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tradster2007
07-24-2007, 10:00 PM
First of all can I just say how exciting it is to find a place like this where people can share these wonderful moments?!?! I thought I was the only person in the world as excited about my wedding, but it actually makes me feel less crazy to know there are others out there!!!

I haven't read about any cruise line weddings yet in this forum, but I've definitely enjoyed the WDW reports people have posted. The funny thing is, I live in Orlando. And I bought my dress from Sue at Carolyn Allen's before I knew anything about what she had done for other people (steaming and tuxes, etc). Her shop is literally 5 minutes from my house and I just happened to go in there one day and meet her. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to ANYONE and EVERYONE!!

I have been with my fiance for 8 years and I always knew that we were going to get married in the gazebo in the Yacht Club. I just knew that's what I wanted. So when he proposed to me on my birthday last year in that gazebo, I was over the moon!! Unfortunately, I really didn't realize the cost associated with it and knew that the intimate wedding was just not big enough for the people we wanted to come. I talked to a friend who had done the cruise wedding and since DCL is my absolute favorite vacation EVER (been on 3 - not much compared to some people on dis, but still ok!) I started looking into it.

Right now we have 35 people and 11 staterooms booked for our Castaway Cay wedding!! Unfortunately I am a HUGE procrastinator. I have so many things I want to do, but Disney is really taking care of everything with the ceremony. I want to create a "Wedding Navigator" newsletter and gift bags for everyone coming, but my creative juices are just not flowing. Bill and I are very sarcastic, witty people and we want things to reflect our personality. We were thinking that one of the gift bag items could be a Pirates of the Caribbean Disney Dollar in a ziploc bag with some sand - cause it would be a "sand dollar" - that's the kind of people we are. But I'm having trouble with ideas. Any ideas from anyone who has already done the Disney wedding??? Or a beach wedding?

Thanks again for taking the time to share your stories. I've had a great time this evening and have felt like I was there for many of the ceremonies!!

princessdisneybelle
07-24-2007, 10:04 PM
First of all can I just say how exciting it is to find a place like this where people can share these wonderful moments?!?! I thought I was the only person in the world as excited about my wedding, but it actually makes me feel less crazy to know there are others out there!!!

I haven't read about any cruise line weddings yet in this forum, but I've definitely enjoyed the WDW reports people have posted. The funny thing is, I live in Orlando. And I bought my dress from Sue at Carolyn Allen's before I knew anything about what she had done for other people (steaming and tuxes, etc). Her shop is literally 5 minutes from my house and I just happened to go in there one day and meet her. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to ANYONE and EVERYONE!!

I have been with my fiance for 8 years and I always knew that we were going to get married in the gazebo in the Yacht Club. I just knew that's what I wanted. So when he proposed to me on my birthday last year in that gazebo, I was over the moon!! Unfortunately, I really didn't realize the cost associated with it and knew that the intimate wedding was just not big enough for the people we wanted to come. I talked to a friend who had done the cruise wedding and since DCL is my absolute favorite vacation EVER (been on 3 - not much compared to some people on dis, but still ok!) I started looking into it.

Right now we have 35 people and 11 staterooms booked for our Castaway Cay wedding!! Unfortunately I am a HUGE procrastinator. I have so many things I want to do, but Disney is really taking care of everything with the ceremony. I want to create a "Wedding Navigator" newsletter and gift bags for everyone coming, but my creative juices are just not flowing. Bill and I are very sarcastic, witty people and we want things to reflect our personality. We were thinking that one of the gift bag items could be a Pirates of the Caribbean Disney Dollar in a ziploc bag with some sand - cause it would be a "sand dollar" - that's the kind of people we are. But I'm having trouble with ideas. Any ideas from anyone who has already done the Disney wedding??? Or a beach wedding?

Thanks again for taking the time to share your stories. I've had a great time this evening and have felt like I was there for many of the ceremonies!!

Oh I love the "sand dollar" idea. Oh I just had a fun idea. How about putting all of their welcome bag things in a bottle. I have seen large bottles with cork lids. I would have to look and see where I found them. Disney flip flops would be fun too. There is alot of summer things on sale at disneyshopping. You should take alook.

JaxTeach
07-24-2007, 10:07 PM
Congratulations and welcome!! How exciting to have a DCL wedding! Are you having the ceremony on CC or the ship? I can't wait to hear all about it... DF and I got engaged at Castaway Cay in March and will be getting married at SBP in December. Please keep us posted on your planning and I'll be looking for an awesome DCL wedding TR!! :yay:

Dremwvr
07-24-2007, 10:11 PM
YAY!! We are wedding twins!!! I am getting married December 1st 2007 too!! But I will be at Disneyland. Can't wait to hear more about a cruise wedding.

tradster2007
07-24-2007, 10:13 PM
Oh I love the "sand dollar" idea. Oh I just had a fun idea. How about putting all of their welcome bag things in a bottle. I have seen large bottles with cork lids. I would have to look and see where I found them. Disney flip flops would be fun too. There is alot of summer things on sale at disneyshopping. You should take alook.

