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Old 11-13-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Probably the only Dude writing a PJ of DCL planning

Hey guys my fiance (Lizz) and I (Will) have been together for about 7 years and we have been engaged for around 2.5. we decided on a DCL wedding because half of my family was going on this particular cruise anyway and we decided it couldn't be to hard to get her family to go if we told them we were getting hitched. So we started our planning a little bit later than most of you. We leave on May 6th for a 4 day cruise on The Dream.

We are having our ceremony on board because cast away was booked but I do not mind because I am not really into beach weddings. The DF on other hand put us on the waiting list just in case. LOL.

Lizz went shopping this weekend and managed to find a dress that she really loved. She initially thought the dress she wanted was at the first place she went to and ended up finding it at the last store she visited at half the cost of the original dress. She bought a set of blue satin heals to go with the dress. We are also planning on getting the grooms men to wear blue socks with the tuxedos that match her shoes. we saw some really awesome shots where a couple did this but with yellow and liked the the idea.

On the topic of photos, we chose to hire an outside photographer because we wanted a very specific style of photographs. You can find our photographers website here
We actually know 2 couples that have used these photographers for there weddings and engagement shots and the pics they got are exactly what is posted on the website. In fact some of the shots on the site are of our friends. While they are a fairly pricey we are planning on going around nassau to take pictures and they have experience on the island at The Cloisters, the Versailles Garden, and the beaches.

My biggest complaint about DCL is the group booking process. The fact that I have to call with the a guests information and create a reservation for them is very annoying. I really do wish that I could just give our guests the group number and that they could call Disney and make their own reservation. Also the fact that DCL group sales can not email confirmations is ridiculous.

Because we decided to this wedding on such short notice I set up a website to notify our friends and family. I used google for this grabbing a wedding template from gsites. It was very easy and only took a few hours. You can see our site here.

I will try to update this as we get closer to our departure date we currently have 18 people and rooms booked. We will most likely end up with around 25-30 total.

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Old 11-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Our Website
The Photographers
Brides shoes
Tuxedo
Bouquet

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Old 11-15-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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Ok it turns out that you can have more than 30 people at an onboard wedding but you never know where it will be held. We really want a nice view so we will be keeping the guest count under 30.

Also we wanted to bring our own cake cutting set that we received as a gift. It can be done but i had to send Shanda picture of the set.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:05 PM   #4
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Welcome! Can u post a pic of ur fiance's dress & a pic of u guys.. i love 2 c all the lovely couples on here .. congrats on ur up coming event.. keep the updates coming
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:18 PM   #5
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Congrats and welcome! I'm interested to hear about a DCL wedding. You very well may be the only male doing a PJ and a DCL wedding - but I know of at least two other grooms on here who have a PJ!
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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Congrats on your upcoming wedding.. and welcome to the boards!! Can't wait to read all about your plans.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #7
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Welcome! Can u post a pic of ur fiance's dress & a pic of u guys.. i love 2 c all the lovely couples on here .. congrats on ur up coming event.. keep the updates coming
If you check out ourwebsite there are a few pictures of us. I posted the link in my original post. I have no idea what the dress looks like. Lol i will find out when we get married. I will post the tuxedo that we choose this weekend.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:19 PM   #8
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yay another disgroom on here. Our wedding is in a couple months in wdw. Like yourself, I have no idea what my df is wearing and im glad. It will be the biggest secret weve kept from each other..lol
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #9
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Welcome Will
Really nice job on the website! My DF and I also put a website together for our wedding, and have found it incredibly helpful in communicating with guests.
Looking forward to reading about your plans!
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:59 PM   #10
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Welcome Will
Really nice job on the website! My DF and I also put a website together for our wedding, and have found it incredibly helpful in communicating with guests.
Looking forward to reading about your plans!
I have also found the website to be very helpful. Ill have to check yours out if you posted it.

Today the shoes my df wanted arrived.



I think I mentioned before we are going to have the grooms men socks match the royal blue.

Well thats the only update for today.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:12 PM   #11
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Those are beautiful, I just love the color! We had our bridesmaids and groomsmen in a similar royal blue.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:54 AM   #12
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I thought I'd give you guys a cost breakdown for our wedding so far I will edit this as things come up. If you notice I am missing something and would like to know what we are paying for it let me know. also if you are curious about what we get for the amount of money something costs feel free to ask.


Photographers------------ $4,000
Photographers Cruise------$1,500
Wedding Dress------------$1,600
Brides Shoes--------------$100
Tuxedo for Groom----------$150
Rings----------------------$1,000
Bride and Groom Cruise-----$1,578
Flowers (bouquets, etc)----$400
DCL onboard Wedding------$2,500
Additional guests @ $20pg--$400
Brides maid Gift------------$250
Grooms men Gift-----------$250

Total Cost----------------$13,728

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Old 12-05-2011, 07:04 PM   #13
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I got this from disney today regarding the registry.

Dear William,
We apologize for the inconvenience, as we are still working on re-launching Disney’s Honeymoon Registry. At this time, we are working quickly to improve the experience for our couples and are putting the final touches on the website. Currently, we do not have a specific date as to when the new site will be available, but please continue checking the website. Any new information will be posted to the website as soon as it becomes available. We thank you for your patience, and hope you will enjoy the new features of Disney’s Honeymoon Registry.

Kind Regards,
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:38 AM   #14
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I've heard they were having issues Hopefully that gets worked out soon!
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:54 PM   #15
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Thanks for posting your budget. I think it's really valuable in the planning process to see how much different weddings cost. Our budget is hovering at a value somewhat similar, although I suspect it will rise with the welcome bags and if we add a DP at Fantasmic. I'm trying to be aware of costs though, and my fiancé is always quick to bring me back to reality when financials are concerned

Love your fiancée's flowers! Those are the ones that I'm also leaning toward They have such an elegant, but delicate feel to them. It's hard to commit to any choice though when it's only Dec and my planning guide isn't due till Aug.
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