Want to Throw an Epic Engagement Party?

Want to Throw an Epic Engagement Party?Want to Throw an Epic Engagement Party?

Hosting an engagement party is a great way to celebrate with family and friends, before the busy season of wedding planning begins!

If you recently became engaged, then you may have wedding planning on your mind. But before you have a ceremony and reception, why not host an engagement party to celebrate this special season in life? Many couples spend a year or more engaged, meaning it could be months before you get to celebrate actually getting married. Engagement parties are a great time to show off your new ring, and more importantly for your friends and families to get to know one another, before the wedding day arrives. (more…)

Fun Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids to Be Your Bridesmaids

Fun Ways to Ask Your Bridesmaids to Be Your Bridesmaids

Angela knew that the girls standing behind her would be just as important as the man standing before her, on her wedding day at Texas Old Town.

You may have only recently found the man of your dreams, or agreed to spend the rest of your life with him. But chances are, you have long known who else would be standing beside you during your wedding ceremony, when you decide to say your vows. We’re talking about your best friends, of course, otherwise known as your bridesmaids! To let them know just how special they re to you, and how much it means to have them serve as your bridesmaids, why not ask them in an equally special way. Here are a few of our favorite ways to ask that ever-important question, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” (more…)

Wedding Details That Really Make a Difference

Wedding Details That Really Make a Difference

We loved how Sarah and Matthew used flowers to decorate the ceremony space of their Red Bud wedding, here at Texas Old Town.

When they begin wedding planning, many brides-to-be start to wonder what really matters most, when it comes to their wedding guests. After all, it would be easy to pour gobs of money into beautiful, even lavish wedding details, but if it’s stuff many guests won’t pay much attention to is that really where you want to make your biggest investments? While there is nothing wrong with investing your wedding fund into whatever matters most to you, including small details, if you care about creating a great impression on your guests, here are a few areas that they will actually pay attention to and remember long after you say your “I do’s.” (more…)

Want to Host an Elegant Yet Rustic Wedding?

Want to Host an Elegant Yet Rustic Wedding?

We love when our brides choose elegant gowns for their Texas Old Town weddings!

Are you interested in celebrating your country ties, but with a decidedly elegant kind of wedding reception? If so, you may be struggling to master the mix between elegant and rustic. Fortunately, here at Texas Old Town we know a thing or two about the timeless appeal of rustic décor, and how to marry that with a host of styles, including a more sophisticated, modern look. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to infuse elegance into rustic-themed wedding celebrations! (more…)

Want to Get Your Fiance Excited About Wedding Planning? Part Two

Want to Get Your Fiance Excited About Wedding Planning? Part Two

Finding the right wedding vendors doesn’t have to feel like work. In fact, it can be a lot of fun to tackle wedding planning as a couple!

We get it. Not every groom-to-be is going to be thrilled to start the wedding planning process. That could be because the term “wedding planning” brings to mind visions of Pinterest boards and discussions about beading versus embroidered details. Fortunately, there are lots of ways you can get your fiancé involved in the planning process, that will actually be fun for both of you. In addition to important decisions that you should make as a team, there are some fun activities the two of you should tackle, too! (more…)

Want to Get Your Fiance Excited About Wedding Planning? Part One

Want to Get Your Fiance Excited About Wedding Planning? Part One

Wedding planning should be a team effort, and a time for the two of you to grow even closer together.

Does the idea of actually having fun planning your wedding with your fiance’s help sound too good to be true? For many brides-to-be, the tasks involved with wedding planning are a tough sell to their future grooms. After all, not every guy (okay, few guys!) would be stoked about helping pick bridesmaids’ dresses, or floral arrangements. However, that doesn’t mean grooms don’t want to be involved in some ways. There are actually plenty of to-do’s that can be perfect for tackling, together, as a couple. Not only does that take pressure off you, pressure that can mount and cause tension when you feel like you’re planning the entire event alone, but it can also help to make sure your groom feels involved and represented in the wedding, itself. Of course, perhaps most importantly, wedding planning can be a great bonding time for you, as a couple. So why not find things you can do, as a team? (more…)

Band or DJ, What’s Right for Me?

Band or DJ, What’s Right for Me?

The right wedding band or DJ can really set the tone at your wedding reception!

Many couples are more excited about their wedding reception than any other part of their wedding planning. After all, who doesn’t love wedding cake, champagne toasts, and perhaps most importantly great tunes for dancing? With that in mind, sometimes the hardest decision brides and grooms-to-be have to make while wedding planning is whether to hire a wedding band or DJ, or even both! If you are on the fence about what tunes will best suit your wedding day dreams, here are a few helpful ways to narrow your options. (more…)