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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

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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.

    #410 How to Start Planning Your Disney World Wedding

    #410 How to Start Planning Your Disney World Wedding

    It's not déjà vu! Because Disney radically changed the way they price Walt Disney World weddings just days after the release of this year’s “How to Start Planning Your Disney World Wedding ” episode, this week, Disney bride Carissa Redden and I have recorded an all-new episode incorporating the new pricing structure.
    Whether you’ve been planning your Disney wedding in your head for years or you just discovered that Disney does weddings, today’s show has the steps and tips that will set you on the path to your dream Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding or vow renewal. Today we will help you with the first four crucial steps: Understand how Disney prices weddings now, pick a date, estimate the number of guests, and prepare for your first call to Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.
    Click here to see all of Carissa's photos!
    And click these links to hear the other episodes mentioned on today's show:
    Complete Details on the New Pricing for Disney Weddings How to Have a Small Wedding for the Minimum Expenditure How To Have A Large Wedding for the Minimum Expenditure Carrie Hayward's Fairytale Weddings Guide

    • 30 min
    #409 BrieAnn & Ian's Epcot Canada Wedding

    #409 BrieAnn & Ian's Epcot Canada Wedding

    Today, BrieAnn West shares the story of her ceremony at Epcot’s Canada Terrace, pre-reception at Abracadabar and reception at The Attic, with a dessert party at UK Lochside in Epcot. You’ll hear how she incorporated non-traditional choices into their French vintage-themed wedding, including parasols instead of bridesmaids bouquets and a magician instead of a DJ. BrieAnn also shares details of her paleo autoimmune protocol-friendly brunch menu and the distinctly themed margaritas she added to each of her events—including one that changed colors!  
    Click here to see all the photos!

    • 26 min
    #408 How to Have a Small Disney Wedding for the Minimum Expenditure

    #408 How to Have a Small Disney Wedding for the Minimum Expenditure

    With the recent elimination of Disney’s Memories package for elopements and vow renewals, you may be wondering if it is possible to have a small wedding at Walt Disney World for the lowest of the new Event Minimum Expenditures. Today, Memories bride Mariela Betancourt joins me to show you exactly how to pull off a small wedding or vow renewal at the lowest possible price, including tips for customizing and enhancing your event while staying within the minimum. Mari shares what she learned during her own planning, what she’d do differently now, and whether she thinks a Disney wedding under the new pricing structure is still worth it.
    Click here for resources and to see Mari's photos!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #407 Shelby & Daniel's Oak Manor Lawn Wedding

    #407 Shelby & Daniel's Oak Manor Lawn Wedding

    Today, Shelby Baird shares the story of her ceremony at Port Orleans Riverside's Oak Manor Lawn and reception at the Grand Floridian's St. Augustine Ballroom. You'll hear how she and Daniel chose this unique ceremony venue and get answers to frequently asked questions about using it. Shelby also shares her top planning tips, best menu items and favorite cake flavors. And you'll learn how she worked with Disney on her elaborate floral and decor. 
    Click here to see all the photos!

    • 25 min
    #406 Classic Episode: How to Save a Bundle on Your Bar

    #406 Classic Episode: How to Save a Bundle on Your Bar

    The Disney Wedding Podcast will return with a new episode next week! In the meantime, please enjoy this classic episode full of timeless tips.
    Wading through Disney’s beverage options and bar packages can be overwhelming and confusing. And if price is a factor, it can be especially difficult trying to estimate how much your guests will drink.
    On today’s show, I’m joined by Beth Landry, who shares her experience coordinating bars for six private events. Together we break down the three different ways to pay for the bar, compare package vs. bill-on-consumption bars, explain how to BYOB, and offer lots of tips for saving big on beverages.

    • 33 min
    #405 New Pricing for Walt Disney World Weddings!

    #405 New Pricing for Walt Disney World Weddings!

    Yesterday, Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings replaced their Wishes, Escape and Memories collections with a new pricing structure that makes every wedding and vow renewal a completely customizable event, with no guest limits or weekday restrictions.
    Today, Disney bride Shantel Kinzler joins me to discuss everything you need to know about the new way weddings are planned and priced at Walt Disney World. We cover the new flat Event Minimum Expenditure, including what counts toward it and how it is calculated based on the ceremony venue, day and time you choose. We also talk about changes to dessert parties, how to add cake and Champagne to your ceremony-only event, and what happens if you’ve already signed a contract but want to take advantage of the new pricing.
    Additionally, this episode covers the planning process from start to finish, including a timeline of the major financial milestones: paying the deposit, paying the minimum expenditure, paying the balance, and settling up after the event. And we answer frequently asked questions about these unprecedented changes to the way Disney does weddings.
    Click here to see all the photos from Shantel's wedding!

    • 53 min

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Such a beautiful thing!!

I love this podcast. Carrie and her guests are so helpful! I do not know what I would do without this podcast! At one point, I almost cried because I did not know where to start. On the DisBrides page, I noticed mention of this podcast, and I listen as much as I can. I also purchased Carrie’s book, and it is my Bible. ❤️❤️❤️
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The Disney Wedding Podcast is so helpful to anyone even remotely interested in having a Disney Wedding or in what goes into the planning of a Disney Party. Tons of information and helpful budgeting tips. I had no idea that there were so many options at the Disney resorts for Weddings, Receptions, Vow Renewals, Anniversary Celebrations, and pretty much any celebration you would like to have. This podcast and its corresponding website has pretty much everything you need or want to know.

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We’ve picked up so information with this podcast. We love listening to other couples experiences and take notes for ideas for our own. Listening this past year this podcast has helped us out tremendously as we prep for ours this upcoming December at the Polynesian. From one podcaster to the next, keep the magic and great work up!

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