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#121 Prettyhazardous

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    Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:22 PM

    Sarice
    I'm taking my bms to the Bridal Boutique on Sat. Did your bms get their gowns there? We are also checking out David's bc I would expect them to be a little less expensive. One of my bms dropped out this morning so I'm contemplating what I'll do. At this point I only have 2 bms. We have 3 groomsmen. I have two sorors going (maybe more but definitely two line sisters) and I really didn't want to leave them out, but I want an even numbers aof males and females and I dont want to have to pick n choose from my sorors. Ahh the stress why couldn't my FI have more friends.

    #122 Reese78

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      Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:49 PM

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      Originally Posted by Prettyhazardous
      Sarice
      I'm taking my bms to the Bridal Boutique on Sat. Did your bms get their gowns there? We are also checking out David's bc I would expect them to be a little less expensive. One of my bms dropped out this morning so I'm contemplating what I'll do. At this point I only have 2 bms. We have 3 groomsmen. I have two sorors going (maybe more but definitely two line sisters) and I really didn't want to leave them out, but I want an even numbers aof males and females and I dont want to have to pick n choose from my sorors. Ahh the stress why couldn't my FI have more friends.
      I know what you mean; we just have 1 Matron/Bestman for the same reason. My sister is my matron and we got her dress from an Alfred Angelo in Coral Gables; she lives in Miami. The Bridal Boutique carries Alfred Angelo and I think my sisters dress was a little over $100 (defin not $150). She loves it too; the good thing about the small wedding party is that I gave her complete freedom on the dress.

      I cant speak for the other designers the Bridal Boutique carries but you can check their website as well as some deisgners that you like; Bridal Boutique likely carries them. Then you can go to David's online and compare prices. I have no idea what brides did before the internet; I couldnt imagine having to go to the stores to do my research

      #123 FLgator

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        Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:07 PM

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        Hey fellow cruise brides! We are back from our wedding cruise on Freedom of the Seas and it was fabulous! That ship is amazing, so much to do, delicious food, and the best staff around. Sarice, you will just love your cruise! Make sure to check out lunch in the main dining room. I didn't discover that until the last day and it was so yummy! They have this giant salad bar and you walk around and point to what you want. The chef mixes it all together, chops it up, and serves it with fresh bread. OMG that sounds so good right now :)! Our guests kept thanking us for picking such a great ship. That was a big relief to hear!

        My advice after going through our wedding and cruise experience is to be ready for whatever comes your way. Everything I had read on different wedding message boards said be prepared as something will go wrong on your wedding day. Their advice was to just go with it and everything will be fine. Because of their advice, I went on this journey saying I will be totally satisfied as long as I come home married. That really helped me deal with the bumps in the road we encountered on our wedding day. And it turns out we were really really lucky to have our wedding!

        I woke up, stepped out on my balcony in Jamaica, and found it to be super humid, cloudy, windy, and rainy. On the way to the hotel it rained even more. Once we got to the hotel our WC said we needed to be ready to go promptly at 1 p.m. as pouring rain and a cold front was approaching and we needed to beat it. The WC ran around setting up tents and clearing out the rainwater and mud. After I saw 1:15 pass, then 1:30 p.m. pass with no one coming to get me and my dad, I knew something was wrong. The WC called my room and asked when we needed to be back on the ship. She said everyone was in place and ready to go except the minister hadn't showed up yet. OMG, I couldn't believe it! I was able to let the terrible weather go and accept the fact that there would be no beach pictures, etc. but leaving there unmarried wasn't an option. They scrambled to find another minister and he showed up around 1:45. The new minister was sooooooooo amazing! He gave a beautiful ceremony and palm blessing. I guess it was meant to be that he would marry us :). Anyway, I hope by sharing this you can see it never goes as planned but at least it still goes! One of the biggest bummers to me is our pictures and video. We weren't able to get many because of the down pouring rain and wind. We had to hide under tents and this pink cement structure and that's where we took almost all of our photos . But, I do have tons of memories from all of the craziness! The next day our ship was unable to get to Grand Cayman because of weather and a couple on our ship couldn't have their wedding. My heart broke for them and I also knew how fortunate and blessed we were to have our day. I don't have many pictures yet to share. Sarice, if you want Freedom of the Seas pics let me know. As my family/friends start loading them onto our photoshare site I can send them your way! Let me know if you have any questions!

        Oh, you mentioned needing lots of support in your strapless dresses. I'm also bigger on top (DD) and was worried about that. My seamstress sewed cups under the lining of my dress and it worked perfectly!!! At first I hated the idea of not being able to wear a bra. She suggested buying Hollywood Tape as a security blanket and it worked like a charm! Plus, you won't have to worry about your bra showing or pulling on your dress.
        Hey Andrea, Congratulations! I'm sorry the weather wasn't so great for you guys, but it sounds like you made the best of it and had a great time anyway. You look so pretty in your siggy pic, can't wait to see more!

        #124 pbandj2010

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          Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:39 AM

          I'm getting married at sea on a Princess cruise in April 2010. What made us decide to get married on a cruise was

          1) we didn't want a traditional church & flowers wedding, we wanted it to be much more relaxed and fun, and

          2) our families are 500+ miles apart; one side (or both) was going to have to travel anyway, might as well make it worthwhile for the guest too!

          Jill

          #125 Wedded Bliss Photography

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            Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:24 PM

            I worked on the Monarch of the Seas for a few months so if you have any questions let me know. Are you getting married on the ship or in one of the ports?

            #126 Corinnalyn

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              Posted 31 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

              I am a future Cruise bride. I am sailing on Carnival Conquest in Sept. We didn't plan the wedding with Carnival instead I am having a wedding in Jamaica. Still working out the kinks. But I have read some great information on this forum, so glad I found it.

              #127 Banana11

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                Posted 31 March 2009 - 04:33 PM

                Where in Jamaica are you getting married?

                #128 Cattie

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                  Posted 31 March 2009 - 06:57 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Corinnalyn
                  I am a future Cruise bride. I am sailing on Carnival Conquest in Sept. We didn't plan the wedding with Carnival instead I am having a wedding in Jamaica. Still working out the kinks. But I have read some great information on this forum, so glad I found it.
                  Welcome!! There aren't to many of us cruise brides, but feel free to ask questions!!



                  OMG Andrea!! I just saw your ticker!!! CONGRATS!!!!


                  #129 Banana11

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                    Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:11 PM

                    Thanks Cattie!!! We are very excited!

                    #130 Prettyhazardous

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                      Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:21 PM

                      Welcome Corinnalyn. I am getting Married in St Thomas by way of the Carnival freedom. Do you have a big group? when's ur wedding date? Like Kathy said there arent many of us cruise brides but we support eachother lol.
                      TTFN.




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