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Goldeelox9
12-29-2007, 06:40 PM
TRIP REPORT STARTS ON PAGE 46. DAY ONE! (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1670779&page=46)

DAY TWO (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=28829560&postcount=712)

DAY THREE (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=28897943&postcount=725)

DAY FOUR (part one) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=28977789&postcount=733)

DAY FOUR (part two) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=29013896&postcount=742)

DAY FOUR (part three) (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=29022722&postcount=746)

DAY FIVE (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=29116416&postcount=755)

DAY SIX (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=29200107&postcount=781)

DAY SEVEN (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=29282727&postcount=786)

DAY EIGHT (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=29582591&postcount=803)

DAY NINE (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=29812759&postcount=824)

DAY TEN (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30164966&postcount=844)

DAY ELEVEN (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30558133&postcount=853)

DAY TWELVE (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30575725&postcount=859)

HOME RECEPTION (http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=30656887&postcount=861)


MY WEDDING VIDEO! (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=93531891790&set=vb.548281790&type=3&theater)




:bride: I have read everyone's planning journals and I love them. I thought I would start one. I hope you all enjoy!

So alittle about us!

My name is Lisa and I am 29 years old! I am a legal assistant for a law firm in Downtown Baltimore & a Disney Vacation Planner / Agent. I was born and raised in Baltimore! I am also the Disney lover in the relationship. Although after only one trip to Disney last February my Sweetie fell in love with the House of Mouse.

My DF name is Pete and he is 31. He was born in New Jersey and then went to Chiropractic College in Iowa. We met the week he moved to Baltimore and have been inseperable ever since. He is working as a manager for a Disease Managment Company in Baltimore.

Before we got engaged we had agreed on a wedding in Las Vegas. All of his wedding guest will have to travel and since my Mom past away a few years ago and I had one failed engagement that had got as far as booking EVERYTHING here in Baltimore I didn't want to get married in my home town. Right before we got engaged the Disney Wedding show came on the Food Network and I totally fell in love. I wanted a Disney Fairytail Wedding. I knew we could not afford it, but I watched the show over and over on TiVo. Finally my DF suggested a wedding on the Disney Cruise and a Honey Moon in Disney World. I was all for it.

We booked our Disney Cruise line wedding in October and we are getting married on the November 2nd sailing of the Disney Wonder. Since I am a travel agent I am able to book all of my guests on our cruise. It is working out well.

helloirishkitty
12-29-2007, 06:57 PM
Yay! A new PJ!

popcorn:: :surfweb:

Goldeelox9
12-29-2007, 07:21 PM
Ok so here is the story complete with pictures.

Pete, out of the blue, says to me "I Have a present for you". Instantly I hope for an engagement ring. Hey, I'm a girl ok!! So I am sitting in the chair in the dining room and he comes at me with a huge bag.

Huge Bag = No ring

I am still excited to be getting a present, I love presents! On top of the bag is the sweetest, most genuine love letter I have ever read. I start crying and he laughs at me. LOL Then he tells me open my present and I reach in the bag and it is a HUGE box. I open the box and there is something breakable inside. I lift off the top styrofome and there is the prettiest Disney Snow Globe.

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I take a closer look and I see that it is inscribed with a message!

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I read it and look at Pete and read it again and then Pete looks into my eyes, as he is pulling a ring box out of his pocket and says "So, Will You Marry Me?" I said "Yes!" and I held my hand out, it was all shaky and he took the ring in his fingers, he was all shaky too and he placed it on my finger. I was really crying now! He put the prettiest ring I HAVE EVER SEEN on to my shaky hand. It is so shiny and sparkly and set in platinum!

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He hugged me and kissed me and told me how much he loved me. Then he said "There is one more thing." I said "No, there isn't, this can not be topped." I took another box out of the gift bag and inside was a Pewter DVD case, that he also had inscribed.There is space inside for a DVD and a Picture! How awesome. So then he says to me "Did you see I had them put Lisa & Pete's Magical Wedding Day?" I said "that is why I am crying again! LOL So we are engaged! I am so so excited! I love this man more then life it's self!

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Here are the rest (http://www.flickr.com/gp/97595061@N00/A9gS8M)of the pictures of my ring I have taken so far!

Goldeelox9
12-29-2007, 07:31 PM
Now onto this Mickey Mouse Ring Rumor …… It’s not a Mickey Mouse Ring, not a real one, I am sure the designer of the Ring wasn’t designing the ring to have a Mickey head in it (although there is a designer who specializes in Disney Jewelry), It just looks like one. Pete said he picked it because the three side diamonds reminded him of the Mickey Mouse diamond earrings I wear every day, except all three side diamonds are the same size and the bottom one isn’t bigger (like on the earrings), but didn’t think anyone else would notice. He was shocked by how many other people see the “Hidden Mickey” I seen it right away! He was all surprised, he thought it would be our own private hidden Mickey. ;) I think if people didn’t know about my love of all things Disney, they wouldn’t see it so readily! I love it, I love how it isn’t all flashy Mickey Mouse in your face, and how it still very much looks like an engagement ring, with only a tiny hidden Disney touch! :)

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caryndisneydiva
12-29-2007, 07:38 PM
ooooo a new pj, what exciting fun! i always thought your ring was a hidden mickey ring! congrats on your engagement! i'm jealous that you got the cd case, they don't have it anymore and i kept waiting and waiting to buy it :headache:

B2B-2008
12-30-2007, 03:59 AM
Congratulations to you both. I love your story and your engagement ring. Can't wait to see more, happy planning.

Ticky Toria 78
12-30-2007, 05:04 AM
Welcome and congratulations to you both! Your ring is gorgeous :cheer2:

MeowGoddes
12-30-2007, 11:53 AM
What a great proposal! Can't wait to hear all the planning details. :woohoo:

mcarthur205
12-30-2007, 12:06 PM
Congratulations, what a romantic proposal! Your ring is beautiful. :lovestruc

Goldeelox9
12-30-2007, 02:43 PM
Thanks guys!

Caryndisneydiva - Only us Disney lovers see it. I have showed it to non Disney lovers and they never see it! LOL

B2B-2008v - Thank you...Do you have a PJ?

Ticky Toria - Thank you so much!

Meow Goddes - Thank you. I am getting ready to post more of the pnanning I have done so far!

mcarthur2005 - Thank you so much!

B2B-2008
12-30-2007, 03:02 PM
Yes I have started a PJ here is the link

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1544907

We are just waiting for our wedding planner to be assigned

Goldeelox9
12-30-2007, 03:09 PM
Invitations!

Since we are getting married on the Disney Cruise we wanted to give everyone lots of notice! I mailed my invitations out so they would be delivered exactally one year to the day from when the ship sets sail!

I made the invatations in Photo Shop using a picture I took while we were on Vacation in San Carlos, Mexico in October. It took hours to collect enough shells to spell out "Pete and Lisa". I had them printed at kinkos on glossy card stock. It's less glossy then Photopaper, but glossier them matte finished card stock. They cost $1.00 per page to print and I had two invitations on each page. I used a paper cutter to cut them in half after printing. Then I put them in thier own envelope and wrote the guests names on the outside. Kind of like the "inside envelope" of formal invitations.


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Also in the wedding packets I included a price list, a book about the Disney Cruise Line (I am a part time travel agent and got Disney to send me TONS of promotional stuff); a Passport Application, a letter from DF & I and an artical about Disney Cruise Line, not just for kids!

They cost so much to mail out, but looked really nice. I added Mickey confetti to the packages and used Disney Stamps and Stickers. We sent out about 60 invitations.


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I also Hand Canceled my invatations at the post office. If you ask them for the stamper they will let you do it. That way your invites do not have to go through the cancelation machien.

caryndisneydiva
12-30-2007, 03:58 PM
oooooooooo, a disney cruise wedding. that's REALLY what i wanted, but my guest count is waaaay too high. i'm jealous of you! i think we're going to do the dcl for our 1st anniv...

i LOVE your invitations. that is such a great idea! i love how personal they are! great job!

shezfrombermuda
12-30-2007, 07:17 PM
Congratulations! I love the snow globe and the ring!

I am getting married in Disney and will be on my honeymoon on the same cruise!

lov2b@disney
12-30-2007, 08:39 PM
Love the invitation!! Congratulations!

Bostonbride6292008
12-31-2007, 03:50 PM
I love the snow globe DF used! And the invites are really cute!

disneediva
01-02-2008, 08:17 AM
:surfweb:

ilovefh
01-02-2008, 08:26 AM
COngratulations! I love your invitations!!

Goldeelox9
01-02-2008, 09:55 AM
Congratulations! I love the snow globe and the ring!

I am getting married in Disney and will be on my honeymoon on the same cruise!


Ohh Really!!! Well I will keep you informed of the time and all and you are more then welcomed to come onto Castaway Cay early and waatch our wedding!!!! We will have to get together for drinks!

Goldeelox9
01-02-2008, 10:32 AM
Caryn - We have a bunch of people coming with us! Like 30-40. I can not wait. Plus since I am still a Disney Fairytail Bride, I can still have a Magic Kingdom Photo Session!

B2B - I added you PJ to my list! You have so much done already! WOW!

Shez - Do you have a PJ? That is so awesome you will be on my Cruise!

Lov2b@Disney - Thanks, I was worried doing them myself that they would look Cheesy, but most people didn't even know I did them myself.

BostonBride - I was floored! He was so Thoughtful. Every year since we have been dating he has given me a SnowGlobe for Christmas, It has been "our Thing" and he said he couldn't propose with out one!

Ilovefh - Thank you!

Everyone - WELCOME!

Goldeelox9
01-02-2008, 11:26 AM
I am so excited about being a princess for a day! Well two days since we are having a Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot and I will get to wear my dress again. I have stalked other threads and made an album of my favorite MK shoots, I hope the brides do not mind. I plan on printing them out to make sure my Photographer knows what ones I want (The Marry Go Round, Close up shots, the fountain, the arch and what ones I don't (not many inside the Castle and really really far away shots with the Castle in the background). Here is the link (http://www.flickr.com/gp/97595061@N00/z7q344)to the ones I love! We are scheduled for the 6am Magic Kingdom Photo shoot. I tried to move it to 5am, but I am waiting to hear back about that since they are having Castle show rehersals that morning. I am excited to see some behind the sceens action in the Magic Kingdom too!

Goldeelox9
01-02-2008, 11:33 AM
Dresses....UGH! How did you all pick? I have a bunch I like. Which ones do you like the best? I am a plus sized girl so keep that in mind when you look at the dresses?

Dress One

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Dress Two

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Dress Three

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Dress Four - With Short Sleaves

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Dress Five - With Short Sheer Sleaves added

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I will be wearing this Tiara, that I borrowered from a good friend of mine!!

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Goldeelox9
01-02-2008, 11:39 AM
I am doing my own Makeup for the wedding and most likely my hair too. I have long curley hair and every time I have had it done (prom, other weddings, etc.) it has not looked good. The Disney Cruiseline doesn't have a makeup person, so I plan on buying good make up and doing it myself. So this brings me to Eyelashes. Mine a long, but I want them to POP. I didn't want to get to the cruise and then have to learn how to apply fake ones, so I have been playing around at home with them. I am getting pretty good. What do you think? Do you girls think it will be ok if I just do them myself?

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Kristen14
01-02-2008, 12:36 PM
Hi Lisa,

I just found your PJ (I've been MIA on the boards lately... too much wedding planning!). Everything looks great... I LOVE LOVE LOVE your proposal snow globe! Too cute! i think the mickeys in your ring are totally obvious... but I guess thats the Disney lover in me... it looks great!!

Kristen

BaBeeCee14
01-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Hi Lisa!

I loved your proposal story - it was so cute! I really like dress #2 and 5.
I loved the way your invites came out! It was so creative! Can't wait to hear more!

disneychickforever
01-02-2008, 02:57 PM
Lisa. Your eyes look amazing in that picture. I think you will be fine! Much better then I could ever do lol, I am terrible at putting makeup on.

I loved the snowglobe, lol. I am very partial to Cinderella though, she is simply my favorite.

Congratulations!

HebeJebe
01-02-2008, 03:45 PM
I like dresses #2 & 5. As a former DCL bride I will say it can be very windy up there and hot.

MeowGoddes
01-02-2008, 04:20 PM
I'm with the majority, dresses #2 & #5.
But... if I had to choose between them, #2.
I think we'll need to see you modeling them to make a fully educated pick. :goodvibes

Eyelashes look great, you have nothing to worry about.

caryndisneydiva
01-02-2008, 06:02 PM
oh oh oh, i am SO JEALOUS OF YOU. i was told that there was no way i could have more than 20 people at a dcl wedding :mad:

anyway, if those eyelashes are fake in the pic, they are perfect! i like dress #5!

lurkyloo
01-02-2008, 06:58 PM
I like the dresses with the side wrap thingie, like 1 and 5. I tried on a bunch of these, and they all made my waist look slim. I think dress 2 kinda draws the eye to the tummy.

Your eye makeup is amazing! How long have you been practicing? Do you think I have time to learn to do my own fake lashes by Feb. 4? :cutie:

Goldeelox9
01-07-2008, 01:23 PM
I am going to be doing the Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot. I am also going to be adding the Epcot Photo Shoot on right after the Magic Kingdom Phot Shoot. I was wondering how many pictures you get. The lady I talked to said you get 12 pictures in a folio and then the proofs. Are the proofs all 4 X 5 size? Does anyone know? I am sooo excited. I need to send in the Credit Card Authorization Form today!

Kristen14
01-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Lisa, can you post some background info on DCL weddings? I don't know anything about them, but I'd like to! Do you have an event minimum, or any sort of per-person mins? Do you have a private reception? Is there a private part of the island you'll have your wedding on? Anything else you can think of I'd love to hear! I can totally picture my sister having a DCL wedding. She LOVES cruising!

