Create Your Perfectly Personalized DIY Wedding Reception

Bouquet of fresh flowers on the wedding table.

Congratulations! You are getting married to the love of your life, and we are so excited for you. You are excited to start wedding planning. After all, this isn’t going to be just any wedding, this is going to be the best day of your life, and everything about it has to be perfect. So how do you even start? Here are some tips for creating your perfectly personalized DIY wedding.

Choose Your Wedding Theme

You should be able to live your dream on your wedding day and create a reception that is uniquely yours. Your personality should shine through every detail of your special day. So go ahead and plan a theme that shows the world who you are as a couple. Whatever you choose, make sure that it lets you shine and will be a day you both will always remember.

Use Your Skills and Resources

So you want to add a personal touch to your wedding reception. Take a minute to assess what you will be able to do. What artistic skills do you have? Are there friends/family members who are willing to help? If you love hand lettering but detest flower arranging, you might consider creating your own invitations but leave the centerpieces to someone else. If you have a friend who adores photo booths, ask for their help putting one together. Whatever you do, remember to add a personal touch somewhere. Put your favorite candy or another meaningful item in the wedding favors. Turn your guest book into a scrapbook with your favorite pictures together. This is all about you!

Lists, Lists, Lists

When you are planning an event this big and beautiful, lists go a long way in helping maintain organization and peace of mind. Write down which decorations you are able to do on your own and which decorations you want to purchase (check out Etsy for some amazing, unique wedding decor). Write shopping lists that contain all the crafts you need to put together your stunning centerpieces or table settings. Make sure you will have all the materials to put together your photo booth/wall or flower hangings. Trust us, making lists ahead of time will really help you with the DIY part.

Start Early

Wedding prep takes a while, especially when you are creating it yourself. Make sure you (and your team) have enough time to create everything you want for the wedding of your dreams! This can be a great time to bond with friends and family members before your big day as well. Go on a shopping spree with your best friends to get the materials you need. Host a girls’ night (or a guys’ night – dudes can be crafty too) to start putting your decor pieces together. Maybe you want some special one-on-one time with your mom or dad; that works too! Plan events where friends and family can help you design all the pieces for your perfect day.

Create the Reception of Your Dreams

One of the most fun things about a DIY wedding is that you get to watch it all come together. The table settings. The guest book. The signs. The wedding favors. The decorations. As you watch your dreams become reality, you will be so proud of what you created. When the special day arrives, you get to step back, survey what you have created, and breathe a sigh of pure delight.

Book the Perfect Venue

Last but not least, make sure you book the perfect venue to host your perfect wedding and reception. After all, venues book up quickly and you don’t want to settle for second best. Our venue will be able to accommodate your needs (and your guests’ needs) and make your wedding day feel magical. Deep within the beautiful natural landscape, this venue makes the perfect backdrop for your DIY reception.

When it comes to wedding planning, you get to go all out. So make sure to contact us to book the wedding venue where you can make your dream come true.

Planning a Fall Wedding in Central Texas? Here Are Six Tips to Make It Perfect! | 6branch 

A couple enjoying their fall wedding in Central Texas.
Young bride and groom in the background of an autumn landscape.

The warm, sunny summer days are gone, and the crisp, cool fall days are starting to arrive. That means it’s time to start planning your dream wedding in Central Texas! There are so many gorgeous venues, delicious food, and fun activities that you’ll want to choose one that suits you and your future spouse just right! So, keep reading to find out how to plan a fall wedding in Central Texas that won’t break the bank. 

What Is a Good Time of Year to Get Married in Texas? 

The best time of year to get married in Central Texas is during the fall months. Typically, the weather is excellent and the trees are changing colors. It may be challenging to find an available venue, but there are still plenty of options for things like ceremonies and receptions.  

Keep reading for tips on what you should do while planning your wedding this fall in Central Texas! 

1) Weather for a Fall Wedding in Central Texas 

It’s the perfect time for wedding celebrations. The weather during this time is just ideal, with blue skies and warm days. However, fall weather has its highs and lows: 

  • The low temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit/the high temperature of 80 degrees. 
  • Sunny days, cloudy days, rainy days! 
  • The sun sets by 4 pm, not great for nighttime events. 
  • Days are getting shorter—plan your wedding near sunset or sunrise. 
  • Seasons: You can do an October or November wedding if you want a small guest list.  

2) Attire 

Style is so important when you’re planning a fall wedding in Central Texas. But what if you’re planning an outdoor wedding at this time of year and the dress code isn’t clear? We’ve got you covered.  

Regardless of your budget, you can use many fall fashion tips and tricks to stay comfortable on your big day. Layer up with a blazer or sweater when you need an extra layer, but make sure the pieces are easy to remove (layers help maintain body temperature). Make sure any winter coats or sweaters are unlined and lightweight.  

Further, the best way to avoid feeling stuffy is by using lip balm during warmer months and moisturizer in colder months. Don’t forget about sun protection! Sunscreen should always be worn, even if it’s cloudy outside. 

3) Flowers 

The colors of red, orange, and yellow stand out during the fall season and give your tables, centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres a burst of autumnal color. Soak up the vibrant colors with chrysanthemums, dusty miller spirea, calendula sunflowers, pomegranates, and burgundy pumpkins. 

4) Decorations for a Fall Wedding in Central Texas 

If you have any ancient antiques or heirlooms, bring them out. You can use them as centerpieces for tables or as props in photo sessions—and don’t forget about your mantel! Nothing says fall like a mantle of beautiful flowers and a centerpiece of family treasures. Bring nature indoors by adding leaves, pinecones, apple slices, and gourds (or anything else that’s natural) around the room. 

5) Venues 

If you’re getting married during the fall, you’ll want to host your reception at a banquet hall or event space. Choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during your planning process. 

Consider These Things When Looking for Your Ideal Site! 

First, the space should provide an intimate environment that feels like home to everyone attending. The venue should offer various spaces to accommodate guests, including outdoor and indoor options. Finally, you want the space to have enough room for your needs, so it’s best to find a location with ample space outside or inside! Venues will have different services they offer as well as different prices. 

6) Plan the Perfect Fall Wedding in Central Texas 

So you’re gearing up for the perfect fall wedding and don’t know where to start. The first thing you should do is talk with your partner and see what both of your dream weddings look like. Once you get this sorted out, start contacting your vendors at least three months in advance so they can prepare for all the items on your list.  

Contact us today or call us for more information about hosting your perfect fall wedding in Central Texas. We’ll help get your setup just right with your wedding planner and their team!