Ok Ive been lurking. Maybe some of you have seen me around. Im not quite a Disney bride, but you all have made me REALLY want to be! Im also not your average bride. Im a lesbian, so that makes it even stranger (I suppose) for me to be posting on a wedding board. However, Im game, and Sungela is now my hero! Im kind of on the poorish side right now. I know my actual dreams of walking down the aisle in that amazing Ariel dress is not really going to happen because Im not loaded, but I can dream! So, what I am GOING to do is plan a vow renewal, and yes at Disney World! However, it will be without the bells and whistles of a million people, and renting places, and all that exciting stuff that Id LIKE to do. A little background This is my DW and I (I am the redhead) Here are more recent pics of us: ME DW My DW and I got married back in 2005 in a little ceremony at our house. We had about 12 people. We did it at midnight in the themed Disney Villains room of our house, and our only light was candlelight. Each of our guests held a candle that we lit for them when we walked into the room and we had many candles going on up at the front where our officiant (my best friend) stood. Id always wanted a big wedding. The big floofy dress, the pretty outdoor walkway and the huge bash afterwards with the gargantuan cake. But alas, I couldnt then, nor can I now, afford it so I had to make do. We had a beautiful ceremony though, and a sweet little get together the next day. Here we are after the wedding: Here is the cake at the reception: Ive just always wanted to do something at Disney. And I think Ive come up with a little plan of my own. Ive been reading some of your posts on here and getting some ideas, so I am hoping that will help me. I have a little over 2 years. I want to renew our vows on our 5-year mark: 11.19.2010. Im also hoping, maybe the whole gay marriage thing will be legalized everywhere by then, but I wont hold my breath. I still need to ask the wife if shell agree to it yet. We have a trip planned for our three-year anniversary in November this year. Id like to ask her during our anniversary dinner. Anyone have any creative ideas for me? Were going to EPCOT that day and having dinner at LeCellier. So far here is what I have planned for our 2010 mini ceremony. Which will be just her and I. We wont have an officiant or any of that. But I do want to get some flowers, a cake and a photographer. I want to do it at the Port Orleans Riverside. By the water. Early afternoon when it isnt crowded. My plan is for us to get new rings, and throw our actual original (which were not expensive) wedding rings (not engagement rings which WERE expensive!) into the water and replace them with something a little better. This way there is a part of us always in WDW. Err, or in a fish at WDW maybe? At this time, well say vows weve written to each other. I dont want it to last too long, but just long enough for us. I DO want to get dressed up. Im still searching for dresses. Oh its not easy. Nor is the searching for rings! After that, and a photo shoot. Well go to one of our Favorite WDW restaurants and have a magical lunch with our cake for dessert. I thought wed go back to POR and do a horse drawn carriage to round out the day. So far Im on the search for: Rings and Dresses. I am going to make our jewelry and our head/hairpieces like I had done for our original wedding. Im also CONSIDERING making our cake.. but will probably turn that over to Disney, along with the flowers. Ive seen those rose wands, and I am wondering if they do those with other types of flowers, and maybe feathers? I want a feather theme going thru this, since there was one in our original wedding. So Ive got tons of time.. but Ill probably post here and there when I find dresses and rings. And Ill def. Post my anniversary trip report if you want to hear it! Ive so enjoyed reading all of your wedding plannings and trip accounts! I cant wait to become a part of this little board! HELLO!!