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Our joyous Carnival Breeze Wedding Review!!

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Ok,

Now I can break this down with my Thread Questions ... Woo Where to Start, I have Been waiting for thissssssssssss lol..

First of all, WE have to be Cousins down the line.. After reading each section AND looking at your Pix we have ALOT in common its Scarey...

But also FLY in the same time/, WooooooW

2nd~ OK so you got Ur make up done starting at 745.. and U said U left later then U wanted to (10:30) What made you run late..

3rd~Glad U told Ur guest early as we talked about, lol We know how that can go down if We dont. With that said U said U and Ur hubby were Split up well U showed up at different times but U up and he down.. The Questions to this one is.. YALLS Checkin.. Normally Me and DD Check in together, she swipes her CC and we are step up.. DID U fine any of this hard to do when it came to the Actual check in with your ID, and acct set up info minus him be there at the same time??

4. You Rode with one of teh BM'S to the Por.. Shasa told me that guest DRINEN to the Wedding have to pay $7 to park at the port??? Is that what yall had to do OR was it more??? (U know I need to add this info in my welcome letter, as a heads up)

5. I know U didnt see UR Groom until the Wedding, but do U think, OR did U see where U could maybe be away from ALL of the Wedding Party/ Guest (besides maybe your bm's)?

6. All right... LOVE everything about Cermony, now Moving to PARTY Time :) So I know You did CD for most of the Important Music U wanted.. Am I correct whenU say U had 1 song on each CD? And I know U lable them well, but did U have CD with the Other Music U wanted Or U really Truste that the J would play what yall like.. I MUST say this and I do EACH time I see it.. I LOVEEEEEEEEE the way yall be getting down when U dance (meaning my people from the Island or Caribbean) From that Slow Grinding to that Fast Reggae!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its just so Hot & Sexy.. Errrrr I need some lessons.. Any way I Can just imange that yall had a DERN Ball Honey!!!!!!

7. Since #7 is My FAVY # I though I would save it for your RING!!!!!! I LOVEEE it.. and Again I swear we are family... Our Rings are so close :) did he go to Jared's Too?? Now if sooo, that would be REALLLLLY Crazyyy :D

8.. U say U had 12 sailing Guest when They checked in did they just get in the same line as you?? and it then just turned into a regluar checkin???

9.& 10~ Im really happy UR Pix came out Well and Your Video ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Yalls Wedding... I do have to say they were some of the BEST pix I have seen... Thanks Breeze for making this That much harder..

From the BOTTOM of my heart I want to say THANK YOU.. You DID THAT!!!!!!!!!!!! Eerything came out Wonderful... Congrats Boo :p

Hey Shatima! Lol ok I'm gonna try to be as helpful as possible!

 

1) LOL I love that we have a lot in common

 

2) Fortunately we didn't leave at 10:30, we got to the port right at 10:30 pretty much and the reason we were late was because I couldn't find for some reason where I had put my booking pass and luggage tags that I printed out the night before so I had to use the computer at the hotel to reprint it after searching like a madwoman & realizing it'd be easier to just reprint lol

 

3) The check-in process was very smooth and easy for us. When I printed our booking passes and luggage tags, I checked off the option to print them seperately instead of all on one sheet, to ensure that we could check-in fine with out each other. So I gave him his pass prior to that day. When I went to check in (the coordinator took me to a check-in area) I just showed my ID and booking pass and the lady at the counter gave me my sail and sign card and said the groom already set up our account for us (you both can be on the same account even though you have seperate sail and sign cards).

 

4) Sasha told you right! Anyone parking for just that day must pay $7.

 

5) Yeah, I didn't mind seeing the guest before hand but if you want it that way I think they can definitely accomodate it at that port. For us, half the guests were with the groom downstairs in the VIP lounge and the other half were upstairs with me in a seperate waiting area. I, my bridesmaids and the guests with us were led through boarding with the coordinator first and the groom, groomsmen and other guests were led behind us with proper communication btwn coordinators...it flowed very smoothly. So what you could do is let Sasha know to make a note for your coordinator letting them know that you want to be kept away from EVERYONE. That way they can put you in one of those areas and everyone else in the other :)

 

6) Yep, the only songs I downloaded to a CD were the recessional song for the reception and the first dance. For everything else, I just told the coordinator to let him know to play lots of reggae and trusted them with that..and it turned out perfectly! Thank God lol and LMBO thanks, I'm sure you could get down to some reggae. We really did have a blast!!

