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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!



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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.

Flash Wedding Sale and Free Honeymoon Suite

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Afforbale Wedding in DFW


Flash Wedding Specials and


Free Honeymoon Suite


Book your Wedding for January, February or March of 2020 to receive exclusive discounts and a FREE Honeymoon Suite!


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Deeply Discounted Room Rental

with Food & Beverage minimum

$2,000 off East Ballroom

up to 130 guests

$2,600 off West Ballroom

up to 180 guests

$4,000 off Whole Ballroom

up to 300 guests

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   Rental Includes:


  • Day of Coordinator
  • Chapel or Garden Rental
  • Bride & Groom Suites
  • Three hours for bridal or engagement portrait time
  • 60″ round tables
  • Gold Chiavari Chairs
  • White tablecloths and napkins
  • 4 hour reception
  • Event Waitstaff
  • China & SilverwareCenterpieces



Honeymoon Suite


Includes a one-night stay at our partner Hotel

on the night of your wedding with a bottle of wine & chocolates.

*Event must be booked before December 31. 2019 for discounts to apply. New bookings only.


Call us today at 817-557-2700, or email us at for more information about this exclusive special.


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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!



Fall Open House

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

You’re invited to our Fall Open House at Mediterranean Villa! This event will take place on Wednesday, November 13th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Open House is a come-and-go event where you can tour our venue and meet with coordinators. In addition, you have the chance to taste sample menus from The Classic Gourmet, while enjoying a drink from our beer and wine bar. We will also have cake vendors, a DJ, and a few other vendors to help you make the best of your special event.

RSVP early, as space is limited! This will be our last and biggest Open House of 2019. Let’s sit down and plan your wedding or special event at our beautiful venue!


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Corporate Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Corporate Happy Hour

As a thank you to our previous Corporate customers, we are hosting a corporate happy hour. This event is on Friday, October 4th, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please register below if you would like to attend.

*Happy hour is restricted to Corporate customers only, RSVP is required

Register Here

Learn more about Corporate Events at Mediterranean Villa!


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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

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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. 


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  • 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.

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  •  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

Clearance Dates

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.






Fall Flash Sale

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

If you are planning a wedding or special event in the DFW area, we are offering a great deal on our venue rentals. This Flash sale begins September 1st and runs through September 30th. We are offering a limited discount of up to $1,600 off a weekend rental of the Ceremony and Reception spaces, and a $500 credit to use toward event enhancements (linens, champagne toast & more!).

Planning a wedding or special event can be stressful, but we are here to help. Our full service venue also offers in-house catering and floral, which keeps your budget low and makes planning your event a breeze. Selecting your venue for your wedding or special event is a major detail in your planning, but it doesn’t have to be a major expense!

Our 2020 dates are filling fast, so contact us today to redeem this offer and save your date.


Low budget wedding

September 1st through 30th

Save up to $2,100 on your rental!

Rental Specials: Ballroom & Chapel or Gardens

$1,600 OFF Whole Ballroom Rental on weekends

$1,000 OFF Villa Loft, East, or West Ballroom Rental on weekends


$500 credit toward event enhancements including:

color napkins, color table linens, table runners,
champagne toast, mimosa toast,
candy cart & chargers

Rental of the ballrooms include:

Venue Coordinator, Round Guest Tables,
Tables for Buffet & Beverage Service, Cakes, Registry, DJ and Gifts if necessary,
Black or white table linens and napkins,
Wall-Mounted Projection Screen,
Gold Chiavari Chairs,
Supervisory Personnel,
4 hour reception, 2 hours for setup,
1 hour for post-reception cleanup

We also offer numerous catering menus, including International cuisines such as Indian, Mediterranean, French, European, Nigerian, Vietnamese & More!

*Discounts apply to new bookings only*

Call us today for a tour:
817-557-2700 or 214-557-7009

Leap Year Wedding

Saturday, August 24th, 2019


Leap Year Wedding in DFW

The year of 2020 is full of unique and memorable dates for weddings, but the most memorable of all will be Leap Day Wedding! Leap day only occurs every four years, but luckily the next leap day will come soon on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Many couples choose February 29th as their wedding date because it is fun and unique, and it leaves a memorable day the couple and their guests. Some couples may joke that now they only have to remember their anniversary every four years, but we think this unique date makes it actually easier to remember.

Leap Year couples may only have an “official” anniversary every four years, but this gives them more time to celebrate a little bigger every four years (think a special vacation, or a special purchase for the home). On a non-leap year, couples can still celebrate their wedding day on a different day such as February 28th or March 1st .

We can’t help but to think of all of the fun ways to plan a leap year wedding! Couples can ask their guests to “save your extra day for us” when they send their save the dates, or they can use wordings such as “Take a leap of faith with us!”, or “We’re taking the leap!”

Also, the hashtag ideas are never-ending:

#weleaped #takingtheleap #Harmontakestheleap #leapingintohisarms

……We could do this all day!

Leap Day falls on a Saturday, which is the perfect and most sought-after day of the week for weddings.

Luckily if you’re planning a leap year wedding and still need a venue, Mediterranean Villa has availability! Happy Leap Year!


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August 8, 2019 Summer Open House

Thursday, June 27th, 2019



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Arlington, Texas 76011
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