Obsessed with dreamy aesthetics and whimsical concepts? Why not have an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding? It promises a unique experience with a touch of nostalgia that will surely wow the guests and transports them back to their childhood. Add the fact that will be highlighted by gorgeous decors and enchanting visuals. It will be a treat to all the senses!
There are so many reasons why you should go for an Alice in Wonderland wedding theme. It is versatile and lets you have fun with it however you want to. You can have a simple variation of the theme where you put some subtle homage to the story through the colour palette (blues and pinks) that you’ll use. Or you may also choose to go all out through bolder fairytale wedding elements and attire, plus more eccentric and vintage decorations. Lastly, this whimsical wedding theme works for a lot of venues – from majestic castles or halls to fantastic woodland forests down to nice and cosy gardens.
Convinced yet? If not, let this list persuade you. We have rounded up some of the prettiest and fanciest Alice in Wonderland wedding ideas for your wedding day. Scroll down and discover how magical this theme could get.
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Dreamy Wedding Décor Ideas
Decors play a big part in whimsical wedding concepts like Alice in Wonderland as they set the mood of the whole affair from start to finish. The visual design is considered a success when it instantly lets the guests feel that they are truly in a real-life fairytale. Choosing the correct decorations is crucial so here are some ideas that you may want to consider during your wedding planning process:
Place some rabbit figurines in different sizes around your venue as a statement accent. You can position them in unexpected areas like on the ground, on top of the tables, and even as a wedding cake topper. The story of Alice in Wonderland is not complete without the White Rabbit. It is an iconic symbol of the story so it’s highly recommended that it is used.
Evoke the feel of travelling to a different dimension (just like Alice did) through vintage suitcases. They can be used as standalone display pieces or can be stacked and utilized as some sort of platform or wedding table for other smaller decors.
One of the most iconic scenes in Alice in Wonderland is the mad hatter’s tea party so embrace and infuse it to your wedding by using old teapots as part of your tablescape. You can mix and match teapots of different colours and designs and pair them with other elements like a vintage clock and tall candles.
What’s the White Rabbit without his pocket watch? Add a twist to this décor by creating hanging ornaments off of old pocket watches. If you’re holding your wedding outdoors, you can hang them on trees around the area to bring out an otherworldly vibe.
It isn’t an Alice in Wonderland wedding if you don’t have kooky elements here and there, like this magical door backdrop. Adorn it with flowers and greenery for a dramatic effect. It can serve different purposes – an actual wedding arch (opens before you walk down the aisle), a ceremony backdrop, or even a photo wall.
Add more whimsy to your venue by putting up more hanging ornaments. This time, use other complementary items like teacups, books, dried flowers, glass jars with candles, and even copies of the book. Make it fancier by using colourful ribbons instead of the usual string.
Another statement piece that you can include in your fairytale wedding is a big mirror. Hit two birds with one stone by writing your favourite quote from the book on the glass or make it more functional by putting the guest seat plan. Embellish with blooms and candles to make the décor more stunning.
Brilliant Tablescape Ideas
A flawless table arrangement is one of the key elements of a visually-stunning wedding. The awesome thing about an Alice in Wonderland wedding is that you have a lot of room to get creative. The story has many distinct visual components and characters which you can draw table decoration inspiration from, just like these:
Tea Party Treat
The tea party is an important part of the story so you can hinge and base your table arrangement on it. Think vintage teapots and teacups, old books, quirky figurines, moss-covered table runners, candles, and intricate pasty holders. Your guests will be stunned!
The Mad Hatter’s Banquet
One of the most recognizable characters in the whimsical Alice in Wonderland is the Mad Hatter. Give a nod to this icon by using him as inspiration for the table arrangement. Instead of flowers, install hats in various colours and sizes – something that is totally off-the-wall and will surprise the guests. Embellish the hats with ribbons and feathers to make them wackier.
