Pros and Cons of Planning a Wedding Cruise

Planning a wedding can be stressful enough, but planning a wedding cruise has its own considerations to keep in mind! There are pros and cons to both options, and it’s important to weigh them all before making a decision. In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of planning a wedding cruise. We’ll help you decide if this is the right option for you and your fiancé!

Don’t Overthink It

While a wedding cruise can seem like quite a task, it definitely comes with its own unique challenges that traditional wedding venues don’t have. That doesn’t mean you should stray away from the idea if you are really interested in it.

Most companies that host wedding cruises have highly experienced planners and coordinators that handle a good portion of the planning and stressful setups.

We at CDA cruises have amazing wedding planners who are there to give you the smoothest experience possible for your big day.

The Pros of a Wedding Cruise

  • It’s cost-effective. On average these weddings are cheaper than typical banquets because they are normally smaller. You get to pick between multiple packages and the wedding planners help you figure out the best price points for your wedding vision.
  • You get to curate a more personal and intimate guest list. Because you’ll be on a boat, you won’t be inviting every single person that comes to mind. Depending on your situation, it even gives you an excuse to not invite certain people!
  • The water acts as natural décor and atmosphere. It’s hard to argue that being near water for any event isn’t great. Your guests will be guaranteed to be relaxed and feel good as they take in the fresh air and sunlight. Save time and money on decorations, sit back and enjoy the views!

The Cons of a Wedding Cruise

  • Smaller spaces mean your planning has more limitations. If you are planning a huge and grandiose wedding, a boat cruise might not be the best banquet for you.
  • Accessibility can be a huge factor for a wedding cruise. It requires some waiting and boarding on the docks, which can bring up problems for some groups.

Is A Wedding Cruise Right For You?

At the end of the day, if you value a small and personal wedding cruise that wows your family and friends – a wedding cruise could be the perfect option!

If you are looking for a huge venue with all of your friends, family, friends of friends, and extended family – a wedding cruise could be a bit too small and refined.

After reading all of that, you may still be wondering if a wedding cruise is for you. Reach out to our experienced wedding planners if you have any questions or concerns about planning your big day.

CDA Cruises

If you’re still in love with the idea of having a boat wedding, then look no further than CDA Cruises on Lake Coeur d’Alene! 

CDA Cruises offers multiple wedding cruises out of the Coeur d’Alene Resort that are sure to have everything you’re looking for, including meals, cake service, set up and tear down of all chairs and tables, and photography.

Want to know more? Contact our wedding planner today to schedule a meeting!