The Ultimate Harry Potter Wedding Guide
Your one-stop-shop to finding everything you need for your perfect Harry Potter Wedding
(Last updated 4/12/2022)
So, you finally are taking the next step forward! Yay! The next thing you have to do is choose a wedding theme, and yes, picking a wedding theme is not a small feat. It’s always fun to see how the couple’s personality shines through everything from their centerpieces and place cards to the music on their big day.
One of the most popular wedding themes we can see today is “Harry Potter.” So, there is no need to be ashamed to say, “I am a Potterhead.” Go and unleash that innate magical desire you have!
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So first thing is first, you gotta chose a venue! Choose a wedding venue that gives the vibes of a Harry Potter experience. You can have your wedding receptions in a venue with great dining halls, castles and mansions.
When Googling nearby venues while you want to keep an eye out on those venues which typically hold weddings, so they should be easy to find….but you also should check out private schools because many have great dining halls, and are less sought out as wedding venues!
You can even have your wedding in a scenic greenhouse that will transport you and your guests to herbology class. Rather than battling screaming Mandrakes, they’ll be surrounded by glowing greenery and natural lights.
If you are dreaming about getting married without doing the guerilla-style at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, now is your chance! The park buy-out of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios has a maximum guest capacity of 2,000, but you must follow the COVID-19 policies.
Universal Studio offers you fantastic perks of “A-List” for you to enjoy during your nuptials:
So, to begin planning for your spellbinding wedding, you may call them at 818-622-7278 or fill out Universal Studios RFP form. You will receive information about the costs and dates available from Universal Studios’ event specialist.
But if you are brave enough like a Gryffindor at heart, you can try the guerilla-style wedding just like what Kevin and Jessica did on their magical wedding day! The couple met at The Three Broomsticks for a quick and very intimate ceremony that included a handfasting and vows.
WARNING, doing this has the possibility of you being kicked off of the grounds and potentially banned. Please heavily consider that before doing it.
Yes you totally can have your wedding at Hogwarts! They originally filmed the movie at The Alnwick Castle which is one of the most idyllic and enchanting wedding venues you can ever have in England. You will have a lot of beautiful wedding options available in the area, from a traditional, elegant ceremony in the castle to a fun Harry Potter-themed wedding complete with broomsticks and cloaks. If you prefer an intimate occasion, you can opt for Friars Well or even the old, atmospheric Hulne Abbey.
It offers you three magical and idyllic wedding spots where you can hold your wedding ceremony and say your unbreakable vow. A spectacular venue to celebrate your very special day, the Alnwick Castle Guest Hall offers truly iconic surroundings of Harry Potter, as well as an experienced team to ensure all your dreams come true for your special day. Then you can proceed to the enchanting Gun Terrace, where you can enjoy sipping your cocktails as you witness the sweeping views of the Capability Brown parkland.
The Country House is an intimate wedding venue in the castle as it can accommodate a maximum number of 60 persons. In addition to its outstanding view over its private lake and parkland, the property boasts five large reception rooms, eight bedrooms, including a magnificent master suite, an indoor heated swimming pool, and a variety of terraces.
And last but the least, the Hulne Abbey. Located in the parklands of the Duke of Northumberland, Hulne Abbey is an enchanting and exclusive wedding venue. Hulne Abbey is a beautifully secluded location for your wedding, surrounded by medieval walls and founded as a Carmelite monastery in the 13th century.
Alnwick Castle can host a maximum number of 500 persons for a ceremony and dining. Catering services are also available with menus that can be personalized and ingredients that are locally sourced and prepared to the highest standards. Send them an email to know more and get a quote for your dream Harry Potter Wedding.
Just like how to consider your engagement venues, picking wedding venues perfect for a Harry Potter-inspired wedding is as important! We’ve listed down our favorite venues in Connecticut to help you choose an enchanted location for your extraordinary wedding.
Bill Miller’s Castle is an exceptional wedding venue that offers a stunning venue for fairytale weddings. You and your guests will feel as if you are stepping back in time with the stone exterior, elegant decor, and expansive outdoor lawn areas. The castle itself makes it an impeccable spot for Harry Potter-themed weddings. But there’s a catch. Bill Miller’s Castle cannot provide the long table you are dreaming of for a Great Hall of Harry Potter vibes. You might want to check that out with the wedding facilitators of Bill Miller’s Castle whether you can lease long tables from other vendors or not. Scroll through our blog for detailed information about Bill Miller’s Castle, from scenic spots to prices that might cost you.
