Practical Tips for Managing Stress, for the DIY Bride: Part Two

Practical Tips for Managing Stress, for the DIY Bride: Part Two

Chalkboard signs make a great addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions. Plus, they’re a simple DIY! Just look at Chelsea and Woody’s cute addition to their TOT wedding decor. Photo by: Tony Elena Smith

Wondering how on earth you are going to achieve the DIY wedding of your dreams, without making it to the altar covered in spraypaint or simply stressed out? DIY projects are not for everyone, but for those with artistic ambitions, they can be a meaningful addition to a wedding. In order to pull off a DIY wedding, though, it’s important to have realistic expectations, and to be willing to ask for help! Because no matter how crafty and skilled you are, you will still need it if you want to actually enjoy your wedding day, instead of worrying about last minute details. (more…)

Practical Tips for Managing Stress, for the DIY Bride: Part One

Practical Tips for Managing Stress, for the DIY Bride: Part One

DIY touches, like the charming cork Bar sign at Ara and Nick’s TOT wedding, can bring unique interest to your wedding reception!

Are you a bride with a passion for DIY projects? If so, your mind – and Pinterest boards – may already be filled with loads of ideas for everything from hand addressed invitations to painted wooden signs to direct guests to your wedding reception. But, in the back of your mind are you also a bit worried about how you’ll actually accomplish all these DIY tasks before your wedding day rolls around? If so, the good news is that it is totally possible to pull of the DIY wedding of your dreams. You just need to stick to a timeline to make it happen! (more…)

What Is a Bridesmaid Supposed to Do?

What Is a Bridesmaid Supposed to Do? You know who you want to stand beside you on your big day – your best friends. But are you a bit confused about what exactly a bridesmaid is supposed to do? If so, you’re not alone. Many brides, especially those that are the first of their friends to get married, have questions about what a bridesmaids’ duties should really entail. Well, we are here to help, with a few guidelines for how bridesmaids can help and celebrate you, leading up to your wedding! (more…)

How to Look Your Absolute Best On Your Wedding Day

How to Look Your Absolute Best On Your Wedding Day

Are you worried about being completely stressed out when your wedding day rolls around? Don’t be. Just make sure you take time to care for yourself, leading up to your big day, so you can look and feel your best!

Are you wondering what you can do to make sure you look your absolute best on your wedding day? Every bride wants to feel beautiful, but not all take the steps necessary to go into their wedding ceremony glowing, instead of stressed out or flustered. Fortunately, today we’re here to share a few of our best tips for taking care of yourself leading up to and on your big day, so that you can both feel and look your best when you walk down the aisle, and as you dance the night away! (more…)

Celebrate Mom with The Most Precious Gift of All, Time!

Celebrate Mom with The Most Precious Gift of All, Time!She’s been your biggest cheerleader and most faithful supporter since the day you were born. She obviously deserves the best on Mother’s Day and the whole year through. But what’s a girl to give such an important person, once she’s graduated out of homemade macaroni necklaces and crayon-colored cards? Well here’s a hint; we think the one thing your mom really wants is time together. So this Mother’s Day, make her dreams come true, with the gift of more time with you! (more…)

Bridesmaids Gifts They Are Sure to Cherish: Part Two

Bridesmaids Gifts They Are Sure to Cherish: Part Two

Can you even imagine your big day without your bestie by your side? Of course not! So honor them with thoughtful gifts they’ll love now, and later! Photo by: Nicole Chatham Photography

Whatever you decide to give your bridesmaids, as a sign of thanks on your wedding day, there are a few simple ways you can help make the gifts seem extra special. Little things like including sentimental favorites, or taking time to expertly wrap each gift, can really be meaningful. Just make sure you tackle these projects before your wedding week begins, so you’re not stressed with last minute prep work, much less asking your bridesmaids to help wrap each other’s gifts! (more…)

Bridesmaids Gifts They Are Sure to Cherish: Part One

Bridesmaids Gifts They Are Sure to Cherish: Part One

Your bridesmaids will love getting cute bath robes as gifts, and you’re sure to love the resulting photos, like Kellie and her girls getting ready, here at Texas Old Town.
Photo by Tony Elena Smith Photo

Of course your best friends have agreed to stand by your side on one of the biggest days of your life, and they’re happy to do so. It’s an honor to serve as a bridesmaid, especially if you, as the bride, are taking their unique styles into consideration when choosing their bridesmaids dresses. Still, are you having a hard time deciding what to give these incredible girls as a small gesture of your appreciation? Well, we’re here to share some of our favorite sentimental, and simply fun, bridesmaids gifts! (more…)