 

7) Thanks so much!! Yes, it IS from Jared's!! We're meant to be connected Tima LOL!

 

8) Everyone checked in before or seperate from me when they arrived. For my check-in, the coordinator took me to the "general cruisers" check-in area and took me to the front of the line LOL my bridesmaids came to the port with me but I think she had them check-in downstairs at VIP check-in...I was taken upstairs to avoid seeing the groom as he was down there.

 

9) Thank you soooo much! Apparently the Breeze has something new Carnival has called the Dream Studio from what our photographer said so whatever it is, it creates better quality pictures then they've ever had (for weddings and personal photo shoots you can do with them on board) and not all of the ships have it only some as of now. So I recommend to anyone to always go with a newer ship if possible or ask ahead if they have this feature if you want that more professional photography look for your big day photos ;) Definitely budget for your pictures because you will want them all!! Lol

 

Thank YOU Shatima for your kind words and for being such a big help to everyone on these boards!! Can't wait to see your big day! I know you'll have the best time and look gorgeous!!

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Thank you for doing the review! You look so beautiful. They really do look like professional shots with you as the model. Just wondering which magazine they will be in :) Congrats and a lifetime of joy and happiness!

LOL @ magazine and model! You all are making me blush... I never think of myself as photogenic in the least bit lol Thank you so much for the kind words and I'm excited for you for your upcoming day!! May it be all that you're hoping for and more! :)

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AWWWWWWWWWWWW You are sooo Sweet .. No Thanks needed, I Come to this site to Learn and to share what I have learned.. (THAT"S what this site is for, I cant understand for the LIFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE of me why so many people Look but NEVER reply or answer, or help... :mad: ANYWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSS

This is TO much We are Family!!!!! lolol Now if we go the SAME ring from the same place I wouldnt know what to do.... I LOVE Jared's just hate going in there.. Everytime I go my Jewler is showing me someting new, just a MESS!!! lol.. The Dream Studio I have heard of that, great.. and ok on that $7

You have answered every Question I have.. U have Helped me more then U know.. so THANK YOU HONEY

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9) Thank you soooo much! Apparently the Breeze has something new Carnival has called the Dream Studio from what our photographer said so whatever it is, it creates better quality pictures then they've ever had (for weddings and personal photo shoots you can do with them on board) and not all of the ships have it only some as of now. So I recommend to anyone to always go with a newer ship if possible or ask ahead if they have this feature if you want that more professional photography look for your big day photos ;) Definitely budget for your pictures because you will want them all!! Lol

 

 

Your photographer did an amazing job! Your pictures turned out gorgeous.

 

FWIW--Dreams Photography is available on the three Dream class (Dream, Magic, Breeze), the four Spirit class (Spirit, Pride, Legend, Miracle) and a two others (I'm not sure which ones though). Our wedding photog was a Dreams photographer in training.

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Your photographer did an amazing job! Your pictures turned out gorgeous.

 

FWIW--Dreams Photography is available on the three Dream class (Dream, Magic, Breeze), the four Spirit class (Spirit, Pride, Legend, Miracle) and a two others (I'm not sure which ones though). Our wedding photog was a Dreams photographer in training.

 

I am pretty sure, but not positive, that the Victory has Dreams photography...I just read on another posted review where a family hired the Dreams Photographer on the ship to take pictures of them...they were on the Victory. The pictures turned out pretty nice. So maybe that's one of the other two ships (at least I am hoping it is!!!)

