We finally decided to create an article about frequently asked wedding questions that we have seen or even been asked, lately! So in central Texas, it’s wedding season (fall), and obviously, this year is quite different.
This wedding season is by far the slowest wedding we’ve ever seen. COVID has certainly impacted the wedding and event industry. Many businesses have closed, unfortunately. We’re still hanging in there, but it certainly has impacted us, as well.
Frequently Asked Wedding Questions
On a positive note, we’re seeing an uptick in traffic and customer inquiries, again! So let’s get to the frequently asked wedding questions, now. Here are the FAQs and answers, too.
1. Are wedding venues open?
So this first question is certainly understandable, due to COVID. I believe in the US, all wedding venues are open. The capacity limit may vary, depending on your city, state, or county. For Austin, we are currently at 75% capacity limits for indoor events, as of October 1, 2020. Outdoor events are simply encouraged to continue social distancing, masks, hand washing, etc.
2. When is wedding season?
Wedding season varies, depending upon where you are. For the Austin and central Texas area, wedding season is generally the fall. The weather is cooler and perfect for outdoor and indoor events. September – late November is generally considered wedding season. Spring is also a good time and a busy time as well, for the Austin area.
3. Where are wedding vows exchanged?
Wedding vows can be exchanged anywhere you’d like! You can get married at your wedding venue (usually outdoors), at a church, at the courthouse, or even at a local park! You simply need someone who is ordained, to marry you. There are no special requirements to be ordained in Texas. Anyone can become ordained. Check out our how to perform weddings article, to learn how you can easily become ordained in 1 day.
4. Which wedding website is best to use?
There are many wedding websites to use for your wedding day. There is Zola, The Knot, Wedding Wire, and many more. These sites offer plenty of planning tools, vendor listings, and hundreds of articles to help you plan your big day!
5. Can wedding dresses be let out?
Yes, a wedding dress can be let out. Most dresses are different, but they can often be let out between 1-3 inches. A great tailor can also add material to your dress that will also look great!
6. Will weddings happen in 2021?
Yes, weddings will happen in 2021. They may not be at 100% capacity as we’d like them to be, though. At this point, it’s hard to tell, since we don’t know what the late fall and early winter flu season impact will have, when combined with the Coronavirus. Either way, yes, weddings will happen unless a complete shutdown is ordered.
7. Why do wedding rings go on the left hand?
In the ancient Roman times, they believed the vein in the 4th finger “the ring finger,” ran directly to the heart. They called this vein “vena amoris,” or vein of love. Due to this, people wore their wedding rings on this finger, and still do!
Some LGBTQ+ couples wear their wedding rings on the right hand, but we’ve seen most wedding ceremonies performed using the left hand to place the wedding ring on.
We hope we were able to answer these frequently asked wedding questions clearly and easily. If you have any more questions, shoot us an email and we’ll be happy to help! Be sure to check out our other articles to learn about wedding DJ prices, wedding receptions songs, and more! Thanks for reading!
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