Glam it up girls! How fabulous does this bridal party look in their pink and gold mismatched dresses? We LOVE! And the awesome keeps on coming as this wedding steps off the land and onto to the high seas - well sort of. Keep on looking and you'll see these two love boards get married on a boat!
These "We're on a boat" wedding ideas are a perfectly chic way to celebrate your romantic river cruise wedding. Want to see more? Of course you do. Check out all of the amazing details, captured by Jaimee Morse, by visiting the full gallery here. You can also see how much this River Boat wedding costs, if you were thinking having a River Boat wedding.
Fun Pre-Wedding Plans
From Jaimee Morse: Joe and Kirsten got married in the quaint town of Stillwater Minnesota, They and their closest friends got ready in one of Stillwater's cute B&B's, Lowell Inn. We all then jumped onto the Stillwater Trolley and drove around to different locations throughout the town. After our trolley ride was over, everyone jumped on board the St. Croix river boat.
Keep Calm and Wear Comfy Shoes
From the Bride:I wish I had brought a pair of comfortable shoes for the reception. My feet were killing me by the end of the night! The best piece of advice I received from other brides was to just try and live in the moment and cherish every minute of the day. Don't let yourself get stressed out by the small details, it's your day.
Sound System Panic
We tried to save money by not hiring a DJ. While I loved making our own playlist on Spotify, our friend forgot a component of their PA system at home, so there was a bit of a panic when we couldn't get the music to work for the ceremony. Luckily we were able to use the venue's sound system as a back up.
Read on to see how much these "We're on a boat" wedding ideas cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
We did not keep a strict budget, as we are bad at budgeting. Overall we were trying to stay under $20,000, and ended up spending probably $23,000-$24,000.
Wedding Planner (Event Design and Day of Coordinator): $2500
Bridal attire: $1,425 (Dress $1,050, belt $300, earrings $75)
Hair & Makeup: $300
Groom's attire: $570
Wedding Favors: $500
Save the Date/Invites/Thank Yous/postage: $700
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen Gifts: $350
Venue(boat) and Food: $5,645
Setup and Extra Dock Time $875
Ivory linen $200
Food $2200 plus additional $550
Cake plating charge by boat: $120