What to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Photographer: Part Three

Tips on Hiring the Right Wedding PHotographerSo, you have finally narrowed down the list of photographers in your area to your absolute favorites. Or perhaps, better yet, you have taken your sister’s advice and fallen in love with the photographer who also shot her wedding! Unfortunately, there is the chance that now you will learn that your dream photographer is over the budget you have set for wedding photography. What’s a bride to do? Well don’t give up just yet on landing that perfect photographer. Here are just a few tips for making things work. (more…)

What to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Photographer: Part Two

Wedding Planning? Tips for Choosing Your Dream Wedding PhotographerFor brides who don’t already have a photographer in mind, or even a friend or family member to recommend one, the options can definitely seem overwhelming, especially in larger cities like Austin. But before you resort to throwing a dart at the Google results for photographers in your area, let us give you some advice about how to choose and hire the wedding photographer that will be a great fit on your day, and give you wonderful photos to cherish for years to come. (more…)

What to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Photographer: Part One

Wedding Planning Tips for Choosing a PhotographerOf course you know wedding photography is a worthwhile and important investment for your big day. After all, few things will last as long as the memories captured through photographs. And you know you want the best! Unfortunately that doesn’t always make it any easier to select a wedding photographer. In fact, it may make this decision even harder than many others. Unless you happen to be friends with a talented photographer, or have your heart set on someone’s work you have already seen, how do you narrow down the wonderful field of photographers in your area? Here are just a few things to consider before scheduling a consultation with your top picks. (more…)

Don’t Miss Texas Old Town’s Winter Bridal Fair and Bridal Sale

Bridal Sale at Texas Old TownIf you’re gearing up to get married this year, you certainly won’t want to miss Texas Old Town’s upcoming events. This year’s winter bridal fair will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 31, 2016. This is a great chance to meet reliable Austin-area wedding vendors, and also to tour all four of Texas Old Town’s venues. Plus, at the end of February, we will be hosting one of our legendary Bridal Garage Sales. This event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2016, and it is a great chance to pick up some wedding décor and accessories at a deeply discounted price, all on the premises of our rustic wedding venue in the heart of Hill Country! (more…)

Texas Old Town Is Named to The Knot’s Best of Weddings

Texas Old Town Named to The Knot's Best of Weddings 2016Texas Old Town is pleased as wedding punch to announce that we have been selected as a 2016 winner in The Knot’s Best of Weddings. This marks our fifth year with a Best Of selection, and has also landed us in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame! Our lovely couples and other past clients have helped award us this honor, by giving great reviews to our Austin-area venue, not to mention making us look good by choosing us as the location for all their beautiful celebrations! So a big Texas-sized thank you is due to all those who have entrusted Texas Old Town with such a special day in their lives! We’re both honored and elated. (more…)

Ideas for Your Non-Traditional Wedding: Part Three

Nontraditional Wedding Ideas Part ThreeHave you been to dozens of weddings that all looked and felt the same? Sure you were happy to celebrate your friends’ love, but was that the only enjoyable aspect of those cookie-cutter wedding days? If so, you might decide you want to host a non-traditional wedding, one that will be memorable and fun for both you and your loved ones. If so, there are some aspects of planning that will be easy to tackle and to incorporate your unique personalities and preferences, such as the food and attire. But what about the ceremony, much less the reception? Here are a few of our best tips for planning meaningful ceremonies and stellar wedding receptions that are neither traditional or boring. (more…)

Ideas for Your Non-Traditional Wedding: Part Two

Nontraditional Wedding Part TwoFirst comes love, then comes a lot of planning, for your wedding that is. And if you don’t consider yourself a typical bride, wedding planning can feel even more challenging. Many fiancés think they have to cave to tradition, when it comes to planning their nuptials. But that’s no longer the case. So talk to each other about your goals for your wedding, what kind of vibe you want to set and how much fun you want to have. Then set out to choose details that will showcase your unique personalities, instead of settling for any cookie-cutter, traditional wedding choices! (more…)

Ideas for Your Non-Traditional Wedding: Part One

Nontraditional Wedding Ideas Part OneSo, you want to throw a non-traditional wedding? There has never been a better time to be an unconventional bride. From what you wear to the vows you exchange, you really don’t have to stick to any wedding traditions, if you don’t wan to, especially if you and your groom are the only ones paying for the wedding. Why not enjoy the freedom that comes with independence, and flex your creative muscles while planning the most important party of your life. From the invites to the farewell, think outside the box to help create an event your guests will remember for years to come, and that you and your soon-to-be-spouse will always recognize as a celebration of your one-of-a-kind bond. (more…)

Start Planning to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Plans?Do you plan to spend Valentine’s Day celebrating in style, with a fancy, candelit dinner with the person you love? Or maybe you would prefer to have a girls’ night out with your best gal pals, or even an evening in watching your favorite Rom Coms and chowing down on pizza and chocolates? There are lots of fun ways to celebrate this February 14, including hosting a fabulous party for your equally fabulous friends. Just make sure you start planning soon, since restaurants and venues will book up fast around everyone’s favorite chocolate and heart-filled holiday. (more…)

Where to Begin with Wedding Planning: Part Three

Meet With Your Wedding Professinoals For Planning TipsMaking decisions during wedding planning will get much easier after you have made some key choices. For instance, once your date and wedding venue have been set, choosing decorations and timelines can be about complimenting those choices. It’s kind of like choosing accessories after you’ve already carefully selected the perfect wedding gown. It becomes a lot easier the more focused your search becomes! Still, it’s not uncommon for brides to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices, when it comes to wedding planning. If you find yourself in that situation, there is help you can turn to. In fact, you might be surprised just how much great direction you can get from talking with your own personal wedding team! (more…)