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So, you're getting married?
First off, congratulations! Second, have you thought about whisking your loved ones away for a destination wedding?
If so, here's why Disney should be in consideration.
Feel Like RoyaltyOne reason brides and grooms pick Disney for their destination wedding is to have the royal treatment.
"[My fiancé] and I live incredibly busy lives, so we knew that we would have a hard time planning a wedding," soon to be Disney bride Marissa Baker said. "Disney goes above and beyond to make sure that they make this as simple as possible and we barely have to lift a finger when it comes to planning. The pictures that we get to take before hours in the Magic Kingdom were absolutely the best motivating factor though!"
With picturesque castles, grand ballrooms and a host of other majestic amenities, Disney sets everything up perfectly, so couples can have their fairy tale wedding.
You can even have your Cinderella moment and feel like a true princess by arriving in Cinderella's Coach!
The Happiest Places on EarthAccording to disneyweddings.com, not only can you get married at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California, you can even have your Disney wedding in Hawaii or on a Disney cruise.
In Hawaii, you will stay at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina on Oahu. If you're looking for a destination wedding in a tropical paradise, this is the spot for you. Plus, what could be better than combining that with your love for Disney?
As for a Disney Cruise, there are several different voyages to have your wedding. Cruise wedding packages start at $3,000 and couples can choose to have their venue on board the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. Or if you'd rather get married off-board, Disney also has a deal to host weddings on the sands of Castaway Cay Beach in The Bahamas.
Since gay and lesbian couples can legally get married in California, Disneyland is a great place to say "I Do" for those in the LGBQT community. That said, gay and lesbian couples can also plan a commitment ceremony or a renewal of vows at Disney World in Florida.[READMORE] READ MORE Disney for Grownups: How to Find a More Mature Mickey Experience [/READMORE]Multiple Wedding Package OptionsOne might argue the cost is high to have a Disney wedding, but then again, every wedding is going to cost money. Thankfully Disney recognizes not everyone has the same budget and offers up a variety of packages for couples to choose from.
Each location has its own available packages, ranging from $2,500 to $12,000. The packages are titled as "Wishes", "Memories" and "Escape" and each allow a different number of guests to attend, as well as various services offered. Obviously, the more money you spend the more loaded your package will be. As with other vendors, if you decide to get married during the week (Monday through Thursday), it will often be a cheaper overall price.
Exceptional FoodIt's no secret Disney has some of the best dining in the country. With amazing seafood, mouthwatering meats, Disney-themed food and, of course, incredible cakes, couples planning any wedding at Disney will have a multitude of food options to serve their guests. Personalize your menu plate options or go for a big buffet-either way, your stomach is going to thank you.
Celebrate with Iconic Characters
Slow dance with Minnie. Boogie down with Goofy.
Unfortunately, Mickey can't officiate the wedding ceremony, as Disney characters are only allowed as reception entertainment only.
Still, to have some your favorite childhood characters at the party portion of your wedding is an amazing feature you just can't replicate.
Eric Bowman is the Executive Editor of TravelPulse. A graduate of The University of Georgia, Eric has been working in online...
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