Planning Our Happily Ever After - A Disneymoon PTR! (NEW 7/13 - TR Link!)
****WARNING! You are about to embark on a year long, OCD planning, over preparing journey as I attempt to plan the trip of a lifetime!***
Hello! And welcome to my Disneymoon PTR! This is my first pre-trip report, but I did write a TR for our January 2010 engagement celebration trip. If you haven’t checked it out, I invite you to take a look! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2374482
If you did follow my TR and are now here, thanks for joining me again!
My name is Courtney, and as I mentioned, this is a Disneymoon PTR! My fiance Miguel and I got engaged this past Christmas, and will be saying our I Do’s exactly one year from today on June 18, 2011!
Here are some pics of us from our most recent trip to the world so you can put a face to a name!
Here I am, exploring World Showcase!
My wonderful fiancé Miguel lounging at the Beach Club!
Miguel playing the African drums at AK!
And the two of us with our pal Donald!
When Miguel and I first started discussing a honeymoon, Disney actually was not our first choice because we were both set on going somewhere tropical. But then the more I got to thinking about it, the more and more I really wanted to have our honeymoon at Disney. I know some people (no one here though!) don’t think of Disney as being romantic or fun for adults, but we all know that’s not the case! I took many trips as a child, as a teenager, and now I’ve taken three “adult” trips to the world and I can honestly say I have just as much fun now as I did back then. In many ways, Disney is “our place”. It is the first place we vacationed together, and the place that we celebrated our engagement. So, it seems only fitting that we celebrate our marriage and the start of our lives together there, right?!
Well that’s what we think! So off to Disney we will go and celebrate we will! I have so many ideas for this trip – I really do want it to be “the trip of a lifetime” for the both of us.
With almost a year left to go you better believe there’s going to be a lot of over-analyzing and OCD planning going on! I’ll be asking for suggestions from you all frequently, I’m sure, so not only do I hope you’ll follow along, but I hope you will post along and let me know about your experiences and tips as well!
UP NEXT: When exactly will we be vacationing? And the real question…where are we going to stay?!
Table of Contents:
One Year From Today!
Making Our Trip the "Trip of a Lifetime"
Wedding Details - Part One (Venue, Cake, Flowers)
Exciting Trip News / New Luggage
A Little Shoe Discussion
Our November Home
11 Months To Go!
A Few Updates
Four Months Until November!
Italy Here I Come!
My Italian Adventure Pt. 1 - Venice
10 Months to Go!
Three Months Until November!
The Makings of an Itinerary - November
My Italian Adventure Pt. 2 - Florence
How We Spent Out Summer
Wedding Details - Part Two (Flowers, Photographer, Day of Coordinator)
9 Months To Go!
November Food Budget
2 Months Until November!
Happy Birthday, Miguel! & Life Lately
Wishes/Illuminations Viewing Strategies
My Italian Adventure Pt. 3 - Rome
8 Months To Go!
One Month Until November/Trip Binder
Wedding Details - Part Three (BM Dresses, Mothers' Dress Inspiration, My Dress)
My Italian Adventure Pt. 4 - Rome Pt. 2
Halloween, a New Vera & Trip Planning
November Plans - Days 1 & 2
November Plans - Day 3
November Plans - Day 4
November Plans - Day 5
Outfits & Packing
Time to Hit the Road!
Wedding Details - Part Four (Vendors Booked, Save the Dates, To Do's)
6 Months to Go - ADR Hopes
Happy New Year/2010 in Review
In 12 Days...
First Disneymoon Purchase
Water Park Advice Needed
More DM Purchases & Wedding Stuff
One Day @ Epcot - Pt. 1
One Day @ Epcot - Pt. 2
A Tour & a To-Do List
BIG Wedding Update! (Transportation, Hair & Makeup, Reception Decor, Toasting Flutes & Serving Set)
CG & Narc. Fave Dishes?/V-Day
4 Months to Go & Swimsuit Ideas
Wedding Details - Part Six (Ceremony Decor, Guest Book & Pen, Card Box, Lazo & Arras)
GF Spa Booked!
Pool Cabana Booked!
Luggage Tags & Trip Binder
Room Organizing & Toiletry Bag "Stocking"
Wedding Details - Part Seven (Invitations, Reception Menu, Rehearsal Dinner)
Arrival Day Plans
Day 1 Plans
A Few Trip Updates
Wedding Details - Part Eight (Shower Planning, Mom's Dresses, Dad's and Men's Tuxes) & My Birthday
Day 2 & 3 Plans & a Few Random Updates
Bridal Shower #1
Day 4 & 5 Plans
Bridal Shower #2
Less Than One Month!
One More Signature?
More Trip Shopping
Day 6 & 7 Plans
Let the Packing Begin!
Wedding Details - Part Nine (Jewelry/Shoes/Rehearsal Dinner Dress, Hair and Makeup Trial, Venue Walkthrough)
A Few Updates
Day 8 & 9 Plans
Honeymoon Wardrobe - Part 1
Honeymoon Wardrobe - Part 2
Wedding Details - Part 10 (DIY, Decor, Welcome Boxes, Bridal Party Gifts)
Day 10 & 11 Plans
This is it!!! See you in 2 weeks!
The Wedding Part 1 - Rehearsal Day
The Wedding Part 2 - Getting Ready Part 1
The Wedding Part 2 - Getting Ready Part 2
The Wedding Part 3 - Pre-Ceremony Photos
The Wedding Part 4 - Ceremony & Formal Photos
The Wedding Part 5 - Cocktail Hour and Reception Part 1
The Wedding Part 5 - Reception Part 2
I just commented on your TR, but I wanted you to do know you did have a reader over here! I'm excited to see what you plan for the disneymoon...and maybe you could throw in a few wedding updates as well :)
Awwww man!!!! Beat out for the first spot ;) I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!!!! I am so pumped for this PTR and for your wedding. Honestly, I haven't even read your intro so let me go back and read it...I was just too excited not to comment :goodvibes
OK---I read the intro!! I am DYING to know where you are staying, eating, doing....SOOOO fun!! I want to renew my vows at WDW....can't wait to follow along with you :hug:
Hi Courtney, I am here too. Can't wait to read all about your plans.
Thank you for starting a PTR! Can't wait to follow along with your plans.
I've made some predictions about your trip so it'll be fun to see if I'm right. :goodvibes
You're getting married in a YEAR! Woohoo!
PS: I love your PTR title! It is so perfect. I think I have a good feeling about what Resort you are staying in ;)
Oooh, I wonder what your predictions are?
I was sad that your TR was over and then I saw the link! Yay! I'm so excited to hear all about your plans!
I'm joining in! I really wanted to go to Disney for our honeymoon, instead we went on an ill fated cruise to Bermuda. It was so bad that we had a Disney trip to make up for it a few months later. :laughing:
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