What's a Petite Wedding?

You may have already heard the term “Petite Wedding”.  After all, it’s a trend that is being mentioned a lot, but you may be wondering what exactly it is and why more couples are choosing this option for their big day.

Petite Weddings, sometimes called Micro Weddings, are exactly what they sound like, a smaller version of the traditional wedding.  They are intended for a smaller group of guests, usually under 50, and a shorter duration of time. 

Why are they becoming more popular?   A good fit for the budget is one reason.  Venues usually charge much less for a shortened rental time.  Also, when the guest list is smaller, couples can upgrade the catering and decorating while staying within budget. But money is not always the driving factor. Some couples want a more intimate feel, so they only invite close family and friends.  There is also less stress when planning for fewer guests.  Fewer RSVPs to follow up on, no need for seating assignments; just an all-around more relaxed event.

Whether you are trying to save some money, create a more meaningful event, or just wanting to reduce the stress of planning a big wedding, a Petite Wedding may be the perfect option you’ve been looking for!

Summertime Sweets


The traditional wedding cake will always add a classic bit of elegance to any wedding, but with the summer months upon us, a nostalgic nod to seasonal delights of our childhood make the perfect dessert option for warm-weather weddings.

Why not ask your baker for summer-time favorites like mini mixed berry pies or crisp fruit cobblers?  Cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream for a shortcake-style dessert is sure to be a hit.  Citrus infused fillings, like lemon or vanilla orange, make any cake a seasonal delight.  Of course, there’s always the classic, fresh-made ice cream served with a brownie or hot fudge!

Summer is a season to be savored, and what better way to thank your guests at the end of the night, than with a summertime favorite dessert?

Hill Country Heaven

Do you dream of a perfect wedding surrounded by beauty that only nature can provide, but worry only the city offers a weekend of fun? Worry no more! The Texas Hill Country not only provides the perfect backdrop for a gorgeous wedding, it’s a great place to kick off your celebration by including a day of fun with your wedding party.  You will have no problem coming up with great activities that you and your friends will remember for years. 

Sip – Visit a winery, craft brewery, or distillery!  From Fredericksburg, to Blanco, to Dripping Spring, to Wimberley, there are dozens of award-winning wines, brews, and spirits just waiting for the tasting.  Make your tour stress-free by checking out the transportation and guide services that cater to this area.

Shop – Nothing is more enjoyable than shopping in a small-town atmosphere, and Wimberley is the best.  Home to many local artist and craftsmen, Wimberley’s galleries offer hand-made jewelry, furniture, glassworks, paintings, sculptures, and more. The clothing, home décor, and specialty shops are filled with unique and creative pieces, making for a perfect day of shopping!

Taste – A day of fun wouldn’t be complete without good food, and Wimberley won’t disappoint your taste buds.  Whether you are in the mood for great salads and sandwiches, pizza, home cooking or gourmet American, premium food truck fare, or sitting by the water enjoying a good burger, it can all be found in Wimberley. 

Tunes – Known for our music, be sure to end your day listening to that famous Americana sound.  Dance the night away at any one of the Hill Country’s historic dance halls, iconic bars, or local venues.  So, scoot your boots (or sandals!) on over to the Texas Hill Country.

A Tasteful Way To Say "Thanks"

What makes a wedding special are the people who share the occasion with you.  It’s always nice to send your guests off at the end of the evening with a thoughtful gift to let them know how much you appreciate their love and support.  Even though your guests are leaving well fed, an edible party favor to savor later will create a lingering memory of your special event.  Below are some simple, but unique ideas.

· Cookies wrapped in bags personalized with the couple’s initials

· Individual-size specialty olive oils

· Spices or rubs created to reflect the couple’s tastes

· Chocolates in decorative boxes

· Mini jars of jam or apple butter

· Tea or coffee to enjoy the next morning

·  Small samples of local honey

·  Grab-bags of gourmet popcorn

Whether you purchase specialty items or go for a DIY creation, your guests are sure to appreciate your tasteful gift!


The Perks of a Small Wedding

If the thought of an over-the-top Party of the Year wedding makes you break out in hives, maybe a smaller, more intimate event is more your style. A guest list of 120 or fewer can naturally mean spending less, but it can also translate into being able to cater to special details that will make your wedding unique and memorable.

For example:

Florals – Most weddings use floral décor on tables, but with fewer tables needing decorating, you’ll have more to spend on entrance ways, bar tops, and the ceremony site.

Bar – With fewer guests to serve, you’ll be able to expand from just beer and wine choices to a full bar or specialty cocktails.

Table Tops – Besides florals, you can add special touches like custom food and drink menus, upgrade to fancy linens and tableware, or foil printed place cards.

Venue – Large venues often feel impersonal, so look for a venue that specializes in accommodating to 150 guests or less.  You’ll be able to visit with your guests in a more intimate setting where their presence feels truly appreciated.

A small wedding can be more elegant, more meaningful, and more you!