Print and broadcast journalist Carrie Hayward is the author of the Fairytale Weddings Guide, a guidebook and bridal organizer for weddings, vow renewals and honeymoons at Walt Disney World. When she began planning her EPCOT wedding, the only way to get the information and real pricing required to determine whether one could afford a Disney wedding was to sign a contract for one! After her wedding, Carrie wanted to share what she’d learned with other couples to help them decide, and to show them ways to customize their Disney weddings to their tastes and budgets.
Since 2012, Carrie has also hosted the Disney Wedding Podcast, a weekly show devoted to weddings and honeymoons at the Disney parks and on Disney cruises. The podcast features expert advice, money-saving tips and interviews with real Disney brides and grooms. From 2010–2011, Carrie co-hosted Inside Disney Weddings, the first podcast dedicated to Disney weddings and honeymoons.
Because she does not work for the Walt Disney Company, Carrie is free to share unbiased opinions and advice on weddings at the Disney parks and resorts. Official information on Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings can be found here.