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Personal Venue Tour

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Mediterranean Villa is now open for your personal venue tour! In order to follow social distancing guidelines, tours are by appointment only, and a face covering is required by Tarrant County. To schedule your tour, please give us a call at 817-557-2700, or email us at info@mediterraneanvilla.net.

During your personal, 1-hour tour, an event coordinator will meet with you to show you the venue and help you create a vision for your special event.

Even if you are still sheltering at home, the power of technology keeps us connected. You can take advantage of our virtual tour by clicking on the virtual tour link below. This allows you to “walk” through our venue from the comfort of your own home.

 

Virtual Tour

If you would like to receive a quote after your virtual tour, fill out out our information request here.

 

 

We look forward to meeting with you and showing you our venue!

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate the Class of 2020

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Its time to celebrate the Class of 2020. Congratulations!

 

 

Celebrate the Class of 2020

The class of 2020 has is graduating during unprecedented times, and these times will be the ones you remember forever. Just a month ago, a graduation celebration seemed almost impossible. Social gatherings were limited to 10 people or less, or they were banned all together. Thankfully, Gov. Abbott released new regulations for social gatherings effective May 5th which allows Mediterranean Villa to host receptions with up to 75 guests in our Grand Ballroom.

 

In order to help you continue with your graduation celebrations, we are offering booking specials for Graduation parties in June for up to 75 guests:

Celebrate the Class of 2020

Venue Rental: $2,000 off on Saturdays, $1,500 off on Fridays or Sundays

Buffet: $26.50 per person (includes bread, salad, two entrees, two sides, plates & silverware, table linens & napkins, event captain, and wait staff).

Venue Coordinator

Complimentary Centerpieces

Complimentary uplighting 

Dates are subject to availability, and specials will expire May 31, 2020. Please reach out to us at 817-557-2700 or info@mediterraneanvilla.net for more information.

You can also submit an inquiry here.

Unique wedding favors

Saturday, April 18th, 2020
Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

 

Although your wedding day is all about you, you know that you could not be where you are without the love and support of those around you. Many clients ask if they should or shouldn’t give out unique wedding favors. To be honest, it’s all up to you! No matter your choice, your guests will still leave happy and excited for YOU, whether or not you gave them a wedding favor.

Do you want to hand out unique wedding favors? If so, make sure you include this in your budget and have an idea of how much you are wanting to spend on your guests. If money isn’t a problem and you’re goal is to go all out – do it! Maybe you are more on the frugal side – not a problem! You can always use your send off idea as your favor as well! There are many options out there to meet your wants or needs when it comes to thanking your guests for the support they have on your big day. Mediterranean Villa will gladly help you set up those gifts at each setting, or we can hold on to them until the end of the night. It’s your day and we are here to help you in any way that we can. 

 

Here are 48 unique wedding favors that your guests will end up thanking YOU for:

 

Unique wedding favors for the kitchen:

 

  • Tea Towels

Tea Towels

Love begins in the kitchen. Have your guests hang your personalized tea towel on their stove to remind them of your big day as they cook up their favorite meals!

Cocktail Shakers

Your family can break out those shakers on their special nights of fun and relaxation while thinking of you!

Garden Seeds

“Let Love Grow” in your hearts and their gardens!

Mugs

Nothing says “I Love You” like a hug in a mug!

Olive Oil/Rosemary Oil

“Olive You!” With this personalized gift to get people really cooking for love!

Coozies

“It’s about time! Drink UP!” No on want’s a warm drink in hand! 

Recipe booklets

Why not wow your guests and their appetites with your favorite home cooked meals? Recipes are special because they help you think of loved ones and your own recipes could become their family traditions for years to come!

Matchboxes

“The Perfect Match” does exist with this personalized and useful wedding favor!

 

Unique wedding favors- Food:

 

  • Doughnuts

 

Doughnuts

“Donut Mind if I DO!”

Candies

Fill up your decorative boxes, tins, bags, or tubes with your favorite candies by the bride and groom!

Candied Apples

This non traditional wedding favor is great for fall weddings, carnival themed events, and all parties that bring out a little kid in all of us!

Cookies

Don’t need to blue monster to chow down on this idea! It’s a great treat for those who aren’t big cake eaters or an on the go midnight sweet!

