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The Wedding Experience

Miami , FL

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2103 Coral Way, Suite 721
Miami, FL 33145 US

PHONE

877-583-3556

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Wedding Planning

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
My officiant and wedding planner were great. The office took several days to respond to emails and I had to make corrections to my forms since they had the wrong package listed.
My officiant and wedding planner were great. The office took several days to respond to emails and I had to make Read more...
My officiant and wedding planner were great. The office took several days to respond to emails and I had to make corrections to my forms since they had the wrong package listed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
Warning to any one considering planning their wedding with the Wedding Experience - DON'T DO IT. Their customer service is shocking, their prices are inflated, and they do not care about your wedding at all. They are not responsive to calls or emails. Furthermore, they have a bunch of provisions in their contract with rules and restrictions that will screw you over.

We attempted to plan our wedding with them, and after months of one horrible experience after the next, and after 60 of our guests have already booked the cruise, we had no choice but to cancel and plan everything from scratch on shore! We lost a bunch of time and money and it was a terrible and stressful experience that no bride and groom should ever have to go through.
Warning to any one considering planning their wedding with the Wedding Experience - DON'T DO IT. Their customer service is Read more...
Warning to any one considering planning their wedding with the Wedding Experience - DON'T DO IT. Their customer service is shocking, their prices are inflated, and they do not care about your wedding at all. They are not responsive to calls or emails. Furthermore, they have a bunch of provisions in their contract with rules and restrictions that will screw you over.

We attempted to plan our wedding with them, and after months of one horrible experience after the next, and after 60 of our guests have already booked the cruise, we had no choice but to cancel and plan everything from scratch on shore! We lost a bunch of time and money and it was a terrible and stressful experience that no bride and groom should ever have to go through. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Terri
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.6/5.0
The Wedding Experience is partnered with Carnival Cruise Line Weddings. They assist you in getting your marriage license, if you do not reside in Florida (for a fee, of coarse). They also have different packages available, like for flowers or decorations if you would like little extras for the wedding and/or reception. I got married aboard the Carnival Freedom Cruise ship on October 13th, 2013. It was a 2nd wedding, so i didn't get too caught up in a lot of extra detail. My goal was to get on the ship, get married, open bar reception with yummy food, and then set sail for the best vacation ever. Everything went as planned. Honestly, every detail was already catered too. I would not recommend purchasing any of the extra's. It will completely go unnoticed. Carnival is already on top of every detail, as was the Wedding Experience. You really don't need extra's. Save your money and spend it on something you will really notice, like alcohol on board or excursions at each port or even a very nice spa treatment. You will remember that much more than extra flowers at the wedding. lol.

The wedding experience provided an officiant (a lady who conducted the ceremony) plus a planner to coordinate everything. My planner, Kristine, was completely amazing. She met us at the port prior to us boarding and walked us through every step of the process. Everything was clear, and she was really sweet and helpful. Our officiant was equally amazing. She also met us prior to boarding the ship and explained every detail of the wedding ceremony. She had us stand facing the crowd, with her back to the crowd, and the ceremony was beautiful and went right as planned. I never thought about the bride and groom having their backs to the crowd, but when she flip flopped it, it was much better for our guests.

Everything went right on schedule and turned out perfectly. I would recommend this vendor to everyone wanting a very low stress, no drama, wedding.
The Wedding Experience is partnered with Carnival Cruise Line Weddings. They assist you in getting your marriage license, Read more...
The Wedding Experience is partnered with Carnival Cruise Line Weddings. They assist you in getting your marriage license, if you do not reside in Florida (for a fee, of coarse). They also have different packages available, like for flowers or decorations if you would like little extras for the wedding and/or reception. I got married aboard the Carnival Freedom Cruise ship on October 13th, 2013. It was a 2nd wedding, so i didn't get too caught up in a lot of extra detail. My goal was to get on the ship, get married, open bar reception with yummy food, and then set sail for the best vacation ever. Everything went as planned. Honestly, every detail was already catered too. I would not recommend purchasing any of the extra's. It will completely go unnoticed. Carnival is already on top of every detail, as was the Wedding Experience. You really don't need extra's. Save your money and spend it on something you will really notice, like alcohol on board or excursions at each port or even a very nice spa treatment. You will remember that much more than extra flowers at the wedding. lol.

The wedding experience provided an officiant (a lady who conducted the ceremony) plus a planner to coordinate everything. My planner, Kristine, was completely amazing. She met us at the port prior to us boarding and walked us through every step of the process. Everything was clear, and she was really sweet and helpful. Our officiant was equally amazing. She also met us prior to boarding the ship and explained every detail of the wedding ceremony. She had us stand facing the crowd, with her back to the crowd, and the ceremony was beautiful and went right as planned. I never thought about the bride and groom having their backs to the crowd, but when she flip flopped it, it was much better for our guests.

