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Old 01-15-2010, 11:47 AM   #16
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Well we have been busy making our Save the dates and we are almost done. We decided on the 12th September as that was the same date James proposed which I think is really nice! James has used his magical IT skills and I think they look really good. We plan to make them up in a couple of weeks so will post a picture when they're done

But our save the dates may not be needed just yet as I have just learned about the Fantasyland expansion. As 90% of the guests I'm bringing haven't been to Disney before and probably won't ever go again I'm just not sure 2011 is best time to go. I want them to see a Magic Kingdom that isn't looking like a construction site. I know Disney are good at hiding stuff but just not sure its right! We are thinking of postponing it until September 2012 but would love to know what everyone else thinks?

PROS for Waiting = 1. More time to save up
2. The majority of MK work will be done

CONS for Waiting = 1. I have to wait another 12 months on top of the 18 months it is already
2. I have to wait 30 months to get married
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:29 PM   #17
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I just spent an hour reading about the expansion and IMO I would keep it 2011. Here's why:

1. 2012 is so far away!
2. It does not seem like the expansion will be bad at all.... they are not demolishing anything that currently exits in Fantasy land... they are only moving Dumbo. Everything else will remain and be open during the expansion.
3. Toontown will be the only area affected, and IMO this is deff. the land we visit least... actually not at all.... when we go.
4. If your guests have never been they are sure to have so much fun I doubt the little bit of construction that might be visible will bother them... and it's only in the far back corner of the park that is kind of isolated anyway.
5. Things always take longer than they say, and the total project is not expected to be done until 2013... I know some of it is supposed to be done in 2012... but who knows when in 2012, might not be until December if they really stay on schedule... so you could end up pushing it back a year to have construction anyway.

*The info I posted I got from other members so can't say it's all 100% correct, but it sounds like the expansion will not have a big impact on guests.

*I just think there is sooo much at Disney to keep your guests entertained they won't mind. My wedding is going to be in May 2011 and i am not super thrilled either about it, but I am excited to see it when it's all done! Also, I am very happy to hear all of current fantasyland will not be affected, when I first heard about it I was nervous the whole thing would be torn apart!
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:14 AM   #18
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I just spent an hour reading about the expansion and IMO I would keep it 2011. Here's why:

1. 2012 is so far away!
2. It does not seem like the expansion will be bad at all.... they are not demolishing anything that currently exits in Fantasy land... they are only moving Dumbo. Everything else will remain and be open during the expansion.
3. Toontown will be the only area affected, and IMO this is deff. the land we visit least... actually not at all.... when we go.
4. If your guests have never been they are sure to have so much fun I doubt the little bit of construction that might be visible will bother them... and it's only in the far back corner of the park that is kind of isolated anyway.
5. Things always take longer than they say, and the total project is not expected to be done until 2013... I know some of it is supposed to be done in 2012... but who knows when in 2012, might not be until December if they really stay on schedule... so you could end up pushing it back a year to have construction anyway.

*The info I posted I got from other members so can't say it's all 100% correct, but it sounds like the expansion will not have a big impact on guests.

*I just think there is sooo much at Disney to keep your guests entertained they won't mind. My wedding is going to be in May 2011 and i am not super thrilled either about it, but I am excited to see it when it's all done! Also, I am very happy to hear all of current fantasyland will not be affected, when I first heard about it I was nervous the whole thing would be torn apart!
Thanks for the advice, really appreciate it! I think we will keep it in 2011 as I think that putting it off will make it more stressful as you can't plan anything for a long time. Also I'm trying to keep our decision as to where we are getting married from our guests (so the save the dates are a complete surprise) that I'm not sure i can keep saying 'i don't know where or when yet'

At the end of the day our wedding isn't in Magic Kingdom nor are any of our celebrations so it won't spoil our wedding day in any way which is the most important thing! Like others have said the first timers will love it/hate it regardless of the construction going on!

I do hope they relocate Mickey and Minnie's house somewhere though! I love that bit and its always been one of the things I remembered since going as a child!
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:11 AM   #19
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I am planning a VR in May 2011 at SBP. At the moment I am trying to decide whether to have drinks and dinner at Yachtsman's Steakhouse or go with a private reception at St James Room. We also want a DP at Morrocco!!! You are so good starting a PJ. I really must get mine started!!
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:50 AM   #20
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I am planning a VR in May 2011 at SBP. At the moment I am trying to decide whether to have drinks and dinner at Yachtsman's Steakhouse or go with a private reception at St James Room. We also want a DP at Morrocco!!! You are so good starting a PJ. I really must get mine started!!
well i have had so much help and ideas from reading other planning journals that I felt i must try and start one. I started a trip report but no one read that so i didn't finish it.

Sept 2011 seems so far off but as soon as our Save the dates have been finished and delivered the secret will be out and hopefully i will be busy helping everyone plan their own trips!

we have very similar plans and would love to be able to see your pictures before we leave! where abouts is St James' room (could be fun as DF is a James) and how much does it cost?
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:17 AM   #21
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It's at the Boardwalk
Here is a link for some info

http://www.********************/ftw/w...n/stjames.html
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:12 AM   #22
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It's at the Boardwalk
Here is a link for some info

http://www.********************/ftw/w...n/stjames.html
thanks for that but $100 min for 16 people is going to be one hell of a push especially with 3 of my possible guests being under 21! Thats an awful lot of coke they have to drink or an awful lot more booze I have to drink!

