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Old 10-14-2012, 08:12 PM   #31
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My husband and MIL have been doing most of the planning for our Christmas trip to WDW. It's only now that I've had a chance to really sit down and research (thanks mainly to this board ).
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:16 AM   #32
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I have been doing all the planning and will have to do all the driving also but mu husband will be spending the money
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #33
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I do 100% of the planning, organizing, packing, etc...And I love it !
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:52 PM   #34
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I do all of the planning for our trips, it would be hard to leave this up to anyone else. I will give assignments to DH and DD like "pick the restaurants you would like to visit". The project manager in me just finds it too hard to relinquish the work! It's fun when a trip is over and everyone says, wow, we did everything we wanted to do and then some.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #35
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We both plan for trips. Both of us work on park plans, dining wants, etc, and we talk about it and decide what we're going to do. Whoever has time does the booking when we're ready. I let DH figure out our budget, though. If we disagree on something, he will almost always let me have my way, that's just how he is.

ETA: i pack my stuff, he packs for himself and the kids after he does laundry before the trip, and he packs the van.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:22 PM   #36
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I do everything. Wife likes to relax, she never even comes to the boards. I handle booking, ADRs , plane tickets everything. I love it though!
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:57 PM   #37
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Most definitely me!

I do all of the work - stress about all of the decisions. I wouldn't have it any other way now - I love disney planning!
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:34 PM   #38
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This will be our 4th Disney trip (see signature) and other than asking my wife where she might want to eat, I've handled 100% of the planning for all of our trips. I'm just a lot more detailed about things than she is and when it comes to planning a Disney trip, details matter!!!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #39
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I am definitely the planner in my house. My DH is happy to help with packing and will listen to me prattle on about ideas, but in the end it is left to me. I love it though, DWD is definitely my hobby. I love reading and planning for all of our trips.

The reading and planning is part of the fun, the pre-fun. LOL
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:47 PM   #40
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On our first trip, my older brother was 10 and did all the planning. I'm not even exaggerating. He planned the entire thing down to daily schedules, restaurant reservations, touring plans, etc. and got my parents to book everything according to his plans. I don't remember much of the trip itself (I was very young) but I'm told he did an amazing job.

Last time, I did all the planning, and I'll be doing it again this time around. My brother and I both live for being prepared.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #41
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I am the WDW planner in our family. My husband doesn't get involve at all. I am perfectly happy with it that at we I am the bigger Disney enthusiast. Planning is a big part if the fun for me!
this

i literally do all-the planning-packing-unpacking-packing-unpacking again.

my dh happily provides the funds for our trips is the driver and luggage carrier

following a spell in hospital,my dh once brought me a going home bag-which contained no shoes,no underwear and a maternity dress-i was not pregnant!
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:39 PM   #42
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To the poster above who mentioned their dh packing a hospital going-home bag, I laughed right out loud when I read that, thank you for a good belly chuckle!

I'm the wife and once our entire family (us 4, my MIL, and my other 2 in-laws) decided to do Disney this next summer, they all turned and looked at me. I called travel agencies immediately, no way was I going to book and do everything by hand. I got prices and details, gave everyone the info, we decided to go with C travel agency, I do all the speaking to the travel agent, I went and purchased 2 WDW books and am now trying to get everyone's opinions on restaurants so we can make reservations in plenty of time. I also plan our budget, we pay for everything in advance and then I focus on money saving for expenses. I handle all our "bookkeeping".

I will plan pretty much everything from afar and then when we get there, my dh will take over. He is very travel-savvy, being a truck driver for a living. He will pack, carry, load, get us through the airport, rental car, I swear the man can just glance at a map even if he has never been there and memorize it. This will be his second trip to Disney, so he will be in total charge of all our transportation and luggage handling, then he will decide once we get to the parks, our daily schedule. He is very methodical about what we are doing and when.

So we divide things up well. I get us there and he takes over from there.

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Old 10-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #43
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To the poster above who mentioned their dh packing a hospital going-home bag, I laughed right out loud when I read that, thank you for a good belly chuckle!
michelle,

that would be me!

i can laugh about that now too,but at the time i was not impressed

i'm happy i gave you a good laugh
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #44
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I do 100% of the planning, organizing, packing, etc...And I love it !
this is me too

it's totally my domain

we drive to airport then leave the car there whilst on vacation-
dh was wearing his (perscription) sunglassses-which obviously needed to come with us-this was his onlyitem to remember-needless to say-they had their own vacation in a long stay parking lot!
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #45
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Me ... The woman, wife, sister, daughter, aunt.

I plan everyone's trips, even though I'm not going on them. I love it though, and do not mind at all.
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