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Where are you/did you getting married?

We've had several people getting ready for honeymoons in WDW, so I thought I'd just leave this up here for people to weigh in on where they are or did get married.

We got married in a very small church in Pennsylvania (long story) and we actually didn't ever have a real honeymoon, although we've had several trips we referred to as our make-up honeymoons. None were in WDW though!

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I missed this thread earlier, but mine is fairly unique.

My wife and I signed the papers on a house in the morning, moved furniture all day from our two apartments into the house, cleaned up in the early evening to get married, then changed and moved MORE stuff into the house.

We got married in front of the fireplace in the den in our house, with just a couple of witnesses, and the ceremony being performed by a judge who was a friend of mine.

Best thing about the whole thing was that my judge friend had played golf that afternoon and totally forgot about coming over. I gave him a call, and he rushed over and married us in his robe, complete with golf pants underneath!

A unique ceremony indeed.

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MouseTraveler wrote:
I missed this thread earlier, but mine is fairly unique.

My wife and I signed the papers on a house in the morning, moved furniture all day from our two apartments into the house, cleaned up in the early evening to get married, then changed and moved MORE stuff into the house.

We got married in front of the fireplace in the den in our house, with just a couple of witnesses, and the ceremony being performed by a judge who was a friend of mine.

Best thing about the whole thing was that my judge friend had played golf that afternoon and totally forgot about coming over. I gave him a call, and he rushed over and married us in his robe, complete with golf pants underneath!

A unique ceremony indeed.



That sounds just about right. muchlove

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We got married in mid-town Manhattan in a restaurant with an indoor garden. We chose NYC because we met there and got engaged there. We also wanted to have a small wedding and invite only our closest friends and immediate family without people feeling excluded.

We ended up having about 25 people from both coasts at our afternoon wedding. We had the ceremony and reception at the restaurant. We kept the reception to dinner and cake and left out dancing and all that. After the reception we went around the city doing photos, nothing was as fun as being photographed in Times Square and having tourists take our picture too, thinking we were someone important!

Later that evening, we changed and met up with our friends and went bar hopping around the city. It was a blast!

It was the perfect day! Nothing flashy or crazy, just our favorite people spending an important day with us. I just wish we could do it again!

We did our Honeymoon about six months later and spent four days at Disneyland followed by a week on Maui.

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DisneyLove wrote:
We got married in mid-town Manhattan in a restaurant with an indoor garden. We chose NYC because we met there and got engaged there. We also wanted to have a small wedding and invite only our closest friends and immediate family without people feeling excluded.

We ended up having about 25 people from both coasts at our afternoon wedding. We had the ceremony and reception at the restaurant. We kept the reception to dinner and cake and left out dancing and all that. After the reception we went around the city doing photos, nothing was as fun as being photographed in Times Square and having tourists take our picture too, thinking we were someone important!

Later that evening, we changed and met up with our friends and went bar hopping around the city. It was a blast!

It was the perfect day! Nothing flashy or crazy, just our favorite people spending an important day with us. I just wish we could do it again!

We did our Honeymoon about six months later and spent four days at Disneyland followed by a week on Maui.

What restaurant if you don't mind me asking? Sounds like lots of fun!

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DW and I had a big wedding--lots of parental input about the guest list. We were just kids, so we weren't thinking about all the other ways we could have used that money later in life! The day ended up less stressful than it could have been, but I think we're both considering doing a small vow renewal in the next few years and will trade for an intimate ceremony this time.

Anyone done vow renewal at Disney?

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re doing a big wedding - he has a big family and we have a lot of friends. We will be getting married at a Country Club on August 1 (which is where my parents had their reception on August 2, 29 years before).

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caitiesus wrote:
re doing a big wedding - he has a big family and we have a lot of friends. We will be getting married at a Country Club on August 1 (which is where my parents had their reception on August 2, 29 years before).

I can't remember, are you heading to Orlando that night?

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caitiesus wrote:
(which is where my parents had their reception on August 2, 29 years before).