I liked the sand dollar thing too!! Hadn't thought of a bottle idea - that might definitely be something to look into. Thanks for the tip!

Congratulations and welcome!! How exciting to have a DCL wedding! Are you having the ceremony on CC or the ship? I can't wait to hear all about it... DF and I got engaged at Castaway Cay in March and will be getting married at SBP in December. Please keep us posted on your planning and I'll be looking for an awesome DCL wedding TR!! :yay:

Congratulations on your engagement!!! My very good friend just got married at SBP at 12:34 on 05/06/07 (gotta love it). Her experience was great!! December is a great time to get married in Florida!! Great weather and no rain!! We are getting married on Castaway Cay. It's at 10 am which is great because we go back to the ship for mimosa's and cake and then back to the island for cabana massages!! Really couldn't ask for a better day!!! If I ever get my navigator figured out I will post it. I will probably still be doing it the night before we get on the ship! Thanks and good luck to you as well!!

tradster2007
07-24-2007, 10:17 PM
YAY!! We are wedding twins!!! I am getting married December 1st 2007 too!! But I will be at Disneyland. Can't wait to hear more about a cruise wedding.


That's awesome!!! I've only been to Disneyland once - where is your ceremony? I would love to have a rehearsal dinner or a reception at Blue Bayou. And we picked days that the husbands will easily remember! I love anniversaries on the first day of the month! We celebrate the beginning of our relationship on June 1st, so I figure this way I can have 2 anniversaries a year! Which will have to be Disney cruises to commemorate our wedding. I figured all that out and planned it ahead of time! I would love to hear more about Disneyland!

tradster2007
07-24-2007, 10:17 PM
YAY!! We are wedding twins!!! I am getting married December 1st 2007 too!! But I will be at Disneyland. Can't wait to hear more about a cruise wedding.

Oh yeah - and my name is Kimberly too!! I go by Kimi - but what are the odds????

princessdisneybelle
07-24-2007, 10:18 PM
That's awesome!!! I've only been to Disneyland once - where is your ceremony? I would love to have a rehearsal dinner or a reception at Blue Bayou. And we picked days that the husbands will easily remember! I love anniversaries on the first day of the month! We celebrate the beginning of our relationship on June 1st, so I figure this way I can have 2 anniversaries a year! Which will have to be Disney cruises to commemorate our wedding. I figured all that out and planned it ahead of time! I would love to hear more about Disneyland!

:love: We started dating on June 1st!

jodeeluvsdisney
07-24-2007, 10:30 PM
So excited to hear about a cruise wedding! I am sure it will be magical! Keep it coming!

PrettyInTink
07-24-2007, 10:34 PM
Sand Dollar :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: Thats classic.

Are you sending invitations? Our original invitations read "With joy in our hearts and sand between our toes, we Cyndi and Kevin, along with our parents, request your presence at............" Just an idea.
You MUST do the sand dollar idea. Thats just too funny!

Glorydaz
07-25-2007, 06:43 AM
oh my, I LOVE your wedding details!! A cruise/Castaway Cay wedding - priceless!! the sand dollars is a fabulous idea - definitely do that! and I think Laura's idea of the bottle would be great if you could pull it off! other welcome bag idea's could include : canvas totes , flip flops, spare water bottle, sun care kit , possibly snorkels ( if you can get them for a good price ), and I think that's about all I've come up with - oh yeah, custom door hangers for each guests room - with a wedding motif!

anyway, keep us in the know - I'm really looking forward to seeing more!

Michelle :cloud9:

jasonandlisa
07-25-2007, 09:27 AM
Congratulations!! I'm excited to hear more about your wedding, especially since I've never been on a DCL cruise. I've heard that you can get message-in-a-bottle wedding invitations. I don't have a link or anything, but it might be something to look into...

myprincessgirlisa
07-25-2007, 02:02 PM
Kimi!!

Congrats & we are SO glad to have you here & we want to hear ALL the details...how FUN!!!

LOVE the sand dollar

Oh & they have a coin replica at this one website from POC....i got a bunch for DDs bday one year & they were neat....let me find the link...here it is...mecca for pirate stuff


http://www.deadmentellnotales.com/locker.shtml

enjoy!!!

princessdisneybelle
07-25-2007, 02:22 PM
Disneyshopping has beach towels on sale. That might be a fun thing.

http://disneyshopping.go.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10003&storeId=10052&categoryId=24506&langId=-1&N=0&Ntk=p_categoryID&Ntt=24506&Nu=p_productID

JJClemson
07-25-2007, 02:34 PM
Your wedding sounds like it's going to be so much fun! A cruise wedding sounds like a dream :goodvibes I cannot wait to hear all the details! The sand dollar idea is too cute!

