7 Magical Ideas For
A Princess Wedding Theme
It is common for many little girls to dream of a princess
wedding theme when they are little. The magical
image of getting married like a princess is something that sticks with
us as we get older.
The good news is now that you are older your dream princess wedding can
come true! One of the most popular princess wedding themes is a
Cinderella wedding theme, however you don't have to narrow your theme
down to just Cinderella, Snow White or Beauty and the Beast..
There are many options available for this type of wedding. You don't
have to go overboard with the theme if you don't want to.
Listed below are 7 ideas to help you get on your way.
It All Starts With Invitations
Announce your intention to have a princess wedding theme with the
wedding invitations you choose. Visit our princess wedding
page to see some examples.
The Princess Dress
While you don't have to go with a special princess dress, you may want
to choose an a-line princess cut dress with a long train. Crystals,
sequins and pearls add to your glamour and add some sparkle to your
Have some fun with your accessories. Some great princess ideas include
a veil or tiara, long white gloves and sparkling diamond or crystal
Your Big Entrance
Pulling up to your wedding ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage is
definitely dramatic and fitting of a princess. If that is a little too
over the top for you, consider something like a classic white Bentley
or Rolls Royce complete with your own driver.
Once you reach your church or other ceremony location, have a red aisle
runner pulled down the aisle in front of you. For your reception,
arrange to make your entrance with trumpets blaring as you are
announced for the first time as husband and wife.
A Grand Reception
You will probably want to have your ceremony in the late afternoon so
you can transition to an evening reception. Just make sure it ends by
midnight! For a more formal event consider making it a black tie event.
Possibly the best option for your reception location is a castle if you
can find one near you that allows events. A great website that provides
a list of castles in the United States can be found here
have to scroll down a little bit, but it is a comprehensive list broken
down by state.
Other possible locations for your princess wedding theme include
university campuses, especially if they are very old. Examples include
Princeton in New Jersey and Salve Regina in Newport, Rhode Island.
Additional options include historic mansions, bed and breakfasts and
Inns. You will want to search for just the right ambiance and
Think white when choosing table linens and other decorations, but that
doesn't mean you can't incorporate accent colors like gold, silver,
black or a touch of something bright.
For centerpieces, candelabras create a stunning atmosphere. You can
also use pillar candles or tapers together with flowers as
centerpieces. Don't forget to finish off your table decorations with
things like princess-themed place card holders, which can double as
wedding favors, and napkin rings.
A Cake With Style
Have some fun with your wedding cake. Unique cake shapes like a castle,
princess-decorated or the Mad Hatter adds a unique twist to your
If unique shapes aren't your style, there are many princess wedding
theme cake toppers that you can put on a traditional wedding cake.
A Wedding Favor To Finish The Night
Choose a fairytale wedding favor that your guests will like. As
mentioned above, place card holders can double as wedding favors.
An example is a
Unique wedding favor ideas include candles shaped like a castle,
carriage or Cinderella's slipper. There are also princess-themed votive
candle holders as well.
Picture Perfect Princess
Plan your photos out well in advance, especially if you are having a
late afternoon wedding. You will want to make sure you have enough
sunlight for your photos.
Even if you aren't getting married at a castle or historic mansion, you
can still arrange to have photos taken there. Old churches can also
work well as well as rose gardens and other parks.