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#41
28 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
I have now booked my cruise and paid for the wedding! April 3, 2016 on Carnival Magic. Just received the email with all the paperwork, however they said the contract was included in the email, yet i didn't see it in the 13 attachments. Engagement pictures will be taken soon to get save the dates out earlier than normal.
#42
Pasadena
126 Posts
Joined Aug 2011
We just booked July 31 for my daughter's wedding on the Carnival Pride! She chose the Time to Celebrate Big Package! We cant wait! I cant find TWE facebook page. The only one that I see is one located in the UK.
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#43
Orlando, FL
246 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by wayland168
We just booked July 31 for my daughter's wedding on the Carnival Pride! She chose the Time to Celebrate Big Package! We cant wait! I cant find TWE facebook page. The only one that I see is one located in the UK.
https://www.facebook.com/TheWedExp?fref=ts
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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
#44
Orlando, FL
246 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
So we were moving right along with planning and picking out things we need and getting ready to print Save the Dates when...we hit our first bump in the road.

The ship we booked, the Carnival Sensation, is being moved to Miami a month before our wedding. The Carnival Victory is being moved to Port Canaveral and will be our ship. The good news is that the Victory happens to be a newer ship. It is also larger and has more amenities. The bad news is that our cabin class is not available on the Victory and we were actually downgraded. Say what?!?!?! Also, the sailing is now more expensive so the 75% of our guests that haven't booked yet will now be paying higher rates.

After several phone calls where I had to remind Carnival who they were speaking with and how much business I am bringing them, they offered me a reduced rate on my cabin. All I was asking for was the rate of the room I was receiving on the day I was booked. $100 difference. That's all but it is the principle of it. Can you believe they actually tried to not give me a lower rate for a lower class of room? Then they tried to offer me a bottle of wine. I don't think so!

Long story short, I finally got a hold of someone with common sense and we are now over that bump. My Aunt actually ended up getting an upgraded cabin and they offered her a bottle of wine, too.

Anyhow, moving right along, we are still looking at Save the Dates. I feel like I am getting behind even though we are getting married in March. However; last week I sold my house and next week I am graduating from college. Phew! This is certainly a year of change!

How is everyone else doing?
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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
#45
United States
685 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by wayland168
We just booked July 31 for my daughter's wedding on the Carnival Pride! She chose the Time to Celebrate Big Package! We cant wait! I cant find TWE facebook page. The only one that I see is one located in the UK.
https://www.theweddingexperience.com/carnivalweddings
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Carnival Destiny-1/2013-EXOTIC EASTERN CARIB

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



#46
Kansas City
7 Posts
Joined Apr 2015
My fiance and I are looking into Carnival for our wedding in May 2016. We have picked our destination and sailing out and are just trying to get more information on the pricing before booking. We would like to go with the Island Breeze package on Grand Turk but I just realized that it doesn't mention anywhere that chairs will be provided for our guests. Then I saw that it mentioned in the fine print that each guest is an additional cost. Does anyone know if chairs are provided and what the cost per guest is for the Island Breeze package? I'm planning to call again tomorrow, but just wanted to see if anyone on here had any additional information. So far this thread has been incredibly valuable. Thanks!
#47
NY
92 Posts
Joined Dec 2014
Im wondering if anyone has made or is considering making a listof ideas for the photographer? I have seen so many cute options on pinterest and from other brides reviews. Do you know if we have any contact with the photographer before hand to email a list or is that insulting and annoying you think??

Also I'm trying to think of the best time to send out actual invitations. We are getting married April 24th 2016, I have already sent out save the dates but I'm finding that a lot of our relatives really need something in writing to really grasp the concept
#48
28 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
What did you guys do for these? / Are going to do for these?

I am thinking of just sending out invitations only, so that way i can include the directions and specifics

Anyone recommend a website/Shop to do the invitations, boarding pass style?
#50
Texas
120 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Originally posted by beb08
What did you guys do for these? / Are going to do for these?

I am thinking of just sending out invitations only, so that way i can include the directions and specifics

Anyone recommend a website/Shop to do the invitations, boarding pass style?
I would recommend https://weddingpassports.com/ for the boarding pass invites. They can design them for you and get them printed or you can design them and upload the files and they will print them. They are great to work with and super helpful!
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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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#51
Texas
120 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Originally posted by Miss Kellybean
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.
Yay! Sooo exciting! I actually already have my gown for my 4/2016 wedding!! I found the perfect gown on Tradesy and went to local stores to make sure which size I fit in that designer. The dress was over 50% off retail price! I'm on a tight budget and need to get all of my wedding expenses hashed out in the next 3 months before my student loan payments start! It is absolutely perfect! It was a store sample and had no damage I just need to get it cleaned!

I'm definitely taking a bit of a risk by having it a year before the wedding, but this will hopefully keep me focused on maintaining my weight until then.
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8/11/2007 - Carnival Fantasy
11/30/2008 - Carnival Conquest
7/8/2012 - Carnival Magic
5/3/2013 - Disney Magic
2/23/2014 - Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas





www.theknot.com/us/diana-and-adam-2016
#52
Texas
120 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Originally posted by mrstriceasnice
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.
I finally got my "initial" call from my TWE about 2 weeks ago. I missed the call so she left a message introducing herself and letting her know I needed to send back the form that says we want a DJ (even though we already paid for one they needed the form to match). When I tried to call back she wasn't available so another lady told me I just need to fax/email in the form.

