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#21
NJ
289 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
I thoroughly enjoy reading the 2015 thread and I expect that the same will go for this one as well since I'm not getting married til 2017. Who knows, by then, maybe I'll be the one creating that thread.

Anyway, looking forward to reading about all of the 2016 Brides progress as time goes on.
#22
Louisiana
1,094 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
We are changing from the Let Us Serve You luncheon to Time to Celebrate Big. The main reason for the change is the cost involved in being able to have the space look the way that I would like it to. The vendor is now only offering one type of small rose centerpiece at $100 each. They have also increased the price of floral upgrades. I received that new list yesterday. Adding up the costs of guests between the two packages saves us $450 between them. I won't have to put out extras for menu cards and the like for the tables and the other item's I was planning on bringing to dress the tables.

I love to host dinner parties at home, so I already knew I would want a specific look. I don't want to worry about lugging a bunch of items on board, which is why I wanted to use the vendor. So now we will just switch gears and plan a less formal event. I'm fine with that. This is my second marriage and I want this wedding to be stress free!
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#23
Florida
93 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
We are getting married Oct 15th, 2016, but not on the cruise. The cruise will be our honeymoon. We are in Maryland and really want to sail on the Carnival Breeze, so to have family and friends attend the wedding, we decided to do it a week before.
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2017 - April: Carnival Sunshine - Bahamas (Half Moon Cay, Nassau, Freeport)
2016 - May: Carnival Splendor - Southern Caribbean (Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba)
2015 - October: Carnival Fascination - Bahamas ( Nassau, Freeport)
2014 - November: Carnival Magic - Western Caribbean (Roatan, Belize, Cozumel)

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#24
Orlando, FL
246 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
I am forgetting if anyone is sailing from Port Canaveral in the "Class of 2016". I think I am going to make a trip over there to look for hotel options and welcome dinner venues within the next month. If anyone wants me to check anything out, in particular, let me know!
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Miss Kellybean

MSC Fantasia ~ July 2018 ~ Barcelona, Corsica, Rome, Cinque Terre, Genoa, Cannes, Mallorca
Carnival Liberty ~ March 2018 ~ Nassau
Disney Fantasy ~ June 2017 ~Aruba, St. Kitts, Barbados, Martinique, Tortola, Castaway Cay
Carnival Splendor ~ November 2016 ~ Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Magic ~ June 2016 ~ Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk
Carnival Victory ~ March 2016 ~ Became Mrs. Kellybean!!!
Carnival Victory ~ September 2015 ~ Key West Cozumel
Carnival Sensation ~ October 2014 ~ Nassau
Disney Wonder ~ March 2014 - Castaway Cay Cozumel
Disney Magic ~ May 2013 - Transatlantic to Barcelona
Carnival Sensation ~ January 2013 - Nassau
Carnival Sensation ~ November 2010 - Nassau
Carnival Liberty ~ September 2009 - Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Cozumel
Carnival Inspiration ~ September 2005 - Cozumel
Premier's Big Red Boat ~ April 1996 - Freeport, Nassau
#26
Texas
120 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Originally posted by Miss Kellybean
I got an email from TWE last week and then a call to follow up the next day. We booked on January 23 so it was about 3 weeks. I pretty much didn't have anything to talk to them about so I told her that I would call her back in a few months.

I asked Elizabeth (my coordinator with Carnival) about the cake tiers and menus and she sent me the menus and confirmed the cake tiers. TWE posted some pics on their Facebook page of some decent looking silks a few days ago. I haven't really checked into pricing yet but got a price list from them for their fresh arrangements. Again, still too far out to make those decisions.

I was thinking t-shirts rolled tightly into plastic Tervis-like cups. I learned to bring my own cups on cruises years ago and think that my guests would like that as a gift since most are Floridians and regular cruisers so they know what to pack.
Ok... now I HAVE to find the TWE facebook page! I didn't know that existed.

I was also thinking of provided personalized cups for our guests. Most of them have not sailed before and like you, I found that having my own cup was a must on any cruise.
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11/30/2008 - Carnival Conquest
7/8/2012 - Carnival Magic
5/3/2013 - Disney Magic
2/23/2014 - Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas





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#28
United States
12 Posts
Joined Sep 2014
Excited to see this thread started! I too am a 2016 bride and we are wanting to sail Carnival.

We are waiting for the rest of 2016 itineraries to be released so we can decide on the sailing. We are going to do our wedding ceremony in one of the ports and have our reception afterwards onboard. BTW, what does TWE stand for and what is the Facebook page to look up?