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AWWWWWWWWWWWW You are sooo Sweet .. No Thanks needed, I Come to this site to Learn and to share what I have learned.. (THAT"S what this site is for, I cant understand for the LIFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE of me why so many people Look but NEVER reply or answer, or help... :mad: ANYWAYSSSSSSSSSSSSS

This is TO much We are Family!!!!! lolol Now if we go the SAME ring from the same place I wouldnt know what to do.... I LOVE Jared's just hate going in there.. Everytime I go my Jewler is showing me someting new, just a MESS!!! lol.. The Dream Studio I have heard of that, great.. and ok on that $7

You have answered every Question I have.. U have Helped me more then U know.. so THANK YOU HONEY

LOL!! We basically are family!! I'm sooo happy that I was helpful to you and hopefully to other brides as well! It's not a problem at all :D

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I am pretty sure, but not positive, that the Victory has Dreams photography...I just read on another posted review where a family hired the Dreams Photographer on the ship to take pictures of them...they were on the Victory. The pictures turned out pretty nice. So maybe that's one of the other two ships (at least I am hoping it is!!!)

 

I remember seeing that now. I wonder if Triumph is the ninth ship since it's Victory's sister.

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Your photographer did an amazing job! Your pictures turned out gorgeous.

 

FWIW--Dreams Photography is available on the three Dream class (Dream, Magic, Breeze), the four Spirit class (Spirit, Pride, Legend, Miracle) and a two others (I'm not sure which ones though). Our wedding photog was a Dreams photographer in training.

Aww thank you!! Also, thanks for sharing the detailed info on which ships have it. I had no idea lol That information will hopefully be useful to others :)

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You look beautiful, and you and your hubby make a handsome couple! Congratulations!!!

 

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It helps a lot thanks. I am now looking at your pics they are just beautiful congrats again.:D

 

For our CDs, I burned our recessional song for the ceremony on one CD and then our first dance song on a separate CD and had each one labeled. Yes, I completely understand about the music...a celebration for us island folk isn't the same without some reggae! I can't speak for all ships but for us I just had the coordinator let the DJ know to play lots of whatever reggae he had and we were actually very pleasantly surprised with the selection he had! It was beyond what you would hear on mainstream radio. Hope that helps :)

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LOVE YOUR PICs

 

I feel like we have same tastes! LOL my colours are purple as well and my cake topper is a diamond letter C hahaha!

 

Congrates you are a beautiful bride!

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You look beautiful, and you and your hubby make a handsome couple! Congratulations!!!

 

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Thanks so much!! Congrats to you too!! :)

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LOVE YOUR PICs

 

I feel like we have same tastes! LOL my colours are purple as well and my cake topper is a diamond letter C hahaha!

 

Congrates you are a beautiful bride!

Thanks so much!! :) LOL great minds think alike!! Hope the rest of your planning goes smoothly!

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I was trying to follow your threads maybe you have already posted this. Did you make your bouquet?

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I was trying to follow your threads maybe you have already posted this. Did you make your bouquet?

Yes, I did make my bouquet and I loved it!! Saved hundreds of dollars by making all of our bouquets and they turned out great. I will upload a close up picture of it later and post a link to the youtube video where I got my method from. I bought the materials from Hobby Lobby and found great quality there.

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Thats amazing!! I cant beleive you made those!! you are so creative! I just ordered mine got a good deal so i cant complain! got everyones for the whole wedding party for 300!! i Think that is awesome! considering i have 6 bridesmaide and 6 groomsmen LOL

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Ok ladies! Here is a link to some of our wedding pics! We received well over 200 pictures but I just picked some of the highlights to share ;)

 

OMG!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! I finally got the link to open on a reg desktop computer, my BB wouldn't open it, dang phone lol anyway you look stunning, you and hubby look so happy! Congratulations again!!

 

 

 

 

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Thats amazing!! I cant beleive you made those!! you are so creative! I just ordered mine got a good deal so i cant complain! got everyones for the whole wedding party for 300!! i Think that is awesome! considering i have 6 bridesmaide and 6 groomsmen LOL

LOL thanks so much!! The bridesmaids actually made theirs and I made mine. Yes, for that many people you definitely did get a great deal for ordered bouquets & bouts!