That's great! What are your wedding colors--and how's planning going??

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SpaceAce wrote:

Anyone done vow renewal at Disney?

We haven't, but I've thought about it. Instead of doing the big ceremony at the wedding pavilion, I thought about announcing that we're going to do it about a year in advance, (to allow interested friends time to work it into their schedules) then getting one of the Grand Villas at OKW and have someone with "marrying powers" come in and do it there, followed by a nice reception or something.

I can see an entire thread at Disboards about this! laugh (Maybe I could con...er... CONVINCE some folks to come with presents!!!!!)

In the "this is probably a really dumb question" department, is there ANY need of actually making it official like with license and stuff? After all, you already ARE married!

(My wife's best friend got married at Caesar's Palace in Vegas. She announced it a year in advance and everyone had time to make their plans and get there. It was great!)

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MouseTraveler wrote:
I thought about announcing that we're going to do it about a year in advance, (to allow interested friends time to work it into their schedules)


I think that's a great idea. I'm a big fan of destination weddings/celebrations--they weed out the folks who don't really want to come and give the folks who need a vacation the excuse to take one!

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Donna and I got married in our back yard. We had about 10 guests. Our next door neighbor (who is a licensed minister) did the ceremony...she was the only one that wore a tie...lol

Our reception was in the front yard...a huge tent, tables and chairs...and a catered BBQ meal with all the fixin's. We planned on about 30 people being there (they said they were coming) and when only 10 showed up...I ate BBQ pork and chicken for DAYS!!!

And part of my plans for our next WDW trip is a vow renewal.

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Great pic, Mike! Is that a tartan you're wearing?

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Mike&Donna wrote:

Our reception was in the front yard...a huge tent, tables and chairs...and a catered BBQ meal with all the fixin's. We planned on about 30 people being there (they said they were coming) and when only 10 showed up...I ate BBQ pork and chicken for DAYS!!!

Yikes! I think I might open a stand or something. Who wants to eat the same thing for that long! laugh

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My husband and I got married on a rooftop garden at a historic [haunted, haha] hotel in Palm Beach. The reception was downstairs and everything was in the essence of the 1930's-1940's to match the atmosphere of the hotel. It was fantastic! That was 6.5 years ago but still feels like yesterday.

Edit: Forget to mention that we spent our honeymoon traveling the coast of California; Disneyland first, then stayed at Loew's on Santa Monica Beach, drove up to Carmel/Big Sur/Monterey, stayed in a wood cabin, etc. it was beautiful. Driving Highway 1 was the most amazing part!

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DisneyLife4Us wrote:
My husband and I got married on a rooftop garden at a historic [haunted, haha] hotel in Palm Beach. The reception was downstairs and everything was in the essence of the 1930's-1940's to match the atmosphere of the hotel. It was fantastic! That was 6.5 years ago but still feels like yesterday.

Edit: Forget to mention that we spent our honeymoon traveling the coast of California; Disneyland first, then stayed at Loew's on Santa Monica Beach, drove up to Carmel/Big Sur/Monterey, stayed in a wood cabin, etc. it was beautiful. Driving Highway 1 was the most amazing part!

Sounds very romantic and actually pretty nostalgic -- like a wedding and honeymoon that could have taken place back in the 40's. I can just see that couple driving up the coast and staying in a log cabin in 1943... muchlove

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SpaceAce wrote:
Great pic, Mike! Is that a tartan you're wearing?


Yup...thats a tartan...my family colors. And if the picture had been taken a little farther back...I had on my kilt too!

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Mike&Donna wrote:
SpaceAce wrote:
Great pic, Mike! Is that a tartan you're wearing?


Yup...thats a tartan...my family colors. And if the picture had been taken a little farther back...I had on my kilt too!

That's great. I wish I had family colors. Maybe we'll make some up.

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See, even when you just have a nice shindig in your own house the guests still make life difficult by not eating all the food. That's why you should elope! silly