Many girls dream of a fairy tale wedding, and some turn that dream into a reality as brides-to-be. If your dream is to have a wedding fit for a princess, you’ll need a budget fit for a princess as well. Or will you? Here are some ideas to create a fairy tale wedding without a royal price.
A Wedding Gown Fit for a Princess
First things first. The dress. A princess needs a beautiful gown and who knows opulent ball gowns better than Disney princesses? Every dress in Alfred Angelo’s Disney Fairy Tale Bridal Collection is inspired by a Disney princess, but styled with a modern sensibility. One is a full ball gown with a draped net pick-up skirt inspired by Belle for a classic fairy tale look. Another is an Ariel-inspired ocean blue dropped waist mermaid-style gown. Whatever your fairy tale style, there is a bridal gown fit for you in this collection.
Fairy Tale Wedding Signs
Introducing your guests to the theme of your wedding as soon as they walk in the door will set the mood for an enchanted evening. A few popular, and appropriately worded wedding sign ideas are:
“Happily ever after starts now”
“Today is a fairy tale. Our story begins…”
“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”
“Let the fairy tale begin…”
Other signs throughout the evening help to set the tone as well…
“His Princess” and “Her Prince” can be hung on dressing room doors or on head table reception chairs.
“And they lived happily ever after.”
To feel like Cinderella, a horse-drawn carriage can make just the entrance or exit of your dreams. They don’t cost as much as you might think either. If you only plan to use it to make an entrance to an outdoor wedding, or a grand exit from your reception, you can rent one starting from $150 for 30 minutes from Brazos Carriage in Fort Worth. This price includes a horse, carriage decorated with white flowers and ribbons, and a driver dressed in formal wear.
Fantasy Wedding Cake
A wedding cake holds all sorts of possibilities and can easily tie into a fairy tale theme.
One unique idea for a Cinderella wedding is a cake frosted to look like Cinderella’s dress with fondant birds still wrapping the finishing ribbon around the layers.
You can also have a more traditional all-white decorated layer cake and add a themed cake topper. A castle or a carriage are both popular fairy tale toppers. A famous fairy tale couple could also top the cake appropriately.
Enchanted Wedding Favors
Send every guest home from your wedding with a piece of their own fairy tale. A picture frame lets them keep their own photo memories in a memento from your wedding. This pewter carriage frame or this ceramic Cinderella frame, could be given as favors. Both would also make perfect place card holders. You could even use them for both. Set them out as place card holders, but let guests know they can take them home for frames of their own.
For another idea, these soaps shaped like Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage are original and pretty. They will enchant your reception and the home of every guest who takes one home.