Married at Sea: Disney Cruise Weddings

I’ve never written much about a Disney wedding, which is strange because I’m a blogger both for our Disney and our Marriage categories. But if you read my marriage blogs you know that I’m not a fan of big, fancy weddings, and a Disney wedding would certainly be that. Previous Disney bloggers have written a lot on the topic, so I didn’t have anything new to offer. Until now. I just learned that the Disney Cruise line offers wedding and vow renewal packages. I’m always up for writing about a new Disney thing I didn’t know existed, and we’ve never … Continue reading

Would You Buy Walt Disney Signature Products?

I’ve talked a lot about the Disney merchandise permeating our lives, about the “must have” mania it can sometimes inspire, or just the fun experience of being a collector it can involve. I’ve mentioned some of the bizarre merchandise Disney offers, but I haven’t really gone into just how much Disney there is that we don’t recognize. Obviously a company as large as Disney owns several properties that don’t brandish their Mouse Ears: television channels ABC and ESPN, the newly-acquired Marvel, even the publishing company Hyperion. But that’s not what I’m talking about. Today I’m interested in the brands bearing … Continue reading

A Fairy Tale Wedding in Fine Disney Style

What woman hasn’t dreamed of the perfect fairy tale wedding? How can one possibly be a Disney fan and not watch Cinderella with a little wistful thinking of how wonderful it would be to be Cinderella for just one night? Certainly at some point in our lives we all have. Even for just a whimsical moment. On Wednesday, September 19, 2007, in Glendale, California, a magical event occurred. For those who have always dreamed of a true fairy tale wedding, Kirstie Kelly of Kirstie Kelly, Inc., has begun designing bridal gowns inspired by the Disney Princesses. The new line is … Continue reading

Sell Your Wedding Dress

The wedding season is hot upon us. Modern couples want to enjoy not only the trappings of a traditional wedding, but also a deep-seated sense of frugality where they can save money. How can you do both of these things? Consider selling your wedding dress after your wedding and recouping some of the money you spent on the dress and affording another bride an opportunity to enjoy similar fashion for less the cost. Decide Ahead of Time It’s important to make the decision to sell your wedding dress before you actually get married. I wouldn’t have sold my wedding dress, … Continue reading

Bridal Fashion Week—How To Look Like A Disney Princess Bride

Here we go again. The Big Apple is hunkering down for yet another Fashion Week (to read my series on Fashion Week 2007 click here). But this time designers are catering to a certain clientele—brides-to-be. Bridal Fashion Week kicks off in Manhattan on Sunday, but some fashion editors are already offering their picks on what may prove to be runway standouts. If you have always dreamed of looking like a princess on your wedding day then you are in luck… especially if the princess you’ve dreamt of looking like is from a Disney movie. Oh, no they didn’t! Oh, YES … Continue reading

Disney Allows Same Sex Couples ‘Fairy Tale Wedding’

I subscribe to several news feeds that pertain to subjects I may be blogging about. Every single news feed was buzzing about this hot little news item. It has evoked both strong applause and strong disapproval. To recap, apparently up until this past week, Disney was restricting same sex couples from renting Disney spaces that were specifically designed to hold weddings but they would allow them to rent meeting rooms for ‘commitment ceremonies.’ However, they’ve recently decided to do ‘the right thing’ (as one spokesman put it) and allow same sex couples to buy wedding packages, complete with all the … Continue reading

Planning a Disney Wedding? Want a Disney Wedding Dress?

My husband and I were married at Disney World and I’ve discussed our destination wedding here in the marriage blog before. But beginning this spring, Disney is adding a new facet to their Disney wedding splendor that you can take advantage of whether you are planning a Disney wedding or a wedding at home. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Disney Consumer Products recently announced the launch of what they call the Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Collection. This collection allows every little girl who dreamed of a fairy tale wedding the opportunity to wear bridal gowns inspired by … Continue reading

Planning an Autumn Wedding?

Autumn is a beautiful time to host or hold a wedding. The colors are rich and distinct. It can be associated with the harvest and with the bounty collected after a rich summer. Associating the bounty, the harvest and even the rituals of thanks giving into a wedding ceremony is a charming devotional to the love shared between a couple. If you are planning an autumn wedding, here are some tips to help you out: If your wedding is going to be outdoors, you need to have a good idea of the type of weather to expect – from damp … Continue reading

Remember it is HIS day too . . .

Far too often when we talk about weddings and wedding planning, we concentrate on the bride and what she is going through. We talk about her wishes, her dreams and her plans. While a lot of grooms may espouse that whatever their bride wants is fine with them – remember, it’s HIS day too. When my husband and I got married, I thought it would be great to have a Groom’s Cake. I just loved the idea of it. I even wanted to do one right out of Steel Magnolias and have an armadillo groom’s cake. I thought it would … Continue reading

May Marriage Month

I wanted to take a few minutes today to talk about what you can look forward to in the month of may here at the Marriage Blog. May and June are two of the most popular months of the year to get married. They are also the months we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. In honor of these special months of the year, the May Marriage Blog is going to look specifically at all aspects of marriage planning. We’ll talk about ceremonies, marriage locations, bridal parties, wedding dress shopping,finding the perfect dress bachelor and bachelorette planning ideas, pre-marriage … Continue reading