(Closed) HELP Relocating to Laredo, TX

posted 5 years ago in Austin and San Antonio
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m a central Texas girl, so not SUPER helpful, but a thing that will help you a lot in that area, learn conversational Spanish. It will be hugely different culture from Boston, but you may have a lot of quinces that are as big as weddings which is a plus for an event planner! 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

It will be a heavy Spanish speaking area for sure, MOST of Texas is, the border even more so. People do have planners, maybe not on the scale you are used to because minus a few Southern aristocrats and Dell-ionares, there isn’t the kind of money in those areas there are more in the East coast. Bi-lingual will help, like I said, sweet 15 or quinceneras are a HUGE deal in Hispanic populations around Texas and they can and do outshine many people’s weddings so that might be something you start looking into. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve lived in TX border towns for about 4 years – do a lot of people speak Spanish? Yes.  Is that the default when I walk into a restaurant or mall? Also yes.  But do most people also speak English if you ask? Very much so.  It’s a small culture shock, but not as drastic as you might think.  (But, I will add, I never cross into Mexico.  I stay on the US side only)

I don’t know much about the event planning business in Laredo, but like pp said, I’m guessing the quincenera business would be big.  Have you seen LaredoBrides365.com?  It’s promoted by the Laredo news quite a bit, and may be a resource to meet with other professionals.

Laredo in particular has a Laredo Newcomers Group on Facebook, I think.  Don’t know if it would be any sort of Event Planning help, but would probably be good to get to know people.

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