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María

y Alex  

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guanajuato, mx // september 24th 

 
 
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Antigua Hacienda
Dolores
de Barrera

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Basílica de Guanajauto

CEREMONY

RECEPTION

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Travel
& Tips

Please wear Formal Attire to the event

 
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Our Story

Alex and Maria first met while they were both students at the University of Texas at Austin. In her freshman year, María joined the music events planning organization Headliners, and Alex was the head of the org. That spring, a group of friends decided to plan a trip to see the Killers, one of María and Alex’s favorite bands, in Dallas. They got to know each other a bit more and bonded quickly over their love of Blue Bell and music on that trip, mostly because María rode shotgun in Alex’s car and was therefore responsible for keeping him awake during the late night drive back to Austin.

Shortly after, they officially began dating. Their relationship would go on to be marked by countless concerts and music festivals, cross-country trips during their time as a long-distance couple, and shared laughs over stupid videos on the internet. 

 

María and Alex are looking forward to celebrating alongside family and friends as they finally stop procrastinating their wedding and formalize a commitment they knew they’d make less than 2 weeks into their relationship.

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2013

María and Alex meet while planning concerts on the UT campus through Headliners.

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2014

María and Alex officially start dating shortly after going to a Killers concert in Dallas with friends.

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2015

Alex graduates from UT and moves to San Diego, marking the beginning of their long-distance relationship.

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FAQs

Q: What is Formal / Black-Tie Optional Attire? 

A: We ask guests to please wear formal attire, but not black-tie. For women, this means floor-length or midi-length dresses or a fancy pantsuit. For men, this means a suit with a structured jacket and tie. Please avoid anything that feels a little too laid back and instead opt for something tailored and elevated.

Q: What’s the dress code for the ceremony? 

A: The formal dress code also applies to the Catholic ceremony. As this will take place inside the church, we ask that you dress modestly and bring a shawl or sweater if you plan to have your shoulders exposed.

Q: Who is in the wedding party?

A: In lieu of a wedding party inclusive of groomsmen and bridesmaids, we are asking people who have played a significant role in our relationship to be an integral part of our ceremony as Padrinos de Velacion, Padrinos de Lazo, Padrinos de Anillos, Padrinos de Arras, and Madrina de Ramo.

Q: Are there any pre or post-wedding events we should account for in our trip planning process?

A: We will be hosting a small welcome celebration for select guests on Thursday (9/22) afternoon, followed by a traditional callejoneada. We will notify guests in advance if they are welcome to join these celebrations and this event will be reflected in their RSVP.

Q: Why can’t I receive the discounted rate when I book one of the preferred hotels online?

A: Per all of the hotels’ booking policy, to receive the discounted rate at the preferred hotels you must book via phone. All hotels should be able to complete bookings in both English and Spanish.

 

Q: When should I book my flights?

A: It is typically recommended that you book international flights 4-6 months in advance.

Q: Are my kids invited?

A:  We are keeping the wedding an adults-only celebration with very few exceptions for select family. If your kids are welcome to join the celebrations, their names will be included in your invitation / RSVP.

Q: Do I need to speak fluent Spanish in order to go to Guanajuato?

A: Although you do not need to speak fluent Spanish and some people you interact with may know basic English, we encourage you to learn some common Spanish phrases before your trip. Some of these phrases can be found HERE. 

Q: What time will the wedding start?

A: The ceremony will begin 2:30pm local time at the Basílica. Guests will then travel to the reception at Antigua as soon as the ceremony ends.

Q: What time will the wedding end?

A: Please plan to be at the wedding the entire afternoon / evening.

Q: Why are you getting married outside the United States?

A: María is from Guanajuato, and we’ve always wanted to have a traditional Mexican wedding that incorporates the vibrant culture and traditions while offering our American family and friends a new experience.

Q: What should I pack? What's the weather like in Guanajuato?

A: Guanajuato is situated in a valley, so it can get windy and a bit chilly at night. Make sure to pack a light sweater or shawl for the reception as it will be outdoors. Average temperatures in September average around a comfortable 71°F in the daytime and 51°F at night. Please note air conditioning is not a guaranteed amenity at all hotels/ rentals, as it is rarely needed.

Q: Who should I contact if I have questions?

A: You can e-mail us directly at maria.alex.boda@gmail.com or send us a text/WhatsApp message if you have our cell phone numbers.

Q: Is Maria taking Alex's last name? Is Alex taking hers?

A: Neither. We like our names as they are. 

Q: Can I wear white to the wedding?

A: Only if you want to get very judgmental looks and comments from guests.

Q: Can I give a toast?

A: No❤️

Q: Do you have a wedding hashtag?

A: No❤️

Q: What's love got to do with it?

A: What's love but a second-hand emotion?

 

See Y'all There!