For any girl who’s ever dreamed of a fairytale wedding, Disney has announced that couples can now hold their ceremony inside the Magic Kingdom in front of Cinderella’s Castle. The news came at the end of last week, making it possible for brides to actually live out their fairytale dreams at “the happiest place on earth.”
So what does a Disney wedding have to offer?
Aside from the typical elegance, sophistication, and magic one would expect from Disney, USA Today reports that brides will be able to arrive at their wedding in Cinderella’s horse-drawn carriage, while the groom arrives in a vintage jitney. Surrounded by gardens and topiaries with the castle directly in the background, the couple will walk down the aisle to the sound of trumpets.
Disney wedding packages start at $2,500, with custom experiences starting at $12,000. For a fully customized wedding and reception for up to 100 people, $75,000 is the starting rate.
Whether you want to get married at Disney World, Disney Land, Hawaii, or on a Disney Cruise, there are two packages to choose from: the Escape collection and the Wishes collection.
The Escape collection is perfect for couples looking for an intimate gathering. No matter which geographical location you choose, you have a handful of venue options to choose from, florals designed for you by Disney, and photographers. Depending on your location, Disney-designed cakes are an option, along with transportation opportunities as well.
The Wishes collection comes with a wider array of venue, floral, and cake options. Other items included in these packages range from food and beverage, to photography, to entertainment options. The Wishes collection allows for a larger group of people and includes a personal wedding planner to prepare for your special day.
Unlike the Disney Land and Hawaii locations, Disney World also offers a Memories collection. This option is for the most intimate of affairs with up to 4 guests besides the bride and groom. Photography and Videography are also included in this package.
Finally, in the fall of 2016, Disney announced that they would add another fairytale wedding option for couples to choose from known as “Magic Kingdom After-Hours.” As part of the Wishes collection, this magical and unforgettable venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. Not only do you get to have the park to yourself, you receive the wedding of your dreams made possible by the Disney staff.