Cakes and Napoleons and F&W, oh my! Planning our Disney wedding!! UPDATED 9/15!!!

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  1. Stringbean&Wingnut

    Stringbean&Wingnut DIS Veteran

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    Welcome to another Stringbean&Wingnut Trip Report!! (Please select a row and move all the way down, filling in every available seat.)

    I’m Stringbean (aka Sara), and I will be your host through this epic journey of so much food that I seriously thought we’d have to (gasp) cancel one of our dinner ADR’s. :eek:

    (Don’t worry. We made it. And ate all of our meals.)

    (Phew.)

    Here I am, along with my awesome fiance, Wingnut.

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    Speaking of fiance: hence the purpose of our trip…to plan our Disney wedding!!! ( But you figured that out already from the title, didn't you?) This trip was approximately a 50/50 split of wedding meetings and whatnots to park touring, so this was a bit of a differently-paced trip for us than usual, but it was all fun and exciting and magical.

    Except for the whole hurricane thing.

    Right before we were slated to leave on our trip, Hurricane Sandy began brewing and threatening to wreak havoc with our trip (and my sanity). We somewhat (overly) obsessively checked the weather online (Is every 20 minutes obsessive? How about every 3?), crossed our fingers and our toes (can anyone actually do that? Don’t tell me if you can, feet creep me out.), and with faith, trust, pixie dust, and our vacation insurance in hand, headed to Florida. Thankfully, the storm did not impact our travel plans at all, but it was surreal to be in Florida watching all of the happenings from afar. (Also thankfully, we did not return home to any damage. Planty, our dragon fruit plant from Epcot, did an excellent job of holding down the fort.)

    Planty:

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    (We don’t have kids or pets, so you lucky TR readers get pictures of our plant. You’re welcome.)

    Anyways, I hope you will all join along on our latest adventure!! :yay:
     
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  3. Stringbean&Wingnut

    Stringbean&Wingnut DIS Veteran

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    Messages from the great banana beyond

    Day 1

    Let's go, let's go, let's go, let's go!!! (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Oh, Epcot, we love you! (Yes we do!) (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Apparently you need a lawn to buy a lawn ornament?? Who makes up these rules anyways? (Part 1) (Part 2)

    STICKY. TOFFEE. PUDDING. (And other dinner items.)


    Day 2

    At the Kona, the Kona Cafe, Tonga Toast and Lilikoi juice were always in fashion...

    So where's this wedding taking place, anyways?

    Hooray for Hollywood (Studios)! (Part 1) (Part 2)

    I can't think of a clever title here...dinner at Sanaa!

    Day 3

    Q: How much wedding planning awesomeness can happen in one day?? A: A lot. (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

    Day 4

    Smile!

    And just around the corner, there's New Fantasyland (But we can't go in yet) (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

    Guess who went back to Epcot? (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Day 5

    Probably the last somewhat-well-documented chapter of this TR (Part 1) (Part 2)

    A stroll to the other Port Orleans

    Day 6

    Yes Virginia, this TR is STILL going on!

    An update?? Really, Stringbean??

    *

    Here comes the wedding plans!

    The RESORT plan...as of today.

    Hey, look who FINALLY updated their TR!

    Well this was long overdue, don't you think?
     
  4. MEK

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    Can I be first since we are both up way to early too be on the DIS? :rotfl2:

    Planty? :rotfl2: Holding the fort down while you were gone.

    I can't wait to hear about your wedding planning. and I am so glad Sandy did not interfere with your travel plans. that really is a blessing!
     
  5. MeMom

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    I prefer sitting in the middle, so I am picking a prime spot and making everyone else walk over me to get to the end of the row. :stir:




    I bet that was a mixed bag of emotions. I was just looking at some pictures of the damage - and now the mess the snow has made. The article was telling about how they are trying to set mobile/modular homes up for some who lost everything. I am very happy to be where I am right now and will not complain about our 'cold' weather or my crummy home or anything else.
     
  6. IheartDDuck

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    Yay!!!

    Planty really did a great job of holding down the fort while you were gone.

    You scared me for a minute when your made me think you may have missed an ADR. Don't do that again. Hahaha.
     
  7. MiaBella05

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    popcorn:: joining in popcorn::
     
  8. Pluto0809

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    Joining in! Can't wait to read more.
     
  9. Mndisneygirl

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    You people get up way too early!

    I'm in and I will be stepping on MeMom's toes as I move across the row! ;)

    I would have been going nuts worrying about the storm and my trip!
     
  10. shan23877

    shan23877 I make lists about my lists

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    Thank goodness Planty kept everything under control! Can't wait to hear about the events that almost caused you to skip an ADR!;)
     
  11. oopsiDAISY

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    I've been a lurker for a while, thought I would come out of hiding for this one. :upsidedow Can't wait to see your Diswedding come together! popcorn::
     
  12. Curiouser&curiouser!

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    Imagine what would have happened if Planty wasn't there!

    I can't wait to hear all about the trip and planning!
     
  13. xkaittloveex

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    Yayyy joining in! I love your reviews. :love:
     
  14. mickeystoontown

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    Woo Hoo ! Joining in for yet another fantastic trip report.
     
  15. smile4stamps

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    Definitely joining in!! Your Trip Reports are awesome!! Can't wait to hear all about it!!
     
  16. PracPerfPatricia

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    Subbing on...:goodvibes


    Isn't it fun to say "fiance" ;)

    Planty looks sturdy and stalwart... but I see absolutely no resemblance to either of you...:rotfl2:

    Waiting for the fun...popcorn::
     
  17. disneydreaminA115

    disneydreaminA115 Long time lurker - coming out to play!

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    YES! The words Disney and Wedding are two of my favorites EVER. Can't wait!!
     
  18. mike the canuck

    mike the canuck https://www.youtube.com/user/reelbigfishtml

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    Following along :)
     
  19. jecskc

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    YAY !!! I'm in !! I have been looking forward to this one !!!
     
  20. marDgreen88

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    I'm here, Sara! So excited!!
     
  21. annmarieda

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    I am here!! and :cool1: Looks like I didn't miss too much!! I love your reports. You always have such a way with words that makes me :rotfl2:

    I can't imagine how stressful going on a trip when the hurricane was headed toward your home could have been.

    Looking forward to hearing all about your trip. :goodvibes
     

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