Honoring Loved Ones at Your Wedding

If you have lost anyone near and dear to you, you may be trying to think of ways to honor them at your wedding. You are not alone. This is becoming a popular trend with weddings nowadays with honoring the people we wish could be there to witness the day. Whether it be a single candle, a few picture frames or sentimental objects, there are countless ways to honor loved ones who cannot be there in body on your special day.

Here are a few ideas we’ve pinned on our Pinterest page to do just that. Follow us for more inspiration and other ideas for your big day! blog-1



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11 Things Your Rental Consultant Wants You to Know

Working on the rental side of the event’s industry, we get unique requests and questions every day. We also get some of the same inquiries quite a bit too, however. We’ve gathered a list of 11 things that you may not necessarily be thinking about but you should consider for your big day.

  1. When booking your venue, ask about vendor load in and load out times. Sometimes venues will only allow vendors to come in on the day of the event at 2pm and must be out that evening at midnight. If that is the case, vendors will likely impose after hours fees for the late-night pick up and/or the short load in time.Getting this information up front from your venue can help you decide if it is in your budget or not.
  2. Start with your dream quote. When going by the showroom or building a quote online, start out with the items you really want, if money were no object. If you get sticker shock from it, go down your list and see what you can change. Seeing the “worst case scenario” up front (cost-wise) will help you decide on what is important to you and worth spending the extra money.
  3. When you are building your quote, start with as many people as you have invited. If there are 175 people that received an invitation, plan as if all 175 people RSVP’d “yes.” The chances of this happening are incredibly slim, but doing so will help you see your “worst case” costs up front. You can always reduce the items as the event gets closer. Adding items on gets a little trickier because they may not be available.
  4. Know the sizes of your tables when you are looking for linens. If your venue has tables that they provide you with, get the counts and sizes of each ahead of time. The table sizes will determine your linen sizes and costs. If you need to rent tables, have an idea of how many people you are wanting to seat at each table.
  5. If you are planning on using chargers on any of your tables, keep in mind that these take up space. For instance, a 60″ round table normally fits 8-9 people comfortably and 10 people tightly. If you are trying to sit 10 people to a 60″ round table, while using chargers, your guests are going to be cramped. Also, if you are doing food family style, you will need to account for space for that on the table as well.
  6. Have a back up, rain plan from the get-go. If you do not want to have to worry about tenting for your back up plan, book a venue that has something built in. If your venue does not have a built in rain plan and you need a tent, do not wait to book it! Chances are, if there is rain in the forecast, every other event holder knows that as well and will also be scrambling to book a tent. Tents and manpower go quickly if it looks like rain. If you are worried about the investment for tenting, you are not alone. Booking ahead of time, however, will save you a lot of worry later on. If you cancel within specific parameters you can even receive a full refund, so there is no harm in booking early.
  7. Think about how you are serving your food (i.e. plated, buffet or family style) when deciding on the counts for you china and flatware. If you are doing family style, you will likely have the place setting at the table already, meaning you will only need one dinner plate per person. If you are doing buffet, are you leaving the china and flatware at the buffet station? Or are you setting them on the table for the guests to take with them? If you are leaving everything at the buffet station, you will need extras. People will grab a fresh plate when they go back for round two (or three, or four…).
  8. If you are planning on doing any draping for your event, there are a few things your rental consultant will need to know before providing you with a quote. For instance, if you are draping a room: how tall are the ceilings? What are the dimensions of the room? Are there any doors or windows that should not be covered by draping? Having answers to these questions will help the rental consultant to get your the most accurate pricing possible.
  9. Who will be setting up for you for the event? Is set up included in your coordination package? Will your caterer do it? Bridesmaids or groomsmen? Would you rather have your rental company do it? Keep this in mind when booking your rentals – you will have a million other things to worry about come your big day!
  10. When you are calculating your guest counts for glassware, flatware and china, do not forget about your vendors who are on site helping with your ceremony and reception! A short list could include (but is not limited to) your DJ or band, your photographer and videographer, your coordinator and any assistants.
  11. Dare to be different. It is your wedding and your special day, no one else’s. Don’t forget to treat it as such! It does not matter that other people are doing something one way and you are doing it another. Don’t worry about what other people are doing for their wedding. Your wedding should fit you and your soon to be’s style and budget.


Featured image taken by Lisa Hause Photography on the night of Premiere Events’ 15th anniversary party at Barton Creek Country Club.
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So You’re in Austin for ACL…

So the Austin City Limit music festival brought you to good ol’ Austin, Texas… Now what? If you are staying in town for weekend two, or live here and are looking for something different to do, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of things you have to do in Austin and some free shows coming up this week. Check it out and enjoy exploring Austin!

Places to go:

  • The Texas State Capitol If you haven’t been to the state capitol before, you’ve got to do it! Pack a picnic and eat on the lawn (the weather is perfect for it) or walk around the inside. It is beautiful and definitely worth seeing before you leave.
  • Lady Bird Lake– Love being outdoors? Swing by Lady Bird Lake and go for a paddle on a kayak or a stand up paddle board. Definitely a good way to cool off from being at ACL!
  • Mount Bonnell– Hiking up the Mount Bonnell mountain is definitely something everyone in Austin should do at least once. The view from the top is breathtaking! The hike itself is pretty easy, but definitely wear comfortable walking shoes because it is a little rocky!
  • The 360 Bridge Overlook– This is another one that is worth the climb for the view you get. Just like Mount Bonnell though, wear comfortable shoes.
  • The University of Texas at Austin campus– Take a stroll around the campus! There are tons of statues and beautiful buildings to look at. Be sure to stop by the Tower and the fountain on the 40 Acres!
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt  By far one of the best places in Austin to hike and cool off in the water. Just be careful, with all of the rain there are some treacherous spots!
  • The Blanton Museum of Art– Want something to do indoors? We absolutely love this museum and their blue wall!
  • UMLAUF Sculpture Gardens Right over by Barton Springs and Zilker Park, UMLAUF offers an escape and beautiful sculptures to look at!
  • South Congress– Want a fun atmosphere, with lots of food options? South Congress has all of it in just a stretch of road.

