How to Plan a Fairy Tale Themed Wedding

A table with candles in front of a castle for a fairy tale wedding.

Many people equate their wedding day to a fairy tale, as it’s a day that’s been romanticized, dreamed about, and swooned over by many brides for a very long time. From stories you’ve heard since childhood to the elegant and opulent dresses that long-admired princesses famously adorned, there’s so much about fairy tales that go hand in hand with weddings.

It’s become a wedding trend of today to actually incorporate motifs and ideas of traditional fairy tales into real weddings. Take your special day to the next level with these steps to create the perfect fairy tale to take your breath away on your big day.

Mail Regal Invitations

Invitations fit for a princess are easy and fun to create, setting the tone with guests on what your wedding day will be like. Use intricate cursive fonts, gold or silver colors paired with shimmery paper, and an elegantly designed envelope liner to bring your stationery to the next level. You may also want to enlist in the services of a calligrapher to make the outside of your invitations fit for royalty and to impress your guests.

Set up Dreamy Lighting

Glowing lanterns hanging from a tree at a wedding to go with a fairy tale theme.

Lighting can make a big difference in your wedding when it comes to creating a fairy tale atmosphere at your event. Consider using strung twinkle lights or elaborate chandeliers to set the tone and wow guests as they walk into your reception. Hanging lanterns are another way to create a fairy tale atmosphere via beautiful light, or try flickering candles of different heights to set the mood in your reception.

Make a Statement with Florals

A wall of flowers at a fairy tale wedding with the bride and groom in front of it.

While you don’t have to go completely over the top with flowers in every aspect of your wedding to make it feel like a fairytale, you might want to consider investing in one statement flower piece. This could be a chuppah or arch absolutely covered in lush flowers, a flower wall that serves as the perfect photo-opp for guests, or hanging flowers as decor to create a romantic feel.

It’s all About the Dress (and Accessories)

A bride wearing a tiara in front of yellow leaves at her fairy tale wedding.

The dress the bride wears on her wedding day can also contribute to a fairy tale theme. A sparkly gown with a dramatic veil or a ball gown silhouette brings to mind a classic princess throughout the entirety of the event. Don’t forget Cinderella-worthy shoes, glitzy jewels, and romantic makeup to really embrace the theme.

If you really want to go all out, tiaras are on-trend right now when it comes to wedding accessories, likely thanks to the recent royal weddings. There’s no better time to sport a tiara than on your wedding day, so go for it!

Use Sparklers or Fireworks

A bride and groom at their fairy tale wedding holding sparklers.

Fireworks and sparklers impress guests and are also what fairy tales are made of! While these gestures are a bit more costly, they’re a great option if you’re looking to go all-out at your wedding. Sparklers also make for a great photo-opp when used as a grand entrance or exit for the bride and groom into or out of their reception.

Capitalize on Popular Phrases

A sign for a fairy tale wedding that says

There are certain phrases in fairy tales that can be easily applied to weddings. For instance, “Once upon a time”, or “They lived happily ever after” fit perfectly with the theme of committed love. These phrases can be incorporated via pretty wedding signage, on a cake topper, or eve on stationery.

Make it Pretty in Pink (Or Metallics)

The colors you choose for your big day definitely play a role in making your wedding feel like a fairytale. Pink is a classic color fit for a princess, and available in so many shades and hues that it’s easy to incorporate it into your day. Whether it comes in the form of flowers, linens, bridesmaid dresses or all of the above, pink is bound to make a statement.

If you’re looking for other color palettes to induce feelings of a princess story, consider golds, silvers, or even icy blues. Finally, white is always a classic bridal color and is also seen commonly in fairy tales.

Make all of your fairy tale dreams come true on your wedding day by adding these impressive touches. You’ll truly feel like a princess out of a storybook as you walk down the aisle and celebrate your marriage!

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