 Web site: www.KlarityPhotos.com

S sonia’Z eye Photography

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(210) 852-7918 Web site: www.soniaZeye.smugmug.com . . . . . . . . . . . . .283

6391 DeZavala, Ste. 221 • (210) 842-6620 Web site: www.limelightsanantonio.com

S MG Photography

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(512) 695-9649 Web site: www.peterfeighner.photography

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S Klarity Photos By: Alvinn Williams

S Moments by Quatto Photography

(214) 763-1105 Web site: www.pearyphotographyblog.com

(505) 480-3471 Web site: www.gypcphotography.com

S Jessica Elle Photography

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106 E. 6th St. • (469) 237-7137 Web site: www.NikkNguyenPhoto.com

(512) 903-8027 Web site: www.FineArtMemories.com

A Jeff Loftin Photography

S Moments & Milestones

(361) 334-9237 Web site: www.NewWavePhoto.com

S Expose the Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253

A Inspired Images

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(210) 712-9861 Web site: www.momentsbyquattro.com

S Encanto Rojo Photography & Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281

A Gypc Girl Photography

A Mitchell Bahr Weddings

11230 West Ave., Ste. 2110 • (210) 973-6640 Web site: www.momentsmilestones.com

403 Dawson, Ste. 2 • (210) 863-4338 Web site: www.druphotography.com

A Fine Art Memories

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(512) 501-9679 Web site: www.mitchellbahr.com

(832) 236-5992 Web site: www.dearcharliphotography.com

S Dru Photography

A Misty McLendon Photography

(512) 618-4720 Web site: www.mistymclendon.com

(956) 226-3286 Web site: www.davidpezzat.com

A DearCharli Photography

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(512) 567-0336 Web site: www.millphotostudio.com

(512) 808-0220 Web site: www.CreatrixPhotography.com

S David Pezzat Photographers

A The Mill Photography Studio

S Sun Gold Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252 (830) 609-9018 Web site: www.sungoldphotography.com

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A Sweetleaf Photography

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(512) 787-2608 Web site: www.SweetLeafPhotography.com

A Ted Parker Jr Photography

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A Party Potty Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

A Premiere Events

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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

RECEPTION FACILTIES S e e Ven u es

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4108 Blanco Rd. • (210) 981-8324 or (254) 289-6081 Web site: www.TwoShabbyChicz.com

S Vision Lounge Rentals & Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

208 Barton Springs Rd. • (512) 480-9264 Web site: www.capitalcruises.com/weddings1 The County Line Barbeque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 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

A Freda’s Seafood Grille . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 10903 Pecan Park Blvd. • (512) 506-8700 Web site: www.fredasaustin.com

A Iron Cactus Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 606 Trinity St. • (512) 692-8059 Web site: www.ironcactus.com

A The Oasis on Lake Travis

A Sterling Event Center

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(210) 560-01012 or (956)771-4500 Web site: www.visionloungetx.com

S Yarlen Linens & Decorations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347 2218 E. Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 RESTAURANTS S ee Reh ear sal Din n er s; Ven u es

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6550 Comanche Trail • (512) 266-9242 Web site: www.oasis-austin.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9

6134 US 290 E. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

A Uncle Julio’s

A LoudMouth Rentals

22608 Hwy 71 W., Spicewood • (512) 801-9418 Web site: www.partypottytrailers.com

(501) 618-0257 Web site: www.vchphotography.com

A Capital Cruises

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5207 Airport Blvd. • (512) 524-1228 Web site: www.loudmouthrentals.com

(214) 404-1339 Web site: www.TwintyPhotography.com

S VCH Photography

A American Party Rental

8717 Burnet Rd. • (512) 271-6626 Web site: www.americanpartyrental.com

(512) 468-3613 Web site: www.toastent.com

A Twinty Photography

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(330) 978-4937

(512) 557-4377 Web site: www.tiffanyhofeldt.com

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A Affordable Luxury Events

(512) 650-6002 Web site: www.tedparkerjrphotography.com

A Tiffany Hofeldt Photography

RENTALS

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301 Brazos, Ste. 150 • (512) 815-2100 Web site: www.unclejulios.com/austin