Everything went right on schedule and turned out perfectly. I would recommend this vendor to everyone wanting a very low stress, no drama, wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
The Wedding Experience was great at my Carnival Cruise wedding. Raven was always very helpful and attentive to my questions and concerns in the year leading up to my wedding. Marty and Marta got all 60 of us on the ship in no time. They went over ceremony details and made sure that the immediate family was seated appropriately at the ceremony. They assisted with my guests, even helping with the handicapped, and guest flow from one venue to the next. We could not have done it without them!
The Wedding Experience was great at my Carnival Cruise wedding. Raven was always very helpful and attentive to my Read more...
The Wedding Experience was great at my Carnival Cruise wedding. Raven was always very helpful and attentive to my questions and concerns in the year leading up to my wedding. Marty and Marta got all 60 of us on the ship in no time. They went over ceremony details and made sure that the immediate family was seated appropriately at the ceremony. They assisted with my guests, even helping with the handicapped, and guest flow from one venue to the next. We could not have done it without them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Monica
Wedding:
9/1/2012
2.8/5.0
The photographer assigned to my wedding was professional and patient ill give him that but the quality of his work left much to be desired. Its a shame because we can never have the opportunity to get more pictures. As we were reviewing our photos he took we got to the story book and he spelt my husbands name wrong! I am so thankful we had our friends and family there to take a few good shots. Its breaks my heart that our picutres by the photographer were destroyed never to be seen again. As mosy couples we were on a budget and hoped to get a few good professional pictures done but didnt even get that. At $30 for an 8x10 and $10 for 5x7 i expected so much more! I wish they would have had the option to view our photos after our honeymoon but they told us its either purchase them now or never. I got married Sept 1 now it Sept 10 and I regret not purchasing one of the photos with my mom and I. So point of the story have your friends and family take pictures! Dont be disappointed!
The photographer assigned to my wedding was professional and patient ill give him that but the quality of his work left Read more...
The photographer assigned to my wedding was professional and patient ill give him that but the quality of his work left much to be desired. Its a shame because we can never have the opportunity to get more pictures. As we were reviewing our photos he took we got to the story book and he spelt my husbands name wrong! I am so thankful we had our friends and family there to take a few good shots. Its breaks my heart that our picutres by the photographer were destroyed never to be seen again. As mosy couples we were on a budget and hoped to get a few good professional pictures done but didnt even get that. At $30 for an 8x10 and $10 for 5x7 i expected so much more! I wish they would have had the option to view our photos after our honeymoon but they told us its either purchase them now or never. I got married Sept 1 now it Sept 10 and I regret not purchasing one of the photos with my mom and I. So point of the story have your friends and family take pictures! Dont be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Mrs. Redin
Wedding:
12/12/2011
3.8/5.0
I used the wedding experience for my Carnival Cruise wedding out of Tampa, FL. I have to say first, that i LOVED the officiant I was provided with for the day! She helped everything, and was far more soothing than my coordinator. My coordinator seems like a very nice person, but I was a little offended at some remarks and attitudes she gave off towards my less than traditional wedding choices, and the fact that they waited until the DAY OF THE WEDDING just 2 hours before to point out that there was a misunderstanding on the paperwork. Now, I blame the misunderstanding mostly on the office, since I wasn't working directly with my coordinator until the day of. I spoke to someone through the company about music choices, and they said if I didn't want a DJ (the lowest price option) and wanted less I could just bring a CD and it would be fine. This was NOT TRUE! you HAVE To pay for a dj just to play music! So on the day of they tell me this, and that i'll have to pay an extra couple hundred dollars for the dj just to use his equipment, even if there was no speaking or actual DJing. Luckily they were able to coordinate this last minute, so I do give them props for that, however I do not think this issue should have happened to start off with, and certainly not addressed just a couple hours before I'm to be married!
But back to my specific coordinator and not just the company - A couple times she did offend me with some unprofessional comments. Such as a strange look and "are you sure?" with some ill hidden disapproval because I was wearing converse sneakers under my dress. Um, that's my choice, not yours.... because this is my wedding, and it's the day of, so it's not like I'm going to change my mind now! She also wanted us to do toasts which we did not want, wanted us to add more readings when all we wanted was a very short and simple ceremony, and even though in my family it is proper tradition for the bride to be in the rehearsal, she refused to let me saying it's bad luck. Uhh, not in my family it aint!!! Why isn't this MY choice? So I stood there and watched awkwardly. I also did not like how rushed I was, and how rude she was about it. I fell behind schedule with my hair due to a missing hair dryer in my room (it should have been there, the cruise apologized, wasn't my fault!) and she made it very clear that she was not happy with being 3 minutes late.... Personally, I'd rather take away from my reception time than be rushed through all this and stressed out. It was highly unnecessary. I felt judged by her, and uncomfortable.
But that was the only bad points - if you look through that again you'll see it was maybe 2 hours of the whole day that were troubled by her remarks, and I do think the company itself did a fine job, and I'm sure that my coordinator was just stressed. I absolutely adored my officiant, and because of that I'm keeping my star ratings decent! I think you'll be fine using this company, just know not to cave on your beliefs and traditions, and make sure you don't mess up when it comes to the dj ;) if you dont choose dj or higher, you get NO MUSIC at ALL! even if you bring your own stuff!
I used the wedding experience for my Carnival Cruise wedding out of Tampa, FL. I have to say first, that i LOVED the Read more...
I used the wedding experience for my Carnival Cruise wedding out of Tampa, FL. I have to say first, that i LOVED the officiant I was provided with for the day! She helped everything, and was far more soothing than my coordinator. My coordinator seems like a very nice person, but I was a little offended at some remarks and attitudes she gave off towards my less than traditional wedding choices, and the fact that they waited until the DAY OF THE WEDDING just 2 hours before to point out that there was a misunderstanding on the paperwork. Now, I blame the misunderstanding mostly on the office, since I wasn't working directly with my coordinator until the day of. I spoke to someone through the company about music choices, and they said if I didn't want a DJ (the lowest price option) and wanted less I could just bring a CD and it would be fine. This was NOT TRUE! you HAVE To pay for a dj just to play music! So on the day of they tell me this, and that i'll have to pay an extra couple hundred dollars for the dj just to use his equipment, even if there was no speaking or actual DJing. Luckily they were able to coordinate this last minute, so I do give them props for that, however I do not think this issue should have happened to start off with, and certainly not addressed just a couple hours before I'm to be married!
But back to my specific coordinator and not just the company - A couple times she did offend me with some unprofessional comments. Such as a strange look and "are you sure?" with some ill hidden disapproval because I was wearing converse sneakers under my dress. Um, that's my choice, not yours.... because this is my wedding, and it's the day of, so it's not like I'm going to change my mind now! She also wanted us to do toasts which we did not want, wanted us to add more readings when all we wanted was a very short and simple ceremony, and even though in my family it is proper tradition for the bride to be in the rehearsal, she refused to let me saying it's bad luck. Uhh, not in my family it aint!!! Why isn't this MY choice? So I stood there and watched awkwardly. I also did not like how rushed I was, and how rude she was about it. I fell behind schedule with my hair due to a missing hair dryer in my room (it should have been there, the cruise apologized, wasn't my fault!) and she made it very clear that she was not happy with being 3 minutes late.... Personally, I'd rather take away from my reception time than be rushed through all this and stressed out. It was highly unnecessary. I felt judged by her, and uncomfortable.
But that was the only bad points - if you look through that again you'll see it was maybe 2 hours of the whole day that were troubled by her remarks, and I do think the company itself did a fine job, and I'm sure that my coordinator was just stressed. I absolutely adored my officiant, and because of that I'm keeping my star ratings decent! I think you'll be fine using this company, just know not to cave on your beliefs and traditions, and make sure you don't mess up when it comes to the dj ;) if you dont choose dj or higher, you get NO MUSIC at ALL! even if you bring your own stuff! Read less
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dai69
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
This experience was a good example of not passing judgement based on the opinion of others. Prior to planning our cruise ship wedding we were a little leery when we found out that cruise lines outsource their wedding planning to another agency. We then came across a few complaints that people had with this agency, and of course were on edge the whole time.


