Rhode Island Wedding Guide

City Sleek: Newport & Providence Weddings

A city wedding doesn't have to cost a fortune to look it! The smallest touches can transform your budget wedding into extraordinary and fabulous. Check out some of these ideas to incorporate:

For a city sleek style reception, choose a country club or hotel ballroom setting.

Let guests know the tone right from the start with custom made engraved invitations. They may cost more than DIY invites, but it will save you the trouble and heart-ache if you create it incorrectly - or have a spelling error!

Choose a photographer with a photojournalistic style, one that tells a story with pictures, to capture every moment of the evening. Then after the reception, place all the photos in a brocade hand monogrammed wedding album. This book will become a treasured keepsake.

For table settings and centerpieces, go glamorous and dramatic. A neutral table with colorful accent pieces and printed menus at the front of each place setting is elegant and inviting. Floral centerpieces cascading with roses, orchids and gardenias or exotic blossoms in tall glass vases are the standout feature of the table. Favors placed at each setting may include a CD of your favorite tunes or photos in a CD case decorated with entwined silver hearts or a chrome heart shaped wine stopper with thank you note attached.

chrome heart shaped wine stopper
modern flare toasting glasses

City style food and drinks can include a martini bar during cocktail hour or a signature cocktail of your choice served throughout the evening. During the best man’s toast, you can drink your champagne from modern flare toasting glasses trimmed with a platinum rim and engraved with your wedding date. A couture cake with fondant or butter cream icing wouldn’t be complete without a modern and sophisticated 4.25” tall Swarvoski crystal cake top representing the initial of your last name. In addition to the couture cake, a city sleek wedding may also feature a groom’s cake shaped in a design representing a hobby or favorite pastime of the groom, a dessert or coffee bar or both.

Top off the evening by sending guests home with a Sunday paper and a simple breakfast of bagels, muffins, and danish so they can sleep in the next day and enjoy breakfast in bed.

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