Hello everyone! I'd like to take the time to welcome everyone to the newest DIS message board--Disney Weddings and Honeymoons! If you don't know me already, I'd like to take the time to introduce myself to you. I have been a moderator on the Resorts Board since 1999. This new forum is very exciting to me for many reasons! First and foremost, I had my own Fairy Tale Wedding in WDW in 1997. After almost 30 visits to WDW over the years and an internship with Disney, I knew that WDW was the only place for my wedding. So, in 1996, I began the planning with my own Disney wedding cooridinator, Chandra. While many brides I know are nothing but stressed the entire time they plan their special day, I had fun the entire time. Disney takes care of everything for you. So, there is little in the way of headaches and more opportunities to sit back and enjoy the special time. And, I was surprised at how reasonable the cost of the wedding was in comparison to what I would have been paying in my hometown of Baltimore/DC. To sum it up, my Disney wedding was nothing less than magical. To this day, guests tell me how much they enjoyed my wedding. Knowing that others have fond memories of my special day means so much to me. I planned a welcome dinner/barbecue the friday before my wedding for all the guests. Held on the beach at the Yacht and Beach Club resorts, the dinner featured a caribbean theme with tiki torches, reggae music and island cuisine. It was a blast! And, it was a great way to relax and enjoy ourselves before the "big" day. My wedding ceremony was held at Disney's Wedding Pavillion with a reception at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Everything was just as I imagined and more. From the white chocolate castle topped wedding cake to the wonderful GF Orchestra, I couldn't have pictured a more perfect day in my mind. I hope this new forum will become a useful resource for new brides and grooms. I know I'm excited about it myself! And, I hope you will be, too. If I can answer any questions or help in any way, please let me know! Welcome!