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Discussion in 'Disney Weddings/Honeymoons/Anniversaries' started by daveann, May 19, 2009.

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    how difficult is it to get married in florida.
    do you need to be resident for a certain length of time.
    what documents do you need.
    is there an idiots guide anywhere?

    thanks in advance :)
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    All you need is a license, and you obtain that from the county courthouse, I do believe. :yes: No residency requirements.

    Several folks here have married in FL, our Keith for one, so they'll be along soon to fill you in on all the details. :yes:

    Leu Gardens in Winter Park (just a touch north of Orlando) is a lovely venue for a wedding. :D :D So is Bok Tower south of Disney. :D :D
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    reeeeeeallllly easy :) (some may say.... TOO easy :lol: )

    Seriously though it's great. Very simple indeed.

    Go to the courthouse with a few dollars, buy a license. There's no waiting time for out of state folks and no residency requirements. You obviously need a couple of forms of ID to get the license but that's it.

    Then take your pick of locations and officiants. Voila!

    If you've got any specific questions I'll try and help :yes:
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    my cuz got married there had a big do unc seemed to think it was pretty easy sorting everything out. she had the ultimate honeymoon package in DC too. i edited the video for them and it was just awesome looked a superb location, very well known too, think it was cyprus grove i think or something like that
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    Yes, Cyprus Grove is nice. Didn't our Issy have a ceremony there? :unsure: I have a memory like a sieve. :(
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    yes i think it was a vowel renewal a few years back :)
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    surely it cant be that simple??
    dont you have to book a date and time at the courthouse?
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    nope! check the opening times, turn up and pay for the license. I think we were in there hmmmmmmm 10-15minutes :yes:
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    It sure was....for our twentieth wedding anniversary :yes: It's our silver anniversary this December. :bugeye: I'm only 23 yeards old!!

    Ann, I arranged the venue, photographer, videographer, flowers, limo, reverend etc all online. If you need any help or ideas, you know where I am :yes:

    Any more details you'd like to share with us? :D
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    its just at idea stage so far but!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! after getting engaged at disney last year its my dream not sure if its dave's :lol: but to get married actually on disney is a bit expensive when there will only be 5 of us there.
    we are jsut talking about it but i was wondering about hairdressing also any info on that?
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    We got engaged at V&A and we couldn't think of anywhere we'd rather be married so in the end we did the full Disney wedding with at the wedding pavilion even though there were so few of us !

    I'd do exactly the same thing again and indeed got a slap on the day for saying "I think this is exactly how I'll do my next wedding" :)

    Seriously though, despite hating our disney wedding coordinator, she was rubbish, it all went perfectly and was beautiful from start to finish. Even the limo ride around celebration and the "snow". Perfect.

    It was expensive but worth it.

    Now the hairdressing. At the time we got married Disney did all that as part of the package. The Disney folks came to our room, threw me out :/ and worked their magic. I believe that you now have to make your own arrangements with a local hair/makeup place of your choosing.
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    If you don't do the Disney option, I had a wonderful lady come to my hotel room and do my hair. She gave me a wonderful updo which lasted all day. If you get to the stage where you are looking for someone and need her number, I'll look it up for you Ann.

    You can get an idea of my hair from a couple of photos I have in my trip report....in my trip report index below. (Isafari's secret wedding vow renewal.)
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    My very best tip is to do the Magic Kingdom wedding photo session! you don't have to do it on the day and perhaps even better a few days after but it's completely wonderful. The whole park to yourselves and photos in places you wouldn't normally be able to get to see
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    we really dont want any fuss and want something very small but yet we do want to celebrate getting married my thought was to get married with dave's son and parents there and then we would go and stay at the floridian for the night and do dinner there ish all these thoughts im going mad :mental:
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    How exciting :flowerbounce:
    Cypress Gardens are beautiful.....and quiet.
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    well i'll come if you want the numbers made up ann :wink: :D

    as diane said CYPRESS gardens is totally beautiful, the gardens are awesome and while i was edit my cuz' video i was visualising my daughter there as she wants to have a disneyish wedding
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    my daughter does this ann so she can come with me :wink: :lol:
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    hey mick bring the family why dont ya :lol:
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    oh cool a proper invite :lol:
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    you pushed your way in ..... but I think you'd be a cool guest to have too.
    Ann....I've done lots of make up for brides in the past :whistle::D

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