A Sure First Step to your Perfect Wedding
What time of year do most engagements happen?
In the United States, nearly 40 percent happen
between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.
December is the peak month for getting engaged—
Christmas Eve being a particularly popular day.
The experts at HighPointe Estate Wedding Venue west of Georgetown get almost as excited about bridal engagements as the folks who are involved in them. Not simply because they offer one of Central Texas’ premier venues to eager brides and grooms, but also because they were drawn personally—by the success of their own children’s weddings—to create perfect weddings for others as often as possible.
To facilitate those perfect weddings, Dawson Clark and his amazing staff are pleased to invite readers to HighPointe Estate’s third annual Ring in the New Year open house, Sunday, January 8 from 3 to 6pm. He says, “The first decision a couple needs to make about the wedding is their venue. Until you have a location and a secure date, you really can’t confirm any other details for your big day.”
RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR
HighPointe Estate’s open house is a great opportunity to see its beautiful chapel, reception hall, and grounds, and visit with 30 of the HighPointe’s favorite and most reputable vendors. “We have invited an impressive group of vendors who know our venue well because they have worked successful events here. Guests can meet with event coordinators, caterers, cake bakers, bartending services, photographers and videographers, and we will even have some DJs showcasing their entertainment talents onsite.”
HighPointe Estate is eager to welcome newly engaged couples to see the venue in its most functional and beautiful state, talk about in-house floral design services, and enjoy this one-stop shopping opportunity to secure one or more professional vendor bookings. “We usually host between 200 and 300 guests at this event,” Dawson says. “We expect some of our vendors will provide booking incentives or have drawings and, no matter what, our guests will enjoy our beautiful venue, the excitement and interaction with other happy couples, and meet the experts who can help make their own events a success.”
Those couples who choose to book at HighPointe Estate within 14 days of the event will also receive the benefit of some valuable discounts on rental upgrades for their day. Scan the code for more details about the venue and the event.
TIPS FROM THE EXPERT
No matter where you have your wedding, retreat, or fundraiser, Dawson suggests anyone planning an event should rely on the assistance of a professional coordinator. “They make a remarkable difference in the experience for everyone involved. They understand how events work, manage the timeline, and are present at your event to mitigate and manage things that come up. This allows the couple and family to enjoy the day, or the CEO to network with guests rather than troubleshoot.” HighPointe Estate suggests no event is too small to empower a professional to manage the details.
He also recommends, while making an event budget, families should consider the expectations they have for service at their event. “Every event is driven by budget pressure,” Dawson says. “The thing that makes me sad is seeing a family disappointed because the number of servers or bartenders is inadequate to accomplish service within the planned time frame. It is important to have an adequate number of servers so a planned 60-minute dinner does not take 90 minutes, resulting in the bride and groom losing time dancing or other fun activities with friends.”
Dawson advises every customer to assess their service expectations honestly, have frank conversations with all vendors, and be willing to invest a little extra to improve the experience of all who attend the event. He says, “There are many ways, start to finish, to manage a budget. Just make sure you plan for efficient use of your guests’ time. Coordinators are very skilled at assisting with this entire process as well.”
“Leanne and I, along with many of our staff, have been wedding parents ourselves and that drives our passion. We truly get it that a wedding is an important day, and it deserves everyone’s best.”
As a final must-do, Dawson reminds anyone looking to take advantage of Texas’ best weather and book a spring or fall wedding should do so as early as possible. As Central Texas’ population grows, weekends book far in advance. “And remember,” he adds, “if you are able to move from a Saturday plan, your scheduling options are greater, and you could even apply the money saved on venue rental for other necessary priorities.”
Wedding Planning Open House • Sunday, January 8, 2023 • 3pm – 6pm
5555 County Road 258, Liberty Hill • CLICK TO RSVP