Hail to the Queen
Another unforgettable character in this beloved fairytale is the Queen of Hearts. A table centrepiece inspired by the queen includes decors in black and red (her signature colours) and actual playing cards inserted in the floral arrangements.
One strange creature in the story is the Cage Bird which is a bird with a cage for a body. Turn this bizarre creature into a delightful tablescape detail by using actual bird cages as your centrepiece. Fill the cage with greenery and flowers then surround it with lit candles to initiate a wonderful contrast.
When it comes to a wonderland-inspired wedding, the more unique your invitations are, the better. Your invitation is a sneak peek of what’s in store and what they can look forward to at the wedding. Give your guests a preview through these extraordinary invitation ideas:
Instead of the usual printed loose cards, go for an accordion-type folded invitation. It comes in just one piece and can also be printed with icons and images that complement the wedding theme. Plus, it will look like an official announcement from the Queen of Hearts herself.
Embrace the dark and moody feel of the fairytale by going for a gothic invitation. You can choose colours from the story’s palette like black and green or yellow and purple based on the Cheshire cat. You can customize it further by adding your favourite Alice in Wonderland quote or infusing some riddles to the details.
Garments for the Groom
Aside from the decor and table setting, you can also channel the whimsy of Alice in Wonderland through your outfits. For the groom, here are some accessories that you can include in the look:
Instead of the usual tied greenery or flower, take your boutonniere to another level by adding a statement detail like a pocket watch, a pair of playing cards, or an old key.
Exude the charms of the Mad Hatter by donning an enchanting hat during the whole affair. Deck it up with ribbons, playing cards, and feathers for that peculiar touch.
Go against the flow (like the characters of Alice in Wonderland!) and go for a printed suit instead of a plain one. The bolder the print, the better. Choose something truly eye-catching like pinstripe, plaid, or paisley.
Charming Little Characters
Make your guests go “Awww” by dressing up the younger members of the entourage in Alice in Wonderland costumes! Instead of a dress, the flower girl can dress as mini-Alice and the ring bearer can dress like a tiny Mad Hatter, hat included!
Bridal Fairytale Frock
Live your fairytale princess fantasies by wearing a one-of-a-kind wedding dress at your Alice in Wonderland whimsical wedding. This is your chance to bring out your fun side by choosing something magical and extraordinary. Here are some ideas:
Vision in Blue
Wear Alice’s signature colour by going for a blue bridal gown with layers and layers of tulle skirt. Take the look further by wearing blue-themed makeup, a striking flower crown, and dainty elbow-length lace gloves.
You’re happy ever after-ready with this one. Big and beautiful with bow sleeves, a gorgeous flowy skirt, and romantic ruffles. Stun everyone by choosing an unconventional colour like pink.
If you’re not that adventurous but still want to surprise your guests, take inspiration from the White Queen’s elegant ivory gown. Have your dress designed with puffy sleeves and bodice gilded with beads, rhinestones, pearls, and silver thread. You’ll be absolutely glowing.
Just like your wedding gown, your bridesmaids’ dresses should also match the motif. There are several ways you can inject the Alice in Wonderland theme into your wedding party’s outfits. Here are some concepts you can try:
Temptress in Tulle
Tulle is always a good idea when you want something flowy, feminine, and alluring. The light material catches the wind beautifully casting a marvellous air on the wearer. Your bridesmaids will look like stunning fairies in this blush pink bridesmaid dress.
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Another colour that complements the palette of an Alice in Wonderland fairytale wedding is dusty rose. Dress your girls in dusty rose bridesmaid dresses and they will look lovely in contrast with the blues, greens, and purples of the wedding aesthetic.
What’s a tea party without some floral dresses? They go well with just about any theme including a whimsical wedding. Blush pink floral bridesmaid dresses are captivating, colourful, and pleasing to the eyes.
Separates are great because you can mix and match them with other garments. Tulle skirts for example can be paired with lace, chiffon, and even floral tops. They give the wearer the freedom to get creative with the attire. Choose a tulle bridesmaid skirt and let the ladies choose the fabric and style their tops.
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