My sister’s wedding is coming up very-very soon? Would you enjoy this wedding?

April 28th, 2011

My sister is getting married on November 19th, 2010. I got married at my friend’s dad and stepmother’s house on a cliff with a view of the beach in California, and we had a reception at her step-dad and mother’s house in the dessert.. 40 minutes from her Dad’s.. but her wedding is bigger.

She will be getting married on a cruise ship. They live in Miami. She is 26 years old and is marrying her high school sweet-heart of 10 years. They have known each other since age 10, but they were friends then dated in high school and through out their years. They got engaged 2 years ago, they moved to Miami from Destin, they got new jobs, a new house, settled in, got to know each other more and plan the wedding slowly. 380 guests: We have a big family, and they have a lot of friends. I had 420, but 380 is reasonable in her case. So here is the plan for my cousin, pretend it is you:

You arrive on Thursday, November 17th in Miami from your home and arrive at 8:00 am. You get out of the airport, check into the hotel, then you go out with a family member for lunch and shopping, then sight-seeing and do 2 things like the sea-copter, seaquarium, metro-zoo, ever-glades, science musuem, parrot jungle, monkey jungle, coral castle or south beach and things like that.. then go do a thing with some family with the kids and go do some sight-seeing to 1 place, dinner, then a movie and go back to the hotel, shower and then go to bed!

Then on the 18th- you get up, eat breakfast, then check out of the hotel, do 1 thing for sight-seeing, then go hang out at south beach, then go check on to the cruise ship, settle in, shower, then get ready for the rehearsal dinner at a 5 star restaurant, then do the rehearsal dinner then get back to the ship and go to bed..

Then on the 19th- wake up, breakfast, do 1 thing for sight-seeing, then have lunch, get back to the cruise ship, relax for an hour or two, then shower, then get ready for the wedding, and go to a beach wedding which is romantic and beautiful and private and relaxing, then after the ceremony- you go across the street for the reception in a beautiful garden outdoor’s but have cocktail hour and pictures first. Then get escorted indoors into a beautiful sun room with a lovely view of the beach and get seated, then have dinner and listen to nice dinner music, then listen to the speeches, dance to good music and socialise, then listen to the bride and groom’s speeches, look at the slide-show, then have cake and icecream, then dance again, then do the games and all, then dance, then get dismissed to the cruise ship and cruise away.. then settle in outside on the party deck and then they will have a “night-club” for some people until 6:00 am.

Then on the 20th- you wake up and then get free breakfast and enjoy your 8 day cruise around the carribean and then go back to Miami on the 28th, do some last-minute sigh-seeing and family time then leave on the 30th.

Is this a nice wedding for you? Would you like it? It is a free cruise, for the guests. It is private, no strangers. Lot’s of stops on islands, lots of activities, lots of fun and romance. What do you think?

7 Responses to “My sister’s wedding is coming up very-very soon? Would you enjoy this wedding?”

  1. Peruvian Vanessa says:

    Wow… there’s way too much structure for me here. I personally would go insane if I had to spend 8 days stuck on a ship with 300+ family of my family members, but that’s just me.

    It just sounds like… too much… a free cruise for over 300 guests? Really? This is a multi-million dollar wedding, from the sound of it.

  2. Blunt says:

    I personally do not like being kidnapped for 4 days doing what they they me to do on a regimented inflexible schedule.

    Secondly, boat weddings are lame.

    Good luck

  3. Garnet Glitter's No BS Zone says:

    At my age and energy level…FUGGEDABOUDIT…..

    1)There is no way in HECK I could do all of THAT immediately after a plane ride from Nashville, arriving at 8 am….maybe visit ONE of those places in the afternoon…NO SHOPPING and after dinner go back to my hotel room…screw the movie.

    2) No sight seeing…sorry. HATE THE BEACH..all that gritty sand and I burn like a cooked lobster….where the heck am I gonna shower and change for the rehearsal dinner????? Am I on the ship by now? The dinner is all I would be able to handle..

    3) The 19th….Nope, no sight seeing…too busy relaxing and then getting ready to attend the wedding.
    The wedding sounds nice but speeches better be short because they are boring and slide shows put me to sleep…ZZZZZZZ. I can’t dance because of my arthritis & bursitis, do NOT play ‘games’ and no night club for me..beddy bye…..so the reception dinner and music (for listening) had best be good…..

    4) Now on the 20th I would enjoy the cruise and I would do activities AT MY OWN PACE, the ones I choose to do…..as far as romance…that is supplied by my husband NOT where we are.

    Quite frankly, I’m exhausted just reading all that stuff…hope your guests are not close to retirement age and take their tonics/vitamins..jeeze……lol. otherwise after all THAT they’ll be dropping like flies from exhaustion…..

    tell me, are all these activities REQUIRED or can one pick and choose…and if they are all required…when does one get the chance to BREATHE……and I would HATE to have my time planned out for me in such great detail….I would need a d@mn stop watch and a program to keep track of everything……

  4. ♥maggie♥ says:

    that sounds wonderful! at first when I started reading i was going to say that I wouldn’t want to take off work for that many days to spend so much money on a cruise that I didn’t get to pick. But its free and sounds fantastic! I would love it.