Lace Factory is the perfect venue for your Harry Potter-themed wedding reception, thanks to its blank canvas that you can customize to make the location as bewitching as The Great Hall. Feel free to ask your wedding coordinator to devise a cunning resemblance of the long tables at the Lace Factory and The Great Hall of Harry Potter. And one more thing – you can get the vibe of 9 3/4 train station with its Essex Steam train. You and your guest can take marvelous photographs and experiences as you ride the train to your wedding reception. We have written down possible information you might need about the Lace Factory here.
Eolioa Mansion gives an impeccable combination of fairytale and elegant wedding vibes. The mansion gives you a magical setting along with its neutral hues and panoramic greens; it will captivate you and your guests as you exchange your unbreakable vow before the darkness of the evening approaches. Eolioa Mansion offers you mythical views of its Japanese maple trees. You might also want to ask your coordinator if you could light candles and arrange a long table outside to complete the eerie setting of the Great Hall in Eolioa Mansion. Check out more information about the Eolioa Mansion here.
Waveny House of the New Canaan is a large Tudor Mansion that takes pride in its vintage-inspired aesthetic, which gives you a Harry Potter-inspired setting. There’s almost nothing to change to make it a perfect indoor venue for a Harry Potter-themed wedding except by arranging long tables to complete the vibe of the iconic Great Hall of Harry Potter. Check out our blog for more inspiration about the Waveny House!
If you are looking for a Harry Potter-inspired wedding with an impeccable blend of castle and mansion, then Brandford House is for you! The Branford House has stunning interiors where your wedding receptions and ceremonies can take place, giving you an elegant wedding vibe. It also takes pride in its opulent decor that shouts elegance and antiquated schemes of Gothic paneling and Baroque fireplaces. For a more Harry Potter wedding reception experience, you can ask your wedding coordinator to arrange long tables for you and ask whether you can add floating candles to your reception venue or not.
Engagement sessions are popular these days. These photos capture the joy and warmth of your new beginning as a couple.
Your future heirs can also feel that magical moment as they look at your engagement photos. Let’s show off the bling now that you’ve got the ring!
Magical-themed parks combined with whimsical colors make the Wizarding World of Harry Potter the perfect location for your bewitching engagement photos. But just be aware that professional photography is typically not allowed, and you will usually have to book one of their onsite photographers for the shoot….so how can you get both fantastic photos and Harry Potter themed?
You accomplish this by picking a public local place and hiring a professional photographer to take care of you, that’s how! Here are some suggestions of local spots you can have your engagement session at.
Train stations are probably the #1 location to have your Harry Potter engagement session at. Nothing screams starting a new chapter in your life, than the place that starts off the magical world for all of the character.
When looking for your train station try to focus on finding either old school train museums, or outdoor train stations with brick buildings. You may have to avoid cities and travel out to suburbs for these specific types of stations.
Naturally school grounds can easily match the look and feel of Hogwarts even if you don’t have any nearby that resemble gigantic castles! Simply having the hustle and bustle of students around, plus the many academic buildings just give off that school-time vibe. Also the older the school the better!
While castles are not easily accessible everywhere, if they are then they make for fantastic backdrops for your engagement session! Even better, if the place acts as a wedding venue as well, I’d even consider hosting it there as well!
After choosing your engagement photo vision, the next step is picking the photographer who will bring it to life! Your photographer will be like Ron, who sacrificed himself to defeat the opposing King during their battle to guard the philosopher’s stone in the Chessboard Chamber! Be sure to tell all the details on how your love story began to help your photographer visualize your magical engagement vision come true.
When it comes to picking your photographer there’s a few factors you should consider that is super specific for your Harry Potter themed engagement session (and possibly wedding?!)
While you and your spouse may have plenty of your own props for your shoot, it’s also super nice if your photographer can provide various props. This includes everything from wands, robes of all the houses, even down to smoke bombs and how to properly use them.
Just incase if you was wondering, I provide all of these items at no additional cost!
If you want to add a magical element to your photos, your photographer needs to be capable of editing photos in Photoshop and have proof of this as well. This boils down to taste, but be sure to see past work to understand their capabilities, because many photographers will just tack on very basic edits and call it a day.
Consider the time of day when you plan to take your spellbinding photographs, especially since lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood. As the sunrise makes a beautiful backdrop, the golden hour creates a stunning overlay, whereas the sunset creates a dreamy aroma as the twinkle in the sky hints at a glimmer, and the night gives uncanny wedding photos.
Lastly, be yourself! Like me (Gary), your photographer specializes in taking photos that last. Feel free to create a mood board and look for Harry Potter wedding engagement photos to help you set the mood and get inspiration! Let your photographer capture your enchanting love most inherently, and have your photographs reflect the spellbinding love that you have.
