Disney Wedding Obsession!

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m having a Disney wedding! What do you want to know I can totally fuel the fire hahaha

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

btw, Disney weddings can go anywhere from 5k to you know the moon. It all depends on location and guest count. There are also guest limits depending on your venue and if it’s in-park or in the hotels.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@leisha606:  I’m having it at the Disneyland Hotel’s grand ballroom. Our orginal plan was to have it in the park. California Adeventure specifically. But with in-park venues you can only have your wedding in the middle of the week in the middle of the night during off season. Also, in-park wedding severelly limit the guest list. We’re having a large wedding (250 guests) so the only venue that would work in the park we could not for the life of us get park approval. 100 guets is the ideal number if you are going for an in-park wedding. One of the most popular in-park venues is the animation building and that starts at 30k. The fun things about in-park weddings is that you can add ride experiences (price depends on the ride you want). It just wouldn’t work for us because we didn’t want to limit our guest list and we didn’t want our wedding on a monday night.

 

As far as the hotels go, there are a number of options for every guest list. If you want a small intimate affair, there is the escape package. It limits you to 20 guests and starts at 5k. They have many different ballrooms and options. We chose our ballroom because of the huge chandilier and gigantic dance floor. 

 

The nice thing about having a wedding in the hotels rather than the park is that you are going to be able to do a lot more with your money. with in-park wedding you are obligated to use EVERYTHING Disney. Flowers, lighting, music, the works. And it will be more expensive (think Disney pricing) for it. When you get married in the hotel, you are only required to use the catering and bakery (and anything else that you can add that will add up to your total minimum expenditure for your particular room). For example, I am getting an outside florist. The centerpiece I wanted would have cost 350 per centerpiece had I gone through Disney and I was able to get it for 175 at my florist.

Is there any particular location you were thinking of?

 

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

This is the ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel we went with.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

And this is a picture of the recpetion in the animation building in California Adventure. This is probably the most popular in-park option.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

So as far as pictures go, you are not allowed to be in wedding attire in the park at all. However, if you get married in the hotels you have the option to do a castle shoot the morning before or after your wedding before the parks open. (See photo) It cost extra, but I know so many brides who have done it and love it. We are definitely going to as well.

 

As far as the Disneyworld thing goes, we are planning on doing this for our one year anniversary (to relive the magic) so we are actually going to the Bahamas for our honeymoon. However, I heard the best way to go to Disneyworld is to get a travel agent (they can secure you the best deal and packages) and you will more likely be able to cater the trip to your specifications 🙂

 

As far as our wedding is concerned, our themed morphed and took shape once we got our spaces. With the ballroom, we thought it leant itself to a subtle beauty and beast theme. We’re going to do candelabra centerpieces (pictured) and another tall with with a glass cylinder and a single red rose. Out cocktail hour is going to be Aladdin themed with moraccan furniture. We’re having a string trio play Disney music at our ceremony. Kinda going for a whole “be our guest” theme. I am even getting our website custom designed. I’ll attach a screen shot for you. 

 

What are your “visions”?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

A castle shoot is actually about 3k. We’re going to do the morning after (what people normally do). 

 

 

 

That is such a cute idea for centerpieces. There is also a fellow bride who did paper ride models as her centerpieces. We are thinking of incorporating these into our escort card table cuz they look so freaking amazing. 

 

 

 

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@leisha606:  forgot to reply, see my post above ^^

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