Cruise Ship Wedding

So fiance and I have decided that we're going to take a cruise and get married at one of the stops/islands. We're doing the package that includes the ceremoy for just the two of us. 

I would like to give people the option of cruising with us, at their own expense. Ideas for wording on the invitation?

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm
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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm
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I am looking i found this bit of advice. are you looking for wording for an invite? first i would send a "save the date".

And since its a destination wedding I would think that your guests would know that they should pay their own way.

 http://www.ehow.com/how_7714410_word-cruise-wedding-invitation.html

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 6:42 pm
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Heres a few random things i found off the internet I will look some more and post what I find ok

 

As unique as a seashell
as deep as the sea
As eternal as the waves
our love is meant to be

It is with joy that we,
Bride Name
And
Groom Name
unite in marriage
on Saturday, November 18th, 2006
at Ten Thirty in the morning
Carnival "Fantasy" Cruise Ship
990 Port of New Orleans Place, Berth #1
New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Our wedding invitation just said:

Michele _____ and Jim ______ request the honor of your presence as they celebrate their marriage on August 6, 2006, at half past ten o'clock in the morning onboard the Carnival Conquest, Galveston, TX.

Then a small box at the bottom that said "reception immediately following the ceremony".

I included a flyer with directions to the port on one side and instructions on the other. Here are the instructions:

Important Information about Jim & Michele’s Wedding
Dear Family & Friends,
We are very excited about our upcoming wedding and hope that you will be able to join us to share in this special day! The ceremony and reception will be held onboard the Carnival Conquest before we set sail. A unique feature of a cruise ship wedding is the special requirements that guests must follow due to government and cruise line regulations. We hope that these requirements do not inconvenience you in any way.
1. We must submit a complete guest list with the date of birth and legal name of each guest attending our wedding. Therefore, we do need to receive your completed R.S.V.P. card no later than July 10, 2006.
2. All guests are required to provide photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport in order to board the ship. Children under the age of sixteen must bring a birth certificate.
3. When you arrive at The Port of Galveston, you will be directed to short-term parking facilities ($8.00). Please tell the police that you are at the Port for a wedding so that they may direct you to an expedited lane.
4. Although the ceremony will be held at approximately 1:00 p.m., please arrive at the Port no later than 10:30 a.m. There will be a wedding check-in desk and our guests will be given priority boarding as soon as the ship clears customs, which can take up to an hour. There are no food or beverage options until we board the ship so please plan accordingly.
5. Once we are allowed to board, the wedding party will prepare for the ceremony while guests will have the chance to explore the ship. The Conquest is the newest vessel in Carnival’s fleet and we understand it is an experience not to be missed, so please enjoy your time on board! Non-sailing guests can remain on the ship until 3:30 p.m., which is an hour before sailing.
6. Your presence at our wedding is gift enough. However, Carnival has asked us to inform our guests that any gifts brought onboard will be subject to duty fees in accordance with U.S. Customs regulations. If you feel led to provide a gift, you may want to consider delivery to our home address.
Please call us at home at 281.XXX.XXXX with any questions you may have, or you can contact us through our wedding website at http://ournames.weddings.com. If you are unable to attend our wedding in person, we ask you to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as you will be in ours. We hope to see you soon!
Love,Jim & M
 
 
 
 
 
Bride's Name
and
Groom's Name
Will set sail on life’s greatest voyage
as they exchange vows aboard the Carnival Inspiration
please join us for their pre-board wedding
Saturday, the twenty-eighth of October, Two thousand and six
at half after ten in the morning
Tampa, Florida
Cake and Champagne to follow
ichele

 

 

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 6:49 pm
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OK, I have the 1930s wedding from another post, and this tag idea, stuck in my brain now tonight!  But what if you actually SENT YOUR GUESTS a luggage tag with the invitation?  

Caribbean Tag Idea

You could put something on it like "The Adventure Awaits..." with your wedding date.  It's a save-the-date and a theme in one.  I just looked and they have an "aqua" color (I took a screen shot, below):

 

 

 

 

I gave my best friend, Chad ,and his now-wife, Katy, tags as a wedding gift and everyone was trying to steal them.  So it is one idea I've been hooked on and seen a lot of uses for (and NO, this isn't my company, for those of you who are wondering why I'm pushing tags tonight; I just think they're cool and they were among the more unique and cost-effective gifts I've given).  In case anyone is interested, I took a picture of the ones I gave Chad and Katy (I had them custom made to suit their personalities):

My Gift to Chad and Katy

(I know him too well: he wore that color tie and shoes!)

Tyler

 

Posted on January 26, 2014 at 12:17 am
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 I love all of these ideas!!

I thnk I need to start planning a vow renewal - is it too soon if we haven't even got to our first anniversary yet???? Lol

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm
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 What great idea! I'm terrified of going on a cruise!

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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