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  1. We are exploring this exact same thing, but ultimately we are going to do the wedding package. We are getting married on the Independence in February. The events department can do a VERY basic ceremony for you, and can't provide an officiant, so if you are doing a small gathering or eloping I think it could work. Part of why we decided to ultimately go with the package is because you get someone to orchestrate and execute on everything for the day (they follow the "template"). Doing it through the events department, I would end up being in charge of ensuring who walks down the aisle when, how the music will work, who needs to be where when, etc etc. You'd save a bunch of money using the events department BUT I would recommend it only if you have a small group or a super casual event and don't care about the normal process of a wedding or the stress the day of of doing it yourself. We are doing our Ceremony and Cocktail Hour in the Star Lounge and then did a restaurant buy out of Chops for dinner that night. For dancing etc after we're going to just end up bar/band hopping around the ship after dinner. Totally happy to answer any specific questions you have! We are not doing an embarkation day ceremony/event, and have about 50 guests sailing with us.
  2. Hi everyone! My Fiance and I are getting married on the Independence of the Seas in February 2019. Cruise Planner and other departments are telling my travel agent that a group hair appointment for the 5 of us cannot be set up until we GET ON the ship. Has anyone been married recently on a Royal Caribbean ship that was able to set up hair prior to getting on board? It obviously makes me more than a little anxious thinking about that being up in the hair until so late in the game. Any guidance would be appreciated! :) Thanks, Sarah
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    Website for my wedding

    I searched around and tried a few different sites. Many did not work for the cruise format as they required addresses etc for the ceremony and reception site (how do I put an address for the Atlantic Ocean?! ha). I ultimately found weddingwire.com to have the most flexibility and lots of options. You can have multiple albums, and also make lots of customizations Here is ours: http://www.weddingwire.com/whitemotha
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    Welcome Bags On Board

    I hadn't really thought about hand delivering them before, but this could be a great way to go around and greet all of our guests, thank them for coming etc before the craziness gets underway..hhhmmm
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    Welcome Bags On Board

    Thanks everyone for the comments so far. In my mind I'm wondering about logistics of getting the bags there. Are you planning to pre-assemble and load them into a few suitcases that way? Assemble when you get on board? I was thinking of having them put in the staterooms during evening turn down service, so when folks get back from dinner they have a nice surprise waiting for them.
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    Welcome Bags On Board

    Hello fellow cruise brides! My DF and I will be getting married with Royal Caribbean in late 2018 (still narrowing down which specific cruise). I would really like to do welcome bags for people in their staterooms, and I'm wondering how other people pulled this off? What are the logistics like? How did you travel with all of them?! How did you arrange for them to be delivered? Thanks, Sarah