Macaroons

Are you unique and love sweet romance? Go to macaroons to help say thank you to your loved ones!

Popcorn

The Action. The Romance. The Entertainment! It’s all said with popcorn! This option gives you many different ways on how you want your guests to receive this fun loving snack! You can either pre bag it, jar it, keep it unpopped, add some flavors, or do all the above and make it a station!

Maple Syrup

Perfect for the brunch hours or breakfast loving bride and grooms that guests will really “stick” to. 

Monogrammed coke bottles

Coke always tastes better out of a bottle. It’s science! But not as bubbly as your monogrammed designed labels to really match your unique gift!

Mini Hot Sauce Bottles

Spice things up with this idea! It will go along perfect for those who love to bbq or if you’re wanting that bbq style served at your wedding!

Mints

You were always “mint to be”! Say it with traditional mints in either candy form or with gum!

Hot Cocoa Mixes

Who doesn’t love a great cup of Hot Cocoa? Say thank you in the most delicious way! What’s great about this gift is the way you package it! Let your creativity flow in your personal way! 

Jam

“Spread the Love” with this fall inspired idea that your guests are sure to love in all ages!

 

 

Unique wedding favors that double as send-off gift: 

 

  • Handkerchiefs

 

Handkerchiefs

To catch those tears of joy as you walk down the aisle, hear those choked-up toasts, and send you off on your magical day. 

Mini Lanterns

Place these on the tables before your guests arrive to help them find their seats! This ideas is great for around the house decor, a nigh light, or help you send off in a fun and whimsical way! Not to mention, they are great for centerpiece decor as well! 

 

Unique wedding favors- On the Go:

 

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    Key Chains

Key Chains

To help keep your families things together like they have helped you keep yours! 

Luggage Tags

Don’t let them leave without you! 

Tote Bags

Remind them of “The Best Day Ever” on the go or wherever life takes them!

Flip Flops

Allow your guests to kick off those heels and put on those crazy dance shoes to really bust a move at your party!

Personalized Throw Blankets

“To have and to hold in case you get cold.” This is the most perfect gift for those who are wanting winter themed event! Who wouldn’t love a blanket to keep them warm on any day of the week?

 

Unique wedding favors- Art:

 

  • Pressed Flower Frames

 

Pressed Flower Frames

Help your guests find their seat in one of the most unique ways yet by pressing flowers into a glass frame and writing your guests name on it for a beautiful gift for them to bring home and hang on the wall. 

Temporary Tattoos

Are you and your significant other into tattoos? Are you a tattoo artist yourself? Want to feel like a kid again? Whatever the reason, your guests will love to get themselves a temporary tattoo to commemorate your big day! 

Artwork

Have an obvious artistic side? Want to bring that art to life? Make small canvas art for your guests to take home! You can either personalize their names for seating arrangements or make it fun  and do abstract and have your guest decide what style they want to bring home!

 

 

Unique wedding favors- Music, Games & Relaxation

 

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    Tambourines/Maracas
Music

Tambourines/Maracas

Add lace, ribbon, monograms, or sparkles to this idea and have your guests make their own music as they celebrate your big day! 

Guitar Picks

Play the guitar, bass, ukulele, or just in need of a guitar pick for your home band?! Help your guests know that through everything, “I pick you”! 

 

Games

Poker chips

Betting on all odds and still come out as a winner? Take your Vegas themed, game inspired, all fun wedding and really personalize it with poker chips! Can’t beat that! 

Deck of cards

“Go Fish” elsewhere because you are “All In”! Take game day up a notch and remind your family when you got hitched by getting them a deck of playing cards! 

 

Relax

Bath Salts

This idea is fun and super clever! Just fill a jar up with Epsom bath salts, drop a few scented oils, and add your favorite dried flower for those who need a relaxing time after hitting that dance floor all night! 

Potpourri 

“Love is in the Air!” Create your favorite potpourri smell and have your guests bring it to their homes! Every time they smell that scent, they will think of you and the amazing time they had on your big day! 

Soaps

A simple thank you that all people love! This idea has been a tradition for ages!

Mini Candles

Have your family take the romance home by sending them off with a candle! They will love to smell its’ fragrance long after your day and the irredescent glow will inspire some love on their own! 

