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#1 Tandtglass

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    Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

    Hi ladies!  I just wanted to get a pulse of who else is out there!  There is a lot of good information on the forum, but some of it is old, so I'm looking for the 2013 brides so I know who else is with me!  So, please share:

     

    Wedding Date, cruise line and port, number of guests, are you an embarkation bride or island bride, and where you are in the process.  

     

    Thanks and happy planning! 

     

    I'll start:

     

    7/19/13, Royal Caribbean Port Canaveral, FL, 150 guests (already paid deposits!), embarkation bride, and I need to send out my formal invitations



    #2 Jackie Milton

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      Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:11 PM

      Hi , I'm Jackie,

       

      May 8/13 Carnival Glory out of Miami, I have 12 on the cruise and some flying in to the wedding ceremony on island of St Thomas. Working on putting OOT bags together and finalizing some guest gifts with the on-island planner :) And dress alterations, and my daughters dress, ohh and son's clothing...and fiance's clothes,....dang, I need to get going :)

       

      Best wishes ladies :)
       



      #3 GingerMisty

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        Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

        Hi there! Congrats on booking your wedding! We are getting married on the carnival breeze on June 2nd! Can't wait! I am also having an embarkation wedding. I have booked the wedding and our cruise. I booked the wedding package through carnival and had a travel agent for the actual cruise bookings. She has been great! I sent out save the dates July 2012 and am working on picking my invitations out now I can't make up my mind ! I will only have about 14 non sailing guest and probably aroun 50 non sailing. What are you doing for your invites?

        #4 Tandtglass

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          Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

          Congrats! We have been going back and forth about invitations. Initially we had these really glossy (and expensive) invitations created but luckily we hadn't gotten them printed. We realized that since our guests have already paid their deposits for the cruise, they don't need super elaborate invitations! So we're going to go to staples, target, and everywhere else and purchase box sets and create our own. Our families and friends are coming from all over the country, so we decided the invitations didn't even need to be the same! So we're buying whatever is on sale! That was recommended to us by some friends who also had a similar situation as ours. Luckily there are plenty of resources on this site, so whatever you come up with, I'm sure there's someone on here or someone who has left a template for you to use! Good luck with everything!

          #5 MzChyrise

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            Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

            Wow you have 150 guest who already paid deposits??  That's amazing!! lol  I would love your help!  How did you get that many guest to pay deposits?  What was your method?  I make invitations for a living so if you would like ome help, let me know! :)

             

             

             

            10/10/13, Carnival Victory Port Of Miami, FL, 50 guests, embarkation bride - Vow renwal



            #6 Deskofgarcia

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              Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

              Congrats TandTGlass!  150 deposits paid?!?!  That's awesome.  We're having a much smaller ceremony.  Probably 25-30 people attending.  Only 10 people have paid deposits but it's all good. 

               

              We're getting married 3/24/13 which is spring break week for our 12 year old son.  We always going on a spring break cruise so we decided to add the wedding to our annual routine.  Hubby is military and we're moving to Korea in June so this will be out last vacation in the states too!  We're planning a embarkation ceremony on-board the Carnival Glory in Miami.  We've been using our wedding website (danielandfelicia2013.com) to communicate with our guests.  I sent a electronic save the date and I just finished up our formal invitations today. 

               

              Next item on the list is putting together our wedding favor gifts.  I think we're going to do luggage tags, prefilled rum runners and a magic bullet which are all necessary items on every cruise we go on.  But I haven't made my final decision. 



              #7 Deskofgarcia

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                Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:49 PM

                Congrats TandTGlass!  150 guests paid?!?!  That’s awesome.  We have a MUCH smaller wedding party.  We're expecting 20-25 people and 10 have paid their deposits. 

                 

                We’re planning an embarkation wedding for 3/24/13 onboard the Carnival Glory in Miami, FL.  This is spring break week for our son and we always go cruising for spring break so it was easy for us to just add our wedding to our vacation routine.  We’re a military family moving to Korea in June so this will be out last vacation in the states for a couple of years. 

                 

                We have been using our wedding website (danielandfelicia2013.com) as a communication tool to our sailing and non-sailing guests.  Just finished up our formal invitations with personalized stamps this evening.   

                 

                Next item on the list is to put together our wedding favor gifts.  I’m planning on giving our sailing guests ship luggage tags, prefilled rum runners and a magic bullet which are items that are a part of our personal cruise survivor kit, lol.



                #8 Tandtglass

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                  Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

                  Hi MzChyrise! I told my friends and family of the deadline, then told them that if they reserve after the deadline, they won't get the group rate, nor the benefits! I also think my friends and family are soo excited I'm finally getting married too! ;) Everyone had 60 days to get their deposits so we send reminders at 30, 15, 5, and 1 day. DeskofGarcia, I've heard great things about the military bases in Korea (well that was 10 years ago, but hopefully things are still great there)! Your wedding is quickly approaching! I'm excited for you! Your gifts sound great! Keep us posted of your progress!

                  #9 maggie39

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                    Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:45 AM

                    Congrats to everyone! I am a Carnival Liberty bride getting married on 12/14/2013 in the port of Miami.  Now in the process of sending out Save the Dates.  So far two persons have booked, but these are still early days.



                    #10 janele0901

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                      Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

                      Hello all of my fellow 2013 brides!! My name is Janele, we will be getting married on the Celebrity Summit on embarakation day as well.. We are using a TA for the cruise itself, and a Wedding Experience for the wedding/reception. We sent out our STD in early September with all of our travel agents info on it, and also letting people know that we will be having the ceremony, and reception while the boat is still in port so non-sailing guests can come on as well. we invited 125ppl all together. So far we have about 20 people that put deposit down on cabins, but we are expecting most to be non-sailng. I want to start maing my OTT bags, but wanted to wait till we had a better idea of who is def going to sail. What is everyone giving out as favors? Anyone else using the Wedding Experience for the planning?






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