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How does this work! CLUELESS from Dallas (o;

August 06, 2017 7:17:22 pm

Posted in Narragansett, RI, USA
Emptyprofileicon christy vieira

hi everyone! i am from dallas texas and will be getting married on the beach in you have any insight on what i will need to do make sure this happens? how do i go about making sure this happens? it will be a small wedding, 25-30 people.....i just wanted to get married in front of the water....a short wedding!

thank you
christy from dallas

11 Replies

Emptyprofileicon Rev Steve Klinger

February 22, 2010 9:36:34 am

This is way to much for an email. Please call me at 401 742 6646 and I can answer all of your questions.
Rev Steve


Emptyprofileicon christy vieira

February 22, 2010 9:44:45 am

I will Rev Steve! Thank you for the quick response!


Emptyprofileicon anne azano Wedding date: August 28, 2010 Narragansett, RI, USA

February 22, 2010 3:42:40 pm

Check out that website. For my wedding I've rented the north beach clubhouse, which is a reception site on the beach, pretty cheap if you're a resident, but I'm not sure what it would cost since you're not. It's basically just a big room on a beach, and lots of people get married on the beach and then have the reception in there. I'm not sure what the protocol is for actually getting married on the beach, because I'm not, but someone at the department of parks and recreation should be able to tell you. Good luck, it's a beautiful place!


Emptyprofileicon christy vieira

February 23, 2010 10:06:30 am

you are wonderful! and yes, that is JUST what i am looking for! thank you so very much! my family lives there so i dont think it will be a problem...when is your wedding? mine is HOPEFULLY july 18th....a sunday (o;


Emptyprofileicon anne azano Wedding date: August 28, 2010 Narragansett, RI, USA

February 23, 2010 12:51:33 pm

Mine is August 28, 2010. Just so you know, you may have a problem booking a saturday. I literally booked august 28, 2010 last winter, I mean, this time last year. And it was the ONLY saturday available for the summer of 2010. Oh wait, I just reread your post and you said Sunday! Wonderful, you'll probably be ok. I have to go to work now, but I can email you some photos from a previous wedding there. As I said, it's nothing special, just a room on a beach, but the deck is gorgeous and you can really dress it up if you decorate it. Have fun planning and let me know your email if you want those photos.


Emptyprofileicon christy vieira

February 23, 2010 1:12:44 pm

i would LOVE to see the photos that you have! any photos would help me a lot! well congrats to you! yah, mine is the 18th i hope...a sunday...yah girl, NO WAY i would ever get a saturday at this time (o; i looooooove the deck its so beautiful! are yall getting married ON the sand or on the deck?


Emptyprofileicon anne azano Wedding date: August 28, 2010 Narragansett, RI, USA

February 23, 2010 10:58:56 pm

We're not actually getting married on the beach... instead we're getting married at the south ferry church, which is about 10 minutes away and GORGEOUS. I wanted to get married right on the beach, but after a while we decided to go with the church, in case it rains. You can rent a tent for the deck if you want a rainy day plan, I think it's about 600 dollars. We're hoping to have a nice champagne toast on the deck though!

That picture I included is some stranger's wedding, but hadley, the lady who does the bookings, sent it to me. I have others, but this only lets me upload one at a time. Most of the other photos are ones my mom took, but the building is empty and undecorated, so this gives you a better idea.

Do you know about the knot? There is a whole forum for rhode island brides on If you go back through them, you'll find lots of info about narragansett weddings. Caterers, hair and makeup, djs, etc.

My caterer is alyson from amalfi (literally right down the road at the pier). Our DJ is suzanne from moondance and we're using nancy birch from grandiflora designs for flowers. They're all local. But, read reviews on the knot forum and you'll get some ideas. Happy planning!


Emptyprofileicon christy vieira

February 24, 2010 6:42:11 am

you are so much help! i appreciate you so much! yes, i have spoken to hadley...she is so nice and very helpful. it is so hard planning all this when i am in texas! however, my family is in RI so they are trying their best!

theknot/....i will check it out, and thank you so much for that!

so yall are usuing the deck for the toast? thats a great idea...i know, i have been freaking out about the weather.....i always wanted a BEACH wedding...i just know it could rain and we would need back up....but an extra 600??? geez la wheez! heck no! ill use a trash bag! LOL

it is so overwhelming planning all this in 4 months! OMG!

who is actually marrying you? a judge?

thank you so much!.....btw, i am christy!~!!! you are anne?


Emptyprofileicon laura mcdonnell Wedding date: August 20, 2011 Narragansett, RI, USA

February 24, 2010 7:38:28 am

Hi Anne, my name is Laura and my fiance and I are having our reception at the North beach clubhouse Aug 20th 2011. We are also getting married at the South Ferry Church too!! Dont you just love the chapel? It really is gorgeous. Anyway, I have been searching for some pictures of the clubhouse since I have yet to see the inside. Unfortunetly Hadley is only available to show it weekdays and working in boston, we havent been able to actually see the space.. Would it be too much to ask if you could email any pictures you may have of the clubhouse to me. It would be soo helpful!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I really appreciate it! Good luck with the rest of your planning!! and thanks again!!!


Emptyprofileicon S R Wedding date: September 26, 2009 Narragansett, RI, USA

February 24, 2010 7:47:31 am

Hi Christy,

I was married at Scarborough Beach at the end of Sept 2009 - it was beautiful. There is a large lawn at the southernmost end of the beach overlooking the water where we had garden chairs delivered for our guests. We had to fil out a sepcial event use form from the Narragansett Parks & Rec Dept to have it there, but thats all.
Good luck!


Emptyprofileicon anne azano Wedding date: August 28, 2010 Narragansett, RI, USA

February 28, 2010 11:32:38 pm

Hey Laura, no problem, I'll email you everything I've got. I know, I am IN LOVE with the south ferry church. I went there over christmas right after a snowstorm at around 5 pm. The sun was setting over the snow, and the bells started ringing, it was just gorgeous, unbelievably gorgeous. That's so funny you're on August 20th, I'm on the 28th! Anyway, I'll email you soon!

And Christy, Antoinette Cavanna is performing our ceremony. I haven't actually met her... I'm planning my wedding from Australia! But, she comes highly recommended and has been super nice in her emails. Here is a link to a knot forum post I started about officiants. The one's I mention in my post are all ones that got good reviews, but were booked. Then other girls wrote back with their recommendations.


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