Although I budgeted for $1600 i don't want it as a minimum as I was hoping it would be much less than that. When I was looking at the Yachtmans I chose the most expensive main course and an appetiser and a couple of drinks which on top of the service charge was around $100. But i'm thinking of telling our guests not to get an appetiser or at least share one or something (in the nicest possible way of course) as after our cake and champagne at the ceremony and the large portions I don't want them to be too full for our Dessert Party!
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:16 AM   #23
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I hear you!!!
I think that St James room has a F and B minimum of £500.00 but I may be wrong. It's very difficult to get acurate pricing information before you are assigned a planner.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:50 AM   #24
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Well the other day James was talking about the fact that our wedding trip will also be our honeymoon to which I said 'unless we go on a Disney Cruise afterwards'. He replied ' yeah whatever, that will be really expensive!'

Well that got me thinking and just out of curiousity I go have a look at Disney cruises to see just how much they are. Boy was I surprised, they were not as expensive as I thought and for £700 we could go on a 3 night Bahamas cruise on their new ship the Disney Dream with a veranda stateroom! And what is the most convenient part of the whole thing is that in 2011 the 3 night cruise sets sail on 22nd September!

We were planning on flying out on the 8th Sept and checking out on the 22nd!!!!!!

Oh my gosh I'm excited, I couldn't really believe how handy this date and the price was. So I told James the price first and he seems super excited and didn't discount it straight away (which he would normally do) so I reckon we will be adding a 3 night Cruise onto our 14 night Disney Holiday/ Wedding!


Oh and James and I were discussing where to stay whilst at Disney and we have settled on the Yacht and Beach club as its super convenient and will be special enough to have our honeymoon there! My DF is being very unstingy at the moment, although we havn't booked it yet so he might change his mind when he sees the price!
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Ohhh a Disney cruise will be sooo much fun. Me and DF went on one last January and we LOVED it. I think you should deff do it... Disney is so much fun but the cruise will give you some relaxing time on the beach!

Also, Yacht and Beach club is a great choice. I have stayed at the Beach club and it was awesome. They are in such a great location, a really short walk to Epcot and the Boardwalk. IMO they are in the top 3 of best resorts in Disney.
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hi, im another disney bride-to-be from london!!

im so excited to hear all your plans, your engagement pics are absolutley amazing, so sweet!!

my fiance was going to propose in disney, but got scared and nervous and ended up doing it in the hotel room!! not that i would change it for anything! haha

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hi, im another disney bride-to-be from london!!

im so excited to hear all your plans, your engagement pics are absolutley amazing, so sweet!!

my fiance was going to propose in disney, but got scared and nervous and ended up doing it in the hotel room!! not that i would change it for anything! haha

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glad you have joined! when we went to get our pictures with the photographer i could feel DF shaking and thought something was up. So i totally understand about him being nervous!

not quite london as we are on the outskirts but its basically around there!
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Well, last weekend we printed off our STDs and we gathered everyone's addresses. Its funny I just didn't know anyone's address so I had to sneakily ask.

We gave in person our STDs to DF's Mum and Sister as they are more local to us. They absolutlely loved them and actually thought they were real plane tickets! As if!!!!

Then I posted the others on Tuesday and this is where things went a bit rubbish!

I was hoping for excited phonecalls from my family much like the reaction from DF's family. But sadly this is not the case. I sent out four with 1st class stamps by post:

1.one for my dad who lives in the US so he probably doesn't have it yet so I'm ok with that

2. one for my sister who is a flight attendant so currently she is in China and getting back today so we'll see.

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3. one for my sister lives in the UK and heard nothing

4. one for my mum who got hers on Wed. I got a TEXT!!!!!

A TEXT, I mean how (please insert expletives) disappointing! I was so upset that she couldn't even give me a call! I now wonder whether I will get any kind of response as I thought my mum out of my whole family would have been the one to call but as I got a text from her god only knows what I will get from the rest of them!

Its just put a bit of a damper on things at the moment!the rest of my family better step it up or I'm going to get a bit bridezilla on them and the wedding is still 18 months away!
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well as i hadn't heard anything from my flight attendant sister i thought I would text her to see if she was home yet as i might have gotten the dates wrong.

well she's back and got her invite as stated in another TEXT!!!!!!!!!

I also text my other sister yesterday to see if she got anything in the post but no reply so i text her husband today and no reply!!

Am i crazy for thinking that I would get a phone call?
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well as i hadn't heard anything from my flight attendant sister i thought I would text her to see if she was home yet as i might have gotten the dates wrong.

well she's back and got her invite as stated in another TEXT!!!!!!!!!

I also text my other sister yesterday to see if she got anything in the post but no reply so i text her husband today and no reply!!

Am i crazy for thinking that I would get a phone call?
Most of my family were the same (and I have heard a lot of similar reports on here). But don't worry - we have 11 people booked so far and we don't go until December, I think people just don't get as excited as us disney addicts!
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