Believe it or not but Disney has been in the business of wedding planning and hosting since 1991, and more than 50 000 couples tie the knot there per year.
When I saw pictures of former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and fiancé Tim Tebow celebrating their engagement at Disneyland, I wondered what it would feel like to get married in Cinderella’s castle.
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Most importantly, how many Disney dollars do you need to pull it off?
According to wedding planner Zinhle Maseko, you can expect to pay between R70 000 to R80 000 on average for a wedding with around 80 – 100 guests in South Africa.
Let's see how much more you could pay to be a Disney princess for your big day.
The experience of being a Disney bride
The Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons of Disney promise you an escape from an ordinary wedding to a magical one fit for royalty.
They are not exaggerating, we are talking Cinderella’s glass coach, fairy godmothers and a castle backdrop. You can also find yourself rolling up in a limousine or a vintage Rolls Royce.
Get this, you can actually host three of your favourite princesses at your reception.
These are the costs involved
According to the Disney Wedding website, these are the minimum prices for your dream wedding:
Minimum price: $180 000 (R 2 467 739.29)
If you love the sunset and the moon light then an exclusive evening candlelit wedding might be for you, especially if it's in the heart of the magical kingdom.
This is the highly customisable option and the most expensive. It offers you the opportunity to say "I do" in front of Cinderella's castle, with up to 300 guests.
The outdoors magic kingdom castle
Minimum price $75 000 (R 1 028 148.90)
If you fancy getting married in the morning on the magic kingdom lawn’s east plaza, this is for you.
This is the only Disney wedding option that allows for a bride to wear her wedding dress inside the theme park during operating hours.
For more information click here.
The Wishes Collection package
Minimum price: $ 12 000 ( R 164 960. 80)
This package offers various venue choices and an endless array of Disney-style transport.
It is also customisable and can be tailored to the couple's taste.
Get your quote here.
Escape Collection package
$7 000 ( R 95 943. 93)
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From their enchanting ceremony at Rose Court Garden ?? to their fun-filled reception at Sleeping Beauty Pavilion ?? to their romantic portrait session at Disneyland ?? everything about Ashley and Kyle’s Disney Wedding was perfect. - Check out our Instagram story for more wedding details! ? - ??: @jennawhiterabbit #DisneyWeddings #disneywedding #disneybride #weddingday #wedding #weddingplanning #weddingphotos #outdoorwedding #disney #disneyland
The Escape package is for someone who wants an intimate elegant wedding, surrounded by the people you love the most.
You'll have four hours of limousine services, and a photographer for two hours.
If this sounds like music to you ears, get more information here.
Memories Collection package
Minimum price $ 3 500 (R 47 974. 53)
This is the least expensive and the most intimate exquisite wedding option at Disney, which offers up to four guests.
The couple receives three hours of limousine transportation and one hour of photo coverage.
For more information, click here.
In classical Disney style…and they lived happily ever after, the end.
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