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Plan your ideal Disney wedding, vow renewal 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 • 167 Ratings

Plan your ideal Disney wedding, vow renewal 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.

    #632 Jen & Jared's Aulani Wedding

    #632 Jen & Jared's Aulani Wedding

    This week, Jen Wong shares the story of her wedding ceremony and reception at Aulani's Lanikūhonua. You'll hear how she and Jared chose their venue, found their vendors, and prioritized guest experience for such a large group—including fun touches like mini surfboards instead of a guest book and light-up leis that doubled as escort cards. And Jen shares why they decided to do a private cake-cutting instead of a first look!
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    • 19 min
    #631 Océane & David's Summerhouse Vow Renewal

    #631 Océane & David's Summerhouse Vow Renewal

    Today, Océane Hirschi shares the story of planning her Wedding Pavilion ceremony, Summerhouse pre-reception, and Tamu Tamu Courtyard reception from Switzerland! Because she and David had to cancel their original Disney wedding when COVID closed the borders, they took extra care to customize their vow renewal when they were finally able to have one three years later. You’ll hear why they changed both their pre-reception and reception venues once they were able to visit them in person,  where they focused their budget, and what they would change if they could!
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    • 31 min
    #630 Ronan & Kanver's Magic Kingdom Wedding

    #630 Ronan & Kanver's Magic Kingdom Wedding

    This week, Ronan Zhang and Kanver Bhandal share the story of their East Plaza Garden ceremony in Magic Kingdom and Terrace des Fleurs reception at EPCOT! You’ll hear how they made strategic choices that saved money on décor and entertainment so they could splurge on their ceremony venue. They also share how they managed to have a first dance despite EPCOT’s prohibition on amplified entertainment at outdoor venues during park hours—by choreographing their dance to part of the fireworks’ soundtrack!
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    • 21 min
    #629 Ashton & Nick's Grand Floridian Wedding

    #629 Ashton & Nick's Grand Floridian Wedding

    Today, Ashton Soriano shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion, reception at the Grand Floridian Convention Center's St. Augustine Ballrooms A–D, and rehearsal dinner at UK Lochside in EPCOT. Among her top wedding-day priorities were menu planning and reception floral and décor, so in this episode Ashton shares her favorite dishes and how she worked with Disney's preferred vendor to bring her reception vision to life. You'll also hear where she and Nick saved their money and her top tips for anyone planning a wedding at Walt Disney World!
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    • 21 min
    #628 Brittany & Michael's Disney Cruise Wedding

    #628 Brittany & Michael's Disney Cruise Wedding

    This week, Brittany Evans shares the story of her cruise wedding aboard the Disney Wish, with a ceremony in the Grand Hall and a celebration in The Bayou. She discusses how she and Michael planned the event from Canada, including their decision to use Lovestream to live stream the wedding for friends and  family back home. And you’ll hear Brittany’s top tips for anyone considering a wedding or vow renewal aboard a Disney cruise!
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    • 16 min
    #627 Anna & Kirk's EPCOT Wedding

    #627 Anna & Kirk's EPCOT Wedding

    Today, Anna Newmeyer shares the story of her ceremony at EPCOT’s Place de Remy, reception at Sea Breeze Point, and dessert party at Vikings Landing in Norway. You’ll hear how she made smart budget tradeoffs like keeping the guest list small, having the first dances at the ceremony venue (to eliminate music at the reception), and making all the bouquets from Trader Joe’s flowers so she could afford splurges like an appearance by Mickey and Minnie and a ride mix-in on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure! Anna also discusses how she turned multiple reservations at the Grand Floridian Cafe and Boma into an inexpensive rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch!
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

leilanih124 ,

Thank you!

Thank you Carrie for everything you do! Your book is amazing! Your consolations are extremely helpful as is the podcast! Thank you thank you thank you!

Lashtown ,

Menu Planning

I loved the menu planning episode from your book and website I downloaded and printed past and current menus. I then put them in a binder and used them at the menu tasting for our wedding. When talking to a chef it made it easier to plan our menu because I could go back and forth between new menus and old menus. The chef was so surprised how prepared we were with our menu planning. Thank you for your book and everything you do.

ejs22016 ,

LIFELINE AND LIFELONG HOBBY

this podcast is beyond amazing. Not only does it update regularly and give the best details ever, it is so easy to listen to that I essentially
Listen to it nonstop on the daily (even though my Disney wedding is over lol). Carrie is extremely thorough and there is DETAIL here not just surface level. The advice is worth its weight in gold. It is impossible to have a Disney wedding without listening to this podcast and getting her book. thank you Carrie for the amazing podcast!!!!!

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