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Dallasites in Love: Insider Tips for Planning Your Perfect Texas Wedding

Dallasites in Love

by Jane Richardson

For couples ready to tie the knot Texas-style, planning your Lone Star State wedding can imbue the big day with signature Southwest flare. From music and food to decorations and dress code, incorporate subtle Texas weddings touches that reflect your unique relationship. Here are five tips for a true blue Texas wedding.


Play country or Texas music during the ceremony and reception for an authentic Texas touch. Have a live band open with classic Texas tunes or hire a DJ to spin honky-tonk songs your guests can two-step to all night long. Consider walking down the aisle to a Texas-inspired ballad.


Cater to traditional Texas preferences with southwest-inspired cuisine. Barbecue reigns supreme in Texas cuisine so include brisket, sausage, corn bread and smoked ribs on the menu. Add Tex-Mex tacos, enchiladas and fajitas for additional Texas flair. Pair with signature Texas side dishes like charro beans, crispy fried okra and creamy mac and cheese. Serve Shiner Bock, Lone Star or Dr. Pepper for drinks.


Decorate with Texas-made and inspired decor. Fill centerpieces with bluebonnets and other native wildflowers. Use burlap and Mason jars in lieu of traditional glassware. Display floating candles in Mason jars down the aisle. Display a Texas state map and string Lone Star flag bunting.

Dress Code

Encourage an informal Texas-style dress code by specifying “Tex-casual attire.” This gives guests liberty to wear denim, boots and hats instead of black tie. The bride and groom can reflect the dress code by choosing less formal wedding attire.


Incorporate lawn games like horseshoes, washers and cornhole to keep the reception fun and casual. Line dance lessons before the first dance can teach guests Texas two-step moves. Ask guests to share favorite Texas memories or stories during toasts for a more personal touch.

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In summary, incorporate subtle Texas touches into your big day to transform tradition into a truly Texan celebration of love. Music, food, decor, dress code and wedding day activities offer opportunities to infuse your Texas wedding with Lone Star style. With a bit of Texas flair and a focus on the love you share, you’ll create an unforgettable wedding celebration bathed in Texas twang.

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