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Ok ladies! Here is a link to some of our wedding pics! We received well over 200 pictures but I just picked some of the highlights to share ;)

 

OMG!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! I finally got the link to open on a reg desktop computer, my BB wouldn't open it, dang phone lol anyway you look stunning, you and hubby look so happy! Congratulations again!!

 

 

 

 

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Awww thank you!! Congrats again to you and your new hubby as well!! :)

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First of all CONGRATS!!! You were a beautiful bride and looks as though you enjoyed your special day.

 

We are getting married on the Breeze January 4th - would you mind sharing your invitations, response cards or directions that you provided to the guests; I am struggling here

 

Can you tell me how many non sailing guests you had -

 

Did you do the all inclusive alcohol and appetizers; we chose this package as well as the DJ

 

Anything you wish you had done but didn't

 

Thanks and again congrats to you

 

 

 

 

PS - Shatima, I have seen your threads throughout the wedding forum and you make me chuckle (in a good way) I have learned a lot from you ;)

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Thank you SO MUCH for posting this detailed review. I will be getting married on the Breeze on July 30th and only made the decision to do so just 4 months prior. We found out my fiance will be deploying to the Middle East in September, so we basically decided so quickly to do a cruise wedding with our nearest and dearest (i.e. the people who would be willing to spend the $$$ and time to join us - LOL)

 

This review has helped me understand the ship better and thus help me with my planning so much! :p

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Great review! Thank you for sharing. I stopped looking for Breeze reviews for a while, and I got lucky tonight!

 

Your pictures are gorgeous. Now I need to get pictures as a wedding gift somehow!

 

A) Thanks for clarifying the music issue. Good to know that I can burn songs (instead of finding original cds). It never occurred to me to put 1 song on each cd. Sounds like an opportunity for me to lose something.

 

B) How long did you take pictures after the ceremony and before the reception? And how long after the reception? Photographer waited until AFTER the reception, right? I don't want to miss that expensive hour and a half!

 

C) Did you get a special rate for your guests at that hotel?

 

D) Were they really strict about the one carry-on and a garment bag rule for the bride and groom?

 

E) Which cake flavor did you pick? Was it good?

 

That's all I can think of now. Between your review and your answers to Shatima's questions (VA!!!!!), I am more informed. Thank you again.

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Hey my wedding ring twin! LOL I must say I loved your review! It was so detailed and I'm so happy for you! You were a very beautiful bride! I loved your bridesmaid dresses where did you pick them from? Also did you provide the accessories for your cake? Did you make your bouquet? I love your reception room, kind of makes me wish I picked Breeze lol Great Review!

 

 

Hello All! I’ll try to make this as concise as possible! ;)

Our wedding was on Sunday May 5, 2013 at the Port of Miami! I got to Miami Friday and had my bachelorette party that night and then got my nails done and recovered (lol) on Saturday with my girls. My husband drove down to Miami on Saturday and checked into our hotel (we stayed in separate rooms Saturday night). I checked in later that day with my bridesmaids. We stayed at the Hyatt Place Miami Airport west, which was only about a 20 minute drive to the port. They offered free parking during your stay (free parking during your cruise as well if you book that package…which saves a lot of money vs. parking your car at the port for $20/day during your cruise), free breakfast each morning (French toast, toast, bagels, fresh fruit, egg sandwiches, assortment of teas, coffee, juices, cereal, oatmeal…great deal!) and free wi-fi.

