Deciding On The Layout Of Your Reception Space

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When you think about the look of your wedding reception, you will need to consider more than just your theme and the decorations. These are obviously important considerations, but you also need to determine the layout of the space available to you. Texas Old Town can help you find ample room for the celebration you want to enjoy. We actually have multiple venue options for you to choose from, so you can select the one that has the right feel and the right square footage! We also provide amenities in these spaces that your vendors can take advantage of to better serve everyone in attendance. (more…)

Serving Up Dessert During Your Wedding Reception

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While couples have a range of vendors, meal plans, and even serving options to choose from for their wedding reception meal, people often assume that the classic wedding cake is the only real dessert option. While it is hard to do without the traditional tiered wedding cake, you can do more with what you serve, and how you serve it, than you realize! You can add to your dessert table by providing a groom’s cake, or by offering an array of smaller desserts for guests to sample. In addition to changing up your dessert offerings, you can put your own spin on the cake cutting by making the moment playful and silly, or going for a more traditional and refined experience. (more…)

We Chose Our Wedding Theme – What Do We Do Next?

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When you settle on the right theme for your wedding, you will have a guiding principle for the look of your ceremony and your reception. You also have a firm sense of how formal you want your gathering to be, and how you, your partner, and your wedding party should dress. In other words, choosing your theme will help make many subsequent choices easier for you! Of course, this is hardly the last choice you can make. You will need to decide what colors truly fit your plans for the day, and make sure the different decorative touches and evening plans you choose are consistent. One thing to remember is that you need to give guests some idea of what to expect from your theme, as this helps them determine what they should wear at your gathering. (more…)

What Responsibilities Should You Give Your Bridesmaids?

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Bridesmaids are typically the people who are closest to the bride. The group can be a mix of close friends and family members who may or may not already be close to each other, too. While it can be easy for you to name your bridesmaids, it may be hard for you to know exactly what roles you can ask them to play in your wedding. How much help can you reasonably ask for, and what kind of responsibilities should you take care of for them? Generally speaking, bridesmaids are expected to help with and attend pre-wedding events, and they can sometimes be asked to take care of tasks on the wedding day. If you have additional needs, you can talk with your bridesmaids to see what they can or cannot do to help you. (more…)

3 Things To Do If You Want To Keep Your Dance Floor Packed

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While no one event or moment makes a wedding reception memorable, a lively dance floor can be important if you want people to have fun at your gathering. Even couples who want to keep their celebration formal can have a hard time overlooking the benefits of a busy dance floor. With that said, you may be unsure of what it typically takes to make sure people flock to the floor and show off their moves during the night. Several elements should be in place if you want to keep everyone on their feet and moving. One thing you should do is make sure you have plenty of space for your revelers. Because Texas Old Town has multiple venue options, you can select one that is ready to accommodate everyone you invite and still give everyone the space they need to dance! (more…)

Tips For Staying Organized As You Plan Your Wedding

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No matter how longer your engagement period is, or how elaborate your wedding plans are, you should have a clear plan for staying organized as you prepare for your event. With the right tools, and the right strategy, you can have an easier time keeping up with the different responsibilities involved in wedding planning. For some couples, it may make sense to rely on an event planner to assist with this, as they can offer their expertise and labor to make the overall process easier. One thing Texas Old Town does to make planning easier is provide access to our All-Inclusive Wedding Package! With this package, you simply dictate what you want from your event to us so that we can talk with vendors and make all of the arrangements for your event. (more…)

How Long Should Our Engagement Period Be?

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Are you someone who prefers more time to plan events, or are you someone who wants to celebrate as soon as possible? Determining the right length for your engagement period can be unexpectedly tough. While many people choose to wed roughly a year after becoming engaged, others will find that a different length of time better suits them. For those who want to host a smaller, more relaxed wedding event, a short engagement period can be all that is needed. For those who have elaborate plans, or worry they will not have time to arrange everything they want, a longer engagement is certainly acceptable. Making plans with your venue will help you find the right length for your engagement, as you can learn about the planning support available to you and secure a date that works best for your celebration. (more…)

3 Things To Think About When Planning An Outdoor Wedding

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By choosing to host your wedding outdoors, you gain access to lush, natural surroundings for your vow exchange. Texas Old Town offers four different venue options that provide stunning views of our Texas Hill Country landscape. With the right approach to planning, you can give guests an incredible experience at your outdoor event. With that said, make sure your plans for your special day take your setting into account. With the right mindset, you can create the event of your dreams while making guests comfortable and making the most of your natural surroundings. While your choice does not require drastic changes, these minor accommodations can make a big difference in the experience you and your guests have! (more…)

Where Should We Seat The Wedding Party For Our Reception?

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Creating a seating chart can take time, and may lead to some frustration. For a larger wedding in particular, it is difficult to place everyone in a way that would appear to make everyone happy. That being said, your chart will help you start your reception on time, and it makes the distribution of plated meals easier for your catering service. As you work out your chart, the placement of some guests at your wedding reception can be trickier than others. One issue couples often encounter is that of placing their wedding party members. Should you keep everyone together, or split them up? If they are kept together, should you and your partner join them? These answers can depend on your wedding size, and on the number of people in your bridal and groom’s party. (more…)

3 Decorative Choices That Benefit Your Wedding Reception

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When you start thinking of ways to decorate the space where you plan to host your wedding reception, remember that small touches can have a big impact on your overall look. By thinking about more than just how you should showcase your wedding colors, and what kind of centerpieces to include, you can work in features that help distinguish your event from other weddings that guests have attended. Texas Old Town makes it easier for couples to create a stunning space by giving them early venue access so they can decorate, and by providing a Preferred Vendors List you can use to find talented people to help execute your decorative vision!