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I went through Carnival and booked the 1 1/2 hour reception package.  I have pasted the email they sent me with prices.  The only add on we did was a DJ for $105.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

 

WELCOME ABOARD RECEPTION (ONBOARD):                                                                                        $600.00 Reception Price*

For an unforgettable celebration, this package offers a one hour reception. Package includes: One hour open bar with hot & cold hors dâ€oeuvres, champagne toast, two tier wedding cake, cake server, coffee service, and photography service (wedding photos available for purchase at reasonable prices). Package accommodates up to *20 guests, including the bride and groom. Additional guests may attend at the extra cost of $22.00 per person. Package fees pertain to all attendees.

 

DELUXE ROMANCE RECEPTION (ONBOARD):                                                                                         $700.00 Reception Price*

For an unforgettable celebration, this package offers a one and a half-hour reception. Package includes: One and a half hour open bar with hot & cold hors dâ€oeuvres, champagne toast, two tier wedding cake, cake server, coffee service, ice carving and photography service (wedding photos available for purchase at reasonable prices). Package accommodates up to *20 guests, including the bride and groom. Additional guests may attend at the extra cost of $30.00 per person. Package fees pertain to all attendees.

 

SUPER DELUXE RECEPTION (ONBOARD):                                                                                                $800.00 Reception Price*

For an unforgettable celebration, this package offers a two-hour reception. Package includes: Two hour open bar with hot & cold hors dâ€oeuvres, champagne toast, two tier wedding cake, cake server, coffee service, ice carving and photography service (wedding photos available for purchase at reasonable prices). Package accommodates up to *20 guests, including the bride and groom. Additional guests may attend at the extra cost of $36.00 per person. Package fees pertain to all

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I'm also a Key West bride getting married January 2012. We are arriving via Carnival Freedom on January 9. The plan is to have our ceremony at the Hyatt, have a 2 hour reception on board the ship w DJ, and then we booked everyone dinner at the Sun King Steakhouse. After dinner we will be going out dancing.  

 

Has anyone had any luck getting info on photographers? I emailed specifically about this only to get the response that the photos are copyrighted, therefore I cannot see a portfolio and they wont tell me who the photographer will be.

 

The other thing I'm trying to work out is who to have do hair/make up and whether I should have it done on board or at the Hyatt. Does the Hyatt even have a bridal suite we can use?

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Hello, have you found any info on getting your hair done? I am getting married at the Hyatt in April 2012 and I am also trying to figure out where I will be getting my hair done and getting ready.  Our weddings are so simular....I am also having my reception back on  board the carnival valor for the 1 & 1/2 reception with the dj. My travel agent has had a terriable time trying to reach the wedding department to arrange all of the details.  From what I hear the photographers on Carnival are great and the pictures turn out amazing but the package to buy your photos I hear are expensive. 

 

Will you be hiring a photographer in Key West? I have called a couple today, but my budget for photos is not the best so I am trying to find an affordable package.

 

Good luck in planning. I would like to hear anything you have to share as far as hair, getting ready and photography. Have you contacted the hip tourest key west? She has some great informatin.

 

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When I talked with Patty from A wedding for you, she suggested I get hair done on-board since our ceremony is set for 10 am. However, I'm still undecided since I cant find prices/reviews. 

 

As far as photography goes - we were planning to transport the photographer I use here in KY to FL so he could do our pics. But an unexpected medical crisis w/ my fiance (110 till the wedding) trimmed our budget way back. Now I'm back to square one, so any Im all ears to what others have done.

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I had my travel agent contact Carnival to make a special reservation. I told her the date, time, and number of seats we wanted reserved. She recieved a comfirmation (that she forwarded to me) from Carnival's Group Event Planner who had contacted the ships event planner. I am expecting a call from the ships event planner 5-6 weeks before we sail to re-confirm and collect payment. It wasnt a hard process for me since I had my TA, not sure how it would go without one.

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