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Old 07-22-2012, 06:59 AM   #16
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We are planning our honeymoon there as well even though everyone thinks we are crazy for not going somewhere exotic. But I think it will feel so cool to not have to travel the night of the wedding and just enjoy ourselves
I know this was directed to the PP but I wanted to add my two cents maybe I'm too Disney obsessed to see another opinion, but I don't see what's wrong with having a honeymoon in Disney! That's what I'm doing too, you're guaranteed to have a wonderful, happy, magical time! Everyone in my home town does a standard church wedding, ballroom reception, cruise honeymoon. Every time I think "really? No one wants to break the mold and do one thing differently?" It's going to be awesome to begin the honeymoon the minute the wedding ends and not have to worry about packing and flights on your wedding day. (And I step down from the soap box)

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But anyway does anyone have advice out there of what to do for a meet up the day before the wedding with our guests? We were thinking about a dessert party but if you have any other options to throw my way please do! Maybe some different cheaper options. Any thoughts on this ladies? Thank You!
How many guests do you plan on having? What sort of event are you looking for? A more formal sit down meal for example? Or a casual get together? I have a few ideas depending on your requirements
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #18
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Welcome and Congrats!
Love your nautical theme and your little picture here (idk what the tech term is) at the lighthouse. Cute! I was the same, pretty girly but I did not want the wedding to be princess-y. We chose Shipwreck Beach (at the Beach Club), then we had cocktail hour at SBP and our reception at the Boardwalk (Wishes wedding). It will be so amazing to have your guests all at one place, how fun! We had only a few of ours there with us but even that was cool, so to have everyone with you is going to be amazing!

I had my bridal breakfast at Captain's Grill and it was sooo yummo!

We had planned a DP in Epcot originally and at the last minute pulled back on that. We actually went to ESPN and grabbed drinks with whoever wanted to come. We had between 15-20 people come out and it was a good time! Jellyrolls is also fun (we went there after our reception)! We had a meet up at Martha's Vineyard also next to Cape May one night, which was just our group and like two other people sitting at the bar. There are a lot of options around the Boardwalk/Y&B area, which makes it really easy for you!

As for chairs, I've seen the folding chairs at SBP but they aren't guaranteed. The otherwise chairs are yes, plastic. We had the wooden folding chairs, then we took them out and last minute I put them back. They really prettied it up I thought. They were $5.50/chair and this was just this last May. The chiavari chairs were $8.50 or 9.50 - we had them for our reception. Hopefully they havent gone up to 12.50 come next year, eek! Sorry I tend to write a lot. If you have any questions ask! My PJ and TR is floating around here somewhere

Looking forward to hearing more of your plans!
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Me and my wife were Married at SeaBrezze in 2011 and loved to venue. the pictures on the boardwalk and beach club were great. Enjoy the planing and good luck on the date.
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I'm swapping out the plastic chairs for the wooden ones Tricia used after seeing her amazing wedding pics, i wasnt sold on the plastics- but couldnt see spending over $500 on the chivari ones.

hmm... some less expensive welcome options....
have you thought at all about the River Roost bar at PORiverside? There is great entertainment there and you could just offer to buy your guests first round of drinks.
or you could do the Chip n Dale Singalong at the Wilderness Lodge if youre looking for something more Disney...
or a group outing to the Poly to watch the EWP then drinks at the bar
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Welcome and Congrats!
Love your nautical theme and your little picture here (idk what the tech term is) at the lighthouse. Cute! I was the same, pretty girly but I did not want the wedding to be princess-y. We chose Shipwreck Beach (at the Beach Club), then we had cocktail hour at SBP and our reception at the Boardwalk (Wishes wedding). It will be so amazing to have your guests all at one place, how fun! We had only a few of ours there with us but even that was cool, so to have everyone with you is going to be amazing!

I had my bridal breakfast at Captain's Grill and it was sooo yummo!

We had planned a DP in Epcot originally and at the last minute pulled back on that. We actually went to ESPN and grabbed drinks with whoever wanted to come. We had between 15-20 people come out and it was a good time! Jellyrolls is also fun (we went there after our reception)! We had a meet up at Martha's Vineyard also next to Cape May one night, which was just our group and like two other people sitting at the bar. There are a lot of options around the Boardwalk/Y&B area, which makes it really easy for you!

