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Old 09-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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A Few Questions- ADH and MK Shoot

I know I should know the answers to these questions... but you guys are awesome and quick to respond, so I thought I'd post them here.

I know ADH you have to use Disney decorations. I have heard in the past that you can sometimes pass some centerpieces off as "favors" and therefore can save some money by doing that instead. Is this true? Would Disney set them up (obviously if you paid them).

About the MK photoshoot... I know if you're NOT having DPS, then you only get to schedule 45 days in advance. Let's say you're having an outside photographer but DPS for a dessert party... when do you get to schedule your MK photoshoot?

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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I can't answer anything about the Magic Kingdom stuff because we aren't doing one.

As far as Atlantic Dance Hall...I know you can bring in your own favors...I don't know if there are limitations on what those can be. We are having coozies as our general wedding favors...they'll just be set up near the guestbook / gift table. We chose not to have any table decorations for our reception at Atlantic Dance Hall...I just really love how the tables look bare (without linens) and the tables are fairly small...so I really didn't want to add anything to them. My bridesmaids and I will be setting our bouquets on the head table...so that'll give a little decoration.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Thanks, Lyndsay... are you adding tables are just using the 4 tops around?
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:22 PM   #4
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We are using Disney for dessert party and rehearsal dinner photography and couldn't schedule our MK shoot until 45 days out
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Direct from Dara:

Standard booking time for Magic Kingdom Bridal Portrait Session is 45 days prior to wedding date. As part of our Disney Advantage, couples purchasing a Disney Fine Art Photography Wedding package (Escape/ Memories wedding package or Wishes wedding packages; Enchanted Rose, Dreams or Romance) have the exclusive opportunity of booking this limited availability portrait experience early upon signing their Fairy Tale Wedding Contract

... so it looks like no, you can't just use them for a dessert party and get the early booking - probably for this very reason, since i'm guessing a lot of people would go this route as an alternative to using DPS for the whole event.
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Direct from Dara:

Standard booking time for Magic Kingdom Bridal Portrait Session is 45 days prior to wedding date. As part of our Disney Advantage, couples purchasing a Disney Fine Art Photography Wedding package (Escape/ Memories wedding package or Wishes wedding packages; Enchanted Rose, Dreams or Romance) have the exclusive opportunity of booking this limited availability portrait experience early upon signing their Fairy Tale Wedding Contract

... so it looks like no, you can't just use them for a dessert party and get the early booking - probably for this very reason, since i'm guessing a lot of people would go this route as an alternative to using DPS for the whole event.
Thanks for the reply! I have 2 (maybe 3) days to choose from, so hopefully it will all work out!!
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Thanks for the reply! I have 2 (maybe 3) days to choose from, so hopefully it will all work out!!
I really stressed about it but our 45 day mark just passed and we were able to get it on a weekend without issue (our wedding is during the blackout though so we had to schedule it for January).
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I really stressed about it but our 45 day mark just passed and we were able to get it on a weekend without issue (our wedding is during the blackout though so we had to schedule it for January).
We are in the same boat about the 45 day rule. I was thinking since our weddingbis December 8, that we would aim for February sometime for the MK/Epcot photoshoot. I was worried about how booked they would be... So that's good news that you got in even on a weekend! How does the payment work for the photo shoot 45 days out? Is the whole cost due when booking? I would assume since it would be so close.
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Thanks, Lyndsay... are you adding tables are just using the 4 tops around?
I think we're just using the existing tables. We talked about adding four round tables on the dance floor (two on each side) for family...but nixed that because we would likely have to choose which family members to sit down there rather than having enough seating for everyone.
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