19 Disney Wedding Ideas That Aren’t Cheesy

Pull inspiration from your favorite fairy tales to decorate your own happy ending.
by Simone Hill
photo by Michelle Lange Photography; Rebekah J. Murray Photography; Daniele Carol Photography; Jessica Oh Photography; Raelyn Elizabeth Photography

If you love everything about fairy tale endings, from swoon-worthy ballgowns to enchanting carriage rides into the sunset, we've got a few ideas for you. There are subtle ways to tie the magic you love about your favorite Disney movies into your wedding day without going over the top—or being too cliché. 

Did you grow up fascinated by Beauty and the Beast's enchanted rose? Hello centerpiece inspiration. Maybe Alice In Wonderland is sparking some cocktail hour ideas (think: calligraphed "drink me" straw tags). Here are 19 ways to elevate sweet Disney details into wedding-worthy decor. 

1. Enchanting Invitations

"Dinner and enchantment to follow" Disney wedding invitation idea
photo by Jessica Oh Photography

Add a play on words into your wedding invitation suite that nods to a magical evening. A phrase like "Dinner and enchantment to follow" is sophisticated yet wondrous

From: A Romantic, Disney-Inspired Wedding at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey

2. 'Beauty and the Beast' Magic Rose Centerpiece

Beauty and the Beast themed wedding centerpiece
photo by Raelyn Elizabeth Photography

Style a few rose centerpieces under a glass dome with a small string of twinkle lights for an elevated floral idea with just a hint of Beauty and the Beast vibes.

3. A “Be Our Guest" Guest Book

Be Our Guest wedding guest book idea with a hint of 'Beauty and the Beast'

A guest book is a small under-the-radar detail, but everyone is sure to see it. 

Illustries Be Our Guest wedding guestbook, $24, Etsy.com 

 4. "Drink Me" Cocktail Hour

'Alice In Wonderland' themed wedding cocktail hour
photo by Michelle Lange Photography

Treat your guests to a signature cocktail that Alice might be found sipping on with the Mad Hatter. 

From: A Vintage, 'Alice in Wonderland'-Inspired Wedding at Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

5. Belle-Inspired Wedding Gown

Belle-inspired wedding dress
photo by Raelyn Elizabeth Photography

A yellow ombré wedding gown is the perfect nod to a classic Disney princess. 

6. A 'Cinderella' Blue Birds Wedding Cake

Cinderella inspired blue wedding cake
photo by Emily Jean Images

A small spool of pink ribbon is the perfect accessory for this bird-embellished wedding cake. 

7. Aisle Sign

Disney wedding wedding aisle sign for a ring bearer
photo by Sean J. Mason Photography

For a DIY idea, stencil a phrase like "Here comes your princess" on a sign and ask one of your smaller attendance (like ring bearer or flower girl) to walk with it down the aisle.

From: A Classic Vineyard Wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, California

8. An 'Alice In Wonderland' Sign

Alice in Wonderland wedding sign idea
photo by Michelle Lange Photography

Pull a quote from your favorite Disney story and have it calligraphed onto a mirror or sign. A decor piece like this can adorn a cocktail bar area or guestbook table.

From: A Vintage, 'Alice in Wonderland'-Inspired Wedding at Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

9. 'Cinderella' Pumpkin Centerpieces

Pumpkin centerpieces for a sophisticated 'Cinderella' spin on wedding decor
photo by Rebekah J. Murray Photography

For a glamorous spin on the pumpkin patch moment in Cinderella, create a few centerpieces out of small white pumpkins elevated on a pedestal stand.

From: A Rustic, Glamorous Wedding at Riverside on the Potomac in Leesburg, Virginia

10. An 'Alice In Wonderland' Save-the-Date

'Alice in Wonderland' save-the-date card
photo by KB Digital Designs

This play on words couldn't be any more appropriate. 

From: An 'Alice in Wonderland'-Themed Wedding at Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colorado

11. Happily Ever After Vow Book

Happily Ever After vow book idea
photo by Jessica Oh Photography

Tuck your vows away in a Happily Ever After book. It's a sweet, small detail that can be shared between just you and your partner.

From: A Romantic, Disney-Inspired Wedding at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey

12. 'Little Mermaid' Shoe Illustrations

'Little Mermaid' wedding shoes
photo by Daniele Carol Photography

A pair of white canvas shoes are the perfect canvas for some Disney-inspired illustrations.

From: A Frozen-Inspired Winter Wedding at Belsolda Farm in Marquette, Michigan

13. 'Beauty and the Beast' Candelabras 

Candelabra wedding centerpiece idea for magical 'Beauty and the Beast' vibes
photo by Annamarie Akins Photography

How sweet it this? Adorn your sweetheart table with a tall, antique candelabra reminiscent of the Lumière character from Beauty and the Beast

From: A Romantic, Love-Inspired Wedding at the Jefferson in Richmond, Virginia

14. 'Alice In Wonderland' Cake Display

'Alice in Wonderland' inspired cake display and dessert table
photo by Jaime Davis Photography

From: A Whimsical Garden Wedding at the McCharles House in Tustin, California

15. Whimsical Accessories

'Cinderella' inspired getting-ready wedding accessories
photo by Jessica Oh Photography

Get ready in style, like a true Disney princess would. 

From: A Romantic, Disney-Inspired Wedding at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey

16. Apple Escort Cards

Snow White escort card idea with apples
photo by First Mate Photo Co.

Point guests in the direction to their seats with an enchanting apple display—an edible version of the Snow White apple.

 

17. Alice In Wonderland Centerpiece

'Alice In Wonderland' wedding centerpiece
photo by Michelle Lange Photography

This piece of decor could actually work double duty, either as a nod to Alice In Wonderland or Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast.

From: A Vintage, 'Alice in Wonderland'-Inspired Wedding at Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

 18. Cake Topper

Happily Ever After wedding cake topper
photo by Kristy & Vic Photography

We doubt there's a more fitting cake topper anywhere else in the land.

From: A Romantic Beach Wedding at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria Island, Florida

19. A Grand Exit

'Cinderella' themed wedding exit
photo by Jessica Oh Photography

Who needs sparklers when you've got a chariot?

From: A Romantic, Disney-Inspired Wedding at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey

Want more? Here are some enchanting Disney proposal ideas fit for a real-life princess as well.

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