I see someone has already sent out their Save-the-Dates. I know sending out the Save-the-Dates should be sooner than a traditional wedding: but is there such a thing as too soon? THANKS
#29
Orlando, FL
246 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by scoobyva77
Excited to see this thread started! I too am a 2016 bride and we are wanting to sail Carnival.

We are waiting for the rest of 2016 itineraries to be released so we can decide on the sailing. We are going to do our wedding ceremony in one of the ports and have our reception afterwards onboard. BTW, what does TWE stand for and what is the Facebook page to look up?

I see someone has already sent out their Save-the-Dates. I know sending out the Save-the-Dates should be sooner than a traditional wedding: but is there such a thing as too soon? THANKS
I have seen so much re-positioning lately and know some news is coming soon regarding Port Canaveral. Hopefully my ship, Sensation, will remain there but in all reality, whichever ship takes us will be fine with me.

TWE stands for The Wedding Experience. They are the 3rd party vendors that handle the coordination of the weddings for Carnival and a LOT of other lines. Their FB page is The Wedding Experience.

As soon as we got engaged, we started to get questions about our date. It was no secret that I have wanted to do a wedding on a ship. Once my fiance and I made the decision and chose our date, even more questions started to come in. We made a Facebook group to direct people to our Website 13 months prior to the wedding. My Aunt just adores the fact that I am such a "modern bride". To be honest, that group has had more activity than the site has. We haven't sent an official save the date but since the original eager guest bookings have been made, we are now sending a "save the date in May (10 months out) to encourage more bookings. Our plan is to follow up with official invites in September (6 moths out). That way we sent 3 notifications, 3 months apart.
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Miss Kellybean

MSC Fantasia ~ July 2018 ~ Barcelona, Corsica, Rome, Cinque Terre, Genoa, Cannes, Mallorca
Carnival Liberty ~ March 2018 ~ Nassau
Disney Fantasy ~ June 2017 ~Aruba, St. Kitts, Barbados, Martinique, Tortola, Castaway Cay
Carnival Splendor ~ November 2016 ~ Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Magic ~ June 2016 ~ Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk
Carnival Victory ~ March 2016 ~ Became Mrs. Kellybean!!!
Carnival Victory ~ September 2015 ~ Key West Cozumel
Carnival Sensation ~ October 2014 ~ Nassau
Disney Wonder ~ March 2014 - Castaway Cay Cozumel
Disney Magic ~ May 2013 - Transatlantic to Barcelona
Carnival Sensation ~ January 2013 - Nassau
Carnival Sensation ~ November 2010 - Nassau
Carnival Liberty ~ September 2009 - Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Cozumel
Carnival Inspiration ~ September 2005 - Cozumel
Premier's Big Red Boat ~ April 1996 - Freeport, Nassau
#30
South Carolina
2 Posts
Joined Mar 2015
Booked on on the Coral Princess July 16-23rd, Southbound Alaska. We want to get married at the shrine of st. therese in juneau, so we're still figuring out if we need/want to go with the princess Tie The Knot wedding planners.
#31
Louisiana
1,094 Posts
Joined Oct 2004
We ordered our save the dates. I'm just waiting for them to come in. I booked my makeup/hair artist today. I'm giving my bridesmaids the option of if they want to use her or do their own. I've used her before so I know her work.

When are you ladies going to start shopping for your gowns?
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#32
Philadelphia, PA
25 Posts
Joined Mar 2015
Hi I'm getting married Feb 12. I already put a deposit on my dress and actually sent out invitations about a week ago. I figure it wouldn't hurt to provide people with details so they will have time to save and know the deadlines. And I'll send reminders as we get closer. I haven't even started really looking for people to do hair and makeup, I guess I should get on that!
#33
Central NJ
2,921 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Hi!

I'm getting married May 8, 2016 on board the Celebrity Summit to Bermuda! It's round trip out of NJ, and we are getting married in port to allow for non sailing guests to come on board. We also plan on having a secondary reception when we get back from the cruise for those friends and family members who cannot make it.

I've put the $ down on the date. Just started talking it up with my friends and family in the last week and a half, and I've already got 28 cabins on deposit! So very exciting, and looking forward to planning along with all of you over the course of the next year.

I'm going to work on doing save the dates so that I can get them ordered and sent out. I already know that my hairdresser is going to do my hair and makeup. I've just contracted a friend who is a photographer to do photos above and beyond the ships photography in exchange for me paying for part of her cruise.

