Fun Costume Wedding Themes
If a formal wedding isn’t for you, then a themed costume wedding might provide exactly the relaxed fun atmosphere and laughter you need to make your special day extra special.
With an increasing number of brides and grooms looking for bespoke wedding ceremonies that truly reflect their personalities, it is no surprise that themed costume weddings are soaring in popularity.
Costume weddings can encompass anything from funky hats to full on Trekkie-themed cosplay events, depending on how passionate the bride and groom are about their chosen theme.
A themed wedding also offers newlyweds the chance to make their special day extra memorable for guests, with lots of extra fun and games that can be added in the costume theme.
Below are a few favourite ideas from the themed wedding scene.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Weddings
The key to any costume wedding is choosing a theme that allows your guests to interpret it in a way that inspires them to pick out a unique and funky costume. Rock ‘n’ roll is shaping up to be one of the top themes for costume weddings, largely because it can be interpreted in so many different ways. Modern rockers may choose to spice up their outfits with a pair of converse, braces and tattoos whilst 1960s inspired guests may prefer to don a suave black Beatles-inspired suit. For the ladies, shorter ballerina style gowns ooze rock ‘n’ roll wow factor, along with striking brightly coloured court shoes.
The spectacular glamour of 1920s-style weddings continues to entice brides and grooms across the globe. For men, dressing up as a gangster provides the chance to dress in a suave yet fun costume. Pinstripe suits, matching hats and winkle pickers - even gun holsters – should all be high on the costume shopping list. For the ladies, the flapper dresses from the 1920s offer a timeless elegance that is flattering to most body shapes. Intricate headdresses with feathers and pearls were also all the rage in the era of The Great Gatsby. Throw in some Charleston music, and your guests won’t be able to resist the dance floor at the reception.
A super hero theme isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s important for both the bride and groom to be fully on board if it’s going to work. That being said, this wacky costume theme offers up plenty of opportunities for smiles and laughs – particularly when guests turn around to see a comic-book inspired bride walking down the aisle. Superhero themes are also a lot of fun for little ones who get to spend the day dressed up as batman rather than wearing a suit or dress. Like any other theme, couples can take this as far as they want, opting for all-out superhero garb or just superhero inspired t-shirts underneath their regular outfits to show off after the ceremony.
Once Upon a Time
Every little girl grew up dreaming of her own fairy tale wedding, so why not let the magic of your favourite fairy tale inspire your wedding theme? Costumes can based on anything from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves to Beauty and the Beast, and the best part is that the bride and bridesmaids can go all out with stunning, fairytale style gowns. Grooms can follow suit by dressing up as their bride’s dream prince, or even their knight in shining armor. Decorations should include plenty of red roses, elaborate candelabras and even enchanted apples.
If you want to give your guests free reign to dress up as pretty much anything, why not have them don costumes that represent their favourite characters from television or even literature? Sci-fi is a popular genre amongst newlyweds, many of whom have themed their weddings around Star Wars, Star Trek and even Doctor Who. Of course, there is also the option for more traditional couples to dress up as their favourite characters from classic novels, such as Lizzie Bennett and Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
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