Fairy Tale Wedding Theme – Ideas and Inspiration

Every bride deserves to be a princess, and every groom a prince, on their wedding day. For a lot of people, they have been dreaming of their wedding since they were a little kid watching Cinderella and Snow White. They’ve been planning the kind of dress they want, the location, and even the food that they’ll serve, before being engaged. Fairy tale themed wedding’s aren’t for everyone, but if you’ve always dreamed of having a fairy tale wedding but aren’t quite sure of how to pull it off, keep reading for some tips and ideas.


The obvious fairy tale wedding location is a castle. If a castle or a castle hotel is the ideal place to say your vows, then you’re in luck, because Ireland has them in abundance. Check out our favourite castle wedding locations here. Getting married in a castle can sound pricey, but it definitely doesn’t have to be. Some castle venues in Ireland even charge by the hour and we’ve had plenty of couples make use of public castle grounds to say private ‘I Do’s’.


Ball gown wedding dresses are definitely the most ‘in theme’ dress if you’re having a fairy tale wedding. However, they don’t suit everyone and if you aren’t feeling it when you try it on, move on to a different style. Mermaid dresses are a good compromise if you want something a little bit sexier. Meghan Markle, a real life princess, didn’t even go for a ball gown so you definitely don’t have to either.


The optimal way to arrive to your fairy tale wedding is in a horse and cart. You are sure to make an entrance and if this weather continues for the summer there’s no need to worry about unwanted rain. Another option is a vintage car if you aren’t a big fan of the horse and cart idea. Vintage cars are both classy and romantic.


Decorations are the best way to get your wedding theme across. Everything should match and fit with the theme if you want it to look perfect. Start by picking the perfect colour scheme and go from there. In the summer, pink and gold would go perfectly with your theme, and in the winter, gold and royal burgundy would suit. Fairy tale weddings should be covered in flowers and candles and everything from the invitations, to the seating chart, to the centre pieces should be magical and romantic.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!