Well I have decided to jump in and start a PJ after lurking for ages through everyone elses! It seems like it would be such a nice way to look back on the planning process one day and the help you get on here will be fantastic too! Introduction So I should start of by telling you a bit about us. I am Ashleigh and DF is Ally, we are both 26 and hail from sunny Glasgow, Scotland. This is us celebrating 8 years together in WDW last year We met through friends when we were both 18 and have been together ever since <3 I studied Primary Teaching and Ally studied Business at the same University, with him graduating a year before me. When he graduated, Ally originally got a grad job with Mercedes in England, so we spent a couple of years doing long distance we survived but not something I ever want to do again! When I finally qualified as a primary teacher, we both moved to Birmingham, England for work, where we have been for the last year. The Proposal I have already pretty much posted my proposal story on the main board if anyone wants to read but heres the short version Mickeys Very Merry Christmas Party (12/21/12) Be Our Guest Ring Complete surprise Plans We had decided before we even got home that we wanted to get married in Disney. As its a long way away we will just be inviting immediate family and a few close friends, so the Escape package will hopefully be perfect for us. All of our family are onboard and Allys best friend and his fiancée have already told us they will be there so we are doing ok so far! I always thought if I was going to have a Disney wedding that Id want the Wedding Pavillion, but the more I looked I fell in love with Sea Breeze Point. I love the vintage theme and even though the WP is gorgeous, Id feel a bit sad walking past all those empty seats as we will have 18 guests tops! Its driving me nuts that I cant book anything with Disney until May, but my very provisional plan is: 27th February 2014 (if we can get it) Morning/noon ceremony at Sea Breeze Point Lunch Reception at the Attic Desert Party for Wishes or Illuminations We are pretty flexible on many aspects of the day which I hope will make it more realistic that we will get our date Id love to have the Attic so thats probably a priority. We definitely want a Desert Party but we want to see what options Disney recommend for a group our side. We both prefer Wishes to Illuminations but I think an EPCOT party may be more fun for the guests! Extras I am not hugely bothered about floral for myself or decoration - especially as I will have to leave it all behind but there are some extras we would LOVE to have if the budget allows: External photographer I have pretty much put my Bridezilla foot down about this (the only time, I promise ) I have this problem where in person I reckon I look ok, but when someone pulls out a camera and says CHEEESE my face does this So good photography is going to be really important to me! I am not a big fan of the traditional style that Disney photography seems to give, it looks great for some people but its not for me. I love the Roots Photography guys, but I am looking around to try and find something a bit less expensive as I have had to talk DF around to the idea of paying extra for photography when its already included in the package! Mickey and Minnie During the rest of the wedding Id like to keep Disney touches to a minimum as not all of our family are big Disney nuts like us. But having the main man and his lady there for pictures would be AMAZING! NASCAR its not strictly part of the wedding but we pretty much chose our date to fit around the Daytona 500 so that DF can go for his Stag party Disney Cruise Line Im pretty sure this will be doable, we have ccruised twice before with DCL, 3-night and a 5-night so the Honeymoon will of course have to be a 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise. Fingers Crossed! This was on Castaway Cay on Boxing Day So that was my first post! I hope I manage to keep it up as Ive not had much luck with trip reports in the past! Next time wedding bands and bridesmaids ideas!