  5. JaimieS says:

    I would be out of my element and loving every minute of it! It’s more than nice, but you do need to remember that people have to understand what their cost is going to be so that they can plan on if they can afford their share of whatever you are going to be expecting them to pay. Most people don’t pay thousands for a week long cruise but if it is free you have to be very clear about whatever the hotel costs etc…might be. But, if your families and people invited for the whole shebang have the money then go for it. Just remember that if you have a college student, someone who just had a child, or is struggling with getting a job in this horrid recession that if you really want them to show up – you are going to have to cover more of the costs to make it possible for them unless it doesn’t matter to you if they are there or not. It IS a once in a lifetime wedding though. I can’t think of anyway to top that. There is some structure but that’s ok because the cruise time and activities are all up to the participants. If I attended a wedding like this it would definitely be a once in a lifetime kind of vacation with my spouse. Invite me – please!!! I’ll pay my way! – Just kidding – congratulations!!! Just be careful not to get negative about it or compare her wedding to yours. Just let that kind of thinking go and enjoy the ride. Not very many people host or ever attend a wedding like this! Plus, the photos you’ll get are going to be absolutely fantastic!

  6. Sammy Gabbie LOVE raw meat! says:

    Honestly..I wouldn’t want to spend my honeymoon with everyone around. That is the time for carefree sex.

    If she wants all those people around, fine, but I would want the time with my husband, just me and him. There’s also the issue of can everyone you’re inviting seriously afford this?

    Now if I was the guest..nah. I like to do my own thing on vacations.

    Edit: I missed the free cruise for the guests, but wow. I hope to God your sister isn’t going into debt over this whole thing. Let the guests do their own thing, with the exception of the wedding, the rehearsal dinner, and the reception.

  7. Tricia G says:

    I had over-complicated plans like that…when I was 12. Then reality set in.

    If your family is that fabulously wealthy that they can pay to charter a cruise ship 8 days for 380 people, then your family could hire a wedding coordinator who would let her know about the feasibility and reasonability of these “plans.”

    By the way, I would probably send my regrets. While your sister’s fantasy wedding sounds faboo, I don’t like when brides dictate how I will spend my vacation time. She gets one day, maybe two, of my time and that’s about it. I might fly to see an out of town friend/relative get married in their hometown, but even then, it is just a long weekend. If I’m number 380 on her guest list, she is not getting 8 days of my time…even for a free cruise.

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My sister’s wedding is coming up very-very soon? Would you enjoy this wedding?

April 28th, 2011

My sister is getting married on November 19th, 2010. I got married at my friend’s dad and stepmother’s house on a cliff with a view of the beach in California, and we had a reception at her step-dad and mother’s house in the dessert.. 40 minutes from her Dad’s.. but her wedding is bigger.

She will be getting married on a cruise ship. They live in Miami. She is 26 years old and is marrying her high school sweet-heart of 10 years. They have known each other since age 10, but they were friends then dated in high school and through out their years. They got engaged 2 years ago, they moved to Miami from Destin, they got new jobs, a new house, settled in, got to know each other more and plan the wedding slowly. 380 guests: We have a big family, and they have a lot of friends. I had 420, but 380 is reasonable in her case. So here is the plan for my cousin, pretend it is you:

You arrive on Thursday, November 17th in Miami from your home and arrive at 8:00 am. You get out of the airport, check into the hotel, then you go out with a family member for lunch and shopping, then sight-seeing and do 2 things like the sea-copter, seaquarium, metro-zoo, ever-glades, science musuem, parrot jungle, monkey jungle, coral castle or south beach and things like that.. then go do a thing with some family with the kids and go do some sight-seeing to 1 place, dinner, then a movie and go back to the hotel, shower and then go to bed!

Then on the 18th- you get up, eat breakfast, then check out of the hotel, do 1 thing for sight-seeing, then go hang out at south beach, then go check on to the cruise ship, settle in, shower, then get ready for the rehearsal dinner at a 5 star restaurant, then do the rehearsal dinner then get back to the ship and go to bed..

Then on the 19th- wake up, breakfast, do 1 thing for sight-seeing, then have lunch, get back to the cruise ship, relax for an hour or two, then shower, then get ready for the wedding, and go to a beach wedding which is romantic and beautiful and private and relaxing, then after the ceremony- you go across the street for the reception in a beautiful garden outdoor’s but have cocktail hour and pictures first. Then get escorted indoors into a beautiful sun room with a lovely view of the beach and get seated, then have dinner and listen to nice dinner music, then listen to the speeches, dance to good music and socialise, then listen to the bride and groom’s speeches, look at the slide-show, then have cake and icecream, then dance again, then do the games and all, then dance, then get dismissed to the cruise ship and cruise away.. then settle in outside on the party deck and then they will have a “night-club” for some people until 6:00 am.

Then on the 20th- you wake up and then get free breakfast and enjoy your 8 day cruise around the carribean and then go back to Miami on the 28th, do some last-minute sigh-seeing and family time then leave on the 30th.

