Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Kicks Off Requests for Valentines Day Weddings

Weddings in the DFW metroplex nearly come to a standstill during the winter months here in Texas.

Although, I officiate a few winter nuptials, they are rare due to the often unpredictable climate and most often held indoors.

Every year we get a kick start with bid requests in January and they all are for Valentines Day.

The reason may be the strong desire to wed on a holiday that is based on love or, to better remember your anniversary. Something I’m often guilty of forgetting myself!

The month of February is often the worst month for weather in Texas, we all know that the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo begins on January 16 through February 7. The legendary rodeo is a 23 day extravagant affair at the Will Rogers Memorial Center and offers a unique atmosphere rich in tradition and history. Every year, Texans anticipate “bad weather” during the stock show season and more often than not, we have a cold front or, ice.

I’ve officiated a few weddings that were initially planned outdoors and at the last minute, moved to River Ranch in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards where the West began with cowboys and cattle drives during stock show season. Steeped in history, River Ranch has been transformed to host stylish western events in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. River Ranch can accommodate anywhere from 30-1,000 guests and do it in stylish Fort Worth Fashion!

Numerous other indoor venues are available from the Marty Leonard Chapel, Thistle Hill, and the famous T&P Building in the downtown area.

When planning a winter wedding in Texas, I often advise couples of the possibility of an unexpected ice storm or, cold front with freezing rain.

Horseback weddings have become very popular at the Benbrook Stables and, if you are an equestrian, what better time to wed than during Stock Show season?

As I prepare to take the tiny Texas Twins to the Will Rogers Coliseum today for some fun and the midway, I’m pleased that the weather has turned out beautifully for our planned adventure and am looking forward to another wonderful wedding season of meeting friends and marrying folks from Fort Worth, Texas.

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Need twin flower girls, ring bearers or ushers? Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney our darling Tiny Texas Twins aka The Little Pawners, work for tips and would love to be a part of your special day.

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