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Tips for planning your destination wedding in Austin

Planning from afar can be stressful! Austin is a hub for destination weddings for a variety of reasons, and we love it!  We work with remote clients all the time, so we wanted to provide some suggestions on how to manage planning remotely! We recommend planning three trips throughout your planning process, and we’ve broken them down below!    First trip - Venue It’s hard to really understand the look and feel of venues until you’ve seen them in person. We recommend taking a look online and determining your [...]

Four tips for minimizing anxiety on your wedding day

You may not know this about Bride’s Best Friend, but we are big into self care over here! We love getting to know our clients, and we meet and work with many different types of personalities. Sometimes we work with couples that, while excited to get married, really prefer to NOT be the center of attention all night long. Working with our clients to craft their timeline to make it just what they need it to be is an extremely important step for everyone to be comfortable! We [...]

Staying present on your wedding day

Okay, so today I get to write about something that’s actually a very personal thing to me. I have a type-A brain (go figure) and I have a hard time turning my brain off and staying present in the moment. This is compounded with all of the interruptions of today’s everyday life from phones / running a business / Facebook (I have serious addiction y’all), etc. Staying present can be extremely difficult for me as I LOVE my job, I’m extremely type A and hyper-aware of timing and [...]

What goes into a rain plan?

Let’s talk rain plans - ugh - I get it. I wish we could all have sunshine and bluebonnets on our wedding days, but the weather is just one of those super fickle friends. When we start planning, we all come together for this vision of what your wedding will look like. In almost everyone’s vision, it’s sunny and gorgeous outside. Let’s talk about that for a minute, because unless your part of X-Men and Storm is in your back pocket, we can’t really control the weather (but [...]

3 Things you should know before starting to look for a venue

Okay, so you’ve read through some of the items to keep in mind when shopping for a venue, and you’re ready to get started, but how? These steps sound simple, but I realize there’s so much more to this than a couple of bullet points. For the sake of attention span, I’ve narrowed it down to 3 items you need to have defined before you go off looking for a venue. 1. Define your budget. This is the overall budget that you want to spend on the whole wedding. [...]

Venue Shopping – How to start?

Personally, I think venue shopping is one of the most difficult parts of wedding planning with the highest stakes (other than choosing to get married, of course). Okay, so why is this so hard given that I’ve worked at 50+ venues all around Austin? The short of it is that apples-to-apples comparison doesn’t exist when shopping for a wedding venue. Refill your glass of wine - I’ll explain. First - your venue sets your tone for your budget. If you pick your venue without having a true understanding [...]

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