Miniature Donkeys are such a big part of Old Glory Ranch as we have over 30 of them grazing peacefully in our pastures. The mini burros have been part of the landscape at OGR and an integral part of our events since we opened in 1997!
Many times, people come to Old Glory because they have seen the donkeys online or heard about them from friends. These little charmers are not always the first thought of a newly engaged couple as they begin compiling the guest list. However, beer burros are a wonderful novelty to add to your special day! As you are planning who to invite to your wedding at Old Glory Ranch, don’t forget the most sought after guests… miniature donkeys.
Frequently, couples think the children at the wedding will adore the donkeys, but your adult guests will love these beer packing burros just as much.
There is little else that is as unique as miniature donkeys serving bottled beer, juice boxes or bottled water during cocktail hour. They create a bond with your guests to help them begin those initial conversations, as two families become one. The donkeys are also an icebreaker at corporate events or private parties, creating a more relaxed atmosphere.
They are very skilled and versatile as they can serve numerous other items such as chips and queso. The donkeys often have their pictures taken as much as the bride and groom. The mini burros are never released from “duty” until all the “people guests” have had an opportunity to take that priceless selfie with our “donkey guests.”
For more information about our donkeys, how to incorporate them into your Old Glory event or to purchase purchase your very own, visit our Miniature Donkeys page.
Finding vendors for your Texas Hill Country wedding can be a daunting task, not to mention time consuming. Where does one even start? You may have cousin Josh who strums a pretty mean guitar that could play during your ceremony, or a friend in college that can make angelic music come from her cello. Or, remember that cool Texas Hill Country DJ you and the love of your life danced the night away to? Yes, there are those, but they may also come with a lot of unknowns. Will they be on time? Will they be dressed appropriately? Will they follow your instructions? Do you have someone who can manage all of them leaving you open to enjoy your event?
Most brides either know exactly what they want and have mentally played through their entire wedding day from beginning to end a million and one times, or there are those that have an idea but don’t know where to start, and yet others that welcome input, guidance, recommendations and all they want is to show up on their special day and enjoy it, leaving all the planning to someone else. And there are the brides who want to do everything themselves, soup to nuts, as they say. There is no right or wrong answer, but people have to be put into place to execute your event from beginning to end, period. And you probably won’t want cousin Lucy who has no experience whatsoever running the show. Weddings are never a one man/woman show, it is far too overwhelming. Especially for those brides planning a destination wedding, or those who are still going to school, or have just stepped into a new career field after college, where will all this planning time fit into their schedule?
Typically the first thing a couple secures is the venue. With that out of the way, most venues also offer either in-house catering or bartenders, wedding coordinating, bakers, or they offer preferred lists of vendors they have worked with before and trust and can guide you to your ‘vendor match made in heaven’.
Decide what is the most important to you and budget from there. For some it is the venue, others it’s the food & beverages for their family and friends, there are those who cherish the decor and flowers, while some brides say it is the dress, and yet others say it is the sanctity of the union. If you can prioritize your preferences, then consider that in the financial aspect, and you will be well on your way to mapping out your big day.
Here at Old Glory Ranch we take a lot of the guesswork out of your planning by offering an in-house experienced day-of wedding coordinator for your Chapel Hall wedding and reception, along with an experienced site manager who will handle the vendor details for your event. We also offer in-house fresh floral & decor which many of our clients have raved over saying their guests have commented on it being the most beautiful flowers they have seen at any wedding. That, and the full service we offer garner the most glowing reviews from our clients.
After you’ve selected your Groom, venue and that oh-so-perfect dress, one of the next steps is choosing your wedding cake! The options are endless and your wedding cake is not just dessert after dinner, it is tradition. But never fear, there is no rule that says you must have the same old traditional cake. Think outside the box and create a cake that expresses who you are as a couple; one that tells a story…your unique love story. It may be your favorite beer or sport; or where you are from. Your cake could represent your career path or where you went to college; You may go for something that shows your love for music, cheese, hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. Some are just looking for a different texture, shape or topper.
Start brainstorming by putting together a mood/inspiration board to have on hand when talking to your chosen baker. Here at Old Glory Ranch, we have seen almost everything you could imagine, but here are some of our favorites to help get your juices flowing.
Items to highlight the season of your wedding
If you are planning a seasonal wedding, such as spring, fall, or over the holidays, Old Glory Ranch has a broad range of seasonal accessories that can make your wedding memorable. Check out the categories of accessories we have available, and contact us with any questions about unique ways we can help highlight the season of your wedding.
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Help with Vendors
Need help with some vendor recommendations? After two decades in this business, we have developed relationships with many different vendors which helps us match you to the ones you need.