Our First Trip Report Planning

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by splashclay, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. splashclay

    splashclay Earning My Ears

    May 1, 2002
    This is our first attempt a writing a trip report, but we found the process of journal writing both exciting and relaxing. Please bear with us as we ramble on, we are both passionate Disney people and have always enjoyed our American Vacations. We have listed a our meal venues at the top of each day along with a few of our favourite things that happened.

    Who are we?
    Dave a Retail store manager residing in Staffordshire UK
    Jane a Kitchen designer and Sales Consultant residing with Dave, journal writer

    Our Walt Disney World Vacation History
    June1990 Off-site
    June1993 Off- site
    July 1994 Off- site
    June 1995 Off -site
    July 1996 Off-site
    June 1997 Caribbean Beach
    May 1998 Yacht Club
    June 1999 Dixie Landings
    March 2000 Coronado Springs
    September 2000 Coronado Springs- Polynesian
    March 2001 Dixie Landings
    September 2001 Animal Kingdom - Coronado Springs

    Pre vacation Happenings
    During our 2000 visit we decided that we would make an honest couple of each other, Dave proposed to me on my birthday, happily I said 'Yes' and accepted the engagement ring, Dave had purchased from the Disney Store at Downtown Disney, a gorgeous little ring in the shape of Mickey's Head. During our Sept 2001 visit we purchased his and hers wedding rings from the Mouse Gear store at Epcot, you've guessed it, both adorned with Mickey's Head.
    We had now to decide where and when we would be getting married. We canvassed our families to find out if they would mind if we got married abroad, this would mean they would not be present at the wedding, no problem. Dave's daughter Charlotte, was happy to come, we also invited her friend Lucy. They would both be taking important exams at school during May/June so we set the date for the first two weeks in July 2002. My son Joe is 20 who works for a Bank and had no problem booking his vacation for this time, we also invited his girlfriend along.
    We booked two rooms at our favourite Moderate Resort 'Coronado Springs', using our Disney Club membership to get the best rate going at that time. So now we had the rooms and guests all we needed was a location. After much debating and discussion we decided to book an Intimate Wedding Package direct, this proved to be easily done - 6th July 3.00 at Sunset Point. Staying at our favourite moderate resort and getting married at our favourite Deluxe resort, what could be more Magic! All was going well, our friend Andy would be in Florida at the time, we invited him and his friend Dave (Who was starting a three month around the World trip) along to our wedding, they both accepted and would be joining us for four days from the 5th July.
    Then disaster struck, Charlotte and Lucy said they couldn't make it, and wouldn't be able to make it for the foreseeable future. After long and heart rendering discussions it was decided that we would go ahead with our wedding, we changed our room assignments to seven days at the Coronado Springs and seven days at the Polynesian Resort Concierge, what the heck, we were feeling down about Charlottes decision and you only do this once. Could anything else go wrong, of course it could, just before we booked the Airline tickets, Joe decided to split from his girlfriend. Well, an Intimate Wedding it would be!
    At last the day arrived, dog in the Kennel, house closed down off we go.
  2. pumba


    Dec 28, 1999
    we attended a wedding in Massachusettes on that date...so you picked a good day.....thanks again
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  4. yepod

    yepod DIS Veteran

    Aug 18, 2001
    Sorry, I missed this before I posted on your day 1/2 report!

    Now I have a score card LOL

    It's always harder to plan when things go wrong, but in the end it sounds like it is working out;)

    Thanks for sharing with us!
  5. Krissalee

    Krissalee DIS Veteran

    Feb 3, 2001
    You had a lot to contend with pre-wedding! I hope the stress didn't get to you, and you were able to have a wonderful wedding trip!

    :earsgirl: Krissy
  6. the Legend

    the Legend Master of Attractions and TourGuide Hopeful!

    Jun 2, 2001
    OK ... so it no daughter and friend. Joes solo. Wedding is Go and friends will be there. Phew! Doesnt it always happen like this!
    On to the next installment!
  7. KayleeUK

    KayleeUK Still here.....

    Oct 9, 1999
    Looking forward to reading these, we married at Sunset point too :D


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