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Old 05-25-2009, 04:51 PM   #16
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Ceremony

Sea Breeze Point..........$1,539.00
Violinist......................$875.00 (this is for the entire day)
Limousine...................$282.48
Cinderella's Coach........$2,700.00
Motorcoach................$976.50

Reception

Wedding Cake.............$479.50 (2 tier Mad Hatter)
Wedding Cake Handling Fee....$94.50
6 Bottles of Sparkling Cider....$177.83
32 Soft drink/water package (4.5 hours)........$704.00 (nobody drinks)
-Regular and Diet Soft Drinks
-Fruit Juices
-Bottled Water
-Bottled Mineral Water

27 Glass Coach Dinner Buffets ($109.00 a head)....$3,792.50
-Antipasta Display with Bread Sticks
-Spanakopitas with Artichoke Tomato Tapenade
-Pan-seared Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Cream
-Medley of Field Greens, with Tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots
-Low-Fat Zifandel, Caesar and Bacon-Ranch dressings
-Mediterranean Style Shrimp and Pasta Salad
-Tomato & Mozzerella Drizzled with Balsamic Vinigar
-Island Spiced Mahi Mahi with Grilled Pinapple and Citrus with
Vanilla Bean Burre Blanc
-Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with Basil Mashed Potatoes,
Mushroom Cream Sauce and Fried Parsley
-Olive Oil Grilled Vegetables
-Horseradish Crusted Beef Strip Loin (carved to order) with
Worcestershire Demi
-Focaccia, Ciabatta and Baguettes with Olive Oil and Butter
-Coffee and Tea also available

2 Vendor Meals, Chef's Choice...$100.64
4 Gus and Jaq Dinners (kids)......$128.87
-Chicken Tenders, Mac and Cheese, Fries and Corn

Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse.........$1200.00

Dessert Party

UK Lochside (Lower)...........$346.13
31 Illuminations viewing fee....$427.54
Set up fee..........$79.88
31 Desserts Created by You....$1,078.60
-Chocolate and Caramel Brownies
-Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookies
-Biscuits, angel food cake, sponge cake
-Toppings (strawberries, pineapple, mandarin oranges, peaches, chocolate
vanilla puddings, whipped cream, caramel, chocolate syrup, cherries,
M&M's, Cookie Crumbs, nuts).
-fruit punch, coffees and teas served with swizzles, chocolate mint sticks,
Licorice drops, flavored syrups, assorted sugars, cream, honey and lemon.
-Seasonal Beverage (house made iced coffee or warm mulled cider)

Floral

Floral Package......................$3,261.99

Floral Breakdown

Bridal Bouquet...$225.00-Round French bouquet with blush, light pink and hot pink roses, 12 Mickey Swarovski crystals, wrapped in shocking pink satin ribbon

Matron of Honor Bouquet.....$125.00-Round French bouquet with white roses and light green hydrangea. Wrapped with spring moss satin ribbon.

Grooms Bout...$19.50-Blush rose with Italian Ruscus and 3 Mickey crystals
Best Man Bout..$12.50-White rose with Italian Ruscus wrapped in silver ribbon
2 Father Bouts..$25.00-White rose with Italian Ruscus wrapped in silver ribbon

3 Mother corsages..$78.00-white spray roses with filler, greens and willow sheer ribbon.

Sand Ceremony...$25.00-pink sand and white sand w/silver glitter and containers

90" pink satin linen as an overlay over the white resort linen on the altar table, swagged at three points with willow sheer bows....$49.00

3 mother presentation roses...$60.00-Light pink roses with willow sheer ribbons

Swagged arch where bride and groom stand with white chiffon a cluster of blush, light pink and hot pink roses, spray roses, light pink and light green hydrangea and greens at the center point, willow sheer bows on each corner point......$175.00

Swag both sides of side railings with shocking pink satin ribbon and willow sheer ribbon with a bow at the top and bottom of the railing.....$60.00

Natural Color column with vase of 9 yellow memorial roses on brides side of altar......$50.00 (includes rental fee of $12.50 for column).

