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Best Dallas Venue

As the best Austin venue, we would love to help you find your other vendors, as well! Selecting vendors can be an intimidating task when you begin, but it does not have to be! As your best Austin venue, we want to be by your side during this wedding planning and choosing process.

  • Before you meet with any vendors, set your budget in advance! This will probably help to narrow down your list of possibilities at least a little bit. Be realistic, but know your priorities. If you and your fiancé are foodies, make a little bit more room for the catering budget. This is an important step before going into meet with vendors so that you can be upfront with them about your financial expectations.
  • Before, or even after meetings, know that social media and reviewing websites are your friend! We all know that people don’t hold back on the internet, and the same is true with reviews. If 12 out of 15 reviews say that the vendor was great, or vice versa, that might give you a much needed answer as to if you will use them. You want vendors that are team players, that will work with you.
  • Don’t be afraid to negotiate with the vendors! Maybe your perfect baker is a little over your budget; tell them that and see if anything can be changed or adjusted. You never know, and it never hurts to try to cut a deal.
  • Last but not least, ask all the questions and take all the notes during any meetings or phone calls with vendors. Even when you are just doing research through reviews and websites, notes will help exponentially later on. Your future self will thank you when all of the information you could want is all in one place.

Bridal Portrait Ideas

April 26, 2019

Fort Worth Wedding Venue

Fort Worth Wedding Venue

Whether you take your bridal portraits weeks before your wedding or at your Fort Worth wedding venue the day of your big day, make them unique to you! There are so many ways to make sure that your bridal portrait session is not just another session, but one you will look back on with fondness.

  1. If you are taking them prior to your wedding day, choose a location that means a lot to you and your future spouse. You could take them in the field he proposed, or the part of town that you had your first date. This is an easy way to make your bridal portraits unique to you.
  2. While taking the photos, get creative with your veil! Ask the photographer to use the veil to create stunning shots by going under the veil and taking pictures, letting it be in front of the lens, and even just different angles. Use your veil to your advantage  to create the most stunning pictures.
  3. Bring something special with you to add to the pictures. Bring a picture of your parents or grandparents wedding to hold while taking a few of your pictures. You could also bring your family heirloom to add to your pictures to make them more personal for your whole family. You could even bring your favorite lounge chair! It sounds extra, but you’ll love looking back at all of your pictures with it.
  4. Lastly, use the space that you’re taking pictures in to your advantage. If there are winding stairs, take some shots from above with you walking down. If there is stained glass or big windows, use the light to create beautifully shadow cast images. Show that you are the center of attention by standing in the middle of arches or pillars. Space can be used to create beautiful pictures, so use it!

DFW Wedding Venue

DFW Wedding Venue

Is your grandma your best friend? Have you always wanted your grandparent to have a special place in your wedding? Your wedding can be as special and personal as you want it to be by having as much family incorporated in your ceremony as possible at your DFW wedding venue. Grandparents are extra special to each of us and having them be a part of your wedding is a beautiful way to show them just how much they are loved by you.

  1. The first way that you can incorporate your grandparents in your wedding is by having them read something special during your ceremony. You might want them to read a bible verse to open the ceremony, or a special love letter that they now wish for you and your love.
  2. A fun way to incorporate your grandparents into your wedding might be having them literally be in your wedding! If you don’t have any young kids in your family, ask your grandmothers to be your flower girls or your grandfather to be your ring bearer. It will be incredibly special and make everyone feel young again.
  3. To honor a passed grandparent that was dear to you, leave a seat for them in the ceremony seating. That way you can know that they are there, looking on as you say your vows to your loved one. It will be a sweet moment when you look at everyone you love in the crowd and see the seat that it specifically meant for them.
  4. Lastly, you can attach pictures of your grandparents’ wedding or individual shots of them to your bouquet as you are walking down the aisle. This will be a beautiful testament to the generations of your family that everyone will love whether your grandparents are there in life or spirit.

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Wedding Planning Stress Help from the Dallas Pros

If you’re in the midst of wedding planning, you’re probably already feeling the stress of the constant decisions, seemingly small choices that largely impact the budget, and well… everything else that has to do with planning the PERFECT day.

Here are a few tips to help you through the stressful time:

  1. Focus on the fun parts and delegate the rest. You don’t have to do everything, there are experts in all aspects of weddings to help you plan your day. Delegating tasks that you aren’t familiar with or aren’t interested in doing will certainly help lower your stress level.
  2. Get your future spouse involved. Instead of handing off a to do list, consider making it a date night where you have a little fun crossing off a few items on the list. Consider picking your music while having a living room dance party, or selecting your design direction while shopping for inspiration.
  3. Reward yourself. Set milestones in your planning process and allow yourself to have rewards for accomplishing them. Finishing the entire wedding planning process can seem like a daunting task, but booking a florist, or selecting cake flavors is much more manageable.
  4. Involve family and friends. Plan DIY girls night with your bridesmaids to knock a few things off the list. Just remember the wine, and everyone will love helping you with your planning projects.

Most importantly, remember what it’s all about. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but it should be all about celebrating your love and relationship, not about the stress and endless to do list. And remember to recruit the professionals,  hire a wedding planner, enlist a designer, or find people to help you with the strengths you don’t have so you can enjoy the process.

Interested in knocking the venue tour off your Dallas wedding planning to do list? Contact us today!