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Old 03-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Nicole & Rick's Wishes Wedding 10/27/13! *SAVE THE DATE UPDATE 4/11

Hi DISFriends!
A new DTFW bride to be here!! I had started this thread on another forum, but thought it would be better placed in with the other pj's!

After 5 1/2 years together, my fiancee Rick and I have been engaged since Christmas Day of 2012. I'm a sucker for Christmas, but this one has taken the prize for best ever!!! Such a wonderful surprise

The wedding planning is in full swing now!
In the beginning stages of planning, my father was the one to actually suggest a DFTW in the first place! ( gotta love the man). Like so many of you, I have spend countless family vacations on the wonderful WDW properties, and it has become such a huge part of my life! It only makes sense to start planning the beginning of my 'forever' with Rick at the Happiest Place on Earth!

I spoke with a Disney consultant (Michelle G) last week, and was fully intending on going with an Escape wedding.......
well.... that didn't last long!

In discussing with my parents, it didn't seem feasible to discount so many members of my family. My entire family is from Buffalo, NY and with a guest list capped out at 20... seemed a bit daunting.
So officially, we are looking at a wishes wedding on October 27,2013 at the Wedding Pavilion & then Citricos for a brunch until we all break to change and then meet back at MK truly so excited.

I am just thankful I have a spot at all.. I figured planning this now would lead me to have a wedding in 2015!! But it seems that someone is looking out for me so far, and is willing to let me have a wedding in oh... 7 Months?! (wait... what am I thinking?!)

Congrats to all the other brides to be and beyond! Glad we can share this amazing experience with each other & share words of wisdom!

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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Congratulations. Look forward to reading your plans.

Pictures please
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Congratulations and welcome! You have an awesome dad to suggest a DFTW! Haha! Looking forward to following along!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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I've had to take a break from checking DISboards (yeah, right!) because I'm still waiting for my LOA to arrive and I'm getting SO stir crazy thinking about it! I should have it by the beginning of next week. But my mind is going a million miles a second and I just cannot WAIT to start planning officially!
And with Passporters, it has really given me something to do wedding related I go dress shopping this Friday and Saturday, and am really confident I'll find something! We are going in downtown St. Louis to this boutique that has the Alfred Angelo DFTW collection... so I'll definitely post some pictures if I find anything of note! I'm nervous anyway. haha.

My accomplishments this week? I have an rough draft for my STDs to send to family and friends- everyone in my life is over 800 miles away from me in upstate NY so I needed to make sure I had enough space on a STD to explain everything that relatives need to know about the booking process and exactly what to expect with a DFTW (even though I've got some surprises planned!) so I fashioned a brochure like STD that mocks the park's Guidemaps- I saw the idea on Pinterest & Etsy. I really like the way they have come out so far!! I'm going to solidify the info as soon as the planner becomes assigned and send those babies out! phew.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and safe St. Patrick's Day
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #5
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Congrats on your soon to be wedding!!!

I'd love to see your std's (ha ha... I always have to giggle when I write that). It sounds like a really neat design!

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #6
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Congrats on your soon to be wedding!!!

I'd love to see your std's (ha ha... I always have to giggle when I write that). It sounds like a really neat design!

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Haha! I always do too... Not like it's so much more effort to type out "save the date" in it's entirety! Lol. once I figure out how to post photos, I definitely will!

Dress shopping begins tomorrow! fingers crossed!
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:46 PM   #7
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Save the date photo update**

Here's the Save The Date format! These are screenshots. obviously there's still some things to add, but once everything is finalized (hopefully this will happen this week) I can get to sending!

This will fold like the guidemap or a brochure, so use your imagination!



