I want to post about my wedding to show other brides what a swan wedding is all about. When I was planning my wedding there was not a whole lot of info on weddings at the Swan. Alot of pictures were way outdated and made the Swan look terrible. It is actually a beautiful hotel! In person it is stunning. I will try to post as much as possible, but it might take lots of installments! When I began my planning, we were going to have our wedding at Disney. As many other brides know, DFTW gets expensive really quickly, and there are tons of hidden costs. We were trying to budget for $10,000 because of the Disney minimum. We were getting no where with that amount of money! I guess I will start off with some information about the Swan. I will describe it for those who have never been there or don't remember it all that well. Here are a few pictures of the Swan and Dolphin: (this one is not from my wedding, but from the internet) Some pictures make the color combination of the peach and green look terrible. But really in pictures taken with a good camera the Swan and Dolphin look really nice. They are not as bright and tacky looking as some photos suggest. I asked my photographer to have most pictures not highlight the peach and green. He did a great job of this! Why have a wedding at the Swan? well, as I said earlier, Disney is just too expensive for many brides. The Swan is a way of getting the Disney magic without paying the DFTW price. Now, if you have the money to go with DFTW directly, I say go for it! But if you are like me and you just could't get what you wanted with your budget, the swan could be perfect for you! The Swan and Dolphin are located in the middle of all that is Disney. They are located adjacent to the boardwalk and just a short walk from EPCOT. I had no idea how close it was until I went for my site visit! Another plus is the flexibilty. Disney has so many rules regarding their weddings. With the Swan you can get exactly what you want. You can get an easy package where you don't have to do a lot of planning, or you can customize what you want! That's what i did, and it worked our great. I will try to go into all of my vendors later in the thread.