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Rccl Cruise Wedding, Falmouth Or Labadee

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We have booked with rrcl for a 5 night Western Caribbean Cruise with the knowledge we were going to have the ceremony we wanted on the day at sea well now that we're booked we are told no so now I am looking for another option for a ceremony in Falmouth or Labadee while we're docked. Wedding is Feb 2018

 

Any help wil be appreciated

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Hi,

 

You can check out our wedding venues Here - most of the wedding venues which we offer in Montego Bay, Jamaica are approximately 30-45 mins from Falmouth  Cruise Pier and if you are thinking about getting legally married in Jamaica we can arrange everything (legal paper work, transportation, decor etc.)

 

Check out our website and social media pages, if your interested send us an email.

 

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@@Kkaring I got married while in port in Falmouth during a Royal Caribbean cruise in April 2016. I had a planning thread, so you can look through that. I think Falmouth is a better option than Labadee because you will have more options. What type of wedding would you want? On the beach, view of the beach/water, waterfall view, etc? What specific questions do you have?

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@@cruisebride2016 thanks for your reply Ive read your thread and it has helped a lot thank you for posting. We ended up booking a wedding planner in Jamaica since Royal was not responding to any of my emails for the ceremony I'm just not sure what to do about a reception we talked about doing a buyout of a specialty restaurant but might be out of the budget and wanted to order a cake onboard but again getting the run around. Any ideas would be great.

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@@Kkaring

 

Which ship will you be on? What kind of room do you have booked? How many guests/rooms are you expecting on the cruise?

 

If you have a group booking, you will earn money for every 16 guests. We earned enough money to pay for everyone's dinner in Giovanni's (Italian Specialty Restaurant).

 

We had the Royal Suite, therefore we had a concierge who helped us once we were on the ship. The negative was that some planning couldn't happen until we were onboard. But, the benefit was that it was easy to communicate with her. Since we had a large room, we had our reception in our room. We paid for 1 hour of a bartender in the room, which was a big hit! For food, we just had appetizers by bringing some onboard and ordering from room service. The concierge was able to get us a nice cake that you don't see in any of the catering menus posted online.

 

I'm happy to answer any other questions you have. Good luck as you continue with your planning!

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@@cruisebride2016

We booked a Balcony room on the independence of the seas as of now we have 30 rooms. How many people did you have? We want to pay for everyone for Chops or Giovanni's put I dont know how to do so without doing the buyout and I want to get a cake too, did you give out welcome bags if so how did you do it? You're great help thank you

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@@Kkaring

 

We had a total of 24 people, including us. If I remember correctly, we had 14 cabins.

 

That is great if you already have 30 rooms booked! Indy is a wonderful ship. My husband and I had been on it before our wedding cruise. Are you using a travel agent? You have a group booking, right?

 

There is a group coordinator onboard that you could probably ask to help you coordinate some of these things, but you wouldn't be able to do that until you get on the ship. We had a group booking, but we didn't work with the group coordinator since we utilized the concierge instead.

 

Giovanni's was a GREAT place for our group. They served the food family style, so we all got to try a little bit of everything. It was a huge hit with our group! We made the reservation for our entire group for Giovanni's once we got onboard. The cost was charged to our room and we had credit on the room for the group booking that covered the cost.

 

Here was our group at Giovanni's:

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Yes, we did welcome bags. Most of our guests were coming from California, so we encouraged everyone to arrive the night prior to the cruise. We had blocked rooms at a hotel, so everyone was staying at the same hotel the night before. We had a welcome happy hour at the restaurant at the hotel and handed out the bags at that time. We put together the survival kits and bags at the hotel during the afternoon before the happy hour. Our welcome bags included a canvas bag (1 per cabin) with a welcome letter, T-shirt, survival kit, kleenex, pens, notepads, and luggage tags.

 

Here are our welcome bag and survival kit:

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@@cruisebride2016

Great group shot!

We got a travel agent thankfully. I would love to just make a reservation at Giovanni''s for all of us but I think since it's such a big group they are giving us issues. Royal Wedding is frustratingso I'm glad we went with a planner in Jamaica, just nervous how everything will work out.

 

We ordered the same luggage tags were just going to mail them out with the information letter we're sending.

 

The day of your wedding did your guests have so time to go exploring?

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@@Kkaring

 

Since you have a travel agent, you should ask them about the tour conductor credits (TCC). The travel agents are not required to give you these credits, but you can negotiate with them to get more money towards your cruise/guests. Each cruise has a value as far as TCC goes and those can be converted to money or gifts. These are on top of the money you earn for the group booking.

 

Our guests had a little bit of time to explore the shops in the port when we got back after the wedding, but they did not get to see Jamaica (other than the drive from the port to our location, which was a 90 minute drive each way). I got off the ship as soon as it was cleared by the authorities, then the guests got off about 2 hours later, but I think most of them just slept in and got ready instead of exploring Falmouth before leaving for the wedding. No one complained about missing out on Jamaica because they got to see a portion of the country with the drive and we had a beautiful view during the wedding. 

 

Here is the view of our wedding venue:

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I forgot to post this before, but it is a picture of our cake:

 

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I requested a cake that would feed 12 people (although we had 24 people) because we were doing it before dinner, so I knew that people would not eat much. I think only 1/2-3/4 of the cake was actually eaten (even with being so small). Therefore, we had the rest of it to snack on during the rest of the cruise.

 

As I am responded to your questions and posting pictures, it makes me realize how important our photographer was. We brought a photographer with us, so she captured the entire week. Most importantly, she captured the wedding venue and ceremony, then we returned to the ship and we spent over an hour going around the ship and taking pictures, followed by the reception and dinner. As we evaluated options, we could either have a person to do the venue or the ship, but we felt it was important to capture both (and it was!!!). We had to pay for her flight and cruise, but it was worth it to have amazing pictures!!! Photos are the thing that we have to remember our memorable day/week. So, if you are disappointed by those photos, that will linger with you forever and you can never redo it. Honestly, I think the pictures are more important then everything else, even the dress, hair, flowers, etc.

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