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Find a full list of things to do in Austin on Do512.com and enjoy your stay in Austin!

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Sample Sale Dress Shopping in Dripping Springs

Yesterday, September 25th, we hosted a sample sale event at the Premiere Events Dripping Springs location that was a huge success! We teamed up with Signature Bridal, who provided wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses at (awesome) discounted prices. Gourmet Gals Catering was there to serve us bubbly and incredibly tasty bites while everyone shopped. We took some pictures of the event, which you can see below! Keep your eyes and ears open for another one of these sample sales, who knows, we may host another!


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So You’re the Maid of Honor… Now What?

So your best friend is tying the knot and asked you to stand up next to her on her big day as the maid of honor. Now what? Chances are if you’ve never been a maid of honor, or had a wedding of your own, you might feel a little lost on what your duties are for the big day. If that’s the case, this blog is for you! We’ve done a little research to help guide you along your maid of honor journey. This list is not all inclusive and will really depend on each bride and their specific needs, but it is a good starting point!

  • Plan the shower and/or bachelorette party. If the bride is in favor of having either a wedding shower or a bachelorette party, the planning will fall on your shoulders. Be sure to get her input (you don’t want to throw something she will not enjoy) but be sure to take the lead on these so it’s not another thing the bride has to worry about or plan.
  • Go dress shopping! This is a fun one. Your friend will want to have you by her side as she is picking her wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses. Be supportive and be honest. She respects your opinion and wants your input.
  • Keep a record of gifts. Chances are, the newlyweds are going to get a few gifts along the way. It will be your duty to keep track of the gifts given and the person who gave it. This will make sending “thank you’s” so much easier for your bride and she will be incredibly appreciative.
  • Coordinate bridesmaids duties. Your bride cannot be all people and do all things. She will need to delegate duties to you and your other bridesmaids. Be sure to keep a list of who is responsible for what and keep everyone on task.
  • Help with any DIY projects. A lot of brides take on little projects to add a personalized touch to their big day, which can sometimes mean you’re going to have to get your hands dirty. If your bride is doing any DIY projects, she will need help, and you are just the help she needs!
  • Lend an ear. We likely don’t need to tell you this because you’ve been lending an ear to your bride for a while now. Wedding planning is stressful and your friend will likely get overwhelmed once or twice. She will need you to be there to calm her down or take the reins on some stuff so she is not stressed before her big day.
  • Help the bride into her dress. Usually this falls on someone in the wedding party (or a few people depending on the dress) so you will need to be near and ready to help your bride into her dress, come the day of.
  • Fluff the dress. It will be your job to arrange the gown so that it is picture ready and not a tangled heap of tulle.
  • Hold the groom’s ring and the bride’s bouquet. During the ceremony, you will be responsible for keeping track of the groom’s ring and handing it off when the time comes. You will also need to hold onto the bride’s bouquet so she can hold onto her better half’s hands.
  • Make sure the bride and groom take a minute to eat. This one is incredibly important. Oftentimes, the bride and groom get so caught up in trying to say “hello” to everyone that they forget to eat. It is important that this not happen, or you will have a hangry couple on your hands at the end of the night. You may have to be their body guard for 5 minutes while they chow down, but make it a point to wrangle them up and feed them. They will thank you when it’s all said and done.
  • Sign the marriage license! Make the marriage official by signing the marriage license,
  • Be sobriety patrol. This is not the most glamorous job, but everyone will thank you for it. Be sure that people aren’t getting to carried away. You don’t want your bride to look back on her day and only remember how drunk Uncle John got and hit on all of the bridesmaids. If someone is getting too rowdy, it is okay to tell them to get it under control or they will need to leave.

Making sure you do these things will help the happy couple to have a wonderful day and planning process. Be sure to talk with the bride to see if there are other things she expects of you before you guys get going.

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Premiere Events at the September Bridal Extravaganza

We had the pleasure of participating in the Bridal Extravaganza yesterday at the Austin Convention Center. There were a TON of amazing vendors present and lots of tasty bites (and a bar, what!).

If you didn’t get the chance to make out to the show, rest assured, we have pictures of our set up for you! If you just got engaged and/or are planning a wedding, and haven’t been to a Bridal Extravaganza before, we highly recommend you go! In what other setting will you have all of these amazing vendors together under one roof?

Check out pictures from our set up below!  Love the items you see in the pictures? Contact us and we’ll get a quote started for you.


Rentals provided by Premiere Events, Flowers provided by The Flower Studio.

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Drape it, Drape it Good!

Looking for a way to dress up a room or venue? We’ve got the perfect solution for you, and it’s a simple one…. Drape it. Adding pipe and drape to your event is a good way to dress up any space, whether it be for a photo booth, the wall behind your cake or the entire room. There are a ton of different design options for drape as well- different colors, fabrics, layouts, the possibilities are endless. Check out some of our pictures below for inspiration!

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Bridal Extravaganza Draping; picture taken by Premiere Team Member


Engaged Wedding & Event Showcase Draping; picture taken by Engaged Wedding & Event Showcase team member

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Rachael Hall Photography; Meet at Texas Draping


A Taste of NACE Event; picture taken by Brittany Jean Photography

Dripping Springs Bridal Show

Dripping Springs Bridal Show; picture taken by Premiere Team Member

If you are wanting to receive a draping quote for your next event, give us a call! We’d be happy to lend a helping hand to your drape dreams.


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