Has anyone done one of these? I'm thinking this is a great idea for our wedding since it's mostly inclusive. You get the ceremony, meal, cake and 4 hours on the ship cruising the harbor for the "per person" price (plus taxes and gratuity). I'm not big on planning a fancy wedding and I really want to keep it pretty simple and small. We will be having approx. 40 guests and I'm hoping to have an at home reception for all the family and friends who weren't invited either that night or the next day. Is that a cheesy idea?
Also, since it's on the ship you are very limited in your decorating. I'm planning to make my bouquet and bout. with flowers from costco and incorporating the crystal stems as well. I think I've decided we aren't going to have BM's or GM's simply because I don't want to hurt peoples feelings and it's going to be such a small ceremony in a small ship so it'll be crowded and it's sorta pointless to make people rent/buy clothes for such a small ceremony anyway.
They only allow a small amount of time for setup, should I even worry about centerpieces or any of that sort of stuff? I know there are restrictions on candles on the ship as well as minimal loose rose petals and I'm not very good with flower arrangements, any other simple center piece ideas that are ship friendly? Also, if you want to put out favors you can bring them in a box and the staff will put them out before you board the ship but I don't know what I'm thinking of for favors yet. I've seen quite a few favors on here that I'm interested in, but I have to go back through my bookmarks and decided on what ones I might want to do.
I don't have a date set. I had picked out Sept. 15th but I have a feeling that's not enough time and I don't want to be rushed. Then I was thinking November, but I have people coming from out of state and I'm thinking most people will be taking off for Thanksgiving and wont be able to get time off twice in the same month. Any advice on picking a date?
Ok, enough rambling...
Here's a link to the wedding packageshttp://www.hornblowerweddings.com/san-diego-wedding-celebrations.htm
and here's the ship we'd be on for our party sizehttp://www.hornblowerweddings.com/san-diego-renown.htm