Posted September 28th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Well, first, I am wondering why you aren't considering using the cruiseline to plan your wedding ashore. Is it cost? Or did the cruiseline indicate they won't help with an onshore ceremony/reception? Or are they just being difficult to work with ?
One benefit of using the cruiseline planner is that it would also protect you a bit in the event the ship misses the port from some reason. The cruise wedding team would be able to make arrangments for your wedding at a different port. With a land-based planner, you might be out of luck (and money) if you miss the port for some reason.
On August 20, 2012, my husband and I elope, because we knew we would save at least 800.00, if we did not have to buy the marriage lencese and we renewed our vowes. Therefore, people do not know we are married. We plan on sending out announcement when we return from the cruise.
If the cruiseline assists or performs the renewing of the marriage vow the cost is $3,495.00 plus I would have to pay additional for pictures. When I started researching local venders I found that I would save at least $1000.00 + and the packages included the pictures. I just can't see myself sending ($3,495.00) so much on a wedding for 2. However, I want to go through a vender that others have used and have had postive experience in there dealing with the vender .