Hi DISFriends! I'm Nicole; a nurse who currently lives in St. Louis, MO. But more importantly, I'm a DTFW bride to be!! After 5 1/2 years together, my fiancee Rick and I have been engaged since Christmas Day of 2012. It was the most intimate and lovely thing... I'm a sucker for Christmas, but this one has taken the prize for best ever!!! The wedding planning is in full swing now! (Much to my DF's chagrin he's a resident at the local hospital and I'm sure he's glad he's working quite a lot lately so he doesn't have to deal with my Disney wedding madness!!) I have been on DISBoards for a long time now, but finally got my own account and can't seem to get off now! In the beginning stages of planning, my father was the one to actually suggest a DFTW in the first place! ( gotta love the man). Like so many of you, I have spend countless family vacations on the wonderful WDW properties, and it has become such a huge part of my life! It only makes sense to start planning the beginning of my 'forever' with Rick at the Happiest Place on Earth! So here I am, starting my own PJ! ah! I spoke with a Disney consultant (Michelle G) last week, and was fully intending on going with an Escape wedding....... well.... that didn't last long! In discussing with my parents, it didn't seem feasible to discount so many members of my family. My entire family is from Buffalo, NY and with a guest list capped out at 20... seemed a bit daunting. So I called Michelle back today, and we have tentatively set a Wishes Wedding for 10/19/13 with WP/LSS! I am just thankful I have a spot at all.. I figured planning this now would lead me to have a wedding in 2015!! But it seems that someone is looking out for me so far, and is willing to let me have a wedding in oh... 8 MONTHS?! (wait... what am I thinking?!) I'm still trying for a Friday morning maybe but we'll see what happens More discussions with Michelle tomorrow! I always end up having a ton more questions after I get off the phone but these boards have been excellent in answering things and giving me insights, so thank you!! Can't wait to share this amazing journey!