Preparing for your special day is an exciting prospect, but making sure that everybody is satisfied can often be a difficult task. More frequently than not, you will hear people dreading the planning of their wedding, with nothing but stress and worries looming around each and every corner.
With this mind, have you ever thought about having a wedding at sea? Around 2,500 couples this year have already opted for cruise weddings and there are more benefits than you might initially think.
One of the main benefits, compared to your average church wedding, is that you are likely to get more smiles when you look around the room. Who can fail to enjoy a ceremony within the beautiful surroundings (and soaring temperatures) of the Caribbean or Mediterranean? Plus, with a fleet of highly trained staff by your side, you won’t have to run around taking care of everything, as there will be crew members tending to your guests’ every need.
Booking a honeymoon can seem like a chore, especially just after spending a large sum of money on your dream day. So much so that some couples are now deciding to forego their honeymoon in favour of a getting head start in their new lives together. This shouldn’t be the case, as celebrating is an essential part of ‘tying the knot’. Choosing to get married at sea will allow you to combine the honeymoon with the wedding, opening a variety of destinations and removing the stress of having to organise this separately. You’ll have thousands of ports to pick from, such as fan favourites like the Maldives, Bali, Hawaii, Thailand, Dominica, Venice and many more.
As with for any wedding day, budget can often be the most important consideration. Reducing the burden of a £30,000 wedding (average coast in the UK) to a much more manageable £7,000 when you choose to get married at sea can really help to sweeten the deal. Cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean and P&O Cruises offer their own exclusive packages, making sure that you get a great deal along the way. Each package provides different options depending on your needs. Whether you want an intimate occasion attended by just 10 guests or a family-filled extravaganza with space for 50, there will be something out there for you.
Finally, and one of the biggest benefits, you’ll get to enjoy all the comforts of a luxury cruise ship, helping you to tick off multiple bucket-list destinations whilst only having to unpack once. With the crew answering to your every beck and call, you can sit back and enjoy a series of intimate dining experiences, fun-filled entertainment venues and jaw-dropping excursions – or simply watch the world go by with your new husband/wife.
If you don’t want to get married on board, there’s also the option to cruise to a stunning private island where you can say the words ‘I do’.
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