White and blush and light green rose petals scattered down aisle.....$75.00. (light amount)

32 White cotton chair covers with sage green sheer sashes in a bow.........$272.00

90" round sage satin floor length linen on guest book table...$22.00
White, blush, light pink, medium pink and light green rose petals scattered on guest book table..$7.50
Transfer Memorial Vase to put on Guest book table (part of $100.00 moving fee)

11 4x6x6 vase arrangements designed french using blush, light pink and hot pink roses, light pink and light green hydrangea with iridescent clear marbles in base of vase and acrylic crystal picks. One on each guest table and 2 on head table.....$825.00

30 Votive Candles, place 3 on guest tables and head table...$75.00

Scatter light amount of blush, light pink, medium pink and light green rose petals on buffet tables...$30.00
Scatter Silver Mickey Confetti on buffet Tables....$12.00

Using Resort white standard linens.

132" Apple organza floor length linen to cover the entire cake table over the resort white linen......$38.00
Sprinkle Mickey Confetti on Cake Table....$6.00
Cake Floral........$125.00

132" Pink Satin Overlay over white resort linen on head table, swagged at three points with willow sheer bows sheer bows at each point.....$62.00
Attach 3 strands of clear glass crystals ending with kite-shaped glass crystals (different lengths) at each swag point............$144.00

Transfer all 11 centerpieces to dessert party (part of $100.00 moving fee)
Put LED light inside vase of centerpieces......$33.00

Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot......$1,000.00

Reverand Jack Day (for ceremony and rehearsal).....$300.00

STVS Video- 10 hours coverage, Fairy Tale Book opening with invitation, two cameras, slow motion retrospective, sneak peek, three dvd copies of completed video and blu-ray disc an interview of how we met, High Definition (Blu-Ray) and live web cam..$3,175.65

Misty Miotto-Platinum Package with Unlimited hours coverage, lighting setup, 2 photographers, 1500 images taken on high resolution CD, 2 proof albums including up to 250 color or black and white images that you choose, 11x14 Framed and Matted Portrait, 5 8x10 images 10 5x7 images, 5 8x10 artistic black and white images with color enhancements, full reproduction rights, wedding photo preview site, 100 image slideshow combined with music, special effects and your favorite images....$2,497.00

Beaute Speciale....Bride & Matron of Honor Hair and Make-up....$230.00
(hair $65.00 each, makeup $50.00 each)

Carolyn Allen’s steaming......not sure how much for my gown but my mother and matron of honors dress will be $20.00 each.

Tea Party at GF...(not sure of actual cost yet)

TOTAL............$25,647.20
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:46 AM   #17
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Ceremony

Sea Breeze Point..........$1,539.00
Violinist......................$875.00 (this is for the entire day)
Limousine...................$282.48
Cinderella's Coach........$2,700.00
Motorcoach................$976.50

Reception

Wedding Cake.............$479.50 (2 tier Mad Hatter)
Wedding Cake Handling Fee....$94.50
6 Bottles of Sparkling Cider....$177.83
32 Soft drink/water package (4.5 hours)........$704.00 (nobody drinks)
-Regular and Diet Soft Drinks
-Fruit Juices
-Bottled Water
-Bottled Mineral Water

27 Glass Coach Dinner Buffets ($109.00 a head)....$3,792.50
-Antipasta Display with Bread Sticks
-Spanakopitas with Artichoke Tomato Tapenade
-Pan-seared Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Cream
-Medley of Field Greens, with Tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots
-Low-Fat Zifandel, Caesar and Bacon-Ranch dressings
-Mediterranean Style Shrimp and Pasta Salad
-Tomato & Mozzerella Drizzled with Balsamic Vinigar
-Island Spiced Mahi Mahi with Grilled Pinapple and Citrus with
Vanilla Bean Burre Blanc
-Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with Basil Mashed Potatoes,
Mushroom Cream Sauce and Fried Parsley
-Olive Oil Grilled Vegetables
-Horseradish Crusted Beef Strip Loin (carved to order) with
Worcestershire Demi
-Focaccia, Ciabatta and Baguettes with Olive Oil and Butter
-Coffee and Tea also available

