So you’re getting married, but instead of basking in the happiness and excitement of your big day, you’re stressing out over the what, where and when of how it will all come together. This might be a good time to ponder a sun-soaked beach ceremony, to think about exchanging vows in an exotic destination or even on a ship. Tying the knot on a cruise gives you a lot of options, including limitless venue choices, and if that’s not compelling enough, here are more reasons to help your decision along:
1. It’s cheaper than you’d think.
Cruise weddings start less than €1.000. And, while the sky’s the limit, you’ll be able to create a pretty extravagant event for far less than the national average.
2. It’s a 2-in-1 deal.
A cruise is a super cost-effective solution. You don’t have to worry about hotel rooms or get anxious about transportation – your nuptials and honeymoon have been rolled into one.
3. You don’t have to plan as much.
Where do people stay? Is the florist going to pull through? Will the food be edible? When you’re planning your wedding at a ship, those questions are already answered.
4. Professionals will help you plan it.
A lot goes into planning a wedding: the cake, the photographer, the hors d’oeuvres, and the location. Let an expert help you out (for no extra charge)!
5. There are hundreds of packages to choose from.
The least expensive ceremony package offers priority check-in for you and your guests, a wedding coordinator, an onboard ceremony with officiant, a photographer and 20 prints, music, a bridal bouquet…and the list goes on.
6. You can customize it.
There are hundreds of different things you can add on (for a fee) to make your big day a little more unique, like ice carvings.
7. You can get married on board.
Nautical nuptials aboard the ship can be pretty romantic. On some lines, your ceremony can be conducted by the captain and, if your family can’t be with you, you can have the whole thing broadcasted live using state-of-the-art technology.
8. Or, get hitched in really cool places around the world.
Exchange vows atop an Alaskan glacier. Say “I do” at a winery in Santorini, Greece. Walk down the aisle in a Jamaican garden. Any backdrop is possible for your dream wedding.
9. You can bring as few, or as many, guests as you want.
Whether it’s just the two of you or the whole fam, there are packages to accommodate everyone.
10. Your guests can have a vacation…or not.
Choosing to sail with you, means they get a vacation. Or, they can meet you at the ceremony’s location.