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Old 12-16-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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Disney Engagements

Disney just launched a new addition to the Wedding site. Those who are looking for engagement ideas & plans be sure to check out: Disney Weddings | Engagements.

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Old 12-16-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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I will have to subtly leave this on the laptop next time DBF is around LOL.
ooohhh did anyone see that pig go past the window!!!

thanks for the link!
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Aw how sweet! This will help my friend who has been talking to me about proposing to his girlfriend in the near future, Thanks!
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I wish i would have known these services existed. My Fiance` Nick just proposed to em in front of the Castle in Oct. People knew about it though since we were given PINS that said recently engaged.

The restaurants all threw confetti for us. Got great dessert selections too.
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These sound so cool!! My husband proposed to me at Illuminations -- poor thing didn't know Disney hid speakers in the landscaping, so I didn't hear him at first. It made for a great story though
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