A R&R Limousine and Bus

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9315 Thaxton Rd. • (512) 947-7433 Web site: www.RRLimoBus.com

A Ross Elite Chauffeur Service

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(512) 580-6611 Web site: www.rosselite.com TRAVEL AGENCIES S ee H o n eymo o n s

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A S Men’s Wearhouse

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Web site: www.menswearhouse.com/tuxedo

S Rex Formal Wear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 7219 San Pedro • (210) 824-ATUX (2889) 1326 SW Military Dr. • (210) 921-ATUX (2889) Web site: www.rexformalwear.com VENUES

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2606 FM 758, New Braunfels • (830) 358-3333 Web site: www.theallenfarmhaus.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

6120 US Hwy 290 E., Fredericksburg • (830) 304-2337 Web site: www.AlstadtBeer.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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

S Antler Oaks Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 3862 Hwy 16 N. Bandera • (830) 796-8111 Web site: www.antleroakslodge.com

A Austin Marriott South

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4415 South IH 35 • (512) 634-2036 Web site: www.marriott.com/AUSAP 2215 Westlake Dr. • (512) 328-9887 Web site: www.austinpartycruises.com

A Avery Ranch Golf Club

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A Balcones Country Club

A Blissful Hill

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25306 Old Ferry Rd., Spicewood • (512) 757-9300 Web site: www.blissfullhill.com

S The Briar’s Suite at Pat O’Brien’s

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6019 FM 725, New Braunfels • (830) 609-1030 Web site: www.BanditGolfClub.com/events/weddings

S Barriba Cantina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 111 W. Crockett St., #214 • (210) 228-9876 Web site: www.barribacantina.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152

212 West Austin St., New Braunfels • (830) 625-2351, ext. 3811 Web site: www.Schlitterbahn.com/home/new-braunfels/event-planning

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121 Alamo Plaza • (210) 212-3957 Web site: www.thegrandpromenade.com

A Brodie Homestead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 5211 Brodie Lane • (512) 439-2981 Web site: www.brodiehomestead.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102

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) 686-5670 Web site: www.casa-rio.com

A Celebrino Events Center

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51 CR 107, Georgetown • (512) 221-5949 Web site: www.celebrinoeventcenter.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

404 Atlanta St. • (512) 767-0788 Web site: www.travispost76.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

2601 Sam Bass Rd., Round Rock • (512) 733-8484 Web site: www.chateauonthecreek.com

S The Club at Garden Ridge

8600 Balcones Club Dr. • (512) 258–1621 ext. 231 Web site: www.balconescountryclub.com

S Bavarian Halle at Schlitterbahn Resort

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200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • (512) 475-6516 Web site: www.BlantonMuseum.org

A Chateau On The Creek

10500 Avery Club Dr. • (512) 248-2442 Web site: www.averyranchgolf.com

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6868 Ingram Rd. • (210) 663-6570 Web site: www.blancasreceptionhall.com

A Charles Johnson House

A Austin Party Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

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30500 Berry Creek Dr., Georgetown • (512) 930-4615 Web site: www.berrycreekcc.com

S Cana Ballroom

14913 Murfin Rd. • (512) 423-0372 Web site: www.antebellumoaksvenue.com

S Bandit Golf Club

A Berry Creek Country Club

A Blanton Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

A S The Allen Farmhaus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

A Antebellum Oaks

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176 Cedar Creek Circle, Cedar Creek • (512) 350-4742 Web site: www.BeOurGuestVenue.com

S Blanca’s Reception Hall

1104 San Antonio St. • (512) 478-8653 Web site: www.allanhouse.com

A Alstandt Brewery

A Be Our Guest Venue

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21320 Water Wood Dr., Garden Ridge • (210) 651-6506 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 The County Line

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 300 East 4th St. • (512) 691-9225 Web site: www.hotelaustindowntown.com Continued on Page 41 0

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S Crossroads Southern Celebrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 13246 State Hwy 16 S., Pipe Creek • (217) 403-9477 Web site: www.crossroadssoutherncelebrations.com

A Crowne Plaza Hotel Austin

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6121 IH-35 North • (512) 323-5466 Web site: www.crowneplaza.com/austincentral