Goldeelox9
01-07-2008, 10:29 PM
DCL Wedding. I am so excited about mine. Kristen I would love to share!

The Wedding Package includes:


Wedding ceremony - either aboard the Disney Cruise Line, or on Disney's Private Island, Castaway Cay
Coordinator to assist with wedding ceremony and reception
Concierge service on board to assist in booking shore excursions and spa/salon appointments. (The actual excursions and treatments are not included in package.)
Officiant to perform wedding ceremony (usually the captain for onboard weddings, a Bahamian officiant for Castaway Cay weddings)
Pianist for wedding ceremony
Fresh flower bouquet for bride and fresh flower boutonniere for groom
Two-tier wedding cake with keepsake cake topper and one bottle of Fairy Tale Cuvee for a toast
Dress steaming for bride
Confirmed dinner for two at Palo on night of wedding
Special wedding gift
Disney Cruise Line Wedding Certificate
Note from the Captain/Hotel Director
Complimentary photo
Champagne & Strawberries delivered to stateroom
$100.00 onboard stateroom credit (for bride & groom only), good towards merchandise, spa treatments, shore excursions and other onboard activities. Any unused portions are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
Bride and Groom pins
Florida marriage license


You can get married on the ship, or in two places on Castaway Cay. The first is at the Heads up bar (they make it look not so bar like) and the other place is on the beach. I am getting married right on the beach! You and youe guest will get to get off of the ship before anyone else and have private transportation to the wedding location. Usually the weddings are finishing up just as people are getting to the island so you will not have tns of strangers watching you (although I would love that)!

After the wedding we will go back to Palo on the ship and have a reception. It will include a piano player (also a CD player is your song is on a cd), your cake. Usually the reception lasts about an hour or so. Then get your bathingsuit on and hit the beach!

All of your reservations can be linked together so your guests will all be at the same table(s) for all of your meals.

There is no minimums. Not for people or money spent. The cost includes 8 guests, and then you are charged $10 for each guest over 8!

SO far it has been easy and stress free! I would highly recomend it to anyone!

Any other questions?

Kristen14
01-07-2008, 10:50 PM
Sounds great!!! I wish I wouldve thought of that!

How long is the cruise? Are you getting married at the beginning, middle, or end of your cruise?

Goldeelox9
01-08-2008, 09:10 AM
We are only doing the 4 night cruise. It is Sunday - Thursday and we will be married on Tuesday! We thought that three nights was too short and didn't want to have to ask our guest to pay for a 7 night, so we thought 4 nights was perfect. It will also let people have Saturday to travel to Florida and then the weekend to travel home. Some peole are adding a day at WDW on to the beginning or the end.

My DF family is from AZ so they HAVE to fly in on Saturday. So My DF and I along with my parents and sister and her family and a friend or two are going to FL on Saturday. We are all staying at the POP on Saturday night. I have arranged to rent a mini bus that holds 23 people (we only have 15 or so that will need to ride in it). It is going to pick us all up at the POP on Sunday morning and take us to the cruise terminal. Then after the cruise it will pick us up and take everyone back to the airport, and then take my DF and I to our hotel. Faith was great to work with and the cost ends up being cheaper then Disney Transportation. We will also get to be all together so that will be great!!!

Miniefan
01-08-2008, 02:02 PM
I was wondering if you could answer a few questions about a DCL wedding for me. I am considering doing this for a vow renewal later on this year. The Disney Weddings website was not really informative. Is the price of the cruise included in the wedding or are the prices they are quoting in addition to having already paid for the cruise?? any help or thoughts would be great.
Thanks,
Kim

cameron991
01-08-2008, 05:41 PM
Hi! I am so glad I found your PJ!! I am hoping for a Castaway Cay wedding as well and I have some questions...Any help is appreciated! I am just in the initial planning stages :goodvibes

Was it difficult to book your date? I have been told you can reserve your date at 18 months out...is that correct?

I was under the impression that 20 people was the maximum...have you been told differently? (Also...do kids count towards that number?)

Are you planning other activities aside from the ceremony?

I'm sure I will have more...I hope this isn't any trouble for you...It seems difficult to find other DCL brides! :goodvibes

Suzanne

Goldeelox9
01-08-2008, 07:13 PM
Cameron991! HI!

It is hard to find another DCL bride. That is one of the reasons I started this PJ!

I was told you could not book your date until 12 months out. I didn't like that answer so I called back a few times. I ended up booking at 13 months out with no problem (I also booked my Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot at 13 months out).

Here is a Direct Quote from my planning paperwork on the number of guests you can have:

Additional Guest Fees:
11 – 20 guests: $100.00 31 – 40guests: $300.00
21 – 30 guests: $200.00 41 – 50 guests: $400.00

The additional Guest fee will be charged to your reservation prior to your voyage. This additional fee will be used to cover additional champagne and cake for your Guests.

For groups of 50 or more Guests, a Custom Weddings Service fee will be charged to your reservation prior to your voyage. Please contact Disney Fairy Tale Weddings for details.

So basically you can have as many as you wish to have. I am lucky because I moonlight as a Travel Agent and I am in charge of all of my guest reservations! It has been a big stress reliever! We are having about 40 guests! So I am not sure of the cost if you go over 50.

We are planning on having all of our dinner meals together. But nothing else really. We want everyone to have agood time and not feel structured. We are having Door Magnets and Beach Towels (as favors) made that look like this:

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If you contact a Travel Agent and get them to set you up a Group Travel trip you get some benefits. You get to have welcome gift basket or bottle of wine in each room, you get to make sure your party will all be together for your main meal, you get $50 off of each room as a group booking discount and if you book 8 rooms you get an additional $400 on board credit added to your room.

It is no trouble at all. I am more then happy to share the information! I had a hard time finding someone to help me!

Goldeelox9
01-08-2008, 07:18 PM
I was wondering if you could answer a few questions about a DCL wedding for me. I am considering doing this for a vow renewal later on this year. The Disney Weddings website was not really informative. Is the price of the cruise included in the wedding or are the prices they are quoting in addition to having already paid for the cruise?? any help or thoughts would be great.
Thanks,
Kim

Sorry Minnie Fan I missed your post!

I am not sure what you have been quoted. Our cruise was 1800 and then the wedding add on, as it is added to your cruise price was $3,500.00. I think the vow renewals are $2,500.00 but I am not sure. You can pick any cat. of room and then just add the wedding/renewal onto it. Hope that helps!

Kristen14
01-08-2008, 07:24 PM
if you book 8 rooms you get an additional $400 on board credit added to your room.

So technically you can make up the "extra guest fee" if you just have everyone book in a group?

Goldeelox9
01-08-2008, 07:27 PM
I didn't think of it that way! But yea, good Idea! We are planning on using ours as part of our photo cost!

cseca
01-08-2008, 08:15 PM
Oooh... a DCL wedding... :)
When we went to our Palo ressie during our cruise this last november a wedding party arrived a little before we left.
They had to separate into 2 tables. One had a large round table in the middle of the restaurant and 1 smaller table by the window.

Everyone was still in their attire so I assume they just had their ceremony... it was so cute... :)

Will you be having your reception at Palo too? Palo is awesome...

ps: I'm so jealous you'll be getting a DCL pin... I almost wanted to do a DCL wedding just for that... :laughing: yeah... crazy huh?

caryndisneydiva
01-08-2008, 08:40 PM
lisa, your wedding sounds so great. it's what i really wanted but oh well! i'm so happy for you, it's going to be fantastic! how special!

Goldeelox9
01-08-2008, 08:43 PM
Our cake reception will be in Palo. But that night we will eat in the regular dining room since we will have young kids with us. We do get to eat at Palo one night. I am not sure what night we are planning on doing it! I will make sure to take lots of pictures for everyone to see!

Goldeelox9
01-08-2008, 08:43 PM
Caryn....You will love your wedding. I am excited for you! I can not wait to hear all about it!

OceanGdss
01-09-2008, 10:46 AM
Just found your PJ...love it!! We entertained the idea of a DCL wedding...but we have around 70 guests and his cousin already got married on a cruise ship. Anyhow...I LOVE the pics you have posted so far and LOVE the proposal!! We'll be cruising for our honeymoon on DCL about a month after your wedding.. I'll be thinking of you! :)

shasess
01-09-2008, 11:15 AM
Your ring is sooo cute! Great PJ!

Kristen14
01-09-2008, 12:15 PM
I didn't think of it that way! But yea, good Idea! We are planning on using ours as part of our photo cost!

What do you do for photography? Can you hire a photographer?

cameron991
01-09-2008, 01:43 PM
Cameron991! HI!

If you contact a Travel Agent and get them to set you up a Group Travel trip you get some benefits. You get to have welcome gift basket or bottle of wine in each room, you get to make sure your party will all be together for your main meal, you get $50 off of each room as a group booking discount and if you book 8 rooms you get an additional $400 on board credit added to your room.

It is no trouble at all. I am more then happy to share the information! I had a hard time finding someone to help me!

Thank you so much!! You have been very helpful! We don't plan to exceed the 50 guest limit...I would have been OK with 20 but now we are able to at least invite more people as I am sure they will not all choose to come.

If you do the group discount you mentioned do all the reservations need to be made at the same time?

Suzanne

2002Disneybride
01-09-2008, 03:01 PM
:goodvibes
I just stopped by as an old former Disney bride ( :rolleyes: 5 years) , to say that I can't wait to read more about your DCL wedding! The ring is stunning and the invites also!
Congrats!

Goldeelox9
01-11-2008, 10:32 PM
Just found your PJ...love it!! We entertained the idea of a DCL wedding...but we have around 70 guests and his cousin already got married on a cruise ship. Anyhow...I LOVE the pics you have posted so far and LOVE the proposal!! We'll be cruising for our honeymoon on DCL about a month after your wedding.. I'll be thinking of you! :)


I hope you have a great Honeymoon!!!! It will be wonderful I am sure!


Your ring is sooo cute! Great PJ!


Thank you, My Boy did a Good job!

:goodvibes
I just stopped by as an old former Disney bride ( :rolleyes: 5 years) , to say that I can't wait to read more about your DCL wedding! The ring is stunning and the invites also!
Congrats!

Thank you! I am glad people are enjoying it!

Goldeelox9
01-11-2008, 10:35 PM
Thank you so much!! You have been very helpful! We don't plan to exceed the 50 guest limit...I would have been OK with 20 but now we are able to at least invite more people as I am sure they will not all choose to come.

If you do the group discount you mentioned do all the reservations need to be made at the same time?

Suzanne


No everyone doesn't have to book at once. You can get the "group" set up and then peole can reserve the cat. of room they want for a $50 deposit. Then whe they are ready to book they can book at any time. It works out great! We still have people who haven't booked yet, but as long as they are all booked through the group travel department everyone will get the $50 discount and the gift and be all link together!

Goldeelox9
01-11-2008, 10:40 PM
What do you do for photography? Can you hire a photographer?


Kristen...I guess you could hire a photographer, but they would need to be on the ship. Actually Disney has Photography on the ship and has a few packages. Here is the cost per our planning contract:




Photography Packages
The following packages are available through the ships’ photographers:

Wishes Package
$399.95
Includes:
30 – 5x7 Weddings Photographs
6 – 8x10 Weddings Photographs
1 – 8x10 Customized Portfolio
1 – Special Weddings Photo Album
1 Hour of Photography Services

Dreams Package
$599.95
Includes:
45 – 5x7 Weddings Photographs
10 - 8x10 Weddings Photographs
1 – 8x10 Customized Portfolio
2 – 5x7 Customized Portfolios
1 – Special Weddings Photo Album
1 Hour of Photography Services

Magic Package
$899.95
Includes:
75 – 5x7 Weddings Photographs
15 – 8x10 Weddings Photographs
1 – 8x10 Customized Portfolio
2 – 5x7 Customized Portfolios
2 – Special Weddings Albums
Photo CD
1 Hour of Photography Services

** Additional Options
Photo CD - $449.95
Extra 5x7’s - $6.95 ea.
Extra 8x10’s - $19.95 ea.

Additional Photography Services - $85.00 per hour.

Packages are charged to your onboard account.

We are going with the Magic Package since it includes all the photos on a cd. You can also get the Magic Kingdom Photos if you honeymoon in Disney since you are a Disney Fairytail Bride.

Kristen14
01-12-2008, 08:59 AM
Sounds great Lisa! It seems like there's really nothing extra you'd have to do... that would've saved me a lot of sanity!

caryndisneydiva
01-12-2008, 10:54 AM
those photo packages are great deals!

BrcsDisneyPrncs
01-12-2008, 11:11 AM
I never realized how reasonably priced the DCL weddings were, wish i would have known!!

Everything sounds great, congratulations!

JaxTeach
01-12-2008, 11:35 AM
I'm glad I found your PJ! I will certainly be following your DCL wedding planning! DH and I were engaged on Castaway Cay last March and we got married at WDW this December. I've put a loooooong hold on any vow renewals, but I think DCL would be so much fun!! Hopefully they're still doing them in 10-15 years. :rotfl:

I love the dresses you're looking at. I am loving dress #5 because it is sort of similar to my wedding dress. Whatever you decide, you will look fantastic on your big day! Can't wait to read all about your planning.

Wazzo
01-12-2008, 12:28 PM
Hi Lisa, thanks for starting a DCL PJ, it's great to hear all the information!

party: Congratulations on your engagement, I LOVED hearing your story! :lovestruc

I think your makeup looks fantastic!! My favourite dresses are 3 and 5, but I'm sure you'll look FANTASTIC in any of them!

I just had some questions for you too, I hope you don't mind!

Do you know if you're able to have characters come to your cake reception at Palo?

Are you allowed/planning to wear your wedding gown to dinner at the rotational restaurant the night of your wedding?