Sleep masks

If you expect your party to go all night long and well into dawn, sleeping masks will be your best bet to help your guests sleep off that crazy night during the day! 

 

 

Unique wedding favors- Simple, Personal, and Inspired by Nature

 

  • unique wedding favors
    Succulent Plants

 

Succulent Plants

Succulent plants are becoming steadily more popular! This gift is great to have preset at the table if you are having a more simpler, nature inspired theme. They will really give your centerpieces and table arrangements a pop! And what’s great about giving them as gifts? Even your non-green-thumbed friends can handle a succulent! You only need to slightly water them once a month! 

Sunglasses

Having an outdoor wedding ceremony? No worries! Have your guests be prepared and stylish with your personalized sunglasses! No squinting to see you both get hitched! 

Fans

Ceremony outside and afraid of the heat? This is Texas anyway. Keep your guest cooled by offering fans before your ceremony. This will add color to your photos and help your guests be more comfortable during your nuptials. 

Vases

Already know you will be going all out on the floral department? Have your guests take some flowers home and offer a vase for them to fill out of the centerpieces. This will be less clean up for you and less over crowding flowers in your home! 

 

Personal

Personalized Thank You note

Keep it simple by printing a personal thank you from the bride and groom! If you know your guests and are afraid your gift may end up in the trash or the back of most cars; lost and forgotten, just write them a thank you not and preset them at the table. This will bring color into the room and on your tables as well as help your theme while also keeping your day personal! 

Donation to Charity

Still want to give something but have no idea where to begin? Why not donate that portion of the budget to a charity? Let your guests know that you were thinking of them but instead donated to help a cause on their behalf. Although getting sweets or a keychain would be an awesome gift to remember you by, your charity of choice would be more blessed and thankful of this generous gift. 

 

Whatever your style, budget, or idea of how you want your day to be – we hope that this extensive list of unique wedding favors helps!

Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Your wedding is here and you want to make sure you get every detail crossed off your large list – including your dramatic exit! Are you stumped on the best ideas for your wedding send-off? Your wedding send off will be the last thing your friends and family will remember about your night, and the pictures and videos will last a life time! Whether you love the flair, or you’re more low-key, we have a send off idea to fit your style and theme.

We live in Texas – the greatest state around! We have the beautiful weather, the most diverse communities, and the biggest dreams of how we want our weddings to end. Unfortunately, living in Texas can have one down side. It is dry and can risk catching things on fire easily, which means Mediterranean Villa cannot have sparklers lit during your grand send-off. But that’s okay! Here is a list of the best ideas  for your wedding send-off:

Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Fun & Simple

 

Bubbles

best ideas for your wedding send -off

Bubbles is the number one choice for any exit because they are fun, make the pictures great, and are very affordable in bulk. You can personalize them by ordering them with your name and date already on them, wrap them in a simple ribbon to accent your color combination, or even leave them simple and blank. Make sure you test them out before purchasing a lot of them! You want to make sure you have good bubbles for great pictures! We also recommend using a bubble machine to take your bubbles to the next level!

 

Ribbon wands

 

Ribbon wands can end your night off on a romantic feel and still keep it clean and classy as they wave their ribbons in joy as you and your beloved say goodbye.

 

 

Waving Handkerchiefs

 

Weddings are a time to laugh, celebrate, and cry tears of joy! Nothing will be the same after your wedding day and this becomes a great personalized gift for your friends and family to take home. Have your handkerchiefs embroidered with your last name, date, or wishes from the bride and groom! You can get them in your color theme and have your guests wave them as you ride off to your new life together.

Large Feathers

 

best ideas for wedding send off

Having a Great Gatsby, Roaring Twenties, or even romantic, whimsical wedding theme? Incorporate large feathers and be tickled with joy as you say goodbye!

 

Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Light up the Night

 

LED Light Up Baton Glow Sticks

 

best ideas for wedding send-off

The LED Glow Wands are a great gift and fun for pictures and videos! We find many guests playing with them long after the send off. They flash an assortment of colors and make the guests really smile from ear to ear during your last photos! If you want your guests to feel like kids again, we recommend the LED Glow Wands found here: https://www.joissu.com/LED-Light-Up-Baton-Foam-Sticks/productinfo/38-707/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwybD0BRDyARIsACyS8mtykb58_YasDbLRbArIXd2htXkvy5m72VAoGS4jOFH7-Ls-2ClBHV0aAgSoEALw_wcB#.Xo1VBy9Okgo

 

Glow Sticks

 

These are great to pass out when the DJ drops the beat! This way your guests can play with the glow sticks on the dance floor with the lights off and get their groove on in style! Later, during your send off, your guests will already have the glow sticks on hand, and it will be easy for them to whip them around during your send off to give your photos that fun party feel!

