Wishes Collection

Frequently Asked Questions
WISHES COLLECTION WEDDING QUESTIONS
QIs it acceptable etiquette to have my guests pay for their own rooms?
AAbsolutely! It is not customary for the bride and groom to pay for the travel or room expenses of their invited guests. But your guests are sure to appreciate the offer of discounted room rates and specially priced Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets, so don't fret!
QAre my guests required to stay at Walt Disney World Resort? Will they receive discounted room rates?
ANo. Your guests may stay wherever they please. However, to make it easier and more affordable for them to attend your special Disney event, we are pleased to offer discounted room rates available throughout Walt Disney World Resort. All you have to do is guarantee a minimum number of rooms or nights at hotels owned and operated by Walt Disney World Resort based on your number of guests. Your Disney Wedding Specialist will be happy to discuss these minimums in detail to ensure your comfort level.
QWhat about Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets?
AOh, yes! We offer specially priced Walt Disney World Resort park ticket options for your wedding guests. To make it even easier, your guests can pre-purchase their tickets directly through your personalized wedding website or by calling (407) 939-7693. The tickets will then be delivered to their home or their Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Easy, breezy and discounted!
QIs childcare available? We're planning an adults-only wedding.
ACertainly. We understand how important childcare can be. We're a family resort, after all! A number of options are available, ranging from in-room baby-sitting to themed children's parties held concurrently in a room adjacent to your celebration. In addition, many Walt Disney World Resort hotels offer on-site children's "clubs" where they will be fed and entertained with movies and activities. Ask your Disney Wedding Specialist for more information.
QCan Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings supply all of the wedding services I'll need?
AOne of the best things about a Wishes Collection wedding (should you choose this event package) is that you'll have the full gamut of resources offered by Walt Disney World Resort at your fingertips. These include:
  • Professional Disney Wedding Event Planner
  • Floral design
  • Photography and videography
  • Catering
  • Wedding cakes
  • Entertainment (includes decor, theming, music, landscaping, characters, lighting design, staging, etc.)
  • Musicians
  • Transportation
  • Specialty table-linen rental
  • Invitations (by referral only)
  • Wedding favors
  • Dress-pressing (by referral only)
  • Officiant (by referral only)
  • Tuxedo rental (by referral only)

Just ask and we will do everything possible to make your wishes come true.
QWill transportation be available for my guests on the day of our wedding?
ATo ensure the safety of your guests and the timeliness of your event, a motor coach charter rental is available at an additional cost. Charter bus transportation allows your guests direct and easy access to the entire wedding event as well as a return trip to their hotel at the conclusion of your celebration. In addition, the bus runs continuously throughout the event, giving those with small children or those who wish to return early (or stay late!) the opportunity to do so.
QCan I have a Catholic ceremony and be married by a priest?
AWe respect all religions; therefore, Disney's Wedding Pavilion is nondenominational. The official Orlando Catholic Diocese stance is that no wedding ceremonies will be recognized outside the Catholic Church, so we suggest you invite your own priest to perform the ceremony. We encourage you to speak with your personal clergy about your situation.
QCan Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings theme my Wishes wedding?
ASure! We love themes! In fact, it's our specialty. Many locations provide an "instant theme," such as the Living Seas Salon at Epcot or any of the Epcot pavilions, including France, Japan, the rose garden in the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada. Or how about a 1940s Americana theme with swing dancing at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's BoardWalk Inn or the ultimate Cinderella fantasy at Magic Kingdom Park? In the past, couples have created amazing themed environments, including a fog-shrouded Midsummer Night's Dream enchanted forest, Cinderella's Ball and even a Winter Wonderland, complete with an "ice-skating pond" for a dance floor. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Dream it up and we'll help make it happen!
QWhat makes a Disney wedding so unique?
AThe real "magic" surrounding a Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding is the reunion of family and friends in such a special environment. The immaculate grounds and the whimsical surroundings of Walt Disney World Resort create cherished memories that will last forever! Many of our couples incorporate special touches that reflect the location or theme. For instance, a couple who might go for a Cinderella wedding may choose a wedding cake with a white-chocolate castle as the topper or serve dessert in a white-chocolate Cinderella slipper filled with mousse on a castle-designed plate. We use music as a key element in setting the tone and executing the theme, and many of our couples choose classic Disney love songs for their first dance or ceremony music. The nature of Disney is its ability to ignite your imagination. We then help you create a wonderful reality.
MEMORIES COLLECTION WEDDING QUESTIONS
QWhat is the Memories Collection and why is it being offered?
AThe Memories Collection was established in 2011, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings. The Memories Collection is the ideal choice for those interested in renewing their vows or those who simply desire a smaller, more intimate ceremony. This collection is so popular that we have extended its availability.
QWhat is included in a Memories Collection event?
AThe Memories Collection experience starts at $2,945* and is approximately one hour in length. After a romantic ceremony at one of our beautiful venues, a photographer will be on hand to take group and couples photos. Included in your Memories Collection experience are the following:
  • Ceremony location
  • A fresh floral bridal bouquet
  • A violinist for the ceremony
  • 3 consecutive hours of limousine charter transportation for the couple on their wedding day or an In-Room Romantic Celebration at your Disney Resort hotel
  • The services of a professional Disney Photographer for up to one hour to capture the ceremony and portraits, including 20 5″ x 7″ prints
  • An on-site Wedding Coordinator for your ceremony

