What To Consider As You Search For A Wedding Officiant

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While you should take care to make sure that every person who serves a role in your wedding is right for their task, it is difficult to overstate the importance of having the right officiant. This person will have the opportunity to speak to what makes your relationship special, and they will help set the tone of your entire evening. It is up to you to choose if you want to ask someone you know to officiate, or if you prefer to stick with a professional. In the past, this role was typically filled by a professional, but many modern couples see the role as a position of honor for a close shared friend. Having someone who knows you personally can be beneficial, as they may have an easier time conveying why you and your partner are so right for each other. With that said, people with experience in this role can help make sure your wedding ceremony goes smoothly. (more…)

Tips On Enjoying (Or Skipping) Different Wedding Traditions

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Professional Photo By: Harper Blankenship

Throughout your wedding day, you and your partner will have the opportunity to take part in many different traditions. While you may be excited to celebrate through some of these moments, others may have you feeling less excited. You can decide to cut certain moments out of your planned evening, or make changes to them to better suit your event. If you are interested in enjoying a nontraditional wedding, you can find it freeing to cut or change certain familiar moments or programs from the celebration. Of course, if you want to create a more formal and traditional atmosphere at your wedding, it may be difficult to stray too far from events that are familiar to guests. (more…)

Providing A Great Reception Dining Experience For Guests

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A successful wedding reception can depend on many factors, but it is hard to overstate the importance of planning out your meal for your guests. To provide a memorable dining experience, think beyond the food itself and consider what you should do to serve everything, and how you should decorate your dining spaces. Texas Old Town offers different venue settings, so you can choose a reception area that provides ample space as well as the right atmosphere for your event. As you make plans, remember that dinner is not the only time you will serve people during your reception. To make the most of your evening, you should also put serious thought into your beverage options, and what you provide for your dessert! (more…)

Choosing And Establishing Your Wedding Theme

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Once you have your wedding theme selected, it can be easier for you to start putting the pieces of your event in place. This choice can impact the wedding colors you choose, the formality of your event, and whether you want to include rustic, antique, or DIY decorations. Making and committing to a choice will help you move forward with planning, but this is not the end of your work. After all, you also need to think of how you can showcase that theme during your celebration. The right wedding vendors can help with this, as they can make recommendations in response to the type of celebration you are hoping to host. (more…)

3 Reasons To Consider First Look Wedding Photos

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First look wedding photos see a happy couple pose together before their ceremony begins for a series of pictures. These shots can capture great images you can be excited to frame and place in your shared home, but this does mean the bridal gown is revealed before the start of the wedding. While some couples choose to stick with tradition and save that reveal for the event itself, being open to first look photos can offer several advantages. One benefit for couples who have their event at our Texas Hill Country location is the opportunity to find the ideal backdrop to capture stunning images that you will be excited to preserve and share. (more…)

What Should You Know Before You Shop For A Wedding Gown?

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Professional Photo By: Harper Blankenship

Beginning the search for a wedding gown can be fun, but it may be a time-consuming process even if you have an idea of what you want to wear. Selecting the “right” gown can call for a search at multiple shops as you try to find the dress that truly speaks to you. Once you find it, you should assume that some alterations will be needed to ensure that it looks perfect before you walk down the aisle. While this is just one of many tasks on a bride-to-be’s list during the engagement period, it can be one of the most important ones – after all, few features of a wedding are as memorable as the dress! (more…)

Things To Consider Before Planning A Larger Wedding Event

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When it comes to weddings, should you keep your guest list short, or should you extend invitations to as many people as you can? Planning a larger wedding can mean taking on more costs, and it can make ample space a priority. With that said, this can help you create a more celebratory mood during the reception, and it can help you avoid awkward questions about who must be left off your invite list. Before making the commitment to host a bigger wedding, make sure you are comfortable with the challenges involved. Texas Old Town can help couples looking for a bigger event, as our different venue spaces include larger settings for people with larger turnouts!

Tips To Help You Make The Most Of An Outdoor Ceremony

happy couple after saying "I do"

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By arranging an outdoor wedding ceremony, you can enjoy picturesque natural surroundings when you say “I do” before your friends and family members. In addition to creating a stunning visual experience, an outdoor ceremony can be a great way to set the tone for a rustic wedding, or add a touch of magic to a more formal affair. While these spaces can call for less decorating, you should still be prepared to add a few touches to personalize your surroundings. You should also try to let your guests know to dress appropriately for an event that will partly take place outdoors. Because Texas Old Town offers multiple outdoor venues in addition to accommodating reception spaces, we can help you discover the ideal place to celebrate your union with the person you love! (more…)

What Should The Groomsmen Wear At Our Wedding?

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You have your own gown to select, and you need to think about what your bridesmaids should wear before your wedding. Of course, to complete the look and make sure everyone seems in place and stylish at the altar, you also need to think about what the groomsmen should have on at your event. The groomsmen in your wedding party can be styled formally or informally to fit in with the look and tone of your wedding event. No matter how stylish or laid-back you want them to be, you will still have some flexibility in deciding on their attire. One thing that can make choosing their fashion easier is to start with the look you have in mind for the groom, and finding ways to vary the look for the others.  (more…)

Making Time For All Of Your Planned Reception Events

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The typical wedding reception will feature dinner, drinks, dancing, toasts, and more. This is your time to thank everyone for being on hand to celebrate your union with your partner, as well as an opportunity to enjoy your first night together as a married couple. While the evening can be full of fun, you may run into a problem – how are you going to make time for all of your planned activities? Once your evening is underway, it can be easy to lose track of the night as people relax and cut loose. However, you can still be eager to take part in traditions like the cake cutting, first dance, and bouquet toss. Having an event coordinator on hand to keep you on track, and to help let guests know about upcoming activities, can make it easier for you to stick with your intentions for the evening. (more…)