Plan Planning Stage: 60 Days to 1 Year Prior to Your Wedding
T hink of your wedding as a movie. Like any award winning film, a wedding has intensity and meaning, prelude with a dramatic moment that builds up to an exciting climax and satisfying end. When planning, take an imaginary journey through your wedding scene by scene. Incorporate the ideas created during your dream stage and imagine how you’ll feel at each moment of each scene. Conceptualize each scene of your wedding as you plan, from arriving to your cruise port and boarding the ship, to the vows, music and cuisine throughout the wedding and honeymoon.
STEP 1 GATHER ALL YOUR INFORMATION
Review your Celebrity Cruises Travel Brochure and "Celebrity Weddings” Brochure. Remember, the bride and groom must be sailing to hold a wedding onboard a Celebrity vessel.
STEP 2 DECIDE ON A WEDDING DATE
Contact the Celebrity reservation’s department, your travel agent or Celebrity.com for a cruise quote.
COMPLETE YOUR WEDDING PAPERWORK AND RETURN IT TO THE “CELEBRITY WEDDINGS” DEPARTMENT
After you book your wedding, your event manager will send you guidelines for your selected wedding destination and a contract. Once your signed contract is received, your wedding will be officially booked.
Call the “Celebrity Weddings” department to check availability of your wedding date. Your event manager can place your date on a courtesy hold for three (3) business days. Remember the hold will automatically cancel if payment has not been received.
CREATE YOUR WEDDING GUEST LIST
Send out a “Save the Date” announcement with cruise details to your guests who will be attending the wedding.
Confirm with your event manager that the courthouse on your wedding day will be open as some courts are closed on local and national holidays plus some weekends.
CONTACT YOUR EVENT MANAGER TO START PLANNING DETAILS
PLACE A DEPOSIT ON YOUR CRUISE WITH THE CELEBRITY RESERVATIONS DEPARTMENT OR YOUR TRAVEL AGENT
Your event manager is available to answer questions at anytime during your planning stage.
Discuss flight, hotel and transfer options.
If you are being married on the day of sailing, we strongly encourage you and your guests to arrive at least one day prior to your wedding.
Gather information about pre and post hotel packages.
All wedding couples and their guests with a wedding on the day of sailing are requested to be at the pier by 10:30 AM. Celebrity transfers may not be available for wedding parties from the hotel/ airport to the ship due to time constraints.
CALL THE "CELEBRITY WEDDINGS” DEPARTMENT TO BOOK YOUR WEDDING
Your cruise must be booked prior to your wedding.
When booking your wedding, you will need your cruise reservation number.
Full payment for the wedding package and marriage license is due at the time of booking in order to reserve your wedding day. Please be sure to review the cancellation policy on page 26.
"Celebrity Weddings” Toll Free: 866-535-2352 rev.11/2008