Around 5,000 couples get married at Disney every year, including at the resorts in Florida and Hawaii, international theme parks, and aboard Disney cruise ships. A Disney wedding at sea is a truly special choice for your big day. By taking care to plan your cruise wedding carefully, you can ensure it goes off without a hitch.
Booking your cruise
Disney cruises are popular – so it’s crucial to book your dates well in advance, particularly if your wedding coincides with peak travel times. If you prefer to avoid crowds, don’t book during school breaks, summer, or holiday weekends – Disney cruises are most popular during these times. Disney Cruise Line offers a range of itineraries to choose from spanning anywhere from three days to two weeks. The Disney Dream, in particular, is a nice choice for weddings; it departs from PortMiami in Florida, and provides a mix of 3-, 4-, and 5-day sailings – therefore providing a convenient and affordable option for your guests. Alternatively, you may want to opt for a themed cruise to make your big day extra memorable. Marvel Day At Sea, Very Merrytime, Halloween On The High Seas, or New Year’s Eve are some of the amazing themed cruises on offer. Themed cruises are, however, especially popular and book-up fast, so you’ll need to get in early to avoid disappointment – booking is possible as early as roughly 18 months prior to the departure date.
Taking care of key wedding details
It’s natural you’ll want to look and feel your best on your big day. And, onboard salon services, including, manicures, pedicures, and hair styling are available to help make you photo ready. Keep in mind, however, makeup services aren’t provided, while you also won’t know if the beauty team can produce the exact look you have in mind until you meet them in person – so, as such, you should ideally bring your own glam squad onboard with you to avoid disappointment. Moreover, your wedding rings are, of course, another key consideration – be sure you don’t forget to pack them! If you and your fiance have similar tastes, matching couple’s rings are a nice choice. Matching rings not only look stylish, but also are a special way to symbolize your union.
Booking your photographer
You’ll also need to book your wedding photographer – ideally, not long after booking your wedding package. This way, you not only ensure your dream photographer is free on your cruise dates, but you’ll also help keep their travel fees down. Although Disney Cruise Line does offer photo packages, your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life – you don’t want to leave the photos up to chance. By arranging for your own photographer, you can rest assured your wedding photos turn out just as you hoped.
A Disney cruise is a truly special destination for your wedding. By booking the right cruise and photographer, along with taking care of key details, you can organize the wedding of your dreams.