2 Vendor Meals, Chef's Choice...$100.64
4 Gus and Jaq Dinners (kids)......$128.87
-Chicken Tenders, Mac and Cheese, Fries and Corn

Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse.........$1200.00

Dessert Party

UK Lochside (Lower)...........$346.13
31 Illuminations viewing fee....$427.54
Set up fee..........$79.88
31 Desserts Created by You....$1,078.60
-Chocolate and Caramel Brownies
-Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookies
-Biscuits, angel food cake, sponge cake
-Toppings (strawberries, pineapple, mandarin oranges, peaches, chocolate
vanilla puddings, whipped cream, caramel, chocolate syrup, cherries,
M&M's, Cookie Crumbs, nuts).
-fruit punch, coffees and teas served with swizzles, chocolate mint sticks,
Licorice drops, flavored syrups, assorted sugars, cream, honey and lemon.
-Seasonal Beverage (house made iced coffee or warm mulled cider)

Floral

Floral Package......................$3,261.99

Floral Breakdown

Bridal Bouquet...$225.00-Round French bouquet with blush, light pink and hot pink roses, 12 Mickey Swarovski crystals, wrapped in shocking pink satin ribbon

Matron of Honor Bouquet.....$125.00-Round French bouquet with white roses and light green hydrangea. Wrapped with spring moss satin ribbon.

Grooms Bout...$19.50-Blush rose with Italian Ruscus and 3 Mickey crystals
Best Man Bout..$12.50-White rose with Italian Ruscus wrapped in silver ribbon
2 Father Bouts..$25.00-White rose with Italian Ruscus wrapped in silver ribbon

3 Mother corsages..$78.00-white spray roses with filler, greens and willow sheer ribbon.

Sand Ceremony...$25.00-pink sand and white sand w/silver glitter and containers

90" pink satin linen as an overlay over the white resort linen on the altar table, swagged at three points with willow sheer bows....$49.00

3 mother presentation roses...$60.00-Light pink roses with willow sheer ribbons

Swagged arch where bride and groom stand with white chiffon a cluster of blush, light pink and hot pink roses, spray roses, light pink and light green hydrangea and greens at the center point, willow sheer bows on each corner point......$175.00

Swag both sides of side railings with shocking pink satin ribbon and willow sheer ribbon with a bow at the top and bottom of the railing.....$60.00

Natural Color column with vase of 9 yellow memorial roses on brides side of altar......$50.00 (includes rental fee of $12.50 for column).

White and blush and light green rose petals scattered down aisle.....$75.00. (light amount)

32 White cotton chair covers with sage green sheer sashes in a bow.........$272.00

90" round sage satin floor length linen on guest book table...$22.00
White, blush, light pink, medium pink and light green rose petals scattered on guest book table..$7.50
Transfer Memorial Vase to put on Guest book table (part of $100.00 moving fee)

11 4x6x6 vase arrangements designed french using blush, light pink and hot pink roses, light pink and light green hydrangea with iridescent clear marbles in base of vase and acrylic crystal picks. One on each guest table and 2 on head table.....$825.00

30 Votive Candles, place 3 on guest tables and head table...$75.00

Scatter light amount of blush, light pink, medium pink and light green rose petals on buffet tables...$30.00
Scatter Silver Mickey Confetti on buffet Tables....$12.00

Using Resort white standard linens.

132" Apple organza floor length linen to cover the entire cake table over the resort white linen......$38.00
Sprinkle Mickey Confetti on Cake Table....$6.00
Cake Floral........$125.00

132" Pink Satin Overlay over white resort linen on head table, swagged at three points with willow sheer bows sheer bows at each point.....$62.00
Attach 3 strands of clear glass crystals ending with kite-shaped glass crystals (different lengths) at each swag point............$144.00

Transfer all 11 centerpieces to dessert party (part of $100.00 moving fee)
Put LED light inside vase of centerpieces......$33.00

Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot......$1,000.00

Reverand Jack Day (for ceremony and rehearsal).....$300.00

STVS Video- 10 hours coverage, Fairy Tale Book opening with invitation, two cameras, slow motion retrospective, sneak peek, three dvd copies of completed video and blu-ray disc an interview of how we met, High Definition (Blu-Ray) and live web cam..$3,175.65

