Carnival Weddings – what they don't tell you in the brochure (long)

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Astar312:  holy crap. it was like i was reading someones bad dream. i am sorry that you went through this. i really dont know how you went through this without losing your mind somewhere along the day. at the end of the day yes you got married to your BFF! but you also have a very very memorable experience as well. I am sure you’ll look back at this and have a laugh or two at the absurdity of it all. but i am also glad you are getting a refund on this ‘wedding experience’ 

Post # 3
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013


Astar312:  That sounds absolutely awful! I’m glad that you arent letting this experience spoil one of the best days of your life. You have such a great attitude about it! I know I have read my fair share of “this didnt go right on my wedding day and cant get over it” threads on here. This is the only one that sounds truely terrible and you’re so positive!

Post # 4
4659 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

oh my god.. This is horrible. I’m so glad you aren’t entirely bitter over it and still have a good outlook. I’m also happy you got refunded. Congrats on being married!!

Post # 5
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wowza. That’s pretty damn awful. Kudos to you for being so laid back when everything went so wrong. Because, you’re right, the most important thing is that you’re married! Congratulations!

And, once the sting wears off a bit, it makes for a hilarious story! Just picture it in a couple decades when your granddaughter is complaining about wedding planning – “You think you’ve got it bad? When I got married…” Although it might be hard to convice her that you had to walk through the snow, uphill, both ways if you were in Jamaica…

On the up side, WooHoo for a free wedding and honeymoon! How many people can say that?


Post # 6
6700 posts
Bee Keeper

Sorry to say, it sounds about what I would expect from the reputation of that cruise line. I’m so sorry.  Frankly, I wouldn’t settle for being “mostly” reimbursed. 

Post # 7
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wow, you are really handling this like a class act. Props to you. That is absolutely horrifying and I really hope carnival and that other company make some serious changes to put some quality control measures in place. In addition to the obviously abysmal execution, it really irks me how everyone acted like all of this was NBD or even a bothersome afterthought when it was your WEDDING. If the license doesn’t arrive, I’d probably re elope somewhere else with the reimbursement money.

Post # 9
1599 posts
Bumble bee

Your attitude rocks as much as your wedding coordinator sucked! A wedding is all about making memories, and sometimes a bad situation is much more memorable than an ideal one. Glad that you aren’t one of those posters who is still crying about her wedding months after it occurred because it wasn’t “perfect.” Although, you probably are justified in doing so 🙂

Post # 11
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

phew! what a mess though. unbelievable really.

Post # 12
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

OMG. I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

Post # 13
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Wow, what a nightmare!  That is insane! 

Post # 14
4043 posts
Honey bee

Astar312:  So sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience. We have cruised (no wedding) with Carnival twice and loved it. We actually went on our honeymoon cruise with them last year and sailed to the Bahamas the same week you did this year! But we did the Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk cruise. 

I am glad you are able to get passed this though and not be too angry about it all. I hope you get a full refund!

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