Tips To Help Create Your Seating Chart For Your Reception

Professional Photo By: Harper Blankenship

The process of preparing for your wedding reception can call for many important decisions. You will have to think about what food to serve, and how to serve it. You will also want to take time to consider how to extend the style choices from your ceremony into the reception, to keep the theme of your event consistent. Of course, you will also have to take some time to put together a seating chart. While you will not be able to finalize a chart until your RSVP’s have all come in, you should think about how to arrange everyone before this point. Creating a plan for how you should arrange everyone can make it easier to complete your chart, and give you a ready response when you face tricky questions concerning who should be placed where. (more…)

When Should I Start The Search For My Bridal Gown?

Professional Photo By: Dawn Elizabeth Studios

The search for your wedding dress is an important part of wedding planning experience, and it can be intimidating for some brides-to-be. After all, you can expect to have all eyes on you when you walk down the aisle in your gown, and you want to select something truly unforgettable. Of course, it is common for the “right” dress to be a less than ideal fit…at first. Because gowns typically go through at least one alteration before the wedding day, your goal should be to find yours months before your celebration date. If you are concerned about indecision, having a few people you trust with you while shopping can make deciding easier, but be careful about letting too many people in on the experience, or bringing someone who might be too negative. (more…)

Should You Schedule Your Wedding For A Friday Evening?

Professional Photo By: Lucille Photo

While Saturday is often the day of the week people select for their wedding, you can certainly select a different date. In fact, you might find that moving your wedding away from Saturday has unexpected benefits, and helps you plan your ideal celebration. Many couples have discovered that hosting a Friday evening wedding can help them create the atmosphere they want for their special day, while also making some aspects of planning easier. You may find that vendors have more availability on these evenings, and may even offer discounted rates. You can also find that with advanced notice, even guests who are traveling to attend your wedding can arrive without trouble. (more…)

3 Things You Should Do During Your Wedding Rehearsal

Professional Photo By: Wes Atkinson Photography

The opportunity to rehearse the different steps of your wedding ceremony is an important one. Because the wedding rehearsal tends to happen the evening before the wedding itself, all of your wedding party – including the ones who are traveling to attend – should be present. It would be a mistake to overlook the importance of this event, as it can make the day itself less stressful while also preventing potential delays. In addition to practicing at our venue, Texas Old Town also welcomes couples who want to have their rehearsal dinner with us! This can make the dinner more convenient, and offer you extra time to make sure everyone is ready for the day itself. (more…)

Stay On Track With Important Wedding Planning Tasks

Professional Photo By: T Walker Photography

Wedding planning tasks can be exciting, and you can enjoy spending time with close friends and family members as you do things like look for a bridal gown, and meet with different vendors. With that said, planning can also be a particularly stressful experience, and few moments are as stressful as ones where you feel like you simply lack the time to make sure everything is in order. Staying on track with different responsibilities can be easier for some couples than others. One thing to think about is when you should begin making wedding preparations – remember, giving yourself more time can make it easier to adjust to mistakes and complications. If you feel anxious about planning your celebration, Texas Old Town can make the experience considerably easier with our All-Inclusive Wedding Package! (more…)

Should You Ask About Our All-Inclusive Wedding Package?

Professional Photo By: A. Gamble Photo

As you start thinking about what you want from your wedding day experience, you may start to feel some anxiety about taking care of everything. While you should certainly feel encouraged to pursue an ambitious wedding vision, the steps involved in bringing it to life may become daunting. If you are not comfortable with managing so many details, if you have other obligations that limit your planning time, or if you just want to have more expert support, you should look into our All-Inclusive Wedding Package! With this special arrangement, we can work with vendors to make sure everything is in order for your wedding day. Before we work out any plans with anyone, we speak with you about what you want your wedding to be like, so the experience is what you truly want. (more…)

Should You Arrange Live Entertainment For Your Reception?

Professional Photo By: Amanda Hoffman Art

Your wedding reception will feature many important moments that keep your guests engaged, and entertained. You can start the evening with your first dance, and you and your partner can enjoy dances with your parents. Your event can also feature toasts, a bouquet and garter toss, and plenty of foods and drinks for everyone to enjoy. With so many events to track, and so many guests to interact with, live entertainers can be a welcome addition to your reception. Having a live band or a DJ to oversee music will put professionals in the room who understand how to maintain a festive atmosphere. (more…)

Creating A Great Dessert Table For Your Wedding Reception

Professional Photo By: Okushi Photography

Between your ceremony and reception, you can give your guests plenty to marvel over at a Texas Old Town wedding. People can admire the natural beauty of your outdoor ceremony, and you can arrange your decorations to create a reception experience that ideally suits your personality. Of course, for some guests, few sights at your reception will be as welcome as the dessert table. While the tiered cake is still expected, couples have wowed their attendees with an array of different dessert options. You can provide a creative groom’s cake that delivers a different flavor experience, or provide a buffet-style table with many different treats to choose from through the night. (more…)

Our Venue Can Make Your Wedding Preparations Easier

Professional Photo By: Creatrix Photography

The location of a venue, and the visual appeal of the setting, are certainly important. With that said, you should also think about how easy it might be to work with your wedding venue. Texas Old Town is proud to offer amenities that can make your experiences with planning and enjoying your wedding easier than you might think possible. Our guests have access to our generous amenities that give you plenty of time during the day to prepare your ceremony and reception spaces, as well as designated areas where your wedding party members can dress. We can also help you find talented vendors who are capable of delivering great service for your special day! (more…)

Finding Small Ways To Make Your Ceremony Feel Magical

Professional Photo By: Meg Amorette Photography

The act of standing at the altar and sharing vows with your partner can certainly feel magical. With our splendid outdoor venues, you can rely on our Texas Hill Country landscape to add to the moment, and create a truly unforgettable experience. Of course, as with any special moment, the small details can be significant, or even crucial, to your ceremony. While the right decorations can set the mood of your event, this is only one feature of your wedding ceremony that can influence how people experience the moment you create a formal union with your partner. Your music choices, your vows, and even a few special additions to your procession can add to the magic of your event. (more…)