I would recomend getting to the ship as early as possible. We were late to our own wedding! Fly down the day pior and hire a cab or shuttle service to get you to the ship. We did the cruise line shuttle and with so many people at the hotel it has liek a heard of cattle.
My husband and I had our wedding on the carnival pride. We did the package with 20 guest and a reception. It was GREAT!! Open bar for everyone and wonderful food. The reception was at the disco tech. I got ready in our room with my friends while the guest explored the ship. After the reception everyone had to get off the ship and we sailed away to our honeymoon. The pictures the ship photographer took where AMAZING!!! We talked them down from $1200 to $600 for pictures. We got all of our pictures the second night of the cruise and it came with a wedding album. They really did a great job!!! Very good price also!!