One of the reasons people love a wedding on a yacht is because of its ease. Planning a wedding can be stressful so opting for a yacht wedding often means an in-house event team dedicated to your special day. Your very own wedding dream team to coordinate logistics, help plan your menu, brainstorm signature touches and execute your vision to the tiniest of details (edible flowers in your signature cocktail? No problem!)
Weddings are our most popular event which brings lots of questions, including common misconceptions. Here are the top ten myths we often debunk!
- My Guests Will Get Seasick
Our yachts cruise in the calm, protected waters of Marina del Rey. Because we stay in the harbor, there are no waves. The risk of getting seasick is highly unlikely. We’ve been cruising the Marina waters for 41 years and have yet to see a guest get motion sickness. You can sit back and enjoy your time without fear of getting sick.
- No Man Left Behind
People are often worried that because our yachts have a departure time, there is a chance one of their guests will run late and miss the boat…literally. Rest assured, that we are committed to ensuring that doesn’t happen! Our team makes recommendations for timing and keeps the line of communication open to welcome everyone on board.
- No Place for the Bride to Prepare
Couples are pleased to learn that each of our yachts has its own dedicated bridal suite (our yachts are full of pleasant surprises!). This means a private place for touch-ups, dress primping, and champagne-sipping as the bride prepares to walk down the aisle. It’s also a good place for couples to duck in and catch a breath throughout all the fun and excitement and for brides to change into a reception dress if they have one!
- Limited Capability
Getting married on a yacht doesn’t mean you’re limited on space. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! Think of our yachts as a blank canvas that comes alive with each wedding. Our yachts have multiple floors – from sky decks to lounge areas – that are exclusively yours. And we’ve seen – and done – it all in these spaces. The sky’s the limit with your creativity and vision.
- Yachts are Expensive
Yes, yacht rentals can be expensive but that’s not always the case. We plan yacht weddings for all budgets and sit down with our clients to discuss different options. Consider a wedding yacht rental to be a venue just like renting indoor space at a hotel or estate – but way better! We take pride in creating life’s special moments and are honored to do so.
- The Wedding Ceremony Will be an Afterthought
Some mistakenly believe that a yacht wedding will remove the spotlight from the bride and groom because of the novelty of having a wedding ceremony on a yacht. Not true! If anything, a yacht wedding creates a unique backdrop for an intimate event. Surrounded by the breathtaking views of Marina del Rey and your guests, the yacht only enhances the specialness of your union.
- No Religious Ceremonies on a Yacht
No matter your religious preferences, we can accommodate any type of ceremony on our yachts. Alternatively, our captains are ordained to perform wedding ceremonies on any of our yachts.
- Yacht Clothing Required
There is no special dress code for a yacht wedding other than what is dictated by the wedding couple i.e. formal vs. informal. You dress for a yacht wedding just as you would dress for a wedding on land.
Sometimes people believe they need to dress extra warm because they are on the water. There is generous interior space on the yacht where the wedding is hosted if you get chilly.
Also, no need to wear a life vest. We have them available for emergencies.
- Children Can’t Attend
If the bride and groom are comfortable with having children attend the wedding then they are welcomed! We have no age restrictions. Our yachts are safe and well-run.
- Can’t Use Outside Vendors
You absolutely can use your own vendors! We have a resource list of our experienced and favorite vendors at your disposal, but you are welcome to provide your own preferred vendors, too.
- Yacht Weddings are Complicated
A yacht wedding is no more difficult to plan for than a wedding on land. Your wedding will have a dedicated planner who will coordinate every detail for your big day. Our boat wedding venues come with all amenities associated with a luxurious setting. You don’t have to worry about the details – simply enjoy!
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Ready to plan your yacht wedding? Give us a call at (310) 827-2220 or submit an event query form.