We all dream of a happy ever after for our nuptials, and what better way to achieve it than organising a romantic and classic fairytale wedding theme? Every bride deserves to feel like a beautiful princess on her big day, and every groom merits to be the prince charming.
Are you a bride-to-be with a headache about fairytale wedding planning? Or are you a wedding planner finding more ideas about fairytale weddings? Reading on and get inspiration to create your romantic fairytale wedding below.
You can find more wedding theme ideas here: 10 Alternative Wedding Themes You Can Try for Your Big Day
Breathtaking Fairytale-Themed Wedding Invitations
Your magnificent fairytale wedding invitation is your guests' first look at your magical union.
‘Tale as old as time’ Invitation
A reference from a classic fairytale like Beauty and the Beast gives your invitation a magical feeling of forever. Use the famous Beast castle, the enchanted rose as your background. Make sure to provide it with a vintage take and old calligraphy lettering for the details.
Fairytale Pop-Up Wedding Invitation
Do you want to do something cool and unique for your wedding invitation? Get your creative juices flowing and make a fairytale pop-up complete with cut-outs of an enchanted castle, Cinderella pumpkin coach and a dancing princess with her prince.
You can start with “Once upon a time” for the words in your invite that’ll bring a magical atmosphere to your guests.
Winter-Themed Watercolor Wedding Invitation
The Winter-themed Watercolor invitation looks like a depiction of a snowy forest in many fairytale stories. It creates a sophisticated, elegant and timeless aura for the big day. It’s simple yet charming, which makes it unique. Write the words in elegant scripts and make the name on each card type in bold letters.
Mickey & Minnie Wedding Invitation
What comes to mind when you think about the word “fairytale”? Almost everyone grew up with Disney princesses. That's why having the main cartoon mascots of The Walt Disney Company, Mickey and Minnie, is the perfect choice for a fairytale-themed wedding. The textured wrap, satin ribbon bow and mouse-shaped key are excellent details for this invitation.
Astonishing Fairytale-Themed Wedding Venues
Make a fairytale love story come to life in these enchanting venues.
Marvellous Castle Wedding
Own a majestic castle on the hill for your special day and relive the lives of the princess and prince you have read about growing up. You don't need to get married inside the castle, but a castle on the backdrop while saying your marriage vows is enough to paint a wonderful picture.
Captivating Forest Wedding
Nature lovers will be thrilled to say their "I Do's" surrounded by luscious greeneries. Find an enchanted forest reserve that hosts events like weddings and secure a spot where the forest will be part of the intimate ceremony. Make sure to highlight the woods as your venue on your invites so guests can prepare their shoes for the occasion.
If you can book a place where they have big cobblestoned or cemented stairs, then this could work as your ceremony venue.
Pristine Lake Wedding
An ultimate waterfront event is memorable to everyone because of its dreamy appearance. A pristine and calm lake is the right place if you want a fairytale-themed romantic affair and fun water activities for the guests after the ceremony.
If you're thinking of having some water sports games with your family and friends during the fun time, make sure you remind them to bring some swimsuits on your invitation.
Magnificent Manor Wedding
Elegant chandeliers, grand halls, white columns, floor-to-ceiling windows and massive driveways draw lovers to a magnificent manor. The stunning mansion will sweep everyone off their feet. Look for extensive grounds and set up your reception outside for a breezy and cool cocktail hour.
Idealistic Church Wedding
What we love about a fairytale wedding is how many churches already fit the theme without even trying. It's like how you see a princess walking down the aisle to the altar where a priest and her prince wait. It's a sacred place that promises everlasting love when the priest says, "You may kiss the bride."
Joyous Disney Wedding
The "Happiest Place on Earth" lives up to its name when hosting whirlwind romantic affairs like weddings. You can choose Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Resort & Spa, Disneyland Resort and Disney Cruise Line to organise your big day. They offer beautiful scenes of nature, serene shores, mystique views of the marina and stunning courtyards.
Royal Kew Garden Wedding
Botanical environments like Kew Gardens, ravished in abundant greenery and gardens, are an honourable venue for your dream wedding. It's not a typical place to say your marriage vows because of its status as a world-renowned World Heritage Site. Still, choosing it as your place of union offers a prestigious and magical atmosphere.
Lovely Fairytale Themed Wedding Transportation
You need a beautiful vehicle to take you to your happily ever after.
Gallop to the ceremony in style with an elegant white horse. Choose a sleek equine as your escort towards the ceremony to keep the fairytale spirit alive. It’s one of the closest things you can do that’s like reliving a scene from a fairytale story.
Cinderella's Pumpkin Carriage
Who can pass up the opportunity of a bride arriving in a Cinderella-inspired pumpkin carriage? A fairytale wedding deserves a dreamy carriage that matches your expectation and more. It establishes a delicate and rich climate for a touching ceremony. Arrive at your wedding in the most enchanting vehicle.
