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Old 02-05-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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Lindsay & Ryan's Wishes PJ 10/25/13 **Planning Session TR Pt 4! 5/21/13**

Hi, everyone!

My name is Lindsay and I have been "lurking" on the DISboards (weddings and otherwise) for what seems like forever. I've been wanting to start a planning journal and get involved for a while but never got around to it...until today! Here's a shot of my fiance, Ryan, and I a few days after we got engaged. It was taken for my graduation from FSU but gets the job done until we do our engagement photos.



We got engaged back in April of 2011 and are in the early stages of planning a Wishes wedding at WDW in October of 2013. The engagement feels soooooo long but is necessary for the type of wedding we want. I am trying not to "wish away" my time as an engaged girl but planning a wedding is so exciting! Hopefully, writing this PJ will help me rechannel some of my wedding planning energy seeing as with DFTW there aren't too many things you can be doing "officially" until about a year out.

Who knows? Maybe my experiences will help other DFTW brides and grooms! Trust me. I've already had some great (and not quite as great) experiences.

So, without further ado, here are the basics of our wedding as they stand now -
Hopeful Date: October 25, 2013 (our anniversary!)
Guest Count: Somewhere around 100
Ceremony Location: Wedding Pavilion
Reception Venue: Somewhere at the Grand Floridian (GF Marina, a ballroom, I don't know...)
Other Wedding Events -
Rehearsal Dinner: TBD
Bridal Tea: Garden View Tea Room (I WILL do this!)
Farewell Breakfast: probably something casual at the GF Cafe
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Honeymoon -
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise on the Disney Fantasy: Oct. 26

We already had our first contact with DFTW (more on that later) and were assigned our consultant, Bill, back in October and we have our Site Visit coming up in March. Wedding planning is not only fun but a great excuse to go to WDW! Thankfully, I live in South Florida.

So, there's the basic idea so far. I am so excited to be getting this started! Thanks so much for reading my pj!!!

Up next: How We Met & Our Engagement Story
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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Hey Lindsay!

Congratulations to you both! I remember when I 1st started my PJ! hehe It is exciting isn't it!

Oct 2013 will come round very quick! But remember to enjoy the planning bit... I have had my eyes opened by watching BRIDEZILLAS - I just don't get it! If I was like that I'm sure DF would just leave me! lol

Any way... cant wait to hear more about your plans and how you met! Congratulations again!

Happy Planning!

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Old 02-05-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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Hey Lindsay!

Congratulations to you both! I remember when I 1st started my PJ! hehe It is exciting isn't it!

Oct 2013 will come round very quick! But remember to enjoy the planning bit... I have had my eyes opened by watching BRIDEZILLAS - I just don't get it! If I was like that I'm sure DF would just leave me! lol

Any way... cant wait to hear more about your plans and how you met! Congratulations again!

Happy Planning!

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Thanks so much! I really do need to enjoy the planning part because I am SUCH a planner that I know I will miss it once the wedding has passed. Oh, and I will definitely do my best to stay away from any Bridezilla-like tendencies haha.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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Hi Lindsay!

You just posted my on PJ so I thought I would come on over to yours and check it out!

Your plans sound so great. I understand about the wait...but it is already next year! When people ask when mine is I just say next year, or next September, doesn't make it seem that far away.

I will be subscribing so I can keep up with your details! Can't wait to read more!

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Old 02-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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Hi Lindsay!

You just posted my on PJ so I thought I would come on over to yours and check it out!

Your plans sound so great. I understand about the wait...but it is already next year! When people ask when mine is I just say next year, or next September, doesn't make it seem that far away.

I will be subscribing so I can keep up with your details! Can't wait to read more!

Sarah
Thanks, Sarah! This New Year's Eve we were SO excited because we were finally going to get to say our wedding is NEXT year. You are totally right, it does make it seem closer. Thanks so much for subscribing!
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How We Met!

Well, to start, Ryan and I both graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee. He was a year behind me in school (even though I’m only a month older!) and we met at the very beginning of his freshman year at FSU. We both played in band through middle and high school and, eventually, were members of the Marching Chiefs at FSU. Yep, we’re a band geek couple and proud!


We’re both in there somewhere!

In the Marching Chiefs, when you are a freshman you’re put into a small group and assigned an older member of the band as your leader. Well, Ryan’s leader was actually MY roommate at the time. One day, my roommate invited her group of freshman over to our place for lunch. I had been out with our other roommate (my MOH!) that morning doing who knows what so when we walked in the door of our house, there Ryan was just sitting in our living room! I automatically thought he was cute :: but didn’t think much of it at the time. That was our very first time meeting, but later on that week at a typical college party was when we really got to talking. Here’s a picture that was taken that night! Forgive the darkness and random person's head. Lol.



I think we both knew where this was going because from then on out we were together all the time. We first met in August and dated through to October. On October 25, 2007 Ryan took me to dinner and asked me to be his girlfriend. You can probably guess my answer! That night we both immediately changed our Facebook relationship status because apparently that’s the national standard for serious relationships these days haha. We kind of expected all of our friends to be more excited but most of what we got was “well it’s about time” or “oh, you weren’t already official?” Lol. I guess everyone else knew what was going on, too!

Looking back on our first meeting is kind of surreal for me. The way he was just there one day when I came home is like he was dropped into my life out of nowhere right when he was supposed to be. It’s really funny how things happen!
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:26 PM   #7
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You two are so cute! I'm another 2013 bride on here, and I was totally thrilled being able to say our wedding is next year as soon as New Year's past. I wish it was sooner too, but I have to remind myself I'll spend the rest of my life as a wife but only this short period of time as a fiance. Whatever I have to tell myself...

Looking forward to hearing more about your plans!
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You two are so cute! I'm another 2013 bride on here, and I was totally thrilled being able to say our wedding is next year as soon as New Year's past. I wish it was sooner too, but I have to remind myself I'll spend the rest of my life as a wife but only this short period of time as a fiance. Whatever I have to tell myself...

Looking forward to hearing more about your plans!
Thanks so much! That's a great way of looking at it. We should start a 2013 brides calming mantra list!

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I found your PJ from a random thread, so I thought I would come check it out.

You're getting married about two weeks before me. I can't wait to hear more of your plans!
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Hello and welcome from another FL girl (I'm a Gator alum but I hope we can still be friends!! )

Your story is so cute! I love it!

I can't wait to hear about your plans and chat-- don't worry 2013 will be here before you know it!
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I found your PJ from a random thread, so I thought I would come check it out.

You're getting married about two weeks before me. I can't wait to hear more of your plans!
Thanks! Woohoo 2013 brides!

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Hello and welcome from another FL girl (I'm a Gator alum but I hope we can still be friends!! )

Your story is so cute! I love it!

I can't wait to hear about your plans and chat-- don't worry 2013 will be here before you know it!
Thanks! Of course we can be friends! Just don't expect any orange and blue color schemes in this pj. Lol.


I'm so happy people are actually reading my pj! After reading so many myself it's just so cool!
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Oh...and I am also a South Florida girl! Grew up in Fort Lauderdale (Weston). Had a ton of friends at FSU. Glad to see another SoFla lady on the boards!
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Adorable!!!!! Love everything about this PJ. You two are sweet as can be and I love how much thought was put into that proposal. Great guy! Ring is gorgeous, everything is wonderful! Following along.
Thank you so much! Approval from a fellow DIS bride always makes my day

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That's so exciting! I actually did my teaching internship in Weston at Cypress Bay High School for 6 months. I loved it and Weston is such a nice place.
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