- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
We are so excited to be having our wedding in Disney World. About 40 of our friends and family will be joining us and are not-surprisingly turning this into a family vacation.
My mother is telling me that I can’t expect people to come all that way and only see us on our wedding day. That makes sense to me, but it’s Disney World and don’t want to take over everyone’s schedules and interfere with their park time. Most of our families are coming down on the Saturday and staying for the week and have some pretty full days planned. For many of them them, this will be their first time in Disney.
We are getting married on a random Tuesday because it worked out best for vacation schedules. We’ll be holding a mini-rehearsal for our small wedding party (me, Fiance, Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, Flower Girl and RB) on Monday afternoon.
We have been considering having the boys go out golfing on Monday morning and the girls were going to go out for brunch or something – Neither of us really want your traditional bachelor/bachelorette party, so this seemed like a good compromise.
I have also been considering renting a hospitality suite on the Sunday night at the hotel where the room block is and getting some munchies/desserts once everyone has made it into town, kind of a welcome evening.
Fiance isn’t exactly thrilled with this idea because he thinks we’re not allowing everyone to enjoy their vacations. Presumably, people would want to be at the nighttime activities at one of the parks on Sunday night and, even if we plan something starting at 7 or 8, they’d have to miss fireworks or whatever. This event would be totally optional, but we kind of think that most of our families would still be there cause they saw it as part to the wedding festitivities.
So, this is what the week looks like for our guests:
Saturday – Everyone arrives in Orlando
Sunday – Everyone is free for the day, Maybe Welcome Evening
Monday – Maybe Bachelor/Bachelorette Activities in the morning, Rehearsal in the afternoon
Tuesday – Wedding Day
Wednesday-Saturday – Free days
Is this too full of a schedule? Should I forget about the welcome stuff? Or the individual parties stuff? Both? Neither?