Getting ready

So Sunday morning, I woke up at 7am and my makeup artist arrived at the hotel at 7:45 to do my makeup. I used Aimee Ortega (chicmakeupbyaimee.com) and she is AWESOME! So sweet, caring and did an excellent job of creating the look I wanted and checking to make sure it was just right. I highly recommend her! While she did my makeup, my bridesmaids were doing their own hair and makeup. When we were all done, we had breakfast (MOH keeping in contact w/groom to make sure we wouldn’t run into one another lol) and gathered our luggage to leave and head to the port. One of my bridesmaids was not sailing so she drove us all to the port. We ended up getting there later than we wanted, right at 10:30am…but fortunately it wasn’t a big deal at all. All our guests had already arrived and checked in (I told everyone to be there at 10am) J. With more communication between my MOH and the groom and with the help of the wedding coordinator, there was no problem keeping my husband and I separate in the terminal. The coordinator was waiting to greet us right as we got through security so everything flowed smoothly from there. My husband and some guests waited in the VIP lounge downstairs and I was taken to another waiting area upstairs with the other half of our guests. During this time the coordinator went over the ceremony and reception details with me before we boarded. She also let all the guests know where to be at what time. So as soon as we boarded she whisked me and my bridesmaids off to my cabin and the groom went to one of his groomsmen’s cabin to get ready.

Once finally in our cabin (if you booked the Ocean Suite like we did…you’re going to LOVE it!!) we had a comfortable hour to get ready. All of your hair and makeup was already done so all we had to do was slip into our dresses. During this time the videographer called and came to do the pre-wedding interview with me and then he also visited my husband. Also, the photographer called to see when we would be ready and came at that time to take some pictures of us before the ceremony. Once that was all done, we headed down to meet the coordinator at the ceremony location. My bridesmaids had been in weddings before and it’s the same basic procedure so they didn’t go for the mini rehearsal which worked out perfectly fine because all the groomsmen and the groom went for that.

Ceremony

Our ceremony was held in the Limelight Lounge (loved it) so myself and the bridesmaids met the coordinator and the officiant outside of the lounge and the groomsmen and my brother (he walked me down the aisle) met us there. The officiant briefly reminded them of the flow of order and then the coordinator cued us all when to walk in. The ceremony was perfect! The officiant followed through with the poem and blessing we wanted to be included in the ceremony along with the vows and such. Then she added her own sweet personal quote at the end which was beautiful. We chose “Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours” to be played as we exited the ceremony (we brought it on our own CD) and they played it perfectly on time and it was the perfect touch to end the ceremony and how we felt!

After that we went back in and took pictures with family and the bridal party and then it was off to the reception!!

Reception

Right before going in, my bridesmaids quickly bustled my dress for me and then they went inside. We then walked in as the DJ announced us and went straight into our first dance (The Point of it All by Anthony Hamilton) which we also brought with us on our own CD for them to play because they did not have that song. After dancing for about 1 min and a half we had everyone join us on the dance floor and then kicked off the partying! The food display was beautiful and I only a had few bites of a couple things but everyone loved the food. Drinks were flowing and I stuck to clear beverages in fear of messing up my dress lol They played the music we requested which was a mix of top 40, lots of reggae (both sides of our family and lots of friends are of island decent) and group dance songs (the wobble, electric slide, cha cha side..etc). Everyone was having a blast!! I’m SO happy we booked the DJ because it was hands down the best reception location and it looked so nice. Closer to the end we did the cake cutting, the MOH and best man did their speeches and then we danced and socialized some more before doing the bouquet and garter toss which was also fun! As a last song, the DJ played “We are Family” to fit the joyous and loving vibe in the air, it was perfect. After the reception all of our non-sailing guests had to sadly leave (50 guests, 12 sailing with us). Then we started taking pictures of just us with the photographer.

Pictures & Video

Let me just say that we are IN LOVE with our pictures! They came out beautiful and our photographer did an amazing job! Everyone who has seen them so far seems to love them as well. I can’t speak for other ships but for the Breeze, expect to want ALL of your pictures and for them to turn out as a beautiful way to reminisce and look back on your day. We got the photo book that the photographer created which was wayyy better than we expected it to be because we previously planned to skip purchasing it…but when we saw it, we HAD to have it. The quality was impeccable. Then we also got some prints and all of our photos on a USB.

 

 

So, overall we had an AMAZING time on our wedding day with each other and our friends and family!! It was truly the best day of our lives thus far and couldn't be any happier with our decision to do a cruise wedding and to do it on the Carnival Breeze. If you have any questions I'd be happy to help as these boards were a huge help to me during the planning process. I'll try to keep checking back in ;)

Now I'm gonna work on attaching some pics for you all to see!

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