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Old 01-19-2010, 02:57 AM   #46
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Hi another uk bride chipping in! Have you thought about having your dessert party at the grand Floridian to watch wishes instead? You can have and outside photographer here as it's in a resort not the park?

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:35 AM   #47
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I like the sound of your new plan!! Oh and the reason you have seen pics that Misty took in EPCOT is because they used to allow outside photographers. It's a fairly recent (like a year) rule...you had to sign your contract by a certain time!!


Here are some suggestions for reception:
Blue Zoo @ the Dolphin
Up to 15 people the minimum is only $1200 (it jumps to $2400 after that)



It looks like the Attics minimum Sun-Th after 5 are only $2500.

I know Flying Fish also offers something, I don't have the minimums handy. There is Il Mulino at the Swan and Dolphin...this was one of our top pics when we were thinking Escape. I love the interior:
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:33 AM   #48
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I don't think Disney will allow you to use the included photographer from the Escape package at the dessert party (unless this has changed very recently). They will allow you to have them as a 'photojournalistic' second photographer during the day, but some outside photographers are touchy about this!!! I am having Randy and he allows this I think but I am not sure whether I will do this or not yet.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:56 PM   #49
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I really like your new plan... I think the time line sounds perfect. Also, I like the two suggestions by mainstreetmandy for the reception. They both look beautiful. Me and DF will be going to both in December so I will let you know what we thought if you haven't made a decision yet. I don't know if Disney will let you use the photographer for free for the DP, but I saw somewhere (I think Carrie's Passporters book) that to get a Disney photographer for only the DP is only $350, which is pretty reasonable. Everything sounds great so far, can't wait to hear more!
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:50 PM   #50
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well here it is.. what i have been obsessiong about for the past 2 weeks!!

Misty Miotto to start (6hrs) - 1.30pm
Escape Ceremony @ SBP - 2.30
Cake & Champagne Celebration - 3.00pm
Photo's round the Boardwalk - 4.00pm
Reception dinner somewhere at the Boardwalk (where? undecided.. i LOVE the attic but i've read on mouseweddings.com that it has a minimum of $4500 if it ends after 5.30pm.. a bit steep! so we're on the lookout for something with a min under $2000 - suggestions welcome!! )
Misty Miotto's time runs out - 7.30pm
Walk to the International Gateway for the DP - 7.45pm (UK Lower / Morocco if we have less than 20 guests)
Dessert Party Starts - 8.30pm (we're hoping that as we won't be using the Disney Photography for the ceremony we could use it for the DP instead at no extra cost )
9.00pm - Fireworks!!
9.30pm - Back to room at the Boardwalk Inn


well that's it.. partly inspired by PrincessShea's beautiful wedding! ok.. now i need to find something else to obsess about!!

thanks for all the help everyone
We had an Escape VR at SBP in April last year. Our ceremony was at 2.30pm and we had 12 guests plus ourselves. We had dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse (in the Yacht Club Resort) at 5.30pm. We ordered off the regular menu and the cost (including wine) was about $1000. We had the Tables in Wonderland card so we got 20% discount. We didn't have a private room but we were in a semi private area of the restaurant. The meal was delicious and the service was great.

Incidentally, you'll only be allowed to walk to your DP via the IG if you're having it in the UK or France. Morocco is considered too far to walk in your wedding dress and you have to pay for transportation, either limo or minibus depending on the number of guests.

At least you have plenty of time to save LOL!
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:44 PM   #51
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I just stumbled upon your PJ and I just wanted to say Congrats on your engagement and up coming wedding. I love your story. You guys look like such a cute couple!! DH and I started dating young too(also lived together first) and were married with a baby at 22! Almost 16 years later(married almost 13 years) and we just had our vow renewal at Disney in Nov.

I think your plans sound wonderful! The timeline looks great. We had Misty and she was fantastic, you will not be disappointed. The colors you have chosen are so pretty and perfect for an early May wedding. The dresses you have picked are all very pretty but I really love the 3rd one best.

I would look more into Il Mulino for dinner. It looks really nice in there and the food is suppose to be fantastic.

Good luck with all your planning and have fun!

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Old 01-20-2010, 08:56 AM   #52
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Hi another uk bride chipping in! Have you thought about having your dessert party at the grand Floridian to watch wishes instead? You can have and outside photographer here as it's in a resort not the park?

M&M stands for Mickey and Minnie :-)
how silly do i look to not know that!!! that's a good idea thanks! i have never seen wishes or illuminations as i've never been to disney before, but scott has and he loves the illuminations and loves the sound of a dessert party in epcot, so that was his contribution to the decision making! i would hate to take that away from him i'll suggest it anyways!!

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I like the sound of your new plan!! Oh and the reason you have seen pics that Misty took in EPCOT is because they used to allow outside photographers. It's a fairly recent (like a year) rule...you had to sign your contract by a certain time!!


Here are some suggestions for reception:
Blue Zoo @ the Dolphin
Up to 15 people the minimum is only $1200 (it jumps to $2400 after that)



It looks like the Attics minimum Sun-Th after 5 are only $2500.

