Post # 1
I’m interested if anyone has had their reception on a boat (well I guess it’s a yacht/party boat). Did you think there were any significant drawbacks? Really interested in the experiences of people who held their events or attended events on an actual boat.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
My FI’s cousin had her rehearsal dinner on a boat and it was pretty fun. There were a couple of drawbacks from a guest perspective though:
– We’re a rowdy bunch and aparently everyone jumping up and down is a bad thing when on a boat.
– It was kind of difficult to walk up and down the spiral stairs to get to the bathrooms downstairs.
Overall, it was fun and different for a rehearsal dinner.
Post # 4
My Future Sister-In-Law had her reception on a boat. It worked out well but there were a few problems:
-Some people get sea/motion sickness
-Weather can be a major issue (luckily it was not for her day)
-Older folks can’t necessarily leave when they want to
-It was very windy and when I went out of the cabin to the deck, the wind blew my silk chiffon dress up. I’m still wondering whether the door closed in time or whether I gave a bunch of people a nice view of my ass in a bright red lacy thong!
Personally, I wouldn’t do it. But I suppose if you live in a place where the weather is more predictable than it is in New England, it would be less risky.
Post # 5
I attended a Rehearsal Dinner on a boat and a different nonwedding related event. They were a lot of fun!
things I’ve noticed…
-they can feel kind of disjointed and cramped. Especially when moving from one level to the next and using a restroom.
-guests don’t have the freedom to leave when they want.
-you’re SOL if the weather is crappy
Post # 6
I’m having the wedding and reception on a boat; a bigger boat in a private party area with private deck.
I worried about the length, but the actual sail will only be about two and a half hours (we get to stay on the boat another hour). Guests are welcome to go to the public areas of the boat if they want or need to get away. We don’t have anyone over 75 coming to the wedding and noone with mobility issues. Decorating is easy on a boat, we’re just putting flowers on the tables. The captain is marrying us, and the scenery will hopefully help keep everyone’s attention from being on us, for hours. Groom and I do not enjoy being the center of attention, not even with our families.
I have one friend with seasickness issues that I’m aware of, but the boat trip should be mellow and she knows to take Dramamine. Smokers might find it difficult; I’ll buy a box of patches if there’s budget enough.
My fears is that I haven’t figured out yet where I’m getting ready–don’t really want to get a hotel room just for doing that–and that guests will bring gifts to the wedding on the boat. Oh, and that people get the time wrong and miss the boat.