 

Hand Lanterns

 

“This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine!” – with this romantic, chic, and great favor your guests will love to take home! Hand lanterns will light up your send offs and may also make a great night light or decor for the home of your loved ones!

 

LED Pillar Candles

 

best ideas for wedding send off

Candles add so much to photos and feelings when it comes to decor, why not add them in your send offs? This idea is romantic, fun, and simple. Keep it LED candle style as we do not want any fires at Mediterranean Villa nor do we want them to blown out during this fun exit idea!

 

Fiber Optic Wands

 

Fiber Optic Wands are a great alternative to the brides and grooms that really wanted those sparklers to be their send off idea. If you’re looking for a no flame sparkler idea, this is the one! they still offer that same glow but your guests can take them home to use over and over again!

 

Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Most Unique

 

Paper Airplanes

 

best ideas for wedding send off

Love to travel? Already been all over the world? Have a long distance relationship that you needed to be one plane ride away to see each other? Does your significant other work for the airlines? Regardless of the reason, paper airplanes are a unique send off style and gives your guests a feeling that, between the two of you, you will go far – in miles and in life!

 

Fun Saying Flags

 

best ideas for wedding send off

Get your creativity pants on as you and your loved ones sit down to create fun flags for your guests to wave you goodbye! Make it fun by putting your hashtag, “Yay!”, “OMG”, “last name”, etc and watch you laugh with your guests when you get your photos back with this most unique idea yet!

 

Beach Balls

 

best ideas for wedding send off

Love of the sea isn’t just for mermaids, nor should it just be at the beach. If you are planning your honeymoon in Cancun, met at a beach, or have a beach themed wedding, why not add beach balls to your wedding exit? Guests will love to take these home for their own beach getaway vacations and who doesn’t take up the chance to throw things at the bride and groom!

 

Cap Guns

 

Into hunting? Love the range? Is your significant other from the army, military, or police force? Bring your guests back to the 90s with this fun idea of cap guns and watch you leave with a BANG!

 

Smoke  Bombs

 

best ideas for wedding send off

We recommend having a vendor for this one. Keep in mind that not using the proper smoke bomb may leave stains on clothing but this is an amazing idea for those who want a dramatic exit and have your exit be the talk of the next century. This has been named the “hottest wedding trend” by Huffington Post that has a dramatic and photo-worthy send off we don’t think we will tire of any time soon!

 

Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Loud & Cheerful

 

Kazoos

 

Love of music and fun but have absolutely none or limited talent with instruments? Take up the kazoo! you can personalize them with your new last name or date and let your guests sing you away with their own song of “love”.

 

Percussion Instruments (tambourines/maracas)

 

best ideas for wedding send-off

Boho more your style but still in love with music? Throw some fun and personalized percussion instruments your guests way! You can decorate your tambourines in lace, ribbon, and your date or the maracas can be dipped in your favorite colors! This idea is sure to impress your guests as they drop their own beat during your send off!

 

Ringing Bells/Cow Bells

 

WE NEED MORE COWBELL! This idea is a no-mess success! Have your guests ring tiny bells or that rustic cowbell as you depart for a melodious goodbye!

 

Cheering Pom-poms

 

best ideas for wedding send-off

Give me a “Y” “E” “S”! YES! You did it! Congratulations! You are hitched! Aren’t weddings a time of celebration? Break out those Pom-Poms and let them shower you with cheers!

 

 

Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Get Back to Nature

 

Butterflies

 

Keep your send off traditional and say it with butterflies! This idea is great for a brunch time wedding send off. Releasing butterflies symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in life.

 

Doves

 

Releasing doves during your wedding is a very traditional and amazing experience. This is a moment one wont forget and the symbolism is amazing. This wonderful moment between you and your loved one will carry the same meaning because the release of doves symbolize love, commitment, and a long and happy marriage. Congratulations!

