(Closed) Wedding while on a cruise

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I should have added that they do both weddings on the boat and weddings at destinations.

I think a cruise would be a wonderful way to have a wedding. This way, your guests have lots of accomations options (the type of cabin they book will determine price), lots of different excursion options, different dining options, etc.

There were 20 of us (all family) that went on a 1 week cruise this past summer – and we had the best time ever. I think your idea is fantastic!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

Until some of my family said there were not that big into going on a cruise we were going to get married on a cruise also.  We LOVE carnival and they have some great packages but one thing you need to ask is where the ceremony will take place.  Some of them take place right where the ship is docked.  If you like St Thomas there are a few cooridnators on the island who will coordinator everything for you including transportation for everyone. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We also looked into getting married ona cruise. We looked at Carnival and Royal Caribbean. They both have packages for you to get married on the boat or on the beach. If you do it on the boat you can do it at the port of call that you leave the US from so you could get married at the port in Miami/Baltimore/wherever and you could have guests attend that would not be cruising with you. OR you could get married at one of the stops such as Key West/Bahamas/Mexico and you would be getting married on the beach. THey seem like they set up everything for you. One warning though -if you contact the cruise people from Carnival and tell them you are interested in a wedding, they are going to keep calling and calling and calling. The other thing is that if you plan to have rooms blocked you need to plan well in advance. I was talked to cruise lines back in October looking at an AUgust 2010 cruise and they were fairly booked at that time. I would get a good idea of how many state rooms you think you will need beforehand. The other thing to caution – make sure you check out the pictures from the weddings they do on board. If you get married on the boat you have a choice of a chapel, library or grand ballroom type room that looks super cheesy in pictures (IMO) so it may be better for you to get married on the beach. Good luck and I hope it works for you!!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

A cruise wedding would be so much fun! And..it is low stress/planning for your families…all they would have to do is book the room! I love that there would be a lot of fun activities to keep your guests occupied!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

On our last cruise we met a couple on our tender ride from the Carnival ship to Belize that were getting married in Belize.  It stinks that it was the only port out of 4 stops where it rained, but they seemed happy when we saw them again later that night at the supper club where they were having their dinner/reception.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Missjenna,

I just started looking into a cruise wedding!  We are cruising from Flordia to Bahamas.  I checked into the prices the criuse line was giving and they were pretty high compared to some of the things I researched (example marriage license is around $100 but through cruise line it was $355!)  I am trying to find a company in the bahamas that does the same thing to keep cost down!

I would love to know what you find!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hi,

Oddly enough, I’m getting married on the beach in St. Thomas through a Carnival cruise in March. Originally, we were going to have a big wedding but due to our financial situation, I had to choose between our first house and a big wedding. So I chose the house. That led me to a destination wedding. It’s going to be really small, 13 people including us, but with way less stress as well. I have a 3 year old autistic, developmentally delayed daughter with epilepsy and enough to deal with, so this works out great for me. They really lay everything out for you. However, there aren’t very many upgrades. So your wedding will be simple. Hope this helps!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Check out Destinationweddings.com  we had a relative use it to do a destination wedding in Mexico that turned out to be simple for the bride and groom to plan as well as a lot of fun.  I’m beginning to plan my own wedding on a cruise and will most likely be using them.  Its a 50$ deposit that will go to your total cost at the end, and they work as both your travel agent and wedding planner.  They will also help with guest arrangements as well.

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