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Old 02-23-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone! I've been lurking on the boards for some time now & decided as our wedding day comes closer that I'd actually make an account & share planning ideas! Because I'm new bare with me.. I'm sure I will mess up somehow...

INTRODUCTIONS & HOW WE MET
Any-who! Let me introduce myself.. My name is Renee and just turned 23. I'm originally from Connecticut and moved to New York for university. I graduated in 2010 with my BSN. While in school I met my wonderful fiance, Nyx (almost 24). We had our work-study at the same job. I knew him from one of our boring core classes our second year that we had together (although he doesn't remember because he was in the front & I hid in the back to do other homework ). We didn't really work together at work-study until our third year. We had picked the same 6 hour slot to work together, so we had a lot of time to do nothing but talk. I was in another relationship my third year at university, but our fourth year I realized I was with a jerk, realized I had feelings for Nyx, and broke up with the other guy. About a month later we officially became a couple! We both had mutual feelings for one another for a little while and one night while walking under the stars around our campus, we held hands, gazed into each others' eyes, and from there it's history...

We graduated the next semester in May of 2010. I received my BSN and am an RN at a hospital in New York. He received his BA in social work and is currently working in New York with the mentally challenged and disabled to be successful out in the community on their own (he has so much patience!).

THE PROPOSAL
On December 4th, 2010, we were on our way down to NYC to go see Santa at Macy's and to see the Christmas Tree all lit up (which we'd done the year before). We got to Macy's and I went to go to the bathroom (which took over half an hour to even get to, thank goodness it wasn't an emergency!) Nyx said he'd be waiting for me outside the bathroom and when I got out he wasn't there. I called him, no service.. I looked for him & couldn't find him... I went back upstairs to the main floor & it took me 45 minutes to even get a hold of him. After a few choice words to him, I just wanted to get out of there & skip Santa. He said he really wanted to go but understood if I didn't want to see him. I decided to go since that's what we went there for. We got in line and after TWO AND A HALF HOURS of waiting in line at Macy's in NYC, we finally reached Santa. Let's say I wasn't a happy girl at this point...

On the way into go see Santa, Nyx got a phone call 10 minutes before we were at the hall of Santas. He stepped away from me & I thought it was "fishy" & knew something was up, but I didn't say anything because I didn't want to ruin any more of my day.

A few minutes later we got escorted to a small room in the back with a Santa sitting in the corner. We sat and took a picture with him. Then Santa turned his head to Nyx and asked him, "What do you want for Christmas?" Nyx got up, took the little black box out of his pocket and said, "I want one thing". He turned to me, got down on one knee, and then he said, "Renee, will you marry me?" Of course I said yes, and pictures were flashing as the photographer took extra pictures of us.

Now I felt guilty for yelling at him earlier, but knew it was totally worth it to wait those awful two and a half hours of kids bumping into my legs left and right. After the proposal when we got out of Macy's, I yelled at him never to bring me to Macy's Santaland ever again, even if we have children!

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Pictures! If I can figure out how to use it =\

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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I love your story. Especially the part where Nyx said all he wants is you. Reminds me of that song All I want For Christmas Is You. Great, now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head all day LOL
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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Aww, what a great proposal story! I think to post pictures you have to have at least ten posts on here? I can't remember, but it's something along those lines. I look forward to reading your plans!
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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Aww your story is so very cute.

Regarding pictures, I think you need to have more posts on your account before the site will allow you to post pictures.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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Welcome! Your proposal story is soooo sweet! Your wedding is also the day after ours!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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Welcome and Congrats! Such a cute proposal! We are getting married 3 days before you!

Where are you getting married? Details!
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! I agree with the picture thing It said something like that when I tried... Oh well... Lol I'll post tomorrow with the wedding details!

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #8
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What a great proposal story, looking forward to reading about your plans!
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:38 PM   #9
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So why Disney for a Wedding? Well, DF & I were originally planning a wedding in NY, but after a few months of researching and reviewing, I kind of realized I didn't want a big wedding, mostly because it cost WAY too much money! $$$!! DF & I have a ridiculous amount of student loans and there was just no way we would be able to have the wedding we want on our kind of budget. And I don't want it to be some unorganized boring wedding... Plus my side of the family is really naggy & I didn't really want to deal with them... We wanted to Honeymoon in Disney anyway so when I was researching I found you can have a wedding at Disney, for a decent price too! They're simple, it's Disney, so we were SOLD on the idea! Plus we love Disney everything so WHY NOT?! :D

His parents are up for whatever we have planned, my dad was okay with whatever, but my mother (pretty much to this day) is still giving me a hard time. She kept trying to trick me into having a wedding in the NY/CT area! None the less, now that we have "saved the date" with Disney she's realizing she's loosing the battle & it becoming Okay with it now.. She thinks we should have a big wedding but my defense is "Who's going to pay for it?! You know we're poor!" Seeing as the average wedding these days costs $25k, So I think she gave up..

