My Carnival Imagination Wedding

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#1
19 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Just got off the Imagination today from my weekend wedding cruise!! We had a blast! We had 89 guests in total, with 51 of them being sailing. Everything went smoothly, mostly because I have been reading this board. it really helped me be prepared for the whole thing. If you have any questions, I will be glad to answer them!
#2
2,112 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
Originally posted by kellilove
Just got off the Imagination today from my weekend wedding cruise!! We had a blast! We had 89 guests in total, with 51 of them being sailing. Everything went smoothly, mostly because I have been reading this board. it really helped me be prepared for the whole thing. If you have any questions, I will be glad to answer them!
Welcome back,,

Yessssssssss a Brand New Bride.. Will U be written a Review and sharing pix with us????? Cant wait
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#3
1,339 Posts
Joined Mar 2011
Originally posted by kellilove
Just got off the Imagination today from my weekend wedding cruise!! We had a blast! We had 89 guests in total, with 51 of them being sailing. Everything went smoothly, mostly because I have been reading this board. it really helped me be prepared for the whole thing. If you have any questions, I will be glad to answer them!
Congratulations.
Do you have any tips or tricks for other brides on your ship or for your cruise line?q
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Arlington, VA
959 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Ack! Details! I'm getting married on the weekend cruise on this ship in April. Do you have any photos to share? How'd you like your ceremony space/coordinator/photographer? Did you book the DJ? Did you do a group wedding dinner in the restaurant later? Did you organize any events on the sea day?

I'm sure I'll have many more questions later!
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7-Day Exotic Caribbean, Carnival Glory, May 2015 (Sister Cruise with the Twin)
8-Day Southern Caribbean Repo, Carnival Splendor, November 2014
7-Day Bahamas, Carnival Pride, March 2014 (Girls Cruise with the Twin and Grandma)
6-Day Caribbean, Carnival Breeze, January 2014 (Bday Cruise)
9-Day Repo, RCL Grandeur of the Seas, April 2013 (Honeymoon Cruise)
3-Day Bahamas, Carnival Imagination, April 2013 (Wedding Cruise!)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2012 (Just Because)
4-Day Bahamas, RCL Majesty of the Seas, January 2012 (Birthday Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, October 2011 (Halloween Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2011 (Last-minute Summer Getaway)
7-Day Western Caribbean, Norwegian Spirit, January 2011 (Bday Cruise with the Twin)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, April 2010 (Officially Obsessed With Cruising)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, January 2009 (Bday Cruise and First Cruise)
#8
Arlington, VA
959 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by Cruising_BrideToBe119
Hi ladies!
I'm getting married on the Imagination on 11/9/12!
We are doing the Welcome Aboard wedding
Yay! Another Carnival Imagination bride! I hope you don't mind if I ask (harass) you for some feedback when you return. We're doing the Deluxe Romance on April 19.
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8-Day Southern Caribbean Repo, Carnival Splendor, November 2014
7-Day Bahamas, Carnival Pride, March 2014 (Girls Cruise with the Twin and Grandma)
6-Day Caribbean, Carnival Breeze, January 2014 (Bday Cruise)
9-Day Repo, RCL Grandeur of the Seas, April 2013 (Honeymoon Cruise)
3-Day Bahamas, Carnival Imagination, April 2013 (Wedding Cruise!)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2012 (Just Because)
4-Day Bahamas, RCL Majesty of the Seas, January 2012 (Birthday Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, October 2011 (Halloween Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2011 (Last-minute Summer Getaway)
7-Day Western Caribbean, Norwegian Spirit, January 2011 (Bday Cruise with the Twin)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, April 2010 (Officially Obsessed With Cruising)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, January 2009 (Bday Cruise and First Cruise)
#10
Atlanta
5 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by Twin A
Yay! Another Carnival Imagination bride! I hope you don't mind if I ask (harass) you for some feedback when you return. We're doing the Deluxe Romance on April 19.
Yes I will definitely post a review with pics. It's kind of nerve wrecking to plan something and put it in the hands of someone else to make it fabulous!
#12
Arlington, VA
959 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Ahhh! So very, very close! Best wishes for a beautiful, wonderful wedding! Please come back & write a review. I'm getting married on this ship in April.