Are you adding any time to your photography package? Or sticking with just the hour?

shezfrombermuda
01-12-2008, 09:16 PM
Caryn - We have a bunch of people coming with us! Like 30-40. I can not wait. Plus since I am still a Disney Fairytail Bride, I can still have a Magic Kingdom Photo Session!

B2B - I added you PJ to my list! You have so much done already! WOW!

Shez - Do you have a PJ? That is so awesome you will be on my Cruise!

Lov2b@Disney - Thanks, I was worried doing them myself that they would look Cheesy, but most people didn't even know I did them myself.

BostonBride - I was floored! He was so Thoughtful. Every year since we have been dating he has given me a SnowGlobe for Christmas, It has been "our Thing" and he said he couldn't propose with out one!

Ilovefh - Thank you!

Everyone - WELCOME!

Hi Lisa,

I really like dress number 2 and 5 as well!

I do not have a PJ yet. I don't feel like I have anything planned! I haven't been dress shopping, do not have invitations picked......... :scared1: I am going down for a planning session in March so after that I will start one. Right now I think I am more excited about the cruise than the wedding!

Goldeelox9
01-12-2008, 10:27 PM
Sounds great Lisa! It seems like there's really nothing extra you'd have to do... that would've saved me a lot of sanity!

Kristen - They take care of so much for you! It is great. We have alot of people coming and we are planning on coming to FL the day before the wedding and then my DF and I are taking everyone to Ohana's for Dinner, like a rehersal dinner. I have to plan all of that and book thier hotel rooms, but it is all stuff I love!

those photo packages are great deals!

They really are affordable and the best part, you get ALL of your finished photos before you get off of the ship! They print them right there.

I never realized how reasonably priced the DCL weddings were, wish i would have known!!

Everything sounds great, congratulations!

Thank you! It is a great price! My dream was a Fairytail wedding in WDW, but didn't think I could afford it so DCL was the next best thing.

I'm glad I found your PJ! I will certainly be following your DCL wedding planning! DH and I were engaged on Castaway Cay last March and we got married at WDW this December. I've put a loooooong hold on any vow renewals, but I think DCL would be so much fun!! Hopefully they're still doing them in 10-15 years. :rotfl:

I love the dresses you're looking at. I am loving dress #5 because it is sort of similar to my wedding dress. Whatever you decide, you will look fantastic on your big day! Can't wait to read all about your planning.

Thank you! Castaway Cay is a great place, how special to get engaged there! I read your Planning Journal, your wedding sounded wonderful!

Hi Lisa, thanks for starting a DCL PJ, it's great to hear all the information!

party: Congratulations on your engagement, I LOVED hearing your story! :lovestruc

I think your makeup looks fantastic!! My favourite dresses are 3 and 5, but I'm sure you'll look FANTASTIC in any of them!

I just had some questions for you too, I hope you don't mind!

Do you know if you're able to have characters come to your cake reception at Palo?

Are you allowed/planning to wear your wedding gown to dinner at the rotational restaurant the night of your wedding?

Are you adding any time to your photography package? Or sticking with just the hour?

Thank you soo much!

I am not sure that the official word on Characters is, I did read Oceanlvr's Wedding Report and I know him and his wife had Cinderella at thier Palo Reception.

You are allowed to wear your dress to dinner. I am not going to only because I have a Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot planned for the first day of our honeymoon and I am scared I would spill something on my dress. LOL

I am not sure if I am adding any time to my photo package. Most likely not since we are doing the Magic Kingdom/Epcot Photo sessions.


Hi Lisa,

I really like dress number 2 and 5 as well!

I do not have a PJ yet. I don't feel like I have anything planned! I haven't been dress shopping, do not have invitations picked......... :scared1: I am going down for a planning session in March so after that I will start one. Right now I think I am more excited about the cruise than the wedding!

Please come back and let us all know as soon as you have your Planning Journal started!

Goldeelox9
01-14-2008, 04:14 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2193302164_607acc8918.jpg
I found these online. When I called to get a quote I was quoted $600 for 50 of them! $600!!!! Hell no! So after talking to Nikki (bridesmaid) & Crystal (friend) we decided we can do this! Does anyone have a pattern? I have ordered the sticks from Craft Etc. Soon as Pete's (DF) friend gets his cruise booked I can print these out and we can start putting them together!

Goldeelox9
01-20-2008, 02:12 PM
~FOUND A DRESS~

I found a dress!

Today Nikki, my best friend and I went on a whirlwind dress mission! We hit five stores in 6 hours. I tried on about 20 - 25 dresses! We found some that were horridly ugly:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2338/2204774327_7cc9234ab7_m.jpg


We also found some that were nice, but just were not "IT":

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/2205564656_77cdbebdcb_m.jpg

Then we found "THE DRESS"! I love it soo much. It looks like it was made for me. It is just perfect for my beach wedding. There was only one little problem. It was the only one! I will have to buy it off of the rack! It is discontinued and they can no longer order it. It is of course at an awesome reduced rate! Another good thing is that it is only slightly too big. Of course it will require alterations, but it was made for me. I am so happy! My Dad is going to pay for it for me on Monday! Yea!!!

My pictures are not great quality. You are not allowed to take pictures in most wedding dress stores. The one store that did allow it were a bunch of sneaks. They cut all identifying tags off the dresses so I couldn't come home and look for any of the dresses from that store online. Also the pictures are funny because we were rushing (and sneaking) Nikki didn't get my face in hardly any of them! LOL

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2002/2204776905_f309e83bd1.jpg

I love how it sweeps to the side! The beading goes all down the left side and it zips up the right side! I am waiting to have it altered since I have lost 36 pounds and trying to lose more before the wedding!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2109/2205566160_833d17b4c8_m.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2377/2205565846_8544d94946_m.jpg

Here is the link (http://www.bridaloriginals.com:80/subcat2Details.tpl?&starting=25&eqactdatarq=A&group1field=scats+mcats&wagroup1datarq=4Z1&group1word=ww&group1wbrk=,&extra8sort=1&extra8type=num&titlesort=2&max=1&category=Bridal%20Gowns&subcatsuid=1&catsuid=4&subcatheaderpic=%5Bsubcatheaderpic%5D&display=[display]&headdisplay=2&subcatname=Bridal%20Originals&searchme=%26eqactdatarq%3DA%26group1field%3Dscats% 2Bmcats%26wagroup1datarq%3D4Z1%26group1word%3Dww%2 6group1wbrk%3D%2C%26extra8sort%3D1%26extra8type%3D num%26titlesort%3D2%26max%3D1&linkdata=%26category%3DBridal%2520Gowns%26subcatsu id%3D1%26catsuid%3D4%26subcatheaderpic%3D%255Bsubc atheaderpic%255D%26display%3D%5Bdisplay%5D%26headd isplay%3D2%26subcatname%3DBridal%2520Originals&returndata=%26subcatsuid%3D1%26catsuid%3D4%26subca theaderpic%3D%255Bsubcatheaderpic%255D%26display%3 D%255Bdisplay%255D%26headdisplay%3D2%26subcatname% 3DBridal%2520Originals%26category%3DBridal%2520Gow ns%26starting%3D25%26page%3D5) to it on the internet. So do you ladies like it???

padisneyfour
01-20-2008, 02:47 PM
Someone else had made these and forwarded me a template. I will look for it. I know it was in word format. You can pm me... I would need an email where to send it....

Disney Ron
01-20-2008, 02:47 PM
It is not easy finding larger size dresses, I know. You look radiant, your smile says it all...I am sure your DF is going to think you are the most beautiful woman in the world when he see you in your dress!

A lifetime of happiness & laughter!
Mrs. Disney Ron

padisneyfour
01-20-2008, 03:09 PM
I found the template.... just let me know...

sunsh1ne
01-20-2008, 03:18 PM
very pretty dress. and it fits so well.also it is unique i love the sishy fabric so romantic

padisneyfour
01-20-2008, 11:53 PM
Lisa just read through you pj love the towels and magnets. It is so exciting a DCL wedding, we had actually talked about that for our VR- I am jealous;) but you will have a great time. Your dress looks beautiful!!!!

Amy7979
01-22-2008, 08:08 PM
Oh, wow... I love DCL and noticed your PJ, so I started reading it... and guess what?? We have the same snowglobe! My DF bought it for me for my birthday and had the plate engraved with our names and our engagement date (we were engaged in Disney World). How funny is that??

Awesome wedding planning... I LOVE the Wonder!!!

shezfrombermuda
01-22-2008, 08:59 PM
It does look like the perfect dress for a beach wedding! I love the detailing on the top!

Goldeelox9
01-22-2008, 09:18 PM
Thank you EVERYONE for all the kind words on the dress and the planning!

Our2Girls&Disney
01-24-2008, 06:39 AM
Hi! I thought I would come on over here since I was highjacking Amy's thread talking about your beautiful ring. Tell DF that he did an excellent job picking out that ring. Oh and the dress looks beautiful.

Goldeelox9
01-27-2008, 09:28 PM
I picked up my dress yesterday! I am in love with it! Here are a few more pictures.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2279/2222281612_e9beec384f.jpg

Here it the detail on the top:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/2222281060_26e4ce6fd4.jpg

Here is the detail of the beading on the side:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2076/2222280558_ddeecbb6c1.jpg

Close up:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2405/2222278212_2544420a6b.jpg

Goldeelox9
01-27-2008, 09:31 PM
I also got my ring Bearer pillow. Here is a picture of my Ring Bearer and the pillow:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/2221453259_9d3b124d01.jpg

He is one of my best friend's little boy! He will have just turned 4 a few weeks before the wedding! Isn't he the cutest!

MUDisneyCouple
01-27-2008, 09:36 PM
You are a very prepared bride! I am loving all the details that you have worked out already (I also really thought your ring was an intentional hidden mickey - it's beautiful by the way). I found that once I found THE dress, everything else was smooth sailing! Not to mention that a wedding on CC is going to be wonderful! Looking forward to hearing all about the details as you continue to plan away - best of luck in your wedding planning! :goodvibes

lakelandcallsme
01-29-2008, 05:50 AM
I'm so glad I found you, your dress is beautiful , your ring is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen , and you are a font of Disney cruise info which is really hard to find. I can't wait to read more.:worship: :worship: :worship:

rebecca06261
01-29-2008, 08:11 PM
Bumping :p I just love living vicariously through your pj!

BayouPrincess
01-29-2008, 08:38 PM
Lisa,

I just caught up on your PJ, and from one Lisa to another, I LOVE :love: the dress. It's absolutely beautiful. And you look fantastic in it! Congrats on the weight loss. I'm hoping to do some of that myself before our VR.

I have to say, I agree with everyone else on the "hidden mickey" ring. I noticed it right off! How Mickey obsessed are we?! :rotfl: DF did a great job with that one.

I'm really enjoying your PJ about a DCL wedding. My DH and I want to go on a cruise, maybe we can do another VR on the cruiseline!

I can't wait to hear more from you on this fabulous endeavor! popcorn::

padisneyfour
02-04-2008, 10:07 PM
He is so cute. Just catching up on your plans.....everything will be beautiful:goodvibes

Goldeelox9
02-06-2008, 01:38 PM
It is not easy finding larger size dresses, I know. You look radiant, your smile says it all...I am sure your DF is going to think you are the most beautiful woman in the world when he see you in your dress!

A lifetime of happiness & laughter!
Mrs. Disney Ron

Thank you so much, I actually had a good selection of dresses in most of the stores I went to!

very pretty dress. and it fits so well.also it is unique i love the sishy fabric so romantic

The Sishy fabric is what sold it! So great for the Cruise! Thanks!

Lisa just read through you pj love the towels and magnets. It is so exciting a DCL wedding, we had actually talked about that for our VR- I am jealous;) but you will have a great time. Your dress looks beautiful!!!!

Thank you so much. The Cruise Wedding was just the best choice for us!


Oh, wow... I love DCL and noticed your PJ, so I started reading it... and guess what?? We have the same snowglobe! My DF bought it for me for my birthday and had the plate engraved with our names and our engagement date (we were engaged in Disney World). How funny is that??

Awesome wedding planning... I LOVE the Wonder!!!

That is so funny about the snow globe. I love it. I look at it each day! What a great place to get engaged!

It does look like the perfect dress for a beach wedding! I love the detailing on the top!

Thank you! I :lovestruc it too!


Hi! I thought I would come on over here since I was highjacking Amy's thread talking about your beautiful ring. Tell DF that he did an excellent job picking out that ring. Oh and the dress looks beautiful.

He did do a great job on the ring! I was shocked by it's perfect-ness! Thank you!


You are a very prepared bride! I am loving all the details that you have worked out already (I also really thought your ring was an intentional hidden mickey - it's beautiful by the way). I found that once I found THE dress, everything else was smooth sailing! Not to mention that a wedding on CC is going to be wonderful! Looking forward to hearing all about the details as you continue to plan away - best of luck in your wedding planning! :goodvibes

I have so much to keep straight. Not only am I plannin a destination wedding, then honeymoon and then party back here at home, but I am also the Travel Agent for ALL of our guests!

I'm so glad I found you, your dress is beautiful , your ring is just about the coolest thing I've ever seen , and you are a font of Disney cruise info which is really hard to find. I can't wait to read more.:worship: :worship: :worship:

Thank you so much! I love my dress and I sneak to my sisters house to see it all the time. I did so much Cruise Research, I am open to any questions, and if I don't know the aanswer I will find it out!

Bumping :p I just love living vicariously through your pj!

Thanks!

Lisa,

I just caught up on your PJ, and from one Lisa to another, I LOVE :love: the dress. It's absolutely beautiful. And you look fantastic in it! Congrats on the weight loss. I'm hoping to do some of that myself before our VR.