*Prices do not include any applicable tax, gratuity or additional fees. All products/services and pricing are subject to availability and may change at any time without notice. During certain seasons and on holidays, higher prices may apply.
QWhich locations at Walt Disney World Resort can I choose from?
AMemories Collection ceremonies may be held at any one of these unique and beautiful locations:

  • Conch Key Marina at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Sunrise Terrace at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Luau Beach at Disney's Polynesian Resort
QWhich days of the week is the Memories Collection available?
AMemories Collection events can be held on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Certain restrictions apply. Time and location are based on availability.
QHow many people can I have at my wedding? Do children count as guests?
AThe Memories Collection is designed for the couple and up to 4 guests. Children age 2 and under will not be included in the guest count.
QWhat if we have more people than the maximum number allowed?
AThe Memories Collection is designed for small parties of 6 people or fewer, including the bride and groom. If you feel that you might exceed the maximum number of guests, we encourage you to explore our other Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Collections . Our goal is to meet your needs, exceed your expectations and help you make your celebration perfect, no matter how few or many people you want in attendance. Your Wedding Coordinator can help you figure out which Collection is right for you.
QWhat is included in the In-room Romantic Celebration?
AFrom the moment you step into your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room, you'll enter a world of romance and magic that Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have helped plan the fun! They heard congratulations were in order, so they turned down the bed, sprinkled rose petals on the sheets and left chocolates on your pillows. Cozy bath towels, specially embroidered with your names, are draped across the foot of the bed, and a spa basket for 2 sits waiting for you. On the table nearby, a splash of Mickey-shaped confetti, a dozen pixie-dusted roses and a custom-matted photo of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse congratulate you Disney-style. As a special finishing touch, 3 lit candles glow around the room to set the mood. And, if you look closely, you'll find that Tinker Bell has sprinkled a little of her magic too! All of this is meant for you to enjoy, and every piece was selected for you to take home as keepsakes of your special day.
QWill there be chairs set up for the ceremony?
ABecause the Memories Collection is designed as a standing-only ceremony, chairs will not be set up.
QCan we add a private catered event to the Memories Collection?
APrivate catered events at Walt Disney World Resort are available for groups of 10 guests or more. Since the Memories Collection is designed for parties of 4 guests, in addition to the bride and groom, we cannot accommodate private catered events. However, we encourage you to contact Walt Disney World Dining at (407) WDW-DINE or online to make a reservation for your party at one of our wonderful restaurants. (Please note: Wedding attire may not be worn inside Walt Disney World Resort theme parks.)
QCan we add enhancements to our Memories Collection event?
AYes. The Memories Collection is designed to allow the addition of floral, photography and videography enhancements. If there are further enhancements you would like to add to your event, we encourage you to explore our other Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Collections.
QCan we order a boutonniere for the groom?
AAbsolutely. Every groom should have a boutonniere! You can also order personal floral touches including corsages, bridesmaid's bouquets and flower girl baskets; additional charges will apply.
QCan we add a sand ceremony or circle of love?
AYes. These unique touches are available as enhancements to the Memories Collection.
QMy ceremony is outside. What if it rains?
AEven though rain can be a sign of good luck on a wedding day, at Walt Disney World Resort, our main concern is safety. In the case of inclement weather, your Wedding Coordinator will find the best possible indoor area for your ceremony at the Resort hotel hosting your event.
QWhat should I do if I would like to upgrade my photo elements?
AWe offer a range of options bound to meet your needs. Please consult your Wedding Coordinator to learn more about adding photography enhancements to your event.
QIs there a rehearsal for my ceremony?
ABecause Memories Collection weddings are small events, a formal rehearsal is not necessary. Prior to the ceremony, your Wedding Coordinator will make sure that all parties are comfortable and will facilitate the flow of events so that your ceremony is as close to perfect as possible.
QOn the day of the event, when and where will I meet my Wedding Coordinator?
AYour Wedding Coordinator will meet you in the lobby of the Resort hotel hosting your ceremony. The time and location will be arranged and confirmed prior to your ceremony date. Your on-site Wedding Coordinator may or may not be the same person who assisted you in planning the event, but all of our Wedding Coordinators have skills and personalities that should help you feel completely comfortable and at ease.
QWhat benefits will my guests receive?
ADisney's Fairy Tale Weddings will provide you with a wedding website that lets you share all the details with your guests. Through this site, they will be able to purchase discounted Theme Park tickets, share ceremony information and view the photos following your ceremony.
QCan I wear my wedding dress into the theme parks?
AFor the safety of all parties involved, we do not allow wedding attire in our theme parks. You can, however, wear your wedding attire to any restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort or Downtown Disney area.
QWhen is the balance of my payment due? How may I pay and whom do I send it to?
APlease check your Letter of Agreement with us for specific information. Your payment is typically due 30 days prior to your wedding date. Credit card and money orders are all acceptable forms of payment. All credit card transactions require the completion of a credit card authorization form, processed by your Wedding Coordinator.
QWhere can I get cosmetology services?
AWe would be glad to provide a list of vendors we recommend so that you can make arrangements for cosmetology services directly.
QCan I bring my own officiant?
AYes. An officiant is not included as part of the Memories Collection. If you don't yet have an officiant in mind, we can provide you with a list of preferred officiants for you to contact and book directly.
ESCAPE COLLECTION WEDDING QUESTIONS
QWhat is the Escape Collection?
AThe Deluxe Escape Collection is a complete wedding package that includes a small ceremony with a Cake & Champagne Celebration, flowers for the couple, a violinist for the ceremony, a photography package, limousine service, a personal wedding website and your own Disney Wedding Coordinator to help you plan your big day. Escape weddings can accommodate up to 18 guests at the ceremony, in addition to the couple. The Premium Escape Collection includes everything in the Deluxe Escape Collection and adds the option to have your ceremony at the Wedding Pavilion or Canada Terrace for an additional fee.
QWhat is included in the Escape Collection package?
AThe beauty of the Escape Collection is that all of the details and special touches are already included:
  • Ceremony location that includes seating for your guests
  • A fresh floral bridal bouquet and a boutonniere for the groom
  • A 2-tiered wedding cake and a bottle of Fairy Tale Cuvée champagne
  • An organist for your ceremony and a violinist for your celebration at Wedding Pavilion
  • A violinist for the ceremony and celebration (outdoor locations only)
  • 4 consecutive hours of limousine charter transportation for the couple on their wedding day
  • The services of a professional Disney Photographer for up to 2 hours to capture the ceremony and portraits, including 20 5" x 7" prints in our Jasmine album
  • An on-site Wedding Coordinator for your ceremony
  • A water station at most ceremony venues
  • Complimentary self-parking
The happy couple will also enjoy 2 complimentary Annual Passes* to Walt Disney World Resort. The Escape Collection is the perfect way to celebrate with a small group of family and friends where most of the things that make a wedding special are taken care of.

