Any other cruise brides out there?
Posted 14 March 2008 - 03:56 PM
I have to sayâ€¦ dreaming of a cruise wedding has been a whole lot different than the reality of it. First offâ€¦ some of the people who really want to be there canâ€™t afford it. Then I have a sister that gets vertigo on cruise ships and she is worried she is going to spend the entire week sick. And donâ€™t get me started on the different personalities that we will be cruising withâ€¦ I told my FH that I may just hide in on the balcony in our room with a good book and let the family fight it out.
Even with all of that Iâ€™m still really looking forward to it. Also my FH said that he will take me for a nice romantic weekend after we get back to make up for it.
Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:59 PM
Trust me, if you don't want to see your family during the week, it will be easy to hide. You really won't even have to try. You'll be surprised.
Most families that do want to stay together usually bring walkie talkies of some sort to help them find each other.
I'm sure you will have a blast!
Posted 15 March 2008 - 09:53 AM
Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:16 AM
We are having a reception at home so this is getting expensive. Now it is very hard for me to justify another $600 for cake on the ship when you get all that food included. Here is what my FH and I were thinkingâ€¦. When we get onboard the shipâ€¦ booking a conference room around the time of the wedding. After the wedding we will all meet in the conference room for a little warm wishes gatheringâ€¦. and try to get RC to provide us with a birthday cake (they are free). A well placed cake topper can turn a birthday cake into a wedding cake right?
â€¦â€¦ oh my goshâ€¦. Iâ€™m so tackyâ€¦. And cheap.
Still Iâ€™m super excited and I have been working so hard to make everything so perfect. Iâ€™m planning a scavenger hunt for my guest on our first day at sea as a â€œget to know everyoneâ€ type event. Iâ€™m working on our OOT bags and got the cutest bags from Bath and Body at the outlet mall for 75% off. I love a deal.
One more thingâ€¦. The voyager class ships have a wedding chapel on the ship that holds 40 people. Our guest list is rapidly approaching 40. Right now we are at 36. If we go over than we have to have a beach wedding and the cost is going to go up up up! They want $25 per person to take them to the wedding location ANDâ€¦ another $1000 for the new locationâ€¦ and on the beach they donâ€™t provide music unless you want to rent something from themâ€¦ another $500â€¦. And cake and fake champagne for allâ€¦. Did I mention this wedding is a money pit?
I am bridezillaâ€¦.. Arenâ€™t I? Iâ€™m still very happy. This is going to be great and Iâ€™m sure that everything will be worth it in the end.
Posted 22 March 2008 - 11:43 AM
We got engaged on the Liberty of the Seas and figured why not get married on one too. We also have such a tiny family and we're paying for our own wedding so it just made sense to have a destination wedding. There will be 11 of us...we can't wait.
Weddings on a cruise ship is cheaper than a traditional wedding however they still charge up the wazoo for everything. (At least that's what we have found) and there isn't much leeway when it comes to schedule changes. For instance we wanted to have our extra hour of photography (that we paid extra for) come directly after the ceremony and then have cake cutting / toast once we were done. They flat out said no, they can not do that because they are on a schedule. So we have to have the ceremony, cake cutting/toast and then we can use the additional hour of photography. Ah well. Guess I won't be eating much cake or drinking. I'm afraid of spilling something all over the front of the dress.
On a positive note, it's definitely less stressful and instead of having a party/reception that lasts 1 night..you get a full week! We can't wait!
Posted 24 March 2008 - 07:15 PM
Posted 25 March 2008 - 10:17 PM
That has to be my one complaint. They know they have you over a barrel and can charge whatever they want. Pictures are the one thing that I really wanted but we really can't afford the packages. = / They have to give us some sort of a break somewhere.
Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:30 AM
Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:57 PM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:43 PM
Images is the company the RC uses. They also handle several other cruise line photos. The photographers on the ship are actually part of this company. They are starting to make images that they take on the cruise availalbe on their website after the cruise. I hope they have this up and running before October.
bermudabride825: I'm excited about the scavenger hunt as well. My FH is super excited. We put alot of fun things on the list. If you would like me to send you a copy of it, send me a privite message with your email. Thanks.
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