I have to say, I agree with everyone else on the "hidden mickey" ring. I noticed it right off! How Mickey obsessed are we?! :rotfl: DF did a great job with that one.

I'm really enjoying your PJ about a DCL wedding. My DH and I want to go on a cruise, maybe we can do another VR on the cruiseline!

I can't wait to hear more from you on this fabulous endeavor! popcorn::

Thank you! The weightloss is slow, but moing along. We alla re kinda Mickey Obsessed, but hey, it could be worse! LOL

He is so cute. Just catching up on your plans.....everything will be beautiful:goodvibes

Thank you!

Goldeelox9
02-06-2008, 02:14 PM
I just ordered Rhinestone Iron on Transfers from Crystal Designs (http://stores.ebay.com/Crystal-Designs-US_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ0QQftidZ2QQtZkm) on Ebay. I got Tee shirts in Fushia and Pink for my girls and DF's Mom. I am going to make up these shirts and add them to the gift bags I am making. We plan on wearing them the first day of the cruise. I found these Bags (http://www.advantagebridal.com/pepiandblcat.html), I like them alot and they seem resonable. I haven't bought the bags just yet though. I think I am going to get Sunblock and water cameras and flip flops for the bags, along with the girls jewlery. I am having them Earings and Anklets made from this shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=20215).

I have also asked my DF's mom to make my viel. I just can not find one that I like that is afordable. Has anyone made thier own veils before? My only fear is that I will hate it and be stuck with it. LOL I know it will mean so much to her, though! Me too. My mom passes away a few years ago so I don't have her help with all of this. DF's Mom lives acrossed the country in AZ but I am trying to include her as much as possible. Thank goodness for email!

cryssi
02-06-2008, 03:22 PM
I had to go waay back and search, but I posted my step-by-step in this thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=956657

It was easy, fun, and I loved the way it turned out!

Goldeelox9
02-06-2008, 03:33 PM
I had to go waay back and search, but I posted my step-by-step in this thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=956657

It was easy, fun, and I loved the way it turned out!


Thank you sooo much!

cryssi
02-06-2008, 03:37 PM
you're welcome! good luck!

IATink
02-06-2008, 04:19 PM
I just found your PJ today and I am so jealous! Your wedding will be awesome! You have some really great ideas. You are so creative!

The dress looks beautiful. Isn't it great how you just know when you've found the "one"?

I just have to know, did your DF go to Chiropractic College at Palmer? I live in Iowa, and I'm not far from Davenport. Just had to know! :goodvibes

Goldeelox9
02-06-2008, 04:34 PM
I just found your PJ today and I am so jealous! Your wedding will be awesome! You have some really great ideas. You are so creative!

The dress looks beautiful. Isn't it great how you just know when you've found the "one"?

I just have to know, did your DF go to Chiropractic College at Palmer? I live in Iowa, and I'm not far from Davenport. Just had to know! :goodvibes


Welcome!!! Thank you so much! I love my dress. I had to keep it at my Sister's house or I would wear it all around the house. LOL

Pete did go to Palmer, he graduated in October of 2004. What a small world. What town are you in. I will have to tell him!

IATink
02-06-2008, 04:49 PM
We live in DeWitt, which is about 25 miles north of Davenport. My DH works at the tv station right across the street from Palmer.:)

Goldeelox9
02-06-2008, 04:54 PM
What a small world!

padisneyfour
02-06-2008, 08:22 PM
Your shirts with the crystals sound like they will be pretty. You will have to post a picture:)

Kristen14
02-06-2008, 08:30 PM
Lisa, I thought of you on my honeymoon... weird i know! A girl got married on the cruise (Carnival) when we stopped in St Thomas. All her family got bused to a private beach, and then to a private reception. She had about 30 guests that all took the 7 day cruise with them... it looked so romantic and tropical! I may need to crash your wedding cruise too ;)

Goldeelox9
02-06-2008, 09:26 PM
Your shirts with the crystals sound like they will be pretty. You will have to post a picture:)

I will as soon as I get them made! I am excited about them!

Lisa, I thought of you on my honeymoon... weird i know! A girl got married on the cruise (Carnival) when we stopped in St Thomas. All her family got bused to a private beach, and then to a private reception. She had about 30 guests that all took the 7 day cruise with them... it looked so romantic and tropical! I may need to crash your wedding cruise too ;)

Awe....I think that sounds wonderful! Hey no need to crash, just like I told Caryn....I will help you book your trip and you can have a seat right with the guests!!! The more the merrier!

caryndisneydiva
02-07-2008, 12:40 AM
Awe....I think that sounds wonderful! Hey no need to crash, just like I told Caryn....I will help you book your trip and you can have a seat right with the guests!!! The more the merrier!

a disbrides meet at your wedding?!? fun!!!!!

i like the bags and can't wait to see how the shirts/veil come out!

didn't kristen make her veil?

Goldeelox9
02-07-2008, 09:12 AM
That would be so much fun! It would be just about the time that you ladies will be itching for a vacation too!

Kristen did make her viel, it turned out so pretty too!

My Future Mother in Law is beyond excited about making my viel! I am excited too. Now I just need to decide if I want to go with the traditional mesh or if I wan't to use shear organza.

princess:

Kristen14
02-07-2008, 09:14 AM
Kristen STARTED to make her veil, but then lost the 300 swarovski crystals she bought :rolleyes1 so the one i actually wore was a "something borrowed" from one of my college friends.

Goldeelox9
02-07-2008, 09:17 AM
It was Cryssi who made her viel....She sent me her instructions!

Kristen14
02-07-2008, 09:27 AM
That would be so much fun! It would be just about the time that you ladies will be itching for a vacation too!

Don't tempt me... cuz i might actually come ;) my DH would live on a cruise ship if we could!

Goldeelox9
02-07-2008, 09:30 AM
You should.....Disney is the best when it comes to cruising!

Ms.Grumpy
02-07-2008, 09:58 AM
I just read your entire PJ and everything sounds wonderful! A big :thumbsup2 to your DF for great taste in e-ring.
I am having my religious wedding in July and I am very greatful for all the wonderful and creative ideas that I have received here from the wonderful brides on the DIS! Caryn, Jax, Kristen, Figment, thank you ladies for all the awesome inspiration.
:cheer2:

caryndisneydiva
02-07-2008, 10:02 AM
Kristen STARTED to make her veil, but then lost the 300 swarovski crystals she bought :rolleyes1 so the one i actually wore was a "something borrowed" from one of my college friends.

OMG! i was wondering where that project went!

You should.....Disney is the best when it comes to cruising!

ok, a dcl question...are the cruises totally kid oriented? mark isn't so thrilled with the dcl idea because he thinks it'll be like the "new" pleasure island (ie: you stumble out of the club with your beer in a cup and fall over a 5 year old who has recently escaped his mamma...), what do you think?

Kristen14
02-07-2008, 10:08 AM
ok, a dcl question...are the cruises totally kid oriented? mark isn't so thrilled with the dcl idea because he thinks it'll be like the "new" pleasure island (ie: you stumble out of the club with your beer in a cup and fall over a 5 year old who has recently escaped his mamma...), what do you think?

I've never been, but i'm told there's a lot of adult only areas... a few lounges and a pool... even an entire beach on Castaway Key. You dont get that on any other ship!

Kristen14
02-07-2008, 10:09 AM
OMG! i was wondering where that project went!

Not to pirate: Lisa's PJ, but i'll have a story about that in my TR

Goldeelox9
02-07-2008, 10:18 AM
I sent this out with my invitations:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/2248043561_c126995efc_b.jpg

Goldeelox9
02-07-2008, 10:19 AM
I just read your entire PJ and everything sounds wonderful! A big :thumbsup2 to your DF for great taste in e-ring.
I am having my religious wedding in July and I am very greatful for all the wonderful and creative ideas that I have received here from the wonderful brides on the DIS! Caryn, Jax, Kristen, Figment, thank you ladies for all the awesome inspiration.
:cheer2:


Thank you!!!! Some of these brides are just sooo creative! I thank them all too!

Amy7979
02-07-2008, 10:21 AM
I sent this out with my invitations:



Nice job, Lisa... and all true! :)

TamTab
02-07-2008, 02:22 PM
I sent this out with my invitations:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/2248043561_c126995efc_b.jpg


Looks awesome. I should make DF read this. I am dying to go on A disney cruise and he wants nothing to do with it.

Your pj looks awesome!

pink_tink8i8
02-07-2008, 02:30 PM
Lisa, I thought I had already posted on your pj but I didn't (I think I responded to things in wrote in other threads) LOVE your dress and I love how you are going to do your own makeup. It looks great! I also love your engagement story. so nice! I'm so excited to see pictures from the cruise!

Goldeelox9
02-07-2008, 02:32 PM
Lisa, I thought I had already posted on your pj but I didn't (I think I responded to things in wrote in other threads) LOVE your dress and I love how you are going to do your own makeup. It looks great! I also love your engagement story. so nice! I'm so excited to see pictures from the cruise!

Thank you soo much! I will have TONS of pictures don't worry! We are even planning on buying a new camera for the Wedding/Honeymoon. A NikonD40x (I think).

Goldeelox9
02-07-2008, 02:33 PM
TamTab----He will love it and be hooked!

pink_tink8i8
02-07-2008, 02:47 PM
Thank you soo much! I will have TONS of pictures don't worry! We are even planning on buying a new camera for the Wedding/Honeymoon. A NikonD40x (I think).

OHHHH nice! I love Nikons. your pictures will be great!

dizneylvr7
02-08-2008, 01:14 PM
Do you know where your fiance got the snow globe?

Tiffany :earsboy:

Goldeelox9
02-08-2008, 01:22 PM
Do you know where your fiance got the snow globe?

Tiffany :earsboy:

My DF got the snow globe at www.disneyshopping.com

Wasn't that a great Idea! I loved my proposal so much!

MUDisneyCouple
02-09-2008, 11:13 AM
Laura - GREAT idea to include that in your invites. Everyone we told we were going on DCL, they ALL said, "that's for kids" or "that's only for families and you don't have kids"...whatev! DCL rocks! They cater to everyone in the family!!! Your guests are so lucky to be sharing your special day with you and DCL!!! Great taste! :goodvibes

TamTab - you should definately make your DF read it. My DH was hessitant, but LOVED it! Laura's enclosure outlined everything perfectly! It was the best cruise we had been on and DH doesn't want to go on another cruiseline again! Too bad DCL doesn't go to Europe anymore or we'd be in heaven!

Goldeelox9
02-11-2008, 02:53 PM
On Saturday my DF and I went to brunch and then we took the long drive to Washington DC to take my Engagement Ring to the Jeweler. I was very sad about this, but I did not want any of my stones to fall out. Once we got there they told me they would need to ship the ring to their headquarters in CALIFORNIA! This was horrible news. The lady seen the sadness in my face and suggested they see what their on-site jeweler could do. She came back over to me and told me that he could fix it and it would be done by 4:15pm that day! ahhh....That made me feel so much better. As she was writing up the slip she told me he would need to change the triangles to circles. NOOO!!!!! That will ruin the design.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2212/2252104720_70a71ddea8_m.jpg

So she tore up the slip and told me they would need to send it to California. I teared up a bit but told her ok. Then she told me it would be 6-8 week! I said NO WAY! Then the manager came over and told me it would only be 2-3 weeks. I asked for a loner (I was just joking) and Pete walked away. I embarrass him so much some times. So my ring is GONE! I asked the lady all about what will happen if it gets lost (it is one of a kind) and she told me Corporate would be forced to redesign it exactly. Thank god!</p>

In better wedding planning news......I got the Crystal Designs to make my shirts for the girls in the wedding party!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2359/2252838627_169903c5cb.jpg

They are going to look so good. I ordered all the shirts and they should be in this week!

I also contacted the florist about my 2nd wedding bouquet. I am going to need two. One for the wedding on the ship and one for the pictures off of the ship, the Magic Kingdom/Epcot Photo Session. You can't take plant life off of the ship. I got a pretty good quote of $250 which will include my Bouquet and Pete's boutonniere Here is the description that the florist and I worked out.

"Bridal Bouquet with white roses, white stephanotis, a few hot pink roses - extra large - say 48 roses? We would stem wrap with pearl inserts (Mickey style). The boutonniere would be a Hot Pink Rose and stephanotis."

It will look a bit like this colorwise:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2193/2257970927_ebd31ac5c1_m.jpg

With the Stephanotis like this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/2258768486_65d526e5fa_m.jpg

and like this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2126/1731740017_b715c51cfe_m.jpg

and the stems like this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2234/1731740117_7f29791b98_m.jpg

padisneyfour
02-11-2008, 03:03 PM
The crystal designs look great and they seemed to arrive quickly. They will look pretty on the color you chose. I may have to borrow the Tshirt idea for our VR, we already do them when we go on vacation to WDW so I can make special ones! Another project looms.... :goodvibes The flowers sound pretty too esp. the roses! I love roses!!! Just imagine how beautiful your ring will be when it comes back!! Losing a stone would be terrible. I lost mine from my engagement ring right around our 15th anniversary and felt bad and figured it was gone for ever but then by a miracle it had fallen out on the floor on our car and I found IT!

MUDisneyCouple
02-12-2008, 12:28 PM
The flowers look great and so do the colors...I LOVE stephanotis! They are so delicate and fragrant. Great choices!!!

Here are too happy thoughts and pixiedust: for a safe return of you ring to you!

Goldeelox9
02-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Tonight Crystal (BM) and I went to look for bridemaid dresses at a little local bridal shop. It was great. We found 4 dresses we liked. I have pictures of them. The lady who owns the shop stayed late for us and was so helpful! She even "lent" me two flower girl dresses to take to Nikki's (other BM) this weekend.

