Celebrity Weddings by Celebrity Cruises Provides an Incredible Destination Wedding Experience
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with love in the air, engagements and wedding planning often follow. What does this have to do with cruising you may be wondering? Celebrity Cruises offers incredible weddings at sea and they are like no other destination wedding. So if you have upcoming nuptials, vow renewals to celebrate, or want to give some advice to a friend who is looking for a special, unique way to celebrate wedded bliss, read on.
Easy and Convenient Way to Plan a Destination Wedding
Destination weddings are a fun way to tie the knot, especially for couples who love to travel, but they can also be a stressful endeavor to take on. When planning a destination wedding, you can’t just easily pop into different venues to tour them or meet with caterers and DJs to make sure your personalities fit. Not to mention you need to spend money to fly to the destination to plan it, which can add a substantial amount to your budget. If you try to do all the planning remotely, you’ll likely feel stressed if everything is going to turn out how you expect it to be.
Get married during a cruise and Celebrity Cruises will help take on the wedding planning for you. You’ll have a dedicated point of contact both before (your Event Manager) and during the cruise (your Event Coordinator) to help you expertly arrange your celebration.
Getting married at sea with Celebrity Cruises means you know you are putting your wedding in the hands of a reputable company that has expertise in putting together destination weddings during a cruise.
Another added worry-free bonus of having your wedding celebration during a cruise vacation is that you won’t have to worry about where your guests are staying or what they’ll eat or be entertained by on non-wedding days.
It’s also an all-inclusive wedding experience since all components of the wedding can be arranged for you. In addition to keeping your mind less stressed, you’ll also save tons of time on the months leading up to your wedding by not having to search for and interview photographers, florists, caterers and DJs or musicians. Celebrity Cruises has highly skilled professionals on board and in port to work with that provide these services during your wedding and reception.
A Variety of Wedding Celebrations and Amenities to Choose From
There are many ways to celebrate a wedding with Celebrity Cruises. For the ceremony, couples can get married on the ship, either in an indoor ceremony location or on the deck of the ship. Couples can also get married on land while in port. Not all options are available in every port and some (like the deck ceremonies) are done on embarkation day.
Wedding and vow renewal packages with Celebrity Cruises often include fun perks, too, such as sparkling wine upon check-in to your stateroom or after the ceremony. Guests can even come on the cruise ship the day of your wedding reception even if they aren’t passengers, though this is most common in embarkation ports and is dependent on location. Your Event Manager can assist in planning the right location and package for you depending on what is most important to you and your partner.
Your ship’s captain is able to perform legal marriages and will be the one to officiate if you have your ceremony on the ship. If getting married on land while in port, your ceremony will be conducted by a non-denominational officiate. You’ll need to get a marriage license for the country where you’re getting married. If you’re exchanging vows on the ship and being married by the captain, that country will be Malta.
Receptions can be held in private rooms on the ship after the ceremony with food and beverage service and music.
The excellent thing is that you’re not on your own trying to figure out how to coordinate your preferred wedding style and location since your Celebrity Cruises Event Manager will be available to help make sure everything gets taken care of.
Same-Sex Marriages at Sea
Celebrity Cruises captains are able to perform legally-recognized same-sex marriage while in international waters. This came after the parliament of Malta voted to legalize same-sex marriage last year. The majority of Celebrity Cruises’ ships are registered in Malta, which meant this historic first for Celebrity Cruises of officiating weddings for the LGBTQ+ community while at sea can now occur.
Same-sex marriages can also be conducted on land while in port during a Celebrity Cruises sailing in countries that legally recognize same-sex marriage.
Proposals, Too! Sail Away for an Amazing Engagement
Also, if you’re not married yet, but are looking for a special and memorable way to pop the question, Celebrity Cruises also offers proposal packages. Whisk your beloved off on an exotic cruise vacation and then when she or he least expects it, pop that question with the help of Celebrity Cruises.
With a proposal package, Celebrity Cruises will arrange a table for you in one of the specialty restaurants to ask the question with a photographer on hand to take engagement photos right after the proposal. You will also have an Event Manager and Event Coordinator to consult with before and during the cruise to make sure everything is set up accordingly for the proposal.
There are many more options, too, to make the occasion special, including scattered rose petals in your stateroom, sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries, and gourmet breakfast in your stateroom the morning after the proposal.
Ready to start planning your dream wedding or proposal? Visit the wedding information page on CelebrityCruises.com and start figuring out where around the world your destination wedding and fun cruise reception will be.