Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"You're my Lobster"

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.... a.k.a. 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 in this rehearsal dinner, photos by Snap! Photography, another RI photographer. The event was planned by Raina of Raina Dawn Events.
We had a senior event during our college years hosted at Kempenaar's Clambake Club in Middletown, RI. The photo possibilities would be fun! 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 place cards and invites?

What wedding dreams did you have to tone down or completely cut due to your budget?


honey my heart said...

oh my... i am in love with these lobsters everywhere! the coasters are too cute and the cut out lobster for photos is my favorite detail!! for us, i wish our budget could have fit letterpress and calligraphy everything (name cards, table numbers, menus, candy tags, drink menu, etc).

Sara said...

I love all of those Lobster ideas- so cute!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw how adorable! Love that theme. I envisioned us getting married on the west coast of Florida, but reality set in and we realized it was just way out of our budget. I was really dissapointed but I do like the venue we picked and realize it will be much closer for our guests.

Anonymous said...

I've been stalking your blog, it's probably about time I comment. :)

I love the Friends reference!! And the lobsters are pretty cute too.