(Closed) Advice on a Cruise/destination wedding.

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MochaPrincess:  I have heard that often cruise liners do the wedding on the ship before you leave the first port.  You could choose to do it off the ship on the island but I have heard of cruise liners changing course due to weather or something else and you might miss your port.  Not sure how common this is though.  I love cruising so i am sure your wedding will be awesome!  There are a few other bees who have done cruise weddings, if you do a search for cruise wedding on wedding bee you might find them.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

A few of the cruise lines will charge you a bit more to have a recpeion onboard after your wedding.

Personally as a guests I would feel kind of iffy about not getting a reception if I was paying for the cruise as the only way to attend your wedding and then eating the dinner that I paid for as part of the cruise. Personally I would try and do something extra for my guests.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

check out cruisecritic.com – and its true that cruises usually only stay in the port a few hours at each destination. 10am-5pm, 6am-4pm, 11am-7pm… times like that. once you pick a cruise itll show you how long your at each place for. cruises have conference rooms n banquet rooms too, you could probably get a cake on the ship to do a cutting and use one of their rooms to hold a reception since foods free on board. so neat! also some cruises own islands, like royal caribbean owns coco cay and labadee and they bring lots of food on to the island for a picnik type thing for cruises to have.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MochaPrincess:  yup everyone is pretty friendly and helpful on the bee, I love it! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am doing a cruise wedding too, but decided to have the ceremony on the day of embarkation, that way some of our guests who could not come on the cruise for whatever reason could still attend the wedding on the ship, then disembark before the ship leaves port. 

We also decided to only do a 3 day cruise so that hopefully more people would be able to go — long weekend vs taking off a week from work. Our cruise only has one port since it is so short, so we didn’t want to take up the one day at the destination to have the wedding. 

+1 on PP suggestion about cruise critic website. Lots of helpful info there. 

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