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Old 08-04-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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DisneyDMBNut FINALLY got her dream wedding!! VR Trip Report

Ok..so it is time I start this VR Report!!
(I know..you are all just DYING to read my blabber!!)

Players -
DH - Rick, Fire Division Chief and Deep Down Romantic
ME - Betsy, Construction Proj. Mgr and Disney Nut and Wedding Addict!
DD - Kate, Student and all around good daughter
WB - RonnieJo, aka from previous posts: Walt Bridesmaid
RB - SoccerMom Cheri - aka : Roy Bridesmaid
Ophie - wife of Tzman , photographer and bridal shop planner
Tzman - husband of above..Cameraman
Beano - DH of WB and..well..BEANO!



To be continued….

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Old 08-04-2008, 07:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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So..first, Cinderella needs a backstory!

Ok..so some background. Dh and I met in 1989 when I was in high school and he was a paramedic with the local fire department. We broke up but got back together in 1997. Had DD in 1998 and have lived together since 2002.

We finally (as my mother would say) got married on August 3, 2007. I had already convinced DH to go on my next Disney Cruise with several friends. WB suggested that we have a vow renewal on the ship. I never thought DH would go for this as he isn’t THAT into Disney but surprisingly…he agreed!! WOO HOO!! We did a simple courthouse ceremony and the planning began:


We had a back to back (B2B) booked for July 20th and July 24th on the Wonder.. I contacted Disney Fairy Tale Weddings to see if the VR would be available. I was estatic when Cathy told me July 25th, a Friday was available and booked it!!

SO…..11 months to go..so much planning!! Oh..I neglected to mention that in April 2007, I started my first SERIOUS diet. I will just admit it..after DD and many abdominal surgeries, I had ballooned to over 225.

I decided that I didn’t want to be like that anymore..By our wedding date in August, I had lost about 20lbs. I had tried on the dress that would eventually be my VR dress and the size 16 would not even ZIP!! I knew that I wanted that dress so I made it my goal..to fit into that dress!!



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more surgery!!!!
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:32 PM   #4
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The months ticked by and planning was slow. DFTW’s really don’t need to contact you till about 90 days before your sail date. In January 2008 I had yet another surgery..I had lost about 50lbs at this point and was scared that this surgery would make me fall off track. Luckily, everything went great and I stayed on the plan!

February came and I ordered my dress!! I tried on the 16 that didn’t zip the previous summer and it zipped!! Not only that..it was a perfect fit!! I wanted to order the size 14 knowing that I was doing so good with my diet, but it made me nervous..what if I didn’t continue to lose..or (horrors!!) I gained!!!

By March, Cathy sent me the VR packet for me to make my selections..what to do?? I knew I wanted to have the ceremony on the “Secret” Deck 7 Aft instead of inside the Cadillac Lounge

(I mean..I was on a CRUISE!! I wanted to be outdoors!!) and to try and get “The Palo Room” for dinner immediately after the VR. Cathy wasn’t sure about the number of people. They have a limit on the number of people on deck. She also had to try and get the Palo Room..many hours were sweated over that..I had to have a minimum of 12 but a max of 14!! THHENN..I threw a big wrench in the mix by asking for….

The CAKE IN PALO!!!!


Coming up….THE DRESS IS IN!!!
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:06 PM   #5
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Yea, it's about time Betsy!!! I cannot believe that is you in those pics. You look fantastic.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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A Perfect Dress and Cake in Palo!

April came and Alfred Angelo called..the dress was in!! WOOHOO!! I had also ordered a dress for DD..that was not in. My favorite color is green so my bridesmaids got dresses that were “grass green” and my friend Ophie (who got married in June 2007, went with me to all my bridal appointments) and we thought a pale mint green would set DD apart from the other girls and make her special. Her dress was also tiered like mine.
My Dress!!


I had continued to lose weight, so the dress was little loose when I tried it on! My biggest problem at this point was shoes…I could not find a pair that looked right with the dress..the pair here were ordered from Target but not only were they ‘off white’ compared to the dress..they just didn’t GO with the dress!! Oh!! The power of SHOES!!!

Back to my Palo Room request. Cathy got the room for us and I was estatic..this would allow all my friend to sit down together at one table and have a “reception”. Since the VR was at 5:30pm in Nassau, we would be sitting in Palo with a perfect view of our sail out of Nassau..I imagined it would be very romantic and very beautiful!
Cake problems... VR’s are usually done with a cake and champagne toast immediately afterwards. Since I wanted to have dinner in Palo after the VR it seemed silly to have cake and a toast on deck and then take the cake down and move it. Cathy informed me that they could not move the cake after cutting for some health reason. They would just cut the cake in the kitchen and bring it out…UMMM NO!!! I have been waiting for a cake cutting for 38 years..I wanted that!!
Hhhmmm..this seemed really dumb. This is also where I learned, never be afraid to ASK!! Between many emails with the Palo Manager and Cathy..I finally got approval to have the cake set up and cut in the Palo Room!!

Let them eat CAKE!!

In May, I had my first fitting. At this point I was 60lbs less..she took 2” in under each arm and down the waist. I also purchased a fingertip veil from Michaels to attach to the comb that I purchased at Michaels for our original wedding..it matched the dress perfect! Still no shoes..I even debated those beaded thongs for my feet..but I was afraid the deck would be too hot to walk on…

I had to make a heavy decision ..I would not be using the Photographer. I could not see spending $399 for pictures when I was going to have so many friends with high end cameras and HD video recorders. I also picked my music..Disney songs A dream is a wish, So this is love…but I felt like we needed something else.

June swept in and I got many emails from Cathy every week…I had request Palo add something “almond” to the cake and the chocolate sauce to drizzle over the cut cake..and was it possible to get pale green icing?
Rapid request and response flew over the internet…then..an odd request..if I got some sheet music..could the pianist learn it for our VR??


When we return….The Luckiest”

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Old 08-05-2008, 09:27 AM   #7
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wow..this is more of a planning/recap report..guess I got long winded last night!
(and poor spelling and grammar when I am tired!)
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:56 AM   #8
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wow..this is more of a planning/recap report..guess I got long winded last night!
(and poor spelling and grammar when I am tired!)
That's ok Betsy, we like reliving it with you!
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:05 AM   #9
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Yeah we are loving it...Keep it coming! I like long winded!
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Yeah!! loving it!! Glad you were able to get everything you wanted so far!! Can't wait to follow along!
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WOW you look so beautiful.
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You looked really beautiful.... Please post the rest.. We are loving every minute of reading it. ^_^
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:02 AM   #13
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1. Having seen the nose licking, I can't wait to hear more about the VR!

2. What was your weight loss plan because you look AMAZING!
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:34 PM   #14
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It's living it all over again!!!

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