Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by DisneyDmbNut, Apr 25, 2012.
Thank you so much for posting this! I found several dresses on this site I love and budget friendly!
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Those are the most beautiful cruise wedding pictures I have seen on this board!
I love your Mom's dress too.
Aww, thanks! You are too kind! My mom did find a fabulous dress! She did well!
I have to do a quick celebration dance with you ladies because I just got the confirmation email from Meredith with our planning guide and that our wedding with be on Nassau day (2/7/14)!!!!
We just put down the deposit last night after continually going back and forth between an Escape and DCL wedding, but I felt that it would be easier for the people that (actually) come to just get on a cruise and enjoy.
However now I actually have to start working on welcome bags, figuring out if we can do Palo private dining room (is it bad that I'm hoping we will only be a group of 14 total?? ), and finding a dress (which has been the nemesis planning item so far).
I'm impressed that Meredith gave you a confirmation. All I've been given is the you'll be given the time & location 45 days prior.
Maybe they're just starting to be proactive now? I was surprised by how quickly I got this. I've been reading the thread for a while now and I just assumed it would take a long time to get information. I didn't get the specific time/room (like outlook vs meridian) yet, but based on the cruise itinerary (with us being in Nassau on 2/7 and Meredith said it will be on Nassau day) that should be our date. She sent me everything in one email, the planning guide, huge block of text w/ info on the wedding/cancelling/etc, so maybe they're starting to streamline! We're also sailing at a low season time so that could also be a factor.
Congratulations! I've assumed mine will be on the day of Nassau, maybe I should just email her to ask.
I would ask! My email says this:
Onboard Ceremony ( Nassau Day-Specific ceremony time and location will be confirmed by Disney Cruise Line approximately 45 days prior to you sail date )
Well, it seems as though my DF and I are finally going to tie the knot!! We will be getting married on-board the Disney Dream, in February of 2014. My immediate family lives in Indiana and his in New Hampshire, so I thought the best thing to do for our families would be to assemble a newsletter. I have started doing some research and looked at some of the other brides' newsletters to get ideas, but the font is so small on most of them that you cannot tell what people have included. I am lost and overwhelmed at the same time as to format/layout as well as what information to include for our families and friends. PLEASE HELP! Thanks so much
Hi!! I'm actually another February 2014 bride as well AND on the Dream!
I think honestly you don't have to include TOO much information in the newsletter, since a lot of people are so tech savvy now you could put most info on your wedding website, when are you planning to send them out? Will they be in between invitations or as a last minute follow up?
If you're giving them general info you might want to include some sample prices for the cruise, the itinerary for the sailing, maybe a cute backstory to open the newsletter (how you two decided on a cruise wedding), and if you're doing a multi-page newsletter you could even include a cute word puzzle that is nautical themed!
Ok Meredith emailed me back and it appears that historically the wonder has it's ceremonies on the day that we are in Key West. So it looks like my ceremony will be on Friday, May 3rd. She still gave me the 45 day routine but I'm glad I hadn't planned any activities for Key West yet.
Does anyone know if the ceremonies for the 4 day cruise are held on the Nassau day like the 3 day cruise? For the Dream? Thanks ladies.
She said that only Disney dream holds their ceremony on Nassau day.
I did create a newsletter and included it in my invitations. I thought it was helpful for my guests as no one has been on a cruise before. I think it's a personal preference as if you do one or don't. I did not create an online website, but that was, again, personal preference. I have a picture in my PJ, but you won't be able to read much as it was intended that way for privacy. I did a lot of research on bestdestinationwedding.com and you should also check out this PJ - even though it is not a Disney Cruise Wedding, she had an amazing newsletter!
Congratulations to you on your engagement!
I know some brides in the old thread were able to get some color added on to the standard cakes and wanted to see if any more recent brides were able to get the same done! I love the Touch of Whimsy cake but it's SO BORING in just white!
Congrats on booking your DCL wedding!!! I was an onboard bride married at Nassau! (When I see commercials for Atlantis on Paradise Island, I always say... I got married near that!!!) I honestly think that being on a cruise is an easy way for your guests to be in one place- and it costs a lot, but you have to remember that a cruise is your hotel, your food, your entertainment, your transportation... It's all-in-one! I got great feedback from my guests and it was a very memorable occasion!
I worked on my welcome bags for MONTHS! I have tons of posts about what I put into my bags, a lot of which was homemade (I'm a crafting nerd) and I also found a TON of nautical themed items from the Dollar Spot at Target last year! Here's a list of what I put in my bags- a clear zip baggie that had 2 Disney band-aids, 1-time use polysporin, 2 individually wrapped hand wipes, and 1-time use sunscreen. I made two types of Mickey soaps- one in the silhouette shape of Mickey, and one that had a Mickey face embedded into an oval soap. (Some of the DIS brides were envious and I wound up making soaps as favors for 2 other events, too!), I got post-it notes and made a post-it note cover with shimmery cardstock paper and a custom logo made by a DISigner. I made personalized magnetic Disney character nametags for each of my guests doors as well as an "I'm here for Jillian & Michael's Wedding" from another DISigner. I put in WDW pens (I have a gazillion accumulated from over the years!) and some nautical pens and a nautical themed pad of paper, I made vials of Pixie Dust, I ordered personalized matchbooks (theknot.com), Ring-pop candies, chapstick/lip balm...
I think that's about everything... I had tons of other ideas, but you can only do so much, right? I wish I'd spent more time on a welcome letter to put in the favor bags with a personalized itinerary on when our group planned to meet in which places. I also wish I'd spent more time working on an index of our guests with their room numbers for easy access for the Wave Phones.
As for newsletters (and more welcome favor bags) check out Ginger's PJ- her newsletter that she posted was GORGEOUS! I only sent out text only e-mails to all of my guests with information that I thought would be useful and relevant. I also started a wedding blog (which I did not update NEARLY as often as my PJ!) and I made a page on facebook for our wedding cruise. We used those 3 forms of communication to spread the news around!
Anyways, CONGRATS again! My wedding was onboard (although in the D-Lounge b/c of my large group) and I posted about all sorts of subjects in my planning journal and there's tons of photos in the trip report at the end. Check it out if you get the time! Good luck in your planning!!!
Tellemarie, Congratulations on your engagement as well as your wedding on the Disney Dream. Are you getting married Feb 2014 or Feb 2013?
I had planned on sending the newsletters out with the save the dates and 'follow-up' one in between invitations just to see where everyone is at with planning and maybe a pre-rsvp. Thanks for the help, btw.
Has anyone brought their own aisle runner for onboard ceremonies? Is this even possible? Thanks ladies!
Hi ladies! I was a regular reader of the original thread, but never had the courage to actually join the DIS and chat. I was married on the Magic in January, 2011 and had an absolutely marvelous experience. I know that things have changed a lot since my experience, so I'm going to enjoy reading through this thread. I hope that you all have fun planning and wonderful weddings.
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