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Old 05-07-2009, 08:47 PM   #16
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Wow, you are so on top of the ball!! We too started planning before the ring but I didn't officially start the PJ until afterwards. Those cakes look lovely!! Everyone sounds so nice. I'm sure you'll find ways to reduce to $$
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:28 AM   #17
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Everything looks great so far! I am having 30 people at my wedding and I am at the 12,000 mark so it can be done. One thing that can really help is to do your own centerpieces some of the Disney ones are really expensive. You just have to decide whats the most important things to you.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:50 AM   #18
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Just coming to join in on the fun!

Df and I had decided on a DFTW before the ring too... Can't wait to see everything unfold!
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:26 AM   #19
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Hi! DBF and I are planning already too so I'm glad to see we aren't the only ones!
For the sand castle cake topper...I remember seeing a picture of that somewhere too, but I can't remember where and I can't find it in my saved pics.
I was reading the PassPorter's guide that lurkyloo wrote and under the cakes it says that Disney offers a chocolate sand castle cake topper for $165 for the small and $285 for the large. The prices may change but at least you know they have something along the lines you're looking for and a rough price estimate!
Hope that helps and I look forward to reading more
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I love your cake ideas! I'm a huge fan of the mad hatters also
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:36 PM   #21
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Everything looks great so far! I am having 30 people at my wedding and I am at the 12,000 mark so it can be done. One thing that can really help is to do your own centerpieces some of the Disney ones are really expensive. You just have to decide whats the most important things to you.
That reassures me that it can be done after all!! I'd really like to stick to the minimum if at all possible. I'm thinking our centerpieces may not be too bad because Nick seems to have it in his head that each table HAS to have 10 people... so we may only end up needing 3 centerpieces!

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Wow, you are so on top of the ball!! We too started planning before the ring but I didn't officially start the PJ until afterwards. Those cakes look lovely!! Everyone sounds so nice. I'm sure you'll find ways to reduce to $$
Thanks!! I hesitated on starting the PJ but then I thought, I only get to do this once, why not start the fun right away? I mean we do have a date set, and Nick is in on all of the planning, it's not like I'm secretly organizing a wedding behind his back haha. I think he likes that I'm so into the dis boards because it means he doesn't (always) have to hear every little idea that pops into my head for the wedding!

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Df and I had decided on a DFTW before the ring too... Can't wait to see everything unfold!
Thanks! I love all your plans too. You and your MOH are so cute. I love that she's so involved.

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Hi! DBF and I are planning already too so I'm glad to see we aren't the only ones!
For the sand castle cake topper...I remember seeing a picture of that somewhere too, but I can't remember where and I can't find it in my saved pics.
I was reading the PassPorter's guide that lurkyloo wrote and under the cakes it says that Disney offers a chocolate sand castle cake topper for $165 for the small and $285 for the large. The prices may change but at least you know they have something along the lines you're looking for and a rough price estimate!
Hope that helps and I look forward to reading more
Oh thanks... I KNEW I saw that somewhere! I think the under the sea theme is adorable and so perfect for Ariel's, but Nick isn't crazy about the cake I saw. He loves the Mad Hatters so we'll probably be sticking with that. Got to let him have his way occasionally.

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I love your cake ideas! I'm a huge fan of the mad hatters also
I do love them... they were my first choice until I got sidetracked by the under the sea idea. I've saved pics of all the ones I like so we can sort of customize ours. I think they're very "Disney" somehow.
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:40 PM   #22
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Cake topper located!

Not too much to update at this point... right now I'm mostly just reading everyone's Planning Journals and looking online for inspiration. Every time I see something I like, I save the picture. (So if you see something here that looks familiar... thanks!! haha.) Once I get my printer hooked up I'll probably print a bunch of them so I can put them in my wedding planning binder. At the moment I've got some things saved on my work computer and some on mu laptop, and I'd like to get it all organized in one place.

Today I was searching on ebay for Disney figures and I think I found my cake topper!

