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Planning A Fairy Tale Wedding With Disney – Cost, Locations, & Tips

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Getting married at a Disney Park or Resort is the dream for many couples, offering gorgeous venues, impeccable service, and those special Disney touches. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons can help make your dream wedding a reality. Here’s an overview of what they offer for venues, honeymoon packages, and budget-friendly options.

Lanikuanoa wedding location

Magical Wedding Venues

Disney parks and resorts offer over 100 venues to hold your ceremony and reception. You can find everything from outdoor gardens, waterside locations, and historic ballrooms to iconic spots like Cinderella Castle. The four locations are Florida, California, Hawaii, and Disney Cruise Line.

Some top locations from each are:

  • Florida:
    • Wedding Pavilion (Grand Floridian Resort)
    • World Showcase (Epcot)
    • Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
    • Boardwalk Inn Ballrooms

    California:

    • Disneyland Hotel
    • Paradise Pier Hotel
    • Grand Californian Hotel

    Hawaii:

    • Aulani Resort Beach
    • Aulani Resort Lawn and Gardens

    Disney Cruise Line:

    • Atrium Lobby
    • Adult-Only Restaurants
    • Upper Decks

The most iconic and popular spots tend to be the Wedding Pavilion in Florida with its view of Cinderella Castle, and getting married in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. But there are gorgeous venues throughout all the Disney properties to choose from for your special day!

Destino Plaza location

Romantic Honeymoon Packages

After the wedding, Disney’s Fairy Tale Honeymoons can help you plan the perfect post-nuptial getaway. Book a package to enjoy perks like:

  • Resort accommodations with honeymoon theming when available
  • Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries delivered to your room
  • Breakfast in bed one morning
  • Memory Maker photo package to get ride and character photos
  • Honeymoon buttons to wear around the parks
  • VIP viewing for nighttime fireworks

Destinations include the Disney resorts in Florida, California, Hawaii, Paris and beyond. Or choose a Disney Cruise Line honeymoon, sailing to tropical Caribbean islands while being pampered onboard the ship.

Castle honeymoon location

Disney Wedding Team

  • Disney has a dedicated team of wedding experts that help couples plan their dream Disney wedding. This includes a Disney Wedding Consultant, Disney Wedding Planner, and specialists for areas like catering, floral design, photography, and more.
  • The Disney Wedding Consultant is the initial point of contact when couples first inquire about planning a Disney wedding. They help with venue selection, date, budget, and contracting the event.
  • The Disney Wedding Planner is assigned once those key details are decided. This planner handles all the details and logistics of bringing the wedding vision to life.
  • Other specialists like the Disney Chef, Disney Floral Designer, and Disney Photographer work with the couple and planner on specific elements like the menu, flowers, and photography.
  • Having Disney handle all the wedding details and vendors allows couples to relax and enjoy the process without the typical wedding planning stresses.
  • Disney weddings can take place at over 100 venues at the theme parks, resorts, cruise ships and beyond. Popular spots include the Wedding Pavilion, Cinderella Castle, Epcot World Showcase, and more.
  • Disney’s team can also help plan honeymoons, with special packages at Disney resorts worldwide.

Disney has an experienced team devoted to bringing fairy tale weddings to life for couples through impeccable service and magical touches.

Ever After Blog

Ever After Blog

  • The Ever After blog is the official blog for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.
  • It features inspirational stories, planning tips, and trend information related to having a Disney wedding or honeymoon.
  • The blog covers topics like proposals, venues, decor, photography, honeymoon ideas, real weddings, and more.

Popular Posts

  • “How Much Does a Disney Wedding Cost?” breaks down pricing and what’s included at venues like Disney World, Disneyland, and on cruise ships.
  • “A Wedding to Remember at Walt Disney World” showcases a multi-day celebration with a welcome party, ceremony, and reception at Disney World venues.
  • Other popular posts feature gorgeous real weddings, Disney wedding trend predictions, behind-the-scenes insights, and planning checklists.