I know Flying Fish also offers something, I don't have the minimums handy. There is Il Mulino at the Swan and Dolphin...this was one of our top pics when we were thinking Escape. I love the interior:
Il Mulino sounds fab!! i have just looked at the menu and it sounds gorgous!! we love italian food aswell, and the interior is stunning! omg.. i think it's the one! thanks so much!

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I don't think Disney will allow you to use the included photographer from the Escape package at the dessert party (unless this has changed very recently). They will allow you to have them as a 'photojournalistic' second photographer during the day, but some outside photographers are touchy about this!!! I am having Randy and he allows this I think but I am not sure whether I will do this or not yet.
thanks for the info, thats such a shame.. i'll keep my fingers crossed and hope that the rules change in the next year or so!

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I really like your new plan... I think the time line sounds perfect. Also, I like the two suggestions by mainstreetmandy for the reception. They both look beautiful. Me and DF will be going to both in December so I will let you know what we thought if you haven't made a decision yet. I don't know if Disney will let you use the photographer for free for the DP, but I saw somewhere (I think Carrie's Passporters book) that to get a Disney photographer for only the DP is only $350, which is pretty reasonable. Everything sounds great so far, can't wait to hear more!
oooh that is pretty reasonable!! i think we'll just have to dig deep in that case!! my dad does photography for a hobby and takes some amazing photo's, but i don't want him to be taking photo's all night - and even if he does then we'll have 2 sets of photo's!!

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We had an Escape VR at SBP in April last year. Our ceremony was at 2.30pm and we had 12 guests plus ourselves. We had dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse (in the Yacht Club Resort) at 5.30pm. We ordered off the regular menu and the cost (including wine) was about $1000. We had the Tables in Wonderland card so we got 20% discount. We didn't have a private room but we were in a semi private area of the restaurant. The meal was delicious and the service was great.

Incidentally, you'll only be allowed to walk to your DP via the IG if you're having it in the UK or France. Morocco is considered too far to walk in your wedding dress and you have to pay for transportation, either limo or minibus depending on the number of guests.

At least you have plenty of time to save LOL!
yes PLENTY of time to save!!!! your meal sounds like it was very reasonable! i've read great things about that resteraunt on here! i think i'd be fine with semi-private too if it meant we could order off the regular menu! i hope enough people can make the wedding so we can have our DP at the UK.. if not we can always use the limo that comes with the escape package, as i don't think we'll need it for the actual ceremony as we're staying at the boardwalk anyway!! omg, i can't believe it's still so far away.. i'm getting too excited!!!!!!

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I just stumbled upon your PJ and I just wanted to say Congrats on your engagement and up coming wedding. I love your story. You guys look like such a cute couple!! DH and I started dating young too(also lived together first) and were married with a baby at 22! Almost 16 years later(married almost 13 years) and we just had our vow renewal at Disney in Nov.

I think your plans sound wonderful! The timeline looks great. We had Misty and she was fantastic, you will not be disappointed. The colors you have chosen are so pretty and perfect for an early May wedding. The dresses you have picked are all very pretty but I really love the 3rd one best.

I would look more into Il Mulino for dinner. It looks really nice in there and the food is suppose to be fantastic.

Good luck with all your planning and have fun!

If you want to see some of our Misty pics just click on the link in my signature.
aww thankyou!! i love your story.. just proves that starting out young does work out! , after all that's how it always used to be done! yes i'm loving the look of Il Mulino, we love italian food, it's my absolute favourite! so i think we're set on that! i will definately be looking through your photo's i can't get enough of looking at Misty's work, i can't wait to see what she can do for us!

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Your new plans looks great, and I thought i was terrible at keep changing my mind but you beat me

Intially i thought about a wishes wedding but quickly decided it wasn't really an option because the cost - as we are having to pay for about 4 or 5 of the flights for people coming with us and a villa we just couldn't manage the costs and really didn't want to put so much pressure on ourselves to try and save such a large amount plus you have to book about 20 nights minimum at Disney hotels i think and as we are only having around 15 guests (who we didn't want to tell you HAVE to stay in Disney hotel) and don't intend to spend our honeymoon there it was very, very unlikely we'd be able to meet that. So an Escape wedding was the best option for us

SBP looks so pretty, after seeing picture of all the locations and intially loving the WP I decided that for us it wasn't really an option as felt it would just look so empty with our small number of guests and when i saw the pictures of SBP I just knew it was the location for us

The restaurants at Swan & Dolphin looks lovely and I considered having our reception at one as I love the decor at them unfortunately the menus at any of the 2 suited us. I'm really hoping we can fit an evening reception at the Napa Room @ California Grill in our budget
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Your new plans looks great, and I thought i was terrible at keep changing my mind but you beat me

