hi all disbrides!! (and disgrooms! ) i have been lurking around here for a while now and have loved reading through everyones plans and stories!! i now think it's time for me to join in (i know it's not till 2012.. but i'm just too excited!!!) and let you all know a bit about me, my DF and some of our plans for our very own dream disney wedding!!! yay exciting!! our story: my names trudy and my DF's name is scott. we have been together since we were 15. we are highschool sweethearts and since we've been together we've practically been inseperable!! we fell in love quickly, and have known from the get go that we would spend our lives together. we always get on so well.. we're soulmates and best friends. i feel so lucky that we found eachother so early on in our lives!! but we never wanted to rush into marriage, we figured we'd have our whole lives together to think about that! we wanted to make the most of being teenagers, and just have fun! on my 19th birthday, scott just couldn't wait any longer and he proposed!! i was extatic!! i'd never been so happy!! we were both so excited and couldn't wait to tell our family! we figured that we had been together for a few years now and felt mature enough to start thinking about getting married - however the parents didn't give us the reaction we hoped for. they said we were too young and they would all be a lot happier if we lived together first - so we respected their opinion, and that's what we did! a year later after a lot of hardcore saving, we bought our dream home together! i'm so glad we did this! now we feel that we can conquer anything together, and are now truly ready to start thinking about marriage (i hate to admit it, but sometimes the parents really are right.. ) we are coming up to a year in our gorgous home.. and have recently started to revisit our wedding plans! we originally thought that we would get married in england, as this would be the cheapest and easiest option - but after seeing people we know get married in england, we found out that this is not always the case. we have seen people pay over £12,000 for their wedding in sunny england - we can't imagine spending that much money on one day.. we would much rather spend money like that on an amazing holiday! so we then started to look at weddings abroad.. and we were amazed at the prices! it's such better value for money! we then knew that a wedding abroad for us was the way to go!! i myself am a HUGE disney fan!! i have all the classics on DVD.. i absolutely love them!! i am in love with mickey and minnie mouse.. that's the cutest couple right there!! however i have never been to disneyworld! (i know.. i was a very deprived child!! ) it is the one place i have always wanted to go.. i have dreamt of going since i was a little girl. i did however go to disneyland paris for 3 days with my dance school, but we spent most of the time rehersing for our production we were putting on in fantasyland. i only spent a little while in the parks, but it was amazing!! scott went to disneyworld twice when he was younger and loved it! he has always said he will take me on my dream holiday to disneyworld when we have the money.. so i knew i would be waiting a while! knowing how disney mad i am, my friend said to me - 'why don't you get married at disneyworld??'... and that was it! ever since i first looked up the disneyworld fairy tale weddings website and found these boards.. i have been obsessed!! as i have always dreamt of going to disneyworld, having our wedding there will make 2 dreams come true all at once.. perfect!! the escape package suits us down to the ground as it means only our immediate family will be able to come, we love the idea of a much more intimate ceremony! then when we return to england, we will have an evening reception/party in a pretty village hall to celebrate with all the family and friends who weren't at the ceremony! wow well that turned out a bit longer than i thought it would, i hope i'm not boring you too much!! next up.. OUR PLANS!!