This is really happening!
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Next up:
Adventure of the Seas, July 27, 2018
Freedom of the Seas, March 4, 2019

Already Sailed:
Jewel of the Seas, March 4, 2018
Anthem of the Seas, December 22, 2017
Celebrity Summit - August 27, 2017
Anthem of the Seas, March 19, 2017
Anthem of the Seas, December 23, 2016
Celebrity Summit - May 8, 2016 WEDDINGMOON!
Freedom of the Seas - January 30, 2015
Quantum of the Seas - January 3, 2015
Celebrity Summit - October 19, 2014
Oasis of the Seas - December 7, 2013
Explorer of the Seas - January 6, 2013
Monarch of the Seas - April 13, 2012
Enchantment of the Seas - January 7, 2012
Carnival Pride - February 6, 2011
Carnival Miracle - June 1, 2009
Carnival Triumph - January 18, 2009
Carnival Miracle - May 25, 2008
Norwegian Sun - January 5, 2008
Carnival Valor - February 2007
Costa Mediterranea - December 2006
Majesty of the Seas - July 2006
Voyager of the Seas - Repo Cruise - May 2005
Voyager of the Seas - May 2004
Celebrity Zenith - December 2001
Sovereign of the Seas - June 1993 & 1995
Celebrity Meridian - May 1994
Other cruises pre-1994:
The Big Red Boat (back when it was Disney Cruise Lines) - the Oceanic, etc - each ship once
The Regal Empress
Carnival Tropicale - First Cruise in Summer of 1986
#34
28 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Future Brides! i dont know where to start! I just got engaged on Sunday! But we already discussed doing the cruise wedding with Carnival next April! Do I call TWE first? or carnival or what? does TWE cost to use their services or they get commission?

TIA!
#35
Orlando, FL
246 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by beb08
Future Brides! i dont know where to start! I just got engaged on Sunday! But we already discussed doing the cruise wedding with Carnival next April! Do I call TWE first? or carnival or what? does TWE cost to use their services or they get commission?

TIA!
OK. First of all, pick what cruise you are interested in. Your second step is to call Carnival Weddings - see their brochure for the number. Once you can see that your date is available, they will hold it for you while you call your PVP and book your cruise reservation and make a deposit. Once the cruise is booked - they will transfer you to the Wedding department and you can secure your wedding. You must pay for the whole wedding at this point.

TWE is the on site coordinator and they do some upcharges. You don't need to give them a penny if you don't want to upgrade anything. You also have plenty of time!! About 2 weeks after you are booked, you will get info from TWE.

If you need a PVP (Personal Vacation Planner) - let me know! Mine is awesome!!

Oh, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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Miss Kellybean

MSC Fantasia ~ July 2018 ~ Barcelona, Corsica, Rome, Cinque Terre, Genoa, Cannes, Mallorca
Carnival Liberty ~ March 2018 ~ Nassau
Disney Fantasy ~ June 2017 ~Aruba, St. Kitts, Barbados, Martinique, Tortola, Castaway Cay
Carnival Splendor ~ November 2016 ~ Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Magic ~ June 2016 ~ Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk
Carnival Victory ~ March 2016 ~ Became Mrs. Kellybean!!!
Carnival Victory ~ September 2015 ~ Key West Cozumel
Carnival Sensation ~ October 2014 ~ Nassau
Disney Wonder ~ March 2014 - Castaway Cay Cozumel
Disney Magic ~ May 2013 - Transatlantic to Barcelona
Carnival Sensation ~ January 2013 - Nassau
Carnival Sensation ~ November 2010 - Nassau
Carnival Liberty ~ September 2009 - Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Cozumel
Carnival Inspiration ~ September 2005 - Cozumel
Premier's Big Red Boat ~ April 1996 - Freeport, Nassau
#36
Orlando, FL
246 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by Creole Girl
We ordered our save the dates. I'm just waiting for them to come in. I booked my makeup/hair artist today. I'm giving my bridesmaids the option of if they want to use her or do their own. I've used her before so I know her work.

