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Dallas-based wedding planner Kristin Mullen, of Events by Kristin, gave us the lowdown on what she’s seeing in Texas wedding trends. And while she has had her hand in planning soirees all across the country, she agrees that everything is naturally bigger in Texas. Weddings included.

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FORGOING TRADITION

You know all the rules you thought you knew about weddings? Throw them out the window. It’s time to pick and choose what you want to include. For example, many couples are ditching the bouquet and garter toss.

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Outdoor Elements

A crop of really beautiful venues have popped up, making outdoor weddings (or at least outdoor elements as part of the ceremony or reception) very popular. Extravagant arched floral altars are everything right now.

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More Color

For a few years, you could almost guess the color scheme of any Texas wedding, and chances are it included blush, champagne and gold. While the classic white dress for the bride will never go out of style, couples are incorporating vibrant colors into their wedding palettes with bridesmaid dresses, flowers and ceremony decor.

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Food and Beverage Upgrades

In a state where food rules, couples are making sure their guests get a true taste of Texas. Whether it's sourcing local beers or offering a signature craft cocktail, the couple wants you to clink glasses with a beverage that reflects them. Late-night snacks are definitely gaining popularity as well, with on-site food trucks handing out tacos, burgers, candy bars or even chicken and waffles.

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Bespoke Dresses and Suits

More and more couples are ditching off-the-rack options for their big day and seeking custom clothiers to get a one-of-a-kind look. Brides are starting from scratch with Dallas gown designers like Nardos Imam or Binzario Couture. Men enlist the help of suit shops like Alton Lane or Hadleigh's for custom suiting. Oh, and those dreadful boutonnieres? They are being replaced with a more flattering fashion staple: the pocket square. 

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