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Wedding Day Packing List

It’s your wedding day and there are so many little details to keep track of that you’re afraid you’ll forget something as obvious as the wedding rings. In an effort to help we’ve created a list of items that every couple should consider packing for their big day!

When it comes to the ceremony you’ll want to remember your marriage license, wedding rings and any element your officiant has requested to make the ritual personalized and meaningful. If you have a ring bearer and flower girl then you’ll also need a pillow for the rings and a basket full of rose petals. Last but not least, if you took the time to make ceremony programs then you’ll be devastated if you forget those at home!

ceremony programs

Once you get to the reception, we try to provide as much as we can. For example, every couple is welcome to use our house table numbers.

Danversport Table Number

However, some couples still choose to bring their own.

Photography Credit: Peter Lazzarino Photography

Photography Credit: Peter Lazzarino Photography

If you’re bringing your own table numbers then pack them up with your place cards, favors, guestbook, restroom baskets and card box.

Card Box

You may also choose to bring your own toasting glasses, cocktail napkins and cake knife.

Photography Credit: Peter Lazzarino Photography

Photography Credit: Peter Lazzarino Photography

However, those are items that we can provide as well.

Regardless of what you decide to bring, we recommend you keep a list. Then, when your wedding day arrives, you won’t forget a thing!

Build Your Wedding Vendor Team

We pride ourselves on producing some of the best weddings in the area.

Waterfront Venue

Between our waterfront views and mouthwatering menu, we provide the perfect foundation for any event.  

Lobster Danversport

In addition to our premier location and delectable dishes, our wedding package includes a custom-made wedding cake just for you.

The cakes come from Cakes for Occasions and they aren’t just delicious, they’re beautiful too!  Cakes for Occasions Wedding Cake Our packages also include decorative florals for the cake and a centerpiece for your head table. Flowers from Petals Inc.The blossoms are provided by our friends at Petals Inc. in Peabody. We love Petals because they’re talented and easy to work with. In fact, many of our couples choose to have Petals provide the arrangements for their dinner tables as well.

Petals Inc Flowers

However, if you’d like to shop around then we also recommend the teams at Audrey’s Flower Shop in Gloucester and  Evan’s Flowers in Peabody. 

Each of these florists will certainly make our ballroom shine!

Harborview Ballroom

Now, that covers the venue, the food and the flowers but you’re not done yet!  Everyone knows you can’t have a wedding without saying “I Do”. 

When it comes to ceremonies we recommend Justice of the Peace Priscilla Geaney. Priscilla truly believes in personalizing your wedding and she is willing to work with you to make your ceremony special.

Ceremony

After the ceremony, it’s time to celebrate and we know just the DJs to get your party started!

The guys at Groove Entertainment, 617 Weddings and NuImage Entertainment are not only professional but extremely entertaining and will have your guests dancing all night long.

Dancing

However, these days, couples are looking for more than just musical entertainment. They’re seeking out unique and interactive services as well. If you are one of these couples then we recommend you look into PopIn Booths. It’s a photobooth that prints out high quality images on customizable photo strips for your guests to keep forever.

Photobooth

With all of these spectacular plans in place the only thing left to do is document the night!

There is no doubt you’ll want to hire a photographer and we have four who we recommend all the time…

Adriano Batti Photography

Adriano Batti

Bharat Parmar Photography

Bharat Parmar

Roland Silva Photography

Roland Silva

and Barbara Lynch Photography

Barbara Lynch

All four of these photographers are incredibly talented and very familiar with Danversport. Each of them have captured truly spectacular images at our venue.

However, if you’re looking for more than just photos and are interested in videography then George at SH Video does amazing work!

Just look at this short film he put together for one of our couples not too long ago…

As you can see, there’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding.  However, if you have the right vendors by your side then everything will come together and it will be the best day of your life!