Okay y’all, it has been SO HARD to keep the secret for the past few days… BUT WE GOT OUR WEDDING DATE!
We (jk actually Grant) wanted to wait until we signed our contract to publicly share, however considering that won’t be for about 2 weeks from now I can’t stand to wait anymore! But you could say that “The Force” was with us on May the 4th, because at 9:55 am we got an email from our wedding planner and we got EVERYTHING we wanted!
We were both genuinely shocked that we got EVERYTHING we wanted for our wedding day. We got our priority date, May 4th, as well as our time, reception/ceremony location, AND Cinderella’s Glass Carriage!
Once we picked our jaws up off of the floor, told our parents and wedding party. And honestly, everyone was equally surprised that we got all of our boxes checked. Even our wedding planner wasn’t convinced we’d get everything – since May 4th is a high demand date (because Star Wars) and the Carriage only does 1 wedding per day. Needless to say we are pleasantly surprised and absolutely thrilled!
May 4th was our top choice for date and we knew that they booked everything exactly one year out on their end, but we really weren’t sure if they would contact us that day or not. Naturally, we were super excited when the email came through! A few weeks before our date we were nervous because we had emailed our planner & she had told us she was getting furloughed. She had given us an alternative email (a basic Disney Weddings email) for us to contact if we had any questions and told us that someone else would be booking us. However, when we contacted that email a few days later she responded to it..? I’m still not exactly sure what happened with that, but I guess it doesn’t matter now lol.
So let’s get into the details! Where are we getting married? What time? Etc.
Date: Tuesday May 4th, 2021
Ceremony: Disney’s Wedding Pavilion at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – 9:30am
Reception: California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – 10:30am-3:30pm brunch
Like I said before, we got everything we wanted right down to the carriage and brunch reception! While I don’t know too many people personally who have had Disney weddings, I have to say this is pretty rare. One thing they ram into your head at your first meeting is that you’ll have to be flexible & you most likely will not get all of your first choices – which is why you provide them with 5 choices. I think the one thing we had on our side is that we chose a date during the week (despite it being a high demand date) and we wanted a morning ceremony and brunch reception.
Our email containing our information not only included that, but information on payment, our contract, as well as room blocking. We filled out our information as well as our room blocking the day we received the email. Now we are just waiting to sign our contract as well as a link to pay our down payment. Everything is officially reserved for us, it just takes some time to write up the documents on Disney’s end. We were told at the beginning of the planning process that it can take up to one month after we get our date to sign the contract.
I’ll be doing a HUGE blog post sometime soon that includes more in depth information including pricing. I’ve also decided to do a separate blog post about room blocking because it can get a bit confusing.
I just want to thank you all for reading along with this journey! I’m so grateful that so many of you have been so intrigued with this topic. This definitely isn’t your average wedding so I appreciate y’all bearing with me.
Until next time!