4 Key Questions for Planning a Great Company Picnic

Employees Enjoying a Cookout at the Annual Company PicnicCompany picnics are traditional annual events at many businesses, ones that promise a day outside, mingling and relaxing with co-workers and families. However, planning a company picnic can be nearly as complex as planning a wedding. Today, we’re going over 4 essential questions you need to answer when planning for your company’s annual picnic.

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Wedding Planning, Part 2: Should You Go with a Pro?

Wedding Planner Going Over Day-Of Plans with the BrideWhen it comes to planning your wedding day, are you a DIY diva, or does the thought of wrapping your own bouquet or designing your own place settings give you an anxiety attack? In our last post, we discussed a few pros and one major drawback of do-it-yourself wedding planning. Today, we’re looking at the other end of the spectrum and discussing the pros and cons of hiring a professional to handle your wedding.

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Wedding Planning, Part 1: Is DIY Right for You?

Do-It-Yourself Bride Creating Bradesmaid's BouquetsWhether you’ve been planning your wedding day since you were in second grade or you only recently realized that marriage is a plunge you’re willing to take, you want your big day to be special. Thanks to the ubiquity of planning websites and crafting resources, do-it-yourself weddings have become increasingly popular. Yet, no one can deny the simplicity of handing the affair over to a professional wedding planner. We’ve created this two-part guide to help you decide whether DIY is best for you or whether you’d best leave the planning to the professionals.  (more…)

4 Texas Wedding Traditions That’ll Have You Saying “I Do, Y’all!”

Bride and Bridesmaids Showing Off their Cowboy BootsWe Texans are a proud group. We’re proud of our land, proud of our industries, proud of our reputation for plain talk and independence. We’re also proud of our rich cultural history, one that blends traditions of the Deep South and Mexico with cowboy culture and African-American culture with influences from Czech and German immigrants. While you’re probably planning on incorporating some of your family’s traditions into your wedding, think about adding one of these Texas wedding traditions for a fun, authentic affair. (more…)

Take the Blah Out of Your Next Corporate Event

Bored Business People at a Boring Corporate EventWe’ve all been to that kind of corporate event. The kind with boring presentations and stale team-building exercises. The kind held in an uninspired hotel conference rooms where the most memorable part of the whole event was the food (and even that was mind of blah). Corporate events don’t have to be bland, boring affairs and an exciting, invigorating corporate event doesn’t have to break the bank. Just use our simple tips for planning a corporate retreat, company meeting or picnic, or professional conference that your guests will enjoy and remember. (more…)

The Wise Bride’s Guide to Outdoor Weddings

Couple Enjoying a Kiss at their Outdoor Wedding in Texas Hill CountryMaybe you’ve always dreamed of an outdoor wedding under the beautiful Texas sky or maybe you’ve just recently fallen in love with the idea spending your special day in a picturesque outdoor setting. It’s no doubt that outdoor wedding ceremonies have the potential to be unforgettable . . . but thanks to unpredictable Texas weather, that “unforgettable” quality could be a bad thing. Everything from overheated guests baking in the late spring sun or an unexpected downpour soaking the wedding party, an outdoor wedding comes with certain risks. Of course, the savvy bride always follows these tips for getting the best experience from her outdoor wedding. (more…)

Texas Old Town Has a New Look!

What's New ButtonSince opening in 2004, Texas Old Town has grown to become one of the most beloved wedding and special event venues in the Texas Hill Country. We’re proud to have hosted hundreds of picture-perfect weddings, exciting corporate events, and unforgettable birthday parties, quincenearas, and non-profit events over the years.

Now, we’re excited to debut Texas Old Town’s new online look! (more…)