Share your budget?

Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by missy0107, May 20, 2009.

  1. jacque1282

    jacque1282 Earning My Ears

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    If everything wasn't already booked for my wedding, I would definitely have been able to fit a Wishes wedding in my budget. At least we'll have our DisneyMoon! 59 days and counting!
     
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  3. deltag07

    deltag07 Earning My Ears

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    Hi there - Does anyone know the site fee cost to have our ceremony on one of the beaches in front of the Beach Club? Thanks!
     
  4. peachydreamyxx

    peachydreamyxx Mouseketeer

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    here is mine!
    Wedding is 2/25/13
    Planning Session was 8/21/12

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  5. Cmdbuddy

    Cmdbuddy Mouseketeer

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    Bump! Anymore BEO's?

    Also, saw this is someone's BEO for a dessert party at EPCOT

    DESSERT PARTY Epcot to provide black cotton tablecloths.
    Highboys - 6 6 9" cylinders filled with purple gel - place one per table. Rental. 6 9.00 $54.00
    30 GUESTS 6 Stick (3) glow stars in each cylinder. 18 6.75 $121.50

    Does anybody know what that those look like?
     
  6. Queenie122

    Queenie122 Mouseketeer

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    DO you happen to have any pictures of the room you used or any more info about what changes you've made to your menu? I'd love to hear about your wedding as I am planning something almost exactly the same as you are! How did your day work out? Do you have pictures? :goodvibes
     
  7. tric8783

    tric8783 DIS Veteran

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    We were married on Shipwreck Beach on 5/5/12 and our ceremony site fee was $2,000. :goodvibes
     
  8. deltag07

    deltag07 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for sharing your site fee! I actually saw your wedding on the disney blog and was so in love with it. I always wanted to do a wedding on shipwrecked bay but had never seen one and it was never listed as an option!! Thank you for sharing! :)
     
  9. Icecoldpenguin

    Icecoldpenguin May the Force Be With You

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    Ok ladies so I wanted to give you our budget breakdown on what it was like to have a swan and dolphin wedding.

    If there is something you want to know as far as a breakdown of the costs just send me a message or leave a comment.

    Swan & Dolphin Site Fee:$1595.00
    Wedding Consultant Fee:$1,095.00, we used our planner for the reception as well so this was the fee broken down away from the fee for the ceremony site itself it included all services for the ceremony and the reception.
    Officiant:$200.00
    Fulton's Crab House (Reception):$2,064.14, we had 22 adults with meals that were $72 each
    DJ:$700.00 we used her for 3.5 hours
    Floral:$1504.53 this was for all floral and decor for the ceremony and reception
    Photography:$1757.25 this included our wedding day all day coverage and the dessert party coverage that night
    Videography:$2081.15 this included all day wedding day coverage plus dessert party coverage and the blu ray upgrade package
    Dessert Party:$1938.20 this was for the wishes music that was piped in plus a menu including taxes that was $45.10 per person and we paid for 32 people to meet our minimum even though we did not have 32 people. This ended up being ok and was a good amount of food for everyone.
    Linens:$777.30

    Total Wedding Budget:$13,712.57

    I hope this helps everyone that is trying to price out a wedding at the swan and dolphin. If you would like a breakdown of costs, taxes and gratuity charges I will be more than willing to give it to you just message me.

    With this part this ends the wedding day! Now it is time to move on to our honeymoon trip report!

    I hope you enjoy it

    Teresa
     
  10. charliegirl76

    charliegirl76 Mouseketeer

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    This thread is super helpful and actually how I found the site. Thanks everyone for sharing! :)
     
  11. pkdang

    pkdang Earning My Ears

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    Does anyone know of any BEO's that are for 100 people or really close to it?

    Just wanted to see how bad I will be breaking the bank. Thanks!
     
  12. pima416

    pima416 Earning My Ears

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    I just realized that I never posted our BEO. I always found these postings so helpful when planning our wedding.

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  13. Alifay

    Alifay Emotes in shades of pink

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    Bump. Working out details for a Wishes Wedding, 30 people, Italy Pavilion, Attic, Italy DP -- looking to see some more updated prices that are out there :D Thanks!:goodvibes
     
  14. Pandora5

    Pandora5 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for posting this. We are going with the Magnolia Package in October. It is surprisingly difficult to find actual picture for weddings at Shades of Green. =)
     
  15. WingsofThread

    WingsofThread A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes...

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    Hi! I'm new to the forums and this thread so far has been so super helpful in planning my hopefully Disney Wedding. Of course, as per usual with most here, money and budget is a big deal.

    My fiance and I are currently looking at having our ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion and our reception at The Living Seas Salon. We are trying to stay around $15,000. We are still unsure of how many people will come, but we are thinking around 75-100 people. Can I just get some input on if people think this is plausible?

    I would cut floral and decor out and I will be doing that on my own. My dress and all the bridal party dresses/tuxes are not included in that budget since that is separate.

    Also, I've noticed in the thread many people had a "dessert party" several hours after their reception. Is this common? I have never heard of it before.