*Annual Passes become active from date of first use.
QHow much planning time is necessary for an Escape wedding?
ABecause Escape weddings are intended to be elegant, simple affairs for 18 guests or fewer, in addition to the couple, they take about an average of 6 months to plan. Our experts have assembled some of the most popular floral, cake and music selections on your behalf to facilitate the decision-making process. An online planning kit that the couple completes will also help make planning your wedding stress-free. Your Disney Wedding Coordinator will review your wedding day itinerary and any special transportation needs for you and your guests. If it would be helpful, your Disney Wedding Coordinator can also arrange for you to speak with a floral specialist.
QEven though I'm planning an Escape wedding, can I do something special for my guests?
AAbsolutely. At specific times throughout the week, our wedding experts can offer a limited array of hors d'oeuvres and beverages for an additional cost as an enhancement to your Cake and Champagne Celebration. Your online planning kit will provide you with a complete list of enhancement options. You can also host a private brunch, lunch or dinner for your guests at one of our Resort hotels, or perhaps you're looking to wow your Guests with a dessert party and fireworks viewing. Please contact your Disney Wedding Coordinator for more information about adding a special experience to your Escape wedding. Please note that a minimum food-and-beverage expenditure will be required for these events.
QI have 21 guests. Can I have an Escape wedding?
AWe're sorry, but service quality issues require that we limit Escape weddings to parties of 20 or fewer, including the couple. If you would like to have more than 20 guests, we invite you to look into a Wishes Collection wedding .
QI'm planning an Escape wedding. Is there a "minimum stay" requirement? How many guests can I invite?
ADisney's Escape Collection requires a minimum 4-night stay for the couple at an owned and operated Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Up to 18 guests can be included at an additional cost . (Please note: Some ceremony locations have a maximum occupancy of 10 guests.) You can also choose one of the following locations for your ceremony: Disney's Wedding Pavilion, Sea Breeze Point at Disney's BoardWalk Resort, the Wedding Gazebo at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Canada Terrace at Epcot, or Sunrise Terrace at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.
GENERAL WEDDING QUESTIONS
QWhat's the difference between Escape and Wishes weddings?
AEscape weddings typically include a small ceremony with cake and a champagne toast, floral arrangements for the bride and groom, a musician for the ceremony and champagne toast, and a photography package. Escape Weddings can accommodate up to 18 ceremony guests, in addition to the couple, and can be held at a limited selection of locations only.

