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November 2013 Carnival Magic Wedding

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#11 gwynemark

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    Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

    Hey guys, best of luck with your cruise weddings. We are wedding photographers and have shot several cruise weddings and we have a few tips for you from lessons learned. First off, if you are getting married off the ship and they require you to use their photographer, think twice. When a resort requires you to use theirs then they are typically underqualified, low paid employees. You will not be happy with your images and they will pressure sell you images before you ever walk away from the photos being taken. Its crazy! If you are bringing your own photographer, make sure your venue off the boat knows you will NOT be using theirs, even if they insists there is no additional charge. Here is why. These venues want to sell you photos. So they make sure their free photographer takes up all the available time while your paid photographer is required to wait their turn. By the time the FREE photographer is finished, you don't get any time with your paid photographer. This has happened to us twice. The free photographer was horrible and then he spent 20 minutes pressureing them into buying his images and guess what, it was time for the bus to head back to the ship. We make sure its in the contract that we are the only photographers allowed to shoot during and after your wedding. Be very clear and blunt with the venues when booking. They will try to sneak it in somehow.


    Best of luck everyone on your cruise weddings. So much fun.


    Gwyne and Mark

    #12 emilyj

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      Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:45 PM

      Hi mrstremblay! How is you wedding planning going? I am considereding a Carnival Magic wedding as well. I am in the early stages of trying to gather as much info as possible before I make my decision. Its a very slow process trying to find all the details I want to know. Are you getting married on embarkation day?

      #13 nicole4647

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        Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:53 PM

        I am getting married on the Magic on 1-13-13. We are having the sit down dinner. I will try to let you know how it goes.

        #14 mishmyangel

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          Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:46 PM

          Hey ladies, I am getting married on Carnival Fantasy Cruise July 4, 2013i n port at Nassau, I booked our cabin and the Deluxe romance package!  I can't wait to hear from the wedding coordinator to begin the planning process and send out STD's!

          #15 jessicadirr

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            Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:03 AM

            Congrats!  I'm looking forward to hearing how it all goes, I am looking into a cruise wedding as well! This site doesn't have as much cruise specific stuff but I love all of the forums and I am working to getting the 150 posts so I can access the templates!

            #16 Nov3rd2013bride

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              Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:35 PM

              I am getting married on Carnival Magic on Nov. 3, 2013 also. Small world.

              #17 Nov3rd2013bride

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                Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:51 PM

                How Funny I am getting married on Carnival Magic the same day as you.  If you find out anything helpful I would love to hear about it,  Thanks and Congrats to you

                #18 Nov3rd2013bride

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                  Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:43 AM

                  sorry for the double post I didn't the first one went through it must just take a while

                  #19 Ryves

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                    Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:10 PM

                    Congrats to all you cruising brides

                    #20 GingerMisty

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                      Posted 08 September 2012 - 05:19 AM

                      Hi ladies, We are getting married on the Carnival Breeze! I am so excited! We will have about 20 sailing guests and are doing the deluxe romance package with DJ before the ship leaves in Miami. Does anyone have any recommendations for a hotel or hair salon nearby. I have never cruised out of this port, just port canaveral. We are doing passport invites...when would you recommend sending them out, the wedding is June, 2013? We have sent out save the dates and brochures with booking info since we are using a travel agent.

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