Tips for Picking the Most Affordable Wedding Venue

Wedding Piggy BankEvery bride wants to find a location that will set the perfect backdrop for her dream wedding. At times that can seem easier said than done, though, especially when cost is a factor. For many brides on a budget, the search for an affordable wedding venue can lead to frustration and disappointment. The good news is that it’s not impossible to find a great venue you can actually afford. As with anything, you just have to know what you’re looking for, and more importantly how to find it. (more…)

Questions to Ask Before You Hire Your Wedding DJ

Wedding DJ QuestionsA wedding reception wouldn’t be the same without some great tunes. How else can you compel people onto the dance floor? Hiring a DJ that will be a great fit for your event can seem like a daunting task, though. How do you find one compatible with your musical tastes, the patience to put up with requests from your crazy uncles, and one that won’t show up to your black tie reception wearing a backwards ball cap and track pants? Knowing the right questions to ask can help make sure you find the DJ that is just right for your wedding! (more…)

Eat, Drink and Bargain Shop

Bridal Garage SaleTexas Old Town will be hosting its biannual Bridal Garage Sale from 9 to 11 a.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Tejas Hall, located at 1205 Roland Lane, Kyle, Texas 78640. The event will be a great chance for all our former brides to clear out their leftover wedding décor items, as well as for prospective brides to check out our beautiful venue while stocking up on great deals! So, mark your calendars and call all your girlfriends. You won’t want to miss this fun event! (more…)

Keeping Guests Cool at Your Summer Wedding

Keep Cool Summer WeddingDo you have your heart set on a late summer wedding? Are you dreaming of a reception spent dancing under the stars? There are a number of ways you can help make guests comfortable at your summer soiree, and air conditioning is only one of them. Keeping the heat in mind, while planning, can help ensure your guests enjoy the day, without breaking a sweat. Summer is a lovely time to get married, after all, so long as you prepare for the impending heat! (more…)

Trending Now: DIY Decorations

DIY Wedding DecorWhether you got sucked into the overwhelming world of Pinterest, are trying to save money, or just want to personalize your big day, DIY decorations may be on your mind. There are a number of crafty projects you can tackle to help make your wedding unique, and one that truly reflects you and your groom’s personalities. Best of all, you don’t have to be a young Martha Stewart to create your own wedding décor. You just need a little time, and a lot of help. (more…)

Inexpensive Favor Ideas for Brides on a Budget

Wedding Dessert BarHave things started to look pretty tight on your wedding budget? Are you worried you’ll have to choose between inviting people or feeding them? Before you start cutting people from the guest list, you should know that wedding favors are a great place to slash dollars. Rather than opting for expensive, monogrammed favors that are likely to end up in the trash, consider what your guests would really enjoy, that won’t break the bank or your budget. Best of all, no one will even notice you didn’t splurge.  (more…)

Tips for Picking the Best Venue for Your Wedding

GetMarried Wedding PlanningYou may still be adjusting to that beautiful new ring on your left hand, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start wedding planning. In fact, now is a perfect time to choose the two most important aspects of your wedding day – the date, and the place! There are a number of questions to consider when choosing where you will walk down the aisle, but once you have answered them planning will become much easier. Since the date and location will set the tone for your entire soiree, it’s a good idea to lock them in as soon as possible. (more…)

Trending Now: Wedding Dresses

Trendy Wedding Dress Features Sheer Lace DecolletageIndustry experts recommend that approximately 10% of a wedding budget should go the couple’s apparel and while a good look for the groom might be as simple a classic tuxedo, today’s brides have a lot more to choose from. Every bride has her own ideas as to what looks good for her shape, size, and preferences (not to mention the demands of her mom and girlfriends) but staying on point when it comes to wedding dress trends for 2015 will ensure that your wedding is incredibly stylish. (more…)

Questions to Ask a Wedding Caterer

Deconstructed Caprese Salad Shooters Part of this Wedding's CateringFood is usually one of the biggest aspects of your wedding you will need to budget for. In fact, most wedding planning experts recommend setting aside approximately 50% of your total wedding budget for venue and catering. Since food in an incredibly important part of the wedding – and, incidentally, one that your guests will truly appreciate – you should ask any potential wedding caterers the following questions before booking. (more…)

Who Hosts the Rehearsal Dinner?

Who Hosts the Rehearsal DinnerThere are no rules in today’s age of wedding planning. In generations past, the guidelines were more rigid about who pays for what aspects of the wedding celebrations and who is responsible for planning your wedding festivities. But as modern couples steer away from traditional rules, the boundaries of planning become more blurred. Who pays for the wedding? Who hosts the rehearsal dinner? The best plan is to discuss the wedding openly and honestly with your families to determine what is the best fit for everyone involved. (more…)