That is what I want to tell people sometimes when they start asking 101 questions about our choice of wedding venues.
Not Counting the the people who dismiss anything Disney as cheesy, lame, tacky, cheap, etc. there have actually been a bunch of people who smirk at the cost of our wedding. I have had one or two people say we could just go down to city hall and have a dinner and it would be the same since we already live like a married couple anyway. Um NO!
I’m sure that some of these people have good intentions and are concerned about the fact that Pete and I don’t have very much money. I always look at them bewildered, like how dare you mock something we’re excited about? Why would you ever assume I’d want to hear your opinion on how we’re going about our the wrong way?
I love that our wedding focuses on things we love and on spending extra time with our friends and family in a place that is so special to us. I love that our wedding is taking a year out of my life. Pete and I spend time each day talking about the wedding. There’s no way I’d be getting him this excited about a party if it wasn’t going to be as much fun as our whole wedding 16 days!. We’re looking forward to getting so many people we love together in one spot for almost a week. Most everyone is really excited that we’re doing a Disney wedding and when I tell people, we usually get a great reaction. People know I love Disney. It’s not Mickey or Cinderella that I love so much (although I do love them a bit) it is the feeling I get in Walt Disney World. It is the overwhelming happiness I feel in the most magical place on earth. Pete thought I was nuts and it only took one trip to point him in the right direction. He loves the way Disney World makes him feel too. That is the feeling I am trying to recreate with my wedding. Sure I have a few “Hidden Mickey’s” (it is a wedding on the DISNEY CRUISE LINE….DUH!) but nothing is over the top in your face Disney. I just want my friends and family to know how much I love that they are sharing this with us. I want them to look back at the Towel with the 2 *o* *o* 8 Mickey Logo and smile and think about the magic!
Be careful when talking to the bride and groom about their money and how they choose to spend it because planning a wedding is as personal as saying your vows. The biggest thing that can keep a wedding day from being a memorable, perfect event is a bunch of people telling the bride and groom that they’ve done it wrong.
So like I said some people need to be told to MYOB!