As for chairs, I've seen the folding chairs at SBP but they aren't guaranteed. The otherwise chairs are yes, plastic. We had the wooden folding chairs, then we took them out and last minute I put them back. They really prettied it up I thought. They were $5.50/chair and this was just this last May. The chiavari chairs were $8.50 or 9.50 - we had them for our reception. Hopefully they havent gone up to 12.50 come next year, eek! Sorry I tend to write a lot. If you have any questions ask! My PJ and TR is floating around here somewhere

Looking forward to hearing more of your plans!
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Yay! I love boardwalk brides! Well thank you for all the good ideas and I am going to read through your planning journal too maybe that will help me a little along the way. And thank you for the meet up ideas!
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How many guests do you plan on having? What sort of event are you looking for? A more formal sit down meal for example? Or a casual get together? I have a few ideas depending on your requirements
We are having 18 guests. The escape package maximum. And we are looking for a more formal feel for the welcome party. Our wedding is casual but we still want it to have a wedding feel to it of course. But if you have any ideas let me know!
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:24 AM   #23
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We are having 18 guests. The escape package maximum. And we are looking for a more formal feel for the welcome party. Our wedding is casual but we still want it to have a wedding feel to it of course. But if you have any ideas let me know!
If you were thinking along the lines of a dessert party, one idea I had when we were looking at having an Escape wedding with the same guest count was hosting our own "dessert party" at Ghirardelli in Downtown Disney. You can get floats, shakes and sundaes all for under $10 each. A dessert party would require a F&B minimum of $500 but if you spend $10 each on 20 people at Ghirardelli that's $200 (before tax and no gratuity!)

Now we're inviting more guests (we're not having an Escape wedding) we're going to have our own "ice cream sundae dessert party" at my Disney resort. We're going to hit Publix and buy our own sodas, ice creams, toppings and syrups and let our guests help themselves buffet style.

Away from dessert, you could go for drinks somewhere in Downtown Disney, there are numerous options like T-REX (although I hear it's loud), the Rainforest Cafe, House of Blues, or even at one of the many lounges on property in Disney resorts.

For fun things away from food and drink, you could play miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens or Wintersummerland. Splitsville might be open by then in Downtown Disney for food, drinks and bowling. Those are more casual but fun options.

Are any of those ideas helpful?
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If you were thinking along the lines of a dessert party, one idea I had when we were looking at having an Escape wedding with the same guest count was hosting our own "dessert party" at Ghirardelli in Downtown Disney. You can get floats, shakes and sundaes all for under $10 each. A dessert party would require a F&B minimum of $500 but if you spend $10 each on 20 people at Ghirardelli that's $200 (before tax and no gratuity!)

Now we're inviting more guests (we're not having an Escape wedding) we're going to have our own "ice cream sundae dessert party" at my Disney resort. We're going to hit Publix and buy our own sodas, ice creams, toppings and syrups and let our guests help themselves buffet style.

Away from dessert, you could go for drinks somewhere in Downtown Disney, there are numerous options like T-REX (although I hear it's loud), the Rainforest Cafe, House of Blues, or even at one of the many lounges on property in Disney resorts.

For fun things away from food and drink, you could play miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens or Wintersummerland. Splitsville might be open by then in Downtown Disney for food, drinks and bowling. Those are more casual but fun options.

Are any of those ideas helpful?
Thank you so much Mickey Star Trader!

All of these ideas are so great and unique! Ya the dessert party is great for some people but for the wedding we are doing not so great. I am ok splurging on some things but to pay about $600 dollars for everyone just to have dessert is kinda crazy. We could go to dinner at one of the resorts or something and beat that price! But I am loving all these ideas thank you so much!!!
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Wedding Colors!

So i need everyone's help! So we are doing a nautical themed wedding since we are getting married at sea breeze pointe and then having our little reception at the private room in Captains Grille. But I am having trouble picking wedding colors. We know we want navy and white obviously to go with the theme but I can't choose between Yellow or Pink for an accent color. I am having a hard time incorporating yellow without it looking tacky and it is also hard to find things in yellow for weddings an example of this would be shoes...not even sure if yellow shoes would look ok with a bridal gown. Probably not.

But then pink would clash with the colors at the reception which are red, navy blue, white, and yellow. Which would go with our nautical theme better. I have found great examples of both online.

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oh also can anyone tell me how to post pictures...i know I must sound really stupid lol! I see how you can add pictures but every time I try it doesn't work and I try to add it as a link too and that doesn't work either. Maybe one of you knows the secret?
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So i need everyone's help! So we are doing a nautical themed wedding since we are getting married at sea breeze pointe and then having our little reception at the private room in Captains Grille. But I am having trouble picking wedding colors. We know we want navy and white obviously to go with the theme but I can't choose between Yellow or Pink for an accent color. I am having a hard time incorporating yellow without it looking tacky and it is also hard to find things in yellow for weddings an example of this would be shoes...not even sure if yellow shoes would look ok with a bridal gown. Probably not.

