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  • On Nov 27, 2023
    Leslie from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Cruise weddings

    Why hello there Leslie, and welcome to planDisney!

    Now whether you're looking to be wed in maritime matrimony to your very own First Mate or Co-Captain, or if you're planning on behalf of a future DisBride or DisGroom (names we affectionately use to refer to ourselves within the Disney Wedding planning community) I am thrilled to be able to share the experience my husband and I had as a recently featured Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding couple and seasoned sailors ourselves to steer you in the right direction!

    • In my planning experience over the past few years you can expect everything from the wedding venues on board or on Disney Castaway Cay to be subject to availability with no guarantee; this may also be dependent on weather or sea conditions - not to mention whether the ship will be able to dock or make it to the private island itself. (We took this all into consideration when we managed our planning expectations.)
    • At the present time, couples looking to tie the knot on the open seas are required to first book their sailing before adding on their wedding celebration; I highly recommend using a travel agent to help organize and reserve this - especially if you're looking to invite a number of friends and family as well as any additional vendors for photography, videography or styling that couples may bring on board as their guests. It's important to remember that depending on the length of your cruise and its itinerary, there are only a limited number of wedding slots available on each voyage competing for popular venues and times!
    • A few things that tend to come with Disney Cruise Line wedding packages include a dedicated onboard ceremony coordinator, personal fresh floral for the couple, an officiant (who is often a higher-ranking officer from various departments on board as the Captain typically does not perform these), a solo pianist and what is known as a Cake & Champagne Celebration generally scheduled for an hour immediately following the ceremony. Currently these packages also include dinner for the couple at a speciality dining location such as Palo as well as complimentary steaming for ceremony attire to be collected at the beginning of the voyage and delivered by the big day!
    One thing to keep in mind is that you'll still need to be legally married back at home as these ceremonies are purely symbolic and the overall celebrations may be a fair bit shorter compared to Disney Weddings on land. Bear in mind that these details and information are always subject to change without prior notice, so don't hesitate to come back for any other wedding planning tips!

    Here's to getting Hitched on the High Seas!
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Meet the Panelist: Prince, Ontario

Hello, Bonjour, Aloha and Ahoy there! As a performer and world explorer who's been to all of the Disney theme parks around the globe, I'm always happy to provide my best adventuring advice and knowledge to navigate your way to all of the greatest snacks, attractions and entertainment on land and at sea. Find me featured on the planDisney Podcast and on the Disney Parks Blog, discussing Disney Eats at festivals and beyond, holiday events at Walt Disney World Resort and planning my Disney Fairy Tale Wedding! Learn More About Prince

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