Invitations serve as an indicator that a wedding is about to come. It also sets the tone of your wedding and a glimpse of your wedding theme. There are endless ways to amp up your creativity level in your wedding invitations if you are open to surprising your guests instead of sticking with traditional wedding invitations.
Inform your guests about your upcoming nuptials with this clear frosted acrylic wedding invitation in a minimalist design and elegant red envelope.
Invite your muggle and witch friends on your wedding day with this magical wedding invitation that features the Marauder’s Map accentuated by your house color and the outside of the parchment paper invitation reads, “We solemnly swear, ‘I do!’
Do you want to surprise your guests without the hint of a Potterhead wedding? This wedding invitation is a perfect choice!
Highlight your wedding invitation with this wedding invitation listing from Etsy. It exhibits elegance in its minimalist design printed on clear acrylic and comes up with a red envelope.
Use this wizard wedding invitation to introduce your wedding day to your loved ones that feature a castle and owl delivering wedding rings, though it may not be delivered by the owl post.
Let your guests save the date of your wedding with this greenery wedding invite from Immanueldesign that features a font style similar to the movement of Slytherin’s symbolism, the serpent.
Impress your guest with this elegant handmade hunter silver wedding invite from PenelopesPaperPantry. It goes perfectly with your outdoor whimsical Slytherin wedding theme!
Let your muggle friends and witches mark their calendars as you send your wedding frosted clear acrylic invitation in a green envelope. Work with your designer in using the font type of your choice that accentuates your wedding theme.
Imagine yourself meeting your future spouse in the Forbidden Forest of Hogwarts at dusk. You can make that imagination come true with this wedding invitation from Zazzle.
It features a beautifully painted watercolor illustration inspired by the ceiling of Hogwarts’ Great Hall in the enchanted night sky. The gold frame offsets the white solid background, which makes it easier to read your event details.
Embark on a fantastic adventure through the proposal story of this betrothed couple with this enchanting map. A secret chamber hides wedding event details in the back of this extraordinary wedding invitation.
It features a magical flying owl, Hedwig, and a beautiful watercolor illustration inspired by Hogwarts’ Great Hall’s enchanted night sky.
You will never go out of style with a sophisticated and modern invitation for your luxurious event. It is a signature design that combines elegance and fun!
The coolest part about this invitation suite is that when you line up the three pieces, you will see a full-sized image of a magical castle at night. It perfectly depicts how your magical-inspired wedding will be!
Send out these copies of your handcrafted black velvet wedding invitation highlighted with gold scriptures of your wedding details accentuated by a golden tassel that resembles Hermione’s broomstick.
Let your dear ones know how beautiful your wedding will be with this rustic wedding invitation that highlights your house’s colors. It is a perfect wedding invitation for a subtle Hufflepuff wedding.
The elegant black envelope perfectly frames the reflection of your name initials and wedding event on this clear frosted acrylic wedding invitation.
Save the date for a Hufflepuff wedding through the elegant black and gold royal invitation handcrafted by DivineDeerDesigns.
Wedding invitations that depict the Marauder’s Map in an open, straightforward manner are a great way to keep your guests informed about the details of your big day.
With its dark blue and green hues of watercolor, this wedding invitation gives you a vibe of a serious winter wedding within the magic of a crystal ball.
This bookish save the date is the perfect way to announce an upcoming wedding. With custom text, you can change the chapter number and revise any of the wording so it matches your vision.
This wedding invitation has the vibe of a Hogwart’s acceptance letter. It features illustrations instead of the four houses of Hogwarts. A matching wax seal has also been drawn on the reverse of the RSVP card, replacing the H at the center.
A minimalist Harry Potter fan will surely love this wedding invitation from GeekDesignsByAshley The rest of the suite includes quotes from the book, from the “all was well” thank-you card to the “After all this time…” save the date card. Gold stars are created to look just like the ones in Harry Potter book corners, and the Deathly Hallows symbol is the only illustration, making them all the more meaningful.
Besides the obvious of folks running the show for your wedding, you also want to work with folks that just simply get it. You won’t have to spend hours explaining aesthetics, or pointing to this blog post to help them nail the look and feel. While I can’t give you a comprehensive guide on every vendor around the world that’ll properly serve you, what I can offer is advice on what types of vendors can help add that extra flair to your wedding, and suggest vendors you probably didn’t even consider!
Play on the idea of a photo booth for guests to channel their inner Sirius Black. When looking for a photobooth company you really want to work with someone that specializes in custom props for your guests! A bunch of wands and robes of all the houses in all sizes is really a game changer to bring your booth to life!
Turns out that I provide that for couples that want a HP inspired photobooth at their wedding!
So just about any DJ can handle a Harry Potter inspired playlist, but the main reason why you want to work with specific DJs is for three things lighting, smoke, and cold sparks
Lighting is important if you want to nail that fairy lights around your venue, and if you are working with someone that does custom setups, you can even request “floating” candles!
