(Closed) This could be the best idea ever… or not?

posted 10 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 18
2315 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

OMG DO IT! That sounds awesome and honestly like an incredible bargain. Warn ppl in advance of the water issue and then just enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it sounds great but definately let all the guests know that they may need to wade through knee deep water (don’t just say beach fancy, actually tell them that they may need to go through knee depp water). My fiance would be pissed if he ruined a nice suit trying to get to a boat. But if he knew ahead of time he wouldn’t wear a suit. And then he would just think it was an awesome drunken sunset boat ride. And who doesn’t love that?

Also are there waves where you will be loading the boat? If there are waves then that can drastically change how high the water level is. Knee deep with waves could mean getting splashed to your waist. And at that point everyone is wet. So figure out the loading and have a blast. And do a first look so you aren’t taking pictures forever!

Post # 21
16 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

Sound like a beautiful setting for you and your guests!  Only thing I would say to consider is sea sickness.  I took one of these sun set cruises while in Hawaii and got sick the entire time.. Like throwing up over the side of the boat the whole time kind of sick.. It was the WORST feeling to be stuck on that boat lol.  The waters are rather active that time of evening.  I am not typically prone to sea sickness.  I would hate for any of your guests to go though that, but my main concern is you and your future hubby!  It would be so horrible for you to be dealing with anything but joy on your wedding day!  Whatever choice you make I hope that your day is amazing!  Oh and the locals were telling us taking ginger from the vitamin shop, they say it helps with motion sickness.  Maybe if you passed this out to your guests earlier in the afternoon it may help??  Good luck!

Post # 22
2357 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Future Mrs Armby:  Is it reasonable that your new husband could pick you up and carry you onto the boat?  Think how romantic that picture would be!

(I don’t know if I’d trust Fiance to lift me and my giant dress onto a slippery boat, but I wanted to put the option out there if he happens to be super strong or you’re a tiny girl!) 

Post # 24
26 posts

I am from Hawaii and I have been on a bunch of sunset crusies and I think you should definitely consider changing your dress. Every sunset cruise boat I have ever gotten on, I have gotten very wet. I have always had a bathing suit on.


A few things- Have the girls bring flipflops to change into (you do not want to be in heels on a boat + drinks!) It’s hard with the guys, because even rolling up their legs, they will still get them wet. I guess it depends on how fancy of a reception you’re doing – what hotel is it? How many people total? 

This sounds like an amazing idea and it’ll work, just got to think everything through and be prepared!

Post # 25
26 posts

Just a suggestion, but have you considered saving the sunset cruise for another night? It may not be the most cost effective way to go about it. Sunset cruises are seriously fun, just makes me nervous about the attire + water.

Post # 26
762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I was about to post a similar comment as above, what about having it the day after? Or were you having the cocktail as your whole reception? We are getting married in Phuket and are going to charter a boat for a day trip that day after our wedding. That way you and your guests can wear other clothes.  Also drinks are expensive at resorts have you asked if you can BYO from a local wholesaler there and pay a corkage fee?



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