Dress One - This one is my favorite, but Laura (MOH) hates it. I am taking her next week to look at it and if she likes it then we will probally go with this one.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2280779880_8941fc21ab.jpg

Web Site Link (http://www.edenbridals.com/7188-p-1148.html)


Dress Two - This one is my 2nd Favorite. I love it. Dress one only wins cause of the sleaves. Actually these first two are pretty 50/50. I know this one is Crystal's favorite and if Nikki, Shannon and Laura like it then this one will be the dress.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2372/2280772966_bbac8b2b7c.jpg

Web Site Link (http://www.edenbridals.com/7085-p-578.html)

Dress Three - I like this dress alot. I think it is so pretty with great lines.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2279984025_43ed7ccd4b.jpg

Web Site Link (http://www.edenbridals.com/7187-p-1147.html)

Dress Four - I love this dress cause it looks alot like mine. It is elegant and pretty!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/2280778372_68e698bf4f.jpg

Web Site Link (http://www.edenbridals.com/7174-p-1110.html)

Lynn5700
02-20-2008, 11:48 PM
I like dress 2 a lot!!!Crystal look's great in it and she seem's thrilled to be in it!!

I love your flowers :) Where did you get yout crystal designs? I odered mine off ebay and they look like yours.

Goldeelox9
02-21-2008, 08:01 AM
I like dress 2 a lot!!!Crystal look's great in it and she seem's thrilled to be in it!!

I love your flowers :) Where did you get yout crystal designs? I odered mine off ebay and they look like yours.

I got mine off of ebay too! She had like a multi pack for pretty cheap. She also has a web site.

I like dress two also, but I have two plus sized bridesmaids and I am not sure how much skin they want to show. LOL - I have sent out a mass email with lots of pictures hopefully we can pick soon!!

shezfrombermuda
02-21-2008, 08:12 AM
Dress #2 and dress #4 are my favourite. You can definitely tell which one is Crystal's favourite! I think all four would be nice for a beach wedding. :cool1:

What do you search on ebay for the crystal designs? I would love to make these as well.

pjstevens
02-21-2008, 08:58 AM
Lisa,

Just stopped by to see how your plans are coming. I love the flowers! They are beautiful. You can definately tell which dress Crystal loves, lol. Thanks for stopping by my PJ. I really love your ring. I read your engagement story a while ago and can't believe how romantic your hubby to be is!!! Boy, I wish mine had thought of stuff like that, but after 25 years, I can't complain!

HebeJebe
02-21-2008, 11:39 AM
Everything looks amazing and I am so beyond in love with your invites. I wish I had done something like that!! You should try and do Thank You notes just like that to finish out the theme.
When we had our DCL wedding there were 19 of us and not a single kid to be seen. Our friends had such a great time and most of them are non-Disney people. In fact they had a better time on our DCL wedding trip than on our friend's RCCL one.

padisneyfour
02-21-2008, 04:07 PM
They all are nice dresses- I think my favorites are the black one with the halter and the last- waiting to find out final choice. It was nice the store let you borrow dresses too! Everything is falling into place......:thumbsup2

Goldeelox9
02-22-2008, 03:35 PM
Dress #2 and dress #4 are my favourite. You can definitely tell which one is Crystal's favourite! I think all four would be nice for a beach wedding. :cool1:

What do you search on ebay for the crystal designs? I would love to make these as well.

www.crystaldesignsus.com

This is the Sellers Web site. The Crystal Iron ons are cheaper on the site then on Ebay! She will custom make you some too if you have a request that she doesn't already have. I got a "sister of the Groom" for DF sister since she isn't really in the wedding party, I didn't want her left out!


Lisa,

Just stopped by to see how your plans are coming. I love the flowers! They are beautiful. You can definately tell which dress Crystal loves, lol. Thanks for stopping by my PJ. I really love your ring. I read your engagement story a while ago and can't believe how romantic your hubby to be is!!! Boy, I wish mine had thought of stuff like that, but after 25 years, I can't complain!

Thank you, he really blew me away too!

Everything looks amazing and I am so beyond in love with your invites. I wish I had done something like that!! You should try and do Thank You notes just like that to finish out the theme.
When we had our DCL wedding there were 19 of us and not a single kid to be seen. Our friends had such a great time and most of them are non-Disney people. In fact they had a better time on our DCL wedding trip than on our friend's RCCL one.

Thank you! The inivites were so fun to make. That is a Great Idea about the Thank You Cards!

How did they work your seating at dinner on your Cruise? Were you all at one Table, or were you at like 5 tables all in the same area? If you were all at differant tables did each table have thier own number or was all 5 tables table No. 20? I am worried about this cause I know everyone will want us at thier tables. LOL

They all are nice dresses- I think my favorites are the black one with the halter and the last- waiting to find out final choice. It was nice the store let you borrow dresses too! Everything is falling into place......:thumbsup2

My Favorite is the Black one. The girls can not deside. They all like a differant one so we may be getting all four! :)

KatGarcia
02-22-2008, 04:54 PM
Just found your report! I am slowing becoming obsessed with DCL and wanting to go on one and I LOVE weddings so I'm HOOKED!!!!

Goldeelox9
02-22-2008, 07:01 PM
Just found your report! I am slowing becoming obsessed with DCL and wanting to go on one and I LOVE weddings so I'm HOOKED!!!!

Welcome Welcome!!!!!!!

Goldeelox9
02-24-2008, 01:02 AM
After reading so much about Hair and Make up Trials my best girls and I got together today to see what we could do. Being on the cruise, we are planning on doing my hair and Makeup ourselves. I have super curley hair and no one ever knows how to get it not frizzy.

I washed and did my hair as normal. Then we rolled in in hot rollers and set it in an updo. I loved it. Big Grace (from Will and Grace) curls! I have on my temp Viel. I bought it off of Ebay and it turned out to be really cheaply made. My FMIL is going to make my real one, but this one was fun to play with!

So of course I took some pictures. Wanna see?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3162/2286968355_2437515474.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2126/2286966935_a987ed0b25.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2065/2287749394_2c7fde7d6d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2024/2287747258_e1400f2e3b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2286959703_108ef535f7.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/2286960849_f3e23dd37e.jpg

Eye Makeup

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2218/2286958019_ab1c4bf664.jpg

KatGarcia
02-24-2008, 01:11 AM
I love the hair!!! I wish mine had been done softer and not so hair sprayed. I had the cliche wedding hair i think...it took me half hour to get the bobby pins down!! I kinda let the stylist do whatever- I was the mellowest bride ever! I ahve pics if u wanna see! :thumbsup2

Goldeelox9
02-24-2008, 01:17 AM
I love the hair!!! I wish mine had been done softer and not so hair sprayed. I had the cliche wedding hair i think...it took me half hour to get the bobby pins down!! I kinda let the stylist do whatever- I was the mellowest bride ever! I ahve pics if u wanna see! :thumbsup2

Of Course I wanna see!!!!!

Goldeelox9
02-24-2008, 01:18 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2348/2287735784_a713c5b340.jpg

My Ring Bearer and Flower Girl. These guys belong to my two oldest and best friends. I love these kids more then anything. They are modeling the Tropical Disney outfits I got them. They have Mickey and the Gang on them!

sunsh1ne
02-24-2008, 07:40 AM
your hair looks wounderful. and the makeup is perfect! you did great

KatGarcia
02-24-2008, 06:08 PM
Ok...so the link in my siggie that says "more Pix" also has our whole wedding album on it...but here's the few where u can see the hair! I did everything myself for the wedding and I did it on a pretty low budget. We had a blast tho and thats what matters! Enjoy!

Here's the back...
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5375/morewedding002on5.jpg

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4471/weddingly2.jpg

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4845/morewedding015aqh6.jpg

BrcsDisneyPrncs
02-24-2008, 06:56 PM
You're hair is beautiful! I think that looks great! I'm loving the PJ, can't wait to hear more. I really can't wait to see pictures and hear how everything went when you get back, i would have loved to do a DCL wedding.

MUDisneyCouple
02-24-2008, 08:26 PM
Love your hair and eye makeup!!! I could never do my hair like that...bravo!

My pick for dresses is either #2 or #4 both would look great for a beach wedding.

Keira1387
02-24-2008, 09:00 PM
I love the updo! Very pretty!!

padisneyfour
02-24-2008, 09:14 PM
I LOVE it! You look incredible! You and your friends did a wonderful job....:thumbsup2

stlocke
02-25-2008, 12:26 AM
I've been lurking on the DISWeddings board for awhile reading TR's and PJ's not because I'm planning on or anything, but just dreaming of a VR someday at Disneyworld or DCL. :lovestruc

I haven't posted anything yet on the wedding thread, but I have to post on yours. I love EVERYTHING about your wedding so far! Love the dress (I'm plus size too and I wish I had found something like you had...mine was homemade), love the setting (Castaway Cay is so beautiful!), love the bouquets, love the bridesmaid gift ideas and the shirts, absolutely LOVE the invitations, and I can't wait to hear more! I like Dress 2 for the bridesmaids by the way.

We went on our first Disney Cruise in August and we had the time of our lives. We are tentatively planning one for next year again. :cheer2:

You will be a beautiful bride and will have a beautiful wedding. I cannot wait to hear how it turns out! :cool1: Keep up that planning...it's going great!

Goldeelox9
03-05-2008, 10:24 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2312723594_bf51e36bf1_o.jpg
I got these for a steal on Ebay! They are $15 in the parks and I got them for $5 a piece including shipping. I bought ten pair, five light pink and five dark pink. I have four bridesmaids and myself so that makes 5 pair. Then I have two really good friends and 3 little girls coming to the wedding so I am going to give them out. I wear a pair of clear stoned Mickeys everyday. They are actually the earings that inspired my engagement ring.


I haven't posted much, I have been busy since my sister had the baby!

I am so excited, my Dad paid another payment on the wedding so we are in the home stretch now. If only the procrastinators would come on and book thier trips. They are making me so worried. One of my bridesmaids still hasn't booked her airfare and now our plane is full so she is stuck on a differant flight. It has me all nervous. I wanted us all together! But what can you do? I can't just pay for all these people myself.

I am glad to be the travel agent planning it all, but sometimes I wish it was someone else! LOL

Goldeelox9
03-05-2008, 10:29 AM
your hair looks wounderful. and the makeup is perfect! you did great

You're hair is beautiful! I think that looks great! I'm loving the PJ, can't wait to hear more. I really can't wait to see pictures and hear how everything went when you get back, i would have loved to do a DCL wedding.

Love your hair and eye makeup!!! I could never do my hair like that...bravo!

My pick for dresses is either #2 or #4 both would look great for a beach wedding.

I love the updo! Very pretty!!

I LOVE it! You look incredible! You and your friends did a wonderful job....:thumbsup2


Thank you soo much! I like it too. I have to try to recreate it atleast 2 more times so I know I will be able to do it the day of the wedding.


I've been lurking on the DISWeddings board for awhile reading TR's and PJ's not because I'm planning on or anything, but just dreaming of a VR someday at Disneyworld or DCL. :lovestruc

I haven't posted anything yet on the wedding thread, but I have to post on yours. I love EVERYTHING about your wedding so far! Love the dress (I'm plus size too and I wish I had found something like you had...mine was homemade), love the setting (Castaway Cay is so beautiful!), love the bouquets, love the bridesmaid gift ideas and the shirts, absolutely LOVE the invitations, and I can't wait to hear more! I like Dress 2 for the bridesmaids by the way.

We went on our first Disney Cruise in August and we had the time of our lives. We are tentatively planning one for next year again. :cheer2:

You will be a beautiful bride and will have a beautiful wedding. I cannot wait to hear how it turns out! :cool1: Keep up that planning...it's going great!


Thank you so much! I love the Disney Cruise. It is great! My Finace has never cruised so this will be exciting for him in a whole differant way!

As for the Bridesmaid Dresses......UGH! :confused: Thats all I can say! why can't everyone one agree. I know it is my choice, but since they are all paying so much to get to my wedding I really want them to be comfortable. I am 99% sure each girl is going with a differant dress. They will all be the same color and length, just differant sleeve options. I will let you guys know when we actually have ordered them!

MUDisneyCouple
03-05-2008, 11:32 AM
I think the different dress in the same color is a great idea. Looking back at my wedding, I really wish I would have the guts to do it! My girls looked beautiful, but I just can't help but think that they all weren't as comfortable as the could have been. I bet being the travel agent is tough...hope your Bridesmaid books soon! By the way, loved the earrings and GREAT buy!!!

I have a seperate really off topic question. Do you post your pics through Flickr? If so, how do you post from there to here? I can't figure it out to save my life!?!?!?!:laughing:

Goldeelox9
03-05-2008, 12:31 PM
Thank you! I am pretty sure I am going with the dresses each girl will feel most comfortable in!

I do post my pictures with flickr. I post them to my flicker site, then I go to show all sizes, I click on the size I want and I copy the URL, the second code. I then go to the DIS and click on the mountain (Insert Image) I paste the flickr URL and Viola!

KatGarcia
03-05-2008, 01:17 PM
LOVE the earrings! I have clear and blue ones myself! Now I may have to hit ebay for some other colors!

ohanaMAMA
03-06-2008, 01:50 PM
Just subscribing so I wont miss a thing popcorn::

Goldeelox9
03-06-2008, 02:25 PM
Hey there Michele! Everyone...ohanaMama is my friend Michele....She will be at my cruise wedding and hopefully she will be able to post some "Sneak Peek Pics" for you all before we get home from the honeymoon!

MUDisneyCouple
03-08-2008, 02:06 PM
Thank you! I am pretty sure I am going with the dresses each girl will feel most comfortable in!

I do post my pictures with flickr. I post them to my flicker site, then I go to show all sizes, I click on the size I want and I copy the URL, the second code. I then go to the DIS and click on the mountain (Insert Image) I paste the flickr URL and Viola!

