Can you believe that 2020 is just around the corner? If you’re planning a wedding, it probably feels like time is flying by faster and faster by the day.

At Alegria Gardens, we’ve helped hundreds of couples plan incredible weddings, and we’ve learned a thing or two about wedding planning over the years. Today’s post highlights four things you should avoid as you plan your wedding, but there are far more than four potential pitfalls! Get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about our wedding venue and get professional help from our party planning experts!

What to Avoid as You Plan Your Wedding

Reversing the Order of Operations

You’re probably wondering what we mean by “order of operations.”

You can plan most of your wedding in whatever order you want, but you should always determine your budget before you start making plans and inviting guests. Otherwise, you might find yourself having to make tough choices when you begin thinking about food, photography, and other wedding must-haves.

Once you’ve determined a budget, get in touch with one of our Houston event halls and we’ll help you create a package that meets your needs without exceeding your budget!


Weddings are extremely exciting, but they can also be stressful when nothing’s been planned. Some people put off planning until the very last minute, leaving themselves with few options when the big day is just around the corner. Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life, so don’t put it off until you have to scramble to put everything together. If you find yourself overwhelmed, you can always talk to one of our Houston party planning experts!

Sending Too Many Invitations

You’ve probably heard the suggestion that you should plan for 10% of your guests to decline the invitation. Unless you have a firm confirmation from certain people that they can’t make it, you should always plan for everyone you invite to show up. Choose your wedding venue accordingly, and don’t choose somewhere that that forces you to cram everyone in. Table display with center piece at our reception hall - Alegria GardensAlegria Gardens at Stacy can accommodate up to 250 guests, and Alegria Gardens at 529 can accommodate up to 150. We’ll help you create a seating arrangement that fits everyone in comfortably and ensures that you have plenty of room to celebrate!

Booking the Wrong Wedding Venue

Your wedding venue is easily one of the most important elements of your big day. It sets the stage and tone for everything else you plan, and you shouldn’t settle for anything less than a spectacular venue that gives you everything you want.

If you’ve looked at other wedding venues in Houston, then you’ve probably noticed that many of them offer vague contracts and don’t make their reviews public. The best wedding venues are fully transparent about what they offer, and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose Alegria Gardens. We believe that you and your significant other deserve a day that’s as special as your love, and we never hide fees or extra charges in the fine print. In fact, we’ll help you pick a package that fits your budget and leaves you with plenty to spend on your honeymoon!

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