 

We hope you enjoyed our list of the best ideas for your wedding send-off. Whatever your send-off idea, we recommend talking to your facility about is allowed. We want you to have a safe time during your big day, up until the very the end! Keep it fun, simple, and about you! Congratulations of your engagement!

Wedding Catering and Floral Delivery

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

When it comes to weddings, catering and floral are two of the biggest factors that play into the grand scheme of your event. These are the items that will make a lasting impression on you and your guests. If you are searching for a wedding catering and floral delivery in the DFW area, we highly recommend The Classic Gourmet

Wedding Catering Delivery

The Classic Gourmet is Mediterranean Villa’s in-house vendor for catering and floral. They have provided these services to our venue for over 16 years. Even if you are not booked at the Mediterranean Villa, you still have the opportunity to enjoy the services provided by The Classic Gourmet.

Floral Delivery

 

The Classic Gourmet offers menu choices from all across the globe, and each client receives a complimentary tasting. The design team also provides beautiful florals tailored to each client’s preference.

Here are some of the types of menus offered:

Brunch

Passed Appetizers

Cajun

Caribbean

Chinese

Ethiopian

Croatian

French

Italian

Kosher Style

Latin American

Lebanese

Mediterranean

Mexican

Nigerian

Vietnamese Nine-Course

Indian

Vegetarian

 

All catering deliveries include china, silverware, wait staff, event captain and coordination. The catering staff will also take care of all of the set up and break down of the catering portion of your event.

If you contract the Classic Gourmet for your florals, the event team will also set up your custom centerpieces and bouquets.

 

If you are interested in a quote for Wedding Catering and Floral Delivery, give us a call at (817)-557-2700 for more information.

You can also submit your inquiry here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Write Your Wedding Vows- 7 Meaningful Ways

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

December 24, 2019

by Marca Ray

Where there is Love

there is Life!

 

 

how to write your wedding vows

Photo by Andrew Itaga on Unsplash

 

Knowing how to write your wedding vows is one of the most delicate tasks. The words you and your soulmate recite to each other will be cherished for years and years to come….

 

How to write your Wedding Vows:

 

 

Remember to start early. Your vows are going to be recited in front of a lot of people, so starting early will give you time to plan and take some of the stress off.

Carry a notebook…Write down things that your partner does that make you happy and maybe even a little annoyed (through thick and thin, right)? Write down things that made you fall in LOVE. All the little quirks and silly little puns that you have shared. Memories made and future plans. Of course you will not use all that you have wrote down in your final vows, but it will give you lots of material to be inspired by.

Discuss your vows with your Fiancé. We do not want any surprises at the altar. Make sure you are both on the same page. Are we going corky and short, or sentimental and long? You want to have the same style, tone and length.

Not a writer? DON’T panic… Start by saying who your fiancé is to you. Your best friend, lover, soulmate… Partner in crime. Do not forget to say “I love you”, of course! You would be surprised with how many people forget to say I love you.

Get sappy, maybe even SILLY! Do not be ashamed to pull on the heart strings. If the words are heartfelt they are not cheesy. Making jokes in your vows will help your nerves and get your guests laughing… Remember those “little annoying things”. The gift of making your soon to be spouse smile will serve your marriage well.

Always end with a final promise… The promise of forever, until death do us part.

 

Practice. Practice reciting your vows. Read them a few times. Memorize them and breathe. YOU’VE GOT THIS!

Utilizing your Vows after your marriage….

This is some of the best wedding advice we have heard. If you and your spouse get in an argument, get out your vows, sit on opposite sides of the room (with or without a bottle of wine) and re-read the promises that you have made to each other out loud. This shall remind you both of why you chose each other forever.

Wedding Menu

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Our in-house caterer, The Classic Gourmet, offers over 25 menu options to satisfy any of your wedding menu needs. Our chefs specialize in many cuisines, including Mediterranean, Italian, French, Caribbean, Indian and Vietnamese cuisines. Whether you are looking for a traditional wedding menu or something with international flair, The Classic Gourmet offers it all.

Wedding menu

The “Classic” Menu: Jack Daniel’s Roasted Beef, Chicken with alfredo sauce, Green beans and garlic mashed potatoes

We make your wedding menu decisions easy by presenting menu items that pair well with each other. You can choose from one of our curated menus, or mix and match elements to create your own. Many of our clients ask us for a combination of two menus, and it always turns out to be a delicious and fabulous decision.