HURRAY!!! Thank you SO much!!!! I can post my pics without posting them to flickr and photobucket! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! :worship:

ohanaMAMA
03-08-2008, 07:49 PM
you bet I will post sneak peak pics! I am SO SO excited to be along for this wedding. You are going to be a perfect fairytale bride. :flower3:

MUDisneyCouple
03-09-2008, 11:03 AM
Oooo...sneak peeks!!!! EXCITING!!! popcorn::

imnotaprincess
03-09-2008, 12:35 PM
I guess I'm a "lurker" bride who chimes in now and then. I love your DCL plans. We had thought about it, but ended up with the wedding at the world and then a honeymoon on DCL. We have some guests tagging along on the honeymoon too and can't wait - more so though since we booked at Cat 3! :)

Do you mind letting me know what the chartered bus cost? We're looking into it, because we have about 5 cabins booked right now and were contemplating the charter route.

newyearsbride
03-09-2008, 03:45 PM
I looove your earrings! I think I just might steal that idea, if thats ok?

Goldeelox9
03-09-2008, 11:40 PM
I looove your earrings! I think I just might steal that idea, if thats ok?

Steal Away....How many Pair do you need...I have a few extra!

I guess I'm a "lurker" bride who chimes in now and then. I love your DCL plans. We had thought about it, but ended up with the wedding at the world and then a honeymoon on DCL. We have some guests tagging along on the honeymoon too and can't wait - more so though since we booked at Cat 3! :)

Do you mind letting me know what the chartered bus cost? We're looking into it, because we have about 5 cabins booked right now and were contemplating the charter route.

We chartered vans....It did end up cheaper then Disney. Our cost for 2 vans picking us up at our hotel and taking us (about 20 of us) to the Ship and then picking us up from the ship and taking my DF and I to our hotel and my friends family to thier hotel is A total of $520.00, plus 20% gratuity $104.00= $624.00

you bet I will post sneak peak pics! I am SO SO excited to be along for this wedding. You are going to be a perfect fairytale bride. :flower3:

I am excited to have you along...and to have you here! Thank you!:hug:

HURRAY!!! Thank you SO much!!!! I can post my pics without posting them to flickr and photobucket! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! :worship:

Your Welcome!!!

Lynn5700
03-09-2008, 11:43 PM
Love the earings...I'm going to have to get a pair lol.

Goldeelox9
03-09-2008, 11:44 PM
Look what came in the mail Saturday.......

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2167/2322372421_f80032c326.jpg
I love it! I feel so "excusive" carrying it around. It is really well made and super cute. Here are two more pictures of DF modeling it for you all.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2323190606_35353eb031_m.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/2323190008_572277b5a7_m.jpg

This is the bag we got for registering with the Honeymoon Registry program!

newyearsbride
03-09-2008, 11:56 PM
<--- Jealous. It's so cute!

Amy7979
03-10-2008, 08:55 AM
Yay, hopefully that means I can expect my bag to arrive soon, too! (AND those are my wedding colors, bonus!)

Mermaid_Ariel
03-10-2008, 10:29 AM
Oooh, I wish I could see the pictures. But, that image hosting site is blocked at work. :headache:

Goldeelox9
03-11-2008, 11:55 AM
We are doing a Casual Beach Party here in Baltimore after we get back from our Honeymoon. I know I am crazy, we get back on a Wednesday Night and our Party is on Saturday! I still do not have a firm location. I need to get on that! I also have an Idea for Centerpieces, Sand Pails with flowers and sand, maybe some spilling over. I am still up in the air about favors. We are doing most of the food ourselves. FMIL will be there to help. It is going to be a lot of work. I wanted to fogo the party, but DF really wants to have it so we are! Any Ideas? I am open to all suggestions!

padisneyfour
03-11-2008, 12:00 PM
Thats sounds like fun ! Keep it simple and enjoy!

Goldeelox9
03-11-2008, 12:05 PM
That is the plan. Simple Casual. Fun. We are having the Wedding, the Palo Reception, Magic Kingdom and Epcot Pictures so I think that a Casual fun party will be best! I am thinking Roast Beef and Roast Pork (roasted and sliced on a slicer) and Rolls for Sandwiches, Pasta, Potato, Macaroni Salad, Macaroni and Cheese (as a tribute to my Mom, it was her specailty) and Meatballs along with a Cheese, Peperoni and Cracker Display and Veggies and Dip for appitizers. For Desert, Cake of course and a Chocolate Fountian. All stuff I can prep ahead of time and just worry about heating up!

MUDisneyCouple
03-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Sounds great!! Fixing dinner and you are making me really hungry ;)

Also, that bag is SUPER cute...love the colors, love the design...love it!!!

Keira1387
03-11-2008, 10:25 PM
That is the plan. Simple Casual. Fun. We are having the Wedding, the Palo Reception, Magic Kingdom and Epcot Pictures so I think that a Casual fun party will be best! I am thinking Roast Beef and Roast Pork (roasted and sliced on a slicer) and Rolls for Sandwiches, Pasta, Potato, Macaroni Salad, Macaroni and Cheese (as a tribute to my Mom, it was her specailty) and Meatballs along with a Cheese, Peperoni and Cracker Display and Veggies and Dip for appitizers. For Desert, Cake of course and a Chocolate Fountian. All stuff I can prep ahead of time and just worry about heating up!

Wow, that sounds really good!

cruisin'Mike
03-12-2008, 02:35 PM
Hi Lisa,

I just read your journal. You and Pete sound like a lot of fun, and I'm sure your wedding will be beautiful. My wife and I are renewing our vows on Castaway Cay on August 31. It's not quite the same thing as a wedding, but let me know if you want me to check anything out for you on our cruise.

Goldeelox9
03-13-2008, 09:03 PM
Hi Lisa,

I just read your journal. You and Pete sound like a lot of fun, and I'm sure your wedding will be beautiful. My wife and I are renewing our vows on Castaway Cay on August 31. It's not quite the same thing as a wedding, but let me know if you want me to check anything out for you on our cruise.

Hey Mike! Thanks....I want you to CHECK IT ALL OUT! LOL I hope you post a trip report when you get back. If so make sure you come and let me know!

Goldeelox9
03-13-2008, 09:08 PM
When we pulled into the driveway tonight I seen it…..The BOX! It was next to the mailbox. I darted out of the car and almost ran to the mail box! I was so excited. What is in the box? Pete is starting to flip out because I get boxes everyday. I have so many wedding things coming to the house. LOL Well in the box was………….

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/2331469177_1e0140c72e.jpg

Mickey Mouse Ears for all of our (child) guests on the cruise. We have a pair for Ryleah, Dakoda, Alyssa & Julie….Oh yeah and a pair for me! LOL All of my trips to Walt Disney World and I have never got my own pair of ears. I am soo excited. More so about these EARS! These are the Minnie Mouse Bride Ears and I plan on wearing them EVERY.SINGLE.DAY of my Honeymoon!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/2332296658_fcedd1165e.jpg

We also got a Camera Strap for our new SLR Camera. Nope we haven’t bought one yet, but we have been trying them out and narrowing down our choices!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/2331469721_d8ab9f2911.jpg

shezfrombermuda
03-13-2008, 09:37 PM
Your plans for the casual beach party sound great! I love the ears! think I am going to get mickey mouse ears for all the kids at my reception. Where did you order them from?

MUDisneyCouple
03-13-2008, 09:47 PM
You look adorable in those ears!!! :goodvibes

Goldeelox9
03-13-2008, 09:53 PM
Your plans for the casual beach party sound great! I love the ears! think I am going to get mickey mouse ears for all the kids at my reception. Where did you order them from?

I am a member of the Yahoo group the Mouse for Less and there is an "Offical Disney Shopper" for the group. She is great. You have to be a member of the yahoo group and she will shop for you. She doesn't charge anything, but I sent her like an extra $15 or $20. She is so nice. Go join and ask the group for the Disney Shoppers Email.

You look adorable in those ears!!! :goodvibes

Thank you!!!

Goldeelox9
03-16-2008, 12:49 PM
My DF and I were talking yesterday and He asked me "Do we have to tip the Photographers who who take the pictures for the Magic Kingdom/Epcot Photo Session?" I told him I didn't know, but I would ask my DIS girls? DO any of you know?

MUDisneyCouple
03-16-2008, 04:36 PM
Sorry, I don't have any idea...

ohanaMAMA
03-20-2008, 04:18 PM
hmmm I wouldnt think that you would tip a photographer. I never have anywhere else.

Goldeelox9
03-22-2008, 08:53 AM
NEW BRIDESMAID DRESS.......

Ok I have found a new bridesmaid dress. All of the girls love it so I am happy! I love it too.

I love this dress so much I want one for me. LOL

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2350085870_7dd045a9fd_o.jpg

I plan on having straps added like this so the girls can wear their regular bras and it also bumps up the re-wear-abilty.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2350095986_981809d441_o.jpg

SECOND WEDDING DRESS.........

Well since I am getting married on the cruise I have to wait 4 days until my Magic Kingdom photos. I wanted to wear my wedding dress to dinner the night we get married, but the thought of spillage was making me sick! SO I figured I needed a second dress, a more casual dress. I will also wear this dress to the party back here in Baltimore! So here it is.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2237/2349261153_ea46bde96c.jpg

I am having sleeves like this added:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2028/2349261075_d023911601_m.jpg

padisneyfour
03-22-2008, 10:12 AM
those are pretty and def. something that could be worn again the detail on skirt looks great-and all the better if everyone likes them. the second wedding dress is very pretty too! That will be nice to wear at your back home reception/party!:thumbsup2

KatGarcia
03-22-2008, 11:37 PM
love love love both dresses!!!!! I love that the BM dress is so different but so pretty!

Mermaid_Ariel
03-23-2008, 08:01 AM
Oh, I love both of them so much!!!

rimavh
03-23-2008, 03:41 PM
is anyone else getting married Oct 26, 2008? We are so new to this and I have a bunch of questons. Please copy my regular email account: adamclure@aol.com

29apr00
03-24-2008, 11:29 AM
Just read throught all your pages! Your wedding is going to be so beautiful! i love everything about it!

jennifer

Goldeelox9
03-24-2008, 04:32 PM
those are pretty and def. something that could be worn again the detail on skirt looks great-and all the better if everyone likes them. the second wedding dress is very pretty too! That will be nice to wear at your back home reception/party!:thumbsup2

Thank you so much! I love that it is fancy and screaming BRIDESMAID. I don't even mind that it is white!

love love love both dresses!!!!! I love that the BM dress is so different but so pretty!

Thanks alot!

Oh, I love both of them so much!!!

Thank you! I love them too! LOL

is anyone else getting married Oct 26, 2008? We are so new to this and I have a bunch of questons. Please copy my regular email account: adamclure@aol.com

Ask away, I am happy to help!

Just read throught all your pages! Your wedding is going to be so beautiful! i love everything about it!

jennifer

Thank Jennifer. I plan on a big long trip report!

MUDisneyCouple
03-24-2008, 09:02 PM
LOVE THE DRESSES!!!! Great find :thumbsup2

Keira1387
03-24-2008, 10:14 PM
Wow Lisa! I love the dresses! perfect for a DCL wedding!!

keenercam
03-25-2008, 01:54 PM
Wow! Those dresses are PERFECT!!! Beautiful choices! Congrats on finding them! :thumbsup2

Lindsay22
03-25-2008, 03:03 PM
[QUOTE=Goldeelox9;23949198]NEW BRIDESMAID DRESS.......

Ok I have found a new bridesmaid dress. All of the girls love it so I am happy! I love it too.

I love this dress so much I want one for me. LOL

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2350085870_7dd045a9fd_o.jpg

I plan on having straps added like this so the girls can wear their regular bras and it also bumps up the re-wear-abilty.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/2350095986_981809d441_o.jpg

SECOND WEDDING DRESS.........

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2237/2349261153_ea46bde96c.jpg
QUOTE]


LOVE LOVE LOVE the BM dresses. I want one for myself too!! (What a great dress for the rehearsal)
I also think that you MUST buy those shoes to go with your second dress!

Goldeelox9
03-25-2008, 07:34 PM
LOVE THE DRESSES!!!! Great find :thumbsup2

Wow Lisa! I love the dresses! perfect for a DCL wedding!!

Wow! Those dresses are PERFECT!!! Beautiful choices! Congrats on finding them! :thumbsup2


LOVE LOVE LOVE the BM dresses. I want one for myself too!! (What a great dress for the rehearsal)
I also think that you MUST buy those shoes to go with your second dress!

HERE (http://www.lilywedding.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&orderby=pshop_product.product_name&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=99&category_id=32&option=com_phpshop&Itemid=1) is the website the bridesmaid dress came from! I hope it can help someone else. The dresses are super cheap and made to size!

I am so glad everyone liked them!

Goldeelox9
04-03-2008, 12:08 PM
Since Pete and I have a group with more then 8 cabins booked we get to pick a Gift from us to be placed in each room for free! This is what we get to pick from:

These are the three gifts we can choose from to have placed in the rooms on the cruise for free (included). Which one do you like?

