Episode 27

Disney-Inspired ideas For Your At-Home Wedding - with Carrie Hayward of the Disney Wedding Podcast

Now, perhaps you’re listening to this show thinking you’d love to have a wedding at WDW. Maybe it’s your dream, but for whatever reason, it’s just not doable for you. So, then you think, ok, well let’s incorporate Disney into our wedding instead but are kind of freaking out because you’re afraid your wedding might look childish or lack the elegance you want. If this is you, this is the episode for you.

My guest today is Carrie Hayward and will put all your fears away, and even reveals that a wedding at WDW isn’t as expensive as you might think…certainly in comparison to NY wedding costs. She is a print and broadcast journalist, who, Inspired by her own WDW wedding in Epcot, wanted to share what she’d learned with other couples, to help them customize their Disney events to their tastes and budgets. She’s the author of the Fairytale Weddings Guide, a guidebook and bridal organizer for weddings, vow renewals and honeymoons at Walt Disney World and is the host of the Disney Wedding Podcast, a weekly show devoted to weddings and honeymoons at the Disney parks and on Disney cruises and features expert advice, money-saving tips and interviews with real Disney couples.

We discuss:

  • Areas in Disney Parks where you can get married and how to get started planning a Disney park wedding
  • Basic pricing for Disney Weddings and how it can actually be cheaper than you think
  • How to add Disney magic in your at-home wedding without it looking childish
  • Different areas of your wedding were you can easily add some Disney touches

To order your copy of Carrie's Fairytale Wedding Guide, click here

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IG: @disneywedcast

Twitter: @DisneyWedCast

Also, if you want to see pictures of her awesome Haunted Mansion-themed bathroom, check out this article

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Music by Chris Orazi, Mixing by Nate Terry at C.A.S. Music Production

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!