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#11 melette

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    Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:25 PM

    Welcome to the forum and Happy Planning!
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    #12 TATrisha

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    Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:28 PM

    Welcome to the forum!
    I've sailed multiple times with Carnival, and my best suggestion for you is to book a wedding at one of the ports of call. That will keep costs down.
    My next suggestion is to maybe try Welcome to ShoreTrips® - Your Guide to Shore Excursions. This is the website where I plan all of my cruise shore excursions... and they have a bunch of wedding options.

    Here are some examples:
    ocho rios: $830 Welcome to ShoreTrips® - WEDDING...JUST THE TWO OF US
    This Simple Ceremony includes:
    • Marriage License
    • Marriage Officiant
    • All legal processing of documents
    • Certified marriage certificate
    • On site wedding coordinator
    • Beach Wedding Location for Ceremony
    • Conch Shell Floral Heart in Sand for Beach Ceremony
    • Complimentary Souvenir Keepsake
    • Round trip transfers from the pier or hotel for the bride & groom
    • Witnesses, if needed
    • All Taxes & Service Charges

    Or for slightly more $1100: Welcome to ShoreTrips® - WEDDING...SIMPLE WEDDING IN PARADISE

    On St. Thomas $660: Welcome to ShoreTrips® - WEDDING...SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL WEDDING IN ST. THOMAS

    Grand Cayman $530: Welcome to ShoreTrips® - WEDDING... A SIMPLY PRETTY BEACH CEREMONY


    So it looks like Grand Cayman would be your best bet. Which, I'm pretty sure is one of Carnival's cheapest cruises (but very nice... been on it twice!) and the Caymans are breath takingly gorgeous, so you'd still have a fantastic wedding!

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    #13 J&MWedding

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      Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:42 PM

      Congrats and Welcome! I have no idea about all the cruises, but you will be ablet o find all your answered here, I'm sure of it! Get acquainted with the search tool!
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      #14 islandbride317

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        Posted 21 September 2009 - 06:35 PM


        You're gonna LOVE being a part of this amazing forum!!!

        My best advice as you start down the road to your wedding day would be just to take your time and do lots of research before you book or buy anything (attire, flowers, you name it!) and make sure it's all that you've envisioned for your BIG DAY!

        And that's where this phenomenal site comes in: BDW has proven to be invaluable in my planning, and it's comforting to know that there are other brides and grooms out there experiencing the same highs and lows during their planning process -- a friend is always just on the other side of your computer screen!

        CONGRATULATIONS and Welcome to BDW...it's a wedding-planning paradise!

        #15 Cassie

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          Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:06 PM

          Congrats and happy planning!
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          #16 JenniferSS

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            Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:24 PM

            Keep in mind that Grand Caymen is usually an island that the cruise ships tender in on - this is a port of call that most often is skipped if the seas get rough at all as the ships will not use the tenders to get people onto the island!

            Your best bet would be to contact TA Dina on the forum-(through PM or via the flashing banner on top of the page) she'll be able to provide you with the information that you need!

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Tlseege
            Welcome to the forum!
            I've sailed multiple times with Carnival, and my best suggestion for you is to book a wedding at one of the ports of call. That will keep costs down.
            My next suggestion is to maybe try Welcome to ShoreTrips® - Your Guide to Shore Excursions. This is the website where I plan all of my cruise shore excursions... and they have a bunch of wedding options.

            Here are some examples:
            ocho rios: $830 Welcome to ShoreTrips® - WEDDING...JUST THE TWO OF US
            This Simple Ceremony includes:
            • Marriage License
            • Marriage Officiant
            • All legal processing of documents
            • Certified marriage certificate
            • On site wedding coordinator
            • Beach Wedding Location for Ceremony
            • Conch Shell Floral Heart in Sand for Beach Ceremony
            • Complimentary Souvenir Keepsake
            • Round trip transfers from the pier or hotel for the bride & groom
            • Witnesses, if needed
            • All Taxes & Service Charges

            Or for slightly more $1100: Welcome to ShoreTrips® - WEDDING...SIMPLE WEDDING IN PARADISE

            On St. Thomas $660: Welcome to ShoreTrips® - WEDDING...SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL WEDDING IN ST. THOMAS

            Grand Cayman $530: Welcome to ShoreTrips® - WEDDING... A SIMPLY PRETTY BEACH CEREMONY


            So it looks like Grand Cayman would be your best bet. Which, I'm pretty sure is one of Carnival's cheapest cruises (but very nice... been on it twice!) and the Caymans are breath takingly gorgeous, so you'd still have a fantastic wedding!


            #17 lrdavis23

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              Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:51 PM

              Welcome to the forum !
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              #18 jk1101

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                Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:56 PM

                Congratuations and Welcome to the forum.

                #19 *Meagan*

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                  Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:24 AM

                  welcome to the forum!! you will find some great answers here!! good luck!!! and happy planning!!!

                  #20 ClintsGurl09

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                    Posted 22 September 2009 - 01:23 AM

                    Welcome to the forum!




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