April 26, 2023

5 Mistakes Couples Make When Planning Their Wedding in Austin

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Sydney Meyer

In Ink designs + plans intimate weddings for Austin and San Antonio couples who believe their day should be an illustration of their EPIC love story. A dash of whimsical edge, a spritz of unconventional sparkle, and a party that beams with your personality!

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The Austin wedding industry is filled with many vendors; from elaborate dance floors to custom ice cubes, you’re covered! However, with so many fabulous moments couples can plan for, we frequently see the same mistakes couples make while planning their Austin Wedding. Here are 5 to avoid.

Mistake 1: Not Having Fans or Pre-Ceremony Drinks on a Hot Austin Wedding Day

Remember, friends, Austin gets plenty warm through late spring to early fall. Being conscious of your guests on those hot days, especially if your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception is outside! Check out our Ultimate Wedding Day Packing List to ensure all your other staples are also covered.

Mistake 2: Not Checking the Austin Event Calendar 

Austin is known to have some fantastic events (i.e., SXSW, Austin City Limits) that draw hundreds of thousands of people into the city throughout the country. As a result, hotels, restaurants, and flights tend to be fully booked with steep price increases during the event dates. All these things make it more difficult for your wedding guest to enjoy your wedding weekend! 

Mistake 3: Hiring Family and Friends as Vendors

Family and friends always want to help in any way they can; however, when it comes to your wedding day, this is a time for them to relax and celebrate without any stress. Hiring a professional vendor for every aspect of your Austin wedding will eliminate pressure on yourself on your wedding day but will also guarantee a smooth and flawless wedding day!

Mistake 4: Getting a Food Truck for Reception Food

Anyone that has been to or lives in Austin knows that food trucks are a staple to the Austin community! However, When it comes to your Austin wedding, having a food truck for your reception dinner isn’t ideal! This leads to long lines and guests waiting longer for dinner than they would like. If you love the food truck scene, think about having this as a late-night snack option for your guests!

Mistake 5: No Plan for who is Taking Home Personal Decor at the End of the Night

You just completed your grand exit, and you are on your way to your wedding after-party, but who is taking care of all your decor and items you brought in? Having a designated person or plan for all your things will make clean-up go faster and easier!

Wedding planning is such a fun event, but try to avoid these mistakes couples make when planning an Austin wedding.

Time to check out all the wonderful and unique vendors the Austin wedding market has to offer! Need recommendations? Schedule a call with In Ink Weddings today!

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