• 7 ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for every Baylor wedding

    Baylor wedding

    Whether you’ve just gotten engaged, have a friend who is planning his or her wedding, or are just dreaming of your big day, there are certain things to keep in mind if you or your future spouse is a Baylor Bear. Here are seven dos and don’ts for Baylor couples:

    1. DO take engagement or wedding photos on campus. The possibilities for gorgeous, professional photos of you and your new spouse are endless. The Baylor swings are famous for their romantic feel — but what about the low-hanging trees on the Vara Martin Daniel Plaza? Or Burleson Quadrangle and the hallways of Old Main, or the nearby Founders Mall? And last but certainly not least, you can schedule a photo shoot in the gorgeous Armstrong Browning Library even if you don’t have your ceremony there.

    2. DON’T pick a date that conflicts with big Baylor events. Final exams and commencement are at the end of the spring, so be sure no one in the wedding party has to attend a ceremony. The same goes for dates during August and December, in case some are still finishing classes during your wedding weekend. And if you’re eyeing a date in the fall, definitely don’t make Baylor fans choose between your big day and an important Baylor football game.

    3. DO choose a location on the Baylor campus. Many brides and grooms choose to have their ceremony and/or reception on the Baylor campus, and who could blame them? The most popular location is Armstrong Browning Library (most recently ranked No. 24 among the most amazing college campus libraries in America). But don’t forget Truett Seminary’s Great Hall and Paul Powell Chapel, Memorial Chapel and Miller Chapel in Tidwell Bible Building, McCall Chapel in the Stacy Riddle Forum, Robbins Chapel in Brooks, and Barfield Drawing Room in the SUB. Figure out the nitty-gritty details of your wedding location here.

    4. DON’T wait too long to book your Baylor location. Weddings on campus are typically booked at least nine months in advance. Find out how far in advance your desired location can be booked, and set a reminder to make the booking the first day it’s available for your date, if at all possible.

    5. DO incorporate as much Baylor flair as your spouse-to-be will agree upon. If you can’t go all-out green and gold for your wedding colors, try something more subtle like a Baylor seal groom’s cake, green and gold heels and socks, or a Baylor garter — even Dr Pepper floats for your reception guests.

    6. DON’T wear purple, orange, or maroon. This one should be self-explanatory.

    7. DO give at least one sic ’em during the reception. Bonus points for getting all your guests to join in.

    Sic ’em, Baylor couples!

    [Looking for more ideas? Check out the Baylor Weddings board on the university’s official Pinterest account.]

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