Tips for Creating a Wedding Budget

Wedding BudgetingThere are fun parts of planning a wedding, and then there is the budget. Unless you’re a huge fan of math, you may not be looking forward to tracking your spending and sticking to a wedding budget. But whether you’re working with $3,000 or $30,000, setting a budget can help make sure your wedding day is the stuff of dreams, and that you don’t have to live in the poorhouse with your new husband when it’s over. Best of all, by establishing your wedding budget early, you can spend less time worrying about the money you’re spending, and more time planning for your beautiful day, and the wonderful life you two are starting! (more…)

Choosing the Best Venue for Your Quinceanera

Quinceanera VenueIt can be hard to plan a big, detailed event when you’re also excited about celebrating your birthday. You may be much more interested in finding the perfect dress and practicing your dance moves, than selecting a venue for your party. But, it is important to find a location that will help set the tone for your quinceanera, and knowing what exactly you’re looking for can certainly help. (more…)

Creating a Realistic Wedding Day Timeline

Wedding Reception TimelineNow that we have established you should create a wedding day timeline, it’s time to talk more about what that might look like. Many brides are a bit too optimistic when it comes to scheduling their big days. Underestimating how long preparations and various events will take, can seriously push back your departure time, not to mention leave your guests feeling anxious waiting for that delicious cake you selected. By talking with your wedding professionals you can help set a realistic timeline that will keep everything – and everyone – on track during your big day! (more…)

Do You Need a Wedding Day Timeline?

Wedding Planning TimelineIn all the chaos of planning a wedding, it can be tempting to backburner anything that seems like a formality. A wedding timeline might make this list, but it’s far more important than you many brides realize. Not only can a timeline help the people you hire live up to your expectations, it can also help your family and bridal party know when and where they should be. Having a timeline on paper – and everyone’s smart phones – can save you a great deal of stress on your wedding day. So don’t delay, or overlook, this very important to-do. (more…)

Tips for Picking the Most Affordable Wedding Venue

Wedding Piggy BankEvery bride wants to find a location that will set the perfect backdrop for her dream wedding. At times that can seem easier said than done, though, especially when cost is a factor. For many brides on a budget, the search for an affordable wedding venue can lead to frustration and disappointment. The good news is that it’s not impossible to find a great venue you can actually afford. As with anything, you just have to know what you’re looking for, and more importantly how to find it. (more…)

Questions to Ask Before You Hire Your Wedding DJ

Wedding DJ QuestionsA wedding reception wouldn’t be the same without some great tunes. How else can you compel people onto the dance floor? Hiring a DJ that will be a great fit for your event can seem like a daunting task, though. How do you find one compatible with your musical tastes, the patience to put up with requests from your crazy uncles, and one that won’t show up to your black tie reception wearing a backwards ball cap and track pants? Knowing the right questions to ask can help make sure you find the DJ that is just right for your wedding! (more…)

Eat, Drink and Bargain Shop

Bridal Garage SaleTexas Old Town will be hosting its biannual Bridal Garage Sale from 9 to 11 a.m., Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Tejas Hall, located at 1205 Roland Lane, Kyle, Texas 78640. The event will be a great chance for all our former brides to clear out their leftover wedding décor items, as well as for prospective brides to check out our beautiful venue while stocking up on great deals! So, mark your calendars and call all your girlfriends. You won’t want to miss this fun event! (more…)

Keeping Guests Cool at Your Summer Wedding

Keep Cool Summer WeddingDo you have your heart set on a late summer wedding? Are you dreaming of a reception spent dancing under the stars? There are a number of ways you can help make guests comfortable at your summer soiree, and air conditioning is only one of them. Keeping the heat in mind, while planning, can help ensure your guests enjoy the day, without breaking a sweat. Summer is a lovely time to get married, after all, so long as you prepare for the impending heat! (more…)

Trending Now: DIY Decorations

DIY Wedding DecorWhether you got sucked into the overwhelming world of Pinterest, are trying to save money, or just want to personalize your big day, DIY decorations may be on your mind. There are a number of crafty projects you can tackle to help make your wedding unique, and one that truly reflects you and your groom’s personalities. Best of all, you don’t have to be a young Martha Stewart to create your own wedding décor. You just need a little time, and a lot of help. (more…)

Inexpensive Favor Ideas for Brides on a Budget

Wedding Dessert BarHave things started to look pretty tight on your wedding budget? Are you worried you’ll have to choose between inviting people or feeding them? Before you start cutting people from the guest list, you should know that wedding favors are a great place to slash dollars. Rather than opting for expensive, monogrammed favors that are likely to end up in the trash, consider what your guests would really enjoy, that won’t break the bank or your budget. Best of all, no one will even notice you didn’t splurge.  (more…)