Misty Miotto-Platinum Package with Unlimited hours coverage, lighting setup, 2 photographers, 1500 images taken on high resolution CD, 2 proof albums including up to 250 color or black and white images that you choose, 11x14 Framed and Matted Portrait, 5 8x10 images 10 5x7 images, 5 8x10 artistic black and white images with color enhancements, full reproduction rights, wedding photo preview site, 100 image slideshow combined with music, special effects and your favorite images....$2,497.00

Beaute Speciale....Bride & Matron of Honor Hair and Make-up....$230.00
(hair $65.00 each, makeup $50.00 each)

Carolyn Allen’s steaming......not sure how much for my gown but my mother and matron of honors dress will be $20.00 each.

Tea Party at GF...(not sure of actual cost yet)

TOTAL............$25,647.20
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:40 AM   #18
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Here is my estimated budget for our vow renewal on Mon. Nov. 9, 2009

Ceremony
Wedding Pavilion........ $3000
Limo........ $282.48 (3 hours includes tax)
Motor coach........ $683.55 (7 hours includes tax)
Flowers........ $374 (1 bouquet, 1 floral wand, 2 boutonnieres)

Reception (WhiteHall Room & Patio)
DJ........ $1500
Mickey & Minnie........ $1200
Food........ $5160 (based on 50 people, some of those being kids, no cocktail hour, sit down dinner(appetizer, salad, dual plate(filet mignon & chicken) package bar beer/wine and soda) *does not include 6.5% tax and 21% gratuity*
Cake........ $800 (estimated)
Silhouette Artist........ $500 (outside vender)
Linens........ ?
Centerpieces........ ?
We go to our planning session in June so I should have an estimate for the linens and centerpieces then.

Other Expenses
Photographer........ $1785 (Misty Miotto Silver package)
Videographer........ $2106.50 (STVS classic edit with Blu ray add on)
Officiant........ $225 (Rev. Kevin Knox)
Hair/makeup........ $170 (Patricia LeJuene)
Manicure at GF Spa........ $70
Invitations........ $50 (cards and pockets)
Airfare........ $820 (DH, myself & our 2 kids)
Resort........ $2440 (5 nights GF main building concierge(RPC), Disney pays 1 night)
My Dress........ $800 (paid by my mom)
Clothing and shoes for DH & Kids........ ?
My Shoes........ ?
MVMXP tickets........ $363 (2 adults 2 kids)
Park Passes........ We already have AP's (2 adult AP's free from DFTW, & 2 child AP's we will purchase in June with our DVC discount plus 10% off coupon)

*Disney Portion total w/o tax and linens and centerpieces so far is $12,200.03

*Other expenses total $8529.50 without the clothing and shoes for DH & kids and without my shoes.

*My budget for everything is $20,000. I am over my budget so far by $729.53. I don't think that's too bad!
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:08 PM   #19
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Here's mine, so far.

Escape package: $4500
Extra Champagne/Cider: $200
Flights for my fiance and I: $700
Hotel (6 nights, AKL): $3200
Dress and accessories: $800
Tux rental: $150
Hair and Makeup: $215 (by beaute speciale, includes makeup trial)
Dress Steaming: $75
Marriage License: $190

Total: $9,955

That's not including a brunch/lunch after the ceremony - not sure how much that will be, but we'll have 17 people. Also doesn't include reception costs, as I don't have those yet since we're doing it in San Diego.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:59 AM   #20
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Ceremony 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM September 7, 2009
Wedding Pavilion Fee @ $2662.50
1 Motor Coach for 7 hours @ $683.55
1 Limo @ $282.48
Total - $3628.53

Wedding Cake & Delivery 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
2 tier Mad Hatter @ $505.88
Total - $505.88

Pre-reception & Reception 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
35 Bar Package Call Brands $36.00/each @ $1623.70
Wedding Cake Handling Fee @ $106.23
35 Central Valley Buffet Lunch $45.00/each @ $2029.62
23 Beef skewers with teriyaki glaze $8.00/each @ $237.11
DJ Chuck@ $1500.00
2 Vendor Meals $13.95/each @ $35.95
Total - $5532.61

