Dessert Ideas for Winter Weddings

Smores StTation for Winter WeddingsFew seasons are more romantic or cuddly than winter, so it’s no wonder many brides opt to host winter weddings. If you’ve chosen a date during the height of the coldest season, though, you will want to incorporate ideas that help keep your guests warm and cozy. And one of the absolute best places to bring in a bit more warmth is the dessert table. Since guests are likely to congregate around the cake, anyways, you might as well make the table a source of entertainment as well as refreshment! Here are some ideas how. (more…)

Awesome Party Ideas for Ringing in the New Year

Hosting a New Year's Eve PartyWhether you want to spend New Year’s Eve hosting a lavish event for all your work acquaintances, or an intimate party with only your best friends and closest family members,, it is a great time host your own party. But worried your shindig will be like all the others? It’s easier than you might think to make your party one for the ages. It just takes a little creativity, and being willing to ask guests to commit to a costume, bringing cocktails, or at the very least, embracing the candid camera click. (more…)

3 (More) Key Questions to Ask Before Booking a Venue

Questions for Your Wedding VenueWedding planning can be stressful, but it becomes much easier as you begin locking down important details, such as a date, a location, and specifically, a wedding venue. While these are some of the biggest decisions you’ll be required to make, they certainly don’t have to be difficult. In fact, many brides find that these are some of the easiest choices to make. Once you’ve fallen in love with a venue, asking questions may seem like a formality, but it is important to take their guidelines into consideration. Here are a few more great questions to ask before you book that dream venue. (more…)

Style Watch 2016: Menswear for Weddings

Grooms Wear TrendsBrides aren’t the only ones wanting to look their absolute best on their wedding days. Modern grooms want to strut their stuff, too, in stylish suits, on-trend accessories and unique elements. Regardless of whether you’re planning for a rustic wedding venue or a lavish ballroom, help make sure your man looks handsome and confident on the big day, by outfitting him with great choices that celebrate his personal style and showcase his best features. (more…)

Avoid These Outdated Wedding Traditions

Shirk These Wedding TraditionsEven if you and your fiancé don’t plan on chasing the latest wedding trends, that doesn’t mean you have to host a traditional ceremony or reception. On the contrary, there has never been a better time to shirk outdated wedding traditions, in lieu of plans that work better for you and your families. Don’t want to wear white? Not sure where guests should sit? Don’t look to the old etiquette books to guide your wedding planning. Just talk to your groom, and decide what works for you. You’ll be much happier that way, and your wedding will feel as it’s supposed to, like a celebration built for two! (more…)

Warm Wishes, Warm Dishes: Winter Wedding Menu Ideas

Winter Wedding Menu PlanningPlanning a winter wedding? If so, you may be feeling stumped about what to feed your guests. While few items are completely off limits for a wedding hosted during the cold winter months, there are some seasonal dishes that feel a bit more festive and on theme. So, when it comes to planning your menu, take a cue from what’s local, seasonal and most importantly, delicious and comforting to you! (more…)

4 Offbeat Wedding Destinations

Offbeat Destination Wedding IdeasAre you set on hosting a destination wedding, but tired of hearing about all the usual suspects for locations? If a beachside wedding in Hawaii isn’t really your style, consider some beautiful yet unique destinations instead. From the Big Easy to the heart of Texas, there are many places that could serve as the perfect backdrop for your one-of-a-kind wedding as well as a memorable trip for you and all your guests! After all, sometimes the best adventures are those that taken you off the beaten path. (more…)

Throwing a Company Party: Dos and Don’ts

Planning Your Company's Next Holiday Party
Everyone wants to host the kind of company soiree employees really want to come to, but it can be difficult to pull off a great holiday party, especially with seasonal vacation time quickly approaching. Fortunately, keeping a few simple party planning tips in mind can help you create a great get together that won’t break the bank or leave you feeling like Scrooge, wanting to scream “bah humbug.” Just be sure to follow a few key dos and don’ts, lest you end up with an empty party venue or with a slew of hangry (hungry and angry) guests. (more…)

Wedding Watch 2016: Floral Design

Wedding Flowers Trends 2016Even if you don’t plan to chase the latest and greatest wedding trends, understanding them can certainly help make sure you create a stylish affair. It can also help ensure your wedding day is unique and yet relevant to today, instead of looking instantly outdated. So, if you have been wondering what florists are whipping up for 2016 weddings or what the most fashion-forward of brides are planning for their nuptials next year, let the experts guide you. (more…)

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events at Texas Old Town

Bridal Fair Mark Your CalendarBrides-to-be, family and friends, Texas Old Town is hoping to make planning your dream wedding a bit easier, with a number of upcoming events designed to showcase the venue while providing brides with valuable resources, vendor contacts, and even décor and bridal items at great discounts! In January, Texas Old Town will be hosting a Bridal Fair, and in February there will be a Bridal Garage Sale. You won’t want to miss these chances to see the beautiful Hill Country wedding venue, to meet wonderful local wedding vendors, and to score some great wedding items at a price that will really make you smile! (more…)