Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Inexpensive Ways to Make your RI Wedding Memorable

RI wedding ideas
Photo by B.K. Angeletti Photography
Every bride and groom wants their wedding to be memorable. However, with today's economy being so unstable, you have to be careful as to where you spend your money. We've listed a few RI wedding ideas that won't cost much but will give you a wedding to remember:
  • The night before your wedding, write a card to your fiance/fiancee to let them know just how special they are to you. You can include a poem or words to a special song.
  • Wear your mother's or grandmother's wedding dress. If age has discolored it, take it to a bridal gown restorer to have it cleaned and restored. Another special touch would be to carry a replica of your mother's or grandmother's bridal bouquet.
  • Surprise your guests by hanging copies of old wedding pictures of them at the end of each pew. You can place the photos in a paper-matted frame and hang them with a pretty ribbon. It will keep all your guests guessing as to who is who.
  • Have your ushers give each guest a piece of fabric as they enter the church or reception. Have each guests sign their name and write a message to the bride and groom. When you're back from your honeymoon and you're all relaxed, sit down and sew the squares together to make a very special quilt.
  • Right after the ceremony, gather all your guests on the steps of the church and have your photographer or a friend take a group shot. Then get the negative and make copies and send them to your guests along with your thank you notes.
  • After the ceremony, if possible, chime the bells of the church while all your family and friends are gathered together giving you best wishes.
  • If you have children from a previous marriage, consider writing them their own wedding vows. It will make them feel extra special.
  • Have all your guests sign a magnum of champagne and celebrate your first anniversary with it.
  • After you exchange your vows, have your parents come up to the altar with you and tell them how special they are to you.
  • At the end of the ceremony, hand each mother a rose.
  • Take the handkerchief that your mother or grandmother carried on their wedding day and tuck it into your bouquet or have it sewn into the hem of your dress.

Find more ideas to make your RI wedding ceremony memorable.