And for smoke and cold sparks these are perfect to make your first dance literally magical. Be sure to check with your venue if they’ll allow it first! Also often times your venue has the perfect vendors to recommend for these effects!
The only reason you may hire a specific florist for your Harry Potter wedding is to absolutely nail your bouquet! You can really get the perfect look if you go with fake flowers because you can get actual Harry Potter pages to be added to your bouquet! Literally couldn’t imagine a more perfect bouquet that implements this for your wedding.
Kids and kids at heart (aka ME) will surely love the surprise of having magicians on their respective tables without them knowing! It is still possible to hire just a few magicians if you are cutting costs! Ask them to play along as one of the guests and let them do their magic tricks from time to time.
When looking for magicians you definitely want to hire street magicians! If you are nearby any major cities don’t hesitate to talk and hire folks that you see doing street magic on the weekends!
You can honor Barnabas the Barmy’s failed attempt to train a group of trolls in ballet by hiring ballet dancers to perform before dinner. Potterheads and young wizards alike will delight in the ballet performances!
Now if you want to bring this to the next level, arrange for the wedding party to perform this ballet….yes…I’m comparing your wedding party to a bunch of trolls. But this reference will go over MANY folks heads, but the HP enthusiasts will love it, and having your wedding party perform it will make it fun for everyone.
If you are in and willing to spend more bucks, why not hire an actor from the Harry Potter Series to surprise everyone at your wedding reception! Or you can hire a lookalike if that’s quite off the card but you still want to surprise your spouse and your guests.
Also if you want to go a cheaper route, you can also hire plenty of HP actors to make a Cameo appearance!
My personal favorites including hiring George Weasley
Do you remember Quirinus Quirell? If not, this is the best time to remember! Though the harp doesn’t play on its own, it is going to be a great piece of attraction for your Potterheads to remember how it attempted to steal the Philosopher’s Stone. You can also hire a harpist to serenade you while sipping on your signature cocktails.
There’s no denying that fireworks are one of the best ideas for wedding entertainment. Watching sparkling lights display with your loved ones is one of the most romantic things you can do on this whimsical day. Guests will be captivated from the start by an extravagant fireworks display.
You did not misread that title, and I bet you didn’t even think of this as a possibility for your wedding but it totally is!
Hire the Owl Postal Service to deliver your precious stones at your wedding! It will surely be a romantic and magical experience for you and your guests to make this extraordinary sight to see. If you are located in Durham definitely check out The Barn Owl Ring Bearer is in to help you give a magical surprise and entertain your guests for an hour.
But sadly for folks in the U.S. this is an INCREDIBLY hard service to come across. Even knowing what to search for is tough but try “How To Rent an Owl in [Insert State]” or try calling a local private animal event experiences, and zoos.
If there’s someone that travels across the country doing a service like this, feel free to email me and I’ll gladly add you to this article!
The process of choosing your wedding dress is one of the most exciting experiences a bride will ever have because this is going to be the dress you will wear on your special day. It is the dress that makes you feel beautiful, the dress you will be in your wedding photographs and videos, and the dress you will wear as you declare your unbreakable vow.
Also don’t overthink trying to have your wedding dress match your house colors! Focus on finding the perfect dress for you, and let your bouquet do the work in matching you with your house. These styles below are just simply what we feel matches best with each house!
One could describe a Hufflepuff as loyal, kind, and fair. Hufflepuffs’ wedding days are filled with love and the presence of those they care about most. A tulle gown for this bride would add a touch of elegance to her wedding day. Its sweet floral lace patterns and jaw-dropping skirts make this gown one to remember for the bride.
A big focus with Hufflepuff dresses is on the Train and they usually bounce back and forth between A-line and Ballroom styles.
Slytherins symbolize determination, cleverness, and ambition. With their glitzy boho vibes, these brides look stunning, and their weddings will make them look like they came straight from a dream.
When looking for a Slytherin dress it helps to look for “mermaid” and Sheath styles, and dresses typically outfitted for beach weddings. Don’t hesitate to check out A-line styles as well!
Gryffindors believe in being brave and daring at the same time. The brides under the Gryffindors are fierce, strong, and independent, and they prefer exquisite details rather than just a dramatic train or a curve-hugging silhouette.
Grynffindors similar to Slytherins want to focus on Mermaid and A-line styles, but what separates them is that they may lean to more champagne colors to match with the rest of their color scheme
Ravenclaws are witches who behave thoughtfully and carefully. The brides in this house always consider the people around her. Lace wedding gowns with dramatic trains must be on your list, especially if you want to have a more sultry yet alluring look in your wedding photographs.
