Use Our Landscapes To Create Stunning Bridal Portraits!

Professional Photo By: Rooted Trumpet Photography

As you take part in different pre-wedding moments, you will have the opportunity to capture images of yourself in your bridal gown that you can are eager to preserve. Your bridal portraits provide you with a lasting record of you the way you will look on your wedding day. While the focus of the picture is obviously on you, it is hard to overstate the importance of selecting the right space to take your photos. Texas Old Town welcomes brides who want to have their bridal portraits taken at our venue! Having our Texas Hill Country landscape as your backdrop will create consistency between these photos and the pictures from your wedding. This also gives you a great chance to explore the area and make choices about where you might take your first look photos on the day itself. (more…)

3 Tips To Help You Make The Most Of Your First Dance

Professional Photo By: Harper Blankenship

The happy couple’s first dance tends to take place near the start of the wedding reception. By putting it before dining, you can keep guests entertained while giving your caterer some extra time to prepare everyone’s food. Like the ceremony, this event will see everyone’s eyes on the two of you as you share a special moment together. It is up to you to decide if this is something you should take seriously, or something that should have a more lighthearted approach. You also have the freedom to decide if you want to do something elaborate or simple. No matter what you decide, you should put thought into this part of your reception. It can be a popular moment with guests, and your wedding photographer can capture images that you will want to cherish! (more…)

What Your Wedding Colors Convey To Your Guests

Professional Photo By: A. Gamble Photo

As you think about the look of your wedding ceremony and reception, you will want to find ways to visually tie the spaces where these events are held together. To create a consistent, impressive look, your decorations should be linked by their colors. Wedding colors help convey the tone of your event, they make the evening feel more coordinated, and they can be a reflection of who you are. The right hues can make your wedding feel like a warm, summery gathering, or create a cool, elegant atmosphere. They can tie into the season your wedding takes place, or provide a bold contrast. While the look of your event can be defined by more than just the colors featured, it is hard to overstate the impact that colors will have on how guests perceive your gathering. (more…)

When Should We Start Looking For Wedding Vendors?

Professional Photo By: Harper Blankenship

The search for the right wedding vendors is an important one. After all, you will need assistance from many talented people before and during your event to make sure your special day lives up to your expectations. Because talented vendors tend to be popular, you may find yourself struggling to find people who are still available on your chosen date if you wait too long to make hiring decisions. Texas Old Town can make your search for the right people easier by sharing our Preferred Vendors List, which offers names and contact information for different services. To provide even more support for your wedding planning, we can offer our All-Inclusive Wedding Package. This package allows you to simply share your wedding vision with us so that we can find the right people to make it happen! (more…)

Making Space For You And Your Partner In Your Seating Chart

Professional Photo By: Holly Marie Photography

With your seating chart, you have control over where everyone at your wedding reception will sit. What you may find is that you and your partner are among the most difficult people to find space for as you work out your chart! The happy couple will face a few different options when it comes to making space for themselves. You can set up a sweetheart table, a private space where the two of you sit, or you can work yourselves into one of the tables where other guests are located. You also have the option of setting up a banquet table where the two of you are joined by your wedding party members. The size of your guest list and the space in your reception area can help determine which option is right for you. Because Texas Old Town offers several different venue options, you can find the surroundings that best suit your special day! (more…)

Should We Fit The Bouquet Toss Into Our Reception Plans?

Professional Photo By: Regalia Photography

While working out your plans for your wedding reception, you may find yourself unsure of whether you really want to include certain moments in the event. While there are many traditions people expect to see honored during your special day, you have control over what you do or do not fit into the course of your celebration. While many couples still enjoy hosting a bouquet toss, or host both the bouquet and garter toss, some choose not to. This does not mean you have to let go of this event – even if your wedding is less traditional, you can find ways to honor moments like this one. (more…)

3 Things To Think About Before Creating A Wedding Website

Professional Photo By: A. Gamble Photo

Will you need to set up a wedding website? While some couples can prefer to do without their own site, many find it to be a convenient way to share information with all of their prospective guests. The website acts as a primary location for updates and information that can be easily accessed. While this should not be your only form of communication, it can do a great job clarifying questions people might have before your special day. As you set out to create your site, there are a few things to consider. Some of those considerations concern the purpose of your site, and how it can make your engagement period easier. Others are more concerned with how the site should look, and how it can be a good early reflection of your actual wedding event. (more…)

Making The Most Of Your Cake Cutting Ceremony

Professional Photo By: Weddings By Tony And Elena

Your wedding reception will be more relaxed than the ceremony, and it will give you ample time to socialize and have fun with guests. With that said, there will still be certain traditional moments that you take part of in the course of this event. The cake cutting ceremony is a popular moment during the reception, as it both creates a lovely opportunity for fun images, and it announces to everyone that dessert is soon to be served. While this event has changed in some ways over the years, this is still a classic event that couples can love taking part in. Since your cake will have all eyes on it during your special day, you should put thought into how you want it to look, and what decorations you can top it with. (more…)

Tips For Minimizing Stress During Your Engagement Period

Professional Photo By: Brittany Jean Photography

Whether you have long had a clear picture of your wedding day, or only start thinking about it after becoming engaged, planning your event will take serious effort. While your engagement period is likely to be busy, there are steps you can take to minimize the stress you might feel throughout your preparations for your special day. Your actions shortly after becoming engaged can be particularly important. Taking time to determine what you need to do to arrange your event, and what those efforts will take, can make the process easier over time. Remember that the right vendor support and venue support can also help. To make planning considerably easier for couples, Texas Old Town does provide an All-Inclusive Wedding Package that handles many important tasks for you! (more…)

You Should Anticipate The Need To Alter Your Wedding Gown

Professional Photo By: T Walker Photography

While some brides-to-be have to move from one shop to the next in search of the right bridal gown, others will find their dream dress with minimal effort. One thing to remember is that you should make sure you start shopping with many months to spare before your wedding, even if you do not believe you will have trouble finding the right gown. In addition to making your selection, you should plan to have your dress altered at least once before your wedding day. This service is frequently performed in order to make sure that the gown is just right for your walk down the aisle. Even if it seems to fit perfectly at the time you buy it, you can arrange a fitting and any necessary adjustments at a later date, as your size may change in the course of your engagement period. (more…)