The happiest blog on Earth
After your magical Disney engagement, the ideal next step is to have your wedding at the happiest place in the world! With three different wedding collections, Disney provides hundreds of customizable options to make your special day as beautiful as any Disney character's.
*Note: I'm sorry this took forever to post, but that's because it took forever to write!
Let's Tie the Knot
Disney weddings come in three different collections: Wishes, Memories, and Escape. Wishes is the most customizable, with the most options and the largest guest count. Memories accommodates up to 4 guests in addition to the couple, while Escape accommodates up to 18.
With the option to create customizable bouquets, boutonnieres, and other floral arrangements for your wedding, Disney will handle all things floral. The extent of your flowers depends on the collection you purchase.
Disney's amazing patisserie can create any cake you wish, with loads of fun toppers and themes. Flavors and colors are customizable to your theme.
Food and Beverages
Depending on your choice of reception venue and the season, Disney's food and beverage options vary. Nonetheless, they always incorporate fresh ingredients and creative menus with your choice of food item.
Photography and Videography
Disney offers ceremony photography, videography, and specialty portrait sessions depending on the location. Options even include a movie made out of your wedding ceremony.
This is the really fun part: unique transportation. At Disney parks, transportation to and from your ceremony can take place in a horse-drawn carriage, vintage cars, limousines, motor coach charters, and even Cinderella's Coach!
Entertain your guests with a variety of acts: from soloists, to duets, to bands, to DJs, to more themed entertainment. Disney offers a wide variety of instrument choices for soloists and bands. As for the themed entertainment, you can book Disney characters to show up at your reception or have trumpeters announce your arrival. Disney will even send in tacky tourists to entertain your guests if you so choose.
Disney offers such a huge variety of wedding options that no two weddings at the most magical place on Earth will ever be the same. To learn more about certain collections or options, or to start estimating the cost of your dream wedding, check out the Disney Weddings website here.
For Step 3: The Honeymoon, follow this blog!
For most Disney fans, the wedding of their dreams has one obvious destination: a Disney park. The idea of exchanging vows with Cinderella's castle in the background invokes butterflies in the stomach. For most people, just the prospect sounds expensive, but I am here, as your magical fairy godmother, to say that it is not as bad as you think it is!
With weddings currently reaching crazy new heights in expense, committing to your soulmate at the most magical place on earth won't require selling your voice or killing your stepdaughter.
Step One: The Engagement
If you want to start out magical and invite your significant other to spend his or her life with you in the most magical place on Earth, think about proposing at Disney! Through Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings service, Disney experts will help you to propose at one of four locations: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, a Disney Cruise, or Aulani Disney Resort and Spa. Disney's website has a list of ideas for proposals at each of these locations, including the number for floral arrangements, horse drawn carriage rides, spa trips, and more. Each location offers different services, so be sure to choose the right locale for you.
Let's talk about price. If you were to do all of the above activities at each park, they certainly are expensive. If you are more frugal and normal and you choose maybe one or two, these proposals won't break the bank. Best of all: they'll be a proposal you will never forget.
For more information and links, read Disney's Engagement website here.
For Step Two: The Wedding, keep up with this blog!
Kat Shambaugh: photographer, graphic designer, wannabe Disney princess. Computational Media major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.