A big focus with Ravenclaws is having sleeves with your dress, or considering a Bolero or jacket to go along with your dress!
How your wedding dress will look is all up to you. It does not have to be as bold as Hermione’s dress, but if that’s your style, why not? You can simply choose a wedding dress that best defines your style and character. It does not matter whether you are a tomboy or a fashionista as long as this is the dress that makes you look and feel great!
If you plan to wear high heels to your wedding, you can opt-in to customize any heal with these sole stickers to add a nice little flair to your heels!
Now what’s cool about wedding suits is that they DEFINITELY have an easier time showing off their house colors when compared to dresses. So don’t hesitate to get a matching tie or go all out with the colors of the suit as well!
The vast array of colors and shades on the market can make selecting a suit a roller coaster ride. But with some consideration, you can easily pick out an outfit that you will love.
Nothing can go wrong with the classic neutral shade of wedding suits as they perfectly blend in the occasion no matter the season or time of day of your wedding. You can easily accentuate it with boutonnieres and play with the colors of your tie that represent your house.
If you want to try something different, you can go all-black with an emerald tie and a Slytherin boutonniere or wear a plaid bow tie with a Gryffindor boutonniere, or wear an eye-catching printed suit.
What you would look like on your wedding day highly depends on your sense of personality. You can be a full-blown Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, or even Draco Malfoy if you wish to wear the exact clothes they are wearing!
Also while I wouldn’t personally recommend this for the majority of your wedding. But many folks may have 2 dresses for their wedding…don’t rule out having 2 suits at a wedding either!
Something silly and fun like this is perfect for a wedding party to wear or it can be something you bust out after all of the formalities have been completed….now it’s time to party!
Attires are very important to unleash your Harry Potter spirit in a Harry Potter wedding. Dress your bridesmaids in party attire reminiscent of house colors. Typically you want to go with each bridesmaid representing a different house, or have them matching with all of the same colors.
If you don’t like the idea of your groomsmen wearing Harry Potter dresses, you can still have them wear ties that match their house’s hues or even the groom’s house colors. The best part is that you can even coordinate their outfit with the bridesmaids’ houses for the best magical wedding photographs.
You might also be a fan of the dark side. You can get your bridesmaids and groomsmen to get a temporary Dark Mark tattoo at your wedding party and capture group photos!
Oh…did you really not expect us to get the guests involved in this as well?! The above photo may not have been a Harry Potter wedding but it does show that if you ask and make it an important part of your wedding, guests can and will arrive in costume!
Guests’ attire on your big day solely depends on you. You can even let them wear their muggle clothes and assign them to their designated tables following your table arrangements.
Or, if you want to go crazy, go ahead and use the sorting hat
to sort their houses and colors. Ask them their houses and sizes after being sorted when they RSVP. So you can bulk buy their Harry Potter cloaks. Compare all the sizes from the shop with your guests to ensure the enchanting vibes are unharmed. These robes can also serve as your wedding gift!
Magical powers are channeled through the use of a wand, and it is commonly used to perform spells, but doing magic without one is also possible. But it will look aesthetically better if you have some on your wedding day. We’ve listed some stores for you where you can get your wands.
As a heads up, many of these shops are located in Connecticut and New York, but many have options to purchase and have them shipped to you!
At Harry Potter New York, you can find a wide range of Harry Potter Merchandise, from clothes to books, to beverages, to wands, and everything that is magical about Harry Potter. The cost of wands varies from $11 to $60. Check out their wand selections here.
Orchardworks is the home to fine hand-carved and solid exotic-wood wands in Connecticut. It is located at 13 Furnace Ave
Stafford, Connecticut. You can also find them on Etsy if you don’t have the time to visit their physical store. Wands at Orcahardworks vary from $9 to $65. Orcharworks also offers a pack of 20 random unfinished Harry Potter wands for $180 and $90 for a set of 10. These random wands only need some finishing touches like colors and designs.
Alivan’s is home to fine handcrafted Harry Potter wands, and they aim to give you the highest quality product from the finest hardwoods. They also offer a collection of wands made from different woods and various exceptional styles. Wand costs at Alivan’s start from $31. Check out their shop to scroll through your preferences.
The Cloak and Wand is a local wizarding and witchcraft-themed shop located in Connecticut. This store provides an experience that will leave customers happy and amazed after knowing and trying on something that is out of this world. This is also where you can buy a replica design of Hermione, Harry Potter, and Lord Voldemorts’ wand for $12.95 each. Sadly though they do not provide anyways to purchase wands online.
Also sidenote, they make a ton of potion drinks here. I have no idea if they provide this as a service but definitely ask if they can cater your wedding!
