Every girl wants to feel like a princess once in a while and even more so on her wedding day. She wants to feel like a princess to her parents, her new husband and a princess to all the little children attending the wedding. It also means that the little girl inside all of us is truly nurtured. So, why not have a fairytale inspired wedding to truly give you a feeling of royalty?
A fairytale inspired wedding theme first and foremost must centre on a fairytale. For every stereotypical thought you may have of a princess in a story book or fairytale, there is a wedding idea that can be incorporated into your big day. When it comes to your dress, it really needs to be princess-like. Of course, it is up to you what style or colour dress you wear as trends, cultures and families differ hugely. You could choose a ball gown shaped dress i.e. with a fitted bodice and full skirt. These look great especially if the skirt is really full with layers and layers of tulle and netting. Alternatively, you may go for a simple fitted silk gown with a long silk train. This type of dress can be made more princess like with the introduction of a small crown or tiara. If you are opting for coloured wedding attire, ensure you are covered with face and hair jewels to complete the Oriental princess look. The same ideas apply to bridesmaids and young female attendants.
When it comes to your handsome groom, ensure he is kitted out as your prince. No, he doesn't need to look like he has just walked off a pantomime set, but he does need to look the part. Generally, a light coloured suit would be in keeping with the rest of the theme. However, he may be dressing is bright colours which is fine too as long as he looks very smart and well groomed. After all, princes are always well dressed and terribly alluring
Young male attendants are usually more accommodating than older ones when it comes to dressing up' for a wedding. Use them as your mini princes, and dress them in ¾ length trousers, waistcoats with crisp shirts underneath. They will look sensational next to the mini princesses!
As far as flowers are concerned, anything goes as long as they are pretty, plentiful and beautifully scented. Ensure all members of the bridal party have buttonholes, female attendants should carry posies draped in ribbon and table decorations should co-ordinate nicely with everything else. It's becoming more and more common for tables to be scattered with petals so why not do this too?
Guests will naturally think of castles, carriages and silver tiaras when they learn of your fairytale themed wedding. What better why to succumb to their [and your] desires than with Happily Ever After Carriage Candles as favours and Happily Ever After Themed Place Card Holders for place settings? Tie in the silver theme with silver organza ribbon tied round napkins and on floral decorations.
If you really want to take your fairytale themed wedding to the extreme, why not hire an ice sculptor to create a fantastic centrepiece for you? You could even have one made in a castle shape!
However you interpret the princess theme in your wedding, have the fairytale you deserve but don't forget to be home by midnight!!