Rules to Bringing a Plus One

October 10, 2019

Burleson Mansion Wedding

Burleson Mansion Wedding

Are you going to a Burlseon mansion wedding at Lone Star Mansion and you’re unsure about the ettiequte of bringing a plus-one? We have got you covered with all the information and unspoken rules that you could need about bringing a plus-one to that upcoming wedding.

  • First things first, listen to your invitation! If it says that you can bring a plus one, you can. If it doesn’t say anything about a plus-one, it is safe to assume that you did not receive a plus-one. The reasons for this are numerous, so it is best not to question their choice and to just go along with it. You don’t need a date to a wedding for it to be great!
  • If your guest was named on the invitation, your plus-one is for that specific person. If your significant other can’t go, it does not mean that you can just substitute your best friend in place. If a specific person is named, it is as if they got their own invitation and you would not just pass along your whole invitation to the next person.
  • Lastly, think about who you’re bringing! If you recently started dating the bride’s brother’s ex, it might be best to opt out of bringing a plus-one entirely. The wedding is about the couple getting married, not about who you are choosing to bring as a wedding date. Respect the couple and who you are bringing as your plus-one if you are invited to bring one.

We hope that you are just as excited about the wedding that you are coming to celebrate as we are to host it at our beautiful mansion. Are you still looking for a venue for your wedding, too? Contact us to talk about our venue for your wedding!

Mansion Venue Texas

Mansion Venue Texas

There are so many reasons to have a mansion wedding. Of course, we are partial to Lone Star Mansion; we have many amenities and perks to having a wedding at our mansion and we are here to let you know about them.

  1. Firstly, it’s a mansion. Talk about all of your princess wedding day dreams coming true. You will feel like royalty the entirety of your special day and will never forget the time that you literally got married in a mansion.
  2. Mansions are huge, so this means that there will be plenty of space for your wedding – indoors or outdoors. We have two large indoor spaces with high ceilings and amazing lighting that are perfect for the ceremony or reception. We also have large grounds space for an outdoor wedding or reception that is sure to wow guests.
  3. With large rooms, comes a large bridal suite. Choosing a mansion as your venue of choice will give you plenty of space to get ready with your bridal party or groomsmen. You won’t have to worry about having minimal space or having to get ready in multiple rooms.
  4. The pictures alone are a perk of getting married at Lone Star Mansion. Our grounds are beautiful, with large trees, expanses of green grass, and of course, a beautiful mansion! Not only will you have a beautiful backdrop no matter where you are outside, you will have a beautiful backdrop indoors, as well! There are plenty of large windows, columns, arches, staircases, and really any other architecture feature to take pictures at in our mansion.

For more information about the best mansion venue Texas has, Lone Star Mansion, please contact us! We would love to answer any and all questions that you might have about our Texas mansion venue.

best Dallas venue

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!