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Wow! What a good idea! It looks great! You are so smart to do this! I made the mistake of thinking people would actually look at the website when I sent my STDs. I spent a lot of time making my website and putting information and guides on it, but maybe 10 people out of the 115 invited have actually looked at it, lol. I might steal this idea for invitations. Was it hard to put together?
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:57 AM   #9
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Wow! What a good idea! It looks great! You are so smart to do this! I made the mistake of thinking people would actually look at the website when I sent my STDs. I spent a lot of time making my website and putting information and guides on it, but maybe 10 people out of the 115 invited have actually looked at it, lol. I might steal this idea for invitations. Was it hard to put together?
Thank you! It was really easy to put together. I'm not a graphic designer or anything lol but I just used a template for a brochure on my computer & format the words and added photos! I went to dafont.com and downloaded the classic Disney font (called "Waltograph") and then the "Mickey" and "Minnie" fonts too! (Those are used on the "Disney events" panel). I'm sorry your guests didn't spend as much time on your website! Most of mine are coming from far away, and some have never been to WDW before, so I felt there was so much information they needed to have right in front of them. This would be fun for an invitation too!
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I love the guide map save the date! The colours are fabulous. Are those going to be your wedding colours?

Also, how did the dress shopping go?
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Congratulations! Wow, love your save the dates!! They look fantastic.

I wish I'd done something with more information for everyone. I've been sending out emails and I'm not really sure everyone is getting/reading them. Especially since I've specifically asked them to let me know if they're still planning on coming and I've gotten two responses so far. So frustrating.

Sorry for the rant, I can't wait to follow along!
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I love the guide map save the date! The colours are fabulous. Are those going to be your wedding colours?

Also, how did the dress shopping go?
Thank you! The colors will be close as its a fall wedding, with maybe some navy blue accents here and there. I'm thinking for my bridesmaid (I'm debating between one and two! But that's a whole different post lol) that navy will be their color. But still deciding!

AND the dress shopping went So Much better than I expected. I am by no means a size 2, and was really nervous I wasn't going to look as pretty as I wanted to in my big day. But I found something that made me feel so pretty. AND it's in the Alfred Angelo DFTW collection! Ha! I'm going back in for measurements tomorrow & will post pics

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Congratulations! Wow, love your save the dates!! They look fantastic.

I wish I'd done something with more information for everyone. I've been sending out emails and I'm not really sure everyone is getting/reading them. Especially since I've specifically asked them to let me know if they're still planning on coming and I've gotten two responses so far. So frustrating.

Sorry for the rant, I can't wait to follow along!
No apologies necessary! That would bother me too. It seems now that RSVPs are seen as an optional thing! I'm getting nervous that people aren't understanding that with a wedding like this, we can't afford for them to be flaky! I need concrete numbers here people! Haha. if I have to travel to NY to beat down people's doors for a for sure answer Ill have to- I'm too type A for these things to be left up to chance or last minute.

I got my LOA yesterday, and have been chatting back and forth with my dad who all of a sudden has a million and a half questions about the contract and what is expected. I just want to scream! Nothing in that is anything that you didn't know already! And we don't have time to putz around and sit on it. I just want to start planning already! Gah!
*deep breath*
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Positive notes- going back tomorrow to try on my dress one more time for measurements and one step closer with the LOA & planning soon!
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Ncp17.... I can take out those non-responding NY-ers if you want!

Thanks for sharing the pics of your STD's (hehe)... love them!
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Ncp17.... I can take out those non-responding NY-ers if you want!

Thanks for sharing the pics of your STD's (hehe)... love them!
Ha! I may have to take you up on that!! how did dress shopping go today??! Crazy surreal, right? Hope you felt like a princess!!!
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Thank you! The colors will be close as its a fall wedding, with maybe some navy blue accents here and there. I'm thinking for my bridesmaid (I'm debating between one and two! But that's a whole different post lol) that navy will be their color. But still deciding!

AND the dress shopping went So Much better than I expected. I am by no means a size 2, and was really nervous I wasn't going to look as pretty as I wanted to in my big day. But I found something that made me feel so pretty. AND it's in the Alfred Angelo DFTW collection! Ha! I'm going back in for measurements tomorrow & will post pics
Ooh navy sounds like a nice addition!

And that is excellent that the dress shopping went so well! I can't wait to see pictures!
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