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7-Day Exotic Caribbean, Carnival Glory, May 2015 (Sister Cruise with the Twin)
8-Day Southern Caribbean Repo, Carnival Splendor, November 2014
7-Day Bahamas, Carnival Pride, March 2014 (Girls Cruise with the Twin and Grandma)
6-Day Caribbean, Carnival Breeze, January 2014 (Bday Cruise)
9-Day Repo, RCL Grandeur of the Seas, April 2013 (Honeymoon Cruise)
3-Day Bahamas, Carnival Imagination, April 2013 (Wedding Cruise!)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2012 (Just Because)
4-Day Bahamas, RCL Majesty of the Seas, January 2012 (Birthday Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, October 2011 (Halloween Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2011 (Last-minute Summer Getaway)
7-Day Western Caribbean, Norwegian Spirit, January 2011 (Bday Cruise with the Twin)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, April 2010 (Officially Obsessed With Cruising)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, January 2009 (Bday Cruise and First Cruise)
#13
Arlington, VA
959 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by Twin A
Ahhh! So very, very close! Best wishes for a beautiful, wonderful wedding! Please come back & write a review. I'm getting married on this ship in April.

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Haha! I was so excited that I forgot about the post just above where you said you'd write a review. I'm not harassing you, I promise!

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Past Fun!
7-Day Exotic Caribbean, Carnival Glory, May 2015 (Sister Cruise with the Twin)
8-Day Southern Caribbean Repo, Carnival Splendor, November 2014
7-Day Bahamas, Carnival Pride, March 2014 (Girls Cruise with the Twin and Grandma)
6-Day Caribbean, Carnival Breeze, January 2014 (Bday Cruise)
9-Day Repo, RCL Grandeur of the Seas, April 2013 (Honeymoon Cruise)
3-Day Bahamas, Carnival Imagination, April 2013 (Wedding Cruise!)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2012 (Just Because)
4-Day Bahamas, RCL Majesty of the Seas, January 2012 (Birthday Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, October 2011 (Halloween Cruise)
4-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, June 2011 (Last-minute Summer Getaway)
7-Day Western Caribbean, Norwegian Spirit, January 2011 (Bday Cruise with the Twin)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, April 2010 (Officially Obsessed With Cruising)
3-Day Bahamas, Norwegian Sky, January 2009 (Bday Cruise and First Cruise)
#17
Raleigh NC
24,654 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Welcome home.
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#18
Atlanta, Ga
85 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
I've seen your post on these boards before but I didn't know you were Carnival Imagination bride also. I would love any tips you have to offer. I'm having a hard time deciding on the location for the ceremony and reception because the pictures they sent me are not good. Do you have better pictures? Please please help me. Thank you!

Originally posted by Twin A
Haha! I was so excited that I forgot about the post just above where you said you'd write a review. I'm not harassing you, I promise!

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#19
Atlanta, Ga
85 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
Originally posted by Cruising_BrideToBe119
So my Wedding will be the Shangri-La Lounge at 1:30 pm and my reception will be in the Illusions Disco at 2:00 pm. I have 1 week and I'm so excited!
Did you do your review or post pics yet?
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#20
Atlanta
5 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Good Morning Ladies!

I got an email this morning from this board and I realized I hadn't been on here to provide my review. I'm at work so I may need to break it up in pieces. First let me say my overall experience with Carnival was wonderful. We did run into a few hiccups from Group Dining, but the wedding team was Fabulous. My ceremony took place in the Shangri-La Lounge and the reception was in the Disco Club. My husband and I arrived at the Port Separately, too keep him from seeing me before the ceremony. My Wedding Coordinator took me thru the VIP lounge and up to our room. Since we were travelling with our kids, we had adjoining rooms. I requested ahead of time to have my mother's room available so I could dress in there. The Wedding Coordinator and Officiant came to the room and gave me a brief overview of my Wedding Outline, then they took the wedding party to the lounge for a rehearsal. Once I was ready and we were running ahead of schedule, they sent the photographer to my room. Rusty was AWESOME!!! He came in singing and really calmed my nerves. (too calm because I forgot my husbands ring in the room) He took a lot of different shots of me and my children. I was instructed to stay in the room until the WC came back to get me. She assured me everyone knew what to do and to follow my father's lead.