(Closed) No Disneyland wedding…GOOD RIDDANCE!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My DREAM wedding has ALWAYS been Disneyland.. but the price of it, through me off.. while it WOULD be worth it.. just don’t have that kind of money these days lol 4 hours seems short though.. I mean, mine is from 6-11pm, so it’s only 5, and that seems short to me! I couldn’t imagine 4!

 

Goodluck with your new location!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I loved the idea of the Disneyland wedding but being in Aust its a hell of a travel lol.

But 4 hours is nothing!!! Our wedding starts at 2.30pm and finishes at 11.30!! (with 2 hours between the ceremony and reception for people to drop off munchkins and all that)

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve always dreamed of a Disney wedding.  So we made the appointment at Disney World, I was in total shock.  Not only are the prices insane but you can not bring anything in.  I was told if I wanted to bring anything in, it would have to be indoors and I would have to ask a few of my guests to miss my ceremony so they could set it up.  Their set up time is during your ceremony.  I found a amazing venue with amazing packages, they even gave me a wedding planner and a event designer.  We are having a Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland wedding.  I’m so happy I went with them because our wedding is going to blow away a Disney wedding for half the price 🙂 

Post # 7
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3691 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I originally wanted a wedding at Disney World.  We were going for the wedding gazebo at the Yacht Club Resort, kind of a Victorian feel.

The wedding package was $2000 a few years ago, which was pretty reasonable.  By the time we were ready to get married, it was $4,750, and a bunch of stuff had been taken out of the package.  Plus you have to spend at least 4 nights at one of their resorts (separate cost.)  That was the price for the 2 of us to elope, and didn’t include any food but the wedding cake and champagne.

I found a real Victorian bed and breakfast closer to home, and couldn’t be happier with actually having my wedding there.  In the end, I spent less than I would’ve at Disney, and did everything on my own terms.

Post # 8
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5183 posts
Bee Keeper

Not many venues allow you to bring in your own food/drinks.. it is actually how they make most of their money. But I am sure Disney takes it to a new level.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

You’re buying a package that’s created by a company. Anyone who has seen a behind the scenes piece about that corporation knows that individualism and personalization are not part of the Disney lexicon.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They don’t have package deals anymore,  they have minimum expenditures.  Its $12,000 for Monday- Thursday, $15,000 for Friday and Sunday and $20,000 for Saturdays.  They also have guildlines for the time of your wedding. For a dinner reception you have have a minimum of $125 per person in food.  This doesn’t include any alcohol, for the lowest package its $48.00 per person for 4 hrs.  If I would have went with Disney, my wedding would have cost around $65,000.  I saved $35,000 by having it somewhere else.  

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m guilty of being a perfectionist so since its Alice in Wonderland theme, I wanted my guests to feel like they are in wonderland.  So there was a lot of decor in that price since I’m only having 60 guests.   I started to plan this back in Sept so I only gave myself 7 months to plan.  I was completely lost when I figured Disney was out, so I know how you are feeling right now.  I went to a place that only does events and it was the best thing I’ve ever done.  I have 5 hrs of open bar, 5 star food, and a planner and event designer.  We will be having a ” down the rabbit hole”  tunnel out of floor to ceiling drapes with a huge wrought iron gate at the end.  Hanging clocks, picture frames, flamingos, giant chess set, black and white dance floor, and a ton of other things.  I know you will find the perfect location for your wedding like I did.  I did a bunch of DIY projects also to keep costs down, I even made every invitation from scratch.  

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