But then pink would clash with the colors at the reception which are red, navy blue, white, and yellow. Which would go with our nautical theme better. I have found great examples of both online.

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A nautical theme will be so pretty. I am never one to say no to pink, everything I own is practically pink, but if you love yellow and are just worried about finding things like shoes then I say go for it. I think that colored shoes with wedding dresses are the best, yellow included. If you don't find any you like the etsy shop parisxox will custom dye shoes to you liking and they add bling! Another favorite of mine, or your wedding is far enough away, I have seen some amazing personalized shoes from figgie shoes that are hand painted. I look forward to seeing your plans.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:10 AM   #28
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Honeymoon resort?

Hello everyone!

Need help deciding what DVC villas to choose for the honeymoon. We will be at the Yacht & Beach Club a couple days before the wedding and i'm sure the night of the wedding but not sure if we want to switch to another after that since our family will still be at Beach Club. I would like to be at a separate resort from them since it will be our honeymoon. We were thinking AKL but it seems so far from everything and all the dining options don't sound good for me. I'm not really into African Cuisine. But the rooms look so nice! Any suggestions???
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Hello and congratulations from another Danielle and Chris!

•Love the nautical theme and color choices. I adore the navy, white, and yellow color combo. I say go for it!
•I wouldn't family deter staying from any of the villas on the boardwalk...but AK is really beautiful too!

Can't wait to hear more.
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Thank you so much Mickey Star Trader!

All of these ideas are so great and unique! Ya the dessert party is great for some people but for the wedding we are doing not so great. I am ok splurging on some things but to pay about $600 dollars for everyone just to have dessert is kinda crazy. We could go to dinner at one of the resorts or something and beat that price! But I am loving all these ideas thank you so much!!!
No problem! I am so happy I could be helpful! I'm trying to figure things out just like you are so I think it's great to have such a supportive Disney bride community as a resource

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So i need everyone's help! So we are doing a nautical themed wedding since we are getting married at sea breeze pointe and then having our little reception at the private room in Captains Grille. But I am having trouble picking wedding colors. We know we want navy and white obviously to go with the theme but I can't choose between Yellow or Pink for an accent color. I am having a hard time incorporating yellow without it looking tacky and it is also hard to find things in yellow for weddings an example of this would be shoes...not even sure if yellow shoes would look ok with a bridal gown. Probably not.

But then pink would clash with the colors at the reception which are red, navy blue, white, and yellow. Which would go with our nautical theme better. I have found great examples of both online.

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My opinion is that yellow goes best with your nautical theme. I've seen yellow incorporated many times into Disney weddings without it looking tacky. I understand what you mean but I think it can be done tastefully. I agree with PPs that if it's what you want/prefer, you can definitely make it work well and find the things you need in the right colors. I might get shot for saying this, but I don't think it matters too much if your colors clash with the venue reception. Disney's venues are so heavily patterned, decorated and colored sometimes that I think it's unavoidable to have clashes and as such, I doubt your guests would sit there and think "how could she have those colors at this venue?!" That's just my opinion.

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Need help deciding what DVC villas to choose for the honeymoon. We will be at the Yacht & Beach Club a couple days before the wedding and i'm sure the night of the wedding but not sure if we want to switch to another after that since our family will still be at Beach Club. I would like to be at a separate resort from them since it will be our honeymoon. We were thinking AKL but it seems so far from everything and all the dining options don't sound good for me. I'm not really into African Cuisine. But the rooms look so nice! Any suggestions???
My slightly biased recommendation would be Old Key West Resort. It's officially a "Downtown Disney" resort location but it's so close to Epcot that I've watched Illuminations from my balcony before. You'd be much closer to your family at the BC and also to Epcot. You can get a boat to Downtown Disney which is beautiful, fun and romantic - something to make it more like your honeymoon. Some people don't like the theme, but you should definitely check out new pics because they've completely removated every room in the last year. It's got a modern look with a subtle beach theme now. Plus, it's the biggest DVC villa which means more for your money, well technically points, great to have maximum space on your honeymoon! Again, that's my opinion but it's my favorite resort where I have DVC if you want any help/advice or have questions about Old Key West just get in touch!
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