Every bride deserves to feel like a princess on her wedding day. Recreate your favourite childhood classics on your special day with dreamy backdrops and table linens without going above your wedding budget. Here are some wedding décor inspirations for fairytale-themed weddings that will truly feel like a dream come true.
These ideas are our modern take on some of your well-loved classic children’s books:
Nothing says ‘happy ever after’ more than a Disney-inspired wedding. Indeed, a dream is a wish your heart makes when you and your Prince Charming say ‘I Dos’ surrounded by elaborate velvet draping and floral panel backdrops.
If you are a book-lover like Belle from the Beauty and the Beast, incorporate books to your tablescapes. Use them as centrepieces or even as personalized placeholders. Match these decors with a gold charger plate and matching utensils.
You may also use a princess tiara to put your wedding veil in place, or opt for a different dress colour to match your favourite Disney Princess.
If you want a vibrant and fun wedding that suits your personality, take your guests into a dreamy adventure in Wonderland with Alice. Get eccentric with your wedding venue and set-up by using mismatched tablecloths and chair decors, colourful candle centrepieces, and unusual colour matches for your drapings.
To complete the experience, have the ceremony begin after lunchtime followed by an afternoon tea- style reception. Recreate the quirky table set-up with asymmetrical decors and different-coloured utensils. Use vibrant charger plates to hold “eat me” sugar cookies and other treats.
A woodland forest-themed wedding is perfect if you want a Wonderful Wizard of Oz-inspired wedding. Pick an outdoor venue, such as a dreamy forest, or opt for an open space to recreate the hot-air balloon scene at the end of the book.
Recreate the poppy field with faux floral backdrops and floral ceiling drapings. Ready-made flower wall panels are easy to install and decorate for your indoor or outdoor wedding. You may also use a wedding arch to decorate the centre for your ceremony, and use loose pieces and stems to decorate the aisle and the chairs.
If you grew up loving adventure stories, The Chronicles of Narnia series will be a lovely inspiration for your wedding theme. Feel like royal highnesses on your wedding day with a medieval- themed wedding.
Use elegant velvet drapes for your backdrop to make your guest feel like royalty. Match them with an upscale table setting using affordable yet expensive-looking charger plates, utensils, and glamorous centrepieces.
You may also opt for a rustic wedding theme, complete with matching floral accents and ceiling drapes. An alternative idea is to use other important elements of the story such as the ice and snow for a winter wedding. Use white or ivory glitz sequin drapes to create a winter feel, and add white floral accents and glass decorations.
Oh how lovely it is to walk down the aisle and feel like flying with such excitement, such glee. If you love dreams and adventures like your childhood bedtime stories, a Peter pan-themed wedding will make your childhood fantasies come alive on your wedding day.
Use green and silver linen for your floor-to-ceiling drapings, and match them with sparkly and fairy-like tablescapes using bright-coloured table cloths and chair decorations. Create a whimsical backdrop with neon lights and fairy lights, to add to the festive mood.
Your wedding day is one of the most special occasions in your life. Make it extra memorable for everyone by taking important pieces of your childhood with you, and make your favourite classics come to life on your special day.