In the end, it turned out to be a wonderful experience with no problems. The three consultants we dealt with were all helpful. Our lead consultant Angela helped us to create all that we wanted for our wedding and it was a success!
This experience was a good example of not passing judgement based on the opinion of others. Prior to planning our cruise Read more...
This experience was a good example of not passing judgement based on the opinion of others. Prior to planning our cruise ship wedding we were a little leery when we found out that cruise lines outsource their wedding planning to another agency. We then came across a few complaints that people had with this agency, and of course were on edge the whole time.


In the end, it turned out to be a wonderful experience with no problems. The three consultants we dealt with were all helpful. Our lead consultant Angela helped us to create all that we wanted for our wedding and it was a success! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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jsmith123
Wedding:
11/24/2010
0.2/5.0
When using this company to cordinate the paperwork, they wanted all sorts of fees for messing up paper work that they messed up in the first place, I HIGHLY DO NOT AT ALL recommend this to anyone
When using this company to cordinate the paperwork, they wanted all sorts of fees for messing up paper work that they Read more...
When using this company to cordinate the paperwork, they wanted all sorts of fees for messing up paper work that they messed up in the first place, I HIGHLY DO NOT AT ALL recommend this to anyone Read less
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NoleGirl
Wedding:
7/15/2010
4.7/5.0
The officiant at the wedding was awesome. We loved her.
The officiant at the wedding was awesome. We loved her.
The officiant at the wedding was awesome. We loved her. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
5/26/2010
4.6/5.0
The wedding was beautiful and everything was as planned. We did not have alot of extras because the cost was a bit high, but it was a beautiful ceremony.
The wedding was beautiful and everything was as planned. We did not have alot of extras because the cost was a bit high, Read more...
The wedding was beautiful and everything was as planned. We did not have alot of extras because the cost was a bit high, but it was a beautiful ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation
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