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#1 SUZE143

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    Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:04 PM

    Hello to all!

    My fianc©e & I are planning to have a cruise wedding in May 2009 and prefer to have onshore wedding ceremony, but the problem is we still haven't decide which cruise line & best location to do this. We are thinking Eastern Caribbean or Bermuda as our top choices. Can anyone suggest a romantic location and yet affordable?

    Also, we are looking to have at least 80 guests. Is it cost effective to hold the reception onboard or on land?

    If anyone has had a cruise wedding or experience involving one. I would greatly appreciate your advice and good tips.

    Thanks fr. the bottom of my heart!

    -Susan fr. NY

    #2 Kelly C

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      Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:28 PM

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      #3 *Lo*

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        Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:29 PM

        Hi Susan,


        Although I have not had a cruise wedding, or been to one, I booked an Eastern Caribbean cruise for January 2009, about two months ago. And I can tell you that they book up FAR in advance!! To have that many guests my advice would be to get on it now!!!!!!! When I booked our vacation cruise, they were actually booking as far as 2011 which I thought was outrageous because who knows what you will be doing in 2011!

        From the research I did, the cruises stop at each port for less than a day. (sometimes 9-6, sometimes it is more like noon-6) so an onshore wedding would need to be timed JUST RIGHT. And the ships sail pretty much around dinner time, so you couldn't really do a dinner type thing on an island or you will get left behind.

        I have heard (I briefly looked into it) that onboard weddings can be amazing...the ships have some private banquet type rooms, or perhaps you can reserve an area of an outside deck and i have read that the ships sail at sunset and it is really beautiful.

        Not too sure about costs though.

        Goodluck, hopefully you can chat with some other cruise brides to be, and there are some cruise wedding areas in this forum you should check out!


        #4 KLC77

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          Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:31 PM

          Welcome! Happy planning. A cruise would be so fun!

          Our Awesome Wedding Pics: http://www.delsolpho...ings/kelly&ron/

          #5 O'Driscoll Photography

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            Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:42 PM

            Congrats and welcome, Susan!


            #6 Robyn Louise Photography

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              Posted 15 July 2008 - 11:44 PM

              Welcome to the forum Susan!

              #7 stacey


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                Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:10 AM

                Welcome to the forum!!
                Stacey & Ely 10.14.2008

                #8 Banana11

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                  Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:29 PM

                  Hello! I'm also planning a cruise wedding for February 2009. I attended my friend's cruise wedding in the Eastern Caribbean in October 2006. I'll send you a private message...

                  #9 m&d2011

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                    Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:42 PM

                    Welcome to the blog...you will find amazing things here...I can't stop downloading templates and ideas...all the brides are great! Lots of DYI projects and lots of new ideas that I've never even thought of having on my wedding...Also, the reviews are my favorite!

                    #10 Jenn3878

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                      Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:54 PM

                      to the forum! Best of luck with your planning!

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