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ucfjennifer

New Cruise Bride - April 2014

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Hello!  I posted over on the Newbie forum, but wanted to say "hi" over here!  We love to cruise and really wanted to have our wedding at Mr Sanchos in Cozumel so we decided to combine the two!  We were deciding between Carnival and Royal Caribbean, but ended up choosing the Carnival Victory since Royal did not sail to Cozumel on the weekend we had selected.  We've booked the wedding with Stephanie & Lluvia at Cozumel Wedding Planner. 

 

Looking forward to see how everyone's planning goes over the next year!  Up first for me....attempting to make DIY Passport Save the Dates!!  :)

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Congratulations! I hope all your planning goes well! I also love the DIY Passports! They're so cute! I've been to Mr. Sanchos and it is beautiful! 

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Good luck with your planning! I am getting ready to book my wedding on the Carnival Pride and can not wait!!!!!! The passport save the dates are such a cute idea! I was considering doing a video dvd for our save the dates and putting all pictures of us on past cruises thru the years. Hopefully it works out the way im thinking.

Are you getting married on the island or on the ship? We are planning to marry on the ship before it sails out of Baltimore.

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Congrats on nailing down ur cruise line. So much fun! I have been enjoying all the DIY projects n ideas. U will have a blast on this message board so many wonderful ideas, so many talented ladies. It's been awesome! - Kara

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Hello my fellow cruising DW brides! 

It seems like we make up a very small portion of DW brides! 

 

I am going to be sailing aboard the Carnival Legend out of Tampa, FL. My FH and I plan to get married on the island of Grand Cayman. 

 

So, my questions for all of you, cruise DW brides are:

- What are you most excited/nervous/stressed about?

- Have any of you brides who chose Carnival had any negative feedback since all of the recent Carnival incidences? 

- Have you decided whether you are going to go to a specialty restaurant, the main dining room or rent a room for the reception? 

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To answer your questions... -I'm so happy that we chose a cruise/Mexico wedding. It is definitely "us" and something very different for our family/friends. I'm excited/anxious/nervous (all at the same time) for bringing everyone along with us. I've always wanted to take a large family vacation, I just hope everyone behaves! Lol! -I've gotten a few comments on choosing Carnival, but nothing too bad. My stepfather keeps making sarcastic comments, but he doesn't have a choice, he's going! Lol! -We are on a short cruise, so no steakhouse for us. We are having cocktails and hors d'ouvres at the beach club in Cozumel, then dinner in the dining room onboard after.

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I agree with you on the reasons for choosing a cruise wedding! For my FI and I, it is the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure (at an affordable rate!!! I think that is the BEST part!!)The reason that I loved the cruise wedding idea is because I also liked the idea of a large family vacation. My family lives in CA so I wanted to spend more than just the one day with them. 

 

I feel like I'm going to be getting comments from my future ILs. 

 

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who is going to go with the idea of a "reception" in the dining room instead of one of the specialty restaurant. We will have to consider during a cocktails and hors d'ouvres idea since we would like to get married around 11AM. 

Originally Posted by ucfjennifer View Post

To answer your questions...

-I'm so happy that we chose a cruise/Mexico wedding. It is definitely "us" and something very different for our family/friends. I'm excited/anxious/nervous (all at the same time) for bringing everyone along with us. I've always wanted to take a large family vacation, I just hope everyone behaves! Lol!

-I've gotten a few comments on choosing Carnival, but nothing too bad. My stepfather keeps making sarcastic comments, but he doesn't have a choice, he's going! Lol!

-We are on a short cruise, so no steakhouse for us. We are having cocktails and hors d'ouvres at the beach club in Cozumel, then dinner in the dining room onboard after.

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Hi UCF Jennifer!  We're getting married on the 4/5/14 cruise on the Carnival Paradise also out of Tampa.  That's great that you already have 7 cabins!  I've been waiting very patiently for our save the dates to arrive so I can send them out, hopefully next week.  Are you working with a TA?  Hoe did your DIY passports go?

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Hi Tinkerbell!! I was actually looking at the Paradise when trying to decide which ship we wanted to take to get us to Cozumel! Are you doing the 5-day? We ended up finding a personal vacation planner at Carnival to help coordinate the bookings. At first I was gonna try to help the newbies, but realized that would be way too much work! We are having everyone book the ought the PVP at whatever rate they want and then he is linking us so we will all be seated together for dinner. DIY passports went well! I've gotten a lot of comments on them! Now that they are done, I kinda feel like I'm at a stand-still until its time to start on the invitations.

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