Dessert Party 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
35 Illuminations viewing fee $12.95/each @ $482.71
UK Lower location fee @ $292.88
35 Petit Classics $24.00/each @ $1127.57
(cutting the chocolate eclairs, pistachio cannolis, and cream horns)
Outdoor set-up fee @ $79.88
Total - $1983.04

Total - $11650.06

Floral BEO
35 Red rose petals for staged exit $2.50/each @ $87.50
Disney Fairytale Wedding cake knife & server set @ $50.00
(5) 9" Cylinders filled with red gel and black Mickey confetti $12.00/each @ $60.00
(5) 9" Rental Equipment @ $25.00
Aisle Swaging @ $159.75
Total with tax - $407.10

Linens Option #1 Standard white linens with red organza overlay
(6) 132" Round red organza overlay for guest tables, sweetheart table & cake table $38.00/each @ $228.00
4 Swag red organza overlay at 4 points on each guest table $16.00/each @ $64.00
2 Swag red organza overlay at 3 points on cake and sweetheart table $12.00/each @ $36.00
6 Sprinkle white rose petals on table $12.50/each @ $75.00
Total with tax - $429.20

Grand total w/ linen option #1 - $12486.36

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According to our Wedding Planner, our event came in just $69 over Disney’s $10,000 minimum expenditure requirement for our date in 2008. We had 34 guests.

Here’s the breakdown, including tax and service charge which, unfortunately, don’t count toward the minimum...

Ceremony
Event Guide for rehearsal in Epcot:..............................$90.00
Friendship Boat one way:...........................................$25 0.00
Ceremony Audio Package:.......................................... $993.03
Morocco Site Fee:.............................................. ......$1,597.50
Limo one way:.............................................. ...........$144.45
Motorcoach charter (8 hours):....................................$714.00

Floral
Bridal Bouquet (dahlias)......................................... ....$260.00
Groom’s Boutonniere....................................... ...........$12.50
Hidden Mickey for groom............................................$ 3.00
Man of Honor Boutonniere....................................... ....$10.50
Best Man Boutonniere....................................... .........$10.50
Father of Bride Boutonniere....................................... ..$10.50

Altarpieces (banana leaves; 2 @ $40))..........................$80.00
Column rental (2 @ $25).............................................$ 50.00
Vase rental (2 @ $8)............................................... ...$16.00
Chair covers with sashes (31)......................................$263.50
Aisle petals............................................ ...................$50.00
Toss petals in chiffon bags (31 bags).............................$108.50

Sashes (crossed as cake table runner; 2 @ $4.50)...........$9.00
Vase rental (for bridal bouquet)....................................$5.00

Tax............................................... ........................$57.79
Floral Total.................................................. ..........$946.79


Reception
Wedding cake (3-tier, custom design)...........................$772.13
Cake Handling Fee............................................... ......$154.43
Vanilla Ice Cream (36 @ $3)........................................$138.02
Sound System for iPod.............................................. .$290.95
Soft Drink & Bottled Water Package (36 @ $17.50)..........$805.14
Sparkling Cider (3 @ $24)............................................$9 2.02
Vendor Meals (3 @ $13.95)..........................................$ 53.48
Cape May Lighthouse Buffet (36 @ $32.50)....................$1,495.26
  • Assorted Two Chilled Juices
  • Assortment of Individual Fruit Yogurts
  • Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese
  • Your Choice of Two: Traditional Bacon, Country Sausage Patties, Beef & Pork Kielbasa, Applewood Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • Crisp Hash Brown Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
  • Mini Mickey Waffles Served with Maple Syrup, Strawberry and Blueberry Toppings
  • Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruits and Berries Display with a Mango Coulis*
  • Selection of Bagels with Cream Cheese and Flavored Cream Cheeses*
  • Baskets of Freshly Baked Breakfast Pastries Served with Butter, Preserves and Marmalade*
  • Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and a Selection of Hot Teas*
*Served early instead of a separate pre-reception menu


