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We're On A Boat Wedding Ideas

lovely bridal party in pink and gold

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.

prewedding champagne

getting wedding ready

pink and sparkly bridesmaid dresses

romantic bridesmaid bouquet

pretty little floral accents

navy and yellow groomsmen

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.

wedding trolley

wedding ride

boat dock wedding party

Jaimee Morse Photography

river boat wedding

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.

welcome sign

romantic paddle boat wedding

saying i do

wedding kiss

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.

bar sign

assorted flower arrangement centerpieces

vintage romantic wedding details

simple and chic wedding cake

paddle boat reception

sunset boat ride

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.
Budget breakdown:
Wedding Planner (Event Design and Day of Coordinator): $2500
Photographer: $3000
Floral: $4200
Bridal attire: $1,425 (Dress $1,050, belt $300, earrings $75)
Hair & Makeup: $300
Groom's attire: $570
Cake: $500
Transportation(trolley): $603.75
Bar: $3,000
Wedding Favors: $500
Save the Date/Invites/Thank Yous/postage: $700
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen Gifts: $350
Venue(boat) and Food: $5,645
Boat Breakdown:
Boat $1700
Setup and Extra Dock Time $875
Ivory linen $200
Food $2200 plus additional $550
Cake plating charge by boat: $120

ServiceVendor
CakeButtercream
CatererSt. Croix Boat And Packet
Dress shopThe Wedding Shoppe
Event designer & CoordinatorBlush and Whim
FlowersA Day In Provence
Groom’s attireTommy Hilfiger
HairAveda New Reflections
HairMori Lee
JewelrySwarovski
PhotographyJaimee Morse