A bride emailed asking for help on her fairy tale wedding theme.
First of all, I have to admit this is the first time I have heard about “fairy theme wedding”, no doubt I have heard about “Hello Kitty Wedding“.
So, what is a fairy tale theme wedding?
Does it need to be magical just like in the fairy tale?
Does it need to be held at Disneyland Hotel?
Or does it need to have fairy tale characters to remind you of the childhood fairy tale which you have heard as a child?
Most girls over the ages have been enchanted by fairytales of the princess going off with her handsome prince and living happily ever after.
I believe the mostly used wedding theme is either Mickey and Minnie Disney theme or Cinderella and Prince fairy tale theme wedding.
Other themes from popular fairy tales such as the Frog Prince, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty are often used.
Of course, there will be such fairy tale characters almost everywhere ranging from the reception to the table decors and so on.
So I spent about 2 hours doing internet research to answer this bride’s question to the best I can.
I discovered 4 fairy tale related weddings that brides are searching for in Google:
1. fairy tale theme wedding
2. fairy favor tale theme wedding
3. fairy theme wedding
4. fairy invitation tale theme wedding
Rather than just trying to explain them in words. I would prefer to show more pictures.
And of course, nothing beats looking at real pictures of “fairy tale wedding theme” and I hope that this post can give her a better idea.
So here goes (There are some photos that I have added the description which I copied from the wedding site so that it is easier for you to read. To know more, you can click on the links below the photos.)
Maybe a fairy tale wedding should start off with a fairy tale like entry with the bride on the horse carriage.
Does it remind you of Cinderella?
Cinderella Carriage Card Box
“Off to the ball lighted Cinderella carriage for your guest to deposit your wedding cards that contain cash, gift certificates, or checks box opens from the bottom with sliding door. Card slot is 7″ long.
The card box is covered with white material, and accented with white satin ribbon. On the front is a large beautiful applique made of white lace, clear sequins, and white pearls, dangling beads with pearl drops at the end. A touch of royalty.”
I realised in fact the Cinderella theme might be the most popular of the princess themed fairytale wedding, Many online stores that sell wedding favours, cater to this theme providing favours in the shape of glass slippers and even sugared white mice.
Imagine eating “mice” before your first course dinner?
For the Snow White theme, red apple candies are popular and those that prefer the frog prince would give out chocolate frogs.
You know you can inject fairy like experience into your wedding. Remember the before the march-in, guests may like to give the couples a rousing send off.
So why not hand out “magic wands? which are sparklers, so the attendees can wave them off to their new life. Wow, it is just like fairy godmothers (and fathers) casting magic of blissfulness on the newly-wed couple!
For the bride, her obvious apparel would be a flowing bell-shaped ballroom gown with a wasp waist bodice covered in some glitter, these could consist of some crystal or any other shimmering material.
Don?t forget the royal tiara which is a must for any princess and perhaps some long white gloves and clear ?glass? crystal slippers actually vinyl. In terms of jewelry choose a centerpiece such as a pearl necklace with some matching earrings.
Do you know that this is a wedding cake?
Look likes a stack of pillow, doesn’t it?
Glass Pumpkin Fairy Tale Carriage Cake Top
“A horse pulls a pumpkin carriage in this Cinderella-influenced Glass Pumpkin Fairy Tale Carriage Cake Top, perfect for a fairy tale wedding. Your guests will be in awe as they see your cake decorated in a fairy tale theme. Horse and carriage are made of glass with a 22k gold-plated brass rein. Make your wedding a dream come true with this beautiful cake topper.”
Lighted Castle Cake Top
“A beautiful castle and carriage cake topper. It is on a round cake base and measures 4 1/2″ across the bottom including the white satin and organza ruffle, it is 7″ tall to the tallest turret.
The carriage is 5″ wide including the horses and is 2 1/2″ tall, it is white and glittered, the castle is also white and glittered.”
12 Inch Dancing Mickey & Minnie Unity Candle Set
“Candle burns with liquid wax paraffin oil,and has a battery operated LED light in the bottom.
The battery can be changed. This makes it a permanent candle, that can be burned as many times as you want and never harm the candle (as long as direction are followed).
This candle is a 12 inch hand carved with Dancing Mickey and Minnie.
White pearls and braid, flowers. The tapers is 12 inch and are hand carved.
The unity candle glows through with candle light or LED light.
A Perfect Fairytale theme wedding addition to your special day and lifetime keepsake”
Wedding Dinner Table-decor
Craigmont Sand Castle Centerpiece
“The perfect table centerpiece for a beach or fairytale theme wedding. This beautifully hand crafted and tortoise shell finished sand castle evokes a spirit of carefree dreams and a time when a wish was just a wave away. Castle is lightly sprinkled with sparkle glitter. Include two silk flags (pink & blue), so you can fly whichever colors you choose. Measures 11″H x 6.5″W at the base and weighs 7lbs.”
Silver Silhouette Placecard Holders – Set of 4 – Happily Ever After Theme
Wedding Coach White Finish Place Card Frame
“This ornately designed and detailed white resin place card frame showcases a pair of beautiful horses drawing a fairytale wedding coach. Each frame measures 6″ x 3.5″ and will hold a 2″ x 3″ photograph where your guests can display cherished memories after the event. A terrific addition to Cinderella and fairytale themed weddings and events. Place cards included.”
Blown Glass Castle Table Decoration
“Create your Cinderella and Prince Charming themed wedding with this Blown Glass Castle Table Decoration. Use this captivating glass castle as a centerpiece or table decoration for a fairy tale or renaissance wedding. Picture perfect, this castle reflects an intricate ice sculpture that will capture the hearts of all of your guests.”
Wedding Favors: Cinderella’s Glass Slipper
“This charming glass slipper is made of crystal and is the perfect favor for the Cinderella themed wedding. Use as individual favors, or as a small candy dish. Perfect for showers, receptions, luncheons or tea parties.”
Other wedding favors you can choose from.
I really hope the pictures do give you a better idea of what a “fairy tale theme wedding” is really like.
P.S: A final wedding tip for you:
Again, I would like to caution brides not to overdo the decoration and make the wedding decor too cluttered.
Do remember to let the wedding theme reinforce and enhance who you are rather than the other way round.
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