Wedding Vows

Why You Should Wait Before Taking Off On Your Honeymoon

There are many details to think about when planning a wedding, and one of those details is the honeymoon. Where should you go? What’s the budget? How long will you take off from work? When should you leave? The last question is what Hidden Creek is here to address today. Although you might want to leave for your honeymoon the day after your wedding (like it seems like they always do in movies), we discourage you from doing that. We recommend waiting for a day or two after your wedding before you leave for your honeymoon. Here’s why…

Exhausted After the Wedding

We can guarantee you that you will be exhausted after your wedding. Even if it ends at 8 or 9 pm, you will be pulled in every direction throughout that day. From the very morning, you are getting your hair and makeup down, taking pictures, and chatting with the bridesmaids, and throughout the wedding, you will be interacting with all of your guests. A wedding is a beautiful celebration, but it will also be an exhausting day. 

Take the next day off to recover, enjoy your husband, and take in everything that happened the day before. By taking a day to relax, you will get to enjoy your honeymoon even more. If you were to leave for the honeymoon the day after the wedding, you would waste that day recovering, sleeping in your hotel room.

Marriage License

If your officiant isn’t mailing your marriage license and you need to turn it in yourself, the last thing you want to do is take that marriage license out of the country. If you don’t turn that license in, then you are not legally married. So, if you lose that license, you are not married. Therefore, do NOT take that marriage license with you on the honeymoon. Instead, use this extra day in between to turn it in or to give it to a family member that can take care of it for you while you are away.

Brunch with Guests

If you have guests that traveled from out of state, it would be nice to do brunch with them on the day after your wedding. Or, instead of brunch, you could have them over at your house or your family’s house for another mini celebration. This gives you an opportunity to spend some more time with your guests before they travel back home.

Start the Next Chapter in Life at Hidden Creek

Hidden Creek is a top choice for couples looking for a Dallas wedding venue with a view. Our vintage wedding barn comes complete with an open floor plan, lush gardens, breathtaking vistas, and a natural wooded landscape. 
Our event coordinating team will ensure that your special day is magical, and an event your guests will remember forever. We want to help you pull off the wedding of your dreams, which is why we offer wedding planning services, a honed vendor’s list, gourmet catering, and designer favorite wedding decorations. Our dedication to perfecting weddings is exactly why so many engaged couples entrust us to host their special day. Give us a call to schedule your tour!

Keep These Essentials in Mind When Hiring a Wedding Caterer

There are many details to figure out when planning a wedding, and one of the most important ones is catering. Hidden Creek is proud to announce that our in-house catering is one year old now. We will go over some of the perks that come with our catering, as well as what to keep in mind when looking for other catering options.

Consider the Time Your Caterer Leaves

One of the most common errors that goes into wedding planning, is choosing a caterer that doesn’t stay until the end of the night. There are important factors that get overlooked when your caterer leaves too soon. 

Water and Tea

When the caterer leaves, they take the water and tea with them. That means that the only liquids for your guests to drink are bar beverages. Although you may think that this is alright (who wants to drink water anyway), your guests will be thirsty after a night of dancing and drinking. 

A lot of times, people want some water to take home, especially after a day of drinking. When you can only offer alcoholic drinks, that can become dangerous. If you have guests that don’t drink alcohol, then they will be left without any options too.

If you decide to choose a caterer that doesn’t stay until the end of the night, make sure you buy water bottles for the bartenders to give out. These water bottles will go very fast, so double the amount you are planning to purchase. Water is the number one thing that runs out at the bar, so make sure you have enough.

Busting Tables and Dealing with Trash

If your caterer leaves before the celebration is over, who is going to bust the tables and take out the trash? This is another reason why you should choose a caterer that will stay until the end. But make sure to communicate these expectations with them before choosing them. If you want to choose a specific catering company, but they don’t bust tables or stay until the end, Hidden Creek can help you plan that out. There are staffing companies that are just here to bust tables. We will get you in touch with one of these companies, so you can get that taken care of.