Dessert Party
Lower UK Venue Rental............................................ ....$250.00
For the Child in You dessert menu (35 @ $19.50)..............$872.24
Outdoor Set-Up Charge............................................ ....$75.00
27 Viewing Fees (@$12.50)......................................... ..$359.44
Motorcoach Charter (5-hour minimum).............................$446.25

Magic Kingdom Bridal Portrait.......................................... $1,000
TOTAL w/tax & service charge..................................$11,586.56

Last edited by lurkyloo; 09-28-2009 at 10:24 PM. Reason: math is hard!
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I finally put together the final numbers for our Disney wedding and I thought it might be helpful for anyone trying to decide if they can afford a Disney wedding or what type of wedding works with their budget. We had an original budget of $20,000 but we ended up going over by about $2,000, mainly because our budget needed to include our honeymoon and travel costs associated with the wedding.

Now, before we get into numbers, I need to make a huge disclaimer. I don't think these numbers necessarily reflect the average cost of the type of wedding that we had. I begged, borrowed, and nearly stole to get things to be as cheap as possible and I got really lucky with some of the deals I got, like my wedding dress. These prices reflect contracts I made in early 2008 and the prices for everything are likely to be higher now (perhaps much higher), especially for creative services like photography, videography, and hair/makeup. I also got discounts on a few things in exchange for free publicity on my blog.

Finally, Kyle and I skimped on a lot of things to make room in our budget for others. We didn't have a cake, we didn't have real flowers, we didn't have a rehearsal dinner, and the bride wore flip flops. So, before you look at our final number and say "I can do that!", remember that there's a lot of hard work and compromise that doesn't show up on this list.

So, without further ado, here are the final numbers for our Disney wedding:
All costs include tax and gratuity.

* Bride’s Ring: $1500.00
* Groom’s Ring: $1260.00
* Wedding Pavilion for Ceremony: $2662.50
* Officiant: $300.00
* Pre-Reception at Whitehall Room for 55 guests: $2950.05
* Reception at Grand Floridian for 55 guests: $4082.31
* DJ for Reception: $1500.00
* Photography (digital files, no prints): $1950.00
* Videography (digital files, no editing): $546.35
* 142 Homemade Invitations w/ postage: $640.00
* Wedding Newsletter #1 w/ postage: $18.00
* Wedding Newsletter #2 w/ postage: $18.00
* Bridal Party Newsletter w/ postage: $10.00
* Guest Information Packets w/ postage: $245.00
* Programs for 55 guests: $7.00
* Wedding Dress: $265.00
* Bride Shoes: $5.00
* Bride Earrings: $8.00
* Veil: $10.00
* Hair/Makeup Trial: $100.00
* Wedding Day Hair/Makeup: $140.00
* Groom Tux and Shoes w/ delivery to Pop Century: $130.00
* Wraps for 5 Bridesmaids: $10.00
* Ties for 11 Groomsmen/Bridesmen: $85.00
* Flowers for Wedding Party: $150.00
* Flower Girl Basket: $4.00
* Baby Bridesmaid Wand: $6.00
* Reception Centerpieces for 6 tables: $93.00
* Placecards and Table Numbers w/ holders for 6 tables: $10.00
* Guestbook: $28.00
* 5 Bridesmaid Gifts: $50.00
* 11 Groomsman/Bridesman Gifts: $25.00
* Parent Gifts: $130.00
* Activity bags for kids at reception: $20.00
* Flight to Florida for Planning Session/Week-long Honeymoon: $461.00
* Hotel for Planning Session/Week-long Honeymoon: $602.00
* Estimated food/extras for Planning Session/Week-long Honeymoon: $400.00
* Flight to Florida for Wedding Week: $650.00
* Hotel for Wedding Week: $519.72
* Estimated food/extras for Wedding Week: $200.00
* Bridal Minnie Ears: $20.00
* Groom Mickey Ears: $20.00
* Thank You Cards: $40.00
* Two At-Home Reception Books: $56.00

Total: $21,926.93

Oh, busted! I ended up going about $2000.00 over. I could make excuses here about how the rings shouldn't count (or at least my ring) because that wasn't part of the wedding planning and how I included the honeymoon costs, which were $1,463, and arguably that shouldn't have been included either. So, if I cheat and take off the things that were Kyle's responsibility (ring and honeymoon), then really I end up with a budget just under $19,000. But, you guys are smarter than that and you know that Kyle's money and my money isn't coming from two different places. It's all one big pot and that pot took a $22,000.00 hit when we decided to have a Disney wedding.

