Planning The Toast At Your Wedding Reception

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While you are sure to receive many well wishes over the course of your wedding reception, your wedding toast encourages everyone to congratulate you and your partner on your marriage. Traditionally, champagne glasses are distributed to your guests just before toasts are given. However, there is no reason you have to hold onto this custom. If you prefer to host a dry wedding, or simply want to offer something other than champagne, you can certainly change up what you put in the glasses everyone will raise. With that said, you will need to make sure your bar is appropriately stocked, so that you have enough to go around to all of your guests at the time the toasts begin. (more…)

Our All-Inclusive Wedding Package Can Make Planning Easier

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What can you do to make sure you have the time, and the energy, to properly plan your wedding? Giving yourself time to properly prepare for everything can help, but you may find it hard to make room in your schedule for the work required to bring your dream wedding to life. Texas Old Town can actually reduce your obligations, while still letting your dictate the event you want, with our All-Inclusive Wedding Package. With this special package, you can detail what you want for your wedding, and we can make all necessary arrangements with vendors to execute your plans. With this arrangement, you can look forward to showing up on your wedding day and seeing everything already in place! (more…)

The Importance Of Communication During Wedding Planning

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Over the course of wedding planning, you will have plenty of people you want to stay in touch with. You want to make it easy for you and your wedding party to interact, and you should make sure your guests have all the information they need when your wedding day draws close. You should also make sure that you know how to reach your wedding vendors, and that they know how to reach you. When it comes to finding professionals you are confident in, you should know that Texas Old Town can offer a list of recommended vendors. You can even reduce your need to be involved with planning by purchasing an All-Inclusive Wedding Package. (more…)

Planning Your Wedding Decorations Around Your Venue

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If you need inspiration for your wedding colors, your decorative theme, or any other matter related to the look of your ceremony and reception spaces, just take a closer look at your venue! Using the spaces that surround you for inspiration will give you a sense of how elaborate you need to be with your decorative pieces, and give you a clearer idea of how certain colors will work in your wedding plans. Of course, you can draw from more than just these spaces – you can also take in the splendor of our Texas Hill Country setting as a source of inspiration! (more…)

Hosting A Cocktail Hour Before Your Reception

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It is certainly normal to have some kind of delay between the end of your wedding ceremony, and the start of your reception. After all, this is a great time for family photos, and pictures with the bride and groom. While this gap in activities can be expected, you can understandably worry about your guests’ entertainment in this time. Many couples plan some kind of informal cocktail hour in this time. By arranging for your guests to receive refreshments before the reception, you can buy more time for your pictures. This can be particularly helpful if you are not planning to do first look photos before the ceremony, and need more time for photos before the reception. (more…)

Deciding On Shoes For The Bride And Groom

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Depending on the bridal gown you choose to wear, your shoes may receive little attention during your wedding day. This does not mean that footwear is not something to concern yourself with. Even if they are rarely visible in pictures, and hard to see while you stand at the altar, people will see them. It is also worth considering how the right shoes can help you feel that your wedding look is complete – even if you choose to wear something other than traditional heels. The groom’s shoe selection can be important, as they will certainly be a visible part of his outfit. If your groom is wearing something particularly formal, like a tuxedo, the occasion can call for something fancier than the best pair of dress shoes he currently owns. (more…)

Incorporating Family Traditions Into Your Wedding

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As much as your wedding is about you and your partner making your union official, it also celebrates the union of your families. As you start making plans for your ceremony and reception, one or both families may have traditions that you can draw from as you prepare for your special day. These may be subtle matters, or more significant customs you are asked to follow. Make sure you discuss family traditions while you are still early in your planning efforts – it may be difficult to scrap your earlier plans to incorporate something else. In addition to helping you carry on something meaningful to your relatives, or your partner’s relatives, honoring traditions can start to give your wedding event a clearer shape. (more…)

Making Arrangements For The End Of Your Wedding Night

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As wonderful as your wedding day can be, it has to end sometime. Fortunately, you can make sure the plans are in place to exit your event with style, and with the enthusiastic support of your guests. Traditionally, guests will line up on either side of the bride and groom, and cheer on their departure. From there, you can make arrangements for a special ride to whisk you off to wherever you and your spouse plan to spend your night. Of course, there is more to planning the end of your night than just your exit. You will also have to put plans in place to have gifts and other items that you leave behind taken from your venue. (more…)

Turning To Friends And Family For Wedding Planning Support

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As you plan your wedding, you have a wonderful opportunity to create the right look, and atmosphere, to properly celebrate your union with the person you love. You can bring in the right colors, decorations, food, beverages, and more to make your event feel truly special. Of course, making your wedding day a success will take considerable work, and put serious demands on your time. Fortunately, you are not alone – reaching out to family members and bridal party members for support can help you bring your wedding vision to life! You should also know that if you need more help with everything related to planning your wedding, you can ask about Texas Old Town’s All-Inclusive Wedding Package. (more…)

Deciding Between Online Or Physical Wedding Invitations

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As exciting as it is to tell everyone about your wedding day, the idea of creating and sending out invitations can feel more stressful than joyful. Producing your invitations comes after another particularly tough task – determining who you want to attend your special day. On top of selecting the right look for your invitations, you will need to make sure all of the information guests need is present, and accurate. On top of this, modern couples have to decide whether they should use traditional physical cards, or if they should email their invitations to their guests. While it can be easier to do everything online, this can be interpreted as less thoughtful by some guests, and may make your wedding event feel less formal. (more…)