Bon Voyage Memory Box
Capture the memories of your time at sea with this decorative box that's designed to hold all of your cruise photos and mementos. Comes with an adorable, rubber "Captain Mickey" photo frame and a mini photo album so you can take the memories with you wherever you go!
Bon Voyage Memory Box (Item 1164) - $37 USD plus tax



Bon Voyage
Leave shore in luxury when you indulge yourself with champagne, petit fours and chocolate strawberries with this opulent selection. Martinelli Sparkling Cider is also available.
Martinilli Sparkling Cider (Item 1185) - $25 USD
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante (Item 1178) - $33 USD


Wine
White Wines/Blush Wines/Non Alcoholic
Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay, Australia (Item 2032) - $25 USD
Beringer Founders' Estate - Chardonnay (Item 1191) - $28 USD
Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio (Item 2033) - $35 USD
Beringer White Zinfandel, California (Item 1193) - $24 USD
Martinelli Sparkling Cider, California (Item 1194) - $18 USD

The prices listed are how much each thing would be if we bought them outright, but they are provided since we are a "group". I am leaning towards the 1st choice. What to do you all think?

lov2b@disney
04-03-2008, 12:19 PM
I like the memory box! A nice keepsake! And isnt it nice that you get to give-on them!!:goodvibes:

Amy7979
04-03-2008, 12:28 PM
Since Pete and I have a group with more then 8 cabins booked we get to pick a Gift from us to be placed in each room for free! This is what we get to pick from:

These are the three gifts we can choose from to have placed in the rooms on the cruise for free (included). Which one do you like?

Bon Voyage Memory Box
Capture the memories of your time at sea with this decorative box that's designed to hold all of your cruise photos and mementos. Comes with an adorable, rubber "Captain Mickey" photo frame and a mini photo album so you can take the memories with you wherever you go!
Bon Voyage Memory Box (Item 1164) - $37 USD plus tax



Bon Voyage
Leave shore in luxury when you indulge yourself with champagne, petit fours and chocolate strawberries with this opulent selection. Martinelli Sparkling Cider is also available.
Martinilli Sparkling Cider (Item 1185) - $25 USD
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante (Item 1178) - $33 USD


Wine
White Wines/Blush Wines/Non Alcoholic
Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay, Australia (Item 2032) - $25 USD
Beringer Founders' Estate - Chardonnay (Item 1191) - $28 USD
Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio (Item 2033) - $35 USD
Beringer White Zinfandel, California (Item 1193) - $24 USD
Martinelli Sparkling Cider, California (Item 1194) - $18 USD

The prices listed are how much each thing would be if we bought them outright, but they are provided since we are a "group". I am leaning towards the 1st choice. What to do you all think?

Well, normally I'd say the Santa Margarita Pinot, since it's one of my favorites, but I really like the second option. I'd be so thrilled to have that waiting in my cabin!

Goldeelox9
04-03-2008, 12:37 PM
I am excited that we get this service included! It is such a nice thing and finally something that I don't have to pay for! Why is it that the wedding cost keep rising!!!!

29apr00
04-03-2008, 12:55 PM
I really like the memory box. If you went with the wine and strawberries, or option #3, you'd really have to know all your guests for that one. For instance, I'm allergic to strawberries, so option #2 wouldn't be well received in my cabin. ;) And for the wine, some people are very particular about their wine choices. I think the memory box is the safest bet, and a really great gift too! :thumbsup2 Man, i want to come to your wedding!

jennifer

Goldeelox9
04-03-2008, 01:32 PM
Oh and one other thing you have to have the same thing in each cabin! No switching it up per cabin!

Your allergic to Strawberries...You poor thing!

I was leaning towards the 1st one cause you can get food for free on the ship!

29apr00
04-03-2008, 02:05 PM
Your allergic to Strawberries...You poor thing!



:rotfl: everyone says that! It's no big deal to me. It's been so long for me, i don't miss them. I've probably just convinced myself i probably wouldn't even like them.:confused3

cruisin'Mike
04-03-2008, 09:48 PM
Since Pete and I have a group with more then 8 cabins booked we get to pick a Gift from us to be placed in each room for free! This is what we get to pick from:

These are the three gifts we can choose from to have placed in the rooms on the cruise for free (included). Which one do you like?

Bon Voyage Memory Box
Capture the memories of your time at sea with this decorative box that's designed to hold all of your cruise photos and mementos. Comes with an adorable, rubber "Captain Mickey" photo frame and a mini photo album so you can take the memories with you wherever you go!
Bon Voyage Memory Box (Item 1164) - $37 USD plus tax



Bon Voyage
Leave shore in luxury when you indulge yourself with champagne, petit fours and chocolate strawberries with this opulent selection. Martinelli Sparkling Cider is also available.
Martinilli Sparkling Cider (Item 1185) - $25 USD
Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante (Item 1178) - $33 USD


Wine
White Wines/Blush Wines/Non Alcoholic
Lindeman's Bin 65 Chardonnay, Australia (Item 2032) - $25 USD
Beringer Founders' Estate - Chardonnay (Item 1191) - $28 USD
Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio (Item 2033) - $35 USD
Beringer White Zinfandel, California (Item 1193) - $24 USD
Martinelli Sparkling Cider, California (Item 1194) - $18 USD

The prices listed are how much each thing would be if we bought them outright, but they are provided since we are a "group". I am leaning towards the 1st choice. What to do you all think?

Hi Lisa!

It looks like your planning is going nicely.

The memory box is a nice gift for your guests. It's something that they can use while on the ship to keep their daily Navigators and all of the other little momento-type things that they'll pick up throughout the cruise. And it's something that they'll be able to take with them when the cruise is over. Once the wine is gone, it's gone.

MUDisneyCouple
04-03-2008, 11:19 PM
I agree that #1 is probably the best choice. I would love to open my cabin and be greated with champagne, but my Mom wouldn't. I think that the first choice is the most appealing for everyone in your party.

How great is it that you get to have something extra on Disney's dime?!?!!? That's awesome!

stlocke
04-03-2008, 11:31 PM
I vote for #1~~~:cool1: I'm not sure if everyone is a Disney fan, but since they are going on a Disney cruise, it would be a nice memento for them. I would personally choose Mickey stuff over alcohol! :dance3:

Goldeelox9
04-04-2008, 12:43 PM
SEVEN MONTHS from today I will marry the love of my life!!!! :bride: pirate:

Goldeelox9
04-04-2008, 12:49 PM
I like the memory box! A nice keepsake! And isnt it nice that you get to give-on them!!:goodvibes:

I agree that #1 is probably the best choice. I would love to open my cabin and be greated with champagne, but my Mom wouldn't. I think that the first choice is the most appealing for everyone in your party.

How great is it that you get to have something extra on Disney's dime?!?!!? That's awesome!

I vote for #1~~~:cool1: I'm not sure if everyone is a Disney fan, but since they are going on a Disney cruise, it would be a nice memento for them. I would personally choose Mickey stuff over alcohol! :dance3:

Hi Lisa!

It looks like your planning is going nicely.

The memory box is a nice gift for your guests. It's something that they can use while on the ship to keep their daily Navigators and all of the other little momento-type things that they'll pick up throughout the cruise. And it's something that they'll be able to take with them when the cruise is over. Once the wine is gone, it's gone.

I really like the memory box. If you went with the wine and strawberries, or option #3, you'd really have to know all your guests for that one. For instance, I'm allergic to strawberries, so option #2 wouldn't be well received in my cabin. ;) And for the wine, some people are very particular about their wine choices. I think the memory box is the safest bet, and a really great gift too! :thumbsup2 Man, i want to come to your wedding!

jennifer

We have decided we are going with the Memory Box! I am so excited that all of my guests (and us too) will get such a wonderful gift from Disney!

Jennifer....I am sure there are still openings on the sailing, you are welcomed to join us! LOL

:rotfl: everyone says that! It's no big deal to me. It's been so long for me, i don't miss them. I've probably just convinced myself i probably wouldn't even like them.:confused3

LOL....That is what I have done with Ice Cream.

Well, normally I'd say the Santa Margarita Pinot, since it's one of my favorites, but I really like the second option. I'd be so thrilled to have that waiting in my cabin!

I liked that option, but since most food is free on the cruise we figure that our guest will like having something to take off of the ship!

PixyDusted
04-04-2008, 01:32 PM
Hey Lisa! I really enjoy reading you PJ. A DCL wedding is currently the front-runner for my fiance and me. I spoke to Cathy last week (who's a sweetheart!) but she's on vacation this week and I have questions! I tried to email you a little while back but I guess you didn't receive the email - I'm going to PM you :-)

Amy7979
04-04-2008, 01:48 PM
I liked that option, but since most food is free on the cruise we figure that our guest will like having something to take off of the ship!

Well, promise me you'll try the Santa Margarita Pinot yourselves sometime, then! :goodvibes

Goldeelox9
04-04-2008, 02:00 PM
Well, promise me you'll try the Santa Margarita Pinot yourselves sometime, then! :goodvibes

I will get a bottle with dinner one night I promise you!!!

MUDisneyCouple
04-05-2008, 11:14 AM
SEVEN MONTHS from today I will marry the love of my life!!!! :bride: pirate:

WOW!!!! Time is flying!

Goldeelox9
04-12-2008, 01:12 PM
We will be staying for 6 nights and 7 days at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Does anyone have any insider tips for us.

I am so excited. I have convinced myself that I was staying at the Wilderness Lodge, but deep down I was hoping that the man we were renting from could pull off the AKL! He did! I am sooo Excited.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2351/2408253850_de12dedb12_o.jpg

29apr00
04-12-2008, 01:47 PM
I stayed at AKL in 2002. It was great! I really loved the themeing of the resort. I would want to stay again, but not with the kids. They wouldn't eat at Boma or Jiko. :eek:

I hope you get a Savanah View room!! If not, there are little lookout posts all around the inside, with viewing machines to look out onto the Savanah. And rocking chairs!

I'd post pics, cause i have a lot, but that was back BEFORE digital cameras! :rotfl:

jennifer

KatGarcia
04-12-2008, 05:38 PM
They have night time storytelling and night vision goggles you can use and if I remember correctly a free tour of the resort in the morning some time. I'm sure concierge could tell you the details. it's just beautiful! And eat at Boma- YUM!

pink_tink8i8
04-12-2008, 06:13 PM
We will be staying for 6 nights and 7 days at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Does anyone have any insider tips for us. We are renting points from a DVC owner and we are getting a GREAT DEAL!

I am so excited. I have convinced myself that I was staying at the Wilderness Lodge, but deep down I was hoping that the man we were renting from could pull off the AKL! He did! I am sooo Excited.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2351/2408253850_de12dedb12_o.jpg

YAY! I'm plannning on doing the exact same thing!!! you'll have to let me know how it goes.

MUDisneyCouple
04-13-2008, 03:49 PM
We were suppose to stay there this past August, but got switched to the Poly due to construction - we were SO bummed :sad2:

I hope that you like it and can't wait to see how you enjoy it!

Goldeelox9
04-14-2008, 12:12 PM
I have been researching like crazy the past two days! I am so excited.

keenercam
04-14-2008, 12:19 PM
Lisa -- That is an awesome deal! If you haven't been to BOMA you definitely have to do that for dinner one night. It is awesome! :yay:

Goldeelox9
04-14-2008, 12:23 PM
I think we are going to do Boma for Breakfast. I had already planned out all of the dinners. I am a crazy planner. LOL I wish Boma and or Jinko were open for lunch!

29apr00
04-14-2008, 12:37 PM
Wow that's a GREAT Deal! I've always wondered if renting points was worth it. That one obviously is!!

Chelley00
04-14-2008, 01:25 PM
Okay, all caught up on the planning journal of our cruisemate!!! I love the bridesmaid dress you picked out, and your dress is beautiful!

shezfrombermuda
04-14-2008, 01:27 PM
Your new bridesmaid dresses are really pretty. They are definitely dresses that can worn again. I love your second dress as well. I think out of the three options that you can give to your guests for gifts: I would choose the memory box. It is something they can keep and you are right they can get dessert on the ship. Only 7 months to go, that is exciting but that means less time for me!

Goldeelox9
04-14-2008, 03:53 PM
Wow that's a GREAT Deal! I've always wondered if renting points was worth it. That one obviously is!!

The Rack rate is about $300 a night! I lucked out.

Okay, all caught up on the planning journal of our cruisemate!!! I love the bridesmaid dress you picked out, and your dress is beautiful!

Thank you! I am so happy to know of people on my cruise! It will be fun!

Your new bridesmaid dresses are really pretty. They are definitely dresses that can worn again. I love your second dress as well. I think out of the three options that you can give to your guests for gifts: I would choose the memory box. It is something they can keep and you are right they can get dessert on the ship. Only 7 months to go, that is exciting but that means less time for me!


Thank you! I am not getting dress no. 2 since we have put our party back home on hold until May 2009! I love the bridesmaid dresses so much, I want one!

MUDisneyCouple
04-14-2008, 08:29 PM
HOLY COW!!!!! $640 for 6 nights...that IS a steal - CONGRATS!!! :woohoo:

Goldeelox9
04-14-2008, 09:53 PM
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the4princesses
04-14-2008, 11:25 PM
Hi could you tell me what point buying is??:confused3
I have been reading your site,and I'm enjoying it!!:cutie:
Thank you, kd

Goldeelox9
04-15-2008, 09:15 AM
Buying/Renting points is when a Disney Vacation Club member sells you points to stay at the Disney Vacation Club resorts. The going rate for points is between 10-12 dollars a point!

THANKS FOR READING!

PixyDusted
04-15-2008, 10:40 AM
That's AWESOME Lisa! I'm so happy for you two!!! LOVE that hotel!! :cool1:

Lynn5700
04-15-2008, 11:07 AM
Lisa that is great!!!! Good for you :)

MUDisneyCouple
04-16-2008, 08:25 PM
We have been looking at buying into DVC, but if you can rent from someone (at an almost cheaper every time); it does seem silly to buy in...I'm so happy for you and you have inspired me rent! Think you can share your awesome bargaining tips???

By the way, I don't think it's corny at all - I would be too!

Goldeelox9
04-16-2008, 09:03 PM
I really lucked out!

