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Old April 22nd, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Well, after 10 years of dating and six cruises together, we are finally getting married and have decided to do so aboard a Celebrity cruise next February.

I am looking forward to the big event and our life together I have to say that all of the details especially the dress and etc that I am a bit nervous.

Suggestions and calming drugs will be most welcome!

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Congrats! i was nervous about the dress (and still am about finding one i like) but its getting better. I know i will be able to transport my dress to florida easily becuase i have a wedding attendent that flies US Airways business class all the time. She says she can have my dress hung up in their closet for the flight. and now my mind is calmed about the idea of doing a "trash the Dress" and not actually destroying it.

researching the boards will help a lot with calming nerves.
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Ladies, here is a Living Social link for Vista Print. For $19 you get $75 worth of wedding stationary. It just came out today...

http://www.livingsocial.com/deals/64...ns?rui=9178920

They also have other wedding related deals in "The Wedding Collection".
I got this deal, too. Wedding still on budget! Thanks!
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:33 PM
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Ok, probably a stupid question but here goes.... Who pays for the cruise when the wedding is on a cruise?? Each cabin I mean ??
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Ok, probably a stupid question but here goes.... Who pays for the cruise when the wedding is on a cruise?? Each cabin I mean ??
If we were the Trumps, we would pay for rooms for our guests. Since we aren't even the Jeffersons, the guests will pay for their own cabins, including the bridal party. Is that what you meant?
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Lol!!! Exactly! Thank you. I myself would love to get married on a ship, cruising is all I ever want to do! I was wondering though because I definitely can't afford to pay for all of those rooms! I wouldn't even if I could lol! The only thing is, after the wedding, you're stuck with all the family & people who come?? Lol!
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Hi everyone ! I am a march 2014 bride still debating on whether I am going on carnival exctasy out of Miami or RC majesty for 3 day Bahamas. I booked a courtesy hold on carnival because I like the idea of being docked in Nassau for two days and have been discussing a rehearsal party at Atlantis the night before. We want to get married on the island. Look forward to hearing from all the new brides and sharing info.

I just found a groupon for vistaprint for $17 for 70 so when I pick the cruise line I'm using that for save the dates. This forum has been so helpful on deciding what I am going to do
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Hey fellow 2014 Brides! Me and my fiancee will be getting married in St. Thomas on Valentines Day 2014. We are using Janelle from Island Bliss and she has been great so far, but I totally understand the hurry up and wait! It was a big ordeal picking the ship (Celebrity Summit), location (Magen's bay), package, and save the dates...also setting up the website and determining whether to use a travel agent or Celebrity pvp (I recommend a TA after our experience with Celebrity...). Now that all of that is done and most of our guests booked, we found out a majority of guests prefer not to cruise and are flying to St. Thomas (ugh-can't win em all). It now feels like the wedding is so far away and there isn't much left to do for awhile since my dress purchase is complete...we will be working on invitations, OOT bags, and itinerary soon, and also getting our passports (not a necessity but we are finally getting them after several cruises) and doing the wedding license paperwork.

What is everyone doing for invitations? We were thinking luggage tags or passports or something unique.
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Hello Fellow Brides!!

My fiance and intimate wedding party are booking for Carnival Imagination - 4 Day Baja. We will be getting married separately from the ship on Catalina Island and then will be doing a reception back at home.

My fiance and I are very excited since what we have planned is so us!

Congrats to all of you!

By the way if anyone of you have your wedding website page set up could I see it. I am stuck on ours!

P.s. I am DIY my passport invitations and have a rough draft brought up if any of you lovely cruisers want to see. Only took me roughly an hour and half.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 05:35 PM
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we will be working on invitations, OOT bags, and itinerary soon, and also getting our passports (not a necessity but we are finally getting them after several cruises) and doing the wedding license paperwork.

What is everyone doing for invitations? We were thinking luggage tags or passports or something unique.

Okay I have to ask what in the word does OOT bags stand for??

I am doing save the date magnets (through vistaprint thanks to groupon)
Passport invitations and postcard as our RSVP.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 05:37 PM
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If we were the Trumps, we would pay for rooms for our guests. Since we aren't even the Jeffersons, the guests will pay for their own cabins, including the bridal party. Is that what you meant?

haha love the comparison of Trump to Jeffersons.