S The Crystal Room

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10223 Sahara • (210) 342-2321 Web site: www.TheOldSanFrancisco.com

A Cypress Valley Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 1223 Paleface Ranch Rd., Spicewood • (512) 264-8880 Web site: www.cypressvalleyeventcenter.com

A DoubleTree by Hilton Austin

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6505 IH-35 North • (512) 454-3737 Web site: www.austin.doubletree.com 110 Lexington Ave. • (210) 223-9461 Web site: www.eltropicanohotel.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

A Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos

S Embassy Suites Riverwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 125 E. Houston St. • (210) 424-6203 Web site: www.embassysuites.com 6800 CR 271, Mico • (210) 440-4141 Web site: www.emberranchevents.com

A Events at Cedar Bend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 138 Hunters Chase, Cedar Creek • (512) 468-3613 Web site: www.EventsAtCedarBend.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

7900 Fair Oaks Pkwy., Fair Oaks Ranch • (210) 582-6700 Web site: www.fairoaksclub.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

302 E. Austin St., Fredericksburg • Toll Free (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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2121 N. St. Mary’s St. • (210) 227-2121 Web site: www.haciendasantamaria.net

S Hidden Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLDOUT 2225 Bridal Veil, Spring Branch • (830) 228-4880 Web site: www.hiddenfallsevents.com

A Hidden River Ranch

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A HighPointe Estate

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A The Hills of Lakeway Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 26 Club Estates Parkway • (512) 261-7200 Web site: www.thehillscc.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

3799 E. Hwy 290, Dripping Springs • (512) 472-5282 Web site: www.hillsideatdrippingsprings.com

S Hilton Palacio del Rio

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200 South Alamo St. • (210) 224-3367 Web site: www.PalaciodelRio.Hilton.com 9800 Westover Hills Blvd. • (210) 509-9800 or (210) 767-5304 Web site: www.hiltonsanantoniohc.com

S Holiday Inn Riverwalk

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2218 East Chavaneaux Rd. • (210) 627-9800 Web site: www.emporiumbyyarlen.com

S Fredericksburg CVB

S Hacienda Santa Maria

S Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 & 95

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

S Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club

113 Alamo Plaza • (210) 212-3957 Web site: www.thegrandpromenade.com

A Hillside at Dripping Springs

Hotel & Conference Center & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 1001 E. McCarty Ln., San Marcos • (512) 805-5317 Web site: www.SanMarcos.EmbassySuites.com

S Emporium by Yarlen

S The Grand Promenade at Pat O’Brien’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118

5555 CR 258, Liberty Hill • (512) 636-9200 Web site: www.HighPointeEstate.com

5901 North IH-35 • (512) 519-0460 Web site: www.austincentral.embassysuites.com

S Ember Ranch Events

6390 Granberry • (210) 590-8067 Web site: www.granberryhills.com

10715 S. Hwy 281, Lampasas • (512) 755-9076 Web site: www.HiddenRiverRanchTX.com

S El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

A Embassy Suites Austin Central

S Granberry Hills Event Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 -148

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2500 FM 685, Hutto • (512) 252-4653 ext. 8 Web site: www.starrancheventcenter.com

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217 N. St. Mary’s St. • (210) 272-1519 Web site: www.hiriverwalk.com

A The Homestead Wedding & Event Center

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

5000 FM 165, Dripping Springs • (512) 923-8484 Web site: www.thehomesteadonthehill.com

A Hotel Granduca Austin

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320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy. • (512) 529-0853 Web site: www.granducaaustin.com

A Hotel Indigo

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

810 Red River Street • (737) 203-9082 Web site: www.HotelIndigo.com/austindtwntx

A House on the Hill

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

319 Addie Roy Rd. • (512) 327-5377 Web site: www.houseonthehillaustin.com

S Inn on the Riverwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 129 Woodward Place • (210) 225-6333 Web site: www.InnontheRiverwalk.com

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S The Jack Guenther Pavilion at The Briscoe Art Museum

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210 W. Market St. • (210) 507-4849 Web site: www.briscoepavilion.com

A Kindred Oaks

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

A LCRA Parks – McKinney Roughs Nature Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 1884 Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek • (512) 303-5073 Web site: www.lcra.org/parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