The best way to make a statement on your wedding day is to add a Harry Potter-inspired bouquet. As you walk down the aisle, everyone will be able to admire the gorgeous arrangement of the bespoke bouquet that can truly match your personality. You can opt to go DIY and get some inspiration from Pinterest or directly purchase a customized flower arrangement from Etsy.
It is important to consider some factors if you decide to do it yourself. The first thing is to determine your style. You have to decide if you will do a classic or a whimsical wand bouquet. The second thing is to source your blooms and other materials. Look at local farms and grocery stores to source your floral varieties.
In addition to your blooms, you’ll need some other tools to create a stunning bouquet.
Optional: You can add some ribbons underneath the pomander to add more style to it.
And now, for the busy and not so creative bride. Yep! A lot of florists can design your dream wand wedding bouquet if given enough time. But if you want a lesser interaction with others, head on to Etsy to browse wedding wands.
Weddings themed after Harry Potter are not for muggles but for those who believe that Hogwarts is not just a magical delusion but an actual escape for under-the-radar wizards and witches. Luckily, we have a whole list of Harry Potter wedding ideas to help you incorporate on your wedding day!
There are several ways you can incorporate your love of the wizarding world into your ceremony and reception, from subtle nods to full-fledged inclusions. Take a look at these Harry Potter wedding ideas below to get inspired. Make sure your wedding vendors see your favorites so they can fulfill your vision.
Do you have in mind the house where you think you belong? If not, I suggest enlisting yourself with the sorting hat, taking your experience to the next level! You can also ask your guests on RSVP about their houses to arrange their seating arrangements for your ceremony.
You can also ask the Sorting Hat to sort your wedding presents instead of taking so much time sorting which house they belong to!
Make your wedding table plan memorable by having your guests open Hogwarts acceptance letters – you can name tables after the houses at Hogwarts!
Does the cloak of invisibility ring a bell? A triangle represents the cloak of invisibility, an enduring symbol of love between two people.
Hide your most precious stones in this special ring box for a magic-filled engagement. What also makes this ring box absolutely gorgeous is how well it holds your rings as well with them comfortably being held with pillow. This is a fantastic way to propose to your spouse!
There’s no denying that picking out the perfect wedding decorations for your reception can be a daunting task, but choosing the right decor for your wedding reception will enhance your venue and highlight your theme. I have come up with my list of top five favorites to help you out.
Decorate your sweetheart table featuring a Gryffindor banner with flowers and decors following your house’s color scheme.
Install red and gold drapery accentuated by candles to get that sophisticated ballroom venue.
Make a red floral petal-coated aisle going to your arbor to achieve a romantic vibe as you say your unbreakable vows.
The iconic long table. Work with your vendor and venue to recreate that great hall scene accentuated with red and gold hues.
Work with your vendor in creating a dessert table that follows your wedding theme.
Highlight your sweetheart table with the Slytherin’s hues and some candles that make your table more alluring.
Who wouldn’t be amazed by this DIY quidditch goal ornate with a greenery wreath to form the Deathly Hallows and accentuated with small trinkets and charms in the ivy? This was originally decorated by Alchemy Events
An emerald green wedding theme evokes vivid colors and bold contrasts. Set a long table decorated with emerald green table napkins, tablecloth, and floral arrangements to match your theme. You can get a simple table napkin designed on a ribbon complemented with a golden tie on top of the plate. This was originally decorated by RBMLux Weddings & Events (Left Design) and Hire Haus (Right Design)
And oh, don’t forget the Honeydukes! In addition to wedding entertainment, it also gives a perfect highlight for your Slytherin wedding!
Another stunning dessert table inspiration is this emerald and amethyst-toned celebration from Heather Cook Elliott. Macarons were originally made by Indayani Baked Goods
A mixture of jewel tones paired with a metallic touch will add a sophisticated touch to these fun details of your sweetheart table. Table was decorated by Trilogy Design Group
Create reception tables with centerpieces that emphasize Ravenclaw’s main color, blue, and work with your vendor to create them. If you want to see full instructions on how to recreate this check out Entertaining Diva’s article about it!
Greet your guests with this stunning navy blue welcome decor on your reception.
The use of acrylic and lucite for wedding signs has been a recent trend due to the stylish, modern feel it gives to your wedding. Make sure to highlight it with your house’s color!
Highlight your cake table with this beautiful arbor highlighted with crested wedding cake, and honey-infused cocktails will also catch your eye, among other sprawling details.
Decorate your tables with these details that accentuate Hufflepuff’s colors in contrast with pale candles and table covers. Also this can simply be recreated with a yellow house robe, and tie. This can be pretty cheap (like under $15) if bought on Aliexpress.
