Disney Carriage Rides

Are you looking for something romantic to do on your next Disney vacation?  If you’re looking for something out of the parks, why not try a horse and carriage ride at one of the resorts?  Carriage rides are available at both Port Orleans Riverside and Fort Wilderness.

My husband and I had the pleasure of going on a carriage ride at Fort Wilderness and were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed it.  The carriages are stationed across from Crockett’s Tavern.  When you board the carriage, your guide will ask you what route you’d like to take.  You can do a rustic route through the trails that connect Fort Wilderness to Wilderness Lodge, or you can take another route that will allow you to view the water on your ride.

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Fort Wilderness really feels like worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the parks so it is a perfect way to spend a relaxing evening. You can even arrange to have champagne or wine on your ride. During the colder months, your driver will provide you with blankets.  If you visit during Christmas time, you can ask to go on a route that will let you view all of the decorations campers have used to decorate their RVs and campsites.

The ride lasts for 25 minutes and costs $45 (including tax). The one downside is that you cannot use a credit card, but you can use your Disney room key (or cash!) The first carriage leaves at 6 P.M. and the last one leaves at 9:30.  During certain times of the year, you can time it right so that you can view the fireworks while you are on your ride.

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This photo is from: wdwpionears website

What other romantic things have you done on your Disney Honeymoon? We’d love to hear about them!

Thanks to one of our Disneymooner Pixies, Jennifer for this article.  To read more about  tips and trends to make your wedding stand out, please visit our Disneymooner Forums

 

Disney Wedding boutonnieres

Whether you’re having an elegant wedding or a something more casual, it’s always fun to throw in something that is fun or has special meaning.  A great way to do this is with boutonnieres.  Typically boutonnieres are flowers that coordinate with the other floral decor, but that’s not the only option.  You can incorporate your fiance’s favorite movie, sports team, hobby, etc. with small touches.

Since we are all Disney fans around here I’ve pulled some examples off of Pinterest that show hidden Mickeys, various characters, even Disney name tags!  Use these as inspiration to create something for your wedding that is unique to you two as a couple or just plain fun!

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

Hidden Mickey

Hidden Mickey

Character Pins

Character Pins

Vintage Donald

Vintage Donald

Up!

Up!

Disney Name Tags

Disney Name Tags

Mischievous Stitch hanging from pocket

Mischievous Stitch hanging from pocket

Perhaps you did something different with your “bouts” do let us know?

Thanks to our Disneyland Wedding Guru Debbie for this article.  To read more about  tips and trends to make your wedding stand out, please visit our Disneymooner Forums

Suggestive Saturday ~ Cocktail Hour Inspiration

I try to stay away from Pinterest because I just know it’s a drug waiting to take me over, so I like to look around other parts of the internet for inspiration and as I am a Foodie these images caught my eye and I immediately thought how they could be incorporated into a Disney Wedding.

Firstly look at these crudités in a cup, why has no-one thought of serving these before? I’ve been to many a reception where all the guests stand around a plate and therefore don’t mingle and don’t even get me started on the whole “dipping etiquette” and germs!!  If I were to do a Disney Wedding Do-Over, during my Cocktail Hour I would like these carried around on trays by servers direct to my guests rather than on a table as in this picture, I am so sold on this idea!

On that same theme, I found these Zucchini tempura (I’m guessing here) and I could imagine a Japanese themed Cocktail Hour including these and maybe Tempura Shrimp served in a similar fashion?

Found on The Knot

Found on The Knot

This got me thinking some more on themed Cocktail Hour food and I love the idea of Mini-Foods.  Just look at what you can do with mini burgers, fries, dogs and baked potatoes

found on pizzazzerie.com

found on pizzazzerie.com

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Found on YumSugar

Found on YumSugar

I’m pretty sure that some of the Chefs at Walt Disney World would totally work with you on these ideas if they haven’t already produced them before!

Did you have a theme your food at your Disney Wedding Cocktail Hour and if so what did you pick?

Fairytale Themes: Cinderella

Our Disneymooner Member and Pixie, Katie, wanted to share her Cinderella Theme for her Disney Wedding:

I always knew that I was a princess. And I always knew that I would have my wedding at Disney. So of course, once I was engaged and everyone was on board with a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding, it was decided that the theme would be Cinderella, but not the character, the aspects of the story instead. We would focus on the slipper and the coach, and focus we did.

Even before our wedding even started, we had our theme in place at my bridal shower, we, of course, needed a coach cake

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For the wedding, we started with our locations at Disney, The American Adventure Rotunda…there is no place that looks more like the castle ballroom in the world, no place else in the world that I could imagine floating across the floor dancing with my own prince charming, my new husband.
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And of course, we needed to add Cinderella’s Coach… there was never any question there…
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But it’s the little things that really make a theme…

We chose Cinderella coaches as our centerpieces and used them as ceremony decorations as well

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And made little slippers on pillows to put in the middle instead of floral

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We had the slipper sorbet

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The white chocolate slipper dessert
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Our Sparkling Wishes cake had the white chocolate castle topper
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My Swarovski Crystal tiara and jewelry had a hidden coach
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The table cards were held by little coaches
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We wrapped up slipper bottle openers as our favors
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We had a coach gobo

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We tried to think of every little area that we could tie into the theme and in the end, I truly felt like Cinderella and I did marry my Prince Charming 😉 You can too! If you are a Disney Bride and would like to read my full recaps of my wedding day, join the Forums!

What Theme will/did you have for your Disney Fairytale Wedding?

New Look for YourFairytaleWedding Blog

We had a little break but we are back and with a new theme to our blog, we hope you like it.

We have lots of new ideas,  “Trends we Love” and suggestions to share with you and assist in your Disney Wedding Planning wherever you may be getting married.

Planning a Fairytale Wedding should be as much fun as it is hard work and the articles shared here aim to give you inspiration and memories you can share with your family and friends forever, just like those shown here in this magical montage of past Disney Brides.

YourFairytaleWedding Memories

The YourFairytaleWedding Blog is run by the same people who bring you the Disneymooner Forums a place where you can interact with Disney Brides past, present and future.

Enjoy the new look!