Yay! You’re a Bridesmaid! Now What? Part Two

How to Be the Best BridesmaidYou’ve already been given the title of bridesmaid. You may even have purchased your hopefully lovely dress. Now come all the other wedding-related tasks you’ll be assigned as one of the bride’s closet friends, confidantes, and go-to girls on wedding day. If you want to be the best bridesmaid you can, it’s important to keep a few things in mind, lest you accidently overstep or shirk some of the traditional bridesmaids’ duties. Here is what most brides hope their friends know, when it comes to serving as a bridesmaid. (more…)

You’re a Bridesmaid! Now What? Part One

Be an Awesome BridesmaidHas your friend recently become engaged, and already bestowed on you the honor of being one of her bridesmaids? If so, you are probably excited and honored to stand by the bride’s side when her big day comes, but you might also be feeling a bit nervous, especially if you have never been in a bridal party before. Luckily, your job is relatively easy. Here are just a few key things to keep in mind, as you start fielding wedding planning questions and preparing for your own part in such a special day! (more…)

Don’t Miss the Summer Bridal Sale and Fair at Texas Old Town

Upcoming Bridal Garage Sale Are you looking for a great excuse for a girls’ day out, this summer? Have you recently become engaged, or started planning your upcoming wedding? Are you currently experiencing sticker shock at the cost of wedding gowns, table decorations, and other essentials for your big day? (Or, are you tired of seeing your once-used wedding items collecting dust in your garage or attic?) Have you been shopping for an Austin-area wedding venue, and fallen in love with our rustic venue online, but want to see it in-person before choosing it for your wedding celebration? If you answered “yes!” to any of the above, you wont’ want to miss our upcoming summer events, including our Bridal Fair, July 31, 2016 and our Bridal Garage Sale on August 28, 2016! (more…)

Essentials for a Southern, Summer Wedding: Part Two

Cool Down at Your Summer Wedding
Sure, it’s going to get hot out there. The south is notorious for providing sweltering heat all summer long. But that doesn’t mean it is impossible to host a gorgeous, stylish, and relatively sweat-free wedding ceremony in June, July or even August. Like any outdoor wedding, a summer wedding just requires some special planning to help keep your guests cool and comfortable throughout your celebration. (more…)

Essentials for a Southern, Summer Wedding: Part One

Essentials for a Southern, Summer Wedding: Part OneDo you consider yourself a summer girl? Have you always loved spending summer breaks exploring the great outdoors, lounging beach side or hitting the open road? If so, you may have your heart set on a summer wedding, either in your hometown or at one of your favorite travel destinations, like Austin, Texas, for example. Yet you might be concerned about the extreme heat that often comes with the summer months. The good news is that it is possible to host a lovely wedding that celebrates the unique beauty of summer, while still keeping your guests comfortable, even in the smoldering south. It just takes a little extra preparation for the inevitable heat that comes with hosting a summer wedding. (more…)

How Much Is Enough? Planning Your Wedding Budget: Part Two

Wedding Checklist - Planning Your Dream WEddingOnce you, your fiancé and your families have established a total budget, it is time to start breaking down how that money will best be spent. There are many helpful resources online, with suggestions what percentage of your wedding budget should go towards your reception, your flowers, etc. However you choose to allocate your funds, in general it is best to look at your largest expenses first, and to begin booking the vendors that will have the biggest impact on your big day. Then it becomes much easier to determine how much you can afford to spend on other smaller details. (more…)

How Much Is Enough? Planning Your Wedding Budget: Part One

Wedding Budget TipsYou’ve got the ring on your left hand, and more importantly your dream guy by your side. Now it’s time to let the wedding planning fun begin! First things first, you will need to establish a wedding budget. And while this may sound like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be stressful or scary. It is important, however, that you be practical when setting a budget. That way you can plan a wedding day you will treasure, without breaking the bank! (more…)