Thursday, December 13, 2007

McWeddings by Disney

So Disney's latest venture into the wedding market is a collaboration with celebrity event planner David Tutera. Here's how it works- you pay Disney $45,000 and you get to choose from 4 pre-designed "couture" wedding receptions designed by David Tutera. You can see pictures of the 4 different styles here or watch videos of the styles here (you can also see a peek of the styles below).

What does $45,000 get you? A reception for 50 people (more people = more money) at Disney Contemporary Resort which includes ballroom, draping, table linens, chivari chairs, props (chandeliers, mirrors), floral centerpieces, lighting, D.J., dance floor, invitations, save the dates, wedding website, and a David Tutera trained planner.

What doesn't $45,000 get you? Food (that's $250 per person), a Ceremony (those start at $3,000), Photography (that starts at $2,665), Videography (starting at $2,000), Cosmetology, Transportation (Cinderella's Coach available for only $2,700), Live music if wanted, Wedding clothes, Cake, Stemware or China.

And there is just one main caveat...the receptions are not customizable. Nothing can be changed. They can't do your colors, or use the flowers you love, or put your monogram on anything. You can't change the design of your invitations. You can't change the location. You can't even mix and match from their 4 different styles.

So what do you think? Would you have a McWedding? Part of me likes the idea of not having to think about anything...no worry, no stress, just sign on the dotted line and show up to some place that looks fantastic. But on the other hand...there are no personal touches...nothing that makes your wedding "yours." It would seem a little..umm...souless? I think if I were to consider a McWedding the price would have to be a little bit more "value meal" then $45,000+

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Blogger moi said...

I think that is ridiculously expensive for JUST the reception for only 50 people!!! AND, I think anyone who can afford that much would probably end up hiring a planner and having a really nice and unique wedding for that much (including food and the other stuff!). I don't like the idea of having the exact same look as other people w/o any personalization...

Thursday, December 13, 2007 6:44:00 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I cannot believe that for 45K you still don't get most of what comes with usual wedding packages. And for only 50 people??? We have almost 50 people for what we consider to be our immediate families together!!! Disney's got a good idea but perhaps they could do some tweaking to make it a little better.

Friday, December 14, 2007 7:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

45K is outrageously expensive for 50 people.. and I know I will never be able to afford it even if it's for 200 people. But I'm a big fan of Tutera.. and somehow, I trust that the attention to detail is going to make the 45K worth it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 10:10:00 AM  

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