Ideas To Help Keep Everyone Entertained At Your Reception

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While your wedding ceremony will keep everyone fixated on you and your partner, you will have to do a little more work to keep guests entertained during your reception. Even if you plan on hosting a formal wedding event, your reception will provide guests with some space and time to unwind and have fun. The experience typically calls for dinner, toasts from certain important people, and traditional moments like the cake cutting and bouquet toss. Of course, these events typically also provide a dance floor and music to keep people in good spirits through the night. The right preparations can ensure that people have plenty to keep them occupied and entertained during your reception! (more…)

Tips For Remaining Comfortable Throughout Your Wedding Day

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After so much time spent planning the event, it may feel as though your actual wedding event glides by. This feeling can be hard to avoid, as your special day is dwarfed by the months you commit to making it happen. With that said, the day may feel long at times if you find yourself spending too much time in uncomfortable footwear, or if little problems arise with no easy solutions present. As part of your planning effort, take the time to look for measures you can implement to make your wedding day easier and more comfortable for yourself. Something as simple as a change in footwear between your ceremony and reception can make a big difference in how much you enjoy your wedding day! (more…)

Is A Wedding Website Really Something We Should Create?

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Your wedding invitations should provide guests with the most important information about your special day. In addition to listing the location, date, and time, you can include guidance on preferred attire to help make sure people have an idea of how formal your wedding will be. While these are certainly relevant details, there may be information you want to share with everyone that is better left out of your invitations. A wedding website can give couples a chance to share more information about their event, and it also provides them with space to communicate and share their story. This is not something that you are required to set up, though some of your guests may assume that you have one. While it can be helpful, be careful not to rely on it as your sole means of updating or communicating with your attendees. (more…)

3 Things To Consider Before Finalizing Your Guest List

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The process of creating, revising, and finalizing the guest list for your wedding can be a daunting one. You can face tough questions about who should or should not be included, how many plus-ones you can comfortably offer, and whether you should make your event a child-free gathering. When you have the list finished, and you are ready to send out invitations, it can be tough to make changes after the fact. Texas Old Town offers venues of different size, so we are ready to welcome guests who are looking to host a large wedding, and we can also make room for those who want to host a more intimate celebration. (more…)

Choosing Beautiful Bridal Bouquets And Floral Arrangements

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Because you keep it with you for so much of the wedding, you may want to think about your bridal bouquet as part of your attire. It will be featured prominently as you walk down the aisle, and it will appear in the group and couple photos taken by your photographer. It can also stay with you during the reception…until the bouquet toss, anyway.  With this in mind, it should be easy to see why the selection of your bouquet deserves some serious thought. The bouquet, and your different floral arrangements featured in your decorations, can give your event welcome touches of color, and add natural beauty to your surroundings. With the right selections, you can feel amazing about the arrangements themselves and their influence on your wedding! (more…)

Tips To Help You Craft Your Personal Wedding Vows

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When it comes time to say “I do” at your wedding ceremony, you will have time to share your love with your guests by reciting vows. Many couples have chosen to abandon traditional vows in favor of words they crafted themselves. This can be beneficial to people who see less of themselves in traditional vows, and for those who just want to make these words as personal as possible. Of course, if you are not used to writing or speaking in public, the idea of crafting your vows can be a scary one! While this is certainly something you want to do well, remember that your guests are looking for you to say something personal, and not judging you on the quality of what you recite. (more…)

Take Advantage Of Small Opportunities To Spoil Your Guests

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Even if your wedding day is meant to be a celebration of your union, it also creates a chance for you to celebrate the many people in your shared lives. Putting together an entertaining ceremony and reception can be challenging, but the right touches can ensure that your day is a beautiful and memorable one. As you work out the details of your event, it can be easy to lose sight of small details as you work out larger questions about what to serve at your reception, who to invite, and what your event’s theme should be. These matters are important, but remember that small gestures can be warmly received, and improve everyone’s overall experience at your wedding! (more…)

Should We Set Up A Sweetheart Table For Our Reception?

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As you plan out your reception area, and create your seating chart, you will need to think about where you and your partner are going to sit during the event. Many couples choose to create a special table to themselves, known as a sweetheart table, where they can sit for the reception. This creates a distinct space for the two of you, and it can be a good decorative addition to your overall reception area. It also gives you and your partner the space to have private conversations at an event where you will be in demand. While the sweetheart table is not mandatory, the right space and decorative touches can make you grateful for having it at your wedding. (more…)

Tips To Help With Selecting And Serving Your Wedding Cake

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The search for a wedding cake can be one of the most fun experiences you have while planning your wedding. After all, this is a chance to indulge your sweet tooth while trying to decide on what you should have for dessert at your wedding. While flavor certainly matters, the cake also tends to double as one of the more prominent decorative pieces at your celebration – all eyes can certainly be on it as you perform your cake cutting ceremony! Your choices regarding what to serve (and how to serve it) will be important. Fortunately, when you make good decisions, you can be rewarded with a beautiful cake, as well as a great moment during your reception! (more…)

Finding The Right Space For A Wedding With Fewer Guests

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When people think about fitting their guests into a venue, they tend to think about the problems associated with trying to hold too many people in a cramped space. A lack of room for everyone at your wedding can certainly be a problem, but you also want to avoid giving yourself too much venue space for your event. This can make the occasion feel small, and it can be hard for you to decorate in a way that hides or minimizes your excess surroundings. Texas Old Town actually offers venues of different sizes, so you can find the space that best suits your wedding. If you have plans to keep the event on the small side, a more intimate venue can be ideal for you! (more…)