When are you ladies going to start shopping for your gowns?
I just bought my gown!! It is so perfect. It comes in June - 9 months before my wedding. Hahahaha. I now need to focus on Save the dates (we already told everyone but want to make it official) and then invites...I can't decide!! I mean WE. Hahahahaha...we can't decide.
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Miss Kellybean

MSC Fantasia ~ July 2018 ~ Barcelona, Corsica, Rome, Cinque Terre, Genoa, Cannes, Mallorca
Carnival Liberty ~ March 2018 ~ Nassau
Disney Fantasy ~ June 2017 ~Aruba, St. Kitts, Barbados, Martinique, Tortola, Castaway Cay
Carnival Splendor ~ November 2016 ~ Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Magic ~ June 2016 ~ Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk
Carnival Victory ~ March 2016 ~ Became Mrs. Kellybean!!!
Carnival Victory ~ September 2015 ~ Key West Cozumel
Carnival Sensation ~ October 2014 ~ Nassau
Disney Wonder ~ March 2014 - Castaway Cay Cozumel
Disney Magic ~ May 2013 - Transatlantic to Barcelona
Carnival Sensation ~ January 2013 - Nassau
Carnival Sensation ~ November 2010 - Nassau
Carnival Liberty ~ September 2009 - Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Cozumel
Carnival Inspiration ~ September 2005 - Cozumel
Premier's Big Red Boat ~ April 1996 - Freeport, Nassau
#37
United States
685 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by dbrown13
Kelly... how soon after you booked did you hear from TWE. My coordinator has yet to call me. I got a ton of information and forms sent to me via 2 separate emails but I haven't heard from anyone.

A couple things... the form I got for the cake didn't mention having different flavored tiers... did you ask specifically about that? And also... I'm assuming you had to ask for the additional menus? The one that was sent to me was very short.
I* can tell you I didn't not hear from TWE at all other than an email asking for money to get my marriage license for me. Once I told them I was handling it myself that was the last I heard until I called them about a month before my wedding because I had seen another bride say she had sent her ceremony outline in. When I called them then they emailed me the outline. I called after I sent it back them to make sure they had it and to see if they needed anything else from me. I heard from the wedding department at Carnival about two weeks before my ceremony where we went over everything and verified my menu, cake, etc. Beyond that The only time they contacted me was if I contacted them first.
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Carnival Destiny-1/2013-EXOTIC EASTERN CARIB

my wedding review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161667



#38
NC
23 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Well, I just sent in my paperwork to confirm my wedding date, August 7, 2016 on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. I see most of you all have booked with Carnival. I'm reading away, because I really don't have a clue as to what I should do now. I am formulating a list of questions I should ask based on what I read here.
#39
Central NJ
2,921 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
Originally posted by Ready2Cruise31
Well, I just sent in my paperwork to confirm my wedding date, August 7, 2016 on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. I see most of you all have booked with Carnival. I'm reading away, because I really don't have a clue as to what I should do now. I am formulating a list of questions I should ask based on what I read here.
I booked with Celebrity, and I have a good friend who got married on the Oasis of the Seas in December of 2013.
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Next up:
Adventure of the Seas, July 27, 2018
Freedom of the Seas, March 4, 2019

Already Sailed:
Jewel of the Seas, March 4, 2018
Anthem of the Seas, December 22, 2017
Celebrity Summit - August 27, 2017
Anthem of the Seas, March 19, 2017
Anthem of the Seas, December 23, 2016
Celebrity Summit - May 8, 2016 WEDDINGMOON!
Freedom of the Seas - January 30, 2015
Quantum of the Seas - January 3, 2015
Celebrity Summit - October 19, 2014
Oasis of the Seas - December 7, 2013
Explorer of the Seas - January 6, 2013
Monarch of the Seas - April 13, 2012
Enchantment of the Seas - January 7, 2012
Carnival Pride - February 6, 2011
Carnival Miracle - June 1, 2009
Carnival Triumph - January 18, 2009
Carnival Miracle - May 25, 2008
Norwegian Sun - January 5, 2008
Carnival Valor - February 2007
Costa Mediterranea - December 2006
Majesty of the Seas - July 2006
Voyager of the Seas - Repo Cruise - May 2005
Voyager of the Seas - May 2004
Celebrity Zenith - December 2001
Sovereign of the Seas - June 1993 & 1995
Celebrity Meridian - May 1994
Other cruises pre-1994:
The Big Red Boat (back when it was Disney Cruise Lines) - the Oceanic, etc - each ship once
The Regal Empress
Carnival Tropicale - First Cruise in Summer of 1986
#40
North Carolina
7 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
My future hubby and I will be sailing on the Carnival Breeze for our wedding. We've booked the June 26, 2016 sailing out of Miami and will hold the ceremony at the first port in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We're having a mini reception (already included in the ceremony pkg) on the island, then a cocktail party back on the Breeze. So far, everything is coming together very well. We are in the process of sending out Save the Dates now.