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Any other cruise brides out there?

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#31 beachbride09

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    Posted 13 May 2008 - 12:45 PM


    I am a cruise bride. FH and I are having a 'private wedding' (aka: elope) while on our NCL cruise. We booked the cruise months before we decided to get married while on the cruise.

    I have delt with TWE and decided to do my own research/booking. After researching and finding a post on cruisecritic.com with a review, I've decided to have our ceremony at the Grand Old House on the Cayman Island. Their fee, which includes all the documents and license, to have a ceremony on their semi-private beach, Smiths Cove, is $595. We've added the 1 hour of photography (i want as many pictures as possible) and the sand ceremony, bringing our total cost to $1,055; much cheaper than a wedding at home.

    I am worried about our photographer as it will be someone from GOH and I don't know if they're 'good', ya know? I've contacted Rebecca Davis, who comes with lots of recommendations, and she's booked for the day. I could use a team member of hers, but I'm still a little hesitant (due to the cost: $550 for the first hour!). At least I have a little more time...
    http://farm4.static.....3ca1220c_m.jpgJanuary 20, 2009
    Grand Cayman Island

    #32 Crusin's_girl

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      Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:35 AM

      I am, we're on the March 15th sailing of Carnival Legend.
      Wohooo! We're renewing our vows! Who says a 19 &20 year old can't make it in marriage!

      http://clocks.cruise......nival Legend

      #33 scporcelli

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        Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:08 AM

        sm316217, That's so funny I was starting to think that I was the only one with my FH wanting others to cruise along too. When we discussed it over and over again- he then told me it was only so that we could have someone else to take other photo's 4 us @ one of the Ports. We are having our Ceremony on the ship b4 it sets sail..Good Luck!!

        #34 scporcelli

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          Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:18 AM

          Meggie2008~I've never cruised Carnival, how are they? And is there pricing pretty reasonable for ceremonies? We haven't booked yet because I'm still researching. I've cruised Royal C. b4 and thought they were great, my FH has never cruised b4 so I'm taking him 4 the 1st time in Sept. Im excited and he's like a 2yr old in a candy shop :)..Any suggestions in planning our day?

          #35 scporcelli

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            Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:34 AM

            sm316217~I've cruised RC b4 and my FH and I were suppost 2 get married in Oct of 2007 but 4 reason's we went our seperate way's in 2006. When I cruised 4 the 1st time in April of 2007 with GF's we were on the same ship Explorer of the Seas that we had almost booked 4 our day. I took it upon myself to visit the Chapel and it's breath taking, I really don't think that it's impossible to get 50 people max in there. There would not b enough sitting though some would have 2 stand along back section. Being that your getting Married in Oct have you thought about an outside location on the ship. Explorer had a location on there golf course were you could wed..

            #36 scporcelli

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              Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:39 AM

              Another Cruise Bride here....Haven't booked yet still doing lot's of research, thinking RCCL. Any advice is WELCOMED from all..

              #37 merocket59

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                Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:05 PM

                I'm a cruise bride too! Carnival Destiny August 15 2009 in the port of Miami FL. Can't beat the price, my family is excited that they get to go on a vaca too, and we get to go to a bunch of different places for our honeymoon!

                #38 scporcelli

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                  Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:42 AM

                  We have decided CCL, pricing is so much better. You trully can't beat that price for 40 guest, our MOH/BM whom are married and part of his family will be cruiseing too. Only because we want someone to take pictures at 1 of the ports....

                  #39 trinka

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                    Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:14 AM

                    Hi you all!!!

                    I will be a cruise bride in October 2008. We have booked a cruise with 30 of our family members to set sail on October 26, 2008. We are cruising on the Carnival Valor. We will be married at the Grand Cayman Restaurants, Cayman Fine Dining, Wedding in Cayman on the grand cayman islands. I am so looking forward to this time. I love cruising and who is not excited to get married.

                    #40 melzy

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                      Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:30 PM

                      Hello, planning a cruise wedding with Carnival Splendor Apr 2009. kinda nervous because i might be rushed in the morning to get ready, and have to find somebody to do my hair/makeup early morning in l.a.

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