Oh, yes! The details from table runners to wand and stack of books accentuate a true-blooded Hufflepuff!
You can also highlight your outdoor reception venue with a yellow drapery lined on the entrance. This was originally designed by Artisan Events
An ornamented long table and floating crystal ball give the wedding a magical feel by not being tacky and still highlighting the long table.
This wooden sign will make your cocktail reception more fun! You might need a little Felix Felicis ‘Liquid Luck’ to make the day run smoothly on your special day!
You can use pages from the books, collect vintage bottles you can label as potion bottles, scatter gothic style candlesticks, and use moody floral arrangements. This table was decorated by I believe Marlene Wood Creation.
With Hogwarts acceptance letters as a table plan, your guests will have a fun time!
Give your tables names based on places from the Harry Potter series. The choices range from Azkaban to Hogsmeade, and a lot more. You can even use the houses’ names to sort your guests!
What a charming table centerpiece this Mandrake is! Although it won’t sound like the real thing, it sure looks like it!
Everyone likes wedding cakes that are both delicious and beautiful. And yes, nothing beats a delectable cake that appeals to more than one sense. The type of cake that we like the most is something that sets off your wedding decor.
Try on this cake from Whisk & Drizzle. It is a subtle wedding cake idea decorated with the deathly hallows symbol and accentuated with Gryffindor’s hues of red and gold.
Be in awe with whimsycakesbydee‘s version of Harry Potter-inspired cake with the accent color of Gryffindor with a base decor of Harry Potter books topped with the sorting hat and golden snitch.
Try on this subtle Harry Potter wedding cake with an ombre marble design with rose gold flakes and a brushed burgundy strip to accentuate the house of Gryffindor. This cake was provided by WeeLittleCakesLV.com
Get bubbly with this cute Harry Potter-inspired cake of gcakedesigner accentuated with the 9 3/4 station, golden snitch, Hedwig, and the sorting hat!
Let this intricate Hary Potter-inspired cake witness your firsts as a couple. It towers you with its fascinating sketches of Hogwarts, snitch, and Harry flying with his broomstick.
If you are one of the couples who are not fun of tier cakes, this drip cake accentuated with Slytherin’s hues along with its symbol is definitely for you!
Who wouldn’t be amazed at the Slytherin-inspired tier cake with its iconic symbol and figures? Try asking your pastry chef if they could make fondant figures of you and your soon-to-be spouse wearing a Slytherin uniform and add them to your wedding cake.
Have fondant animated cake for a bubbly Slytherin-inspired wedding. The details are on-point!
You will definitely love the idea of featuring the stag and the doe, James and Lily Potter’s Patronus. This particular cake is topped off with the Deathly Hallows symbol and “Always” signature.
You can go for a subtle Harry Potter Inspired Cake accentuated with Ravenclaw’s hues and floral wreaths.
This wedding cake highlights the romance of your wedding affair accentuated with blue hues and ribbon that symbolize you tying the knot forever.
It is a sophisticated cake perfect for your elegant Harry Potter-inspired wedding affair. It has an eye-catching decor of perfectly combined “Always” and deathly hallows symbol and Ravenclaw’s iconic emblem topped with the iconic letter style topper of Harry Potter.
Be inspired by this unique two-tier cake topped with Patronus and an elegant sketch of Ravenclaw’s emblem. This cake was created by The Turquois Squirrel
Be inspired with this four-tier wedding cake accentuated with Hufflepuff’s hue topped with the iconic golden snitch.
With the right embellishments, you can take your cake to the next level. With the help of the Harry Potter book’s complementary colors, a school crest, and other trinkets, this cake is sure to bring a smile to your wedding day!
This four-tiered wedding cake is the best choice for a Hufflepuff who wants a subtle touch without making it obvious.
Nothing can go wrong with this naked tier cake topped with a cake topper that accentuates Snapes’ “Always” and
the symbol of deathly hallows.
It is a subtle cake that takes on the combination of the quotation, “After all this time, Always” and strategically added a pink ribbon and golden snitches.
It’s also romantic to highlight Professor Snape’s “always” in this chic gold-and-white tier cake.
Let your wedding cake make a statement with the idea of a four-tier cake that represents your house highlighted by House’s insignia.
The Harry Potter world comes alive with adorable Harry Potter cake decor, including Harry’s wand, broom, glasses, and Hedwig and Sorting Hat cake toppers.
Oops sorry wrong hobby, but I just LOVEEE talking about fun ways to incorporate geeky hobbies into your entertainment. From games to play to the drinks you’ll drink, we’ll cover all of those things below!
Keep the Potterheads busy solving a life-like Chess game simulating the scene from the series Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Your strategic friends and family will have a lot of fun playing this game, and it will also allow them to test their ability to remain sane after a few cocktails.
