So I've been a visitor of these boards for weeks now looking for info to help me decide if a Disney wedding is right for us or not. After talking to my fiance and family, I've decided IT DEFINITELY IS!!! I can't wait to start planning. Let me tell you a little about my fiance and I. I'm Kait. I just graduated from college this past May and work both as a one on on special education paraprofessional at a middle school in Massachusetts and also as a teacher for an afterschool enrichment program for at risk elementary school students. I have always loved everything Disney! My family and I go to Disney at least once a year on vacation. I completed three , yes three college programs at Disney. I know three is alot but i just couldnt get enough! I've been wanting a Disney wedding for a longtime but didnt think it was going to be in the budget or that my DF would go for it. Quentin is my DF. He is a Economist for the state of Massachusetts. He actually went to Disney for the first time when we got engaged in October. We were planning a wedding at home in Ma, but it was just getting so expensive so fast and it really wasn't what either of us wanted. After going over our budget very closely ( not that he doesn't do that enough at work), DF agreed that Disney would be the best way to go. The Engagement In October, DF and I went on vacation to Disney for my birthday. I knew he was planning something, as he was asking alot of questions about what day we were going to which parks, where we were going to eat ect. He isn't usually so detail oriented. On October 8th, We had plans for a dinner at O'hana but decided to forgo that and attend the MNSSHP instead. We got to the park early and he said he needed to do "some work" and would meet me in a little while. I wasn't sure what he was doing exactly but I was glad to walk around the park while I waited for him. I was having so much fun that I didn't question what took him so long. It came time for the fireworks and I knew exactly where we should watch " Hallowishes" but DF insisted that we watch them from the rose garden. I argued for a bit about there being better spots and but finally gave up. The fireworks began and a few minutes in , I looked over to Quentin and he was down on one knee. And of course I said yes! I was speechless and so excited.The rest of the night is a blur. The plan so far... We've decided on an Escape wedding in March 2011. Our original plans were for April 2011 here at home but April was too risky to have a Disney wedding. I didn't want to get married during a school vacation week. I've been to Disney in March in the past and it was so much more relaxing. So, right now we are deciding between the Wedding Pavillion and Sea Breeze point. We are planning on having about 20 guests. I would love to have a Wishes wedding but unfortunatly its just not in our budget as we plan to stay at Disney for about two weeks for our honeymoon. We are thinking of having a dinner reception at O'Hana and maybe a brunch the day after the wedding at Chef Mickey's. I'm still investigating some ideas for a welcome party , so any ideas are greatly appreciated. Most of our guests will have park passes so one idea is to do a scavenger hunt in the Magic Kingdom as a group but we still need ideas for dinner or some other kind of event. Any ideas or suggestions? I'll update as soon as I find out any more details. For now anyways, I guess I just have to wait the grueling 6 months until we can reserve our date in July. Good Luck Planning girls!