Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Disney Dream Wedding

A wedding at Walt Disney World? Who wouldn't want that?!

Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings offers couples the ability to tie the knot at many magical locations around Walt Disney World resort. The Wedding Pavilion at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort is a popular choice, with a gorgeous view of Cinderella Castle across the Seven Seas Lagoon. Other ceremony locations include World Showcase countries in Epcot, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the Polynesian Resort, the BoardWalk Resort, the Yacht Club Resort.

You can also have your ceremony in the Magic Kingdom in front of Cinderella Castle! Now that would be a magical ceremony!

Well back in my sociology class in high school, I had to design and plan a wedding. The only requirement was that we did not exceed a budget of $40,000. So, being the Disney fan I am, I planned a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding at Walt Disney World!

Here's what my "dream wedding" would look like:


“Your Boarding Pass” Invitations from Carlson Craft

Destination weddings can tie the theme together with this novel ensemble inspired by a travel boarding pass. When open, the jacket reveals three panels holding your personalized cards.

Invitations: $278.90
Reception Cards: $50.30
Foldover Notes: $50.30
Respond Cards: $59.30
Printed Outer Envelopes: $30.20
Total (75 of each): $469


Custom Postage from

160 42-cent Stamps: $127.60


Detroit, MI (DTW) to Orlando, FL (MCO), Air Tran Airways

Disney’s Magical Express: Complimentary Transportation from Airport to Hotel


Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort

Two Rooms for Bride’s and Groom’s Parents

2 Rooms at $205/night for 3 nights: $1218

Four Round-trip Airplane Tickets: Depart Detroit, Arrive Orlando (Delta Airlines)

$217/person x 4 persons: $868


Disney's Boardalk Inn Garden Suite

This suite has a bedroom, a parlor and one and a half baths. The bedroom has a king-size bed. The parlor has a queen-size sleeper sofa. The suite has two levels, a private entrance, wet bar, data port, concierge service, table and chairs and a Whirlpool tub in the master bathroom.

Walt Disney World "Magic Your Way" Tickets

7-Day Admission

Park Hopper Option

Water Park Option


Stephen Geoffrey Alfresco Style 202 from Jim's Formal Wear

Two button, single breasted styling with a non-vented back. Notch lapel, double-besom pockets and bone buttons. Includes coordinating pleated trousers.Ideal for destination weddings, cruises and outdoor affairs.

Rental: $159


Strapless satin corset gown with pick up skirt from David's Bridal

Features brooch at waist

Sweep train

Style T9104

Price: $399


3-Piece Bridal Set from Macy's

Women’s Two-Tone 14k Gold Diamond Ring and Band, 3/4 ct. t.w.

Men’s Two-Tone 14k Gold Diamond Band, 1/5 ct. t.w.

Reg: $2,048
Sale: $1,310


Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Six-Hour Package

-Up to 6 hours of wedding coverage
-Proof Book
-4” x 6” keepsake prints
-A private website of final images
-Signature Album includes a credit of $1,250 toward album print selection



Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings "Moden Memories" Package

"A fusion of energy and enchantment, this style is equal parts boldness and beauty. Filmed with the creative angles and quick-moving shots of a music video, this montage is for the couple who dances to their own beat and wants to be swept away by the adventure and excitement of their special day."



Cinderella's Coach

Pulled by 6 Welsh Ponies guided by a Driver and 2 Footman in full regalia



Disney's Wedding Pavilion at the Grand Floridian Resort

"With all the grandeur of a classic Victorian summer home, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion offers many enchanting possibilities for the wedding ceremony of your dreams. With its palm-fringed solarium and views of Cinderella Castle across the Seven Seas Lagoon, this magnificent non-denominational chapel can accommodate up to 300 guests for a ceremony of style and grace."

Rental Fee: $2,500


Aisle Swagging

Chuppah with Chiffon Accents



Disney's BoardWalk Resort Atlantic Dance Hall

"Celebrate your wedding day in a nostalgic waterfront Resort steeped in old-fashioned charm. Experience the romance and playfulness of a bygone era, both inside the elegant salt water taffy-colored inn and outside amidst the carnival sights and ragtime sounds of the beautiful BoardWalk."

100 Guests at $100/guest: $10,000


Starry, Starry Night Lighting



BoardWalk Standard Tables

Includes white floor-length poly-cotton linen underlay & overlay with complementing poly-cotton napkins.

Also includes a brocade burgundy & forest green banquet chair, glassware, dishes and flatware.

Included in Dance Hall Rental Fee


“The Glass Coach” Cocktail Hour and Buffet Dinner

Cocktail Hour
-Antipasto Display with Crisp Bread Sticks
-Spanakopitas with Artichoke-Tomato Tapenade
-Pan-seared Crab Cakes with Lemon-Dill Cream

Buffet Dinner
-Medley of Field Greens layered with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Carrot Angel Hair
-Low-fat Zinfandel, Caesar and Bacon-Ranch Dressings
-Mediterranean-style Shrimp and Pasta Salad
-Southwestern Corn and Bean Salad
-Olive Oil Grilled Vegetables
-Island-spiced Mahi Mahi with Grilled Pineapple,
-Citrus, and Vanilla Bean Beurre Blanc
-Parmesan-crusted Chicken Breast with Basil
-Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Cream
-Horseradish-crusted Beef Strip Loin with Worcestershire Demi
-Focaccia, Ciabatta, and Baguettes with Olive Oil and Butter
-Chocolate Truffle Torte
-Cheesecake with Almonds, Raspberries and White Chocolate Fondue
-Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Selection of Hot Teas

Price included in BoardWalk Dance Hall Rental Fee


"Happily Ever After Cake"

150 Servings

$6/serving: $900


Disc Jockey

"Mix up the music at your wedding by choosing a disc jockey to spin all your favorite songs"



3 Embroidered Gingham Totes



3 Embroidered Weekender Bags



Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Resort Hotel

Magic Your Way Ticket Package



Total Spent: $36,703.30


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