The princess party theme for your wedding day starts with the selection of a location. The perfect site would be a historic castle with acres of lush, manicured grounds. If this is impossible to find, the next best thing is a grand ballroom. Picture a beautiful staircase, high ceilings, gilded chandeliers, and a red carpet for you to make your grand entrance.
Your wedding flowers should be elegant, opulent and fit for royalty. Consider carrying a stunning bouquet of rich, long-stemmed red roses. Beautiful, towering arrangements of fragrant roses in crystal vases should be placed on each reception table and throughout the reception area.
Consider adding tall candelabras or topiary arrangements to each table. Grace the tables with beautiful linens and table runners. Dress up the reception chairs with white slipcovers, tied with silk ribbons.
The wedding party's attire should be fit for royalty. A traditional ball gown wedding dress is the perfect choice for a princess bride. With a fitted bodice and full skirt, you will truly look like a princess. Beautiful pearl or diamond detailing and touches of lace add to the appeal. Look for a cathedral train that can be carried by young members of the wedding party. A stunning tiara with an attached trailing veil adds to the royal feeling, as do elegant elbow-length gloves. If you feel like Cinderella, on your feet consider clear, shiny sandals to symbolize glass slippers.
The bridesmaids should be dressed in formal, floor-length gowns of a rich color like purple or burgundy, wearing satin gloves and carrying lush bouquets of flowers. Your Prince Charming and his groomsmen's attire should include black or gray tuxedos with tails, and consider the addition of top hats or canes. For an ultra-formal affair, make it a black-tie affair for your guests as well.
The first hint of your princess theme will be your invitations. Go all out with engraved invitations on hand-made paper. You can even include a colored wax seal featuring your initials to secure the envelope.
Continue your theme with the wedding programs, which should also be engraved if possible. Roll the programs to resemble scrolls, tie with a deep red or purple satin ribbon and place on the guest's chairs before they arrive.
Of course, no princess party theme wedding is complete without a royal waltz. Play classical music throughout your reception; you might even want to hire a string quartet if your budget allows. Your first dance as husband and wife will surely be a memorable one as you gracefully waltz across the polished floors of the grand ballroom, with all eyes on you.
As you and your Prince Charming exit from the reception to begin your lives together, leave in style! A glorious white horse-drawn carriage, complete with tuxedo-clad driver should be waiting to whisk you away.
You will undoubtedly look back at your wedding day with fond memories as you remember it as the day you got the chance to live out your fantasy of being a pampered princess through the use of your princess wedding theme.