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#1 lindajoleane

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    Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:15 PM

    Hey everyone!  My fiance and I made the final decision this weekend to do a cruise/destination wedding in March of next year.  We couldnt be any more excited.  It fits our personalities perfectly :)

     

    I would love to hear any tips, tricks or words of wisdom any of my fellow cruise brides might have.



    #2 acireta

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      Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:49 PM

      hi there! Congratulations on your engagement!

       

      FI and I are getting married in St. Thomas in April 2012, while in port during our Carnival cruise, using Island Bliss Weddings as our on-island wedding coordinator.

       

      When doing a cruise wedding you have a few main options:

       

      1. embarkation day wedding - can include non-sailing guests, have to use the cruise line's wedding department.

       

      2. mid-cruise wedding - shoreside or on ship, using the cruise line's wedding department

       

      3. shoreside wedding at one of the ports, using an on-island wedding coordinator - this is what we're doing, so I'm biased. But its cheaper and you can have more planning control. As much control is possible for a destination wedding of any kind!

       

      good luck with your decisions and happy planning!!


      Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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      #3 lindajoleane

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        Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:03 PM

        Sorry.. I totally should have included more details than I did.

         

        We are going to cruise on Carnival Magic departing from Galveston, TX and get married while in port of Grand Cayman.  A friend of mine used/suggested Simply Weddings, so I am looking into their services now.

         

        Great minds think alike 



        #4 acireta

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          Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:29 PM

          yeah, girl, I'm way too much of a planner to deal with TWE. not knowing ceremony/reception location until two weeks out? no thank you!

           

          I love Grand Caymen! Do you have a date yet?  Can't wait to see everything as your planning goes forward!


          Erica & Al - April 3, 2012 - St. Thomas, USVI

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          #5 Maritza919

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            Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

            Congratulations! Happy planning!

            #6 zelda062

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              Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:22 PM

              Congrats and welcome to the forum!


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              #7 mmcst38

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                Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:32 PM

                Conrats and good luck with planning!


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                #8 Tennyt1

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                  Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:57 AM

                  Congrats and happy planning!


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                  #9 SummerDawn

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                    Posted 11 February 2011 - 01:00 PM

                    Congrats!



                    #10 JayKay

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                    Posted 12 February 2011 - 07:24 AM

                    Congrats!  Have fun with planning!






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