Create inspiration boards, share ideas with your friends and wedding vendors, get feedback from brides like you, and lots more!
Create easy and accessible "vintage" centerpieces without breaking the bank or scouring dozens of thrift stores. We put together some ideas using only items found at Ikea and simple flowers found at any local flower shop or grocery store.
For a clean, monochromatic all-white look:
Small white vases, $2 each
Large white vase, $10
Clear glass sauce dishes, $1 each
Small white frame, $3
Large white frame, $5
Lace curtains (used as tablecloth and/or table runner), $20 for 2 large curtains
The mixed glassware look:
Sea-colored glass soap dispensers, $8 for 3
Small green glass vase, $3
Clear glass cups, $2 for 60
Austin Wedding Catering
Food is such a large part of a celebration. Breaking bread with your loved ones is a sign of family and unity – and nothing could be more fitting at your wedding reception. Whether you'd prefer an elegant, sit-down dinner or something trendier, like a dessert buffet, there are a lot of Austin wedding catering companies ready to meet the challenge and provide delicious options for your reception.
Austin Wedding Catering: Whole Foods Market Culinary Center
If natural and organic food is important to you, Whole Catering Austin is a perfect choice. They have 100% organic menus, with selections like a vegan antipasti tray with chao cheese and citrus-marinated olives, maple-glazed and bacon wrapped pork loin, and strawberries with mascarpone. This is a wonderful choice for health conscious brides who want to provide a variety of options for both their vegan or vegetarian and non-vegan and non-vegetarian guests.
Austin Wedding Catering: Royal Fig Catering
At Royal Fig Catering, each menu is created seasonally so that local and organic items can be used to create the delicious dishes you'll enjoy at your reception. From appetizers and dessert menus to seasonal dining menus, there are a lot of options for every budget. Items from the menus include bourbon sweet potato tarts, thyme and parmesan stuffed mushrooms, grilled New York strip steak with bacon horseradish puree, whole roast chicken with tarragon potatoes, lemon saffron cheesecake and bananas foster bread pudding. Prices start at $5 per person for the dessert menu and around $22 per person for the dinner selections.
Tips for Choosing an Austin Wedding Catering Company
When choosing an Austin catering company, be sure they are able to serve your reception location. In addition to that, you should be sure of the complete price you're expected to pay, the deliverables you expect to receive and any other pertinent details. Make sure you get all details in writing, so you don't encounter any unexpected surprises down the road.
Whole Catering Austin
Royal Fig Catering
Jacksonville Wedding Cakes:
Jacksonville Wedding Cakes Baker No. 1:
Katie Dixon is the master baker and architect behind Kakes by Katie. Whether it's a beach-themed cake with edible seashells or tiers of yummy cupcakes, Katie's creations are sure to delight.
Jacksonville Wedding Cakes Baker No. 2:
Sheila's Cakes and Specialty Treats has more than 15 photo albums of cake styles to choose from with a dizzying array of fillings, cake flavors and fondant accents.
Jacksonville Wedding Cakes Baker No. 3:
Architect Judy Brown-Scott of Judy's Cakes has created frosted likenesses of Jacksonville Landing and the White House, so imagine what she could do with your wedding cake! Chocolate mint and red velvet are just a few of the special flavors at her disposal.
Jacksonville Wedding Cakes Baker No. 4:
Tiered cakes with ribbons and jewels are just a few of the styles available from Metro Custom Cakes, and they're happy to match your cake to your gown. For the groom, they've even made cakes that resemble X Box video game systems and iPhones!
Jacksonville Wedding Cakes Baker No. 5:
Don't count out Publix Supermarket Bakeries when it comes to scrumptious cakes. They have a variety of cake styles to choose from and their bakers have years of experience.0
Austin Wedding DJs
It's a wise choice to go with a wedding DJ who can help ensure that each part your wedding reception is announced properly and enjoyed by your guests. However, you are getting married in the live music capitol of the world – so your DJ has a lot to live up to. Luckily, there are some fabulous Austin wedding DJs ready to step up and make Texas proud!
Austin Wedding DJs: Austin's Premier DJ
When you need a professional DJ, and you want to know exactly what you're getting up front, Austin's Premier DJ is a great choice. With the Value Package, brides receive DJ service with basic sound and lights starting at $549. This includes complete customization of the music selection – and they have more than 50,000 songs. If they don't have your favorite song, they'd be glad to add it. Also, setup and breakdown is included in this price.
Austin Wedding DJs: DJs Unlimited
DJ's Unlimited has been serving the Austin, Texas area since 1987, and is experienced with wedding receptions, so they know precisely how to keep your guests involved. Whether you'll have a 'boot, scoot and boogie' type of wedding or something a little closer to a 'crank dat' celebration, these DJs have you covered. They provide suggestions for those memorable moments, like the cake cutting and father/daughter dance, but the final choice is yours. Lists are available at the reception for your guests to request songs as well.
Tips for Hiring Austin Wedding DJs
It may not seem important to meet with your DJ before the wedding, especially for DJs who can collect your music list online, but it is. You want to make sure you get all the terms in writing, including the total cost, total hours of service included in the cost, and any other agreements you've made. In addition, when all is said and done, you need to be sure you like the DJ. His or her charm will be part of what makes the night special, and if you don't 'mesh' well with his or her personality, you should probably consider another DJ.
