Venue Shopping

Venue shopping can be so fun but at the same time be so very frustrating. So many options, date conflicts, some offer so much, some offer so little, and everyone of them has a different way of pricing.

So here are some tips:

  1. Only look at venues that fit into your budget!
    • You don’t want to fall in love with a place that will not afford you to actually feed your guests.
  2. Pick 5 venues that have your dates you are looking at
    • When looking at dates you may want to consider the following…
      • ¬†Immediate family and wedding party birthdays.
      • Is a holiday something you want to consider.
      • What other major events are happening in the city that you are planning your wedding that could impact your day, especially if you ¬†have a large number of out of town guests.
  3. Try to look at all the venues within 3 days.
    • This will keep everything fresh in your mind
  4. Remember to trust your gut!
    • If you one of your goals is for your guests to experience the city then don’t go see venues that are located so far outside the city that you are no longer in the city you wanted everyone to experience.
    • Or go look at them and it will help you confirm your decision
  5. It is equally important to cross venues off the list. Try to tour one of your favorite venues first and use that as the mark of comparison.
  6. Narrow it down to 2 and do a PRO/CON list for each and try to really drill down on a cost comparison.
  7. MAKE A decision!

Fall Wedding Freak out…

How many times have you been witness to a bride that is now less than 60 days out from the wedding?? and the bride is now officially in total freak out mode. She is not listing to reason, she is supper emotional, there is family drama, oh and to make matters worse she is now considering changing her dress.

How do you help your friend?? TELL her is it is not too late, she needs professional help. The last 30-60 days before a wedding are CRUNCH time. A day of coordinator is well worth the sanity that they bring. In less than 3 hours time a professional planner can take the hot mess that your friend has created and create a plan and help pull together her vision. The time alone that a planner will save is worth its weight in gold.

Beat the Heat… Summer Wedding in Texas

It will be HOT soon! And people keep getting married in the summer in Texas, Texans don’t stop for the heat. We are here to give you tip while you are planning to stay COOL!

The folks over at Off Beat Bride have some good ideas.
1. Shade
2. Hydration Station
3. Plan your ceremony closer to sun set

Link to the full article:
Summer Wedding Tips

Super cute and such a great price!
Just Artifacts


Jason + Brandi

Eat, Drink and Be Married…

Wow, what an amazing group of people! This wedding really showed the personal side of the Bride and Groom. From their extra special attendant with her custom collar (there dog Haliey) to the yard games.

The bridesmaids all had unique black dresses and mint green Kendra Scott jewels! The groom ament with their Tommy Hilfigure sneakers.

This group had 2 missions

1. Celebrate the union of 2 great friends
2. Have fun while doing it!

We are excited to see how Dustin and Fred with captured this truly special day.

The Cake was exactly what the Brandi asked for thanks to Michelle’s Patisserie
The milk and cookies were a hit for a late night treat!

The ceremony and reception were topped off by the music talents of Mark with Tunes Across Texas

OMG Becky with Bouquets of Austin and her team truly out did the expectations

We hope to be back to the Vineyard at Florence again as the setting, wine and staff were amazing!







Party truck!

We had a new client meeting tonight, the bride is exploring food tucks as a catering option. The venue that has been secured is perfect and I almost jumped out of my seat. I love this idea!!! It’s fun, interactive and give the guest options from food. There is a great resource to help locate and contract food trucks!

Get started with this how it works guide: