Group: modEARator emEARitus
Joined: Dec. 2003
||Posted: Feb. 08, 2004, 12:32 pm
I could be wrong, but it is my understanding is that going through Disney/Fairy Tale Weddings, that the lowest cost for an *Intimate Wedding*, is $7,500 during the week and $10,000 on the weekend, not $1,000, which is the same for vow renewals. This does not include your dress, tux, invites and a few other incidentals. One reason for this is that you have to *guarantee* a certain number of rooms. I've heard this from 4 past Disney brides, and 2 couples that have recently done vow renewals. I spoke my wedding co-ordinator 2 weeks ago. Also, if you book a cruise and want to have a vow renewal at Castaway Cay, the add-on is $4,000 vs. $1,000 while at sea. Plus, if you want a Disney wedding *at-sea*, you actually have to have a civil ceremony before you board the ship.
By doing it on your own in your room, you not only save money, but aren't *committed* to a dollar amount or booking rooms, which is my main point here, saving money and having a Disney wedding. I attended a gorgeous wedding performed in a *suite*, not a room at the YC, last year and the only thing missing was the castle in the background, which would have cost the couple quite a bit more that they could afford....this was the only way they could afford to have a *Disney Wedding* and they pulled it off beautifully for under $3,000, including invites, favors, officiant, flowers, dress, tux, wine and cheese, cake, and dinner...quite a big difference. 12 of us were seated quite comfortably.
Maggie / ladymarganne
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