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I like this for a few reasons. First, it's Mickey and Minnie which is iconic, and won't clash with whatever theme we end up deciding on. Second, it's the teacups which I've always loved (even though no one will ever go on them with me anymore!!). And, we're having a Mad Hatter cake! So it fits, all around. I think it's perfect. Nick isn't 100% sold but he likes it, and that's good enough for me because I love it. I think he's just not totally on board with the idea of a cake topper. But he'll come around!

A few other pictures currently inspiring me...

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I've decided I really, really like the look of blue hydrangeas. I'm thinking maybe my bouquet could be blue hydrangeas with yellow and off white roses. I also really like those little white flowers that look like stars (can't think of the name but they always have pearls or crystals at the center). I'm kind of tempted to throw in a few of the really bright pink roses too, but I'm not sure if that would be one color too many? I could leave the yellow out I suppose, and just do the blue hydrangeas with off white and pink roses and those little star flowers. Maybe I could use the yellow in the bridesmaids bouquets? Decisions, decisions.

More to come soon...
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:50 PM   #23
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I just caught up on your PJ! Wow you are so ahead of the game!!! Oh and I think the flowers you were thinking of are stephanotis! I'm using them in my floral, love them!
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:39 PM   #24
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Kim, It's all good. I met w/ my Disney Coordinator the first time almost 6 mos. before we were technically engaged (LONG story!), but I will always come up to MK to ride the teacups w/ ya (and love Lenox, esp. thanks to my hubby b/c of our engagement), love that you love hydrangeas (they are just beautiful flowers!) and you evidently love the color of the roses that were in my bouquet! Good ole pinky-pink!

The flowers you are referring to are indeed stephanotis. The only problem with hydrangea is how large they are, but if you tell whatever Disney florist you get assigned what you envision (Blue Hydrangea, pink roses, and white stephanotis) I'm sure the team'll come up with something FAB!
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I love the blue hydrangeas. Those would be a beautiful choice and your cake topper is so cute!
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:26 AM   #26
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Just read through you PJ and wanted to say Congrats and welcome! I basically love all the same cakes you do but am an Escape bride and don't know if I'll upgrade yet or not I see you've decided on your cake topper but I have a pic of the sand castle topper I think you were referring to earlier... so here it is for anyone else's reference

Your first entry of the PJ says your tentative date is 09/13/09 and I thought WOW that girl better start planning even though there's no ring- but now as I read on I'm pretty sure it's 2010 I started to panic for you for a minute though Can't wait to follow along with all your plans!
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:01 PM   #27
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I just caught up on your PJ! Wow you are so ahead of the game!!! Oh and I think the flowers you were thinking of are stephanotis! I'm using them in my floral, love them!
YES that's them... thanks! I think they're so pretty... like little stars.

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Kim, It's all good. I met w/ my Disney Coordinator the first time almost 6 mos. before we were technically engaged (LONG story!), but I will always come up to MK to ride the teacups w/ ya (and love Lenox, esp. thanks to my hubby b/c of our engagement), love that you love hydrangeas (they are just beautiful flowers!) and you evidently love the color of the roses that were in my bouquet! Good ole pinky-pink!

The flowers you are referring to are indeed stephanotis. The only problem with hydrangea is how large they are, but if you tell whatever Disney florist you get assigned what you envision (Blue Hydrangea, pink roses, and white stephanotis) I'm sure the team'll come up with something FAB!
Thanks for that, that actually makes me feel a lot better! Part of me feels sort of silly doing this before the ring, but really with a destination wedding it's never too soon to start, right? Ha, I'm totally gonna hold you to the teacups, I haven't ridden those in YEARS because my parents and my bf all refuse to brave the constant spinning!

I really love the Lenox Disney stuff, I've seen some really nice pieces. I have the Lenox Christmas ornament like this cake topper, so it's got a nice sentimentality all around. The hydrangeas are the kind of blue that I want to pull into my color scheme... it's so pretty! And I think the bright pink roses will really pop against that shade. I figure I'll just bring tons of pics to the Disney florist and let them work their magic!