9888 Escondida Rd., Helotes • (210) 313-4209 Web site: www.laescondidacelebrationcenter.com

A La Estancia Bella

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3401 Lone Man Mountain Rd., Wimberley • (512) 550-6727 Web site: www.laestanciabella.com

A La Hacienda

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23663 RR 12, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-0700 Web site: www.memorylaneweddings.com/locations/#la-hacienda

A Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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4801 La Crosse Ave. • (512) 232-0164 Web site: www.Wildflower.org/Rentals/Weddings

S Lambermont Events

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950 E. Grayson • (210) 271-9145 Web site: www.lambermontevents.com

A Long Center by Sterling Events

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9

701 West Riverside Dr. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com

S Lucky Event Center

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1207 Richland Hills Dr. • (210) 988-2221 or (210) 501-5430 Web site: www.LuckyEventsSA.com

S M & M Plantation

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10345 Hollowell Rd., Atascosa • (210) 378-1747 Web site: www.mandmplantation.com

A Mae’s Ridge

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

3965 Ranch Rd. 3232, Johnson City • (512) 626-9219 Web site: www.MaesRidge.com

S Magnolia Gardens on Main

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2030 N. Main Ave. • (210) 737-2710 Web site: www.magnoliagardensonmain.com

S Magnolia Halle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 10319 Huebner Rd. • (281) 698-0160 Web site: www.magnoliahalle.com

A Memory Lane Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 403 KC Memory Lane, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-0700 Web site: www.memorylaneweddings.com

A Messina Inn

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861 CR 411, D’Hanis • (210) 776-8459 Web site: www.milveranos.com

2100 County Road 176, Georgetown • (512) 260-9690 Web site: www.kindredoaks.com

S La Escondida Celebration Center

S Mil Veranos Vineyard & Ranch

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1000 Cypress Creek Lane, Wimberley • (512) 847-6000 Web site: www.messinainntx.com

S The Milestone | Boerne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLDOUT 420 Upper Cibolo Creek Road, Boerne • (830) 388-1642 Web site: www.themilestone.com

A The Milestone | Georgetown

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5299 TX-29, Georgetown • (512) 850-7956 Web site: www.themilestone.com

S The Milestone | New Braunfels

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1723 Herbelin Rd., New Braunfels • (512) 585-5899 Web site: www.themilestone.com

A S Milltown Historic District

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561 Oasis St., New Braunfels • (830) 837-5480 Web site: www.milltownhistoricdistrictnb.com

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 Onion Creek Club

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2510 Onion Creek Pkwy • (512) 383-2004 Web site: www.onioncreekclub.com

A S Park 31 Events Venue

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1200 Park Rd. 31, Spring Branch • (210) 526-0310 Web site: www.park31.com

S The Pavilion by Hilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 200 South Alamo St. • (210) 224-3367 Web site: www.pavilionsanantonio.com

A Pecan Grove

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

18550 FM 1826, Driftwood • (512) 894-3117 Web site: www.SaltLickBBQ.com/Venues/

A Phillips Event Center

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8140 Exchange Dr. • (512) 982-9187 Web site: www.phillipseventcenter.com

S Plaza Lecea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 5441 Babcock, #200 • (210) 615-0009 Web site: www.plazalecea.com

A The Ranch House at Teravista

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4333 Teravista Club Dr., Round Rock • (512) 517-4609 Web site: www.teravistagolf.com

S Reneau Farms

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1860 Schwarzlose Rd., New Braunfels • (830) 481-5700 Web site: www.reneaufarms.com

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A Reunion Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 850 CR 255, Georgetown • (512) 515-6200 Web site: www.reunionranch1.com 4207 River Place Blvd. • (512) 346-1114 ext. 3904 Web site: www.riverplaceclub.com 847 E. Hildebrand • (210) 805-5805 Web site: www.rosenbergskyroom.com

1168 E. Commerce • (210) 393-2606 Web site: www.VenueandCatering.com 3303 Urban Crest Dr. • (210) 824-0139, ext. 223 Web site: www.StPiusXSA.org 6134 US 290 E. • (512) 261-0142 Web site: www.SterlingEventsAustin.com 2600 Hwy. 290 East, Dripping Springs • (512) 894-4009 Web site: www.theterraceclub.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

