Should You Make Dress Shopping A Formal Event?

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While some brides inherit a family gown, many will need to go out in search of their ideal wedding dress. This is obviously an important step in your wedding preparations, and it is one that can be time-consuming. To make sure they select the best dress, many brides-to-be will enlist a few people to join them in their shopping. In fact, you may even consider turning the hunt for your gown into its own pre-wedding event. With that said, you can also reserve the option to make this process less about the event itself, and limit who joins you. One thing you should make sure of is to limit your entourage to people who can offer positive, constructive feedback, and avoid negative voices. (more…)

Preparing Everything Before Your Ceremony Starts

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Fitting in time to plan your wedding will obviously be important. You will have to make time to meet with vendors, to make important decisions about your decorations, what to wear, and how to arrange seating during your reception, just to name a few big responsibilities. While pre-wedding planning is vital to your event, you also need to arrange for tasks to be handled on the day itself. Because we offer couples sixteen hours of access to their venue space on their wedding day, you can have an easier time making sure all the decorations are in place, and everyone is physically ready, in time for your wedding ceremony. If you want to arrange even more support, we can discuss the benefits of our All-Inclusive Wedding Package! (more…)

Arranging Your Tour Of Our Venue Spaces

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The time you spend looking at a prospective venue is about more than just picking the right location, or going over details about its size and amenities. When you tour the venue spaces available at Texas Old Town, you can also start to think about the overall look of your wedding, and what you can do with your particular setting. Because we offer couples the opportunity to wed while surrounded by the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country, you can look forward to a celebration in a stunning, natural environment. Of course, your questions about size and support still matter. We offer venues that can accommodate larger events, and more intimate affairs. We also offer generous standard amenities, in addition to extra support with our All-Inclusive Wedding Package. (more…)

Creating A Beautiful Rustic Wedding Experience

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Our ceremony and reception venues can work wonderfully for many different wedding styles. With that said, couples are often inspired by our Texas Hill Country surroundings, and look forward to using these settings to inspire rustic wedding decorations. A rustic wedding, while typically less formal than a traditional event, can have a truly inspired look to it that wows your guests. This style also encourages DIY decorations, so you can personalize your wedding with handmade products, antiques, and other items that set your event apart from what others are used to. If you are excited by the rustic esthetic, or feel excited to incorporate DIY projects into your special day, your Texas Old Town space can be the perfect location for you! (more…)

Providing Snacks At The Right Time During Your Wedding

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Couples are obviously expected to serve up some kind of meal during the reception, and it can be hard to picture a wedding without a wedding cake. While these offerings are expected, some people take an extra step, and provide snacks to their wedding guests at least once during their celebration. Snacks can be served along with drinks during a cocktail hour between your ceremony and reception, or you can greet your guests with something to nibble on as they enter and take their seats. While this is not a requirement, it can be especially useful when your wedding occurs later in the evening, and guests are being asked to put off dinner. (more…)

Make Sure You Select Vendors Who Understand What You Want

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Your friends and family – particularly those in your wedding party – will have big parts to play in making your wedding a success. Of course, some of the most important contributions will come from people you may have never met before. A successful wedding can call for the support of many different vendors. You can find the right people to help you make sure your ceremony and reception spaces look amazing, to help with all of your catering needs, and to keep your guests entertained. If you want to look for people who have offered great support at Texas Old Town during past events, make sure you check out our Preferred Vendors Page! (more…)

Tips For Making Your Dance Floor A Popular Destination

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While there is no single “correct” way for people to have fun at a festive event, a packed dance floor is often a good sign that a gathering is going particularly well. You can count on your Texas Old Town reception venue to accommodate your guests, with room available for plenty of dancing. Of course, having a dance floor, and having a packed dance floor, are two separate matters. The right music, and the right atmosphere, can be key to keeping your wedding reception lively. Fortunately, you can see to it that you have great music playing during your wedding, and you can use customary moments like your first dance to set the tone for your evening! (more…)

3 Fun Things You Can Do With Your Daytime Wedding

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Many couples are deciding that a daytime wedding can better suit their needs, and their style preferences. By moving up the time of their event, they can create a different feel for their celebration – this can be particularly beneficial to those who want to host a more intimate, and less formal, wedding. Even your choice in wedding colors can be influenced by the decision to host a daytime wedding! Choosing to host your wedding in a less common season, day of the week, or time of day can also have practical advantages, as wedding vendors are more likely to be free. You can find that all of our outdoor ceremony venue spaces look truly gorgeous in the daylight. (more…)

Should You Offer Creative Dessert Alternatives To Cake?

Professional Photo By: Amanda Hoffman Art

The moment everyone gathers to watch the bride and groom cut the cake can be a highlight of the wedding reception. You can find that while people certainly appreciate this moment, they also appreciate that it leads to the serving of dessert! The right wedding cake can be a beautiful visual for your guests, and you can find a cake that is sure to satisfy the cravings of your friends and family members. With that said, you should not feel like cake is your only dessert option. You can find that by providing fun alternatives to the traditional wedding cake, you can make sure everyone has something to try that they truly enjoy. Of course, with a groom’s cake, you can add a second cake option for everyone to enjoy! (more…)

Making Plans For A Fun-Filled Rehearsal Dinner

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As you come close to your wedding date, you have one last pre-wedding event to attend. Your wedding rehearsal is a valuable opportunity to have everyone go through their paces for your ceremony, and your chance to picture how your special day will play out. As beneficial as this experience is, the rehearsal dinner can also be highly valuable to you. This is an opportunity for everyone to relax, and for you to celebrate with your family, and your wedding party, before the wedding itself commences. If you want to enjoy a fun, relaxed evening, you can host your rehearsal dinner at Texas Old Town! This cuts out the travel arrangements between your rehearsal and your dinner, and you can count on our inviting settings to give people a great dinner experience. (more…)