4 Texas Wedding Traditions That’ll Have You Saying “I Do, Y’all!”

Bride and Bridesmaids Showing Off their Cowboy BootsWe Texans are a proud group. We’re proud of our land, proud of our industries, proud of our reputation for plain talk and independence. We’re also proud of our rich cultural history, one that blends traditions of the Deep South and Mexico with cowboy culture and African-American culture with influences from Czech and German immigrants. While you’re probably planning on incorporating some of your family’s traditions into your wedding, think about adding one of these Texas wedding traditions for a fun, authentic affair.

Country Casual with a Formal Flair

Nothing says Texas wedding like striking that perfect balance between traditional elements and relaxed cowboy attire. For brides and bridesmaids, this means flattering, feminine gowns accented by colorful, custom-embroidered boots. For grooms and groomsmen, this means pairing crisp white button-up shirts and vests with boots, cowboy hats, and even blue jeans.

Texas Eats

There’s only one rule when it comes to the menu at a traditional Texas wedding: nothing too fancy! Barbecue with all the fixings, a Tex-Mex feast, a soul food spread, or even handmade sausage and kolaches are perfect menu choices for a good old Texas wedding.

The Money Dance

This fun tradition comes straight from Mexico and is a great way for the bridal couple to spend time with one-on-one with the guests. While your band or DJ plays the designated song, guests pay for the honor of dancing with the bride or groom until another guest pays for a turn on the dance floor. Some traditions have guests pinning dollars on the bridal couple using safety pins, but a more recent Texas tradition has the Best Man collecting bills in a boot.

Outdoor Weddings

Part of what we love about Texas (and Texas Hill Country especially) is our beautiful expanses of land. Celebrating a wedding against the backdrop of oak trees and wide blue skies is one of the most authentic ways to celebrate a Texas wedding.

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