Five Ways to Take Your Disney Wedding to the Next Level

Wedding planning might seem like a tedious undertaking, but for couples planning a Disney wedding, the experience can be, well, magical! The team at Disney Weddings is always finding new and unique ways to add extra magical touches to ceremonies and receptions at Disney Parks and Resorts, and at sea with Disney Cruise Line, from taking a spin on a favorite attraction to throwing an opulent after-party, and so much more. Here are some new Disney Wedding ideas plus some enchanting extras we think you might enjoy.

Ride your favorite attraction

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Did you know when you get married at a Disney park, you have the opportunity to take a quick ride on your favorite attraction before your reception? Disney Weddings couples can add an attraction mix-in to their wedding day itinerary to include a stop at their favorite Disney ride between dinner and dancing.

One Disney Weddings couple who tied the knot near EPCOT included a ride mix-in on Soarin’ Around the World for them and their Guests. The couple, Nicole and Joe, shared their experience with Disney Weddings saying, “The cheering, laughter and excitement that was felt when we told them and as we walked onto the ride, is something neither of us will ever forget.”

Get married in a Disney park

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It might be quite the spend, but if it is doable with your budget, a Disney park wedding will always create a memorable experience for you and your Guests. Weddings take place before or after park hours, meaning not only will your party have the experience of getting married in Disneyland or Walt Disney World, but you will also have the space entirely to yourself without other Guests in view.

Plan a morning wedding at EPCOT in the country of your choice at World Showcase, or an evening affair where you can feel like a Disney princess in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom or the Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Your Disney wedding planner can work with you to find the perfect in-park wedding location and to plan the rest of your day around the ceremony for any themed wedding.

Arrange a private firework viewing

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Private firework viewings have been trending with weddings both at Disney Parks and anywhere really where it is a possible add-on. Of course, Walt Disney World and Disneyland offer some of the best nighttime fireworks spectaculars anywhere, so adding a private viewing to your special day can always add some extra Disney magic.

You and your Guests can enjoy a private viewing area for Disney fireworks in a number of locations for all different nighttime spectaculars, but some popular options are to watch World of Color at Disney California Adventure and Harmonious in EPCOT. Couple Katie and Andrew offered a private fireworks viewing at their event and told Disney Weddings, “If we were having family travel to the most magical place on earth for our special day we wanted to showcase and highlight the best of what Disney has to offer. It was also very important to us that for our guests who had never been to Disney, or had a child’s view of Disney, to show them the luxury Disney has for adults.”

Entertainment made just for you

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It is no surprise that Disney Weddings offer top-notch entertainment offerings for you and your Guests. The Disney Weddings team can help you enhance your special day with whatever kind of entertainment you might be looking for, whether it be a certain type of musical act, Disney characters, or more.

Disney Weddings couple Yvette and Joshua wanted a distinctly Disney wedding, but they also wanted the day to be specific to their own personalities and the things they enjoy as a couple. “We tried really hard to make sure that the wedding reflected a lot of our personality. Having the wedding at Disneyland was one part of this,” the couple shared, “Instead of some of the traditional wedding events, like a first dance, we opted for 1920s dancers to come in and teach everyone the Charleston, so that we could all dance together. Overall it was a great time with our best friends and family.”

Rent out a park!

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For the most extravagant Disney wedding, consider renting out a Walt Disney World theme park. You can rent out parks, or certain areas of the parks, for everything from a corporate event to wedding reception, and there is truly no other experience like having an entire Disney park to yourself. (You can’t wear your wedding dress to the park during normal hours, but if you are just looking for photos your Disney Wedding planner can help you with a Disney Fine Art Photography package.)

A recent Walt Disney World wedding spent their after-party in the Magic Kingdom, complete with a DJ and dance floor in front of Cinderella Castle, champagne toasts, small bites (including classic treats like Mickey waffles and corn dog nuggets!) and rides with no wait on Space Mountain. A fellow Disney fan in attendance even captured the event on video that you can watch here.

For more Disney wedding inspiration, consider saying “I do” at the Disneyland Resort or aboard Disney Cruise Line. You could always add a Disney element or two to your event at home if destination weddings aren’t your thing, then opt for a honeymoon at a Disney destination after the big day. These ideas are only the beginning of what could be possible for your Disney wedding theme, too, as you could also include inspiration from your favorite Disney movie, serve a Disney-inspired wedding cake, and more to create your own fairy tale wedding. Visit to start your planning today!

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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