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SRUAlmn
10-07-2005, 08:04 PM
Hi! We are trying to plan for a July 2007 WDW wedding and then a DCL honeymoon. Since it's pretty far away, we don't really have any details ironed out yet, but we know the approximate date we are trying for. My question is this:

WDW doesn't let you book your wedding date until 12 months out, and for some, they aren't guaranteed until 8 months out, correct? Well, I know for DCL that you really need to book at least 12 months out. So how can we book our honeymoon without knowing what our definite wedding date will be? I was thinking we could aim for a wedding date sometime M-Th of the week we are hoping for and then the cruise would leave on Sat. That way we would have 4 different wedding date options. Any ideas? Thanks! :)

Coloradogrl
10-07-2005, 08:20 PM
Hi! We are trying to plan for a July 2007 WDW wedding and then a DCL honeymoon. Since it's pretty far away, we don't really have any details ironed out yet, but we know the approximate date we are trying for. My question is this:

WDW doesn't let you book your wedding date until 12 months out, and for some, they aren't guaranteed until 8 months out, correct? Well, I know for DCL that you really need to book at least 12 months out. So how can we book our honeymoon without knowing what our definite wedding date will be? I was thinking we could aim for a wedding date sometime M-Th of the week we are hoping for and then the cruise would leave on Sat. That way we would have 4 different wedding date options. Any ideas? Thanks! :)


Is that really ture about the pot? I didnt do it when I was a teenager and I knew alot of people that didnt either! I am really surprised by that....where did you find that information....I just curious?

Yes, that is true about booking at Disney. Why did you choose July if I may ask is that a anniversary?

SRUAlmn
10-07-2005, 09:15 PM
Is that really ture about the pot? I didnt do it when I was a teenager and I knew alot of people that didnt either! I am really surprised by that....where did you find that information....I just curious?

Yes, that is true about booking at Disney. Why did you choose July if I may ask is that a anniversary?


I actually don't know and I copied it from someone else's signature. I've had quite a lot of negative comments and questions about it so I think I'm going to erase it. Since I really don't know about it or where it came from :)

We chose July because my whole family, including myself, are teachers, so to have enough time off we have to do it in the summer. My parents anniversary is in July and my father has passed away, so I thought it would be nice to choose the same month.

Coloradogrl
10-07-2005, 09:22 PM
I actually don't know and I copied it from someone else's signature. I've had quite a lot of negative comments and questions about it so I think I'm going to erase it. Since I really don't know about it or where it came from :)

We chose July because my whole family, including myself, are teachers, so to have enough time off we have to do it in the summer. My parents anniversary is in July and my father has passed away, so I thought it would be nice to choose the same month.

I am really sorry if you thought I was "atacking" you about that quote :( Because thats not what I meant to do!!! It just seems like ALOT so I thought I would ask. Im sorry

SRUAlmn
10-07-2005, 09:26 PM
I am really sorry if you thought I was "atacking" you about that quote :( Because thats not what I meant to do!!! It just seems like ALOT so I thought I would ask. Im sorry


Oh! no no no no no! Don't be sorry. I didn't think you were attacking me. I have just had a lot of people ask me about it and say that it was inaccurate and since I don't even really know what it is or where it came from I figured I should take it off :) No worries!

Coloradogrl
10-07-2005, 09:34 PM
hey didnt you use to have a pic of you on your signature?

SRUAlmn
10-07-2005, 09:42 PM
hey didnt you use to have a pic of you on your signature?


Yep, took it out. Didn't like it anymore. How did you know?

Tinkerbelle14
10-07-2005, 10:04 PM
I was thinking the same thing! I remember all of your posts having a picture at the bottom.
I agree with what you are thinking about doing. Book the cruise for the Saturday and then you have a couple of options during the week for the wedding. You can always e-mail a sales manager to check closer to the 12 month mark, but if they are really strict about waiting to book until 12 months, then no one else can book that date until the same time. Waiting until 8 months left for the contract is more for the custom weddings. It is just incase a convention or something comes up that they need to bump you for. I think it mostly has to do with reception locations and it doesn't happen that often, but I could be wrong. I'm an intimate bride!
Hope this helps!

SRUAlmn
10-08-2005, 12:04 AM
Thanks! I'm not sure yet whether or not we're going to do intimate or custom. If we do custom, it's only going to be about 45 people MAX, but I'm just not sure that many people outside of our immediate families are going to be able to come. I think we may send out like a 'survey' (for lack of a better word) type thing and just see if people think they could make it. Does anyone happen to know which months get booked up the quickest? I'm worried that summer is going to be packed ASAP, but it's really one of our only options.


As for the picture in my sig. I'm having self esteem issues right now, and I got tired of looking at myself on here :rotfl:

Coloradogrl
10-08-2005, 12:44 PM
I just remember the baseball pic and thought it had a pic of yourself on it. Dont be that way with yourself....your a pretty girl and you have already lost 45 that is a HUGE deal!