The wedding will be immediate family ONLY (which is why my mom is probably fighting me.. but I just don't want a big boring wedding! I mean.. come on, boring wedding versus memorable DISNEY wedding!) My mom & dad & brother, and DF's mom & dad & sister. Plus a friend or two if they can afford it! But definitely 10 or less Which I like.. intimate & DISNEY! =)

OUR PLANS THUS FAR
Okay so we originally were going to get married in September, but on a whim moved it up to May 8th 2 weeks ago So I'm under pressure, I feel! It's only about 75 days away! So I figured a PJ will help me organize my thoughts now that I feel like we're rushing to the finish line

Resorts: POR for 2 nights, then the remainder 7 nights at Disney's ASMusic (which may be interesting)... We're definitely on a budget! We'd rather spend more on the parks & entertainment than the hotels It will be our second vacation together, so we really want to vacation! :D

Ceremony: SBP at 12pm for an escape wedding is our plan so far. We had our date reserved 2 weeks ago, and 1 week ago we sent in our deposit & LOA, so I'm just waiting to hear from a planner (which better be really soon! D:< )

Dinner: We don't know yet! Any ideas DISers & fellow brides??? Like I said we're on a budget, we don't get the "reception" with the escape package, but we don't need one really with 10-ish people either.. A nice dinner will do! We plan on wearing wedding attire & I've referenced Carrie's book, but just can't decide on what we want! Perhaps an early dinner/late lunch, possibly DP?? What do you think?

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Okay guys I got it!

DF & I at our Senior Year Formal! I've never been to High School Prom so he wanted to take me to at least The College Formal..


Us at graduation, I was super excited & had horrible piccies that day Oh well!


Us at our anniversary vacation in 2010 in Bar Harbor, ME! LOVED the views ^_^ Super windy though!


One of our Engagement pics from Macy's Santaland! Notice his Pirates of the Caribbean leather jacket it bought in Disney in 2007!


:D Will post later about my inspirations!

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Old 02-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #10
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Hi there! I just sent you a PM We have a room block and are getting married 3 days before you, if you want it.
For a dinner or reception type meal, you could rent the grand 1 and do a wishes cruise, or maybe have an in-park meal at Epcot in a private space to watch Illuminations? With only 10 people I think you could do a lot! Maybe tell us how much youre looking to spend per person or total and we could give better ideas?
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Aww, your proposal is adorable! Very excited for your upcoming DFTW! :D
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:43 PM   #12
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Congrats on ur BIG DAY!! SO close I Luv everything disney
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #13
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I. Am. Freaking. Out. I have 9 weeks (reality is hitting hard!) to plan this thing & have yet to hear from the planner. I haven't had alterations done (or even scheduled!); I have no shoes; Don't have wedding jewelry/accessories; DF doesn't have a tux/suit/shoes/ring; I haven't figured out photography; Don't have makeup/hair booked; Don't have an officiant; ....Crap.

I need to make an official list. But it's hard to make some decisions without consulting the planner! Le sigh...

...Plus I broke my toe (oh, yes I did, just my luck). Not that I can't plan whilst my toe is broken, but I guess it makes me feel lazier... Guess I need to get on the planning bit... Seriously.. I need to make some decisions soon. Browsing the boards for BEOs definitely helps in decision making

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:28 AM   #14
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Aww, I'm sorry about your toe! I know that pain all too well!

If it helps, I'm still missing a lot of you're missing! Disney hasn't gotten back to you yet? That's very odd!

Well, since you definitely have the date set, I'd say start contacting photography, officiants, etc., since those are pretty key I feel like the guys have it easy, clothing-wise, so that part you can breathe easier on. As for the dress, do you have any idea as to what you're leaning towards, style-wise?

You can totally do this in nine weeks. You have all of us here to help out!
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #15
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Aww, I'm sorry about your toe! I know that pain all too well!

If it helps, I'm still missing a lot of you're missing! Disney hasn't gotten back to you yet? That's very odd!

Well, since you definitely have the date set, I'd say start contacting photography, officiants, etc., since those are pretty key I feel like the guys have it easy, clothing-wise, so that part you can breathe easier on. As for the dress, do you have any idea as to what you're leaning towards, style-wise?

You can totally do this in nine weeks. You have all of us here to help out!
I'll definitely be leaning on all you girls for opinions!!! Started pricing & researching photog & makeup so I hope to have those booked today & tomorrow.. As for the dress, I just need to get alterations! Don't want to post pics of me in it, don't want DF to see! But I need to get it hemmed & have the french bustle put in, & am unsure if it needs to be taken in (Haven't tried it on in a year!) But I definitely need to make an appointment soon

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