At Mediterranean Villa, all of our booked clients receive a complimentary tasting for two. We also recommend attending our Open House events in order to try even more of the unique menus we offer.

We also offer several food options to upgrade your event, including food stations, passed hors-doeuvres, candy bars and late-night snacks. Please visit our catering website at The Classic Gourmet for more wedding menu inspiration!

 

 

How to Plan a Wedding- Step by Step

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

How to Plan a Wedding

 

Wedding Reception in DFW

Jerrell Trulove Photogrpahy

 

 

Wedding planning can seem daunting. As soon as you’re engaged, thousands of questions will flood your mind on how to plan for you big day. There’s so much information to sort through, and it may be hard to know where to start. Should I pick a color first? How much money can we actually afford to spend? Do we prefer a Bohemian style floral scheme, or a classic and timeless look? Do I book my venue first or do I buy my dress first? The questions are never ending.

While it’s inevitable to avoid all stress during wedding planning, an organized checklist will help you make the process a little easier. Here are the major decisions to make, and our suggestions and advice on when to make them.

 

 

Soon after engagement:      

  •  Decide on a wedding date. It’s difficult to make decisions pertaining to what vendors you will use without knowing your wedding date. Consider how much time you need to plan a wedding. If you are planning on your own, we recommend setting your date for 12 to 18 months after your engagement. Also, decide what season of the year you want to hold your event. If you want an outdoor ceremony, you will need to consider what the temperature will be outside, to ensure you and your guests are not uncomfortable from heat or freezing temperatures. Also, consider if you’re getting married in a high wedding season or off-peak time, as this can affect your budget.

 

  • Estimate your budget. Set a limit on what you are comfortable spending. Find out if you will be paying for everything on your own, or if you have family members who are contributing. Keep in mind that the major costs to consider will be your venue, food, flowers, DJ, photographer. Set a realistic budget for each and keep each budget in mind when you are reaching out for quotes.

 

  • Choose your color palette & Style. While your color scheme and style may change throughout the planning process, choosing your favorite colors and styles from the beginning will help you while making major decisions later on.
How to Plan A Wedding

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash           

 

 

12 to 18 months before:

 

  • Book a Venue. Many decisions will fall easily into place once you book a venue. Keep in mind that most wedding venues book their prime dates at least one year in advance. Saturday nights will always be the most expensive, but many venues offer discounted rates on Saturday Afternoons, Fridays and Sundays. If you are willing to go with a weekday event, you will save even more! Choosing a venue will depend on your style, budget and the amenities that are offered. Keep in mind that with an all-inclusive venue, many things such as your catering, linens, wait staff and event coordination will be included. Also, your venue will most likely have a preferred vendor list full of DJs, photographers, videographers, florists, cake bakers and ministers to recommend to you. Inquire here for more information about our venues at Mediterranean Villa. 

 

Book a Wedding Venue

 

  • Book a photographer. Photo memories will last you a lifetime, and we cannot stress how important photography is for your event! A great place to research your options are from your venue’s website and their preferred vendor list. This will give you great ideas on the best areas of the venue for photo ops!

 

  • Plan a Wedding Party. While this is not totally necessary, having a bridal party is an old tradition that includes your close friends and family in a special way on your wedding day. Decide on how many bridesmaids and groomsmen will stand beside you, and who you want to stand as Maid Honor and Best Man. Also, decide if you will have any Juniors, Flower Girls, or Ring Bearers walking down the aisle.

 

  • Go Dress Shopping! At this point, you likely have a few styles in mind based on your  color and venue decision. Pick one or two bridal salons to visit, and have fun! Be honest with the sales rep about your budget, and stick to trying on dresses in your price range.
Wedding Dress Shopping

Photo by Charisse Kenion

 

 

6 to 9 Months Before:

  • Send a Save the Date. Your guests will appreciate the advanced notice. If you are having a destination wedding, it is acceptable to send out the save the date even earlier.
When to send a wedding save the date

Photo by Micheile Henderson

 

  • Build a Wedding Website. A wedding website will give your guests easy access to the important details of your wedding, such as the location, a link to RSVP, your gift registry, and hotel accommodations. We recommend building a free wedding website and gift registry on The Knot.