Intially i thought about a wishes wedding but quickly decided it wasn't really an option because the cost - as we are having to pay for about 4 or 5 of the flights for people coming with us and a villa we just couldn't manage the costs and really didn't want to put so much pressure on ourselves to try and save such a large amount plus you have to book about 20 nights minimum at Disney hotels i think and as we are only having around 15 guests (who we didn't want to tell you HAVE to stay in Disney hotel) and don't intend to spend our honeymoon there it was very, very unlikely we'd be able to meet that. So an Escape wedding was the best option for us

SBP looks so pretty, after seeing picture of all the locations and intially loving the WP I decided that for us it wasn't really an option as felt it would just look so empty with our small number of guests and when i saw the pictures of SBP I just knew it was the location for us

The restaurants at Swan & Dolphin looks lovely and I considered having our reception at one as I love the decor at them unfortunately the menus at any of the 2 suited us. I'm really hoping we can fit an evening reception at the Napa Room @ California Grill in our budget

i have been VERY indecisive this past couple of weeks, but the obsessing has paid off! we now know exactly what we are doing on the day!

yeah the escape package i think is so much more reasonable.. if it wasn't for that pesky $12,000 minimum i would go for wishes as there are things in the escape package we are either not using or upgrading anyway, but that's the way it goes! wow you must be saving hard for all those flights!! and i thought we had a lot to save up!! yeah staying off site is so much cheaper, i wouldn't expect our guests to stay at a disney hotel, there is a huge difference in price!

yeah that's the exact reason we have ended up going for SBP instead of the WP (well and the price, and the carpet in the WP kinda put me off aswell ) i think the Boardwalk is much more intimate.. i don't want our vows to echo through an empty room i've seen some beautiful photos of SBP in PrincessShea's PJ/TR.. that's also what made us change our minds.. the set up she had was beautiful with the chair covers and the petals on the aisle! i also think the lighting is better for taking photo's as it's outdoors

ooh i hope you can save up enough for the Napa Room at CG, i've heard great things! nice views of the castle and wishes fireworks apparently
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ok, this is just to put my mind at rest really - here is our FINAL wedding plan (don't worry.. somehow i don't think this will be changing if we can help it! )

12.00am: Beaute Speciale
1.00pm: Misty Miotto (4hrs)
2.30pm: Ceremony
3.00pm: Cake and champagne celebration
4.00pm: Photos round the Boardwalk
5.00pm: Misty’s hours run out
5.30pm: Group Dinner at Il Mulino
7.45pm: Get Limo to Epcot for the Dessert Party
8.30pm: Dessert Party at UK Lower (Morocco if our guest numbers are too low)
9.00pm: lluminations fireworks
9.30pm: Back to room at the Boardwalk Inn

that's it now.. my mind can finally rest!! thanks for all your useful advice and info everyone!
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ok, this is just to put my mind at rest really - here is our FINAL wedding plan (don't worry.. somehow i don't think this will be changing if we can help it! )

12.00am: Beaute Speciale
1.00pm: Misty Miotto (4hrs)
2.30pm: Ceremony
3.00pm: Cake and champagne celebration
4.00pm: Photos round the Boardwalk
5.00pm: Misty’s hours run out
5.30pm: Group Dinner at Il Mulino
7.45pm: Get Limo to Epcot for the Dessert Party
8.30pm: Dessert Party at UK Lower (Morocco if our guest numbers are too low)
9.00pm: lluminations fireworks
9.30pm: Back to room at the Boardwalk Inn

that's it now.. my mind can finally rest!! thanks for all your useful advice and info everyone!
That looks like a great plan!! And don't worry about being indecisive! I'm queen of that!! I have an old PJ somewhere full of ideas that never came to be!!
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That timeline looks great to me! Your plans are really perfect!

Don't worry about changing your mind so many times. I started off with an Escape, then changed to Wishes, back to Escape, then changed the date then went to Wishes.
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Wow, you are so organized! We're looking at a VR for May 5, 2012 and we are strongly considering il mulino too. It looks beautiful. If only they would get back to me on pricing! Did they tell you how much it would be to rent out the entire restaurant? Do they do private or semi-private rooms? I'd love to hear more. We're still torn between citricos at the GF, sago cay, and il mulino. So many choices! Good luck on your planning adventure, I'll be following along
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tinkerbell1988 - do you have pricing for you dinner at il mulino? I'm going married at the swan in May and was thinking of going there for dinner since they are right there. It seems to be the only menu where i can find something i might actually like. thanks!
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tinkerbell1988 - do you have pricing for you dinner at il mulino? I'm going married at the swan in May and was thinking of going there for dinner since they are right there. It seems to be the only menu where i can find something i might actually like. thanks!
I've emailed Lindsey from Il Mulino and she was very nice, she sent me menus and all sorts of other info. It looks like you can build your own menu and she sent some samples that start around $75 per person (not including alcohol). You can do it for less if you want, I think $50 per person is possible if you make some changes. I can forward you the info she sent me if you'd like, just message me your email address. We're considering il Mulino too because you can rent out the courtyard for a cocktail reception and we'll be there in 2 weeks to look around.
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