How to Host an Experiential Wedding in Austin
by Brynlee Handy April 28
Looking to host the event of a lifetime in Austin? There’s a trick! The most memorable wedding moments come from getting your partygoers involved with experiential events that engage the senses and step outside the box of tradition! It’s simply fact that rich, experiential weddings stick with their guests longer in memory – more vivid, interactive details engrain themselves deeper into your mind than other experiences! Need some ideas? There are just a few details we think you should include for ultimate impact at experiential weddings in Austin, so read on to explore these unique wedding services below!
Photo // Kelly Rucker Photography
Experiential weddings go above and beyond engaging the senses, and what better way to do so than with interactive stations that get your guests having fun hands-on.
Custom Cupcake Bar
The Cupcake Bar is a unique blend of entertainment and indulgence that adds a special touch to any event. Each of their dessert bars delves into an exquisite experience that will leave every guest smiling. Their team staffs over twenty-five cupcake and dessert bartenders, so you have peace of mind no matter the size of your event.
The Flower Peddler allows your guests to build their own bouquets, taking home a small part of your big day. Bring in these floral favors for your experiential wedding, or book the truck for pre-wedding events such as bridal showers and bachelorette/bachelor parties!
Photo // Cory Ryan Photography
Live Wedding Artists
High Fashion Art Keepsakes
Vogue Vignette offers a high-fashion take on the traditional event entertainment with chic wedding sketches that reflect their respective visages perfectly. Classic caricatures, move over! Your guests will love seeing how they look through a creative, couture lens – plus, it offers a memento they can keep forever!
Live Wedding Painter
Live wedding painter Alyssa Love Art aims to capture the beauty on canvas using dreamy, vibrant colors, whether it is depicting the first kiss, dance, or first look. Guests will be entertained throughout the evening and you will be presented with a truly unique keepsake of the day. Plus, she now offers live guest watercolor sketches that capture the true essence of your party people!
Photo // Ann Mark Photo
Outdoor Adventures for Engagements and Parties
Air Carriage Over Texas LLC is a way to make the day extraordinary and oh-so-romantic by sending your love soaring in a scenic hot air balloon ride. Up, up and away to views of a lifetime! This thrilling ride can be enjoyed by guests of all ages and is sure to make a memory they’ll never forget.
Float On Boat Rentals offers a service unlike any other – chartered boat rentals in Austin. They really know how to make a splash! Choose from the views of scenic Lake Travis and Lake Austin to spend your life unwinding before the big day, and take the wedding party along with you for an extra boatload of fun! Trips like this are perfect for a bach weekend in Hill Country.
Photo // Hannah Haston Photography
Pre Wedding Relaxation
Live Love Relax Massage + Wellness is prepared to take your pre-wedding relaxation to the next level. Though planning the big day can be a stressful time of your life, you shouldn’t be stressed at your wedding! No matter where you want it, their team is ready and willing to accommodate! For the ultimate luxury experience, invite your wedding party or guests to partake in stress-relieving chair massages provided by therapists on the day of. They also offer couples massages pre/post-celebration day.
Photo // Monica Roberts Photography
Include Your Fur Babies
The Pet Gal has it covered, keeping your pooches on a leash and attending them throughout the evening as you enjoy your wedding reception and ceremony as planned – sans stress about where your dogs are at during every waking moment. Fret no more about the logistics of including your fur babies on the big day!
For experiential weddings, we say go big or go home, and any of the vendors above would be an amazing addition to your next event! Connect with our creative experiential wedding vendors here. Cheers!