I’m not sure I realized the commitment I was making when deciding to do a blog. I feel compelled to write every day, even if I only have a few followers. Writing the blog is both a commitment and a challenge to myself to be creative and think of something to write daily. Titling the blog “disneytripandstuff” adds additional complexity to try to tie-in a Disney theme every day.
On that note, thinking about “I do” and commitments, I thought I would look into Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. After seeing the Cinderella coach going past our room, I wondered what goes into the planning of a wedding of this type, and more importantly, the cost.
This information is not easily found on the Disney Wedding web-site. I had to enter some information and pretend that I was planning a vow renewal to be able to download the brochure. The weddings are divided into three categories; Escape Collection, Wishes Collection and Couture Collection. Looking at the descriptions of each, I would categorize them as expensive, more expensive and outrageously expensive. Given that the there are no prices in the brochure, I would make the assumption that if you have to ask how much it costs, you probably cannot afford it.
A description of the Escape collection gives the impression of a small intimate ceremony; a two tiered wedding cake, and a two bottles of champagne serving 12, along with some photography, musical accompaniment, a few pictures and a limousine ride. Did not see anything about a carriage in that scenario. I did look into this a few years ago with thoughts of a Disney Vow Renewal at Boardwalk Villas. Price tag: $4,000. I love, Mr. T, and would like nothing better than to renew our vows in our favorite vacation spot, but that price was too steep for me.
So you can imagine that the price goes up from there to the all-inclusive, no holds barred, Couture Collection. In the interest of time, I just quickly perused the web details, but noticed such items as; draping the ballroom, wedding team, designer gown, crystal and flower petals, custom food and beverage, custom table linens. Finding the pricing tab, I see that the Couture collection STARTS from $65,000! Now I ask you, doesn’t this seem crazy for ONE day? Most of the people I know would prefer to have that money for a down payment on a house.
So, to my daughters, you MAY be able to have a an Escape Collection wedding, but only if you pay for half. For Mr. T and I, we may walk over to Sea Breeze Point at the Boardwalk and look longingly into each other’s eye and profess our love and commitment to one another and that will be our “free” vow renewal. Price of the vacation is not included.
What do you think about the outrageous cost of a wedding? How much is too much?