10900 Hibbs Lane, Manor • (512) 585-9105 Web site: www.terradorna.com . . . . . . . . .59

2312 San Gabriel St. • (512) 476-5845 Web site: www.themansion.info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

1205 Roland Lane, Kyle • (512) 396-1800 Web site: www.texasoldtown.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

1520 Roland Ln., Kyle • (512) 268-1900 Web site: ThistlewoodManor.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

17900 FM 1826, Driftwood • (512) 894-3117 Web site: www.SaltLickBBQ.com/Venues/

S The Tower of the Americas

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6414 West Bee Cave Rd. • (512) 327-3843 Web site: www.thevistaonsewardhill.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .INSIDE FRONT COVER

13401 RR 12, Wimberley • (512) 722-3848 Web site: www.thewaterspoint.com

S Western Sky Wedding & Event Venue

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OUTSIDE BACK COVER

A Thurman’s Mansion

4209 Eck Lane • (512) 220-0185 Web site: www.vintagevillas.com

A S The Waters Point

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A The Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion

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2032 Central Plaza, New Braunfels • (830) 460-3501 Web site: www.VillageVenueNB.com

A The Vista on Seward Hill

S St. Pius X Catholic Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

A Thistlewood Manor & Gardens

1190 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels • (830) 625-9463 Web site: www.villaatgruene.com

A Vintage Villas Hotel & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

S Smoke BBQ Brew Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64

A Texas Old Town

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

1746 Lockhill Selma Rd. • (210) 366-1220 Web site: www.theverandasa.com

S Village Venue . . . . . . . . . . .80

2247 Guadalupe • (512) 475-6677 Web site: www.universityunionscatering.com

A TerrAdorna

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S The Villa at Gruene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

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555 Funston Place • (210) 536-1409 Web site: www.sabot.org

A The Terrace Club

S Union Event Centre S The Veranda

7561 E. Evans • (210) 651-6520 Web site: www.roszellgardens.com

A Sterling Event Center

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4907 Callaghan Rd., Ste. 107 • (210) 374-7040

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A Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom at Texas Union Hall

A Twin Creeks Country Club

3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr., Cedar Park • (512) 250-3956 Web site: www.twincreeksclub.com

S Rosenberg Skyroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

S San Antonio Botanical Garden

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 & 171

13059 Four Star Blvd. • (512) 633-0586 Web site: www.trudys.com

A River Place Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

S Roszell Gardens

A Trudy’s

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739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. • (210) 223-3101 Web site: www.toweroftheamericas.com

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315 Obst Rd., Bulverde • (830) 980-2226 Web site: www.westernskyevents.com

A The Wildflower Country Inn & Event Center, LLC . . . . . . . . . .132 900 FM 32, Wimberley • (512) 749-9242 Web site: wwwthewildflowercountryinn.com VIDEOGRAPHY

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A 2nd Generation Productions

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(512) 589-7008 Web site: www.2gvp.com

S Christian Ellis Images

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(210) 373-8660 Web site: www.christianellisimages.com

A COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 2407 S. Bell Blvd., Ste. B, Cedar Park • (512) 458-3535 Web site: www.completeaustin.com

S COMPLETE weddings + events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 (210) 595-9025 Web site: CompleteWeddingSanAntonio.com

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A Double Knot Pictures

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1319 Rosewood Ave • (512) 730-0343 Web site: www.doubleknotpictures.com

A Happened by Chance

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S Brides by Elizabeth

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1120 West Blanco Rd. • (210) 408-4560 Web site: www.BridesbyElizabeth.com

A Ruby Ribbon – Brandi Steen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

(512) 663-7351 www.HappenedbyChance.com

A Ladybird Studios

WEDDING DRESSES & ACCESSORIES

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(512) 649-8887 Web site: www.ladybirdstudios.com

(713) 724-7223 www.RubyRibbon.com/BrandiSteen

S Ruby Ribbon – Heather Wisenbaker

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(210) 439-9100 Web site: www.flmrubies.com

