Cruising is absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
Hopefully, you, your FH and guests will enjoy it, as well.
Have you decided which cruise with Carnival you want to go on?
Originally Posted by LueseeWin
My Fiance and I want to plan a small cruise wedding with our closest friends and family for 2014. I personally never been on a cruise so I don't know what to expect. I read all the different packages Carnival has to offer and I just want to know what would be the best deals for small group about 10-15 people and kind of wanted to know the lay out of how everything is going to. We wanted to be kind of cheap and inexpensive for our guests so we to port from Orange County L.A. area since it is a lot closer to home.I can be kind of a control freak, so not knowing how the ceremony will go or reception wise is killing me.
Please Help. Lucy
Thank you for the link on cruisecritic! Unfortunately there are not a lot of threads on here for cruise DW brides...and the few threads that are on here have very little chatter!
I personally don't have experience going a cruise wedding but am planning on one in the future. There isn't that much information on cruise weddings but I have read reviews on other bride's experiences! Have you looked on the cruise critic website? There is a section called "Honeymoons and Wedding Cruises" where there are a few recent reviews and information. Here is a link to a recent review from a Carnival cruise leaving Galveston, TX:
I forgot to mention it also depends on whether you want your wedding on embarkation day (the day the ship is set to sail) or at one of the ports during the cruise. If you choose one of the ports, I've heard of brides not going through the cruise line and using the resort planner or other destination wedding planner. I think Royal Caribbean and maybe another cruise line give the option to get married at sea (on a sea day), but it's more expensive than the other packages.
As for the packages Carnival offers, I think it depends on what you want. Most of them (if not all) include up to 20 guests in their packages so you would not have to pay for extra people. I have heard that the luncheon is more of a sit down meal with the family and the deluxe package has more of the dancing and music with guests being able to eat your choice of different hot and cold hors d'oeuvres during the reception.
Ok now I'm done! I hope I answered at least one of your questions!