Is this a nice wedding for you? Would you like it? It is a free cruise, for the guests. It is private, no strangers. Lot’s of stops on islands, lots of activities, lots of fun and romance. What do you think?

7 Responses to “My sister’s wedding is coming up very-very soon? Would you enjoy this wedding?”

  1. Peruvian Vanessa says:

    Wow… there’s way too much structure for me here. I personally would go insane if I had to spend 8 days stuck on a ship with 300+ family of my family members, but that’s just me.

    It just sounds like… too much… a free cruise for over 300 guests? Really? This is a multi-million dollar wedding, from the sound of it.

  2. Blunt says:

    I personally do not like being kidnapped for 4 days doing what they they me to do on a regimented inflexible schedule.

    Secondly, boat weddings are lame.

    Good luck

  3. Garnet Glitter's No BS Zone says:

    At my age and energy level…FUGGEDABOUDIT…..

    1)There is no way in HECK I could do all of THAT immediately after a plane ride from Nashville, arriving at 8 am….maybe visit ONE of those places in the afternoon…NO SHOPPING and after dinner go back to my hotel room…screw the movie.

    2) No sight seeing…sorry. HATE THE BEACH..all that gritty sand and I burn like a cooked lobster….where the heck am I gonna shower and change for the rehearsal dinner????? Am I on the ship by now? The dinner is all I would be able to handle..

    3) The 19th….Nope, no sight seeing…too busy relaxing and then getting ready to attend the wedding.
    The wedding sounds nice but speeches better be short because they are boring and slide shows put me to sleep…ZZZZZZZ. I can’t dance because of my arthritis & bursitis, do NOT play ‘games’ and no night club for me..beddy bye…..so the reception dinner and music (for listening) had best be good…..

    4) Now on the 20th I would enjoy the cruise and I would do activities AT MY OWN PACE, the ones I choose to do…..as far as romance…that is supplied by my husband NOT where we are.

    Quite frankly, I’m exhausted just reading all that stuff…hope your guests are not close to retirement age and take their tonics/vitamins..jeeze……lol. otherwise after all THAT they’ll be dropping like flies from exhaustion…..

    tell me, are all these activities REQUIRED or can one pick and choose…and if they are all required…when does one get the chance to BREATHE……and I would HATE to have my time planned out for me in such great detail….I would need a d@mn stop watch and a program to keep track of everything……

  4. ♥maggie♥ says:

    that sounds wonderful! at first when I started reading i was going to say that I wouldn’t want to take off work for that many days to spend so much money on a cruise that I didn’t get to pick. But its free and sounds fantastic! I would love it.

  5. JaimieS says:

    I would be out of my element and loving every minute of it! It’s more than nice, but you do need to remember that people have to understand what their cost is going to be so that they can plan on if they can afford their share of whatever you are going to be expecting them to pay. Most people don’t pay thousands for a week long cruise but if it is free you have to be very clear about whatever the hotel costs etc…might be. But, if your families and people invited for the whole shebang have the money then go for it. Just remember that if you have a college student, someone who just had a child, or is struggling with getting a job in this horrid recession that if you really want them to show up – you are going to have to cover more of the costs to make it possible for them unless it doesn’t matter to you if they are there or not. It IS a once in a lifetime wedding though. I can’t think of anyway to top that. There is some structure but that’s ok because the cruise time and activities are all up to the participants. If I attended a wedding like this it would definitely be a once in a lifetime kind of vacation with my spouse. Invite me – please!!! I’ll pay my way! – Just kidding – congratulations!!! Just be careful not to get negative about it or compare her wedding to yours. Just let that kind of thinking go and enjoy the ride. Not very many people host or ever attend a wedding like this! Plus, the photos you’ll get are going to be absolutely fantastic!

  6. Sammy Gabbie LOVE raw meat! says:

    Honestly..I wouldn’t want to spend my honeymoon with everyone around. That is the time for carefree sex.

    If she wants all those people around, fine, but I would want the time with my husband, just me and him. There’s also the issue of can everyone you’re inviting seriously afford this?

    Now if I was the guest..nah. I like to do my own thing on vacations.

    Edit: I missed the free cruise for the guests, but wow. I hope to God your sister isn’t going into debt over this whole thing. Let the guests do their own thing, with the exception of the wedding, the rehearsal dinner, and the reception.

  7. Tricia G says:

    I had over-complicated plans like that…when I was 12. Then reality set in.

    If your family is that fabulously wealthy that they can pay to charter a cruise ship 8 days for 380 people, then your family could hire a wedding coordinator who would let her know about the feasibility and reasonability of these “plans.”

    By the way, I would probably send my regrets. While your sister’s fantasy wedding sounds faboo, I don’t like when brides dictate how I will spend my vacation time. She gets one day, maybe two, of my time and that’s about it. I might fly to see an out of town friend/relative get married in their hometown, but even then, it is just a long weekend. If I’m number 380 on her guest list, she is not getting 8 days of my time…even for a free cruise.

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