I'm going to start with the resorts since that's the easiest and I'm on my parents computer. Verizon will be hooking up the phone in my new house on Tuesday, so I'll do the restaurants and the wedding then. We began our stay at the Contemporary. We got a really good rate for having our wedding at WDW. We had all booked garden wing rooms, but when we checked in we were upgraded to the Tower with a MK view! We didn't ask or anything, so it was a really nice surprise. We checked in on Thursday and our guests checked in on Saturday and they were all upgraded, too. Not only that, all of the guests were on the same floor. We were on the 8th and they were on the 6th. I just can't say enough about the staff at the Contemporary and I couldn't thank them enough for keeping the guests together and for the upgrade. The rooms were....well, I thought they were ugly and there was this orange stripe on the carpet that I kept trying to step over because I thought it was an electrical cord! However, the room was clean, the decor just wasn't my style. That's OK though. My parents had two complaints. The first was that the entire room shook when the monorail went by. I didn't feel it because I was on the 8th floor, but I did feel it when I was in their room. Some of the other guests mentioned it as well. The next complaint was the noise from Chef Mickey's. Again, we didn't have too much of a problem since we were higher. Apparently they start at about 7am and it woke the guests up every morning at 7am and they obviously couldn't get back to sleep since it went on though the morning. So, the moral of the story is - request as high a floor as possible! The 8th was good to me, I didn't have any problems. the only thing that woke me up was the Character Caravan. Not a big deal to me, I went right back to sleep! Now....the morning of check-out, a few of my guests had a problem. The maids kept banging on the door and the front desk was....well, it can only be described as crank-calling. A convention was coming in and they wanted my guests out so the room could be ready. Fine. But, this was at 8am. They got a little annoyed and eventually called the front desk and told them to knock it off. A little word of warning - most rooms don't come with a Do Not Disturb Sign, so ask for one. A few of my guests complained that they were repeatedly disturbed on the morning of their check-out. However, only one room got the crank-calls! Again, I didn't have a problem, but I also had to ask for a Do Not Disturb sign. There was one small issue with the air conditioning - this was a recurring theme throughout the trip. It made this ticking noise when it wasn't going and it would turn on and off every few minutes making a noise every time it did. Again, this didn't bother me since I used to live a block from the airport, but some of guests were annoyed by it! So, that's the Contemporary. They definitely started off our vacation with magic and, except for the noise complaints and the check-out urgency, I would recommend the resort. I would probably stay Concierge though, just to ensure that I have a room high up in the Tower! The morning before my wedding, I checked into the Grand Floridian. I was having a regular lagoon view room for the night before my wedding and then I was changing to the Honeymoon Concierge for the rest of my honeymoon. So, I go and check in and ask the woman if I could have late check-out - around 1pm - since I was changing rooms and my dressing room wasn't going to be ready until about 1:30. She leaves me standing there for no less than 25 minutes - meanwhile, my rehearsal dinner is going on without me - only to come back and tell me that they can only let me have the room until noon. Nice, real nice. So, I leave and show up to my rehearsal dinner in tears because I'm going to have to sit in the lobby with my wedding dress for an hour and a half. Although, they kindly offered to put it in "storage" for me. How thoughtful. After the rehearsal dinner, my fiance and my best friends take me to the room. We were going to spend the night apart - him at the Contemporary. Didn't quite work out. We get to the room and it's 84 degrees. So, we turn on the AC. Then we leave to look around the grounds for a while. We were meeting my parents at Pleasure Island in a few hours. We go back to the room to freshen up before we go and the room is now 86 degrees. The send an engineer to the room. Apparently the air conditioner turns off when the lights go out. So, when you leave the room, the sensor turns it off. Yeah....and when you sleep, it turns off. I told him that was unacceptable since I can't sleep in a 90 degree room! He did something to override the sensor and it got down to a comfortable 68 degrees by the next morning! Anyway, the room was a dormer room, lagoon view in Conch Key and, it was smaller - no couch or daybed or anything - but, it was gorgeous. I absolutely loved it! But, by the time the engineer got there and was finished, it was 11pm and nobody felt like going to Pleasure Island. So, we decided to have a few drinks out of the mini-bar. Ah....no key! We call down and they said they would send one over. Half hour later, no key. I storm over to the front desk in my pajamas and get a key. Go all the way back. Doesn't work! Now I have my first bridal nervous breakdown. I spent the summer buying a house and studying for the Bar Exam. People wondered how I held it together....well, I lost it over something so silly. My friend stormed back to the front desk and came back with...a key?....no....a man with a key who opened the mini-bar! I was just so flustered and upset that my fiance had to spend the night because I was crying so much. Not exactly a great night before the wedding. But, the Grand Floridian more than made up for this incident. I'll write the rest Tuesday....the wedding and the food (people are still talking) and the Grand Floridian making up for their mistakes! See you Tuesday!