WEDDING ACCESSORIES

WEDDING SITES

S e e Cakes & Sweets; Invita tions & We dding Accessories

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2ND GENERATION PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291

CHIC CONCEPTS EVENT PLANNING & INTERIOR DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328

3009 RESTAURANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

CHRISTIAN ELLIS IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293

512 EVENTS & CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168

CITY OF BUDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS CATERING & EVENT STAGING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179

CLASSIC CAKES BY LORI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188

AFFORDABLE LUXURY EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349

THE CLUB AT GARDEN RIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

THE ALLAN HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

THE CLUB AT SONTERRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

THE ALLEN FARMHAUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

CMG FINANCIAL – CARLO COLANTONIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381

ALTSTADT BREWERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136

COLORSTREET – DANIEL TAWNEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

ALUSSTRA EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299

COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS

ALY AM PAPERIE INVITATIONS & GIFTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343

THE COUNTY LINE BARBEQUE

AMERICAN PARTY RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357

COURTYARD & RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT AUSTIN DOWNTOWN . . . . . . .65

AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265

CREATRIX PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272

AMY DANG PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287

CROSSROADS SOUTHERN CELEBRATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

ANGEL SPRINGS EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

ANGELIC STRINGS WITH HARPIST MICHAEL MORRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296

CRUISE PLANNERS – RUSS RUSSELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375

ANTEBELLUM OAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155

THE CRYSTAL ROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

ANTLER OAKS LODGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

CYPRESS VALLEY EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

ARIA PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248

DAVID CORDOBA – FLAMENCO AND CLASSICAL GUITARIST . . . . . . . . . . . . .296

ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302

DAVID PEZZAT PHOTOGRAPHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286

AUSTIN MARRIOTT SOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

DEARCHARLI PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269

AUSTIN PARTY CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

DEBORAH LIRA, HAIR & MAKEUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313

AVERY RANCH GOLF CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

DOUBLE KNOT PICTURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272

AWESOME BLOSSOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339

DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

BALCONES COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

DREAM BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

BANDIT GOLF CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

DRU PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274

BARRIBA CANTINA

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

EL TROPICANO RIVERWALK HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42

BARTON STRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296

ELITE BARTENDING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

BASEM PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON AUSTIN CENTRAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

BAVARIAN HALLE AT SCHLITTERBAHN RESORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 BE OUR GUEST VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON SAN MARCOS HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER & SPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102

BERRY CREEK COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

EMBASSY SUITES RIVERWALK HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

BLANCA’S CAKES & CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181

EMBER RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

BLANCA’S RECEPTION HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

EMPORIUM BY YARLEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

BLANCO BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

ENCANTO ROJO PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281

BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44

EVENTS AT CEDAR BEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

BLISSFUL HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

EVENTS BY TOUCH OF ELEGANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349

BLUE WATER REALTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381

EVENTS OF MEYN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

BOTANIKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327

THE EXCLUSIVE CAKE SHOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

BRAVA EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

EXODUS SOUND COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304

THE BRIAR’S SUITE AT PAT O’BRIEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 & 119

EXOTIC DESTINATIONS & HONEYMOON CO., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376

BRIDES BY ELIZABETH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217

EXPOSE THE HEART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253

BRIO PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267

FAIR OAKS RANCH GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137

THE BRODIE HOMESTEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES SAN MARCOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

BY BELLAS TRAVEL – DREAM VACATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377

FINE ART MEMORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266

THE CAKE SHOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199

FINE FEATHER FLORALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327

THE CANA BALLROOM AT ST PETER THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH . . .102

FIRST DANCE

CAPITAL CRUISES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

FIVE STAR WEDDING GOWN SPECIALIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239

CAPTIVATING WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291

FOUR 40 ENTERTAINMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298

CASA RIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

FOXGLOVE AND GRACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327

CATERING BY CELEBRATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

FREDA’S SEAFOOD GRILLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

CATERING BY NORRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

FREDERICKSBURG CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

CELEBRATE YOUR SEXY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285

FUSION CUISINE CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177

CELEBRINO EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

FUTURE SOUNDS DJ SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301

CHARLES JOHNSON HOUSE (AMERICAN LEGION) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