My fiance and I are only paying for our room. Everyone else is paying for their cabins (I figured since 1. I am not made of money 2. It's a vacation 3. Introducing many to the amazing cruising life. 4. They will be thanking me after!
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I'm a 2013 bride, but I think I might be able to contribute to a couple of your questions.


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Ok, probably a stupid question but here goes.... Who pays for the cruise when the wedding is on a cruise?? Each cabin I mean ??
It depends on the couple, their budget and whether or not they really want their nearest and dearest on vacation with them. We made the determination early on, even when we were having an embarkation wedding, that we wanted our families and friends to cruise with us and would pay accordingly. We covered the cruise fare for our parents, siblings, their spouses and their children. We put them up in obstructed view balconies and gave them the option to upgrade on their dimes (no one did). Our friends were invited, but paid for themselves. We booked 18 months out in order to lock in [ridiculously] low rates, book cabins together, give plenty of notice for our guests, and for people to plan vacation days. In the end 17 of us booked and 13 actually boarded the ship. We viewed it as family vacation and went on our Honeymoon a month later.

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By the way if anyone of you have your wedding website page set up could I see it. I am stuck on ours!
Ours is still active and I don't mind sending you the link. Just e-mail me at kitty.cruiser at yahoo dot com.
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Well, after 10 years of dating and six cruises together, we are finally getting married and have decided to do so aboard a Celebrity cruise next February.

I am looking forward to the big event and our life together I have to say that all of the details especially the dress and etc that I am a bit nervous.

Suggestions and calming drugs will be most welcome!

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I am getting married onboard celebrity next February. What ship are you looking at?
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I am getting married onboard celebrity next February. What ship are you looking at?

Hey there..will be probably be aboard the Silhoutte. We took that one this year and loved it. Also we have moved our wedding back home (more people could join us to celebrate) and so that we could do a wicked cruise.

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Hello,

Congratulations to everyone! We just booked our wedding on the RC Explorer of the Seas for the October 4, 2014 sailing. We are so excited! Already started gathering ideas, and we have 7 rooms booked already (a total of 14 adults and 6 kids). We have been dating for the past 2 and a half years, but we have known each other since I was a freshman in high school. So excited!

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Hi everyone!

Wow... I thought I was gettiing started too early. Not anymore! We are planning a cruise wedding for May 2014. I'm not sure which cruiseline yet, but we are definitely doing an Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle, WA! I live in Hawaii and spent many years in Florida, so I'm over the tropical stuff! I need a change of scenery!

I'm looking forward to this thread... I'm so hesitant about so many things involving the wedding. Most importantly, the service which will be provided by the cruise company and wedding planning company. I'm so afraid that once I get there they will be like, "well, this is what you get. Sorry if you don't like it". Oh well, I'm sure everything will work out.

Talk to everyone again soon!
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Hey there..will be probably be aboard the Silhoutte. We took that one this year and loved it. Also we have moved our wedding back home (more people could join us to celebrate) and so that we could do a wicked cruise.

What about you?
We are onboard the reflection. The silhouette is an amazing ship, I was on if in August of 2011 and loved every minute!
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Lol!!! Exactly! Thank you. I myself would love to get married on a ship, cruising is all I ever want to do! I was wondering though because I definitely can't afford to pay for all of those rooms! I wouldn't even if I could lol! The only thing is, after the wedding, you're stuck with all the family & people who come?? Lol!
Although it's true you are stuck with everyone, cruise ships are very large. You can easily enjoy the cruise and not even see anyone. Plus, when you stop in ports, you can do shore excursions alone. I plan to tell everyone they are pretty much on their own during the cruise, but I do want everyone to eat together at dinner time. Most cruises allow you to choose a time to eat and you eat at the same table every night, so I feel this will prevent my guests from feeling like I completely ditched them after the wedding. Besides, most of your guests will probably have their own significant others with them and will want their own time together
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Just have to say....bought my wedding dress today!!! Pretty and very beach appropriate!
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Congrats on buying your dress!! Very exciting! I'm planning to start in a few months. I have no idea where to start!

On the planning front, we have sent most of our Save the Dates out. And our immediate families have booked their cabins. So far we have a total of 6 cabins (16 people) booked!
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Do you have a picture of your dress, or a link where we can see? I am currently going between several different ideas. I can't make up my mind!!
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