HebeJebe
07-25-2007, 03:20 PM
Yay!! A Castaway Cay Wedding!! Welcome to the club!

I was married there in October of 2004. Please ask me any questions you have.

Here is what the Cruise Terminal Wedding looks like
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding1.jpg

Here is the Castaway Cay Wedding (at Heads Up Bar)
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding2.jpg

And here is the reception at Palo
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding3.jpg

myprincessgirlisa
07-25-2007, 03:31 PM
Yay!! A Castaway Cay Wedding!! Welcome to the club!

I was married there in October of 2004. Please ask me any questions you have.

Here is what the Cruise Terminal Wedding looks like
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding1.jpg

Here is the Castaway Cay Wedding (at Heads Up Bar)
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding2.jpg

And here is the reception at Palo
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding3.jpg


beautiful....i would love to see more....would you mind starting a thread so we could peek!!!

HebeJebe
07-25-2007, 03:32 PM
Sure! Let me dust off the old photo albums and find some good ones.

tradster2007
07-25-2007, 09:36 PM
Yay!! A Castaway Cay Wedding!! Welcome to the club!

I was married there in October of 2004. Please ask me any questions you have.

Here is what the Cruise Terminal Wedding looks like
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding1.jpg

Here is the Castaway Cay Wedding (at Heads Up Bar)
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding2.jpg

And here is the reception at Palo
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u167/jenniferhuggins/DCLWedding3.jpg

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures! Another friend of mine got married in Dec. 2004, but I had never seen pictures from the Port before!! I had no idea they decorated it like that! Thanks for sharing!!

They told me that my reception would be in the Cadillac Lounge (she didn't mention anything about Palo - I will have to ask)

Thanks to everyone for the other ideas! I had never heard of the message in the bottle invitations. Love the sound of that!! I'm slightly obsessed with POTC so we were thinking of doing treasure map invitations with a map of Castaway Cay - but the bottles also sounds cool. I'm also very excited that the Flying Dutchman will also be in the background of my wedding pix.

Thanks also for the idea about the door hangers. We could make really cool magnets for everyone.

Another great thing I heard from my friend who got married in Dec. 2004 is that they ship is already decorated for the holidays. She had a beautiful picture of her and her husband on the ship in front of the decorated staircase - and you can get photo Christmas cards made on the ship during that time of year - SOOO hopefully I will get those taken care of as well!

I'm trying to start work on the "wedding" navigator now. Wanted it to be a companion to the navigator that you get in the stateroom everyday, but all about the wedding party and times and places for the groups to meet. For example, we were gonna plan a girls day in the Rainforest in the Spa and a Ping Pong tournamen for the guys. I have already created one page for it that has the diagrams of the individual decks of the ships with the pictures of the people staying in the room pointing to their room on the diagram. We have people on Decks 6, 7, and 8 though so I'm trying to figure out how to fit it all in. I've been sitting around for the past 10 months thinking I didn't have to do anything for my wedding and now it's only 4 months away and I'm realizing I'm way behind!!

Thank you everyone for your ideas and advice. Keep it coming!!

KC's Princess
07-25-2007, 10:45 PM
Congratulations! I'm really excited to hear about a wedding on DCL. I have no idea what all the options are. How unique!

jamielynn
07-31-2007, 03:14 PM
Congrats! I am getting married on DCL, Leap Day on the Wonder. Call Cathy and ask about Palo. I have heard that the Cadillac Lounge is a smoking permitted bar. I personally would not be able to handle the stake smoke smell etc. (asthma and I just do not want to keep thinking "ugh what a horrible smell" on my day)

You have some great ideas already! I LOVE THE SAND DOLLAR IDEA!!!! :cool1: I have started gathering items for our gift bags. Since we will have several kids there (as well as adults who could pass as kids :lmao: ) I have bought the glow necklaces for the evenings, pirate night etc. http://www.illuminationz.com/

We also found surf safes and mickey/minnie pens. Being the crazy, over prepared person I am, we have bought several travel size items, tylenol, dramamine, etc. from here http://www.minimus.biz/default.aspx

Oriental Trading Company is also a great place to find pirate and beach themed items.

Not sure how much family/friend time you want, but you CAN link all of the reservations together so that you will all eat at the same time, etc. All you have to do is call DCL with their names and reservation numbers and ask them to link them to your reservation. Doesnt mean you cant eat on deck on enight etc. but it is there if you want it.

Good Luck planning. I look forward to your posts. :goodvibes