(Closed) Activity for guests at a destination wedding..,.OPINIONS please!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Would you go/like it?
    I would go along with it, but be a little annoyed. : (1 votes)
    9 %
    No way - doesn't sound like fun. : (2 votes)
    18 %
    No thanks, I would rather do things on my own. : (0 votes)
    Yes! I would love it. : (8 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    This looks great! I would definitely enjoy the cruise – however I would probably enjoy more than 1 alcoholic drink (more like 2-3 glasses of wine)!!!! 🙂

    Post # 5
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    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @MissLibra:  Totally understandable – you don’t want anyone going overboard! 🙂

    Post # 6
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    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You’re being so considerate — it’s really a thoughtful idea! But, two hours is a long time, and it just extends the amount of time they have to devote to wedding activities. For me personally, I wouldn’t enjoy attending the ceremony, then doing forced sightseeing (in formal clothes?), before starting the reception. I know it’s just a cruise, but after two hours I would be mentally exhausted, and probably not nearly as excited about the reception as I might be otherwise. I could just be exceptionally fussy, but you asked for opinions and I wanted to chime in. And I want to emphasize that it is incredibly thoughtful of you to be so concerned about guests’ well-being. If you did the cruise could you make it clear that it’s totally optional?

    Post # 7
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    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Do you need more than an hour for bridal party pics? Can you get the majority out of the way prior to the ceremony (ie, save just the ones where you and Fiance are in the pictures together for after the ceremony)? I know you might not want to miss out on your cocktail hour, but that’s when most people take their photos when they don’t do a “first look”.

    I personally would find a two hour cruise in the middle of a wedding weird. And tiring, as a PP said. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Is a first look out of the question? Your photo location sounds amazing, but it’s a bit inconsiderate to ask your guests to kill two whole hours in between your ceremony and reception for something you could easily do beforehand. For a Catholic wedding where you have to have a large delay because of Mass, it’s understandable, but for photos? I would be annoyed. 

    I would personally either get the photos done before the ceremony, or find another location for pictures. 

    However, if you’re set with your current plan, I would perhaps try to figure out some way to extend your cocktail hour. Perhaps delay the start half an hour, have a little bit of an extended cocktail hour by having the venue staff slow down the service of your appetizers (or add more- better spent money than on boat tickets). This should give you plenty of time- it can take 10-15 minutes to get people seated for dinner, and by then you should be almost back. People can chat and perhaps your venue can get drinks started until you get there. Your DJ could even play music and encourage people to warm up the dance floor until you arrive. 

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