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Your Wedding Reception Will Be a Disney Masterpiece Thanks to These Décor Ideas

Because Disney décor is for grown-ups too.
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by Maggie Seaver
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Maggie Seaver
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Maggie Seaver is an Associate Digital Editor at RealSimple.com.
  • Maggie writes about life, career, health, and more.
  • Maggie was an editor at The Knot from 2015 to 2019.

Anyone who claims Disney décor is always cheesy has clearly never experienced a Disney wedding done right. Nods to your passion for Disney can be as subtle or lavish as you'd like, as long as you know how to pull it off. Think small with a cute Mickey ear cake topper or pretty teacup favors, or infuse the entire celebration with a story-inspired color palette and on-theme accents. Lifelong Disney fans, prepare to fall in love with your favorite fairy tales all over again with these charming, tasteful wedding reception touches.

1. Mickey Mouse Cake Topper

Disney wedding reception ideas cake topper
Theo Milo

A sweet topper like this little guy spreads just enough Disney love without going over the top.

2. 'Alice in Wonderland'–Inspired Favors

Disney reception ideas Alice in Wonderland favors
Jaime Davis Photography

Send guests home from a tea-time reception with a set of china cups and a package of your favorite tea leaves. If you're up for it, include a riddle to really drive the theme home.

3. Storybook Entrance Sign

Disney reception ideas happily ever after sign
MALLORY + JUSTIN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Start your celebration on an enchantedly romantic note.

4. 'Beauty and the Beast'–Inspired Escort Cards

Beauty and the Beast reception ideas escort cards
Jenny Kim Photo

Lead everyone to their seats with a themed escort card, like these pretty teacups and saucers that remind us of Chip.

5. 'Alice in Wonderland'–Worthy Treats

Alice in Wonderland wedding reception ideas
Lauren Gabrielle Photography

Design your after dinner sweets with memorable Alice in Wonderland references, like "Drink me" or "Eat me" (just make sure they don't make your guests shrink or grow into giants!).

6. 'Beauty and the Beast'–Inspired Color Scheme

Disney wedding reception ideas gold and blue
ALLISON CLAIRE PHOTOGRAPHY

Bring your favorite story's color palette to life for your reception. Royal blue and gold reception tables with pops of ruby roses set a place pretty enough for Belle.

7. 'Snow White' Apple Escort Cards

Disney wedding reception ideas Snow White
Steph Smith Weddings

Bring the beautiful fruit of the Enchanted Forest to your tables as edible (read: not poisonous) place cards.

8. Fairy Tale Cake Topper

This final wedding touch serves as a sweet reminder of both your happy ending and new beginning.

9. 'Peter Pan' Dance Floor Quotes

Disney reception decor ideas quotes

Inspire your crowd with a meaningful and nostalgic quote written in script right on the dance floor. 

10. 'Beauty and the Beast'–Themed Menu

Beauty and the Beast wedding reception ideas
THE GATHERING SEASON PHOTOGRAPHER

Rich blooms, themed illustrations and a moody color palette will instantly capture the essence of the Beast's grand castle at your reception.

11. Cinderella-Approved Pumpkin Décor

Disney reception decor ideas Cinderella
BLUE ELEPHANT PHOTOGRAPHY

Line the steps to the ball, AKA your party, with these autumnal beauties in lighter hues like ivory, dusty peach and sage to give off dreamy magic pumpkin vibes.

12. 'Beauty and the Beast' Candelabra

Beauty and the Beast wedding reception ideas candles
RAELYN ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY

Make room at the table for Lumiere—heirloom candelabras make a stunning, storybook-worthy statement in your centerpieces, especially amid an arrangement of antique books, plumes and red petals.

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