How to Prepare for and Attend a Bridal Show

What to Expect:

Bridal Shows are crowded and loud, but don’t let any of that deter you! Use this time to gather information and enjoy any of the special offers extended to you. I always tell brides to enjoy themselves and take it all in!

How to Prepare:

If possible, find out which vendors will be participating in the show before you attend. This way you are able to map out the vendors you really want to talk to.

WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES!

Bring someone with you, but not an entire entourage. You will definitely need help collecting information (and carrying it!). If you take too many people you will probably spend most of your time keeping everyone together.

Print labels with some or all of the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Wedding Date
  • Guest Count

You will be spending a lot of time writing this information down if not! If you are writing it down, please write clearly. Vendors want to send you the information just as much as you want to receive it.

At the Bridal Show:

If you are provided with a “Bride” sticker, don’t be shy to wear it! It becomes very confusing for vendors to identify everyone that attends.

Don’t feel obligated to take everything that is handed to you!

If you have a wedding dress I would recommend skipping the Fashion Show portion of the day. Use that time wisely and visit with the vendors. Since the majority of brides will be watching the show, you will have a better chance to actually talk to a vendor and it will be a much quieter atmosphere.

Come visit us at the Bridal Expo on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1-5PM! It is being held at the Cedar Park Center. Click here to register!

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Written by:  Erin Todd, Wedding Sales Manager

Vintage Villas Joins Stash Hotel Rewards – The Independent Hotel Rewards Program

Start earning Hotel Reward Points when you stay at Vintage Villas! Vintage Villas is proud to be one of the newest hotels to join Stash Hotel Rewards. “Stash Hotel Rewards delivers the advantages of big chain rewards programs.” Joining is easy, fast and convenient! Simply visit https://www.stashrewards.com/ today and create your username and password, that’s it. You’ll start earning rewards on your very first visit; some partner hotels even reward you with extra points on your first visit to the property.

As a Stash Hotel Rewards member you’ll enjoy member promotions and bonuses, discounted redemption rates and even 5 points per dollar spent on eligible room rates. Plus, your points never expire! Stash Hotel Rewards has independent hotel partners across the country so no matter where your travels take you, you are certain to find a unique independent hotel ready to deliver a one of a kind experience that can only be found in these exclusive properties.

Benefits of membership apply to all of our clients, whether you’re an independent traveler, corporate client or bride, Vintage Villas will reward you with points to use for your next stay at our beautiful Hill Country hotel or another one of the fantastic Stash Hotel Rewards partners.  Visit the Vintage Villas profile on the Stash Hotel Rewards website by visiting http://www.stashrewards.com/hotel/austin/vintage-villas-hotel-and-events. Additionally, you can read about one of our unique offers in the latest Stash Hotel Rewards Blog here, http://www.stashrewards.com/hotel/austin/vintage-villas-hotel-and-events.

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By: Mallory Voorheis, IOM :: Corporate Sales Manager :: Vintage Villas Hotel & Events

Engagement Season is here!

Untitled Happy New Year! And for many newly engaged couples it is just that…a very happy and exciting new year! According to a recent study reported in the Huffington Post, Christmas Eve is the most popular day of the year to propose, with Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve coming in third and fourth place, respectively.

Marry Me

What does this mean for you, the bride that cannot stop looking at your new engagement ring? It means the wedding planning can begin and should immediately! Touring and reserving your wedding venue should be at the top of your wedding planning to-do list. Why? Because others like you will be taking advantage of any open spring dates and soon the prime fall dates will be filled too.

Proposal

I don’t tell you this to cause panic, but only to encourage you to put your new excitement into energy of reserving your wedding venue! Once you have your date and location, everything else will fall into place.

I said yes

Written by:  Lauren Allen, Director of Sales and Marketing

Allison & Zachary’s Vintage Inspired Wedding

Once again, we are very happy to be featured in Bliss Bridal Magazine! Allison and Zachary had a beautiful vintage inspired wedding here at Vintage Villas, with the help of Coordinate This, Petal Pushers Event Floral Design, and Simon Lee Bakery. E. E. Photography did an amazing job shooting this wedding, with the help of 2nd Generation Video Productions  as their videographer. Each image helped to capture the vintage vibe of not only the wedding details, but the couple as well. This shabby chic wedding was tailored to the bride and groom perfectly, from the ruffled cake to each individual mason jar filled with floral arrangements and hung with twine.We love each aspect of this wedding and we hope you do as well!

Photo Shoot in Bliss Bridal Magazine

This exciting photo shoot which was featured in Bliss Bridal Magazine was so much fun to do! Becky Navarro from Pearl Events Austin did a fantastic job designing this whimsical wonderland in our Event Center and Gazebo. Flora Fetish constructed the beautiful floral arrangements for both the inside and outside table settings. If this is the look you’d like for your event, then you could make it happen by contacting Premiere Party Central for the tables, chairs, and other rental needs. This saucy soiree was perfectly captured by Daniel C. Photography. Overall, it was an amazing time watching all of the details for this festive reception come to life! Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Villas featured in Austin Monthly magazine

 Pick up your copy today of the Austin Monthly magazine featuring six themed weddings showcasing the bride and groom’s true styles. We are so excited that Christy & Daniel’s big day at Vintage Villas was chosen – it was definitely a festive fiesta!

Photos by Lauren Guy Photography

 

DIY wedding weekend.

My favorite kind of wedding is DIY and the weddings here at Vintage Villas this weekend
were definitely that.  DIY flowers, signs, centerpieces, & more!

Left to right: centerpiece floral designed by the bride (!), apple pie pops as favors,
and vintage bottles hung from the gazebo

Top: Hand stamped dictionary sheets & flowers by Petal Pushers.
Bottom: Fun vintage candy bar.