Memories or Escape? Which one?!

Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by GalaxyDrops, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. GalaxyDrops

    GalaxyDrops Earning My Ears

    Nov 6, 2017
    Hello everyone!

    Im new here, so I hope I do this right!

    I have recently gotten engaged and I am looking to get married in Disney! But of course we are struggling with costs and what are options are.

    We are from the UK so we also have to factor in flight prices etc.

    We are only planning on inviting immediate family which is, MIL, FIL, my mum, my stepdad and our daughter who will be 2 and a half when we plan on getting married late September 2019.

    So, I first started looking at Paradise Cove. Which is absolutely gorgeous and for the package we want I think is $1800. Which of course is a bargain.

    Then I started looking at Disney packages. We started on Memories package, out of the venue selections we like Luau Beach the best! So if we went for a memories package we would be doing Luau beach. We also wanted to have either a private meal in the evening watching illuminations or a DP but as there is only 7 of us i dont know if a DP is too much.

    Then we started looking at the Escape packages which the Disney Pavillion and Sea Breeze point is our favourite but then we are still only going to have 4 guests (not including our daughter). So will it be worth spending money on an Escape package for the venue?

    Also this is probably a really really stupid question but do outside Photographers count in the guest count?

    Is there anyway I could get a Sea Breeze point wedding WITHOUT the escape package?

    Also with stuff like flowers for Memories/Escape, can we use outside vendors?

    I tried downloading the Passporters guide for Weddings but it not letting me, i feel like a lot of the questions I have in my head would be answered by that haha.

    Thanks for your time.
  2. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

    Aug 24, 2006

    I don't think a dessert party is too much for only 7 people—most of mine have been for 6 or fewer people, and it's always worth it!

    It really depends on how important the venue is to you. We paid to do Wishes because we wanted Morocco in Epcot and that was the only way to get it. But if Luau Beach is just as appealing to you as Sea Breeze Point, then save yourself the money.

    They do not.

    Unfortunately, no.

    For personal floral, yes. For decor floral, no, it has to be provided by Disney. There's a breakdown of exactly where you can use outside vendors on page 103 of the PassPorter.

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  3. ALegrande

    ALegrande Mouseketeer

    Jan 18, 2017
    I definitely wouldn’t pay for Escape if it’ll just be the 4 (and a half! ;) ) guests, unless you’re DYING for SBP. If you love Luau Cove just as much, then I wouldn’t spend the extra money!
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  4. justme0729

    justme0729 DIS Veteran

    Jun 11, 2014
    I love the wedding Pavilion but if it didn't matter to you if you had that, I would do Memories and then do a mini "reception" with cake etc. maybe a nice dinner at California Grill and a fireworks cruise or something :)
  5. justme0729

    justme0729 DIS Veteran

    Jun 11, 2014
    Or use the extra money to upgrade your hotel room to something special :)

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