Have you ever thought about getting married at sea? When you think about it, the advantages are quite obvious: you have a great venue, reliable weather and an unbelievable setting. It’s good enough for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie anyway who reportedly announced earlier in the summer that they were to tie the knot onboard All Leisure Group’s Hebridean Princess. But what exactly is involved in planning such a ceremony? We spoke to Jetline Cruises to find out what the most common questions are and to get to grips with the advantages of getting married at sea…
What are the benefits of getting married at sea?
There are lots of benefits to getting married at sea…
Compared to a traditional wedding at home, getting married at sea can save you thousands of pounds. Cruise lines offer great priced wedding packages for weddings of all shapes and sizes.
As well as saving money, choosing to get married at sea can save you time and worry, with plenty of help at hand from your travel agent and on-board wedding coordinator you can leave most of the organising up to them.
Although most cruises cater for weddings of all sizes, big weddings are not for everyone. Getting married on a cruise is a great opportunity to keep your wedding intimate.
You can enjoy ever-changing scenery which makes for the perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding photographs.
Getting married at sea means you can combine your wedding and honeymoon in to one!
Wedding trends are constantly on the move and every couple wants their wedding to be unique and special, getting married on a cruise gives you the opportunity to have a wedding like no other and you literally have a whole world of destinations to choose from.
Do customers have to take packages or do you do personalised offerings?
Customers can take one of our standard cruise holiday packages but Jetline Cruise are experts in tailor making holidays to the customers individual needs.
Has interest picked up since the Brad Pitt story circulated?
Interest in on-board weddings has definitely picked up, especially in more exotic destinations which are perfect for weddings at sea.
What are the most popular itineraries for wedding cruises?
• Las Vegas, Hawaii & San Francisco with Grand Princess
• Niagara Falls, Upstate New York and Queen Mary 2
• Las Vegas, Grand Canyon Ranch, Beverly Hills and Mexican Riviera Cruise
• Fort Lauderdale and the Caribbean
• Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans and the Caribbean
• Hong Kong, Vietnam & Singapore
• South African Safari, Namibia, Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Topic of Capricorn cruise to the UK.
• Chicago, Wild West train, Beverly Hills and Pacific Coast
Are certain lines more popular than others?
Cunard, Holland America Line, Celebrity and Princess are the most popular.
What are the most common queries you’re asked?
• What is included in the price?
• Are weddings at sea legally recognised in the UK?
• Where can I get married?
What advice would you give anyone intending to get married at sea?
With popularity in cruises at sea growing I would advise that couples book their wedding package as early as possible to secure their wedding date. This will also give guests plenty of time to save the dates and organise their travel arrangements.