Posted January 10th, 2005, 10:33 AM
Our daughter was married on the Sovereign. The wedding was at 2:00. We had to be at the ship between 10:30 and 11. Once all the guests were there, the wedding coordinator escorted us to our cabin, where daughter was getting dressed. I know on SOS they schedule weddings any time after 12:00. The time depends on whether a reception is planned and for how long and whether the photographer is booked. Everything has to be finished at least a half hour before the muster drill, so that those not going on the cruise have time to leave the ship.
Most of the wedding guests were staying on board for the cruise. Those only attending the wedding could roam around the ship while waiting for the ceremony. They could get something to eat at the Windjammer, but could not get drinks as they didn't have a Sea Pass card. Those with cards bought drinks for them.
They also did not find out the time and location of the wedding until a day or two before the big event, but it was no trouble getting the word out to everyone.
I hope this helps