Many people love the summer months and they seem ideal for a wedding. Flowers burst into bloom and all that gorgeous sunshine represents the glow surrounding a new life together. Consider the 49th state for the ceremony, and then embark on a honeymoon cruise that includes a spectacular view of the aurora borealis. The famous Northern Lights add a romantic mystique to a honeymoon that is hard to find anywhere else.
People often worry that it will rain on their wedding day, but hot temperatures can be just as disruptive to a summer wedding particularly if it is held outdoors. Alaskan summer temperatures are in the mid 60’s, which is ideal for food, flowers, and stress levels. Alaska Glacier Weddings can help plan a Rainforest Garden wedding. Can there be a more romantic backdrop for a ceremony than a beautiful rainforest canopy complete with waterfall?
After the ceremony, the Rhapsody of the Seas cruise ship is available for a seven-day trip starting in Juneau, moving to British Columbia, and finishing in Seattle. The couple enjoys all the luxury of an all-inclusive Royal Caribbean Cruise plus glaciers, whale watching, and the spectacular Northern Lights. Don’t let the summer heat melt your wedding plans, have a cruise wedding in Alaska.
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Many people want a special wedding but break out in a rash at the thought of all the planning that goes into it. Booking your wedding on a cruise ship can keep the joy and help eliminate the stress.
All the major cruise lines offer weddings at sea. Couples must book a cruise before they are able to go forward and plan the wedding. An on-board wedding planner will be right there to help the couple select music, cake, flowers, location on the ship, and other details pertaining to the ceremony. Photographers and/or videographers are available to memorialize the ceremony.
A license is necessary and the wedding planner will advise the couple about where and how to apply for a license. Photo IDs will be necessary and birth certificates or blood tests may be needed as well. In addition, if one or both parties have been previously married, a copy of the divorce decree or annulment may be needed. If either or both parties were widowed, death certificates may need to be made available.
If you have the budget, friends and family can be booked as part of the package for all or a portion of the cruise. An all-inclusive wedding cruise can be an intimate ceremony or all out party for the wedding group. Either way, it will be more memorable at sea!
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There is no such thing as a perfect wedding reception. Gathering people in the same place almost guarantees that something is not going to happen according to the master plan. Many couples welcome children to their reception, however, keeping them happy takes a little planning.
Children look adorable in tiny tuxes or princess dresses. Receptions are geared toward adult activity and young guests sometimes act a bit annoying, especially under the influence of rich, sugary wedding cake. Hiring a professional babysitter can make guests of all ages more relaxed and comfortable. Do not rely on the kindness of strangers or a teenager forced into kid duty. If the wedding is held at a hotel, reserve a room where the children can be contained and entertained. Hire at least one person for every seven children attending the reception.
If the couple prefers the children to stay on the scene, provide them with their own table and activities apart from the adults but within sight of the fun. Provide appropriate snacks, games, party favors, and mats in case a tired child needs to rest for a bit. It is still a wise move to hire one or more designated attendants so parents and other guests can enjoy the festivities.
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Much like planning meetings and corporate events on cruise ships, planning onboard weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies can actually be easier and more cost-effective than their land-based counterparts. Whether your clients opt for a very affordable one- or two-night cruise, or a luxurious two-week cruise for both their nuptials and their honeymoon, cruise ship weddings are sure to be a memorable, fun event for all who attend.
When couples choose a cruise, they no longer have to worry about entertaining out-of-town guests during their entire stay, whether or not there will be enough alcohol at the bar during their reception and whether or not the DJ will show up. They will have the benefit of onboard entertainment, meals and some drinks throughout the cruise being included in the price, utilizing the music and bar services available through the cruise line and having the option of hanging out with their guests or hiding away on their own in the days before and after the ceremony.
As the wedding planner, you will enjoy a simple, convenient planning experience working with a cruise line that is sure to have substantial experience in having weddings onboard. Between your professional services and their well-established protocols, planning your clients’ onboard wedding or ceremony will be a breeze.
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Planning a wedding for a down to earth couple can be a real joy. It may be their first trip to the altar or one (or both!) of them may have skipped down the aisle multiple times. In either case, they want a simple, meaningful ceremony and prefer to spend the bulk of their budget on the honeymoon rather than cake toppers and ice sculptures.
What suggestions can you make for people on a budget? A honeymoon is a special event and the happy couple deserves to relax and enjoy their trip and each other.
Encourage them to stay in the country or go no further than a neighboring country, especially if they are located close to the border. If they have their hearts set on an island honeymoon, suggest the Florida Keys or Catalina Island. Look into the Golden Isles off the Georgia and Alabama coastline for cozy bed and breakfast inns.
Have they considered registering for their honeymoon with a travel agency? They could request a donation to the honeymoon in lieu of wedding gifts. Neither the giver nor the couple ever has to worry about returning the gift for something they really wanted.
Another bonus is turning one of those honeymoon photographs into a special thank you card. Instead of “wish you were here”, they can send a heartfelt “thank you for sending us.”
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The last post was about vacations for the wealthy and borderline affluent. However, there is one play that almost all families will make in their lifetimes, and that is the wedding plan.
The wedding changed drastically the day the economy crashed in November of 2008. Many people who normally spend money into five digits were scaling back to short-and-sweet. Overheard at a restaurant: “Then it’s settled. We’ll offer them a down payment on a house if they will elope.” (more…)
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