- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2016
Hi! I’m brand new here and I’m in need of some help! My fiance and I are not the type of people to have a huge wedding, and neither of us see the point in spending a crazy amount of money on one night. So, we decided that we want to do a cruise wedding in like January of 2016 (there’s no set in stone date that we want, we’re just saying January for now) and then we’re going to have a big reception at my grandparent’s house in May and then go on a honeymoon. We’ve actually been saying that for years, and now that we’re engaged we’re really beginning to plan. We’re probably going to go with Carnival since we’ve been on many Carnival cruises and loved them! We’re planning on doing a 6 or 7 day cruise, and getting married in either St. Thomas, Grand Cayman, or Key West.
Here are my concerns.
1. The biggest concern that I have is the issue of photography. I feel like a lot of the Carnival pictures are so cheesy and posed and I really don’t like them. We were planning on inviting one of our friends who is a professional photographer and just having him take all of our pictures. This was one of my favorite aspects of the wedding, since we’ll be paying for his entire trip, we were thinking it’d be so cool to have the photographer there with us the entire way so we can have photos/video of us on the plane and blah blah. However, Carnival has on their wedding brochure that no outside photography is allowed. If we can’t have our own photographer, this is definitley a deciding factor for us.
2. The website says that we need to book the cruise and THEN get up with the wedding coordinator about the details. What if I book a cruise for St. Thomas and then find out that the venue is booked up that day?!
3. I’ve seen some horror stories on here about cruise weddings, but I just feel like there’s gotta be some way we can hire a wedding coordinator outside of Carnival’s to help us make sure all of the details go smoothly.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I’m really stressed over this whole process!