If you are planning a wedding and have decided to opt for a cruise wedding, you are first to be congratulated for making such a wise choice. While this will no doubt be a wedding to be remembered, there are some important things to bear in mind when planning a cruise wedding.
Choosing the Ceremony Location
You might prefer to have the ceremony at a local church or registry office, or you could go the whole nine yards and get married aboard the vessel. There are specialist providers of wedding cruises in Sydney, for example, who can help you to prepare for the perfect day, and there’s no better backdrop for a wedding than Sydney Harbour.
If you are planning on having the ceremony on land, then you will need to check the legal aspects, as some countries require permission, but if you plan on being married on the boat, then the organiser will take care of everything on your behalf.
Combining the Honeymoon
The great thing about holding the wedding on one of the exciting Sydney Harbour cruises is that the bride and the groom can continue staying on the boat for their honeymoon when the reception party is over.
If, for example, you decide to get married in Sydney Harbour, your guests can depart in the late evening, while the happy couple can remain onboard and sail off to somewhere exotic for a honeymoon they will never forget. There are informative articles you can find online providing advice for planning a cruise wedding, which are must-reads.
Leave Everything to Your Wedding Coordinator
The great thing about a cruise wedding is you have your very own event planner and he or she can take the pressure away, which allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy your very special day. The earlier you make your wedding cruise booking, the better, as this will give your coordinator ample time to make all the arrangements, and once you have chosen the menu and drinks list, you can leave everything else to the experts.
Consider the Climate
Obviously, some months are better than others, with a summer wedding near Christmas being the ideal time for a cruise wedding. Springtime or autumn cruise weddings are also very popular and this is something to discuss with your partner, but do allow enough time for your guests to plan their social calendar.
Make Your Own Dress Code
One great thing about a cruise wedding is that you are not bound to any specific dress code, and you could even choose your very own theme for the wedding. You could ask all of the guests to wear something that is in line with your theme, and decorate the vessel in line with your chosen theme.
More and more Australian couples are looking at cruise weddings, thanks to the many benefits, and if you would like to contact a cruise operator that specialises in weddings, a Google search is all it takes. Make sure that you book well in advance as many couples are also looking to get married on a cruise, and once the booking is made, you can relax, knowing that your special day is being planned by the expert event planners.
This article is published in partnership with Mediabuzzer