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Devoted March 2014

Cruise Wedding Anyone???

cristina, on October 22, 2012 at 5:22 PM

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hey everyone! this is my first post on the site! yaaay. my fiance ad i JUST booked our cruise for our wedding. we are going with royal carribean sailing out of baltimore. the stress has been lifted!!sort of. now we are just crossing our fingers people will come!hah. has anyone ever been on or had a...

Hey everyone! this is my first post on the site! yaaay. my fiance ad i JUST booked our cruise for our wedding. we are going with royal carribean sailing out of baltimore.

the stress has been lifted!!sort of. now we are just crossing our fingers people will come!hah.

has anyone ever been on or had a cruise wedding? we have not decided if we are getting married on the ship before it leaves, or in one of the ports. i see pros and cons to each of them.

but my big thing is...if people are going on the cruise with us then lets make it worth it and get married at one of the ports! right?

any advice or tips would be great!

thanks so much

27 Comments

  • Wendy  Montebello
    Wendy Montebello ·
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    Sure Colleen

    My Wedding was around $4000 for 60 guests. They are by far the cheapest in the industry. I have clients who book the other ships which some are nicer, but price is higher. My favorite chapel is on Royal Caribbean. So it really depends on what works for you.

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  • S
    Just Said Yes March 2015
    Sandra ·
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    We're getting married on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas in March! The planning seems simple, but they definitely don't let you get as involved as you'd like. The cost seems reasonable too...anyone have experience with having a wedding on this ship?

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  • M
    Beginner December 2014
    michele ·
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    Getting married on board the Carnival Liberty in just 72 more days! My FH and I have dated for 8 years and been on 3 cruises together so this was a no brainer for us. One thing we did was tour the ship to take pictures of the possible room assignments as Carnival does not assign you a room for the ceremony and reception until 30 days prior. We also spoke to guests attending an on board wedding about what their biggest complaints were. 1. No assistance in booking rooms and traveling to the port. 2. Having to drive after the open bar.

    We chose to book a series of 2 bedroom condos and offer rooms at 25$ per night to share. We assigned rooms based on family, friends and who knew whom. The wedding is the 13th. We booked from the 11-14th for several rooms, 12th only for others based upon flights etc. If someone is not interested in sharing a room, they book their own. Next we rented a 15 passenger van and asked someone to be dd. The van picks up at the condos at 930 am and returns after the reception. No one has to drive directly after the reception, the rooms are available for those who need them and the van will transport everyone to the airport the 14th.

    I think that is more than enough help with travel arrangements.

    My biggest worry with this now is that we can not discuss our requests for officiant, dj or the photographer until we are onboard, Not happy about that. And upgraded flower packages are ridiculously expensive. DIY on the bouquets for participants! I also made my flower girl dresses. I hope it goes as smoothly as I am planning on!

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  • Wendy  Montebello
    Wendy Montebello ·
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    "The biggest complaint was no assistance booking rooms" . That is why on every destination cruise wedding you need a travel agent.

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  • V
    Just Said Yes December 2017
    Viki ·
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    We are planning a cruise wedding for the end of the year and are enlisting the help of a travel agent. Since we have cruised before and our VIPs haven't, this will be a 3 night cruise, and we plan to embark for our honeymoon right after that. We are only bringing my mom and sister, and my fiance's son and daughter to keep things simple and intimate.

    I know the laws vary depending on the cruise boat and where you go. If say, the ship captain or designated officiant can conduct the ceremony, would we still need to obtain a marriage license in our resident state? I'm thinking we do, but I'm not sure.

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  • kala&isha
    Dedicated November 2019
    kala&isha ·
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    Do you have any updates from your wedding ? How was it?
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  • J
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Judith ·
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    Hi, I'am booked on a cruise this June and plan to have my wedding on Royal Caribbeans

    CocoCay Island. Has anyone, had a wedding ceremony on the island. I'am working with a coordinator who is contracted out by the cruise line. Will it be as smooth as they say.

    How far is the port from North Beach wedding site?

    Will my wedding party be able to get off the ship early to decorate?

    Do you have pictures?

    Thank you for your help.

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