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Old 07-17-2011, 04:21 AM   #1
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Talking * Completed PlanningJournal and Trip Report*Disneyland Escape Wedding. 12/08/2011.

Hi! New to the boards but information on here was a big part of me deciding to "just go for it" and have a DFTW with just under 5 months from decision to execution. (We figured if we were going to get married at some point next year (as previously decided) we'd might as well do it before the end of the year since we'll both be in school next year and doing it in December will help our Financial Aid).

I'm going to try to do a pretty detailed planning journal because I noticed there isn't much information on here about the Disneyland Escape package and it seems like this particular package is pretty new.

My name is Katie and my DF is Geoff. I'm from southern california and used to have annual passes and go to DL alllllll the time... but I've since moved to Seattle, where Geoff is from, so we get down to DL every couple years...
I figure if I moved far away from my favorite place so we could be together, he and his family can come to a destination wedding. When you're a little girl in Southern California, you don't dream of a Seattle wedding... I'm just sayin.

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Our WP is Sue. Our date is 12/08/2011 at 10:00am. I reserved the date yesterday, so I will update as I get information for the next 4 months and 3 weeks, and then will give reviews, BOE, and lots and lots of pictures.

Our ceremony location is the Grand Californian wedding garden

Our Reception is in the Wisteria Room at the Grand Californian

So, I'm talking to Sue again on Monday and should be getting some idea photos from her for ways to use the spaces we're using, so I will keep everyone posted. I'm sorry if this was kind of rambling, I was at work for 11 hours today and then came home and did Zumba for some reason...

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Old 07-17-2011, 04:37 AM   #2
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Yay Katie

Congratulations to you both!

Cant wait to hear more

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Old 07-17-2011, 06:45 AM   #3
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Congratulations and welcome!!
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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Hi Katie! Congratulations to you and Geoff! Looking forward to reading more about your plans
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #5
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Congrats and Welcome!! Can't wait to hear all of your plans!!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:14 AM   #6
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Another Disneyland bride, welcome! We initially were going to go with Escape and then after talking to our parents our guest list exploded so we had to upgrade to Wishes. I fell in LOVE with the Wisteria Room but it's too small for our guest count now. I'm so jealous you get to have it!

I can't wait to read the rest of your plans!
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:46 PM   #7
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Yay for Disneyland Weddings! Mine isn't until 2013 so I'm excited for your PJ. My WP is also Sue and I love her!
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:48 AM   #8
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Yay! Another Disneyland Escape Bride! Either way Welcome. I can't wait to hear more about your plans and how everything plays out for you!
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:41 PM   #9
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Alrighty, I FINALLY have more information to give!

We sent out our Save the Dates (I feel so weird using the abbreviation :P)


And signed our contract (I just sent it back today)

We are doing the Grand Californian Wedding Garden for our 10am Ceremony


I'm going to be buying bulk white roses from Costco to do rose petals lining the walkway and then going up the steps into a heart shape around where we will be standing.

And our Reception in the Wisteria Room (Also at the GCH)


And really, I don't think the reception decor is going to be that much different from in the picture. Since we're doing a December wedding, we decided on blue and silver (Because we love the way they've decorated Sleeping Beauty's Castle the past couple seasons with all those silver-blue lights.) Since I'm set on upgrading to the silver chiavari chairs, I think we're going to do our own simple centerpeices with mirrors in the center of the table topped with candles and more of the white roses I'm getting from costco.


And, for our last update today, I picked out my dress and am super excited.

Now I just have to zumba like my life depends on it before I order it in a month.

I'm going to have my hair down and loosely curled, with a birdcage veil and a silver floral decorated comb.


When I get my planning kit I will give everyone another update
-Katie

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Old 08-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #10
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Your save the dates look great!! So exciting that your plans are coming together. I would love to get my own rose petals but not sure how to clean it up, how are you handling this?

Can't wait to read more! I'm so excited to read about an Escape wedding!
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:40 PM   #11
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Your save the dates look great!! So exciting that your plans are coming together. I would love to get my own rose petals but not sure how to clean it up, how are you handling this?

Can't wait to read more! I'm so excited to read about an Escape wedding!

Hey Mindy! Thanks for reading. I was super stoked with the Save the Dates. They're 5x7 and on cardstock and I paid $18 for 25 of them with envelopes, so I think it was a pretty good deal considering.

As far as the rose petals go, I was planning on having 2 pieces of light blue tulle the length of the aisle and about 6 inches wide for each side of the aisle and am going to have the petals on that, to make it a little easier to clean up. That way we only need to actually "clean up" the heart shape on the top of the steps which will make it a lot easier, and will add a little pop of color.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #12
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Oh, and I just got an email back from Sue telling us that our contract is accepted and our deposit is in, so HERE WE GO!! 4 months from today I will be marrying my best friend at my absolute favorite place in the world!
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:04 PM   #13
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Hey Mindy! Thanks for reading. I was super stoked with the Save the Dates. They're 5x7 and on cardstock and I paid $18 for 25 of them with envelopes, so I think it was a pretty good deal considering.

As far as the rose petals go, I was planning on having 2 pieces of light blue tulle the length of the aisle and about 6 inches wide for each side of the aisle and am going to have the petals on that, to make it a little easier to clean up. That way we only need to actually "clean up" the heart shape on the top of the steps which will make it a lot easier, and will add a little pop of color.

Great idea! Congrats on your contract!
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #14
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CONGRATS on your contract, your save the dates and your dress!!! Very excited for you! Thats super smart about the rose petals! I was also thinking about purchasing wholesale flowers for my wedding at the Rose Court Garden, just to really go overboard with the flowers.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:32 PM   #15
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