Wishes weddings are generally larger and can be personalized, allowing the bride and groom to design a wedding ceremony and private reception at a wider selection of Walt Disney World Resort locations. Because these are more elaborate events, minimum expenditures will apply. There are also certain food-and-beverage and room minimums. Your Disney Wedding Specialist will work with you to establish a budget that meets all of these requirements.

QWhat is a Disney wedding going to cost?
AIt all depends on what you want. We have many options that are customizable, so it is likely that one of our options will suit your needs. To learn more about pricing and minimum expenditures, please visit our pricing page.
QIs there a deposit required for a Disney wedding? What about a minimum cost/expenditure?
A Yes, each Collection requires a deposit, a portion of which is non-refundable. The amount of the deposit will depend on which Collection you choose. For a Wishes celebration, the minimum cost requirement will be due 90 days in advance, and the full estimated payment (payable by money order, Disney Reward Visa® Card from Chase or other accepted credit card) of your event is due one month prior to the event date. For all other Collections, the balance of the package price (after application of a portion of the deposit) and any additional elements is typically due 30 days prior to your arrival date. To learn more, please visit our pricing page.

A signed Letter of Agreement along with the non-refundable deposit is required for all Collections in order to confirm your event space and begin planning. The deposit will be applied toward the minimum cost requirement of your Disney wedding.To learn more, please visit our pricing page. You will receive a detailed Letter of Agreement that will further explain the payment schedule and deposit amounts.

QWhen can I reserve my wedding date?
AWishes weddings at any location we offer can be booked up to 12 months in advance of your event date, based on availability. For Escape wedding events, all available locations can be booked up to 8 months in advance. For Memories events, all available locations can be booked up to 6 months in advance.
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Does Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings offer any kind of photography and/or videography services for my event?
AWe are pleased to offer Disney Photographic Services to capture the magical moments of your special event. A wide range of styles and packages is available. In addition, your Disney photography and/or videography purchase will count toward your minimum Wishes wedding expenditure. It's important to note that our photographers and videographers are talented storytellers who will do everything in their power to make sure you have beautiful memories to last a lifetime .
QI love Mickey and Minnie! Could they act as best man and maid of honor at our wedding?
AWe're sorry, but we'll tell them you asked! Our famous Disney Characters are not available to participate in the actual ceremony in any way. However, they'd be delighted to attend your reception to mingle with guests, pose for unforgettable photographs, "cut in" on the first dance and even help you cut the cake. Character appearances are available in 30-minute increments and will count toward your minimum wedding expenditure. Character visits are subject to standard terms and conditions.
QIs there a spa where my friends and I can pamper ourselves before the big day?
AAh, yes. Who could forget the spa? Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is located just next door to Disney's Wedding Pavilion. Or you could visit our state-of-the-art spa at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. At either location, you can take advantage of all the latest spa therapies, treatments and beauty regimens. And the guys might appreciate a massage too! You may also want to arrange for a massage in the couples room the day after your event to indulge and unwind after all the excitement.
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We are considering a Walt Disney World Resort honeymoon. Does Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings offer any honeymoon plans?
AOf course! We offer 3 land packages and one sea package.

The Magic Your Way Package is a starter package that helps you experience the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort honeymoon at an affordable rate. The Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining offers you an easy and affordable way to experience a wide variety of participating Disney restaurants.

With the Magic Your Way Premium Package, you'll enjoy everything included in the Magic Your Way Package, plus dining, recreation and theme park tours. And as a Disney Resort Guest, all Disney Resort benefits are available to you.

If not by land, then by sea! We offer 3-, 4- and 7-night Disney Cruise Line Romantic Escape at Sea Packages. Couples can have the time of their lives as they set sail on a romantic honeymoon to the Bahamas or the Caribbean.