 

  • Schedule a floral consultation. Reach out to floral designers in your budget range. Then, gather inspiration photos of flowers and styles you love. Refer to your venue’s preferred vendor list for recommendations if you are not sure.

 

Bride Bouquet

 

 

  • Book your DJ. Booking a professional wedding DJ is very important to enhance the overall feel of your ceremony and reception. Look for vendors with good reviews from real weddings.

wedding Dj in Dallas

 

 

  •  Book your wedding cake vendor. Again, refer to your venue’s preferred vendor list for cake vendor recommendations.

 

3 Months Before:

  • Send out your invitation (if you have not already!). Keep track of your RSVPs with your wedding website, and record any information such as plus 1’s and special dietary requests. It’s important to set an “RSVP by” date os at least one month prior to get an accurate guest count for your venue and caterer.

 

  • Food Tasting. We suggest deciding on one full menu to taste, including two proteins, two side dishes, one salad, and at least three appetizers. Also, take advantage of the open houses offered by your venue, so you have the opportunity to try many different menus.

 

1 Month Before:

  •  Final Details. At this point, you should have an estimate on your final guest count. Final decisions on your menu and floral choices should be done as well. We recommend setting up an appointment with your venue’s day of coordinator to create the final details such as your rehearsal lineup, wedding timeline, and reception floor plan. Also, schedule a time to finalize your playlist with your DJ.

 

Although this is not a comprehensive list, these are some of the major decisions you will have to when you want to plan a wedding. Here at Mediterranean Villa, we make the process as simple as possible for you with our in-house services such as catering, bar, linens, floral and day-of coordination. To find out more information, inquire with us here.

 

Happy Wedding Planning!!

 

 

 

Affordable Wedding Venue in Dallas-Fort Worth

Friday, September 6th, 2019

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Planning an affordable weddings is easy with up to 50% off select dates

We have a few prime dates left in 2019 and 2020. As a full-servivce wedding venue, we make planning your wedding a breeze and affordable. No matter how short your planning process may be, we will help you every step of the way.  Our wedding coordinator will assist you to make important decisions about the details and flow of your event. Our in-house caterer, The Classic Gourmet, also takes care of your catering, and floral and décor options are available! Planning an affordable wedding is easy when you choose to work with the team at Mediterranean Villa.

These specials will expire on Setemper 30, 2019.

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2019 Dates

Friday Evenings:        10/4     10/18     10/25     11/22     11/29   (up to 300 guests for all)

Saturday Evenings:   10/5 (up to 180 guests)     11/2 (up to 130 guests)     11/9 (up to 130 guests)     11/16 (up to 180 guests)

11/23 (up to 130 guests)

 

2020 Dates

Friday Evenings:        1/3     1/10     1/17    2/7    2/14     2/21    2/28     3/6    3/13     3/27

Saturday Evenings:   1/4     1/11     2/1    2/8     2/15     2/22    2/29    3/7    3/14   3/21    3/28

 

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These dates are quickly disappearing! Contact us today to set up a tour. Our facility is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. We look forward to meeting you and giving you a tour of our beautiful facility.

 

 

 

 

 

A Beautiful Garden Ceremony

Friday, April 26th, 2019
What a photo-worthy spot for a beautiful garden ceremony. It’s officially Spring, and our garden is in full bloom. Last Saturday, Austin & Valencia tied the knot in front of our gazebo. The weather was absolutely perfect, and the photography from Jerrell TruLove Photography turned out amazing! Here’s a sneak peek of some of our favorites from Austin & Valencia’s Garden Ceremony!

 

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We wish Austin & Valencia a lifetime of love and happiness! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Mediterranean Villa
1111 Wet N Wild Way
Arlington, Texas 76011
Phone: 817-557-2700
Phone: 214-557-7009
Fax: 817-299-9835
Email: info@mediterraneanvilla.net

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“I wanted to let you know how much everyone enjoyed the wedding. The food was wonderful, the facilities were beautiful and the staff was very polite and attentive. Ya’ll did a great job of keeping thinks running smoothly without being overbearing. She was very professional, friendly and calming during this fun but hectic occasion.”
~ by Mary ~
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