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A Full Destination Wedding Weekend Schedule | Wedding Planning

Destination Wedding Planning Weekend

My mom and I chat on gmail everyday and thank god, because we were able to expertly plan each moment of our 4-day weekend trip to New Hampshire. This was our destination wedding plan, where we would try to solidify as many details as possible, in one weekend trip.

The Plan:

Find a Venue

Rehearsal Dinner Quotes

Local Hotel Scouting

Local Caterer Tasting

Cake Tasting

Downtown Nightlife


Wedding Planning Weekend

Our Schedule

Friday –

Board Plane- 3pm

Arrive in Boston- 6:30pm

Naturally our flight was delayed.

Dinner at The York River House- 8pm

Potential rehearsal dinner venue

Crash in Bed- Midnight



Brunch/Cake Pickup at Beached Pea Baking Co.- 11am

Cake tasting was one of my main priorities. 

The Hotel Portsmouth Tour- 12pm

Strawberry Banke Venue Tour- 1:00pm

Bridesmaid Hugs!

My wonderful Lenore drove from New York to come and help with the planning.

The White Apron Tasting- 1:00 – 2:30pm

Proceed to stuff faces with delicious food and wine.

Try not to slip into a wine coma- 3:30 – 4:00pm

Momba Restaurant Tour- 4:15pm

Moffatt Ladd House Venue Tour- 5:15pm

Wedding Band Shopping- 6pm

Rehearsal Dinner Scouting

Ri-Ra, The Library Steak House, The District

The Black Birch for Dinner



Morning of Relaxing

Wedding Band Purchase

No sales tax – Live Free or Die!

DIY Wedding Project

Stonewall Kitchen Visit

Shoe Shopping

Maine Lobster Dinner


Thirsty Moose for live music



Downtown Stroll

Vintage Dinnerware/Centerpiece Inventory

My mom has been collecting various vintage plates and glassware for the reception to avoid plain white dishes and build our rental business.

BHLDN Manchester Visit

Reception Dress & Mother-of-the-Bride Dress Purchase

Invitation Shopping at Paper Source

Back to FLA – 11:00pm


While arriving home at 2:30am and having to work the next day is not ideal, I now feel like I can realistically plan a wedding that will be enjoyable, fun for our guests, and create the memories Glen and I have dreamed of the past 5 months.