Your Seaside Wedding
Oh, so you want to do something extra-ordinary such as a seaside wedding?
I can’t blame you, a seaside wedding is definitely a way to put your signature on your special day. Imagine saying your vows on top of a glacier in Alaska, under a canopy on a beautiful Caribbean beach or in a villa overlooking the stunning cliffs in Santorini.
Cool, here is the 411 on having your amazing seaside wedding.
Not Everyone Has to Cruise
On many cruise lines you have the option to host your ceremony on board the ship at sea, in port on-board, or on shore. Your guests can meet you for the ceremony and celebration, on board or on shore, and then you and your new spouse can enjoy the rest of your cruise honeymoon.
Wedding accommodations including flowers, music, the venue, the officiant, and a photographer usually come as a package deal on board cruises. Depending on the options you select, your wedding could be just over $1,000 plus the cost of your wedding license and tickets aboard the cruise. (Some lines even waive wedding fees during certain times of year!)
You Can Still Marry in a Chapel
If you or your partner has always dreamed of finding the perfect wedding chapel, you still can! Many cruise lines which perform weddings regularly have a dedicated chapel for ceremonies. However, even if the cruise liner has a dedicated chapel, most will allow wedding ceremonies to be performed elsewhere on board, as well.
Weddings on the Web
If you have friends or family who are unable to attend your wedding in person, many cruise lines are equipped to broadcast weddings over the internet for would-be guests to tune into at home, live! (They can do this, even if your wedding or renewal is being held in the middle of the ocean!)
Get Married or Renew Your Vows on a Private Island
What sounds more romantic than having a secluded wedding on a private island? Not much, if you’ve been dreaming of a seaside destination wedding ceremony. The only thing to look out for when considering private island offerings is whether or not the liner is able to perform legal weddings on their private islands. If not, then often you’ll have to sign your wedding paperwork and conduct any official ceremony on the ship beforehand. …Not so romantic.
Have questions about on board weddings or vow renewals? Want to know which cruise lines make the best options for weddings on board? Let us know or schedule your free consultation call, today at 770.469.7370.