If you're on a budget and can't afford Cinderella's pumpkin carriage, don't fret. We have another option for you: renting a handsome convertible. It's a type of car you see on adventurous road trips, but now you're taking the road forever. The convertible symbolises your limitless adventures with your partner, no matter the destination. Decorate the car with garlands, flowers and even a "Just got married" sign on its trunk to turn it into a charming ride.
Interesting Boat Ride
A captivating waterfront venue deserves a boat ride scene that's right out of a Disney movie. Throw in some beautiful floral arrangements at the boat's sides, and make sure you have a driver dressed as a captain who'll help you explore the vast pristine lake. Create a remarkable sight when you end the ceremony with the bride and groom eloping using a boat.
Delightful Fairytale-Themed Wedding Photos
A wedding paints different emotions; these lovely photos are your beautiful souvenirs.
Set up your prenup photo in a Redwood forest and feel like dancing dwarfs in one of the old trees with your beau. It’s a stunning place to take a lot of photos that’s full of magic.
Whimsical weddings deserve a fascinating place to take photos. You can have your ceremony under a marvellous massive tree or simply take pictures under it after the ceremony. Combine the scene with petals on your feet to add a more passionate ambience.
Have your first dance as husband and wife under a tree full of graceful lanterns. Set up a nighttime fairytale wedding portrait with candles and circle them on the dance floor. Also, adorn the trees with beautiful flower arrangements that look exquisite in pictures.
Wish Upon a Sky Lantern
Sky lanterns are more than glamorous lights covering the night sky. For some cultures, sky lanterns represent the release of deep fears and desires. The burning flame in the lantern represents the unity between the couple. Let your guests try something new by giving each two people a lantern, writing down their wishes on it, and flying it to the sky. It’ll make your wedding more memorable too.
Brighten your partner’s night with a firework display that will keep everyone in awe. More than the string lights, sparklers, and even the moonlight, fireworks are the ultimate night lights to shower your evening. Ensure you inform the venue if you want a glowing bang to commemorate the union between you and your groom.
Radiating Fairytale-Themed Wedding Decorations
Get lost in the mesmerising wedding decorations you can only dream of before.
Pink and Green Decor
You can transform any wedding venue into a fanciful place with overflowing pink and green decorations. You can design the columns with crawling plants while the aisle with a mix of pink roses and green bushes. This combination assures a fairytale feel like no other.
Picturesque Fairytale-Themed Wedding Centerpieces
The princess should get the chicest fairytale wedding centrepiece for the guests’ tables. Ask your florists to make floral highlights in different shades of pink sprinkled with light yellow, green and lavender to capture the essence of the affair.
Alice in Wonderland’s White Rabbit
Assign Mr White Rabbit to the entrance of your wedding reception venue so he can greet everyone. Of course, don’t let him get lonely and put him in a stainless bird cage with Cinderella’s birdy friends flying inside. Insert a small white table where a bouquet in the hues of your wedding sits.
Are you on a budget wedding? Don't worry; the twilight design is an inexpensive way to make your path walk look like it came from a fairytale land. Accentuate the path walk going to your evening reception with white candles on a transparent glass holder. It's a decoration that's cheap and easy to find. If you're going for a sunset wedding day, have these pure white candles lighten your aisle. You can also scatter white petals in the middle of the walkway to make the path stand out in ordinary soil.
Fairytale style is your best friend for a fun night like your wedding day. Adding baroque vibes to your motif is easy to do in the decorations. For example, your table setting can turn into a scene in one of your favourite fairy books with greenery, fine knives and forks.
Garlands, baby pink bouquets, white petals, transparent vases, and mirror box standees produce a soft and delicate setting. Have your guests sit on white and gold Tiffany chairs while smooth white linen covers the whole venue. It’s a soft design that embodies what fairytale happy endings are all about.
Heavenly Fairytale Themed Wedding Cake
Hit the sweet spot on your taste buds with these mouthwatering cakes.
Stunning Nature Cake
This fit for a king nature cake looks too perfect for eating! The intricate details with floral arrangements outline the cake from top to bottom. It looks ethereal, making the bride and groom think twice before cutting it. A friendly-budget tip is to make only the bottom layer or two-layers edible while the top layer will be made of a DIY inedible material.
Fantastic Fairytale Cake
Just when you thought you couldn’t get enough of flowers, here’s a cake that indulges both your sense of sight and taste. Covered in small white bird toppers, vines and an innocent-looking bouquet, it’s the ideal cake for a fairytale-themed wedding. You can ask your pastry chef to have edible moss encircling the cake for that fascinating forest look.
Detailed Wedding Cake
A white and enormous wedding cake is the main course as it boasts stunning details made only for a fairytale wedding. It's a cake straight out of a Disney film which stands out from the rest of our fairytale-themed wedding cake ideas.
Fascinating Fairytale-Themed Wedding Lights
Create lasting memories under hypnotising wedding lights.
