Tamu Tamu Breakfast & Discovery Cove Wedding ~ 12/10/12 ~ Start of Day 2

Discussion in 'Planning our Happily Ever After' started by NeverlandClub23, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. celerystalker

    celerystalker <font color=green>Look! I'm yankeepenny!<br><font

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    You are so funny with your comma OCD!
    Argh! I need to quit reading planning journals/trip reports! I've already been planning a GUEST PAID farewell character meal and then heading to AK after with any guests that want to come....now I'm thinking I could just pay for a brunch like you did with a ride mix in! :rotfl2:
    Such a bad influence!
    I'm off to go look at your pics - I can't see them at work, so I have to use the iphone app.
     
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  3. quandrea

    quandrea DIS Veteran

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    I ended up doing a similar thing for our vow renewal last year. I had groceries delivered and made my own 3 tier cake out of the bakeware in our OKW villa! I had a lovely topper and some sprinkles. It turned out great and tasted amazing. I look forward to hearing about yours.
     
  4. LittleKittyMarie

    LittleKittyMarie DIS Veteran

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    Love the update! Sounds like your welcome breakfast was a real hit, and glad that despite the hiccups at the beginning of the morning, everything seemed to work out!

    Those tablecloths are totally fabulous too, that's too awesome that they were just there!

    Looking forward to more!
     
  5. Shawny122

    Shawny122 Earning My Ears

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    Hi Neverland

    I have absolutely loved reading your PJ about your wedding in discovery cove, it sounds just perfect!

    I was hoping to also get married there but I contacted them through the sea world website asking for their current wedding packages and they emailed me saying they can't do weddings at any of their parks as they don't have a licence. I know of a few people who have got married there so I don't know how this could be the case. How did you first contact them regarding your wedding and who did you deal with there? Did you have to do anything to get around the fact they don't have a licence for weddings?

    Any advice you could give me would be great as I will be heart broken if I can't have my dream wedding there!

    Thank you so much :)
     
  6. NeverlandClub23

    NeverlandClub23 DIS Veteran

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    Hello everyone! Sorry for such a long delay on updating my TR :( I'm trying to gather pictures from the trip (especially the day before our wedding) from different family members. Also, I recently started working for an attorney that left our firm and I work exclusively from home so that has been a real change to my lifestyle! Hopefully, everything will calm down soon and I'll get another update out as soon as possible!

    Shawny122, I went to Discovery Cove's website and clicked on the "Contact Us" button and, I believe, I just filled out the form with the Subject "Special Occasion Package" and/or I emailed the generic email address they have listed: DCO-GuestRelations@DiscoveryCove.com and someone emailed me back with the package info. If you don't hear anything back, let me know and I'll give you the email address of the people I dealt with (although, they seem to have a lot of people that move jobs back and forth between Sea World and Discovery Cove).

    One of the Discovery Cove people told me that they only do a handful of weddings a year. We went to Sea World later in our trip and we told some Sea World employees that we had been married at Discovery Cove and they seemed in awe and that they'd never heard of weddings being done there :confused3.

    Oh, and if you want to skip ahead of my next update, a wonderful Disney bride wrote up a great piece on my wedding for her website:

    Discovery Cove Wedding on Destination South

    But I promise I will eventually cover it here too! :)

    ETA: I also wanted to add that I recently looked at discount admission to Discovery Cove again (for our upcoming trip in September). It looks like they bumped the $69 discounted day admission price to $99 with a Sea World or Platinum Season Pass and it's only available for about three months out of the year. If we had gotten married this December that would've been almost an extra $1,000! Still a great deal, IMO. It truly was the greatest day (and not just 'cause we got married ;)).
     
  7. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

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    Yay! I just got caught up, and I love the story of your welcome breakfast. Now I really wish I'd crashed it, though, so I could taste these Best Mickey Waffles Ever...

    The same thing happened to me recently, and let me just tell you, it's pretty embarrassing when the apostrophe disappears from the contraction "who're"! :rotfl:
     
  8. Chilly

    Chilly RIP Tag Fairy

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    Breakfast sounds great bar guest delays. Hope you continue with your TR soon :thumbsup2
     
  9. Shawny122

    Shawny122 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you so much for the info Neverland. I have been in contact directly with the special occasions department of discovery cove and they have confirmed they still do weddings and most definitely do have a wedding licence! I've also had an apology from sea world and discovery cove that they gave me the wrong information, it seems that only a select few people within the sea world umbrella know about discovery cove weddings. Your PJ has been so helpful though and I can't thank you enough as if I hadn't found it I wouldn't have known to ask again when they said they couldn't do weddings. Looking forward to reading the rest of your trip report :)
     
  10. DisneyLaura

    DisneyLaura A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes

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    Hello. I listen to Carrie's podcast. I also stalk the wedding boards as I plan in doing a vow renewal for my 20th in three years. I am married and have three kids. I must everything about a Disney wedding and wish that I had known when we originally got married in 1996 I so would have done it! I listened to the podcast and then subscribe to any PJ/TR that have links with them. I love all your plans so far and the welcome breakfast at Tamu Tamu sounds awesome. Looking forward to more updates.
     
  11. nicipaul2013

    nicipaul2013 Student Midwife

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    Your wedding sounds amazing! I have really enjoyed reading all of your posts. We're planning a family holiday for 2016 (long time away but that's when I finish University) and we would like to get married while we're there and absolutely love the idea of doing it at Discovery Cove :-)
     

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