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Seven fantasy novels that glued readers since 1997 and eight movie adaptations that brought couch potatoes out of their houses since 2001--- that is the Harry Potter series for you. This series has influenced a generation to become dreamers, creatives, and thinkers.
The British author J. K. Rowling brought to life an intriguing story of a young wizard, Harry Potter. Adding to the already enticing character of Harry are his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, who are also his classmates at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The series showed how, from young to early adulthood, Harry battled out with Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard.
Seven fantasy novels and eight movie adaptations of witchcraft, wizardry, spells and the wizarding world --- how does that sound as a wedding theme?
Not your cup of tea?
Naaah! We say, exciting!
Whether you are already a Potterhead, a huge Harry Potter fan, a soon-to-be one, or just a curious bride looking for a possible wedding theme, a Harry Potter-themed wedding might be for you.
Enter a magical world on your wedding day and get spellbound when you use these eight Harry Potter ideas for your wedding planning.
Hermione Granger's obliviate spell will nowhere be found for sure.
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You can find more wedding theme ideas here: 10 Alternative Wedding Themes You Can Try for Your Big Day
The colour is one of the top things a bride decides on when planning a wedding. The bride tosses and turns and goes back and forth, picking whose favourite colour gets to be used as the wedding theme. There is also the idea of using both favourite colours. However, upon trying to mix and match them, they simply do not complement.
Here is where you can get inspiration from The Harry Potter books.
The series introduced the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They are the houses of Gryffindor, founded by Godric Gryffindor; Hufflepuff, founded by Helga Hufflepuff; Ravenclaw, founded by Rowena Ravenclaw; and Slytherin, founded by Salazar Slytherin.
These houses are similar to those university dormitories in movies. Just like the inter-university games, the wizards and witches of these houses compete from time to time. Their goal is to bag the House Cup, similar to a trophy or award.
So, where do the colours come in?
The Gryffindors, symbolized by the fearless lion, are known for their bravery, daredevil attitude, and chivalry. The scarlet and gold colours add symbolism to their house.
Signified by the badger, Hufflepuffs are hardworking, loyal, and fair. They are represented by yellow and black.
Symbolized by the eagle, the intelligent, creative, and witty Ravenclaws are represented by the blue and bronze colours.
Lastly, the Slytherins, symbolized by the serpent, are known for their ambition, leadership, self-preservation, cunning, and resourcefulness. The colours green and silver represent them.
Cut the chase and confusion about what colour or colours to choose for your big day. Get inspired by The Harry Potter houses.
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Your bridesmaids are the best people who can use these house colours.
May it be halters, off-shoulders, or tubes, the wedding dresses worn by your wedding party can bring your Harry Potter-themed wedding to life.
You can use the house colours as accents only. Better yet, make them wear dresses coloured entirely in these house colours.
Floor-length bridesmaid dresses are a great option to appear like robes worn by wizards and witches.
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Harry Potter Wedding Ring
A wedding is incomplete without the couple's rings. The rings are not there for the wedding ceremony purposes only. They serve as lifetime reminders for the couples of the vows they made to each other during their wedding ceremony. Those are promises they need to keep in making a lasting relationship.
With silver wings attached to a walnut-sized golden-coloured sphere, the Golden Snitch from The Harry Potter is a perfect inspiration for wedding rings.
The Golden Snitch was the third smallest ball used in Quidditch, a team sport played while straddling broomsticks. It's like ice hockey on air, where the goal is to throw a ball through any of the three hoops fixed at either end of the field.
Harry Potter Wedding Invitations
Like in a university, wizards and witches of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry receive a letter of acceptance or admission to the school. British wizards and witches receive a letter from the Deputy Headmaster or Headmistress of Hogwarts before their first year.
Inside the special quill used for the letter of acceptance, you will read a note written in green ink, a list of required textbooks and materials for the upcoming school year, and the name of the magical child.
How fancy would it be if your wedding guests received a letter of acceptance or invitation?
A physical scrolled quill delivered right to the doorstep of your potential wedding guest would make them feel like a legitimate witch or wizard.
You can go even more creative by creating a short animated video for guests to whom you can't deliver the invitation physically--- a scroll getting unrolled and with your voice-over reading the invitation.
You can also add quotes, readings, and spells from The Harry Potter series to add intrigue.
Harry Potter Seating Arrangement
The guest list can cause headaches for the bride when planning a wedding. Aside from the number of people to invite, the seating arrangement becomes an issue. Who should sit beside who? What if she wouldn't feel comfortable around this guest? What if the table gets awkward?
Put your worries to rest and use the game of chance by using the Sorting Hat from The Harry Potter. In the early days of Hogwarts, the four founders handpicked students for their Houses.
Have your guests sit at their house tables. For example, you have a total of 100 guests. That means there will be 20 guests per house table. Write the names of each house 20 times and let the guests pick one randomly upon entering the wedding reception venue. Add a Harry Potter feel by adorning the registration table with a Sorting Hat.
In this way, whether the guests will be awkward or not, you would feel less pressured because you know it was the guest who picked that seat by chance.
Harry Potter Table Styling
The Great Hall is the centre of Hogwarts activity in Harry Potter.
It is where you can see witches and wizards share meals with their housemates. And this Great Hall can be the centre of your wedding venue decoration.
Let your guests sit on long wooden benches with long rectangular wooden tables.
Decorate these tables with table runners with colours representing the houses, house flags as centrepieces, folded table napkins with owl feather pins that represent Hedwig (Harry Potter’s owl), rustic Harry Potter inspired florals and LED candelabra.
Adding to the magical Harry Potter theme are the golden plate chargers and cutleries and flying candles.
Hanging LED candles on a high-ceilinged wedding venue can serve as substitutes for literal candles. We do not want any accidents on the wedding day. No Harry Potter spell can stop an accident the moment it happens.
These wedding decorations are not only a feast to the eyes, but they also make food a feast for the stomach.
Harry Potter Wedding Cake
The cake-cutting ceremony where the couple holds each other's hands has become a staple of a wedding ceremony. It symbolizes that the couple will take care of and support each other throughout their marriage.
In modern weddings, wedding cakes are not just added to the table spread for the cutting ceremony. Often, they have become the centrepiece of the buffet as well.
Take your wedding cake to the next level. Dress it to achieve the Harry Potter wedding theme.
How about a magical cake with a kissing bride and groom cake topper, decorated with a golden and a Golden Snitch, and Hogwarts castle in the middle part?
For couples who want a little surprise for their guests, make the front part of the cake a simple and traditional one. But make the other side look like Hogwarts School.
Minimalist couples can still recreate a Harry Potter theme wedding by dressing their cake with white fondant and adorning it with Harry Potter's wand, broom, glasses, and Hedwig.
A cup of butterbeer with a themed wedding cake, how unforgettable!
Harry Potter Wedding Favours
To thank your guests and to make them remember your wedding, you can give them magic wands and chocolate frogs as wedding gifts.
What else can best remind them of your Harry Potter-themed wedding, right?
Let them feel the magic at home each time they see the wizard or witch watch from your wedding.
Engrave on the wand your names and wedding date. Encase it inside a box designed with Harry Potter or their house colours.
The wedding alone is a magical celebration of two people and their families. Who would have thought that amongst billions of people, two people would meet, get along well with each other and finally say yes to forever?
This magical celebration can even become more magical by adding a spin of wizardry and witchcraft inspired by the Harry Potter series.
Let your imagination and creativity run free on your wedding day.
Your wedding simply deserves nothing but less.
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