Group: modEARator emEARitus
Joined: Dec. 2003
||Posted: Feb. 08, 2004, 11:41 am
Hi! We're not planning a Disney wedding, but a Vow Renewal! YAY! Our 20th anniversary is this June, but Clive can't get away for 7 days in June, so after much thought and discussion, we decided to do the Jan 2005 cruise that a lot of our friends will be going on, too, aaaaaand, we discovered that a vow renewal is only an additional $1,000!It's amazing! We get a ceremony at sea officiated by the captain with a pianist, flowers, and cake with Mickey and Minnie cake topper! We also get dinner at Palo's, champagne and strawberries, and a day at the spa....all included! Plus, all our friends will be there, too! Wow! When we first got married we called Disney as we really did want to have it in WDW, but they said no to all my ideas and suggestions....we almost did it anyway, but weren't sure if we'd be stopped halfway....LOL. Then our next idea was to have it onboard a cruise ship with a luncheon before saying bon voyage to our friends and family. Unfortunately Clive lost his job 4 weeks before, so we had to scrap that one. So now, we're able to have both! I can't even begin to tell you guys how excited we are and the planning is so much fun. I have learned so much abut weddings and vow renewals that I feel I could write a book. Our first wedding was done for under $500 and was beautiful, if I do say so myself. We saved a lot of money by having the ceremony in the gardens of a Hawaiian restaurant that let us have the earlybird dinner menu for our guests. All we had to do was have the ceremony an hour before dinner, which we did, and added a few bottles of wine. So we didn't have to pay for a church, reception hall or a band as the restaurant had a band and a dance floor! Our guests also purchased extra drinks from the bar. All for $7.95 per person, plus cost of the extra wine.
Maggie / ladymarganne
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