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Unread 25 Aug 11, 07:13 PM  
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Anything and everything Swan & Dolphin...

Hi guys,
I always thought GF would be the place for me, but more recently I'm looking into Swan and Dolphin.

I have a little info, but I haven't seen as much as fairy tale weddings.

If any one has any reports, photos, info on their swan and dolphin wedding- I'd love to know.

Are you glad you went S&D and why did you?

I think the only thing that puts me off is not being able to have the MK photo shoot- but does any one know if ANYONE can have just a 'random' MK photo shoot? such as the photopass ones they do at some resorts?

Also, where is the cake cutting and champagne toast held? I'm looking at the beach location for the ceremony.

I also was so set on having a dessert party as I adore Wishes, I think this is still an option (from what I understand and have heard) does any one know or has any one experienced this.
Also, what are the venues for the reception at S&D, I'm looking for a sit down meal, but with buffet type food. I'd love it outside, but with covering- but have really not seen any/a lot of info the reception sites

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Unread 25 Aug 11, 09:18 PM  
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Hi there. Can't answer all your questions re Swan and Dolphin unfortunately but we are getting married in March and had originally booked the Swan for our ceremony. Not sure who you were planning on booking your wedding through but we booked ours through Virgin. We had always set our heart on the beach location too but when we were allocated our virgin wedding coordinator out in Florida, she told us that not only had she not held any ceremonies at the beach location, it was also in a very public area (a children's play area is quite close apparently). She also said that as it was not the 'usual' location for weddings there would also be an additional set up fee of up to $1600 if we wanted flowers, arch etc. I am obviously only relaying what we have been told and others who may have had their weddings there may be able to give you more detail, but thought you might like to know especially if booking through Virgin. The Swan also charge an additional 254 for the wedding if you don't stay there. If you need any more detail just let me know x
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Unread 25 Aug 11, 09:24 PM  
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Hi sharon, can I ask where you've decided to get marry now then?
okay, thank you, ive asked the company that deal with it for more info too. I think I'd plan.through them rather than virgin
The beach location is a very big deal for me & being outside

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Hi we are getting married at Cypress Grove now which has about 80 acres of landscaped gardens and lakeside location. Not a beach location but absolutely beautiful. Didn't want to put negative comments but the beach location was really important to us when we were choosing and were really disappointed when we were told that. You will probably find if you are planning it yourself the hotel's wedding coordinator is really helpful. I think I might still have her email details if you would like me to pm them to you.
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Yeah, no its great. I want to.know anything & everything
That would be great, thank you.
The private thing doesn't bother me in the way of people but kids making noise would not make ?e happy
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Joanne - Tinkerbelle 667 - had a VR at the Swan, she loved it.

Joanne has 2 interviews on Inside Disney Wedding's Podcast:

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There is also another Swan Wedding on there which i've not listened to yet but appears to be on the beach from the photo.
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Lovely thank you
I have seen the beach one, and fallen in love. I'm talking to the bride through email now actually.
I'm just looking to see if any one has had the more all inclusive package as I'm interested in prices& whats actually included
Thanks for the links
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Lovely thank you
I have seen the beach one, and fallen in love. I'm talking to the bride through email now actually.
I'm just looking to see if any one has had the more all inclusive package as I'm interested in prices& whats actually included
Thanks for the links
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There is also a interview with Just Marry on the Podcast who arrange the Swan Weddings.
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