I have big news!!! I have a fiancé! That's right, this girl is off the market and on to planning my own magical day! I always dreamt of my Disney engagement. You see, LONG before I met The One, I wished and hoped to get engaged at Disney World. The romance and magic of it all made me long for a Disney World proposal! Would it be in front of the castle, on a long walk around World Showcase, in a private corner of Main Street USA? How would he do it? What would my reaction be? Well, let me tell you, all of my dreaming and planning did me absolutely no good, whatsoever.
When he got down on one knee, I was stupefied. I couldn't speak. Seriously, aside from saying, "What are you doing, babe?" all I could do was kiss and kiss him. My sweet prince arranged the most magical and memorable Disney World proposal. He called ahead, had a plan and made it a time I will never, ever forget! For the next two posts, we are looking at creating and celebrating the PERFECT Disney World proposal.
1. Get a game plan
A plan is where it's at. Now, as my sweet fiancé will tell you, even the best laid can fail, so do like he did, create a plan B ... and C. For my Disney World proposal, my fiancé had decided to propose in front of "our spot" of the castle. It's a spot where we are always sure to snap a picture; located near Sleepy Hollow at Liberty Square, you are almost ALWAYS guaranteed to have a PhotoPass Photographer ... that is unless you're hauling around a little black box with an engagement ring and a stomach full of butterflies. No worries here. Plan B worked just as well.
Make a plan for what you're ideal proposal would be; think location, time of day and plan of attack ... where will you hide the ring until the right moment? A great suggestion is to call Disney and let them know what you're planning. Cast members will be delighted to give you suggestions and ideas. You can go super fancy and get tips, suggestions and even make reservations for engagement experiences on the Disney Fairytale Weddings Site.
2. Capture the moment
I cannot stress to you how important it is to capture your engagment. Everything is a surreal and a blur—thankfully, my fiance's parents had the idea to purchase Memory Maker for us. Right before he got down on one knee, he somehow managed to lean into the photographer and let her know he was about to pop the question and she should keep clicking.
Our PhotoPass photographer was more than excited to share in our moment and we got some amazing shots to remember it by! I'm so thankful that we had this option. I highly recommend Memory Maker, because the sheer volume of pictures I wanted featuring my new ring doubled my normal PhotoPass usage (yeah, never though I'd be that girl).
3. Let everyone know
You can't keep your Disney World engagement a secret. You've got to get pins and let the world know! My man ordered custom Up! (my favorite movie) pins that said "Just Engaged" for us to wear around the parks. Disney cast members will make you feel so loved, and the other amazing guests will do the same. We had so many well wishes and congratulations, the excitement sent us over the moon. Let everyone know and you'll be sure to celebrate the magic of your love!
Hooray! You're engaged!!! Now it's time to CELEBRATE!!! In my next post I'm going to break down my top tips for celebrating your engagement in the parks!
Related: Romantic Disney World Ideas All Year Long
Until next time, keep it magical!