GARDENS AT OLD TOWN HELOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

CHATEAU ON THE CREEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

GIRL GENERAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341

CHEERS PARTY SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

THE GOLF CLUB STAR RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

414 • The Wedding Professionals • www.TexasWeddings.com

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INDEX OF

wedding professionals

GRANBERRY HILLS EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145, 146, 147, 148

THE LITTLE BOTTLE COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

THE GRAND PROMENADE AT PAT O’BRIEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 & 119

LIVE LAUGH LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

GREEN MESQUITE CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

LONG CENTER BY STERLING EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9

GYPC GIRL PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267

LOTUS EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

H-E-B BLOOMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329

LOUDMOUTH RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

HACIENDA SANTA MARIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

LUCKY EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100

HAMPTON INN AUSTIN NW ARBORETUM/ HOMEWOOD SUITES AUSTIN NW ARBORETUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

LUMEN EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300

HAND HEART AND CROWN WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257

MAE’S RIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

HAPPENED BY CHANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292

MAGNOLIA GARDENS ON MAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

HEART OF TEXAS BARBECUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

MAGNOLIA HALLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

HEAVENLY GOURMET BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161

MARGARITA MAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

HEAVENLY GOURMET CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 & 163

MARY KAY – LISA BRADLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317

HIDDEN FALLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT

MARY KAY – NANCY NORTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319

HIDDEN RIVER RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

MEDICAL PARKWAY PRINTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340

HIGHPOINTE ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111

MEEMO’S BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194

THE HILLS OF LAKEWAY COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

MEMORY LANE EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

HILLSIDE AT DRIPPING SPRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131

MEN’S WEARHOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242

HILTON PALACIO DEL RIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

MESSINA INN

HILTON SAN ANTONIO HILL COUNTRY HOTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 & 95

MG PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256

HOLA BEACHES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233

MICHELLE’S PATISSERIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191

HOLIDAY INN RIVERWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135

MIL VERANOS VINEYARD & RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

THE HOMESTEAD WEDDING & EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

THE MILESTONE | BOERNE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT

HOTEL GRANDUCA AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122

THE MILESTONE | GEORGETOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT

HOTEL INDIGO AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75

THE MILESTONE | NEW BRAUNFELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FOLD OUT

HOUSE ON THE HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

THE MILL PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277

HYDE PARK STRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296

MILLTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

“I DO” BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

MIRROR MAGIC PHOTO BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367

I PRONOUNCE YOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360

MISTY MCLENDON PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268

ICADJ EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305

MITCHELL BAHR WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262

IDEAL IMAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313

MODERN MEMORIES PHOTO BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364

INN ON THE RIVERWALK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125

MOMENTS & MILESTONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278

INSPIRED IMAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286

MOMENTS BY QUATTRO PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289

IRON CACTUS

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

MOORE DESIGN STYLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324

JACK GUENTHER PAVILION AT THE BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM . . . . .139

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CATERING AND EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175

JAMES SIMMONS – AUSTIN AREA WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

NEW WAVE PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258

JEFF LOFTIN PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287

NIKK NGUYEN PHOTO LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275

JESSICA ELLE PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256

NOBLE SANDWICH CO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

JINGALING PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269

THE OAKS AT HEAVENLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

KAYLA KNIGHT CAKES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200

OAKS CROSSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

KEEP COLLECTIVE – LISA TARVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

THE OASIS ON LAKE TRAVIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149

THE KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY – MURPHEY TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381

OLYMPIA HILLS GOLF & CONFERENCE CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

KINDRED OAKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

ONE SOUND PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298

KLARITY PHOTOS BY: ALVINN WILLIAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266

ONION CREEK CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

KREUZ MARKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180

PAPPA ROTZI’S PHOTO BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369

LA ESCONDIDA CELEBRATION CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

PARIS IN A BITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207

LA ESTANCIA BELLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

PARK 31

LA HACIENDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

PARTY POTTY TRAILERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

LADY BIRD JOHNSON WILDFLOWER CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

PARTY TIME PICTURES PHOTO BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365

