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Old 02-11-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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Smile Patricia & Dale - DFTW VR 9/9/08 TR starts pg 50 - Finally finished! :)

Well, I have lurked here, reading about all the Fairy Tale Weddings, about all the beautiful brides, about all the frustrations when things went wrong, and I've laughed and cried right along with many of you. I am not an avid poster on this board, being I was married in 1983!!! That sounds like so long ago. I have lived that dream wedding through many of you. Well, hubby and I have booked a cruise for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in September and we are renewing our vows on the Disney Wonder. I just spoke with Cathy at DFTW this afternoon. My reservation should be updated in the next day or two, then I'll be getting my planning booklet!!!!

I guess I should tell you a little about us. My name is Patty, I'm 43 (for now) and a Disney addict (oh wait that's another board, ). My husband Dale (46) and loves Disney probably just about as much as I do (maybe more some days!!!) We met at the beginning of my senior year of high school. He had already gone to college and was working a full time job (so mature, ).

We were married two years later. We had a nice wedding with our reception in the church hall (which was really small). There was no dancing, so we never had a 'first dance'. I couldn't complain, I was in love (and I still am)!!!

Almost 14 months after we got married, we started our family with the birth of our son. Three and a half years later, our daughter was born and three years later, our youngest son was born. We didn't have a lot of 'us' time before the kids came along.

Ok, the kids grew up, one is married, one is in college (just did the college program at Disney) and one is a junior in high school! Now, it's time for US!!!

We are celebrating our 25th anniversary in September. We had talked a little bit about a cruise on and off, but never too much. We did take a crusie in May of 2001 but it was as chaperones for the senior class trip of the school I was working at (a SMALL Christian school). I had a cabin with one girl, and poor hubby had a cabin with four other guys!!! Boy was I glad to be the girl!!! This was not a romatic trip for us, but we did have fun.

Well last week, the Travel channel had on the Disney cruise special. Right then hubby started talking about doing a cruise for our anniversary!!!!

I was so excited, I was online in while the show was still on checking out prices and staterooms. (side note: our DS1 & DIL did the Disney land and cruise for their honeymoon, boy was I jealous).

While I was looking online, some how it came out that we should renew our vows on this trip (this was of course my suggestion) and hubby thought this might be nice.

I couldn't believe my ears!!! I was planning immediately!!! We booked our cruise on Friday and I called Fairy Tale Weddings to make sure our cruise had an opening for the vow renewal and it did!!!

It will most likely just be hubby and I. There is a slight possibility that DD may be able to attend (and she'll bring a friend) as she'll be doing the College Program again and sometimes Cast Members can get great rates on left over rooms. But for now, I'll be planning just for hubby and I.

So, I guess the brings us up to date. I'll try to find some photos to post.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:32 PM   #2
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oh i'm so excited for you! i think i saw your post on the dcl board this weekend about your vr (at least i think it was you)! where is you dd doing her cp?

i saw the dcl special yesterday on the travel channel and used it as a way to broach a honeymoon...
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You sound so giddy!! I'm so excited for you guys!! What a lovely story! Congrats on 25 years and I hope we'll be as happy as you two 25 years down the road.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:43 PM   #4
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Happy Planning to you!

from one Vr'er to another! Can't wait to read about your plans!
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:47 PM   #5
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Welcome!

Your plans sound wonderful and welcome to another VR'er. I am looking forward to hearing more of your plans because I want to do a cruise one day too! Welcome and my DH and I are both 44 we we love disney as much if not more than our dds . I think because it took us so long to get there (our HM) and to them it is a normal vacation!(only if they knew what our vacations were growing up... ) WELCOME and congrats!
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:00 PM   #6
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Aww Congrats!! What a nice story!!!!! My parents 25th anniversary is in October.It is so nice to hear people being married for that long!!! Congrats again
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:03 PM   #7
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Wow, You sound so happy! That's so exciting!

Congrats!
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:10 PM   #8
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How exciting! My mom was hoping for a VR this year (30 years for them) but my wedding has kind of pushed that out. I hope she gets her VR one day soon too!
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:57 PM   #9
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Well, hubby and I have booked a cruise for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in September and we are renewing our vows on the Disney Wonder.
Pjstevens, congratulations! Your vow renewal sounds wonderful, ~sigh.~

My husband & I renewed our vows in WDW a few years ago, and we're considering renewing them in either WDW or DL for our upcoming 25th. It's nice seeing so many other folks here on the Dis renewing their vows, too.

My family hasn't done a Disney cruise yet, so I look forward to hearing how your vow renewal turns out. I'm sure it will be wonderful. Again, congratulations. And happy planning!
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:26 PM   #10
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My reservation should be updated in the next day or two, then I'll be getting my planning booklet!!!!
Pjstevens, I forgot to mention this earlier. I'm not sure what they're going to send you, but I scanned in the information that was recently sent to me and I shared it in a thread of mine. If you click here and go halfway down that page (look for posts 84 - 88), you'll find various images of the current FTW booklet for WDW. There is a little bit of "Cruise Collection" information in there.

I hope this helps keep your excitement going until you receive your official information from the FTW folks. Again, congratulations on your upcoming vow renewal!
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:41 PM   #11
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oh i'm so excited for you! i think i saw your post on the dcl board this weekend about your vr (at least i think it was you)! where is you dd doing her cp?

i saw the dcl special yesterday on the travel channel and used it as a way to broach a honeymoon...
Caryn,

I can't tell you how excited I am, I keep looking at the Disney Fairy Tale Wedding stuff thinking, planning, dreaming... oh, I am so excited.

Our dd will be going back to Disney in June I think. Not sure where she'll be, but she hopes to be back at Sunshine Seasons in the Land in Epcot. She had the best managers there. She was able to take the entire week off when we came to visit in December (prior to super busy time) and spend it with us. Others who work in other sections were told no requests for days off between Thanksgiving and after the New Year!!!
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:43 PM   #12
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You sound so giddy!! I'm so excited for you guys!! What a lovely story! Congrats on 25 years and I hope we'll be as happy as you two 25 years down the road.
Jessi,

I am giddy, I can't believe the excitement. I was showing hubby tonight the DFTW site!!! (He's going along with this cause it's my dream). Thank God I have a great hubby.
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from one Vr'er to another! Can't wait to read about your plans!
Lisa,

I'll be by to check out your PJ. Can't wait to see what you've got planned.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:45 PM   #14
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Your plans sound wonderful and welcome to another VR'er. I am looking forward to hearing more of your plans because I want to do a cruise one day too! Welcome and my DH and I are both 44 we we love disney as much if not more than our dds . I think because it took us so long to get there (our HM) and to them it is a normal vacation!(only if they knew what our vacations were growing up... ) WELCOME and congrats!
Thanks so much. It's great to see you are planning ahead. If I had done that, maybe we could of done the renewal at Disney, but that is so far out of the budget to even think about. I'll be by to check out your pj shortly.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:47 PM   #15
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Aww Congrats!! What a nice story!!!!! My parents 25th anniversary is in October.It is so nice to hear people being married for that long!!! Congrats again
Lynn,

Congrats to you, your wedding will be here in no time. Do you have a journal iwth all your details on here? If so, I'd love to read it. I love 'sharing' in the dreams of all these beautiful brides.
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