Thank you! You know, in the past year I've been to four (yes, four!) Carnival weddings and they were great!
Yeah, in some countries (DR, St. Martaan, I believe Belize and a few others... mostly the Latin countries) a divorced woman cannot remarry for a YEAR after her divorce. Now, a man can remarry the day after the divorce is final but the woman has to wait a year. Learning that really upset me. My ex and I have been separated for two years but didn't file the divorce papers until we were separated almost a year and then the divorce itself took a while to go through the system and then I completely forgot to sign the final papers until this last May. But the cruiseline said that didn't matter, we couldn't get married on St. Martaan which is one of the ports we could legally get married in. So we just decided to do a symbolic ceremony on the cruise. And this way I can have my sister (who's in seminary) perform the ceremony. It's working out better in the end.
Originally Posted by AshleyW
My wedding sounds similar to what you're doing... nothing fancy, just some family. I had no idea there were laws about re-marrying after divorce.. that's crazy! Anyway, I'm actually going through Carnival instead of RCI - but I agree about how much stuff there is to do! We're going through Carnival for the actual wedding aboard the ship, and then we're using a TA to book the actual cruise and our guests booked through her as well.
Congratulations again, and make sure you look around the forums - there is a TON of information and helpful stuff on here!