So Disney's latest venture into the wedding market is a collaboration with celebrity event planner David Tutera. Here's how it works- you pay Disney $45,000 and you get to choose from 4 pre-designed "couture" wedding receptions designed by David Tutera. You can see pictures of the 4 different styles here or watch videos of the styles here (you can also see a peek of the styles below).
What does $45,000 get you? A reception for 50 people (more people = more money) at Disney Contemporary Resortwhich includes ballroom, draping, table linens, chivari chairs, props (chandeliers, mirrors), floral centerpieces, lighting, D.J., dance floor, invitations, save the dates, wedding website, and a David Tutera trained planner.
What doesn't $45,000 get you? Food (that's $250 per person), a Ceremony (those start at $3,000), Photography (that starts at $2,665), Videography (starting at $2,000), Cosmetology, Transportation (Cinderella's Coach available for only $2,700), Live music if wanted, Wedding clothes, Cake, Stemware or China.
And there is just one main caveat...the receptions are not customizable. Nothing can be changed. They can't do your colors, or use the flowers you love, or put your monogram on anything. You can't change the design of your invitations. You can't change the location. You can't even mix and match from their 4 different styles.
So what do you think? Would you have a McWedding? Part of me likes the idea of not having to think about anything...no worry, no stress, just sign on the dotted line and show up to some place that looks fantastic. But on the other hand...there are no personal touches...nothing that makes your wedding "yours." It would seem a little..umm...souless? I think if I were to consider a McWedding the price would have to be a little bit more "value meal" then $45,000+