50th Wedding Anniversary

Celebrating Mom & Dad

Save the Date!

Family Dinner Celebration

  • Date- February 6, 2016
  • Location- San Antonio
  • Time- 6:00 pm


Honeymoon for the Bride & Groom

  • Date- February 7 & 8
  • Location- Fredericksburg, Tx


Total Budget- $2000 ($500 each)


  • Dinner ($500)
  • San Antonio hotel on the Riverwalk ($200)
  • Fredericksburg Honeymoon ($500)
  • Spending money ($500)
  • Family Portrait (this is optional)- $200
  • $100 (pocket change)

Dinner Budget- $500

This budget covers meal, drink, tax and gratuity.


Estimated budget breakdown:


  • Meal- $15 dollar per person (15 people x $15= $225)
  • Taxes- $20
  • Tip- $45
  • Drinks- $150 (this includes sodas and/or alcoholic beverages)



Estimated Total- $440 (give or take)

Dinner Options

Casa Rio

Casa Rio was the restaurant mom & dad used to take us to when we were in San Antonio for vacation/visits. It definitely holds memories and you know how mom & dad love to reminisce on the good old days. It's pretty reasonable for a Riverwalk restaurant (dishes definitely below $15). Mariachis will definitely be there (something else to consider, you know how mom & dad love to request songs). It's located right off of Commerce & Losoya.


Click here for menu.

Iron Cactus

This restaurant has a very nice ambiance. It's a lot newer and a bit swanky. I hear they have great margaritas. Tomas & I can definitely go check it out to see if they are actually good. We don't mind taking one for the team. The menu is a little pricier, so as long as we agree to a $15 per person plate (except for mom & dad) we will stay in budget. The following sections of the menu keep us in our budget.



Restaurant is located off of St. Mary's & Commerce. Check out the website for info & pics

San Antonio Hotels

La Quinta Inn & Suites- San Antonio Riverwalk


  • Rate- $139 (still need to pay tax)
  • Located off of Bowie St.
  • Closer to Casa Rio Restaurant
  • Free Hot Breakfast
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The Drury Plaza Hotel- San Antonio Riverwalk

  • Rate- $160 (still need to pay tax)
  • Located off of St. Mary's St.
  • Closer to Iron Cactus Restaurant
  • Free Hot Breakfast
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Honeymoon in Fredericksburg- $500 budget

Cotton Gin Village

  • Pecos Cabin
  • $179 per cabin;
  • Estimated cost- $404 (includes both nights & taxes)
  • Daily Breakfast (picnic basket delivered to cabin)
  • This is located just 2.8 miles south of Main Street
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The Chuckwagon Inn Bed and Breakfast


  • The Pear Tree Cottage - $338 for both nights
  • Miss Becky's Kitchen - $310 for both nights
  • Breakfast is served in the dining room of the stone house across the drive at 9:00 a.m.
  • This is about a 3 minute drive to Main Street
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Family Portrait (Optional Gift)

I'm using the following photographer for Madeline's Senior pictures next month. She's very reasonable and she gives us the images as part of her package, so we can print as many as we want. I thought since we'd all be in San Antonio together, why not hire her to take a professional family portrait. Let me know what you think.


Budget- $200


Courtney Warden Photography (this is an example of a Senior Portrait package)


Package A: $150

  • 1 Hour of Shooting
  • 1 Outfit
  • 8 Digital Images (We could have pics of mom & dad, mom & dad with siblings, entire family, mom/dad & grandkids, just the grandkids, etc..)


Prints- $50 (I use Walgreen's for my prints & they are very reasonable)


Possible Locations for Shoot


Spending Money

Any money that is left will go straight to mom & dad to spend. This can be used for gas, meals, etc... When I placed allotted budget for meals, hotels, etc...it was really meant as a way to keep us from going over. We really need to decide on:

  • Restaurant (this will help us decide on the hotel)
  • Bed & Breakfast in Fredericksburg
  • Family Portrait.