I Want a Dream Cinderella - Fairy Tale Wedding
By Nily Glaser
You have thought about it since you were a little girl. When playing dress-up, you may have even dressed as a princes, a bride, a fairy tale heroine or maybe Cinderella. You pictured yourself and dreamed about being swept by your prince charming. Though now you are all grown up, your dream of having a Fairy Tale wedding did not diminish. Now is the time to prepare for, and transform your dream into reality. You can do it! And you can adjust to stay within your budget too. A-wedding Day Discount bridal mall can help you with many of the items you need at below retail prices. So, go ahead and have your very own Cinderella - Fairy Tale wedding. This article is about a having your very own Fairy Tale Wedding. Because many brides requested, we put extra emphasis on the Cinderella story. Adjust the information to your needs, to have the wedding of your dream and pass this article to your friends too. There are many details to consider when planning your dream wedding. We hope we covered them all but if you have ideas or suggestions please share them with us and we'll pass them on to our readers. Wedding invitations and stationery Send out Cinderella - Fairy Tale Wedding Invitations (A scroll will be a perfect touch.) and enclosures addressed by a calligrapher and sealed with old time wax seals.
LOCATION AND DÉCOR
The most appropriate Location will be a Castle, a mansion, a ballroom that over looks a garden or a garden setting. However, any location will do if you decorate emphasizing your wedding theme.
Decorate any reception facility to project your Cinderella - Fairy Tale theme, using a lot of pastel colored tulle, satin ribbons, bows, pearl, bells, birds, coaches, castles, red roses, ivory decorations, pumpkins and don't forget a RED CARPET. You may also opt for a backdrop of the palace entrance with a staircase on each side. Your local theater or college drama group may have appropriate props on loan or for rental. Decorate any reception facility to project your Cinderella - Fairy Tale theme, using a lot of pastel colored tulle, satin ribbons, bows, pearl, bells, birds, coaches, castles, red roses, ivory decorations, pumpkins and don't forget a RED CARPET. You may also opt for a backdrop of the palace entrance with a staircase on each side. Your local theater or college drama group may have appropriate props on loan or for rental.
Check if your garden setting has a Garden Path and if so place container candles on both sides. Enhance the atmosphere of your garden setting wedding with your Cinderella -Fairy Tale theme by adding trellises and arches adorned with flowers and ivy, a decorated gazebo and white chairs draped in tulle.
Pastels: Pink, Green, Lavender, Blue, and Yellow, as well as Ivory White.
Other than red roses, your flowers should be of subdued colors. Theme appropriate flowers include: Baby's Breath, Camellias, Gardenias, Hyacinth, Irises, Ivy, Lilac, Lily of
the Valley, Orchids, Roses, Stephanotis and, Tulips.
If you can locate and afford an ice sculpture made to depict a castle, a horse drawn carriage or a "Glass Slipper" ice sculpture made for the centre of the reception table.
Centerpieces Use wishing wells decorated with ribbons, roses and birds, and have your Maid of Honor or Best man suggest that guests use the back of their place cards and write down their wishes or advice for the bride and groom. These wishes and advice will become your treasured keepsakes. You may even read them over every year as you celebrate your anniversary. When you write your thank you notes to your guests, include a thank you for their wonderful wish and/or advice. Another centerpiece idea, is using horse drawn coaches and / or castles for Cinderella - Fairy Tale type table centerpieces whichever you choose, place magic wands on the tables too. You may wish to refresh your knowledge of the Cinderella - Fairy Tale theme. So, why not watch some movie versions of the story and as you do, jot down ideas and make yours a UNIQUE Cinderella - Fairy Tale wedding!
FAVORS - PLACE CARD HOLDERS
Order our Cinderella "glass slipper" for your favors Fairy Tale favor boxes, silver bell Favors place card holders, crystal bells, crystal shoes.
In order to reflect your wedding theme, choose your music to match. Whether you prefer a DJ, or actual performers get scores or sound track of the movie Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and favorite songs such as "When you wish upon a star" for background music classical string quartet, a harpist or a solo pianist will be perfect and for dancing, have plenty of waltzes. The bride and groom's first dance should be a waltz.
Just before your first dance - a waltz, have your prince charming present you with a slipper (high heel shoe - clear in color if possible) to try on. If you can not find a clear shoe, you can make it symbolic rather than real by having him present you with a crystal shoe.
If your budget allows and your cake artist can do so, have your cake look like a castle with steps leading up to the top. This is a rather tall order (excuse the pun). If you opt for a less costly cake or can not find an artist, have an ivory layered cake, decorated with roses, bows and ribbons and topped with either a horse drawn carriage or a castle. Anyone who sees your cake will recognize your wedding theme right away. Place white flickering "Christmas" lights under cotton balls around your Cinderella - Fairy Tale wedding cake for that magic effect. For additional fun, have a Charm Pull for your bridesmaids.
Wear a beautiful sweeping bell shape Cinderella - Fairy Tale type gown, a Tiara a heart necklace or preferably a string of pearls necklace with or without matching accessories.
For the wedding wear shoes that complement your attire. To add a Cinderella touch find "glass" actually clear plastic high heel shoes and have your prince charming present you with a slipper to try on before your first bride and groom dance - a waltz.
A classic black tuxedo or light slacks and a velvet jacket.
To capture your Cinderella - Fairy Tale wedding theme your guest book and pen, toasting flutes, cake servers, Ring Bearer pillow, Flower basket, and garter, should be adorned with ribbons, bows, roses, pearls etc.. However, if you wish to add a unique aspect to your wedding ceremony, have the Ring Bearer carry your rings in a
Cinderella coach or Jewelry box as seen at A-wedding Day atop of or instead of a pillow. Your unity candles may match your other accessories or can be personalized. Candles By Nily can create PERSONALIZED Cinderella - Fairy Tale candles to your specifications
Check if a horse drawn carriage service is available in your area. Some such services offer Cinderella - Fairy Tale type carriages. If not, opt for white horses and carriage. Most horse and carriage services charge by the hour. To set the mood for your theme wedding, you should arrive by horse drawn carriage and leave the same way. If you can afford it, have the service "give rides" to your guests between the ceremony and the reception while you are taking pictures.
Let your guests feel like royalty. Invite them to ride the horse drawn carriage, serve them in fine china and crystal, using nice silverware. Decorate using elaborate floral arrangements (fresh or silk) have a full orchestra, a quartet, a harpist or a solo pianist provide the music but include pieces suitable for ballroom dancing.
THEME RELATED GIFTS
Find theme related personalized gifts for your family and Wedding Party attendants. Gifts of silver, crystal, and pewter are most appropriate.
FOR THE LADIES
A crystal "Cinderella Glass Slipper" pearl jewelry - necklace, bracelet and or earrings, Personalized heart charm bracelet, personalized bud vase, personalized heart shaped mirror case, or personalized silver plated jewelry box, lace hankie.
FOR THE MEN
Personalized Gifts, old fashion pocket watches, clocks or watches for the stroke of midnight, cufflinks, beer mugs or tankards, candles etc.)
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