As wall and ceiling alternatives, go over the top with string lights for your reception. Illuminating long tables are more accessible if you have an intimate union with only a few family and friends. Set up the buffet in a garden, but ensure the weather is ideal for a glowing fun night; otherwise, it'll be a safety hazard.
Pretty Fairy Lights
Feel the warmth of the heart touching union through the glowing fairy lights. What's unique about the cute gleaming lights is how they set the overall mood when the couple says, "I Do." Hang these lights in a massive tree of life for a simplistic variance.
Tree Hugger Lights
Since couples seem to love rustic outdoor weddings, why not find a place where almost two trees meet? Adorn the trees’ trunks with lights and put a table between them for the bride and groom. Add some blue and white hydrangeas for a romantic touch.
Gold candelabra is a straight-out prop from a fairytale movie. You can place lit white candles in transparent glasses as centrepieces on long tables. It’s dreamy, romantic and luxurious at the same time. The golden hour lighting can transform your wedding ceremony and venue from ordinary to absolutely spectacular.
Fashionable Fairytale-Themed Wedding Dress
Dress the part of an enchanting princess who’ll turn into a queen when the clock strikes 12 midnight.
Fairytale Lover Dress
Wearing this alluring pink wedding dress will undoubtedly capture the heart of your prince charming at the end of the aisle. The intricate flowery vines that embrace the dress's bodice and how its silky bottom encapsulates the bride’s long legs make an expensive yet exquisite look.
Blushing Pink Floral Dress
Customise a blushing pink dress with beautiful embroidery, V neck, green and floral highlights. It’s a truly magical piece because the dress was inspired by a fairytale motif and the Harry Potter style. This dress will make the bride look stylish on her big day.
Sweet Lace Dress
A nod to Princess Diana, this lace dress depicts an old-fashion fairytale love. It’s a soft creamy white colour with vines-shaped thin straps. Lace creates more texture for your stylish look, and you won’t go wrong with this piece on your wedding day.
Couture Blue Wedding Dress
Be a pretty bride in blue with a sophisticated and glamorous couture dress. A deep love for a soft touch of this calm hue makes your attire stand out. Wearing this colour means peace, purity and femininity. It's a nice change from the traditional pure white dresses.
Dusty Blue Wedding Dress
Brides that love the colour blue can go for this beauty. Coloured dresses are trending nowadays for good reasons. Many brides don’t want to look dull while all eyes are on them; therefore, they need a dusty blue wedding dress to be the highlight with their groom.
Pinkish White Wedding Dress
Modern fairytale-themed wedding dresses are special in that they play on the boundaries between traditional and extraordinary. The pinkish-white dress has sophisticated details of soft baby pink petals embracing the corset. The smooth chiffon gown with matching coloured tulle will make heads turn in the bride's direction.
Aesthetic Puff Sleeves
Puff sleeves have a stylised prairie farm design that’s often related to fairytale princesses. This detail has been altered where designers stitch it as accents to the arms of an off-shoulder fairytale wedding dress. The bride will love the balloon effect on her arms which is quite breezy.
Youthful Fairytale-Themed Wedding Bridesmaid Dress
Show off the youthful glow of your wedding party with these dresses.
Pink is The New White
Don't let your bridesmaids get left behind in the motif. If you can shoulder the fabrics for their gowns, ensure everyone is in light pink dresses to match the beautiful bouquets they'll be holding. You can also mix it up with some of your bridesmaids in flower-patterned fabrics.
In Green Hues
The colours of nature play an essential role when it comes to fairytale-themed wedding ideas. Cover your bridesmaids in light shades of green such as olive, pear, parakeet, mint or pistachio. With this, you'll have a gorgeous posse.
All About Pink
Pink is the new white for a fairytale-themed bride. It means having your bridesmaids wear this pretty girly tone during this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. They’ll be the perfect support to a modern-day princess bride.
Soft lavender is an alluring shade for bridesmaid dresses. It’s chic, with a touch of softness on the tulle covering the floor-length skirt. This dress is perfect for girlfriends if you have lavenders on your fairytale motif.
Nostalgic Fairytale Themed Wedding Favors
Give your guests useful and beautiful wedding favours to take home.
Riveting Castle Key
We know how sometimes fairytale-themed weddings lean on a girlish type of party, but with the right dose of prince charming’s manly aura. You can make a castle key souvenir that can turn into a can opener or keychain. It will be awesome if it’s a secret screwdriver too. If you can’t do it in DIY, find a vendor who’s excellent at customising wedding favours.
Grace & Glamour Enchanted Rose
A rose that lasts a year is that possible? Yes, it is. Magnify the couple’s eternal love with a spellbinding rose covered in cylinder glass. Add an old-century-looking key in a white ribbon to wrap up a nostalgic fairytale-themed wedding favour.
Fancy Fairytale-Themed Wedding Ideas
Who doesn’t want a happily ever after? Let your guests witness the burning passion and moving lifetime commitment the newlyweds have for each other with a romantic fairytale wedding. Use a fairytale theme to help the couple celebrate the love that shines through in an intimate union.
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