No Time Like the Prehistoric! Dinosaurs Are Making a Comeback in Weddings

Dinosaur corn hole wedding game
Caitlin Thomas Photography
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It might be the new release of the hit summer movie Jurassic World, or it might be the fact that we've got a lot of grown-ups-who-used-to-want-to-be-paleontologists on our hands, but we're seeing dinosaurs literally everywhere in our real weddings galleries. One of the most common uses? Painting over plastic dino figurines and DIY-ing them into fun escort cards, pots for succulents or even cake toppers. We've seen subtle inclusions of the extinct creatures incorporated in luxe outdoor centerpieces (look hard at Genevieve and Brian's table flowers below and you just might see a T-Rex stomping through the wild, green arrangements in their outdoor, Dallas, Texas, wedding) and more blatant attempts like Emily and Brandon's smooching stegosaurus cake toppers.

Whatever your reason might be for loving these ancient reptiles, be it childhood nostalgia or a love for all the Jurassic Park books and films, there's a dinosaur wedding idea out there for you. Check out our absolute favorites below!

Colorful Dinosaur Groomsmen Socks

Groomsmen dinosaur wedding socks in green, yellow, red and blue
Bobbi Brinkman Photography

Natalie and Evan incorporated dinosaurs in a ton of their Georgia wedding details, from groomsmen socks to cake toppers.

From the album: A Nautical Marsh Wedding at Village Creek Landing in Saint Simons Island, Georgia

DIY Gold-Painted Dinosaur Escort Cards

Golden dinosaur wedding escort cards
NBarrett Photography

DIY dinosaur accents on the escort card table was just one of the eclectec details from this Austin, Texas, wedding. Rob and Jen also included Lego boutonnieres, mismatched napkins and matryoshka dolls in their decor.

From the album: A Whimsical, Rustic Vintage Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, Texas

Kissing Dinosaur Wedding Cake Topper

Kissing dinosaur wedding cake topper
Altar Image Photography by Trista

Among the many desserts available at this Granada Hills, California, wedding was a single tier cake with smooching dinosaur cake toppers. We love the expression on the "groom's" face.

From the album: A Vintage Italian-Inspired wedding at Temple Beth Torah in Granada Hills, California

Mini Dinosaurs Hidden in Wedding Centerpieces

Dinosaurs hidden in wedding centerpieces
Hilary Grace Photography

Inside the centerpieces at this Dallas, Texas, event were mini painted dinosaurs stomping through the greenery. A fun surprise for guests who are detail-oriented.

From the album: A Whimsical, Romantic Wedding at the Belmont Hotel in Dallas, Texas

Neon Dinosaur DIY Wedding Favors

Dinosaur diy potted plant holders
Christina Carroll Photography

This Austin, Texas, couple hollowed out the insides of plastic dinosaur figurines, painted them in bright, neon colors and planted trendy succulents inside. The end result was given to guests as a quirky wedding favor.

From the album: A Modern Wedding in Austin, Texas

Painted T-Rex Cake Topper

Painted dinosaur cake topper
Brooke Price Photography

We absolutely adore the painted outfits on these dinosaur figurine cake toppers, and the gold raptors and stegosauruses along each cake tier only add more to the funky cake idea!

From the album: An Intimate Courtyard Wedding at Forsyth Park Inn in Savannah, Georgia

Dinosaur Figurine Wedding Escort Cards

Plastic colorful dinosaur wedding escort cards
Photo By Gannon

Tying a cardboard nametag to a little dinosaur figurine is a seriously easy escort card DIY idea. This Cleveland, Georgia couple absolutely nailed it.

From the album: A Rustic-Meets-Playful Wedding at the Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm in Cleveland, Georgia

A Custom Dinosaur Love Corn Hole Set

Dinosaur corn hole game set
Caitlin Thomas Photography

Lena and John's wedding in Butler, Pennsylvania had a ton of dinosaur accents, including this cute painted T-Rex corn hole game!

From the album: A Succop Conservancy Wedding in Butler, Pennsylvania

Heart and T-Rex Walkway

Colorful, DIY heart and dinosaur walkway
Caitlin Thomas Photography

​Lena and John continued the dino theme in the walkway between their ceremony and reception. If you look closely between the colorful hearts, you can see little T-Rex paper cut outs in fun colors and patterns along the way. At their reception table, golden letters spelled out the word, "Nom." Another homage to a hungry dinosaur.

From the album: A Succop Conservancy Wedding in Butler, Pennsylvania

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