Month: June 2021

5 Creative Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas

You just said “yes” to the man of your dreams, and now it’s time to pop the big question to your bridesmaids. These ladies have been with you through thick and thin, and you’ve created unforgettable memories with them. Now, you are ready to ask them to play an important role in your wedding. You just have to figure out how. They mean the world to you, and you want to make sure they know the MVP status they hold in your life. There are short and touching ways of asking the question, as well as elaborate and vogue ideas too. Whether it’s an individual proposal or a get-together with all of the besties, we will help you ensure that they feel special.

Solve the Puzzle Mystery

Growing up, you probably spent some time playing board games and piecing together puzzles with your girlfriends. If you want to take the nostalgic, sentimental route, this is a perfect opportunity. Send each bridesmaid a jigsaw puzzle with a photo of the two of you, and the big question spelled out. 

Personalize a Wine Bottle

Ask the “life of the party” to stand by your side on the altar with a customized bottle of wine. Not only is the bottle a beautiful gift to display forever, but what’s stored inside is just as wonderful. To personalize the gift, buy each bridesmaid their favorite wine. Write a corky message to each of them, about a special or hilarious moment you shared. You can even specify to save the bottle for a wine night, and you and all your bridesmaids can live it up together.

Fortune Cookies and Chinese Food 

If you want to completely surprise your bridesmaids, invite them over for a casual movie and Chinese take-out. They will not be expecting the proposal inside of their fortune cookies! It’s simple to prepare too, just order customized cookies online. These fortune cookies will help guarantee their attendance, for it’s already predicted in their future!

Private Dance Session

Do you and your girlfriends love to dance? Why not take them out to do something they love while proposing the heartfelt question? You can book a private lesson, and once it’s over, you can let them know that this will prepare them for all the dancing they will do as your bridesmaids at your wedding.  

“Matching Diamonds for 6”

If you want to make the bridesmaid proposal extremely fashionable, take advice from the famous singer, Ariana Grande. Bling out your best friends with a brunch that highlights the true “gems” in your life. You can create your own Breakfast at Tiffany’s in your backyard! Wrap delicious finger foods in jewelry boxes and decorate with a bright color scheme. Gift your bridesmaids a piece of jewelry as you propose to them.

 

Hidden Creek Events

Along with securing your bridesmaids, you want to book your perfect venue too. Hidden Creek is an excellent choice and one of the best in Dallas! We have a beautiful, rustic barn and a lush outdoor area for fairytale wedding ceremonies. Our wedding coordinator will help you with every detail and can be there every step of the way. Schedule a tour with us today, to take a look at this hidden gem and to learn more about our services. Let’s create an enchanting wedding night that you nor your bridesmaids will ever forget!

How to Keep Your Guests Cool During a Hot Texas Summer Wedding

Unfortunately, you can’t control the weather, so you might need a few tricks to keep your guests cool during a hot Texas summer wedding. Try these tactics to help your wedding guests beat the heat and ensure everyone has a wonderful time.

Plan Ahead

One of the first things you should do if you plan to have an outdoor wedding is to strategize. You should make it possible for your wedding guests to go inside and outside as they please. Hidden Creek has a lovely venue with an outdoor space and a beautiful rustic barn, so we can accommodate the weather. 

Fans and Parasols

There are many creative ways to make your guests feel comfortable. You can hand out parasols that will shelter them from the sun. Small paper fans can also do the trick and help them stay cool.

Of course, if you want to be more innovative, you can always print the menu on the paper fans, which will make everything even more exciting.

Frozen Desserts and Refreshment

The easiest way to make your guests comfortable is to offer cool refreshments. You can choose anything you want here. The safest option is ice cream, and it’s nice to have cold water bottles on hand as well.

Needless to say, ice is always an excellent option since it will keep the drinks cool and ensure that your guests can refresh themselves whenever they need to.

Drink Stations

Having a bar is fun, but you might want to set up a few drink stations as well. Your guests will need a lot of beverages, and they need to be cold. Ice-cold drinks are the best way to keep your guests comfortable and cool, and you can offer any type of drink.

Lemonade with fresh flowers is an excellent way to combine function and decor, and it’s a perfect way to freshen up while getting some energy-boosting vitamin C.

Tents

Even if your wedding day is outside, it doesn’t mean your guests need to sit in direct sunlight. A wedding tent is always an option in warm weather. It is a perfect mix of indoors and outdoors, and your guests will enjoy the shade while feeling the breeze.

You can also create covered lounge areas for people to cool down. Small pop-up tents are easy to find; you can put them up in no time, and your guests will adore them. The key here is to give your guests a few options. They can mingle indoors, rest in lounge areas, and enjoy the cocktail hour in the sun.

Pool Party

Another great way to cool down during summer is to jump in the pool. Naturally, we don’t expect you to spend your big day swimming, but a dip in the hotel pool or boating on Lake Ray Hubbard can cool you down after. 

 Of course, not everyone wants a pool party at their wedding, but it’s certainly a great cool-down idea for some.

