Enjoy your 2/2 cruise!
I was undecided about Carnival or Royal Caribbean as well until I read the wedding package prices! I've been on both cruise lines and I had a better time on Carnival, and I felt that my guests would have more fun with them.
We are probably going to hover between 20 and 40, but that's the part of a destination wedding that's bugging us now- how many people will REALLY show up. Our guest list has more people, but maybe after we send the save the dates, we will get a more realistic number.
We are getting married on the ship in Miami. I love the beach as a background, but I don't want to try to look glamorous while dragging my dress through the sand.
I'm not a DIY bride which is why a cruise wedding is perfect. I will personalize it with our favors, a cake topper, and providing decorations for the cake table and reception table. (I think the brides passes decorations off to the WC the night before or the day of.) That's about it.
How many are you expecting? What DIY projects do you have in mind?