Memories Wedding

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  1. Beverley21

    Beverley21 Earning My Ears

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    Hi, I'm after any advice. I've booked my Memories package vow renewal (25 years) for this September. There are only 6 of us going (all adults) and it's at 11 am in the morning. I'm not sure of the best way to go about doing food as Disney don't do food reception with a memories package. We have the dining plan while we are there so not sure if we should stay in our wedding attire and go somewhere maybe Disney Springs or it would be better to change and be able to eat in one the restaurants in a park or even do food in the evening. I'm open to any suggestions as a little lost at the moment and the dates are coming up for me to book restaurants. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

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    If you did want to do a private catered event, Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings has started allowing Memories couples to book those through their DFTW planner. You could do a 2-hour catered meal directly after your vow renewal, or make it into an evening meal/dessert party (like in front of fireworks at Epcot)! And because you're planning via DFTW, you are allowed to wear your bridal attire at any event you plan inside the park.

    If you're more interested in making a regular dining reservation, a lot of couples book character dining so they can have photos with characters in their bridal attire.
     
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  4. Beverley21

    Beverley21 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for replying, I will have a chat with my planner and see what they say as everything I’ve read so far says that I can’t include food unless I want to go for the next package up.
     
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    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

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    You are not able to add food to the Memories package—meaning you cannot have food served at the ceremony. But you are able to add a separate catered meal someplace else, like one of the smaller rooms at the Grand Floridian Convention Center. Or a dessert party or meal in one of the parks. This page has all the info on planning private catered events. You would just do it via your wedding planner rather than the phone number I list for Disney Catered Events: https://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/private-party/
     
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    jaggies Earning My Ears

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    Congrats on 25 years together! A Memories vow renewal seems like such a fun way to mark the occasion.

    You have SO many options for food. You can book a formal private catered meal and do it all to the nines, or you can make a more casual dining reservation at a restaurant and even get character pictures if you go to a character buffet. While a private catered meal is the must traditional reception option, I think a wonderful idea to consider would be doing a dessert party. Since your vow renewal is in the morning, an evening fireworks desert party might help your vow renewal feel like a more substantial, all-day event. And since your vow renewal is in September, you might even be able to still see IllumiNations, which I think is just a wonderful celebration of unity among humanity. I can’t think of a better way to cap off a vow renewal!

    Whatever you decide, I hope you have many more happy memories together at Disney! :)
     
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  7. Beverley21

    Beverley21 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for the reply, I do like the sound of a dessert party. We will be staying at Beach Club so could easily walk over to Epcot. My wedding planner has also replied to me to say that as long as my dress doesn’t have anything flowing or something that could catch on a ride there is nothing stopping me wearing it to a park so that also opens up some more options.
     
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