We all have an idea of how we’d like our wedding day to be. While some of us are fixated about the traditional idea of walking down the church aisle and towards the love of our life, others may want something just as romantic but less traditional in the form of a beach wedding. In fact, cutting-edge brides are even more than eager to get married in hot air balloons or under waves during sea-walks expeditions.
So, if you want to have an outdoor theme wedding, don’t hesitate to think outside the box. Too many brides hastily limit themselves to the typical vineyards or garden as the perfect outdoors setting. However, if you can afford it, you can also opt for a highly romantic cruise wedding.
Highly romantic and exotic, cruise weddings are rapidly growing in popularity, with several companies offering special packages, not only for the bride and groom, but also for your guests. Indeed, nothing can ever beat the exquisite sensation of standing on the deck of a luxurious ship as you say your wedding vows. If done properly, a cruise wedding can be one of the dreamiest and most romantic ceremony you’ll ever be part of, especially with the salty sea breeze and gentle rocking of the ship.
Of course, it’s important to talk to the Captain beforehand in order to families yourself with the various types of accents and accessories that you can use to enhance your wedding day. Alternatively, several ship offer their own decoration and catering services that will help you cut back on some expenses. In some cases, the ship can be entirely decked up in golden fairy lights that will add some extra charm to your special day. Best of all, if you choose to hire a complete wedding cruise package, you’ll be able to avoid the stress that usually accompany all the planning. Just remember to go for a ship-related wedding cake to keep in line with the outdoors theme.
As far as the reception goes, you can either hold an all-night dance party on the deck or throw a more formal affair in the ship’s ballroom. The main advantage of throwing a cruise wedding is that you’ll be able to enjoy a lovely honeymoon with your husband right on the ship. However, not all of us can afford a cruise that spans over the course of several days. Some companies offer exclusive sunset or one-day cruises whereby you’ll be able to get married and enjoy a few hours on the ship before going back to shore. Exotic locations such as Mauritius and Seychelles even offer specially chartered Wedding Catamaran packages whereby you can privately rent the entire catamaran for an entire day.