Aimee & Brent's Dream Wedding~09/17/11 Castaway Cay~Update Wedding

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  1. stl_figment

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    Index


    *Planning Journal*

    How we met (Below)
    Proposal
    Dress
    Save the Dates
    Flowers, Cake, and Photography
    Brent's Outfit
    Adventures in Fish Extenders and Alterations
    My Dress! With me in It!
    Invitation Wording ~ Help!
    Passport Invitations
    Reception Invitations
    My Amazing Race Wedding Shower/Bachelorette Party
    Something Blue/Shoes
    Tiara
    Music
    Reflections (One week to go!)
    One Last DIY Project ~ Disney Bride Shirt

    *Trip Report - Dream Wedding & Cruise*

    A Sneak Peek Picture
    Link to Pictures
    Trip Report - Day 0 (Packing!)
    Trip Report - Day 1 (Travel)
    Trip Report - Day 1 (Continued, Pop Century, EPCOT)
    Trip Report - Day 2 (Getting to the Dream!)
    Trip Report - Day 2 (Continued, Legal Ceremony)
    Trip Report - Day 3 (Nassau)
    Trip Report - Day 3 (Continued, Parasailing, FE Gifts)
    Trip Report - Day 3 (Continued, Palo and Pirates)
    Trip Report - Day 4 (Wedding Day ~ Getting Ready)
    Trip Report - Day 4 (Wedding Day Continued ~ Ceremony Pictures)
    Trip Report - Day 4 (Wedding Day Continued ~ The madness after the ceremony)
    Trip Report - Day 4 (Wedding Day Continued ~ Even more pictures)
    Trip Report - Day 4 (Wedding Day Continued ~ Cake/Champagne Reception)
    Trip Report - Day 4 (Wedding Day Continued ~ There is a trip after the wedding/Castaway Cay)
    Trip Report - Day 4 (Wedding Day Continued ~ One last night on the Dream)
    Trip Report - Day 5 (Saying Goodbye to the Dream)

    Cost of a DCL Wedding & Disneymoon

    *Hi!*

    Hi ~

    Boyfriend and I have decided on a Disney Dream Wedding - September 2011 hopefully on Castaway Cay. Thought I'd start sharing my progress/plans/thoughts, etc.

    A little background. We are not officially engaged. He is currently having "the talk" with my mama. We are from St. Louis, MO and have lived together the past year. Started dating January 17, 2009.

    *How we met*

    We met on Yahoo Personals (now part of Match.com). I like NEVER EVER wanted to do online dating (like ever). But I had moved back to St. Louis from graduate school and was finding it really hard to meet someone. I'm not a "party girl" and meeting someone at a bar wasn't going to happen.... My friends didn't have any single guy friends.... I didn't have a childhood guy friend that was single.... Well I did but he is gay, so that wouldn't work. :rotfl: So my BFF forever, KARA, who was in town visiting family for Christmas, met her DH online. She talked me into posting a profile. I was too nervous and had her do it.

    After talking to a few people online, I got a ;) and a "Hello" from Brent. We talked online. He called. I didn't answer. And finally called him back.

    We set up the basic dinner (Friday's) and a movie (Gran Torino) date. I figured if we didn't like each other at least we'd have some distractions. popcorn::

    So long story short. That night went well. We had a second date the next day (Applebee's and the Zoo). And a third date the next day (couldn't even tell you what it was). I like to say he just never left after that. 6 months later I bought a house and he moved in.
     
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  3. rachy

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    Looking forward to reading more x
     
  4. tinkerbell 766

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    Welcome and congratulations!!!
     
  5. Ann117

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    welcome!! Looking forward to more
     
  6. pigfishinn

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    Mom said yes!!! :woohoo:

    Oh yeah - I am mom - love you Aimee!!!!

    P.S. My name is Becky
     
  7. pink_tink8i8

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    Welcome and congrats :)
     
  8. stl_figment

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    Yesterday was my birthday :yay: (I'm now 26) so I got cut off mid-post to go to dinner...

    So I have no proposal story yet, but Brent did try to ask my mama (the only parent whose blessing I really want) a few weeks ago. She said "I'm not ready yet" but we continued to discuss wedding options, settling on the Disney Dream Wedding. So. Mom showed up yesterday to take us to b-day dinner and went "are you going to ask me or not?" so poor boyfriend got to ask permission on the spot. She said yes :banana: so I feel we can officially start planning. Ready to go dress shopping yet mom?

    Now I am a Disney kid, love the parks, would go once a year if I could afford it (or more if I lived closer), but the boyfriend has NEVER been to Disney. So it makes it very difficult to sell him on the idea of a Disney wedding. He wanted to get married on the beach. So we have the compromise and are planning the 3-day cruise leaving September 15, with the ceremony being in Castaway Cay on the 17th, exactly 32 months after we first met.

    Now we just need to book. I'm (well mom) is still trying to decide the best way to book for a group. We will prob. need 8-10 cabins but do not know the final guest list yet. I'm thinking we need to send save the dates (soon) so people can book before the rates go up too much. I want something either Disney-like (it is my Disney Dream Wedding) or destination wedding fun (I love the boarding passes/passport ideas).


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  9. stl_figment

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    Well..... That quickly I bought a wedding dress (well mom bought me a wedding dress)!!! A store near my house is moving locations so the entire stock of bridal gowns was on sale for $100. Can't pass up a deal like that (thanks mom!).