Purpose

  • The blog provides inspiration and practical information for couples planning Disney weddings or honeymoons.
  • It shows the unique possibilities for dream weddings at Disney’s venues worldwide.
  • The blog allows couples to get a taste of the Disney wedding experience before booking.

The Ever After blog gives an inside look at the magic of Disney weddings through real stories, helpful tips, and showcasing stunning celebrations. It’s an invaluable planning resource for couples considering a fairy tale Disney wedding.

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The Boutique

The Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Boutique offers everything couples need to bring the magic to their special day. This includes:

  • Disney-inspired wedding gowns and dresses
  • Wedding accessories like shoes, jewelry, veils
  • Wedding decor items such as cake toppers, signs, photo albums
  • Wedding invitations and stationery
  • Disney engagement and wedding rings
  • Honeymoon accessories and apparel

Disney Wedding Dresses

The boutique features gorgeous Disney-themed bridal gowns inspired by iconic Disney princesses. These couture designs channel styles from Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, and more.

Boutique Locations

The boutique has locations at:

  • Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
  • Disneyland Resort in California
  • Aulani Resort in Hawaii

Couples can browse in person or shop online at DisneyWeddings.com/Disney-Boutique. Appointments are recommended for the best experience.

Bringing Disney Style to Weddings

From subtle hidden Mickeys to overt fairy tale-inspired gowns, the boutique allows couples to incorporate Disney magic into their weddings. This unique style is showcased on the @DisneyWeddings Instagram page.

The boutique makes it possible to have a wedding as enchanting as any Disney fairy tale story.

Wedding in front of castle

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Disney weddings start at around $15,000 for the basic package. This includes the venue fee and minimum spend on food/beverages.
  • The most affordable venues are weekdays at non-peak times. Weekends, holidays and popular venues like the Magic Kingdom are most expensive with fees from $40,000-$50,000.
  • Average cost is around $30,000 for a Disney wedding. Costs range from $15,000 on the low end up to $100,000 for lavish weddings.
  • Disney sets minimum spend requirements based on venue, date/time. Minimums cover the venue fee, food/beverages. Additional services like photography, floral, decor and entertainment can be added on.
  • Food/beverage minimums are $165 per person for brunch, $185 for lunch, and $210 for dinner.
  • Taxes (7.75%), gratuities & labor (23%) and other fees like number of guests will increase the final cost.
  • Cheapest option is a small wedding midweek at a less popular venue. But there are affordable options to fit most budgets.

Deposit and Payment

  • A deposit, which is determined by total spend outlined in the Agreement, will act as your commitment to host your wedding at the Disney Resort and enable them to begin planning your events and reserving hotel room accommodations.
  • The deposit will be applied toward your wedding and is nonrefundable once it is received.
  • Deposits are required to confirm your wedding event space and obtain special hotel rates.
  • Additionally, at a predetermined time prior to your wedding date, your full minimum expenditure is due (payable by money order or credit card).

Overall, Disney weddings average around $30,000 but can be done for $15,000 or lower with careful planning and guest limits. Peak times and popular venues raise costs, but Disney’s team helps couples maximize their budget.

Ceremony

Budget Tips

While Disney weddings are a major production, there are ways to cut costs for a more affordable fairy tale event.

  • Guest list: Limit your guests to your nearest and dearest. Disney weddings often charge per person for food and beverage, so fewer guests means lower costs.
  • Bridal party: Skip the huge bridal party and attendants. Focus on you and your partner.
  • Weekday wedding: Hold your wedding on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for lower ceremony fees and minimums.
  • Morning wedding: Schedule your ceremony for the morning before parks open for lower pricing.
  • Venue: Avoid the most iconic (and expensive) spots like Cinderella Castle and find a more affordable location.
  • Food: Opt for brunch or lunch menus rather than a plated dinner, or choose food stations over a seated meal.
  • Extras: Skip expensive add-ons like fireworks viewing parties and focus your budget on priorities like flowers and photography.

With strategic planning, you can have a gorgeous Disney wedding without breaking the bank. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons team can help make your dream wedding a reality, no matter your budget.