Planning to have a Disney fairy tale wedding? You’re not alone! Walt Disney World hosts over 2,300 weddings every year.
Getting married at Walt Disney World? It’s definitely not a surprising question, as Walt Disney World is reportedly the most popular wedding/ honeymoon location in America since 1995, when Disney went officially into the wedding business. It’s not like we need proof of the numbers, anyway — it’s only natural for such an event location to be a success.
And why is that? Possibly because there are few times when people are more eager to express their love of fairy-tales and the fantastic than during the most romantic day of their lives. And there are still fewer girls who haven’t dreamed of playing fairy or crown princess to their Prince Charmings. So, what better location than the most fairytalish venue of them all, Walt Disney World?
Whether you feel Walt Disney weddings are magical or awful, tasteful or detestable, the fact is, some people love them. At Disney, the fairytale wedding is a thriving business, and the weddings live up to the dreams of the people who plan them.
But as in all fairytales, the sparkle comes at a price: the simplest possible wedding at Walt Disney World will run you about $3,500, and this for an intimate affair with up to 10 guests. That price will buy you a four-night honeymoon at Disney resort, a daylight ceremony, a wedding cake, a bouquet for the bride, a marriage certificate (signed by Mickey!), and several other trimmings, but no reception.
For a “Custom Wedding,” a more flexible package that includes more than 10 guests, a ceremony and a personalized reception, costs climb fast, starting from $7,500. And in fact, an average Disney wedding with around 100 guests costs $20,000.
If you’re the kind of person whose imagination is set on fire by the prospect of a Disney wedding — and chances are good you are if you’re reading this article — the fact is that at Walt Disney World, you really can have almost anything you can imagine… at least, as long as you can afford it. The well-heeled bride can wave her magic wand and call up:
- Cinderella’s glass coach (rented for $2,200),
- a white dove fly-over (as little as $250!),
- private fireworks ($2,500) or confetti cannons ($500),
- and can even privately book the Magic Kingdom (this one would cost $42,000 or more to rent for a reception, not counting other expenses).
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