Disney World Engagement

MattyDee623

Earning My Ears
Joined
Apr 3, 2021
Hey everyone! New to the site, so apologize in advance for any basic questions I ask. Anyways, I am planning to propose to my GF during our family Christmas trip to Disney World! Was maybe planning to do it on Christmas day, still trying to figure that one out. But, I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with Disney Engagements and how that went for them? Or, if anyone has gone a different route from Disney Engagements but still had Disney involved? I spoke with a rep from Disney Weddings and she gave me a starting price point of $5,000 and told me that a planning specialist would be in touch with me for addtl details so still currently waiting on that. Thanks everyone in advance!!
 

lurkyloo

The Attic was just perfect!
Joined
Aug 24, 2006
So "Disney Engagements" is just the marketing front for Disney Meetings & Events, which, as you learned, has a $5,000 minimum expenditure for events of any kind. Disney doesn't really offer any other type of engagement assistance. Sometimes people are able to ask a cast member for help on the spot, but really the only thing you could plan ahead of time would be a photo shoot via Photopass or Capture Your Moment. These often turn into proposals!
 

LovesTimone

Christmas Day 2017
Joined
Apr 29, 2009
I know several people that have gotten engaged at Disney, and seen several people get engaged in the parks... and each have done it on their own...

I personally would not spend 5,000 dollars on something that you could do yourself... take into consideration what would be the most special for just the 2 of you... what would be the most personal and lasting memory...

You could do something simple like take a evening Christmas eve stroll around the boardwalk or whatever resort your your staying at... and pop the question then... so you both have some time just the two of you to surround yourself in your moment... Simple yet really romantic...

I know several people that have gotten engaged in MK at Cinderella's wishing well.
One of our friends that got engaged in the Haunted Mansion on the ride. Why you wonder... that was the first ride that they rode together on their first trip together to Disney. So it had special memories.. He said that he knew she was the one, when they both said "Step into the dead center of the room" at the same time... and the rest was history...
We have seen several couples get engaged on main street during the fireworks,
Another couple we know got engaged, in Epcot under the trellis next to the Tea shop in England.

Another friend of ours rented a Boat for the fireworks cruise at the Grand Floridian and then after their families met them on the dock, and went to Narcoossee's for dinner afterwards.

DH and I were walking along between POFQ to POR back to our room early one morning, it was right along the river, and happened upon a couple getting engaged, it was so sweet... We asked them if they wanted us to take a few pictures, which we did...

Cali Grill is another spot we have seen a couple people get engaged...

Wishing you both a life filled with magic and pixie dust...
 

person

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 20, 2005
I know several people that have gotten engaged at Disney, and seen several people get engaged in the parks... and each have done it on their own...

I personally would not spend 5,000 dollars on something that you could do yourself... take into consideration what would be the most special for just the 2 of you... what would be the most personal and lasting memory...

You could do something simple like take a evening Christmas eve stroll around the boardwalk or whatever resort your your staying at... and pop the question then... so you both have some time just the two of you to surround yourself in your moment... Simple yet really romantic...

I know several people that have gotten engaged in MK at Cinderella's wishing well.
One of our friends that got engaged in the Haunted Mansion on the ride. Why you wonder... that was the first ride that they rode together on their first trip together to Disney. So it had special memories.. He said that he knew she was the one, when they both said "Step into the dead center of the room" at the same time... and the rest was history...
We have seen several couples get engaged on main street during the fireworks,
Another couple we know got engaged, in Epcot under the trellis next to the Tea shop in England.

Another friend of ours rented a Boat for the fireworks cruise at the Grand Floridian and then after their families met them on the dock, and went to Narcoossee's for dinner afterwards.

DH and I were walking along between POFQ to POR back to our room early one morning, it was right along the river, and happened upon a couple getting engaged, it was so sweet... We asked them if they wanted us to take a few pictures, which we did...

Cali Grill is another spot we have seen a couple people get engaged...

Wishing you both a life filled with magic and pixie dust...
Kind of like Las Vegas for weddings, I suppose...
 

JKeenz

Mouseketeer
Joined
Mar 20, 2013
Hey there! My husband proposed to me at MK in 2010 so I will share a little with you from my perspective.

My husband proposed very quietly just the two of us by the castle before park opening. Then we went to our breakfast reservation afterwards and called our parents after that. It was just right for us. We got our “just engaged” buttons and enjoyed all the congratulations from CMs and other guests for the rest of our week.

You know your girlfriend better than anyone, so I would just say think about what she would want, and what is right for the 2 of you as a couple. Would she want the attention and extra thoughts that goes into a choreographed proposal? If so, then definitely see what Disney has to say! But if she wouldn’t want a big deal over it, or for you to spend more than you already spent or will spend on a ring, maybe something quiet is best.

I recently heard you can book a short photo session through Disney for a reasonable price too. It’s called “capture your moment” and it’s only $50 for a 20 minute session. I’m sure the photos aren’t cheap, but this would definitely make Photo Pass worth it as well.

Just sharing my perspective from someone who's been there. Have fun and congratulations!!!
 

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