Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings Royal Wedding Fast Facts

Brides can get the royal treatment and begin their happily ever after at Walt Disney World Resort, where Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings makes dreams come true and magically transforms women into princesses 365 days a year.

  • Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings provides the ‘royal experience’ for guests. “Fairy godmothers” (wedding planners) take care of everything from photography and décor to menu and entertainment so couples can relax and be a Guest at their own wedding.
  • Many couples want the quintessential fairytale and arrive for the ceremony in Cinderella’s glass coach. Cinderella’s coach was created by Bennington Carriages, which builds the carriages for the British Monarchy.

  • Disney florists have created a commemorative bridal bouquet inspired by William and Kate.
  • Alfred Angelo and Disney Consumer Products designed a collection of seven princess wedding gowns including the Cinderella Platinum wedding gown, an elegant and classic ball gown, and a Jasmine gown reflecting her exotic and adventurous spirit.
  • Imagination is the only limit for Disney themed weddings, which can include enchanting nuptials in the Magic Kingdom with Cinderella Castle as the backdrop, costumed footman, trumpeters and more.
  • The princess theme can be carried throughout the reception with desserts presented in white chocolate glass slippers and confections created to replicate Cinderella Castle.

  • There are dozens of suites fit for a princess at elegant Disney resort hotels throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers a traditional English high tea ideal for the bridal party.
  • The first wedding at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion was televised live June 18, 1995, on Lifetime Television as part of its “Weddings of a Lifetime” series.

  • Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings has wed more than 40,000 princesses and princes at romantic locations at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort and aboard the ships of Disney Cruise Line.
  • “Princesses and princes” have traveled from every state in the United States and from international locations such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands to get married at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Renowned wedding stylist and trend-setter David Tutera has a couture line of celebrity-style weddings available exclusively at Walt Disney World Resort.

Learn more about Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings here.

Disney Wedding Cakes

A cake is one of the most important elements of a wedding, and a wedding at Disney World is no exception!

Couples getting married at Disney World have the advantage of having some of the best pastry chefs at their disposal. If you can dream it, the chefs at Disney can probably make it!

Whilst Disney’s Fairytale Weddings have a standard catalog of cakes, many couples choose to customize their cake in some way, or design a completely new one from scratch. It could be something simple, such as changing the color of the icing or floral, or adding custom lettering. Or designing a whole new cake based on the theme of their wedding, or an idea they have. The Disney chefs are fantastic and can work with couples to create the cake of their dreams!

A popular choice for wedding cakes is the Cinderella Castle cake topper, which can be placed on many different styles of cake. What you might not realise is that it’s actually made entirely out of white chocolate! We kept ours in a display cabinet, where it lived happily without melting for almost four years, before we threw it out when we moved house. The topper alone isn’t cheap and will set you back $100 for a small one, and $200 for the large version.

Castle cake with custom fresh floral (our cake!)

Cake prices depend on several factors, including design, number of layers, and how many guests it needs to feed. They are priced per slice rather than per cake.

This “Small Happily Ever After” cake feeds 50 guests, and cost $12.50 pp, plus $100 for the castle topper, plus tax, gratuity and handling fee.

Happily Ever After Cake. Photo courtesy of Hayley.

Once the actual cake design is decided upon, it’s time to choose the cake type and filling. This is the fun bit! Brides and grooms who visit Disney World for a planning session get to have a cake tasting session too. Several types of cake and fillings are presented for them to taste. As a past Disney bride who’s had a cake tasting session, let me tell you, it’s not an easy choice when presented with so many yummy flavors!

Cake tasting

Cake Flavors to choose from:
Red Velvet

Choice of Fillings:
White Chocolate Mousse
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Raspberry Mousse
Orange Mousse
Amaretto Mousse
Strawberry Mousse
Passion Fruit Mousse
German Chocolate
Cream Cheese
Bavarian Cream
Peanut Butter Cup
Bailey’s Mousse
Blackberry Mousse
Mocha Mousse
White Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Strawberries or Raspberries
Bavarian Cream with Fresh Strawberries
Passion Fruit Mousse with Fresh Raspberries
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Raspberries
Strawberry Mousse with Fresh Strawberries
Raspberry Mousse with Fresh Raspberries

Tiffani Wenig’s cake (below) had a top layer of chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse, the middle was marble cake with chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries, and the bottom was  almond cake with amaretto filling.  The design was inspired by a couple of cakes she had seen, some on Martha Stewart’s website but mainly from the chef’s at the Grand Floridian.

Tiffani's cake

Of course, couples can also get married on Disney Cruise Line, as Jillian Davis did. Here’s her delicious looking cake-

Jillian Davis' cake

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