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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 • 142 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.

    #479 Christy & Mike's Swan + Paddlefish Wedding

    #479 Christy & Mike's Swan + Paddlefish Wedding

    This week, Christy Carey shares the story of her Crescent Terrace ceremony at the Swan & Dolphin and Paddlefish reception. She and Mike wanted to be married at Disney but also needed cost-effective and flexible venues that would allow them to choose all their own vendors. Today you’ll hear how Christy chose those vendors, where she saved and splurged, and what ended up being her favorite memory of the day.
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    • 17 min
    #478 Mystee & Mike's Italy Pavilion Wedding

    #478 Mystee & Mike's Italy Pavilion Wedding

    Today, Mystee Ipong shares the story of her ceremony at EPCOT’s Italy Pavilion, meal at Sea Breeze Point, and dessert party at the Whitehall Room & Patio—plus a welcome party at Animal Kingdom’s Tamu Tamu Courtyard and ride mix-in on Avatar Flight of Passage! When Mike and Mystee had to cancel their 400-person hometown wedding due to COVID-19, they decided to add a smaller wedding to their honeymoon at Walt Disney World. In this episode you’ll hear how Mystee surprised Mike with an appearance by Steamboat Willie at their dessert party, her favorite menu items from each of her events, and why she had to hide in a closet before the ceremony!
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    • 19 min
    #477 Alex & Kiefer's Grand Floridian Wedding

    #477 Alex & Kiefer's Grand Floridian Wedding

    This week, Alex Gonzales shares the story of her ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion, reception at the Grand Floridian Ballroom Salons VI-IX, and after-party at Pixar Alley in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! She discusses the best decisions they made for their COVID-era wedding, including the menu items they loved the most, how glad they were to have Mickey and Minnie (even with physical distancing), and how much fun their dessert party and Tower of Terror ride mix-in were, even without a showing of Fantasmic! Plus Alex shares her top tip for other couples: Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the middle of your wedding is a unique unity ceremony AND a great way to sneak a snack into a hectic day!
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    • 14 min
    #476 Taralyn & Christopher's EPCOT Wedding

    #476 Taralyn & Christopher's EPCOT Wedding

    Today, Taralyn Cyccone shares the story of her February 2020 Canada Terrace ceremony and Living Seas Salon reception in EPCOT. Making budgetary tradeoffs like having a mid-week brunch and doing DIY décor allowed Taralyn and Christopher to afford all their must-have items for the wedding, including a surprise appearance by Mickey and Minnie! Today, she shares tons of great money-saving tips, including how she was able to bring her own centerpieces to a theme park reception by putting numbers on them so they’d qualify as table numbers instead. She even has advice for saving money on your wedding gown!
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    • 16 min
    #475 Amber & James' At-Home Disney Wedding

    #475 Amber & James' At-Home Disney Wedding

    This week, Amber Farrow shares the story of her epic elopement on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats after her Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding at Sea Breeze Point was pushed back a year due to the pandemic. Due to 50 mph winds and rain, she and James ended up doing their ceremony twice: once for the few family and friends who were able to make it to the site, and again for all their guests the following day! A few months later, they held a Disney-themed reception for those who won’t be able to attend their rescheduled Walt Disney World ceremony. Today, Amber shares lots of great tips for bringing Disney to your at-home wedding, including the story behind her all-wood (really!) bouquet and the giant “fire extinguisher” balloon arch over their Wall-E wedding cake! She also offers her best advice for anyone whose wedding plans are still up in the air due to the pandemic.
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    • 24 min
    #474 Savannah & Drew's Grand Floridian Wedding

    #474 Savannah & Drew's Grand Floridian Wedding

    Today, Savannah Sims shares the story of her 2019 ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion and reception at the Grand Floridian Convention Center’s St. Augustine Ballroom. She and Drew were at Disney when they learned their original wedding venue was closing, and they made the decision to switch to a Disney wedding that day! Today she shares her best tips for sticking to your wedding budget, whether it’s eliminating experiences guests don’t expect anyway or getting double duty out of a photo backdrop instead of paying for lots of flowers. She also offers recommendations for menu planning and ensuring all your guests have an enjoyable, stress-free time by foregoing the bridal party.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 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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