Tips To Help You Stock The Bar At Your Wedding

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While your guests can certainly be glad to find a well-stocked bar at your wedding reception, the task of setting up your bar service may feel challenging. While Texas Old Town provides you with a designated vendor for your bar service, you will need to make plans around what to serve, and how much you need, while making sure you follow the appropriate bar service guidelines. While purchasing drinks can be expensive, and the process can be confusing at times, smart planning can lead to great results. You can find calculators online to help you figure out how much you need to buy, and you can discuss returns with your supplier, in case you find yourself with leftovers. (more…)

Making Time For A First Look Photo Session

Professional Photo By: Wes Atkinson Photography

A first look photo shoot makes it possible to document that special moment where the bride reveals herself in her dress to her partner. Traditionally, that moment takes place during the wedding ceremony. However, with a first look, you can make sure it is clearly documented. Of course, this session has other benefits. By taking photos together before your event begins, you can reduce the amount of time you need for pictures between the ceremony and reception. Because you have sixteen hours of access to your venue space thanks to Texas Old Town’s generous amenities package, you can find plenty of time to have your pictures taken. You can also count on finding a lovely backdrop for pictures, as you will be surrounded by beautiful Texas Hill Country! (more…)

Pursuing Nontraditional Wedding Ideas

Professional Photo By: Regalia Photography

Following wedding traditions can make your special day easier to plan. After all, when you work around the familiar elements of wedding ceremonies and receptions, you can find that vendors are prepared to address what interests you. It can also be easier for you to prepare simply because you know what you are looking for. With that said, you should absolutely feel encouraged to look at opportunities to make nontraditional choices. Breaking from traditions can help you make your celebration more suited to you and your partner. Unconventional decisions also help you make your wedding stand apart from others that people have attended in the past. (more…)

Keeping Everyone Entertained At Your Reception

Professional Photo By: A. Gamble Photo

Your reception event wraps up your wedding – the night itself, and all of your efforts to plan your event. As you work out the details of this celebration, you can look forward to hosting a night filled with tasty food, refreshing drinks, and enough entertainment to keep spirits high until your night comes to an end. While some couples prefer more spirited reception events than others, it is safe to assume that your guests expect a festive atmosphere. Your venue space gives you access to a spacious, accommodating reception area. You can ensure the night is a success by selecting the right music, making time for popular traditions, and taking the time to thank all of your guests for their attendance. (more…)

Don’t Overlook The Importance Of Your Wedding Rehearsal

Professional Photo By: Harper Blankenship

The day before your wedding can be full of anticipation and excitement, but this is not a day where you can simply step back and wait for your wedding day to arrive. After all, the evening before your celebration is typically when the wedding rehearsal takes place, and you should be prepared to make the most of your opportunity to practice the steps of your ceremony. All of your bridesmaids and groomsmen should be present for this event – even party members who come from out of town should be present when the practice session is a mere evening before the wedding. You can also ask your ushers to attend, as well as your officiant. Once this practice is complete, you can unwind with your rehearsal dinner, something you can actually count on us to host! (more…)

Arranging The Details Of Your Reception Meal

Professional Photo By: Lucille Photo

After a lovely ceremony, and the opportunity to celebrate your love with your partner, you can unwind with a terrific wedding reception experience. The reception is your chance to interact with your guests, thank everyone for their support, and watch as so much event planning pays off in the form of a wonderful evening. While there is certainly more to your reception than just your dinner, the food choices you make are certainly important. While Texas Old Town can help you find caterers providing a list of recommended vendors, you can explore your options and find the ideal meal for your wedding. Of course, your serving decisions cover more than just dinner – you can also make plans for snacks, and you will need to arrange your dessert options. (more…)

How The Date And Time Can Affect Your Wedding

Professional Photo By: Regalia Photography

Your chosen date and time for your wedding can be surprisingly important to your event. Because so many people associate the spring and summer months as the conventional time for a wedding to take place, dates around this period can be more open. You can also find that more vendors are available for your wedding day when you choose a less traditional date. Of course, the choice of when to host your wedding is more than just a matter of having less competition for vendors! You can also take inspiration from the season to create an event that feels distinct, and unique. (more…)

Your Ushers Can Provide Key Support On Your Wedding Day

Professional Photo By: A. Gamble Photo

While there are many important responsibilities that have to be addressed on your wedding day, your attention can be trained on your personal preparations. You and your bridesmaids should feel free to dedicate yourselves to dressing, and having any planned hair and makeup services done. So what can you do to make sure your ceremony space is ready, and your guests are properly greeted? These roles typically fall to your ushers. While ushers play a visible role in your wedding by escorting guests to their seats, they can also be helpful in the time leading up to the start of your ceremony. By providing them with the proper instructions and details, you can give them the information they need to be great assets on your special day! (more…)

Should Your Wedding Be All-Ages, Or Adults Only?

Professional Photo By: Meg Amorette Photography

When it comes to guests with kids, how inviting should you really be when you send out your invitations? For some couples, a wedding feels incomplete without full families in attendance, which means they have to account for children in their guest list. For others, a proper wedding experience is one that keeps the affair adults-only. Choosing to ask people to leave their kids at home can free up space to invite more people to your event, it can reduce concerns about your menu not being suitable for young palates, and it can help encourage a more festive atmosphere in the evening. Having kids in attendance can mean having young family members on hand, and it can make attendance easier for guests with children. (more…)

Should You Establish A Dress Code For Your Guests?

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With your decorations, your entertainment, and your food and drink options, you can carefully create a wedding atmosphere that suits you. We provide inviting venue spaces you can use to create a more informal event, or something more refined. Ideally, your guests will come dressed for your occasion. Formality is not the only consideration for them to make – your outdoor ceremony can call for seasonally appropriate choices, too. With that said, people tend to feel more comfortable when they feel their clothing decisions are well-suited to their event. Should you dictate a wedding dress code to your guests to help with this? Your guests can be glad to know your preference for wedding attire, as it can help them select what to wear. With that said, trying to enforce a dress code can be difficult. (more…)