In-House Catering at Hidden Creek

Hidden Creek started its own in-house catering because we recognized that there were problems, and we wanted to provide a solution for them. When you book our in-house catering, we will make sure that you have water and tea all night, we will bust tables, and we provide complimentary cake cutting. 

Cake cutting is often overlooked when planning a wedding, but it’s an important part of the celebration. When a caterer doesn’t provide this service, a friend or family member has to cut the cake. Cutting a cake can take up to an hour. It’s a process. That’s why we provide this as a complimentary service for you when you choose us as your caterer.

Hidden Creek Is Here for You

Hidden Creek is here to make your wedding planning experience a success. We will provide you with a beautiful venue, tucked away within luscious greens. We can also provide a wedding coordinator, in-house catering, and more! Get in touch with us today to schedule a tour.

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5 Tips for Writing the Perfect Wedding Vows

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″ custom_padding=”3px|||||”][et_pb_row make_equal=”on” padding_top_bottom_link_2=”false” _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”||0px|||”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”65px|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.0.6″ text_font=”||||||||” header_2_line_height=”1.8em” module_alignment=”center” custom_margin=”-85px|||||” custom_padding=”||0px|||”]When you daydream about your wedding ceremony, do you envision yourself vowing to love, honor and protect your beloved as per tradition, or do you wish to exchange vows that are more tailored to your relationship? If you prefer the latter, you and your partner will likely be writing your own vows. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so you want to be sure your words strike the right chord of sentimentality and personal significance. (No pressure!) Hidden Creek Events knows how important it is to get everything just right on your special day, so here are some of our best tips for crafting the perfect promises to make at the altar.

Tip 1: Get the Timing Right

Even the most gifted writers seldom get it right on the first try. The rest of us need time to find the right words and revise them, sometimes several times. With that in mind, give yourself a generous head start before your wedding. Some couples start working on their vows as soon as they get engaged, while others wait until just a week or two before the ceremony, after most of the frantic planning is finished. It’s really never too early to start, but there is something to be said for waiting until things have calmed down and you can give your vows your undivided attention.

Tip 2: Reflect on Your Love

Did you and your partner meet in a memorable way? What attracted you to them? When did you know they were the one you wanted to spend your life with? Which of their qualities make you smile? What can you promise that would mean the world to them? Put it in the vows! These are the elements and stories that will make your vows uniquely yours.

Tip 3: Inject Some Humor

It can be risky to crack jokes during emotional moments, but as long as you follow some guidelines, you should be just fine. First, make sure the humorous anecdote is lighthearted and kind-spirited. It should be a story that paints your beloved in a good light, not something that causes them embarrassment. Second, don’t overdo it. Humor should punctuate your vows for maximum impact, not overpower their solemn message. Finally, get second opinions from someone whose judgement you trust. If you decide not to use a joke or anecdote in the vows, you can always put it in a wedding speech.

Tip 4: Hire a Ghostwriter

Seriously. If you have a message in mind but can’t arrange the words how you like, there’s no shame in some professional help! Ghostwriters, sometimes referred to in the wedding industry as “vow whisperers”, can help you overcome writer’s block, help you find more details to add to your vows, and stay true to your voice and tone so that everyone knows the vows are coming from your heart.

Tip 5: Breathe. You’ve Got This.

The most beautiful words are the ones spoken with love. You don’t have to be a poet or use flowery language to write meaningful vows that you’ll cherish and uphold. All you have to do is be sincere, and your words will have the impact you want them to have.

Hidden Creek Events: Your Fairy Tale Starts Here

Hidden Creek is the gorgeous venue where a new chapter in your love story begins. Call us today to arrange a tour and see the grand staircase where countless brides and grooms have been presented as married couples. We’re now reserving dates for 2020 weddings through April, so act fast to reserve your slot!
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