Austin's Premier DJ
Jacksonville Wedding Favors:
Brides are getting crafty when it comes to thanking their wedding guests! From candy bars and wine-stoppers to picture frames and even luggage tags, here are a few local and online wedding resources for party favors and gifts:
Jacksonville Wedding Favors Hot Spot No. 1:
Krispy Kreme Donuts! What's more rewarding than a warm, gooey, deep-fried slice of heaven? Surprise your guests with a couple of these (two for $1.50), courtesy of one of the three stores in the Jacksonville area.
Jacksonville Wedding Favors Hot Spot No. 2:
Send your guests away with custom-designed sugar cookies or divine cupcakes from Choux Designer Cakes and Bakeries.
Jacksonville Wedding Favors Hot Spot No. 3:
Give your sports-loving guests a thrill with Jaguar or Suns-themed takeaway gifts like mugs, keychains, hats, magnets, drink koozies or other souvenirs from the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium or the Baseball Grounds.
Jacksonville Wedding Favors Hot Spot No. 4:
Don't forget Michaels craft superstore for everything from favor boxes and bags to candles, candy labels and photo coasters. A great place to get cheap coloring books or art and crafts supplies for your littlest guests.
Jacksonville Wedding Favors Hot Spot No. 5:
Online retailer Ann's Bridal Bargains stocks all the traditional favors, such as mini-bubble blowers, white disposable cameras and almond boxes, along with fun items like customized gum wrappers, drink koozies and "lovesavers" candy wrappers.0
Austin Wedding Dress
Whether you'd prefer a large and flowing dress, making you a true southern princess or a sexy, knee-length strapless to showcase that inner diva – you need the help of a fabulous Austin wedding dress boutique. Luckily, there are several that carry the top designers and some that sell discounted wedding dresses and the other accessories you'll need.
Austin Wedding Dress Hotspot: Serendipity Bridal
This is literally a one-stop shop when it comes to the wedding dress and accessories, bridesmaid attire, and even the flower girls. Serendipity carries designers like Melissa Sweet, Rivini Design, Paloma Blanca and Judd Waddell. In-house seamstresses will ensure that your dress fits like it was custom-created specifically for you, and Serendipity will transport the dress both to your portrait location and your ceremony location! Appointments are preferred so that the staff can meet with you personally and help you find that perfect dress.
Austin Wedding Dress Hotspot: Melange Bridal
Melissa Sweet, Cymbeline, Jasmine and Palazzo are just a few of the designers carried by Melange Bridal. Veils, headpieces, shoes, and bridal undergarments are also available here. Melange Bridal has been serving the Austin area for more than 20 years, and the current owners, Debbie and daughter Nicole, are highly experienced in the wedding industry. The in-house bridal consultants, Racheal and Crystal, can help you find the dress that seems to stand out among the others on the rack, whispering, “Take me, I'm yours.”
Austin Wedding Dress Hotspot: Classy Concepts Design
If you really want to save a lot of money and keeping your wedding dress isn't that important to you, consider renting an Austin wedding dress. Classy Concepts Design has wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and many other selections available to rent for a fraction of the price of purchasing. They also do alterations for great prices!
No matter which route you choose, most vendors understand how important it is to look your absolute best on your wedding day. Remember to stick to your budget and your instincts when purchasing an Austin wedding dress.
Classy Concepts Design
Wedding Dress Rentals – Classy Concepts Design
Just a short car ride from Georgia and the crowded theme parks of Orlando, picture-perfect Jacksonville mingles charming Southern touches, like paddleboats and oak trees, with downtown sophistication and miles of white, sandy beaches.
The heart of Florida's "river city" hugs the St. John's River, which is lined with scenic hotels, parks, restaurants and historic estates like the Epping Forest Yacht Club that are perfect for tying the knot. It also harbors a fleet of river cruisers, from old-time paddleboats to sleek air-conditioned yachts, that offer mobile views of the river.
Jacksonville wedding - the beach:
Beachlovers can head to the oceanside hotels of Jacksonville or Ponte Vedra Beach for a sunkissed wedding or rent a banquet room at the regal Mayport Naval Base.
At aquarium and water park Marine Land, you can even have live dolphins jump and frolic alongside your Jacksonville wedding guests!
For breathtaking centerpieces, Tammy at Parker's Events gets raves along with Bill Wilson at Wilson's Limited, just to name a few. Let Sheila's Cakes whip up something moist and scrumptious for your hungry guests or choose from a wealth of nearby bakeries!
See more Jacksonville wedding favor ideas here and Jacksonville wedding cake ideas here!0
Austin Wedding Favors
Wedding favors are so fun and they're perfect for the Austin bride who wants to show her guests a little southern hospitality and gratitude for helping her celebrate the best day of her life. Favors are available in a wide variety of styles and can easily tie into your wedding decor. There are a number of Austin wedding favors options, so choosing just one is likely to be the most difficult part.
