Most brides are on some type of budget, and wedding dreams sometimes need to be toned down or completely cut to make the budget work. When we started planning our dream Newport wedding, I had big ideas. I wanted it to be a weekend affair with events throughout. Then reality set in… we had to evaluate the budget. My dreams of additional events were toned down, and we had to figure out what would give us the most bang for our buck. We decided to go with a morning after brunch as a send off for our guests. I’m so excited about the brunch, but I would have loved to treat our guests to a welcome dinner in addition to the brunch. I had dreams of a traditional lobster bake. Can you imagine the possibilities?
I am in love with this rehearsal dinner shown on the Brian Phillips Photography blog. Click on the link to see more gorgeous photos!
I love the lobster details from this rehearsal dinner.
Photos by Snap! Photography, another RI photographer.
We had a senior event in college hosted at Kempenaar’s Clambake Club in Middletown, RI. The photo possibilities would be fun for a welcome dinner! They have a built in photo area, as seen in the lovely photo by Newport photographer Faith Dugan. The site also has volleyball nets and horseshoes, which would make for a fun welcome event.
And no event is complete without a little inspiration from Martha. How cute are these DIY placecards and invites?
What wedding dreams did you have to tone down or completely cut due to your budget?