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#11 dst8

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    Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:58 AM

    Originally Posted by ucfjennifer 

    Thanks! I'm sure I'm going to have lots more questions! It turns out my sister had a PVP and didn't even know it (he called her after she booked this cruise to see if she had any questions). So she gave him my info and he said no problem to taking over for me! We are just going to have everyone book on their own and he will link them. And I think you are right on the dining time, we will probably go with late.

    I am least looking forward to the dress shopping. My friends keep asking me to go and I keep telling them next month! Guess I can't do that too much longer! Lol!

    OMG - same here, I put it of forever, then I went and now I am second guessing the dress that I bought; I can't return it but I may donate it and buy another one......I'm so upset.



    #12 Budgirl194

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      Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

      Congrats on your wedding!!! im still waiting for Carnival to open up their dates and prices for the Pride out of Baltimore an then we are booking our summer 2014 wedding! We are going to be getting married in the port before we leave so we are allowed to have up to 50 people come onthat are not cruising. We are inviting ALOT of people, Pretty much anyone that we would have invited to a home wedding will be invited so 200+ so we are struggling with how we are going to word the save the dates and invitations. Since there is a limit on the # of non cruisers that can go to the actual ceremony we can not offer it up to everyone. Any suggestions? Also I would love to hear all of your ideas an planning along the way as I am still looking for ideas on everything.
       



      #13 nl2134

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        Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

        We are planning on doing wedding in port on Carnival Dream in June 2014. I was debating doing STD's, but decided there is enough info the need early to book cruise, so I decided to just go right out with invites. I plan to send them out next month (9-10 months before cruise). They will have basic trip info, booking contact info and link to our website, which has a lot more detail. With invite I'm including preliminary RSVP for early count estimate, due September. That leaves me time to contact people before they miss early pricing. Then at about 4 months before trip I plan to send out more info on cruise & excursions, along with a final RSVP probably due at final payment deadline. At this point I will ask for booking info for anyone that hasn't already provided it. So I should have final count on sailing & non-sailing guests along with needed info before I need to provide it to cruise line. I with probably also send out a final mailing about a month before trip with more details about boarding, pre-wedding & wedding day schedule, hotel accommodations, and any other details needed.

        #14 Tinkerbell82

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          Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

          We also used the payment deadline as our RSVP deadline (Final payments are due Feb 5, RSVP's are due Feb 1).



          #15 dst8

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            Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

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            We also used the payment deadline as our RSVP deadline (Final payments are due Feb 5, RSVP's are due Feb 1).

             

             

            Our deadline is November 15th - the wedding/cruise is coming up so fast.........



            #16 Tinkerbell82

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              Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:58 PM

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              Originally Posted by Tinkerbell82 
               

              We also used the payment deadline as our RSVP deadline (Final payments are due Feb 5, RSVP's are due Feb 1).

               

               

              Our deadline is November 15th - the wedding/cruise is coming up so fast.........

              It sure is girl! Please come back a do a review for us!

              #17 dst8

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                Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:32 PM

                I will be sure to do a complete review, anything I can do to help another bride :)



                #18 CAKnight

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                Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by nl2134 

                We are planning on doing wedding in port on Carnival Dream in June 2014. I was debating doing STD's, but decided there is enough info the need early to book cruise, so I decided to just go right out with invites. I plan to send them out next month (9-10 months before cruise). They will have basic trip info, booking contact info and link to our website, which has a lot more detail. With invite I'm including preliminary RSVP for early count estimate, due September. That leaves me time to contact people before they miss early pricing. Then at about 4 months before trip I plan to send out more info on cruise & excursions, along with a final RSVP probably due at final payment deadline. At this point I will ask for booking info for anyone that hasn't already provided it. So I should have final count on sailing & non-sailing guests along with needed info before I need to provide it to cruise line. I with probably also send out a final mailing about a month before trip with more details about boarding, pre-wedding & wedding day schedule, hotel accommodations, and any other details needed.

                Hi!

                Just wanted to share my experience with trying to plan a wedding cruise!

                 

                My FI and I are planning on getting married in April 2014. The cruise that we are taking is the Carnival Victory, which stops in Key West (our wedding destination) and Cozumel. We decided that by getting married in KW, it would be easier for more members of his family (who live in Louisiana and Texas) to attend.

                 

                I sent out my invitations in August with a final RSVP date of February 1 (the final payment date is February 9, I believe). Thus far, I do not plan on sending any additional paper notices out. Just as an FYI, if you have a contact person for each of the groups you are attending (ie. your future MIL for his family, your mom for your side and a trusted college friend for your college invites, etc.), then you more likely to get responses for people. For the most part, people do not realize that if they are not coming they need to RSVP. 

                 

                All in all, I would say that by sending out multiple mailings, you going to create more work for yourself. Plus, most people are not going to take the time to appreciate your efforts. (Just being honest based on my experiences.)

                 

                 If you find that most of your invites are virtually connected and you already have RSVP, you could consider ask for peoples' email addresses in order to send them notices that you have updated your website. (As an added bonus, you will have their emails for most wedding correspondences.) I think that would be more effective because all of the information you are talking about sending them is traditionally information you would find on a wedding website. 

                 

                Hope you and other brides find my experiences helpful! 



                #19 ucfjennifer

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                Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:39 AM

                Hi CAKnight! Long time, no talk! Did you switch ships? I'm a Victory bride too! Getting married in Cozumel though. :)

                #20 CAKnight

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                Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:45 PM

                Hi UCFJennifer! :)
                Yes, I took a little break from here! In fact, I spent so much time away that I forgot that my original plans were on another ship! lol

                 

                But, yes, I am now a Victory bride, as well! :cool:






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