Using Lighter Colors For Your Wedding

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When you have your wedding colors picked out, you can start making big and important decisions regarding how you will decorate your ceremony and reception spaces. Even before your guests show up for your event, they will see your chosen colors invitations and save-the-date cards. In other words, this is a particularly important choice! If you want to host an outdoor wedding, or one that takes place in the spring or summer, you can find that lighter colors feel elegant and charming, but they can also work well for a more rustic or casual event. You can keep your scheme simple with just two or three colors, or you can provide more variety by adding more. (more…)

Enjoying The Right Start To Your Reception

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Your wedding is split between two important events. Your ceremony is obviously important, as it hosts the moment where you promise to spend your life with your partner, but the reception is also vital to providing a memorable experience for you and your guests. The reception officially begins when you and your partner arrive together, at which point you can start enjoying different traditions, as well as the sharing of a meal you provide for everyone in attendance. While the wedding reception tends to last several hours, it is important to start on the right note, as a stylish arrival (one that occurs not too long after the ceremony wraps) can make people excited for the rest of their night. (more…)

Making Time For First Look Photos

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While some couples still choose to save the reveal of the bridal gown for the wedding ceremony, many others now choose to host a first look photo session before their event officially begins. During this session, your photographer can capture the moment you and your partner see each other for the first time on your wedding day, can take a series of couple photos that you can cherish. In addition to being a touching moment, there is a practical benefit to moving forward with this plan. Choosing to take these photos before a Texas Old Town wedding will help you shorten the time you need to take posed photos between your ceremony and reception. (more…)

How Your Wedding Party Members Support You

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Asking someone to be a part of your wedding can be a way to show them that you care, but it also means turning to them for support as you prepare for your special day. Bridesmaids are traditionally involved in the major pre-wedding events, and they can sometimes take on responsibilities for the actual wedding. While you may expect less of the groomsmen in the months leading to your event, they can be heavily involved in taking care of tasks on the day itself. You should think of them as more than just helpers – after all, they are in the running for your wedding party because you care about them, not because of how much they can do for you. With that said, you should think about what you are truly asking someone when you ask them to stand with you at the altar. (more…)

Sharing Attire Preferences With Guests

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It may not surprise you to hear that the typical wedding guest would like to be appropriately dressed for the celebration they attend. In fact, the people you invite can prefer to have at least a general idea of what kind of celebration you are planning so that they can wear something suited to the occasion. Typically, a line in your wedding invitation will give people a guideline to follow. Sharing your preferred wedding colors in your wedding invitations, or offering more details on the event on your wedding website, can give people more indications regarding what to wear. With the right assistance, you can make sure that the people who attend your Texas Old Town wedding look great and feel comfortable during your special day! (more…)

Working With The Right Wedding Vendors

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The right venue will help you realize your wedding vision, but even with the right space and the right ideas, you will need some outside help. Fortunately, there are many talented wedding vendors ready to help you decorate, serve foods and drinks, provide entertainment for your reception, and more! Texas Old Town can actually make your search for the right people easier by providing a list of talented vendors you can turn to for support on your special day. One important thing to keep in mind is that talented people tend to be in demand. Because of this, you should be prepared to start your search for the right people earlier than you may expect. You can have an easier time finding the right people if you choose a date in the fall or winter, when celebrations are less common, or if you select a Friday or Sunday wedding date. (more…)

Cutting The Cake At Your Reception

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Before you officially serve dessert during your wedding reception, it is customary for you and your partner to cut yourselves the first piece. While this tradition has seen some changes – for example, fewer couples engaged in pressing cake into each other’s faces – it is a popular moment in the celebration. It can look deceptively simple at someone else’s gathering, but when you work it into your own wedding, you should take care to think about how you should plan it out. With the right approach, this can be a fun, picture-worthy moment, and you can seamlessly move from it to the distribution of dessert for the rest of your guests! (more…)

3 Things To Do After You Become Engaged

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After you become engaged, you will have many important decisions to make. The good news is that much of your planning efforts can wait, so you can bask in the excitement over deciding to spend the rest of your life with your partner. However, for longer and shorter engagement periods alike, there are some matters that should be addressed quickly. Texas Old Town can help you enjoy a successful start to this period of your life. You can learn about the support we offer couples, and the benefit to having different venue options, when you take a tour of our Austin wedding spaces. You can also come to us for engagement photos, an important – and fun – experience that will help you share your happy news with the people in your life. (more…)

Serving Guests During The Reception

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Your wedding reception will be a busy event, but it is also the time when you can sit down with your guests and take in their support and excitement for you and your partner. This is also the time when you show your gratitude for their support by providing meals and refreshments. The right approach to serving meals to your guests will help your event run smoothly, and it should also fit the formality of your gathering. In addition to providing the main course, you will also need to think about how you should serve your refreshments and desserts. Texas Old Town can make important aspects of reception planning easier by providing venues of different sizes, and by offering accommodating spaces that are good for both you and your vendors! (more…)

Asking Someone To Officiate Your Wedding

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While the officiant has often been seen as a formal position, many couples now choose to have a friend or family member oversee their exchange of vows during the wedding ceremony. There is one big advantage to doing this, which is that someone who knows you well can speak more confidently about what makes your relationship so meaningful. By selecting someone who is comfortable speaking before your guests, and one who can appreciate and fit the theme of your event, you can make your celebration feel more personal and meaningful. To further make your moment together feel more personal, you can choose to share your own vows. (more…)