Planning Our Happily Ever After - A Disneymoon PTR! (NEW 7/13 - TR Link!)

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  1. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    ****WARNING! You are about to embark on a year long, OCD planning, over preparing journey as I attempt to plan the trip of a lifetime!***

    Hello! And welcome to my Disneymoon PTR! This is my first pre-trip report, but I did write a TR for our January 2010 engagement celebration trip. If you haven’t checked it out, I invite you to take a look! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2374482

    If you did follow my TR and are now here, thanks for joining me again!

    My name is Courtney, and as I mentioned, this is a Disneymoon PTR! My fiance Miguel and I got engaged this past Christmas, and will be saying our I Do’s exactly one year from today on June 18, 2011!

    Here are some pics of us from our most recent trip to the world so you can put a face to a name!

    Here I am, exploring World Showcase!
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    My wonderful fiancé Miguel lounging at the Beach Club!
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    Miguel playing the African drums at AK!
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    And the two of us with our pal Donald!
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    When Miguel and I first started discussing a honeymoon, Disney actually was not our first choice because we were both set on going somewhere tropical. But then the more I got to thinking about it, the more and more I really wanted to have our honeymoon at Disney. I know some people (no one here though!) don’t think of Disney as being romantic or fun for adults, but we all know that’s not the case! I took many trips as a child, as a teenager, and now I’ve taken three “adult” trips to the world and I can honestly say I have just as much fun now as I did back then. In many ways, Disney is “our place”. It is the first place we vacationed together, and the place that we celebrated our engagement. So, it seems only fitting that we celebrate our marriage and the start of our lives together there, right?!

    Well that’s what we think! So off to Disney we will go and celebrate we will! I have so many ideas for this trip – I really do want it to be “the trip of a lifetime” for the both of us.

    With almost a year left to go you better believe there’s going to be a lot of over-analyzing and OCD planning going on! I’ll be asking for suggestions from you all frequently, I’m sure, so not only do I hope you’ll follow along, but I hope you will post along and let me know about your experiences and tips as well!

    UP NEXT: When exactly will we be vacationing? And the real question…where are we going to stay?!

     
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  3. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Table of Contents:

    Intro
    One Year From Today!
    Resort Reveal
    Making Our Trip the "Trip of a Lifetime"
    Wedding Details - Part One (Venue, Cake, Flowers)
    Exciting Trip News / New Luggage
    A Little Shoe Discussion
    BIG News!!!
    Our November Home
    November ADR's
    11 Months To Go!
    Annual Passes?!
    A Few Updates
    Four Months Until November!
    Italy Here I Come!
    I'm Back!
    My Italian Adventure Pt. 1 - Venice
    10 Months to Go!
    Three Months Until November!
    The Makings of an Itinerary - November
    My Italian Adventure Pt. 2 - Florence
    How We Spent Out Summer
    Wedding Details - Part Two (Flowers, Photographer, Day of Coordinator)
    Opinions Needed!
    9 Months To Go!
    November Food Budget
    2 Months Until November!
    Happy Birthday, Miguel! & Life Lately
    Wishes/Illuminations Viewing Strategies
    My Italian Adventure Pt. 3 - Rome
    8 Months To Go!
    One Month Until November/Trip Binder
    Wedding Details - Part Three (BM Dresses, Mothers' Dress Inspiration, My Dress)
    My Italian Adventure Pt. 4 - Rome Pt. 2
    Halloween, a New Vera & Trip Planning
    November Plans - Days 1 & 2
    November Plans - Day 3
    November Plans - Day 4
    November Plans - Day 5
    Outfits & Packing
    Time to Hit the Road!
    We're Home!
    TR Link!
    We're Booked!!!
    Wedding Details - Part Four (Vendors Booked, Save the Dates, To Do's)
    6 Months to Go - ADR Hopes
    ADR Success!
    Our Christmas
    Happy New Year/2010 in Review
    In 12 Days...
    First Disneymoon Purchase
    Water Park Advice Needed
    Quick Update
    More DM Purchases & Wedding Stuff
    One Day @ Epcot - Pt. 1
    One Day @ Epcot - Pt. 2
    The Itinerary
    Changes?
    A Tour & a To-Do List
    BIG Wedding Update! (Transportation, Hair & Makeup, Reception Decor, Toasting Flutes & Serving Set)
    Food Budget
    CG & Narc. Fave Dishes?/V-Day
    4 Months to Go & Swimsuit Ideas
    Swimsuit Update
    Wedding Details - Part Six (Ceremony Decor, Guest Book & Pen, Card Box, Lazo & Arras)
    GF Spa Booked!
    Pool Cabana Booked!
    Luggage Tags & Trip Binder
    Room Organizing & Toiletry Bag "Stocking"
    Wedding Details - Part Seven (Invitations, Reception Menu, Rehearsal Dinner)
    Arrival Day Plans
    Day 1 Plans
    A Few Trip Updates
    Wedding Details - Part Eight (Shower Planning, Mom's Dresses, Dad's and Men's Tuxes) & My Birthday
    Day 2 & 3 Plans & a Few Random Updates
    Trip Shopping
    Bridal Shower #1
    Day 4 & 5 Plans
    Bridal Shower #2
    Less Than One Month!
    One More Signature?
    More Trip Shopping
    Day 6 & 7 Plans
    Let the Packing Begin!
    Wedding Details - Part Nine (Jewelry/Shoes/Rehearsal Dinner Dress, Hair and Makeup Trial, Venue Walkthrough)
    A Few Updates
    Day 8 & 9 Plans
    Honeymoon Wardrobe - Part 1
    Honeymoon Wardrobe - Part 2
    Wedding Details - Part 10 (DIY, Decor, Welcome Boxes, Bridal Party Gifts)
    Day 10 & 11 Plans
    This is it!!! See you in 2 weeks!
    We're Home!
    The Wedding Part 1 - Rehearsal Day
    The Wedding Part 2 - Getting Ready Part 1
    The Wedding Part 2 - Getting Ready Part 2
    The Wedding Part 3 - Pre-Ceremony Photos
    The Wedding Part 4 - Ceremony & Formal Photos
    The Wedding Part 5 - Cocktail Hour and Reception Part 1
    The Wedding Part 5 - Reception Part 2
    TR Link!
     
