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Plan your ideal Disney wedding, honeymoon or anniversary with insider tips, money-saving tricks, and creative ideas from the author of "Carrie Hayward's Fairytale Weddings Guide." This weekly show also features vendor spotlights and interviews with real Disney couples.

Disney Wedding Podcast Fairytale Weddings Guide

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 155 Ratings

Plan your ideal Disney wedding, honeymoon or anniversary with insider tips, money-saving tricks, and creative ideas from the author of "Carrie Hayward's Fairytale Weddings Guide." This weekly show also features vendor spotlights and interviews with real Disney couples.

    #538 Rachel & Jayson's Italy Isola Wedding

    #538 Rachel & Jayson's Italy Isola Wedding

    Today, Rachel Thompson shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion and reception at Italy Isola in EPCOT, including a ride mix-in on Soarin'. You'll hear how she and Jayson chose these locations, what the most popular menu items were, and where they saved and splurged. Rachel also discusses the unique timeline and restrictions associated with outdoor, in-park events and gives lots of tips to help you plan yours. Listen now!
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    • 41 min
    #537 Paige & Keith's EPCOT Wedding

    #537 Paige & Keith's EPCOT Wedding

    This week, Paige Hutton shares the story of being the first couple to have a wedding ceremony at EPCOT’s GM Lounge! You’ll hear how she and Keith chose this unique venue, along with Living Seas Salon for their reception and Italy Isola for their dessert party! Paige shares her tips for decorating Living Seas Salon, making transportation go more smoothly, and choosing menu items when you have a reception, a dessert party and a welcome party to plan! You’ll also hear how her decision to use Martell Event Services for day-of coordination made Paige and Keith’s event run seamlessly!
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    • 29 min
    #536 Beth & Caleb's Pandora Wedding

    #536 Beth & Caleb's Pandora Wedding

    Today, Beth Crowell shares the story of her Wedding Pavilion ceremony, Harambe Marketplace dinner, and Pandora: World of Avatar cake-and-dance party. You'll hear how she and Caleb decided to split up their reception and chose these unique venues, along with details on the rules and restrictions associated with catered events at Pandora. Beth also shares her favorite menu items and cake flavors, plus her top advice for anyone having a Disney wedding!
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    • 22 min
    #535 Jenna & Jon's Trader Sam's Wedding

    #535 Jenna & Jon's Trader Sam's Wedding

    This week, Jenna shares the story of her Disney wedding and reception, which were moved to the Whitehall Room and Patio due to a daylong rainstorm, plus a cake-cutting at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, and a dessert party held at World Showplace and UK Lochside. Jenna discusses how Disney handled the major changes to her venues and schedule due to weather, as well as whether it’s worth it to pay extra for a full bar buyout with special effects at Trader Sam’s.
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    • 25 min
    #534 Olivia & Nathan's Tower of Terror Wedding

    #534 Olivia & Nathan's Tower of Terror Wedding

    Today, Olivia Ledbetter shares the story of her Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress ceremony, Mexico Vista Harmonious cocktail hour, and Tower of Terror reception—plus a welcome party at Tamu Tamu Courtyard and two ride mix-ins! She and Nathan decided to move their ceremony off site so they could have more control, use an outside floral vendor, and take advantage of Just Marry's planning services. In this episode, Olivia offers her top tips for combining an off-site ceremony with a Disney reception, including how to relax and enjoy your wedding day even if you're a Type A planner!
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    • 29 min
    #533 Shelby & Patrick's Tree of Life Wedding

    #533 Shelby & Patrick's Tree of Life Wedding

    This week, Shelby Smith shares the story of her Tree of Life ceremony at Animal Kingdom, followed by a reception at Sea Breeze Point. By reusing their ceremony floral at the reception and cutting down the menu, she and Patrick were able to save money to put toward the unique ceremony venue—and ended up being only $100 over their Event Minimum! You'll also hear Shelby's top tips, plus how Disney pixie-dusted them with the Tree of Life Awakenings show after their ceremony was unexpectedly moved an hour earlier!
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

IdahoDisneyMom ,

The only Disney wedding info you need!

Every episode is full of great personal experiences with Disney brides and grooms. There’s variety and expertise as Carrie keeps us up to date on the ever-changing world of Disney weddings. And her book is amazing! Listen and read to the expert on the subject!

kasieharlan ,

The Only Place to Go for a Disney Bride

Carrie does an amazing job explaining everything about Disney weddings. This podcast and her book are the ultimate resources!

She is also timely and does a fantastic job of constantly updating for the changing policies and procedures with Disney weddings.

She’s immensely helpful on the Disbrides Facebook groups. There’s an episode for nearly every question a bride has or interviews with other brides for whatever type of Disney wedding you are looking to have.

bethb1213 ,

Great Podcast!

I love this informative podcast, great tips and insights, I look forward to Wednesday for the newest episodes!! Thanks so much Carrie!

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