Dessert Ideas To Help You End Your Wedding On A Sweet Note

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Even though dessert tends to be a part of your wedding night’s end, it is something that guests can look forward to throughout your celebration. Because the tiered wedding cake is such a staple of the wedding reception, you can present them with something appetizing from the moment they find their dinner tables. While some couples are satisfied with a traditional approach to dessert for their wedding event, you can surprise everyone with some added treats during your event. This can come in the form of additional dessert options, or you can include complimentary cups of coffee with everyone’s cake. If you are worried about the costs of your desserts, you can find that there are surprising ways to deliver on guests’ expectations while still keeping your budget under control. (more…)

Why Do Brides Create Wedding Day First Aid Kits?

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When it comes to preparing for a successful wedding day, anticipating small inconveniences can be important. To prepare for the unexpected, many brides will create their own wedding day first aid kit. This is not strictly for first aid supplies, though band-aids and aspirin can be smart addition to your kit! You can keep materials on hand to mend small fabric tears in your bridal gown, or wipes to clear away sweat discreetly. Texas Old Town can give you ample space to dress and organize your kit with our generous bridal and groom suites. These are included as part of the standard amenities that are available to all of the couples who use our Texas Hill Country surroundings for their special day! (more…)

How Do I Choose Between Artificial And Real Flowers?

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While you may feel that real flowers are the only kind that are appropriate for wedding decorations, you may be surprised at the benefits of selecting artificial flowers for at least some of your pieces. If you plan to create DIY wedding decorations, artificial flowers can make the process easier simply because you do not have to worry about a short lifespan. You can also be happy with the variety of flowers available to you, as the season of your event can affect what is currently in bloom. As with many aspects of wedding planning, a compromise can be beneficial. While you may want authentic flowers for certain important pieces, you can find that inserting fake flowers into some decorations has irresistible upsides. (more…)

Tips To Help You Capture Important Images From Your Wedding

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Your wedding is just one day, but you can hold onto your memories of it for a lifetime. Your wedding photographs will help you retain those memories, and they can create beautiful images that you can use to decorate the home you build with your partner. Among the different vendors you hire for your wedding, the photographer you choose can be particularly important. They are responsible for capturing the images you truly want while also making sure these pictures look amazing. With our Texas Hill Country settings, a celebration at Texas Old Town can produce absolutely stunning images. Many couples have also used our location for engagement and proposal photos. (more…)

3 Options To Make Wedding Planning Easier

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Adding wedding planning to an already busy life can seem like an easy recipe for stress, but many couples find themselves juggling these new challenges with their current responsibilities. If you have feelings of uncertainty around wedding obligations, the first thing you should do is remember that you are not alone. You may be surprised at how many people feel at least some hesitation when it comes to taking on these responsibilities, even if the idea of a wedding is an exciting one. There are resources available to help you manage the many tasks before you, and there are decisions you can make to help you manage different challenges.
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Make Sure You Avoid These Wedding Budgeting Mistakes

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Making a decision on the budget for your wedding may not be fun, and it could even provoke some awkward discussions with your partner. With that said, it is important to set a ceiling on what you can afford to pay for your special day. The setting of your wedding budget is one of the first steps a couple should take once they start discussing their event. When that number is established, you can have an easier time knowing what you are ready to spend on your attire, your reception dinner, your decorations, and more. If you expect one or both sets of parents to contribute in some way, make sure you talk with them and ascertain how much you might receive. (more…)

3 Important Early Decisions To Make While Wedding Planning

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No matter how long or short your engagement period might be, there are a few decisions about your wedding you should make early. These choices can help you eliminate a lot of questions and options you might have to explore, and they can help you communicate about what people should expect from your event. The good news is that most of these choices can be amended if absolutely necessary. You can be understandably excited to be engaged, and eager to bring your dream wedding to life. Moving quickly to put important matters in place at the start of your engagement period can make life easier for you as you near your event date. (more…)

Why Do Couples Send Save-The-Date Cards?

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Why do couples often send out save-the-date cards before ultimately sending out formal wedding invitations? Though their purposes may seem similar, they can play different roles when communicating with guests. Your save-the-date cards can be sent out relatively early, even before all of your plans for your wedding event are set. Instead of giving everyone all of the necessary details, you can simply help them plan to be in attendance by sharing the city and date of your event. This is not always necessary, particularly for couples who have shorter engagement periods. However, it can be smart to utilize them when you have a longer engagement planned, as well as if you have many guests who will have to travel to be at your celebration. (more…)

Decorating A Wedding With Custom-Made Pieces

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The right atmosphere for your wedding is important. With the right location, the right attire, and the right entertainment, you can create an experience that your guests love, as well as one that feels like an extension of you and your partner. In addition to these features, you should take the matter of your decorations seriously when creating the right wedding for you. If you have a creative spirit, love crafting, or just want to create a more rustic and homespun vibe for your space, you may want to consider using DIY pieces. Creating your own decorations can certainly set your event apart from others, and it can even help you stay under budget! (more…)

Things To Consider When Decorating Your Aisle Space

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When the bride makes her appearance, the eyes of everyone in attendance tend to be on her. Your walk down the aisle is one of the loveliest moments of the entire wedding, and a great opportunity to create memorable photographs. It is also a reason to think about the look of your aisle. With the beautiful outdoor settings provided by our different venue spaces, Texas Old Town makes it easy to host a gorgeous wedding ceremony. With that said, the right decorations help make the space feel like it is just for you. The aisle itself may need few additions, but the right runner or pieces at its borders can make your walk to the altar feel absolutely magical! (more…)