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  • On Jul 26, 2010
    Jacqueline from MS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! I have always dreamed of a WDW wedding and the Escape package is definitely within my budget but I do have a large family. I see that the Wishes weddings require a $12,000 minimum. In your opinion, is it possible to stay in that $12,000 price range?

    Jacqueline, a Disney wedding is the most magical event!  I know it is hard to make the decision about what kind of wedding to have there and it ultimately comes down to the financial end of it all.

    You can certainly keep a Wishes package within a reasonable $12,000 price range.  You can have the wedding take place during the week which will cut costs and also have the reception before 2:00pm. Both of these suggestions will leave some open space to spend for a little more in areas such as music, flowers, entertainment, photography, and food and beverage.  Your Disney wedding planner will help you with decisions about where you can save and where you might want to spend a little more according to your interests.

    I am sure you have read the pricing about both of these packages but click HERE to see the pricing page again.

    Make a list of your priorities for a wedding before you talk with the consultant.  Let him or her know what you will need to make this a magical memory.  Many young women choose a garden location versus the wedding chapel so they can cut the cost but put more into the food and beverages.  Some brides want a band and others will accept a DJ for the reception.  Disney can do just about anything and brides need to remember it all comes with a price tag.   But every wedding at Disney is just as important whether you have simple appetizers served or sit down meals. Stay strong and don't be tempted with the great offerings if you need to stay within a strict budget. If you can do this then you should not have any trouble.  Remember too that Disney offers the special rates to your guests when they book at Walt Disney World for the wedding!

    Have fun with the process and planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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