29apr00
04-17-2008, 07:59 AM
you really got lucky with that guy. I really think we'll end up doing that for our VR. I wanted to do 5 nights at Disney, instead of just the 4, and it was looking to be about $2500 over the price of the cruise!! Right now it looks like WL would be less than 50 points for 5 nights. Even at $10 a point that's a heck of a savings!! The only thing is the uncertainity and not having any control over everything. ;) I kind of like to be in control. :lmao:

Jennifer

Goldeelox9
04-17-2008, 09:07 AM
Oh I like control too, that is what I was most scared about, but he has been great. I have confirmation nos. and his home and cell numbers incase there is a problem. He even wants to see the wedding pictures! Sweet guy!

xoxheather420oxo
04-17-2008, 04:46 PM
Hi,

I'm having a DCL wedding in August of 2008, I can say that Disney hasn't been as helpful with my group, we have a total of 20 people coming which is 9 cabins and when I first called Disney they told me they couldn't give me a group rates, I also called travel agents and no one was able to get me a group rate told me there was no group rate allowed...so my guests booked with independent travel agents who can get them the best rate...I then called up to see if maybe we can get an onboard credit or some kind of ammenitie for the group and we were told if everyone booked with Disney we could have so that made me mad they told me to tell my guests to cancel there cruises and book through disney and then they might be able to get a group rate...MIGHT, my fiance and I are so livid about that Disney is refusing to consider giving out group anything...We also haven't gotten anything in writing from them that the wedding will go on...Any suggestions you can give me to help me would be great.....

Thanks
Heather

xoxheather420oxo
04-17-2008, 04:52 PM
I have one questions how do you go about getting the magic kingdom photo's?

Goldeelox9
04-17-2008, 10:47 PM
OMG Heather that is awful! I am so sorry they have been so horrible! Since I am a travel Agent part time I have called and made everyone's reservations through the "Group Travel" department. They are also the ones who have told me about the group discount and gift. The discount is $5o off per cabin and if I fill 8 cabins (which I have) they will give us a stateroom credit of $400. Well worth it since it takes like 30 minutes and dealing with so so agents everytime I call and I will need to send out the documents and all of that. This is the group travel phone number, try them - 1-800-511-6333 To get the Magic Kingdom Photos you call Dara Blonde - 407-827-1577, Tell her you are a cruise bride and you want to book a MK photo session. If she gives you any trouble just remind her you are a fairytale wedding bride and you do qualify! Is Cathy Ingle your planner? Has she helped at all?

xoxheather420oxo
04-18-2008, 08:34 AM
How much does the Magic Kingdom photo's cost is it part of the photo package on the cruise??? Cathy is my wedding coordinator and she told me that Disney said they can't do anything. It is absolutly ridiculous, i've become very angry. i am going to call the group department now and see what they tell me although i'm sure i will be told nothing!! It really is aggrivating...Thanks for the info

xoxheather420oxo
04-18-2008, 09:04 AM
As I thought they told me that there is nothing they can do for me and my group and not only that but they told me because I am a DVC member that my room and another DVC members room doesn't count towards the group which I think is completly ridiculous because you pay so much money to Disney every year to be told that you don't count towards a group number. My Fiance is calling now because he's better at arguing then I am. The whole thing is very upsetting!

Goldeelox9
04-18-2008, 11:22 AM
The Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot cost $1,000.00 and that includes all proofs. I am so sorry for all of this mess you are going through. It is horrible! Keep us posted as to what you find out? How did they work it with you adding the wedding package to the DVC reservation?

pjstevens
04-18-2008, 11:33 AM
To get the Magic Kingdom Photos you call Dara Blonde - 407-827-1577, Tell her you are a cruise bride and you want to book a MK photo session. If she gives you any trouble just remind her you are a fairytale wedding bride and you do qualify! Is Cathy Ingle your planner? Has she helped at all?

Lisa,

I am renewing my vows on the Wonder in September and sorry to say, but I haven't had much help from the cruise coordinator. I already emailed my packet to her and emailed again to confirm she got it and have YET to hear back. Do you think it's cause my ceremony is still MONTHS away? I also wondered about the MK photo shoot and didn't know if that was something that we were entitled to since one, I've a renewal and two since I'm doing the cruise and not the more expensive land renewal. I dont' know if i could convince hubby to do that, but boy would I love to do taht.

Goldeelox9
04-18-2008, 11:39 AM
I have had a hard time getting emails back too. I just keep sending them. LOL I need to know EVERYTHING.

Go for the MK photos....They are once in a lifetime pictures!

xoxheather420oxo
04-18-2008, 11:48 AM
Adding the wedding on was the easy part all we had to do was call Cathy and she told us how much it was to add on the wedding which was $2500 and that was it....I must say Cathy is really good at returning emails, phone calls not so much, my fiance was told that there is group space but that there is nothing they can do for us and that it is not there problem, he was also told that as DVC members we don't count which once again is aggrivating all in itself. I tried to call about the mk photo shoot but she hasn't called me back yet hopefully soon, I will see about that, adding an extra $1000 onto our budget might be a little rough....I really hope things work out I have no idea who to fight with next at disney but the whole thing is just frustrating....

Goldeelox9
04-20-2008, 11:16 AM
Today my DF and I went wedding band shopping. I didn't find THE ONE yet, but he did, so we bought it up and got 10% off. Here is a picture of his ring. I love it~~~

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/2428259486_bbeccc0b06.jpg

pjstevens
04-20-2008, 01:09 PM
Today my DF and I went wedding band shopping. I didn't find THE ONE yet, but he did, so we bought it up and got 10% off. Here is a picture of his ring. I love it~~~

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/2428259486_bbeccc0b06.jpg

Wow Lisa,

That is such a lovely ring (wanted to say georgous, but not sure your soon to be dh would like that some are saying his ring is georgous.) I really like that. I'm still in the debating mood for rings. We're doing our vow renewal for our 25th. Should we get new rings ($$$$ more money) or just keep the ones we've had for the first 25 years?

Goldeelox9
04-20-2008, 01:14 PM
Thanks, I fell in love with the ring soon as I seen (saw?) it!

I think that if your rings are great then keep the ones you have and splurge for the MK photos....LOL

I think that your rings are special and I will wear mine forever, no upgrades here!

29apr00
04-20-2008, 01:31 PM
:lmao: I'm all for upgrading my ring. I've been telling dh i wanted a bigger one since about our 2nd anniversary! Not to say that i don't absolutely love the one i have, but you buy bigger cars and houses as you get older, why not a bigger ring!!! :woohoo: But he doesn't get it.:confused3

I like that ring! It is very cool looking!

pjstevens
04-21-2008, 05:53 AM
My engagement ring is a saphire. It's just over 3/4 carat. We met in September and were married in September, so when hubby asked if I minded a saphire vs a diamond, I didn't care (I was only 18 when we got engaged). He had bought the saphire gem as an investment a short time before. He then had it set into a ring for me. I love it! BUT, I've always wanted something to 'go' with it. After suffering our fourth miscarriage hubby bought me a small diamond ring. I wear both the saphire and diamond together with my wedding band. I have never told dh that I want an anniversary ring (and with all we are spending on this trip) I don't think I should push my luck, but I would really like that.

But Lisa, I love your df's ring.

Goldeelox9
04-21-2008, 09:20 AM
I like that, with the Saphire. I think a nice anniversary band would go well with your rings!

Thanks you! I am so excited we have his ring! EKKK! :cool1:

DisneyMissy318
04-22-2008, 12:36 PM
Hi Lisa....

I found your PJ on a post to another thread - I have read the whole thing this morning! Then I saw that you are on MFL!! I was so excited that I "know" you from your posts there!

I honeymooned at WDW 12 years ago - unfortunately, long before I found MFL or DIS - we didn't know about all of the special things that we could do!

You have put much thought and planning into your wedding and I hope it all turns out extra special for you!! I LOVE everything you have so far - the dress - the bridesmaid dress - your ring - his ring - the invites! You Go Girl!

I can't wait to follow along during the rest of your planning and ultimate wedding cruise!

I admire all of the brides-to-be here that share their experiences to help those brides that come after them - (not to mention those of us who were brides to be sooo long ago!)

Have a Wonderfully Magical Day!

DisneyMissy or
Melissa in VA or
Mom2Madi

Goldeelox9
04-22-2008, 12:56 PM
Hey Missy!

I love being able to help everyone who is looking for information. So many of the DIS brides have been so hopeful to me, from offering ideas to extra craft supplies. I can not wait for our cruise. It is going to be wonderful! I am gla dyou found me...I haven't been over to the MFL in sooo long. I am like 300 emails behind. I have just been so busy with the weding stuff. It really consumes you! Keep reading, I will be posting a full Wedding/Disneymoon trip report, both here and on MFL! :surfweb:

PixyDusted
04-22-2008, 02:11 PM
Lisa certainly does love sharing wedding info! She's been a great help to me with advice and info!:thumbsup2

Goldeelox9
04-22-2008, 02:16 PM
Awe Thank you Mikkel :flower3:

SailorsPrincess
04-24-2008, 09:25 PM
We also got a Camera Strap for our new SLR Camera. Nope we haven’t bought one yet, but we have been trying them out and narrowing down our choices!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/2331469721_d8ab9f2911.jpg

We bought that strap in DL this past Oct :) It's so cute, and a constant reminder of Disney while we are out and about taking pictures!

Have you found a camera yet? If you haven't, have you looked at Nikon? We have a Nikon D40x, and I am in love with it! The pictures are always amazing, and the price is wonderful for the quality of the pictures! :goodvibes

Goldeelox9
04-24-2008, 10:01 PM
I am torn between the D40x, the new D60 and the Canon.....I am just not sure. Is your camera easy to use. I wish Nikon had a live feed on the screen. That is the only thing I don't like about it! I need to get my hands on one for a while (not just in Best Buy) to play with.

Keira1387
04-24-2008, 10:37 PM
I really like your DF's wedding band! It's very unique!:thumbsup2

Goldeelox9
05-02-2008, 12:10 PM
I am so excited! Yesterday I called to get our tickets for the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! I was on hold for an hour, but I got the day I wanted. The total for two adult tickets was $107.28. Has anyone been? It is great? I can not wait to see the Castle all lit up!

Swmhc
05-02-2008, 01:23 PM
We went last year and it was AWESOME just BEAUTIFUL !! The Christmas lights last year were the best castle decoration I have seen ! I am hoping they do them again. I think it should be a permanent addition to their Christmas decorations, but I haven't heard if they are doing them again or not. Either way, the park is even more majical during MVMCP...yes, it is possible to be more magical !

You won't regret attending ! We are going for our annual (or semi-annual) longer trip in July. I am hoping to get another shorter one in during the holidays again !

spacerangerqueen
05-02-2008, 03:40 PM
I just wanted to say that I have the Nikon D40, bought it in January, and I loove it! I don't have anything other than a digital point and shoot and a 35mm SLR to compare to. I love the size of it though and the pictures are great!

Also I've been to MVMCP many times, first one was in 1995. It's changed a lot and I don't think it should be as expensive as it is, but it's fun. The castle is going to be lit up again, however they light it every night, not just the parties. Once you get closer to the holidays you can see the majority of the party entertainment during regular park hours, which being a local with park access means I don't feel the need to buy a ticket to the event. It is a good time to find characters that you wouldn't normally see. And if you are not going to be there when they run the parade and fireworks daily then it's a great opportunity to see them. The fireworks are awesome, though I don't care for the parade they just redid, Once Upon a Christmastime at Christmas. Not to be confused with Once Upon a Christmastime in May, I guess :confused3

anyway. You'll have a blast!
Sooo excited to read more about your wedding!

lov2b@disney
05-02-2008, 03:43 PM
never been to MVMCP but hope to go in November! DF is having trouble with me driving him crazy about it now when we have a 2 week trip and a wedding coming up in 6 weeks :rotfl:

when are you going? After your cruise/wedding?

Goldeelox9
05-02-2008, 04:08 PM
We are Honeymooning in WDW from November 6th until the 12th! Not long enough, but combinded with the cruise it's over a week I shouldn't be so greedy! LOL:rotfl:

lov2b@disney
05-02-2008, 05:26 PM
We are Honeymooning in WDW from November 6th until the 12th! Not long enough, but combinded with the cruise it's over a week I shouldn't be so greedy! LOL:rotfl:

We are thinking of doing MVMCP the 10th or 11th!:goodvibes. My sister is getting married on the 8th in Florida and what better excuse to head to WDW! I guess I should be excited for her wedding:rolleyes1

MUDisneyCouple
05-02-2008, 05:30 PM
How exciting! You are going to have so much fun!!! We've never been to MVMCP, but I want to SO badly!!! I know you'll take lots of pics, so I'll have to live through you! ;)

Goldeelox9
05-02-2008, 10:30 PM
I will be taking lots and lots and lots of pictures!

pjstevens
05-03-2008, 09:05 AM
I am so excited! Yesterday I called to get our tickets for the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! I was on hold for an hour, but I got the day I wanted. The total for two adult tickets was $107.28. Has anyone been? It is great? I can not wait to see the Castle all lit up!

Lisa,

We went in December and it was so awesome (our first Christmas visit). I am sure you will have a great time!

Goldeelox9
05-03-2008, 12:40 PM
I think it will be a magical way to end our Disneymoon. I have made a plan to follow each day. We are not going as comando as I usually tour. I have planned naps, rest and downtime (gasp!), This is very unlike me. I think that it will make for a relaxing trip. LOL We will see how it goes!

I call on Monday to book my Rehersal dinner and next Saturday to do all of our honeymoon meals! I will lwt you all know what we get then!

Goldeelox9
05-03-2008, 01:19 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2366/2461369295_47e37febc2.jpg

Fish Extender!

I got this in the mail today. It is a Fish Extender. While on our cruise we are going to take part in an exchange type swap thing. I am trying to think of some small gifts for the other people playing along now! I have one thing in mind....This is going ot be fun! You hang these from youe Fish in the hallway and then through out the cruise you find it full of goodies from other people playing along!