Originally Posted by KillTheHype
I think that's a great idea. Just remember that this is your wedding. Don't worry about the guest too much. This is YOUR day.
Also since you're doing it there you may as well book the honeymoon in Key West. It's beautiful.
Originally Posted by Don Adidada
Main advice: Do not let family/parent demans get out of hand. Nip it in the bud. Let them know from the jump that its your wedding if they try to meddle more than is appropriate.
First of all, congratulations on the engagement. I think it's neat that you and your wife are having the wedding at Disneyland!
I know you asked above if you should have a plated dinner or buffet style, I think if you decide on what is best for you and your fiance. Why? You guys are paying for the food and it's your special day. Like what some folks said above, don't let parents influence you on what they would like to have at your wedding. It isn't about them, it's about you two. If the options that Disney offers you seem good, talk it out with your fiance and see what works best. Don't stress about what people may think, this is the food that you both want to serve.
My wife and I had issues with her parents on who to invite to the wedding. It even got to the point where her aunt's were requesting favors to invite people that we didn't know. Long story short, we added these people to the guest list and they didn't show up, because they couldn't find anything to wear. And when we asked the aunt's and my in-laws why they didn't attend, the only reason was that they couldn't find anything to wear. (Yeah, really.)
Do what works best for the both of you. If parents are involved in your planning process, establish the guidelines on what you both want and who you want for the wedding.
You really don't have to invite a relative who you haven't seen since you were two.