FutureAshleyDukes
10-09-2005, 10:48 PM
Thanks! I'm not sure yet whether or not we're going to do intimate or custom. If we do custom, it's only going to be about 45 people MAX, but I'm just not sure that many people outside of our immediate families are going to be able to come. I think we may send out like a 'survey' (for lack of a better word) type thing and just see if people think they could make it. Does anyone happen to know which months get booked up the quickest? I'm worried that summer is going to be packed ASAP, but it's really one of our only options.


As for the picture in my sig. I'm having self esteem issues right now, and I got tired of looking at myself on here :rotfl:

To answer one of your questions, May is Disney's big month for weddings. If I were in your shoes I would go ahead and book the cruise in advance, especially since you'll get a better rate that way. If you think of it if you have a custom wedding you might want to stay a few nights since it will help meet your room block, and you'll have the AP's to take advantage of. On the other hand if you have an intimate wedding you'll need to stay 4 nights at a Disney resort anyhow.

Do you have your heart set on a specific reception and ceremony location?

SRUAlmn
10-09-2005, 10:50 PM
We're thinking wedding pavilion, but no reception preference yet. Do you get free APs with a Custom wedding????

FutureAshleyDukes
10-09-2005, 10:52 PM
The AP's aren't exactly in the contract, but all of the custom brides on here have recieved them from Disney as a wedding gift with the contract.

Are you planning on taking a trip to WDW for a site inspection?

SRUAlmn
10-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Yes. We're going to try to go next summer for a week so that we can possibly do the site inspection and book our dates all at the same time since we will be 12 months out. Can you do that?

FutureAshleyDukes
10-09-2005, 11:15 PM
I'm sure you might be able to tentatively book your wedding at the time. How exciting, my DH2B and I will be also be visiting next summer for our site inspection.

SRUAlmn
10-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Cool! Maybe we'll see you there! When are you thinking of planning yours for?

FutureAshleyDukes
10-09-2005, 11:30 PM
We are planning on the summer of '07. I'm kind of in your shoes, I'll be starting my first teaching job the following fall so we have to plan a summer wedding.

SRUAlmn
10-09-2005, 11:40 PM
Uh oh ;) Hope we won't be duking it out for the same date :rotfl: JK

It stinks that we can't even take vacations or plan things during cheaper times of year, or when it's not so hot everywhere. I get email Pins for WDW or they come out with discount codes and I can't ever use them. :(

FutureAshleyDukes
10-09-2005, 11:52 PM
I know... :guilty: I would love to have an early December wedding or just go to Disney that time of the year, but so far I've always been in school. My DH2B HATES going to Disney in the summer, so I'm not sure what we're going to do once I finish my degree.

Maybe I can find an all year round school after my contract is up just so I can go during value season. :rolleyes:

SRUAlmn
10-10-2005, 12:00 AM
We have always gone Christmas week because everyone in my family teaches. Last year my DFi and I went in September because I was working in an office at the time. I was so amazed at how real people get to vacation at WDW. I was just in utter shock and it makes me sad to know that will never happen again (and that we're going to end up paying thousands more on our wedding to have it in the summer :rolleyes: )

FutureAshleyDukes
10-10-2005, 12:11 AM
I know what you mean. I think after having been on a Disney vacation about two years ago with my mom and I, my DH2B (boyfriend at the time) was ready to throw our Unofficial guide out the window. He's always complaining about having to plan out 'tactics' to beat the crowds.

Luvndisney
10-10-2005, 09:29 AM
I had to jump in on this one with you too...I feel your pain as well. I am a teacher and wanted nothing more than to have a spring wedding in Disney, but we all know it just isn't possible. :) I had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that we can not go on vacations when we want and have to go around the school calendar. I am dealing with it now, but even arrangin a planning session is difficult. We need to travel down for a food tasting and cake tasting for our JUly 06 wedding...but Disney can not accommodate us during Thanksgiving break or christmas break, becasue it is too busy. We can't go unitl april and they told us this is too late :confused3 So we are not going on a planning session at this time.( keep this in mind for yourselves) This situation is frustrating at times, but we all work with it. Good luck to the bot of you as you plan your summer weddings - and have a blast.

SRUAlmn
10-10-2005, 11:37 AM
Thanks! I didn't even think about the tastings. Hmm....... guess we won't be able to have one either. If April is too late for your summer wedding, then I guess Easter break is out. Like you said, Christmas and Thanksgiving are too busy. Oh well :( That stinks!!

Luvndisney
10-10-2005, 02:26 PM
Thats what I said - it really stinks. I mean I trust disney with their food tasting good, but certain things you don't want to leave up to someone else...like the food or cake at your wedding. So we might try and plan an emergency trip on November 11th for 4 days. I have a 4 days weekend and can fly down. Although a short trip, Disney has a special deal right now for a family of 4 only 1,500 including tickets. So for only 2 people it is less than 1,000 to go. Of course the flights are expensive buy we may do that.