A $16,299 Maui Lahaina Loft Wedding (140 Guests)
Beef medallions with rissotto and mushrooms.
$89.10 per order
Citrus salmon with pilaf and baby veg
$74.70 per order
Vegetarian – butternut squash ravioli with baby broccolini and parmesan (This was a WINNER)
$71.10 per order
Cocktail hour food:
Beer cheese soup shooters with mini pretzel bread, chicken and waffle fritters with maple syrup, and crab cakes.
$33.30 per person ($1,398.60)
2 @ 31.50
Food Total: $4,878.80
Open bar for 4 hours, premium liquor. You can have them close the bar during the meal or first dance or speeches to save money.
$56.00 per person
2 non-drinkers at $31.50 per person
Drink Total: $2,639
Disney charges a 24% service fee on top of all food and beverage
TOTAL FOOD & DRINK: $10,281.72
Our package was for 8 hours of coverage and a minimum of 800 photos as well as an engagement session. Our photographer, Emma Anne Photography is amazing. Even the guests were talking about how wonderful she was.
At Disney the Ceremony includes essentially everything except the officiant. You get the location, the chairs (if they aren’t already there), a sound system, a mic for the groom, table for unity ceremony, and a live musician. We had a violinist.
Yes it costs this much to be able to hook up your iPod to play music at a reception, but this also includes the mic for speeches and a technician there the whole time to make sure everything sounds great. A DJ still costs more.
We had a three tier cake. Two layers were funfetti cake with the grey stuff filling (cookies and cream), and one layer was churro cake with cream cheese frosting. Everyone loved both flavors.
I paid $215 for my trial but didn’t end up liking the woman who did my trial, so I went with a vendor recommended by my photographer.
We used About Face Design Team. They were absolutely amazing. This price included their travel and the early morning (as we started at 4am) as well has have two people so that we could get done at the same time. Highly recommend.
Brides Hair Floral $50.00
Wrist Corsages $66.00 One for MOB and one for MOG
Boutonniere $39.00 One for FOB, one for FOG, one for Dad.
Ceremony Decor $910.00
This included the altar floral, two floral sprays for the first two pews, and 6 lanterns with floral.
Cocktail Hour Decor $118.00 This included bubble bowls filled with roses and gel and scattered Cinderella carriage confetti.
Decor Moving Fee $100.00 We reused all our ceremony decor at our reception. For this fee they moved it all for us. It looked soo beautiful!
Mickey Escort Cards $241.00 We had white chocolate Mickey’s printed with our guests table number and name.
Pink Table Overlays $156.00 All white linen is included, but any colored items you need to rent.
We chose to do one hour of videography which included our whole ceremony and a 60 second montage from the ceremony and right before and after. We used Team Kelly and they were so wonderful to work with. We were thrilled that they were happy to work with us on smaller budget.
Luna Novias style Versal
Groom got his suit at a Brooks Brothers outlet because the store didn’t have what we wanted. It ended up being a great choice.
With Disney you can set up a room block, which basically is hold that Disney will put on a certain number of rooms for your guests. If your guests fill a certain number of rooms, you get two nights free. We only had to purchase one additional night and I used my Cast Discount to get this rate.
We used transportation to pick everyone up at their hotel to get them to the ceremony and then back after, plus a few additional vehicles for our family to come get ready.
You get the characters for 30 minutes. This was a huge hit with our guests and worth every penny.
They charge you this fee to bring all your stuff like gifts and cards back to your room after the reception is over.
We used Ceremonies by Kelly and she was absolutely amazing. So kind and calm. We chose one of her beautifully written ceremonies and customized it for us.
-We had no bridal party so this saved a lot of money off the bad
-The biggest cost factor at a Disney wedding, though, is going to be your price per person for Food and Beverage. You have a per person minimum you must meet depending on the time of day of your ceremony. So the easiest way to save money with a Disney wedding is to have less guests. Even though it is pricey, the food was really delicious and we were able to customize our menu.
-Also, Disney includes a lot of things for free. For example the reception space and all the tables and chairs, linen, silverware, cake stand, serving/cutting knife, and waitstaff, thats all included.
-The Floral and Decor team was truly a blast to work with. They can do literally anything you want, you just have to ask. All pricing is custom, but I thought Disney’s Floral and Decor prices were really fair. If you’re going all out with floral or you want to bring in a lot of outside decor/furniture you may consider an outside vendor to save money, but for us what we had is minimal and the peace of mind of knowing that would take care of everything including moving the decor from the ceremony to the reception was worth it.
-Disney does have their own photography team, however I highly recommend bringing in your own photographer. Disney’s team, though they are professionals, ultimately work for Disney so you won’t know who you’re getting until shortly before your wedding and there is no guarantee you will get who you request.
-Also I have to say this to be fair, we loved our Disney wedding and our actual day was simply magical, but I had some issues with customer service. Disney is a pretty unique place where they can have as many as 10 weddings happening in one day (maybe more!). Now that it isn’t every day, but the planner you work with will have a lot of other couples and sometimes it feels like you have to ask a lot to get the information you need. This isn’t to say I wouldn’t do it again, but my expectations on the customer service were high and I was let down.
-Our biggest priority was that we wanted all of our friends and family (most who do not live in Orlando) to be taken care of and have a fantastic time. We were definitely able to achieve this.