I haven't heard from anyone since and seeing as we're a year out I don't really think I will until closer to the time.

I'm trying to keep myself busy so I don't run out of things to do until we have to make decisions about songs and ceremony wording etc.

Lucky for us we just booked a last minute cruise leaving in 16 days! Hopefully that will help my vacation itch and keep me entertained for a while!
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8/11/2007 - Carnival Fantasy
11/30/2008 - Carnival Conquest
7/8/2012 - Carnival Magic
5/3/2013 - Disney Magic
2/23/2014 - Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas





www.theknot.com/us/diana-and-adam-2016
#53
Orlando, FL
246 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by dbrown13
I finally got my "initial" call from my TWE about 2 weeks ago. I missed the call so she left a message introducing herself and letting her know I needed to send back the form that says we want a DJ (even though we already paid for one they needed the form to match). When I tried to call back she wasn't available so another lady told me I just need to fax/email in the form.

I haven't heard from anyone since and seeing as we're a year out I don't really think I will until closer to the time.

I'm trying to keep myself busy so I don't run out of things to do until we have to make decisions about songs and ceremony wording etc.

Lucky for us we just booked a last minute cruise leaving in 16 days! Hopefully that will help my vacation itch and keep me entertained for a while!
I went to check out your Web site and actually found it here...https://www.theknot.com/us/diana-bro...erald-apr-2016 I thought you would like to 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
#54
Nashville, TN
318 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
One year from today, I'll be married! We are getting married April 23,2016 on the NCL Spirit. I got my hair and makeup reserved this week. Now onto group hotel space.
#55
United States
685 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by spazzy216
Im wondering if anyone has made or is considering making a listof ideas for the photographer? I have seen so many cute options on pinterest and from other brides reviews. Do you know if we have any contact with the photographer before hand to email a list or is that insulting and annoying you think??

Also I'm trying to think of the best time to send out actual invitations. We are getting married April 24th 2016, I have already sent out save the dates but I'm finding that a lot of our relatives really need something in writing to really grasp the concept
I took a print showing four poses I specifically wanted from the bride reviews that I fell in love with. My photographer came to meet me before the wedding and I gave it to him then. He had it with him when we did pictures and made sure i got them all and even improved on one of them. He seemed glad I knew what I wanted and made t easier for him to give that to me.
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Carnival Destiny-1/2013-EXOTIC EASTERN CARIB

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



#56
28 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Did you book this for your guests or not? I don't think i am going to because of extra costs but just wondering about you guys!
#57
United States
685 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by beb08
Did you book this for your guests or not? I don't think i am going to because of extra costs but just wondering about you guys!
We didn't. Honestly the ceremony is very quick and they are eating by 1:30. I told anyone who thought they might need a snack to bring one if they were non-sailing. The only guest who fussed about food was my two year old nephew and his father wouldn't let anyone pack him a snack. However he throughly enjoyed the fries and chicken nuggets the chef prepared especially for him. lol
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Carnival Destiny-1/2013-EXOTIC EASTERN CARIB

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



#58
Texas
120 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Originally posted by Miss Kellybean
I went to check out your Web site and actually found it here...https://www.theknot.com/us/diana-bro...erald-apr-2016 I thought you would like to know.
So weird!! I guess it works without the "www" part in it. I'm updating my signature and hopefully it will be correct
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8/11/2007 - Carnival Fantasy
11/30/2008 - Carnival Conquest
7/8/2012 - Carnival Magic
5/3/2013 - Disney Magic
2/23/2014 - Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas





www.theknot.com/us/diana-and-adam-2016
#59
14 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Originally posted by Miss Kellybean
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!

Did you ever make this trip? I'm curious...will have a few people coming a few days early before the trip and looking for a good central place to stay.


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#60
Richmond, VA
3 Posts
Joined May 2015
Hello,

My boyfriend and I got engaged April 11 2015. I decided (and he agreed LOL) to go on a cruise and have an island wedding.

Carnival looks to be the least expensive so that is who we will probably be booking with.

We live in Richmond, VA and his family lives in Philadelphia while my family lives in California. So a port reception/wedding is not an option for us.

We are unsure who would have the means to fly to a port (we were thinking Miami, Baltimore or Charleston, SC) and pay for the cruise. So I am not sure who will be coming or how many guests we will have.

I MOST DEFINIETLY want to get married on the island. Carnival has a package for $1355 and I would like to get quotes on other vendors.

Stuff about us:
- My fiancée and I don’t drink alcohol. Some of our guests drink. Im a vegetarian and he doesn’t eat pork.
- Im a plain jane type of girl. I don't need anything super fancy. Just nice and elegant.
- Im making my own dress and already have a design in mind. Still working the color scheme and beading options.
- I will be doing my own hair. I don’t wear make up but I will wear lip gloss.
- On a budget because we also want to buy a house soon



Questions
- Is it cheaper to go through carnival or a third party vendor for an island wedding? Any suggestions or recommendations for vendors in Bahamas or Caribbean's?
- We live in Richmond, VA. What's the best port to depart from? We were thinking Miami so we can spend more time on the islands and less time out on sea. Plus Miami has the least expensive cruise prices.
- Since the cruise offers dinner is a reception needed? Or is it better to do a reception on the island? I was just thinking the cruise price already includes dinner and if we all sit together at a table is a reception room needed.
- I will be going during “off season”. When is the least expensive time to travel to Bahamas or the Caribbean's?

Thank you all so much!