  4. Princess_K

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    I just commented on your TR, but I wanted you to do know you did have a reader over here! I'm excited to see what you plan for the disneymoon...and maybe you could throw in a few wedding updates as well :)
     
  5. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Yay! Thanks so much for coming over! :goodvibes And there will definitely be a few wedding updates thrown in! :love:
     
  6. BippityBoo

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    Awwww man!!!! Beat out for the first spot ;) I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!!!!!! I am so pumped for this PTR and for your wedding. Honestly, I haven't even read your intro so let me go back and read it...I was just too excited not to comment :goodvibes
     
  7. BippityBoo

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    OK---I read the intro!! I am DYING to know where you are staying, eating, doing....SOOOO fun!! I want to renew my vows at WDW....can't wait to follow along with you :hug:
     
  8. mrsksomeday

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    Hi Courtney, I am here too. Can't wait to read all about your plans.
     
  9. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Yay! I am so excited to have you reading along Katie! :goodvibes

    :laughing: Oh there is so much to talk about! I've had ideas floating around in my head for months! I'm excited to finally "let them out"!
     
  10. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Hey, Tracy! So glad you're here! :goodvibes
     
  11. Joyciemc

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    Thank you for starting a PTR! Can't wait to follow along with your plans.
    I've made some predictions about your trip so it'll be fun to see if I'm right. :goodvibes

    You're getting married in a YEAR! Woohoo!
     
  12. BippityBoo

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    PS: I love your PTR title! It is so perfect. I think I have a good feeling about what Resort you are staying in ;)
     
  13. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    So glad you're here, Joyce! :goodvibes It's going to be fun planning our disneymoons together! I just wish mine was as close as yours! I feel next June will never get here!

    Oooh, I wonder what your predictions are?

    Hehe, I've definitely had that one planned out for a while now! When I do my resort reveal you'll have to let me know if you were right! :goodvibes It will be coming up pretty soon!
     
  14. DisneyCrafter

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    I was sad that your TR was over and then I saw the link! Yay! I'm so excited to hear all about your plans!
     
  15. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Thanks for joining in over here! :goodvibes I've got lots of plans to tell, that's for sure!
     
  16. Lady Lallie

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    I'm joining in! I really wanted to go to Disney for our honeymoon, instead we went on an ill fated cruise to Bermuda. It was so bad that we had a Disney trip to make up for it a few months later. :laughing:
     
  17. SOUTHERNtinkerBELLE

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    Thanks for joining in! :welcome: I actually tried convincing myself not to go to Disney for the honeymoon (when I think of honeymoons, I think beaches and tropical settings) - but in the end we just couldn't resist the thought of a Disneymoon! I hate to hear your honeymoon didn't go as planned :sad1: I'm definitely curious about what made it so bad!
     
  18. klacey1

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    Hi, I'm here :-) So excited to follow along!! I hope you sprinkle in lots of wedding details, too-- I'd love to hear about your plans!!
     
  19. disneybarbie

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    I'm here! popcorn:: Can't wait to see what your Disneymoon plans are..

    we can plan together too.... just 364 days til our weddings now! :cloud9:



    Emma princess: x
     
  20. Lady Lallie

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    We went on a cruise to Bermuda that left from Boston in June. The waters were really rough and we both were queasy for 2 days. The boat was kinda cheesy, needed more entertainment and better food. It was just disappointing. I was ready to fly home from Bermuda and get off that ship. :rotfl: I guess, at least it's a good story! :lmao:
     
  21. Nermel9

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    I'm in! I just went on my Disneymoon in May so it will be fun to follow along with someone planning theirs! We weren't originally going to go to Disney for our honeymoon either, but somehow, we ended up there! :rotfl:
     

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