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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!

DFW wedding venueFirst off, congrats on your recent engagement! It’s an exciting time for you! After your proposal you’ve jumped feet first into planning your big day, and it’s all you can think about. Your Pinterest inspiration board is in full swing, and you have appointments set up to see Fort Worth Wedding Venues all around the city. Although this time can be incredibly exciting, let us  be the first to remind you, it’s not all about the wedding day (funny coming from a Wedding Venue right?). It’s about you and your significant other, the love that you have for one another, the marriage you’re creating, and the relationship that you’ll continue to grow.

To help you remember this throughout the process, we wanted to give you a few “engaged” date ideas that you could plan along the way.

  • First Date: Go back to the site of your very first date together and reminisce about the early days of your relationship. Think how far you’ve come!
  • Plan a weekend away: make time for a weekend getaway, before the true chaos of wedding planning sets in. Choose a relaxing bed and breakfast, or an adventurous Air BnB. Keep the wedding talk to a minimum, and enjoy each other’s company in a setting outside your typical busy lifestyle.
  • See where the map takes you: Pull out a map of your city or state, close your eyes, and pick a spot. You can explore a new part of your town together, or even roadtrip somewhere out of the ordinary.
  • Date Night In: forget the hassle of a reservation and create a romantic evening at home. Cook a meal together, whether you try a new recipe or an old favorite. Create a playlist of songs you two love, and set the table with candles and flowers for a romantic atmosphere.

We hope you enjoy your “engaged” date-night, but even more so, we hope you enjoy the wedding planning process. If you’re interested in scheduling a tour at one of the most well-known Fort Worth Wedding Venues, Lonestar Mansion, schedule your tour today!

How to Ask Your Groomsmen

January 28, 2019

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One of the reasons we’re one of the most popular venues in Fort Worth is because of our little secret: the men’s suite. We know how important it is to take care of your buddies and keep your nerve. That’s why we created this list of creative ways to ask your best friends to stick with you on your big day.

Give them a Survival Kit

Weddings take a lot of preparation. Give your friends a heads up with a wedding day starter pack. Include things like a shaving kit, cufflinks, a tie bar, and socks. You can also throw in fun things like a cigar, lighter, bottle opener, knife or an engraved shot glass.

Bottle it up

Have a party full of drinking buddies? Get a miniature bottle of their favorite booze and attach a custom label. The label can have a funny saying or a sentimental note, whatever works best for your friend group. Then you can all toast to your big day.

Prank them

Are you the prankster in your group? If you’re friends love a good joke why not embarrass them at work by showing up with a bouquet of roses and ask them to be a groomsman or better yet get on one knee in front of an audience. You’ll be laughing about it for years to come.

You’ve booked your dream FW wedding venue, and now it’s time to choose your wedding bands. Here are some tips on what to consider.

Narrow Down Your Choices

Narrowing down your ring options may seem overwhelming, but don’t worry. Start by thinking about how you’ll be adding to your engagement ring. Do you want something simple or does your ring need more sparkle? Discuss with your partner if it’s important that your rings match whether that be in metal color or style.

Merging Styles

If you want your rings to match but you’re partner likes yellow gold and you like platinum don’t despair. Considering a compromise. Maybe you choose a band that is a braided mix of metals or you find a style of wedding ring you both like. At the end of the day however, your partner has to wear the ring so it should be something they enjoy wearing daily.

Set a Budget

Most couples spend about 3 percent of their total wedding budget on the rings so keep that in mind when going in to look. If want you want is custom and costs $1,000 more than you’re willing to spend, try and find a compromise. While this is an important investment, it can always be changed or added on to after the wedding or for an anniversary.