Austin Wedding Favors: Gracious Bridal
From fall and winter favors like sparkling snowflake ornaments to summer and spring favors, such as dainty fans – Gracious Bridal has a plethora of options for wedding favors. It's easy to find favors that fit your theme as well – whether it's a beach theme, fairytale themed or something uncommon. Favors start at around $1 a person, so it's easy to choose something for everyone without eating up your entire wedding budget. Brides who like out-of-the-ordinary items will love the edible flower favors!
Austin Wedding Favors: Bridal Wedding Favors
If personalized wedding favors are the route you want to take, this is the perfect place to find them. From personalized golf balls and eco-friendly wildflower seed bags to 'Love is in Bloom' personalized flower bookmarks – there are a lot of options. Favors start at around $2 to $3 per person for customized items, and even less if you don't choose the personalization. With so many items, you're likely to spend a while going through the wonderful gift options.
DIY Austin Wedding Favors
If you're a crafty bride-to-be, you may want to create your own wedding favors. Think about your theme, head to your Austin craft store, and get started! DIY wedding favor ideas can be easily created for very little money. Your wedding theme can also help you determine the DIY favors. For an Austin cowboy wedding, purchase 'boot' or 'hat' cookie cutters and create adorable edible favors. They can be wrapped in clear plastic and tied with ribbons in your wedding colors. The options are endless.
Bridal Wedding Favors
Jacksonville Wedding Reception:
What could be more unforgettable than saying your I Do's before a riverboat captain as you and your guests cruise along Jacksonville's St. John's River? River Cruises operates two authentic paddlewheel boats, the Lady St. Johns and the Annabelle Lee, with two party decks and wedding officiant services. For those with caviar tastes, the crew of the Jacksonville Princess II will serve your prime rib and champagne on their state-of-the-art motor yacht, and top it off with a junior suite at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel.
Jacksonville Wedding Reception - on land!
If a seaside wedding makes your stomach flip-flop, Huguenot Memorial Park is one of the city's most-loved spaces and offers a sunny outdoor setting for wedding ceremonies. A few miles away, the Garden Club of Jacksonville is a soothing oasis with fountains, manicured gardens and a main ballroom that seats 350. Another coveted Jacksonville wedding reception venue is Friday Musicale, a stately colonial-style music hall that seats 250 and is especially beautiful during the Christmas holidays when the foyer is decked with firs and other decorations. Or you can party like the DuPonts and the Vanderbilts at the storied Epping Forest Yacht Club, a turn-of-the-century mansion with English gardens and a private marina.
Jacksonville Wedding Reception - on the course!
Golfing is a popular past-time in Jacksonville and a myriad of country clubs such as Deercreek, Deerwood, Hidden Hills and the Jacksonville Golf Club and Resort combine upscale banquet facilities with sweeping views of the back 18. In nearby Orange Park, the historic Winterbourne Inn provides white pillars, a scenic patio, oak trees and "Steel Magnolia"-style charm with views of the river.
If beachside views make your heart flutter, consider Jacksonville Beach's Spanish, red-roof tiled Casa Marina or the modern One Ocean Resort. The Cabana Beach Club facility at the plush Sawgrass Marriott Golf Club and Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach is another hot destination, or you can rent a banquet room at the regal Mayport Naval Base. Marine Land's "Dream Dolphin Weddings" packages allow you to pledge your vows on the banks of the dolphin habitat and then party with your guests alongside the pool as your finny friends splash, play and pose for photos in the background.0
Austin Wedding Florist
Pink Roses with velvety-soft petals, lilies fresh and dressed in white, or tropical Birds of Paradise shooting up towards the sun – whatever your favorite flower is, you can incorporate it into your wedding décor and accessories. With the help of an experienced Austin wedding florist, the possibilities are truly endless.
Austin Wedding Florist: The Enchanted Florist
Located at 1616 Lavaca, The Enchanted Florist is a family owned and operated business – dedicated to providing the Austin area with the best choices in wedding flowers and blooms for other events. Stop by the store and meet with the staff so they can become familiar with your needs, your budget and your favorite flowers. Bringing pictures or your wedding colors with you is a great way to get the florists' creative juices flowing so they can help you decide on the best centerpieces and arrangements possible.
Austin Wedding Florist: Charlotte's Fiesta Flowers
With beautiful options for bouquets, like the Very Berry bouquet featuring berries, greens and striking red roses – Charlotte's Fiesta Flowers is sure to have options you will love. If you want to custom-create something, let the friendly staff know and they'll try their best to accommodate you. Trailing roses, orchids and lilacs make up the 'Here Comes the Bride' bouquet, and each bouquet can be paired with matching centerpieces or arrangements. Charlotte's Flowers also has decorative flowers, boutonnières and extra flowers for cake decorating.
Finding an Austin Wedding Florist: Tips and Ideas
Before you begin shopping around, look through bridal magazines or websites to find bouquets and centerpieces you absolutely love. This can help you be more prepared as you choose an Austin wedding florist. Also, always be up front about how much money you plan on spending, because a great florist can help you choose gorgeous flowers within your budget.
The Enchanted Florist
Charlotte's Fiesta Flowers