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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 • 145 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.

    #503 Kelci & Austin's Narcoossee's Wedding

    #503 Kelci & Austin's Narcoossee's Wedding

    This week, Kelci Marsee shares the story of her Wedding Pavilion ceremony and Narcoossee's reception! After pricing out a local wedding and realizing they'd be able to get married and have a vacation for less at Walt Disney World, she and Austin planned their Disney wedding in less than four months. Kelci discusses how she was reluctant to give up the idea of an evening wedding but ended up loving the brunch event they had (two words: Mickey waffles)! Plus, she shares how Disney made it up to them after the reception was bumped from the original venue at the last minute (two more words: Mickey and Minnie)!
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    • 15 min
    #502 Kimberly & Luke's GM Lounge Wedding

    #502 Kimberly & Luke's GM Lounge Wedding

    Today, Kimberly Bade shares the story of her 2019 ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion and reception at GM Lounge at EPCOT, complete with a ride mix-in on Soarin'! You'll hear how she and Luke chose these venues, where they splurged and saved, and Kimberly's top tips for menu and party planning (hint: get an extra bartender!). You'll also hear about her epic pre-getting-ready photo session with her bridesmaids around the Polynesian Village Resort, including a hilarious mishap that ended up being Kimberly's favorite memory of the day! 
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    • 16 min
    #501 Alesha & Dilin's Tower of Terror Wedding

    #501 Alesha & Dilin's Tower of Terror Wedding

    This week, Alesha DeCample shares the story of her ceremony at Tower of Terror and celebration at Italy Isola, with bridal portrait sessions at Magic Kingdom and the Grand Floridian. Alesha shares how she and Dilin chose their venues, including how they worked within the restrictions and requirements of an after-hours event in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. She also discusses menus items and cake flavors, the timeline for an after-hours event, and her favorite splurge: the aisle petal swirl seen at Sleeping Beauty Castle in Season 2 of the Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings TV show!
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    • 12 min
    #500 Bailey & Allen's EPCOT Wedding

    #500 Bailey & Allen's EPCOT Wedding

    Today on the 500th episode of the Disney Wedding Podcast, Disney bride Bailey Dowling shares the story of her ceremony at Italy Isola, reception at California Grill and dessert party at Living Seas Salon and UK Lochside, with a ride mix-in on Soarin’! Bailey’s top priority was getting bridal portraits with the Harmonious fireworks show, and today she discusses what the view is like from the UK and how much her guests loved the experience. She also shares how she customized California Grill’s brunch menu to a specific price point and added vegan and vegetarian options for her guests. And you’ll hear how an ill-timed announcement on EPCOT’s loudspeakers ended up becoming one of Bailey’s favorite memories of the day!
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    • 15 min
    #499 Bayley & Chris' Waldorf Astoria Orlando Wedding

    #499 Bayley & Chris' Waldorf Astoria Orlando Wedding

    This week, Chris Dildey shares the story of his ceremony at the Signature Island and reception at the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria at Walt Disney World. Although he had initially wanted a Yacht Club Disney wedding with a Swan & Dolphin reception, he knew by the way Bayley lit up when they toured the Waldorf that this was the venue for them! Today Chris shares his top tips for finding vendors and incorporating Disney touches into your wedding, as well as his best planning advice for anyone considering an alternative to Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. Plus, you’ll hear how he was able to fulfill his dream of arriving at the ceremony like Prince Charming in his very own pumpkin coach!
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    • 18 min
    #498 Vanessa & Sam's Grand Floridian Wedding

    #498 Vanessa & Sam's Grand Floridian Wedding

    Today, Vanessa Gallagher shares the story of her March 2020 ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion, cake and Champagne celebration at the Grand Floridian’s Grand Terrace, and reception at Paddlefish. You’ll hear how she and Sam plussed their event with bridal portrait sessions at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, followed by informal photos with Disney characters at Chef Mickey’s. Plus, Vanessa shares lots of great advice for those planning events at Paddlefish, including top menu items and the one part of the contract you don’t want to miss!
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

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!

ShesJoanielicious ,

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. ❤️❤️❤️
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

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