That being said, we both agree that it was the best $22,000.00 we've ever spent. In fact, there are a couple of additional things we would have splurged for, looking back, because it was such an amazing experience and we'll never be able to do it again. I won't tell you to break your budget if you really, really want your Disney wedding, because that's irresponsible. I'll just tell you that we aren't sorry at all that we broke ours. It was definitely worth it!

You can find more information about each aspect of the wedding and how we got it for that price here: http://budgetdisneywedding.blogspot....y-wedding.html

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Old 05-29-2009, 06:50 PM   #24
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I like that you included planning session and honeymoon amounts in the same budget as the wedding. I am having separate budgets for the wedding and honeymoon/travel....I figure it's a way to fool myself that it's not costing as much as it is. What I don't know won't hurt me!!
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thank you for sharing your budgets..I'm working on mine..adding the planning session, honeymoon, and a site visit and seeing other numbers helps a lot.
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I'll play... we are doing a very private simple VR at SP. Our family of four and our best friends (which is another family of four). We have virtually no upgrades.

Escape VR (SP at the Poly)... $4750 (2010 price)
Hotel - DVC Members staying AKV Concierge... free
Parks - Already have Annual passes... free
Dress... $550
Shoes, Tiara, Jewelry... $200
Dh's outfit... $200 (silk shirt/khakis)
Boy's outfits... $200 (linen shirts/khakis/sandals)
Plane Tickets... $2000
Upgrade Pictures - Ariel's Package... $350
Dinner at 1900 Park Fare... $120
Possible Appies/Desserts at CG (to watch Wishes)... $30
Total so far, but I don't think I have anything extra to add... $8400 (all taxes included)

I'm actually not including the plane tickets and I'm discounting $800 from the overall price. We would have purchased a new set of annual passes for us regardless, so I don't consider them to be a part of the VR budget (this is the $800). I also don't include the plane tickets because we were going anyway for vacation.

My actual VR Total... $5600
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Alright ladies, here is my estimated budget, that reflects the MAX I am willing to spend on each thing. The prices have all been converted into Canadian $ so that I actually know how much money I am spending (I guessed at the exchange being 1.15, so if you are trying to put it into US$ just minus 15%). I am really, REALLY hoping not to reach my max......I have seen a few dresses under $500 I like, so I will update in a few months when items have been bought.

Oh, and this is for an Escape.

Before Trip Costs:
Wedding Gown 1500
Girls Dresses 500
Guys attire (ties) 200
Gifts 300
Manicure/pedicure (at home salon) 50
accessories 100

DFTW Costs:

Ceremony package 5462.5
Upgrades 250
Dinner 1300
Hair (for 4 people) 300
Makeup (for one) 75
Dessert Party 1500
Room @ 11 nights 1900
Food during stay 900
flight (roundtrip for 2) 500
tours/extras for honeymoon 300
officiant 300
photography 300 (300 already paid, not counting it!!)
favours 50

TOTAL BUDGET $15789.50

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Old 06-20-2009, 12:06 PM   #29
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Transportation

I see that everyone kinda budgeted for transportation for their guests..Has anyone not done that.. Or is that just something that is better to do? We are getting married at the pavillion and then the reception at the whitehall room.. We invited 60 and am betting maybe 35 will come, not sure..Should we do a bus?
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I see that everyone kinda budgeted for transportation for their guests..Has anyone not done that.. Or is that just something that is better to do? We are getting married at the pavillion and then the reception at the whitehall room.. We invited 60 and am betting maybe 35 will come, not sure..Should we do a bus?

I don't think you need to provide transportation for the Wedding Pavilion and Whitehall room. As long as you give good directions. A lot of people provide transportation for the dessert parties. I'm providing transportation but my wedding will be in Epcot so it's required by Disney.
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