5 Genius Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Reception

Wedding receptions can be fun, but they can also be expensive, so couples must often find ways to save money on them. Here, we will go through some reception ideas that could leave you with extra cash in your pocket.

Pick a Different Day of the Week

One of the easiest ways to save a lot of money is to pick any day of the week but Saturday. In the last couple of years, Saturdays have been the most popular days for weddings, and naturally, the price is significantly higher for receptions taking place on this day.

If you pick a Friday or Sunday, you might be able to save thousands! The prices of food and drinks may also be lower.

Save on the Invitations

The only way for your guests to know about the wedding is if you invite them. However, this doesn’t mean you should spend a fortune on wedding invitations. There are many cheaper options out there. For example, you could go for less-expensive insert cards — they will allow you to save hundreds of dollars depending on the number of people you’re inviting.

You could also skip the envelope liner and even create a website that will direct your guests to other events like wedding parties, rehearsal dinner, transportation, etc.

Think About the Dress

Having a wedding without a wedding dress is impossible. We would never suggest you skimp on this part. However, what you can do is start thinking about it early. If you start preparing on time, you can avoid the last-minute rush, quick changes, alterations, and all other circumstances that will increase the cost.

If you already have a dress in mind, it would be best to order it eight or nine months before the wedding. You can also check popular websites to see if you can get a discount on the wedding dress of your dreams. When you are not in a hurry, you can wait a bit for it to go on sale.

Go for an Up-and-Coming Photographer

Another great way to cut costs is to find a photographer that won’t charge you a fortune. The prices can vary wildly for this type of service. Instead of going for the most someone well-established and expensive, you can try and find a rising talent. This way, you can still get an excellent photographer without spending as much on this part of the reception.

Social media is a great place to find new talents, and you can talk to experienced photographers as well. They can often recommend an up-and-coming star for you.

Smaller Portions Save Money

Food, drinks, and cakes are important. However, wedding cakes are often unnecessarily huge, and you can always opt for a smaller cake. As for the food, the choice you make will dictate the price, and you can always make a smarter and more affordable arrangement without sacrificing the quality.

Planning a wedding reception can be tough, and there are so many things to cover. However, if you start thinking about it in advance, you will see that there are numerous wedding ideas that can save you money. Of course, everyone is different, and there are probably things that you wouldn’t be willing to change, no matter the price. That’s perfectly fine. Careful wedding planning will uncover numerous other opportunities for saving a lot while sacrificing little.

Top 2021 Honeymoon Destinations 

After an enchanting wedding celebration, you want to keep the magic going. You and your partner deserve some time away to enjoy the wonders of the world, exploring the Seven Seas, or riding on horseback across the shoreline. There are a million and one destination honeymoon spots out there. Today, we’ll tell you about some hidden gems, your favorite wedding magazine may have glossed over. With a little bit of research and planning, there is no doubt you will find the destination of you and your partner’s dreams. 

Santorini is the Perfect Island Getaway

Santorini is rated among the best island destinations. This gorgeous island is located in Greece, along the Aegean Sea. It has awe-inspiring red and black sand beaches and picturesque whitewashed homes that will leave a lasting impression. While you’re exploring the sights, you can also delve into Santorini’s rich history. Some claim that this was the original home of the lost city of Atlantis, which succumbed to the sea after a massive volcano erupted in 1650 B.C. There are many things to do in Santorini. Enjoy a swim at the molted-dyed beaches or go hike along the caldera from Fira, where many claim Atlantis once stood.

Relax at The Blue Lagoon

Geothermal seawater and spas on volcanic earth– if you are looking to relax, Iceland is the place to be. If your honeymoon falls between spring and autumn, you’ll get to enjoy the celestial wonders of the sky, the Northern Lights. Summer brings its own wonders. There are near-endless bright skies, so time will seem to stop. Hot springs, horseback riding, volcanic and geologic features are just a few of the things to enjoy there.

Woodstock is a Winter Wonderland

Woodstock, Vermont is a perfectly hidden honeymoon gem, especially if you are looking to escape the heat and enjoy some snow. If you and your partner are adrenaline seekers, there are many thrilling adventures to partake in. From skiing to ice climbing, the possibilities are endless. November to April are the best times to go because that’s when snow covers the beautiful mountains and resorts.

Escape on a Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania, Africa has numerous safari parks where you can take an adventure and spot magnificent animals in their natural habitats. More than 25,00 large mammals, including the Masai giraffes, run freely, but safely, across their land and. So keep a camera nearby to snap a couple of shots. Enjoy classic safari rides, hot springs, the white sand beaches of Zanzibar, and scuba and snorkeling in crystal blue waters. You will not want to come back home.

First Comes the Hidden Creek Wedding

The magic begins at Hidden Creek. When you are ready to start planning your perfect wedding, our expert coordinator will help you book the charming Hidden Creek venue to begin you and your partner’s life together as spouses. Our team will help you take care of every detail, so you can chuck away some of that wedding planning stress. Our venue is also a hidden gem, tucked away in wooded areas, providing you the privacy you and your guests deserve. Give us a call today, so we can schedule a tour and begin your adventures.