Getting Married at Sea

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If you’re a fan of cruises, and aren’t interested in having a big wedding on land, then why not consider embarking on a cruise holiday and getting married at sea. Imagine a simple, elegant and beautiful ceremony on board a wonderful ship, many of which are often conducted by the captain of the ship.

Wedding at Sea Ceremony

Image above taken on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas

Part of the beauty of getting married on a cruise is there is very little planning for you to do. Instead of weddings on land, which can take days, weeks and months of intense planning work depending on the number of guests you are inviting and your budget, you can opt for something simpler. After all, it’s important to remember that weddings are about the commitment two people are making to one another and not about running up a massive bill by paying for dinner for 150 people!

Most cruise companies which offer weddings at sea will give you a dedicated wedding planner who will take care of most of the details for you, and leave you with as little to do as you wish. What luxury to have someone to handle all of the boring paperwork and logistics, leaving you to concentrate on the important things, like your outfit!

Flowrider on Freedom of the Seas

Image above taken on Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas

The cruise company can provide most of the details you’ll want to make your day special. On board florists will create stunning bouquets to compliment the colour scheme of the wedding, special menus can be created for your special meal on your wedding evening, roses and champagne can be waiting for you in your stateroom for a romantic night after the ceremony. Everything can be taken care of in advance so that you don’t have to worry about a thing on your big day.

Getting married at sea can also be a far most cost effective option than getting married in a more traditional manner on land. Most cruise companies will offer exclusive discounts for you and your wedding party on the price of your cruise, and the best part is as soon as the wedding is over, the honeymoon begins! Many cruise companies will even offer a complimentary stateroom upgrade for the couple getting married, meaning you could be toasting to a new life together in the comfortable surroundings of a balcony cabin or even a suite.

One thing which many people who chose to get married at sea comment on is the intimacy of the ceremony. Unlike some weddings that have a hundred guests, weddings at sea are smaller and the bride and groom get to spend time with the people most important to them on their big day.

Does a wedding on a cruise sound like it would appeal to you? Why not look into the options available for getting married at sea today.

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