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Wedding Transportation for your Entrance, Exit and Everything in Between

Monday, October 12th, 2020

There are so many steps to planning a wedding. Some of the logistical details are easy to overlook! Planning wedding transportation to and from your ceremony and reception sites is one you can’t afford to miss. Guest parking is another. We’ve compiled a list of need-to-knows so you can plan your to’s and from’s with complete confidence – Read on!

Wedding Transportation for your Entrance, Exit and Everything in Between

Photo // Shannon Skloss Photography

Who needs transportation?

The first people to headcount for are you, your partner, the wedding party and close family. Close family can include but isn’t limited to parents, grandparents and siblings not in the wedding party. A limousine typically holds six people, a stretch limo holds around 10, and vans can hold anywhere between 8 to 20 people. We highly recommend not completely filling the car to accommodate for random wedding items and providing extra space for your party. An important person to not forget a spot for is your photographer! Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on those candid shots in the car.

While it is generous to provide transportation for your guests, this isn’t necessary. The most important thing that matters is ensuring your guests make it home safely that night. If you’re wanting to help your guests without booking additional transportation, include some travel tips on your website on the easiest ways to get to and from the ceremony and reception. Providing a cab company’s number or encouraging everyone to download a ride sharing app can be the simplest ways to encourage your guests to travel safely. If transportation for guests is included in your budget, we recommend asking if the hotel or venue offers a shuttle service. If you’re wanting to take the unique route, rent a souped-up school bus for all your guests to pile into.

Where to and from?

Going to the chapel and you’re…running late! Plan to arrive at the ceremony location at least 25 minutes early so that even if you’re running late, you’ll still be on time. The couple typically travels separately from the accommodations or getting ready location to the ceremony with their respective party in tow. A third car can be rented for the couple’s close family and older relatives. If your budget allows, the wedding party and family can ride in the same cars to the reception location. Planning who rides in which car will eliminate any confusion beforehand and allow things to run more smoothly. When leaving the ceremony, you and your new spouse are going to want to have your own private ride. This will allow time to take pictures after the ceremony, relax and spend some alone time together before the reception!

Car Swag Ideas

Like all great rom coms, you and your partner need a noteworthy getaway! So maybe you’re not riding into the sunset on a lawn mower but your vehicle should still be your dream ride. Are you and your partner being carried away on a romantic horse and buggy? Or are you zipping away on a two-wheel ride? Whichever vehicle best suits you, car “swag” is an essential! Have you ever gotten a rush of joy when you saw someone drive by with a “Just Married” sign and tin cans trailing behind? Leave with a bang by using these unique decor ideas for an epic getaway:


Needing a florist to design a beautiful arrangement for your getaway car? See our list of favorite local North Texas wedding florists here.

A Look Inside The Big Fake Wedding Dallas Spring 2017

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Photos by Lauren LaBoyteaux Photography 

We simply love The Big Fake Wedding Dallas! What better way for brides to plan their weddings than to attend a super fun event and see the event professionals in action! This new and fun alternative to a bridal show is a must for any bride-to-be. Rather than the typical booth style show, a full-scale wedding ceremony and reception are brought to life for a real couple, but “wedding guests” are couples who have the chance to see a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation that goes into executing an amazing wedding. Attendees also get to mix and mingle with vendors who they could directly see contributing their skills to the show. The theme of this year’s event was entitled “Fresh Outlook,” and the scene was set at the amazing sixty five hundred!  With an eclectic color scheme of teal, orange and lavender, we were swooning over this free-spirited yet modern evening!

Don’t miss the next Big Fake Wedding Dallas happening Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at The Laurel!  Visit Big Fake Wedding online for more info or RSVP here!

BRIDES OF NORTH TEXAS FEATURED VENDORS

Katie Frost Weddings

sixty five hundred

Bells and Barbells

Hopeful Hearth Baking Company

LeAnn’s Bridal

Top Tier Staffing & Events

Vestals Catering

Apply to be a Brides of North Texas Campus Rep!

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Are you a creative college gal with a love for weddings? Brides of North Texas is looking for stylish, social and savvy ladies to serve as campus reps! We’re now accepting resumes for our campus representative internship for the Fall 2017 semester. Applicants must be current students at the Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University or the University of North Texas.   Ideal candidates should be majoring in Public Relations, Advertising, Communications or a related field and able to work various events August –December!  Campus reps will have the opportunity to see the ins and outs of the wedding industry as well as organize their own campus pop-up event on campus! For more information or to apply, please send resumes to molly@bridesofnorthtexas.com by Wednesday, May 10th.  We look forward to hearing from you! Cheers!

