Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Disney Wedding

I'm not sure how familiar the general public is with the process of having a Disney wedding. Like any wedding, there are so many things to be decided. I've tried to weigh the pros and cons nearly every day. See, as I've mentioned in the past, I wanted to elope and avoid all the hub-bub. So, in no particular order, I shall list the advantages and disadvantages of having a Disney wedding... at least some of them.
Advantages
  • Its Disney... home of the best costumer service in the world by far.
  • Options galore, including character visits, glass slipper deserts, private fireworks, and more. There is virtually nothing they won't/can't do... for a cost.
  • Many different locations to choose from. You could have a wedding in Morocco, a reception in France, and dessert in England! Photo sessions can be held in a land full of magic and fairy tales.
  • Disney provides nearly every service (excluding officiants, but they give you a list of locals that have performed Disney weddings) needed at a wedding. Food, flowers, cakes, DJs, bands, etc.
  • You truly ARE a princess for a day.
  • Its a great excuse for the family to take a vacation!
  • There are GREAT resources for a Disney Bride, among them these sites: Disney Brides , Disney Weddings, Magical Kingdoms, Mouse Weddings, DisBoards. There are also blogs galore, here is one of my favorites: A Disney Wedding.

Disadvantages

  • It is far for a lot of people, and impossible for some to travel.
  • Weather can be unpredictable if you choose the wrong season.
  • Some locations require you to use Disney services, whether or not you like what they have to offer... even money won't buy you out on this.
  • The cost, Disney weddings are just expensive! There are minimums everywhere, and it is very easy to run up to nearly $50,000 if you're not careful!!! Its possible, yes to have a semi-affordable Disney wedding, you just have to be careful.
  • It can be expensive for everyone, not just you!
  • The timeline...

So, these are only a few pros and cons; I imagine I will be editing this constantly. So far, my biggest problem has been the timeline. My next blog will be an extremely long blog entirely on Disney weddings policies, cost, and timeline. I detest the timeline, I think any bride would.



8 comments:

Once A Bride said...

It'll be a great time had by all! Disney helps remind adults that we all were kids once--sometimes we need to treat ourselves to a little more fun. :)

Caitlin said...

I bet your wedding will be amazing! I am so jealous you are having it in Disney World! I can't wait for pictures and details of the actual event!!

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Good Gals Inc said...

I think it would be amazing!!! My best friend wants a Disney Wedding, so I've always thought that they were so fabulous! Let us know what you decide!

honey my heart said...

those are very nice advantages :) disney weddings are always so magical.

jane in the waiting line said...

i am so excited to see how your disney wedding turns out!! so excited you are getting the carriage!

thatdisneygirl said...

My vote: do it! I was worried about the same things on your "cons" list and ultimately I wouldn't have done it any other way. Pure Disney magic!

Lauren said...

Disney DEF has a lot of pros and cons. Unfortunately for us the cons out weighted the pros... but we are still doing our Disney wedding in Orlando, just not IN Disney. I can't say it's been cheaper at all, but so far it's been just as magical and much less stressful. After our weekend we are moving on Disney prop to enjoy the hotels & parks.

Whatever you decide it's going to be BEAUTIFUL & MAGICAL!

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