LADYBIRD STUDIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252

PASCAL’S CATERING COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166

LADYBUG EVENTS & DESIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

PASTOR CRAIG BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

LAMBERMONT EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 & 141

PASTOR JIM BERRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

LCRA PARKS – MCKINNEY ROUGHS NATURE PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

PAT O’BRIEN’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 & 119

LEMON LEAF FLORIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320

PAVILION BY HILTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

LIMELIGHT SAN ANTONIO PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283

PEARY PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282

LIPSENSE BY SENEGENCE – HOLLY PANTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

PECAN GROVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

M & M PLANTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

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PESTO RISTORANTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182

TEXAS OLD TOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

PETER FEIGHNER PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274

TEXAS PRO DJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304

PHILLIPS EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

TEXAS WEDDING MINISTERS

PHOTOS BY MARTINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278

THISTLEWOOD MANOR & GARDENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

PIXSTER PHOTO BOOTHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369

THURMAN’S MANSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106

PLAZA LECEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121

TIFFANY HOFELDT PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279

THE POWDER SUGAR ROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201

TO HAVE & TO HOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371

PREMIERE EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344 & 345

TOAST ENTERTAINMENT

PROSECCO WEDDINGS & EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

TOUCHSTONE CRYSTAL BY SWAROVSKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360

PRUVIT KETO//OS – HILDA IRIZARRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360

TOWER OF THE AMERICAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

R & R LIMOUSINE AND BUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363

TRADEMARK WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

RAISE THE BAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159

THE TRAVEL BARGAINISTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376

THE RANCH HOUSE AT TERAVISTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92

TREASURE OF SMILES PHOTO BOOTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369

RAUL’S PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249

TRUDY’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170 & 171

RED BOOK CHEF

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180

TRUE + LOVE WEDDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360

RENEAU FARMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130

TRUE TEXAS BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172

RENT EVENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364

TWIN CREEKS COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

REUNION RANCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133

TWINTY PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268

REX FORMAL WEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246

TWO SHABBY CHIC’Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357

RIVER PLACE COUNTRY CLUB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127

UNCLE JULIO’S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185

ROBERT G MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296

UNION EVENT CENTRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108

ROBERT WHITFIELD, MD PLLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310

VACATIONS IN PARADISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379

ROSENBERG SKY ROOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91

VCH PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288

ROSS ELITE CHAUFFER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363

VEGA’S DJ SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298

ROSS LUCKSINGER PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264

THE VERANDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

ROSZELL GARDENS EVENT VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

THE VILLA AT GRUENE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

RUBY RIBBON – BRANDI STEEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359

VILLAGE VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

RUBY RIBBON – HEATHER WISENBAKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360

VINTAGE VILLAS HOTEL & EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

RYAN HAMILTON PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248

VISION LOUNGE RENTALS & DESIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349

THE SALT LICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182

THE VISTA ON SEWARD HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDENS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 SAY ZEES PHOTO & VIDEO PRODUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255 SEDUIT BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284 SHIRLEY BIRD PERRY BALLROOM @ TEXAS UNION HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 SILVER THISTLE EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 SIMPLY ELEGANT EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 SLEEP INN & SUITES DRIPPING SPRINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 SMOKE BBQ BREW VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 SONIA’Z EYE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263 SOUTHERN JOURNEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379 SPICE OF LIFE CATERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117

THE WATERS POINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .INSIDE FRONT COVER WEDDINGS BY DESIGN BY H-E-B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323 WESTERN SKY WEDDING & EVENT VENUE

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WILD BUNCHES FLORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328 WILD WEST CASINO GAMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152 THE WILDFLOWER COUNTRY INN & EVENT CENTER, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 WOW FACTOR FLORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324 YARLEN LINENS & DECORATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347 YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS – BRANDI BARTHELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 ZIO’S ITALIAN KITCHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183 ZUZU’S PETALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC COMMUNITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 STAYBRIDGE SUITES AUSTIN SOUTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 STERLING EVENT CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9 STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9 STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN DESIGN & FLORAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9 STERLING EVENTS AUSTIN RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 & 9 STREGARE CHEESECAKE COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209

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SUGAR SHAKER BAKERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 SUN GOLD PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252

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SWEETLEAF PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289

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