This exact set will cost you $450!
Stack up templates in the center of every table in your wedding reception to allow your guests to write their version of your love story. Try adding some blank spaces on your wedding invitation for them to write upon if you don’t want to see stacks of papers on the tables!
A game where couples have to prove how well they know each other is one of the most popular games at weddings today that entertains both guests and newlyweds. It is a very easy game where the couple only has to raise the wands in their hands instead of shouting. When the question is asked they should raise the wand, representing the person described in the question.
A snitch piñata is another way to entertain your Potterhead guests. Hang it in the center and it serves as an attention seeker waiting for its keeper. Stuff it with candies and enjoy!
Kids and adults can have so much fun with temporary tattoos. The wedding party doesn’t have to have all the fun with getting death marks and tattoos! Open it up to everyone!
End the night by raising your sparklers as wands to the sky. Having your friends and family gathered around you for the ceremony will make beautiful wedding photography as the sparkles shine above you.
Well, not all venues allow sparklers and fire. So, to give you a graceful exit at your wedding ceremony, you can ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to raise their wands to the sky – truly, a Dumbledore-approved!
Here are some of my favorite cocktails with most of them thought up by Halloween Costumes, not only are these simple enough to perform at just about any bar, but these are cute little graphics that you can hand over to your bartender to make their lives easier!
If you are feeling really adventurous, and if your bartenders will allow it, ask if they’ll serve it with dry ice for a smoky effect!
**WARNING!! Not all adults can handle the responsibility to NOT touch the dry ice, it’s totally safe to drink with it in the glass, but there’s always 1 person who wants to touch it directly (or worse swallow it) which is not safe. Consider the crowd at your wedding before considering adding dry ice to the menu!**
We all knew this was going to be on the list! And what’s great about Butter Beer is that it can easily be replicated at a bar, simply ask your bartenders to provide a premade cocktail of 2 parts Vanilla Vodka, 3 parts Butterscotch Schnapps, 2 parts Cinnamon Schnapps.
3oz of this cocktail simply needs to be mixed with 10oz of a fresh can of Cream Soda, then garnish with whipped cream and you are done!
Probably the strongest drink that is going to be on this list (besides just straight alcohol….listed below!). Only add this as a signature cocktail if you intend on actually destroying all of your guests….which is very fitting actually.
If you are curious how this will taste, I believe this is very similar to a Grateful Dead
I have a rule with wedding gifts, either skip them and instead make more desserts or save your money……or……..give guests alcohol.
This is the perfect wedding gift for a Harry Potter wedding and it’s incredibly simple, because there’s only vodka in the container! Make things interesting for guests by using all types of clear liquids…even the occassional water!
Voted as most likely to be turned down as a signature drink, because it involves a blender! But if you really love Pina Coladas (I wouldn’t blame you they are my favorite too!) you can always remove real fruits and just add extra pineapple juice.
Incredibly simple drink for couples that LOVEEEEE their gin. Just be warned! The color is a fantastic green and this can be renamed into a Slytherin drink but if you are not a fan of gin then you’ll be doing yourself a disservice!
I would consider this a great go-to drink for couples having a hard time trying to think of something everyone will enjoy (besides Butterbeer of course!)
If you couldn’t already guess this is probably the 2nd strongest potion…and going with the theme of evil things, only add this to your cocktail menu if you want to have a bad time….so this is personally right up my alley.
Absolutely fantastic if you love dirty martini’s but be warned, I don’t believe your cocktails will be this same color from the listed ingredients.
Another drink that I’ll give a little warning about with the color! The lemon juice should help turn this drink a little bit orange, but it’s really hard to change brown into other colors.
The original article that suggested this idea had a different name and this was mostly for kids drink, but I have a new idea!
Similar to the original instructions, take food coloring and drop it on the bottom of a ton of shot classes, and use colors from each house. This has to be done far enough ahead of time for the food coloring to dry up, a drop or two in each shot glass should be enough.
Then surprise your guests by pouring a shot into the glass to give them a house color on the spot!
I’ll update this section with how much time is needed for the food coloring to dry once I try this experiment out for myself.
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At Love Long and Prosper Photography I know that you want to walk away with memories that you will never forget . In order to do that, you need someone who can not only capture these memories but assist you in showing the real you in these memories.
The problem is that many folks find themselves too awkward in front of a camera which makes you feel like you cannot capture truly beautiful photos as yourself. That is a load of bull, my goal is to make every couple shine and to show themselves as extraordinary as they feel inside.
I understand that I may have to knock down some of your walls to make you feel comfortable which is why I have the following process to ensure that every wedding is a wedding worth remembering….
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