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I love the blue hydrangeas. Those would be a beautiful choice and your cake topper is so cute!
Thanks! I love them.

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Just read through you PJ and wanted to say Congrats and welcome! I basically love all the same cakes you do but am an Escape bride and don't know if I'll upgrade yet or not I see you've decided on your cake topper but I have a pic of the sand castle topper I think you were referring to earlier... so here it is for anyone else's reference

Your first entry of the PJ says your tentative date is 09/13/09 and I thought WOW that girl better start planning even though there's no ring- but now as I read on I'm pretty sure it's 2010 I started to panic for you for a minute though Can't wait to follow along with all your plans!
Thanks for noticing my slip with the date - oops! I would be a nervous wreck trying to pull together a Disney wedding that fast! And thanks for the sandcastle pic - I still do really like that concept! Maybe for something else down the road...
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:56 PM   #28
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Just wanted to come and say hi and congrats on starting to plan. Can't wait to hear about the proposal when it happens! =)

I love all the cakes you have posted. and your cake topper is adorable. The flowers are gorgeous also! YOu are off to a great start! can't wait to read more
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Just wanted to come and say hi and congrats on starting to plan. Can't wait to hear about the proposal when it happens! =)

I love all the cakes you have posted. and your cake topper is adorable. The flowers are gorgeous also! YOu are off to a great start! can't wait to read more
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Kim & Nick May 2011 long overdue updates!

Hi everyone! As you can see, it's been quite a while since my last update. In the months that I've been gone, a lot has happened: I lost my job, Nick and I got engaged in Disney, I decided to go back to school for my Masters in Education, I got a new job as an SAT tutor, and we started talking about possibly moving down to FL when I finish school. With all of that going on, Disney started to kind of take a backseat. We thought maybe given my work situation and my planning to (hopefully!) start school in June, we should scrap the Disney wedding and do something inexpensive locally instead. That was soon after we got engaged, which was this past September.

Fast forward to last month... we had not spent ONE MINUTE on wedding planning since we decided to pass on Disney. Meanwhile my grandparents had generously gifted a Disney trip to Nick and I for this past January, and we were both over the moon excited planning for it. We went on the trip and had a fantastic time, as usual. We took the Epcot Segway tour and really, really enjoyed it. On the tour we both commented on how beautiful several of the countries in the World Showcase really were. Nick made a joke that if we got married there we could tell people that we "got married in Italy". Over the course of the trip, we both made little comments about nice aspects of the Disney weddings.

When we got home, we talked about the wedding and I admitted that I was having a hard time getting excited about doing something locally. All along, Disney just felt right to me. It's something we both love and something we would love to share with our friends and family. Also, I'm not a center of attention kind of girl. I'm not comfortable being in the spotlight in front of a big group. If we did the wedding locally there were a LOT of people that we would have to invite, and I really wanted a more intimate wedding. Nick told me that he'd been thinking that maybe he wanted a smaller wedding too, and suggested that we rethink our decision to scrap the Disney wedding. I'd since gotten the tutoring job, which I planned to keep while in school, so our financial situation wasn't what we had feared it might be.

So...

DISNEY IS BACK ON!!!!!!!!

We've had to move forward to May 2011 because if I get into school (cross your fingers, I should know any day now!!) it runs from this June to next May. It's an accelerated program that offers a Masters + teaching certification in one calendar year, so there are no breaks at all during the year. I would graduate sometime next May and we would have the wedding right after.

We're currently trying to decide if it makes more sense for us to have an Escape or Wishes wedding. Our ideal guest list is about 45 - 50 people. If we did an Escape, we'd have to split a bunch of couples up, which I hate. But, we'd still invite everyone to the dinner and Dessert Party afterward.

We're planning to have a 10 am or 12 pm ceremony on a Monday, so the Wishes minimum would only be $10,000! Given that fact, and our plans for a dinner and a Dessert Party, my WC Joe thinks we are probably better off with a Wishes wedding. He's going to work up a few estimates for me to look over. In the meantime I am back to scouring PJs for ideas and inspiration!

So, so glad to be back!
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