A Look Inside: Brik Venue Open House

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Photos by Beatbox Portraits

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend an open house at one of our favorite industrial spaces, Brik Venue.  Located in F0rt Worth, this venue is raw and gorgeous and sure to wow your guests!  Made up of two versatile floors and boasting original hardwood floors, pier and beam ceilings, brick walls and chandeliers, Brik is truly a blank canvas for the modern bride. Accommodating up to 300 seated guests with a dance floor, we loved seeing this venue in action at their open house! Huge shout out to all the talented creatives who made this event come to life! Cheers!

FEATURED VENDORS

Brik Venue

Cloud Creative Events

Chanticleer Wedding Art

Moss Floral

Beautiful Event Rentals

Coral Lane 

Vella Nest Floral

Allen Tsai Photography

Additional vendors: Christy Matthews Events, Fancy Cakes by Lauren, YeliBelly Chocolates, Bella Acento and Bella Flora, BA Beauty, Urban Antiquities, 5 by 7 Designs, La Tavola Linen, Bash Co. Events, Alli K Designs, Venus & Co Flowers, Bake Cake Shop, The London Baker, Pretty Little Plates, Blue Eye Brown Eye Calligraphy, Grand Event & Party Rentals, Bliss Bridal Salon, Something You Beauty, Bestow by BRIK, hireaminister.com, Zuriel Merek, Rebecca Kracht Photography, Beatbox Portraits, Jared Lindsay Photography, Taco Heads, Cale Bessent

Experience the Grand Opening at Vouv Dallas

Friday, March 10th, 2017

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Photos by Kiss Me For Eternity

Get an inside look at the brand new beauty that is Vouv Dallas, one of the newest event spaces in DFW.  Located in the heart of the city near The Galleria, this venue is sure to wow your guests! Part of the Culinary Art Catering family, you’ll see amazing service and cuisine.  We had the pleasure of attending their grand opening event last month and we couldn’t wait to share this new space! Take a peek at the all of the amazing photos from Kiss Me For Eternity Photography and start planning your event at Vouv Dallas now! Cheers!

FEATURED VENDORS

Venue, Linens, Decor, Lighting | Vouv Dallas

Photography | Kiss Me for Eternity 

Catering, Bar Service | Culinary Art Catering

P-Love, Encore Entertainment, Texas Photobooth Company

 

2017 Looks of Love Contest Winners

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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Our Looks of Love Contest has been absolutely incredible! One lucky finalist received the most votes on Facebook, and we’re excited to announce our 2017 Looks of Love Contest winners are Christine and Kevin! Their gorgeous photos were captured by Jojo Pangilinan and we couldn’t be more smitten! We are thrilled to gift this couple with dinner for two on us to a restaurant of their choosing, and thanks to The Westin Galleria, Christine and Kevin will also get a romantic overnight stay! If you missed their story, check it out along with all the other finalists by visiting our Looks of Love facebook album! Thank you so very much to all those who entered! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Find out how to share your wedding in the next issue of Brides of North Texas by clicking here!

Brunch with The Brides of North Texas Unveiling the Spring/Summer Issue

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Photo by Allen Tsai Photography

Last week, we had another amazing opportunity to kick back and brunch with many of the wedding vendors that play such a big part in the making of Brides of North Texas.  Our Spring/Summer 2017 issue is a complete beauty, and we had a blast “glamping” with these incredible people, celebrating the issue release! Jen Rios Weddings was the mastermind behind this outdoorsy casual event, leaving no detail to chance, not even the dress code! Guests, arriving in plaid, fur vests and boots, were treated to a fun morning at Mopac Event Center, and the day kicked off with passed appetizers and cocktails of spiked cocoa or hot cider by the open fire on the outdoor veranda. Vintage Sparkle Rentals set the scene with a super cute lounge space for guests to cuddle on couches under fur blankets on this chilly day! The guests were invited to find a place setting inside to get out of the cold at beautifully adorned tables provided by Top Tier Event Rentals. Something Pretty Floral knocked each floral arrangement out of the park, and The Ashton Depot Catering wowed us with their synchronized catering service of even more amazing fare! Loft 22 Cakes ran with the outdoorsy theme and created the cutest build your own s’mores bar! DJ Jason Esquire dropped amazing vibes to brunch by, and Cleggraphy Designs always puts the best finishing touches on our day of signage! (From flamingos to pine trees, she truly can do it all!) Trisha Kay Photography provided her brand new photo booth, Bokeh Booth & Co., for guests to be silly and candid. Beauty by Yari was responsible for helping our Brides of North Texas team members look even more gorgeous than they already are with fab hair and makeup styling! Huge thank you to Allen Tsai Photography for capturing the entire morning so perfectly for us! Cheers to the Spring/Summer 2017 issue!