    My fiance and I are looking at having a morning wedding and a brunch/lunch reception and then spending the rest of the day in the parks with those who decide to join us. Is this a good idea? What about the guests that don't buy passes? They will have to leave?

    I'm just looking for some feedback with another person who has had experience or is currently going through the process on this. I am planning on calling down there soon to talk to somebody, but would rather have some personal experience beforehand. Any help is appreciated :D -Caitlyn
     
  16. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

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    Welcome! :wave2:

    With brunch, no bar, minimal decor, no extras, and 75 people this might be doable (but don't forget tax and service charge). Are you planning to send out 75-100 invites, or is that the number of yeses you expect? Because your actual attendance may be 30%–50% lower (or more) which would help cut costs.


    Unfortunately you will not be allowed to provide your own floral and decor at your locations, except for personal floral like bouquets and boutonnieres.

    It's one of the unique aspects of a Disney World wedding that you have access to multiple world-class fireworks shows. Some of us have held additional private parties during these shows, either as a capper to the wedding or a welcome/farewell event. You can read about mine HERE to get an idea what it's like...

    Because your guests will not have park admission, they will be escorted out of the park after your reception via the charter transportation Disney requires for in-park events. Officially... I'm sure somebody has a story of their guests wandering out into the park after a Living Seas reception, but they're not supposed to be allowed to...

    Hope this helps!

    You might find it helpful to post any further questions out in the main Weddings & Honeymoons forum so more people will see them. :thumbsup2
     
  17. laurenvic1312959

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    Hi everyone :) does anyone know how much the 'and they lived happily ever after' isle runner costs at the wedding pavillion? X
     
  18. WingsofThread

    WingsofThread A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes...

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    Thanks for that tip! I will head over there and start posting :) You were a big help!!
     
  19. emc1123

    emc1123 Erin

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    Questions - when you purchase a bar package, either beer/wine or beer/wine/liquor, is soda and water included, or do you need to purchase packages with both?

    I have more people that drink than don't, but I don't want to leave the people who don't drink with nothing.

    thanks!
     
  20. princesswendy720

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    Yes soda and water are included in those packages.
     
  21. Cmdbuddy

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    Posted this over in my PJ, but thought I would post here for anybody looking to see one for 150 guests. We are doing Wedding Pavilion, Atlantic Dance Hall, and a Dessert Party at Italy Isola.

    Ceremony

    Catering Fees and Equipment-Sales tax: $195
    (1) Wedding Pavilion Usage @ $3,000 per each

    Transportation
    (1) Limousine- Charter (4) Hours @ $398.04 per each
    (1) Motorcoach- Charter #1 @ $916.65 per each
    (1) Motorcoach- Charter #2 @ $916.65 per each
    (3) Vans- One Way @ $30.00 per each

    Entertainment
    (1) Cinderella's Coach @ $2,850 per each

    Florist-Sales tax: $324.87
    (1) Floral Wedding Package @ $4,997.94 per each
    (1) Floral Moving Fees @ $75 per each
    (1) Floral Set Fee @ $25 per each

    Total including sales tax: $13,789.15

    Wedding Cake Delivery
    (1) Wedding Cake- No Service Charge @ $625 per each
    (1) White Chocolate Castle @ $100 per each
    (1) Half Sheet Cake- No Service Charge @ 80 per each

    Total including sales tax: $857.33

    Pre-Reception/Reception

    Catering Fees and Equipment
    (2) ADH Venu Package- Resort Event Guides @ $150 per each

    Entertainment
    (1) ADH Venue Package- Custom Marquee @ $200 per each
    (1) DJ Wedding Package @ $1,500 per each

    Catering Food and Beverage
    (135) Dinner Buffet, The Class Coach 2013 @ $121 per guest
    (10) Dinner Buffet, The Glass Coach *Kids* @ $60.50 per guest
    (2) Chef's Choice Vendor Meal @ 27.50 per each

    Bar
    (600) Hosted, Premium Brands Bar @ $8 per each

    Catering Fees and Equipment
    (2) Fee, Bartender @ $100 per each
    (1) Half Cake Service Charge @ $16.80 per each
    (1) Wedding Cake Service Charge @ $131.25 per each

    Entertainment
    (1) Formal Mickey and Minne Mouse (1 set) @ $1350 per each

    Total Including Sales Tax: $31,806.80

    Dessert Party- Epcot Italy Isola

    Catering Fees and Equipment
    (1) Outdoor Set-up Fee @ $85.00 per each

    Operations/Attractions
    (1) Venue Rental @ $500.00 per each

    Catering Food and Beverage
    (150) Custom Dessert Buffet @ $25.00 per Guest

    Bar
    (150) Frozen Grand Marnier Slushy @ $11.75 per each

    Photography, Video, and Multimedia
    (1) Custom Dessert Party Package @ $350 per each

    Operations/Attractions
    (140) Illuminations Viewing Fee @ $12.95 per guest

    Transportation
    (1) Motorcoach- Round Trip @ $430.50 per each

    Total Including Sales Tax: $10,438.07

    Total: $56,881.35
     

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