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.

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It All Starts With Invitations

Announce your intention to have a princess wedding theme with the wedding invitations you choose. Visit our princess wedding invitation 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 wedding dress.

Have some fun with your accessories. Some great princess ideas include a veil or tiara, long white gloves and sparkling diamond or crystal jewelry.

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. You 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 decoration.

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 reception.

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 (shown below).
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.