Enter the 2017 Looks of Love Contest NOW!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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There are only a few days left to enter the Brides of North Texas 7th Annual Looks of Love contest! We’ve been pouring over so many adorable submissions from DFW couples already and can’t wait to announce our winner! To enter, follow this link and upload a few of your favorite pictures or engagement photos and briefly tell us your love story (just a short paragraph will do!). The deadline to enter is this Friday, February 3. We’ll be sharing some of our favorites for voting starting Monday, February 6, leading up to the big announcement on Valentine’s Day! The Looks of Love entry with the most likes will win a romantic dinner date for two to the restaurant of their choice on us and an overnight stay at The Westin Galleria! Also, if you have any friends in Oklahoma or Austin areas, be sure to tell them about our Looks of Love Contest for Brides of Oklahoma and Looks of Love Contest for Brides of Austin ongoing now as well! Good luck!

Nicole and Rich- Anna Smith Photography, Alex and Ben- Dyan Kethley Photography, Neeti and William- Stephanie Brazzle Photography, Kimberly and Rocky- Allen Tsai Photography, Jacinda and Ben- Kortney Boyett Photography, Audrey and Mark- Jeff Brummett Visuals, Maggie and Adam- Kristen Dee Photography.

2017 Looks of Love Contest Sponsored by The Westin Galleria Dallas

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are excited to kick off our seventh annual “Looks of Love” contest sponsored by The Westin Galleria DallasThere is nothing sweeter than reading a love story and seeing incredible photographs that perfectly capture the love a couple has for one another. We absolutely adored our 2016 winners, Libby and Jordan, captured by Britt Jones Photography and can’t wait to see more sweet pictures and stories from Texas couples! We’ll be accepting “Looks of Love” submissions over the next two weeks (deadline to submit is Friday, February 3) and will announce our winner on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14! The lucky winning couple will be treated to a romantic dinner date at the restaurant of their choice AND a romantic overnight stay at The Westin Galleria Dallas on a mutually agreed upon date! Click here to enter the Looks of Love contest – simply upload a few of your favorite pictures or engagement photos and briefly tell us your love story. We’ll be sharing our favorite submissions with our followers starting Monday, February 6, to help us decide the winner. Good Luck!

North Texas Wedding Cake and Catering Trends of 2016

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Today we’re looking back at our favorite wedding cake and catering trends of 2016, and we have to say this year has been packed full of delicious cakes and mouth watering bites! Enjoy perusing these tasty treat trends, and if you’re not hungry now, you will be soon! 

Edible Details

We’ve seen so many yummy sugar flowers and edible details on cakes, they almost look too good to eat! Many of these sweet adornments were seen in the pages of the 2016 issues, and it is a trend everyone is using!

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Creme de la Creme Cake Company | Andrea Elizabeth Photography

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HoneyLove Cakery | Tracy Autem Photography

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Delicious Cakes | Donnie Brown Weddings | Edmonson Weddings

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Celebrity Bakery | Andrea Elizabeth Photography

Macarons

These adorable treats are the perfect accent to any dessert display! Nothing says romance quite like these French-inspired bites. Whether they’re on cakes or served alone, we can’t get enough!

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Savor Patisserie | Andrea Elizabeth Photography

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Sugar Bee Sweets | Jillian Zamora Photography

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Savor Patisserie | The Tarnos

Mini Bites

There is just something about bite-sized versions of delicious food that we’re head over heels for! You can’t go wrong with these miniature snacks, and they’re sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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City Club Fort Worth | Joseph Mark Photography

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Gil’s Elegant CateringJessica Quadra Photography

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Hotel Crescent Court | Jess Barfield Photography

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Lil Bits Mini Donuts | Joseph Mark Photography

Hand-Painted Cakes

Our cake artists are truly nothing short of spectacular, and these hand-painted wedding cakes speak for themselves! Customizable to any color palette, these soft, romantic cakes are perfect for the bride looking to make a statement.

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HoneyLove Cakery | Kylie Crump Photography

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Frosted Pink Cake Company | Chanticleer Wedding ArtCristina Wisner Photography

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Tart Bakery | Andrea Elizabeth Photography