    I also got the date penciled in. Just have to start counting down til I can officially confirm!

    Booked the cruise today also. :)
     
  10. Disney9.9.10

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    Hi there! I just wanted to say welcome and congratulations!! Your dress is beautiful and you got an amazing deal! What a time for the store to have a $100 sale! I like that the two of you compromised for a Disney Cruise wedding - if you can continue to compromise like that you should have a long and happy marriage!
     
  11. pezaddict231

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    Congrats and welcome! I love those invites, I think they are so cute for a cruise wedding! Your dress is lovely and what a deal, that's awesome.

    Looking forward to hearing more.
     
  12. kjg5

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    Alright another cruise bride! Congrats and wtg on the dress!
     
  13. Tessaluvstigger

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    Hey there! Congrats in advance! We have a lot in common as I too am starting planning before the "official" engagement from my DBF!!! Dbf and I went ring shopping this weekend actually though so I'm crossing my fingers that the proposal is coming soon and I know he is planning to ask my parents soon...:woohoo: Also, I'm from Missouri as well...down here in good ole SW MO! My sis lives in downtown St Louis though so I'm up there all the time visiting her loft and going to Cards games!!!! I love your STD ideas and that dress looks like it would be soooo pretty!!! I can't wait to hear more of your ideas and look forward to seeing a picture of a pretty ring sitting on your finger soon!!!!!!!:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
     
  14. stl_figment

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    Brent proposed this past Saturday. :lovestruc It was our 18 month anniversary.

    He is a huge car guy and loves NASCAR. He slowly is turning me into a fan. Well the Nationwide race was here Saturday. He surprised me with suite tickets (air conditioning!) and had talked to the VP of the track to set up the proposal.

    The suite was wonderful as it was really hot and humid Saturday. We had great views of the track, food all day, drinks all day. We won a raffle to wave the green-white-checkered flags at qualifying (Brent thought it was rigged, but it wasn't).

    Well the track guys that took us to wave the flags came back for us later in the day for a tour of pit road. When we got down there, just Brent and I ended up walking onto Victory Lane (and I was very confused as the rest of the tour group wasn't walking with us anymore). Well the poor guy starts shaking and gets down on a knee... and I go "Are you seriously proposing?!?!" He started crying and asked me to marry him. (I said yes!).

    It was the sweetest thing. My mama okay-ed the Victory Lane idea (as I "won" his heart).

    (Note: Of the journal I've let Brent read, he corrected me on the whose idea Victory Lane was).
     
  15. brer rabbit 28

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    Aw thats a lovely engagement story. Congratulations to both of you. I look forward to reading along while you plan all the little details:goodvibes
     
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    Aww what a sweet story! I love that he was all shaky and nervous- so cute! Also, I love how you asked if he was seriously proposing- I did almost the same thing. While DF and I were having out picture taken by photopass in front of Cinderella's castle he got down on one knee and I said- What the @#*% are you doing? Get off the ground and stop wasting the photographers time! :lmao: Love that you did kind of the same thing! makes for a great story after :goodvibes Congratulations!!!
     
  17. DisneyDiva84

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    Congrats and Welcome!

    That is so exciting about getting married on the cruise! I had thought about that too but decided I couldn't get away with cutting that many from our guest list, I barely got away with the 50 I invited :confused3

    The dress is gorgeous, I love the lace accents! I can't wait to read more!
     
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    Congrats!! I love your dress! Keep the ideas coming...

    I too am getting married on the Dream, but Oct 28th. Can't wait to hear more of your planning...but I need to ask...where did you get those STD's. I love those. Also, when are you planning on sending yours out because I too was thinking that I will need to get them out sooner than later so people can save and/or book early. Sorry for taking over your thread....Thanks and congrats!!!
     
  19. stl_figment

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    Thanks - I went to college in Springfield and loved being in SW MO. Good luck with your planning!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one. Brent is still giving me trouble for my reaction. He says I should have known it was coming because we had the wedding booked (and I knew he picked up the ring).

    I found a template for the STDs online, and am using that to recreate the ones I saw. I have them completed except I need a pic of me and Brent to use as the passport photo and I need "fancy" paper to print them on. All of my actual guests have been sent a nice (non-fancy but lengthy) email detailing the cruise/wedding plans. I figure I'll send them the STDs or invites as the date gets closer. Maybe a year out? We are planning an at-home celebration after the wedding at a to-be-determined date, time and location. More guests will be invited to that, so I'll have to come up with a low cost solution.

    Our goal is to spend the min. amount on the wedding, while still having it be what we want (and with the MK shoot/cause I want to be a princess). :bride:

    We were going to pay for everything ourselves, (not counting the cost of the cruise) but my mom and dad (divorced) have each agreed to give us $2,500 towards the costs. I'm hoping to spend as close to the $5,000 mark as possible not counting the cost of the cruise itself or anytime we spend in Disney as a Disneymoon.
     
  20. kjg5

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    Wow we're really similar! We're paying for everything ourselves too, and my parents are giving us $5000 towards the wedding a our gift, so we're trying to stay as close to that as possible! I really wish we could do a MK photo shoot, but there's no way we'll be able to pay for it. The cruise and 7 nights at WDW after are costing us enough as it is.
     
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    PS I am from STL too! I just noticed that on ur thread!
     

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