Tips for a Magical and Dreamy Disney Wedding

When it’s time to start organizing your wedding, remember the dreams you had when you were a child. You imagined wearing a Cinderella ballgown, your partner in a Prince Charming tuxedo, and the most beautiful pastel flower bouquets all around you. Perhaps you even envisioned walking down an aisle covered in flower petals with Mickey and Minnie Mouse as your special guests. Well, those dreams can still become a reality. At Marco Island Weddings in Marco Island, Florida, we’re experts at turning your big visions into a magical wedding. Because you’re never too old for fairytales, we’ve put together a special guide to plan your very own Disney wedding followed by your happily ever after.

Bride and groom in carriage

Disney Property vs. Disney-Themed

Many people believe that for a true Disney wedding experience, you have to get married at Disney World of Disney Land. If you’ve seen the show “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” with Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, you’ve caught a glimpse of what planning a wedding like that entails. While places like Disney World — with its Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom — or even tropical destinations like Aulani Resort in Hawaii or a Disney Cruise might come to mind, you can actually bring the Disney magic to any location you desire. By featuring key elements like stunning flowers and the right decor, you can create an enchanting and joy-filled wedding that captures all the Disney magic right in your own backyard.

Chairs at lit up wedding table

Bringing Your Disney Dreams to Life 

With regard to Disney weddings, the concept of “too much” doesn’t exist. Whether you’re throwing a big celebration or going the do-it-yourself route, having extra hands on deck is essential for bringing your Disney dreams to life. Choose flowers and colors inspired by your favorite Disney park, character, or film. Create stunning floral arrangements and unique centerpieces that transform your venue into a regal ballroom or pay tribute to any Disney element you adore. Craft a detailed floral pattern for the ceremony aisle, reminiscent of the breathtaking flowers and landscapes found in the parks — and don’t forget to include a hidden Mickey! Complete the look with elegant aisle toppers and markers that add depth and dimension, fulfilling your fairytale wedding dreams.

Finding Inspiration in Your Favorite Disney Movies 

Groom holding a bouquet of roses

Belle’s Wedding

When planning a wedding inspired by Beauty and the Beast, incorporating red roses is paramount. Combine them with white and yellow flowers and add gold vintage accents for a touch of elegance. Create enchanting centerpieces by using gold candelabras with sparkling white candles, full red roses displayed in glass jars or cloches, and vintage books featuring a teacup filled with flowers on top. Use navy colored linens for the tables or dress the groomsmen in navy suits for contrast. For the bride’s outfit, a ballgown adorned with luxe accents and off-the-shoulder sleeves will perfectly capture the essence of Belle’s iconic yellow gown.

Pink, white, and purple flowers on a floral print chair

Aurora’s Wedding

If you want to create a “once upon a dream” wedding inspired by Aurora, focus on soft pastel pinks and sweet blue shades. Choose flowers like hydrangeas, peonies, roses, lilacs, sweet peas, and delphinium to achieve a whimsical and elegant ambiance. Combine slightly rustic decorations with metallic accents to sweep your guests away to the enchanted woods surrounding Sleeping Beauty’s castle. And of course, don’t forget to wear an A-line wedding dress that has a flowing silhouette, featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline or bishop sleeves to emphasize Aurora’s natural beauty.

Hydrangeas and wedding rings

Cinderella’s Wedding

Get ready to channel your inner Cinderella or Prince Charming on your special day. Transform your wedding venue into a magical realm with beautiful blue and white blooms, sparkling gold and clear glass accents, and delicate blue tulle table runners. If you’re planning an autumn wedding, add some blue, white, and even a few orange pumpkins. Don’t forget the classic horse-drawn carriage if you can afford such a luxe mode of transportation. As for your attire, opt for a grand Cinderella princess ballgown for the bride, complemented by elegant long gloves and a timeless updo hairstyle. For a masculine outfit, a flawless tan, beige, or white tuxedo is the way to go.

Green and watery flowers

Ariel’s Wedding 

Dive into Ariel’s enchanting grotto for some unique wedding inspiration. Start by choosing a color palette featuring turquoise, deep blues, greens, and purples. Create your ceremony arrangements, centerpieces, cascading bridal bouquets, and floral arches using iris, lilies, dianthus, orchids, thistle, dahlias, and even succulents. Instead of rhinestones, opt for pearls and incorporate a mix of beautiful metallics, thrifted antique items, sea glass, and flowing fabrics. Complete your look with a shimmering mermaid wedding gown and a charming bow to accentuate your long wavy hairstyle. For the groom, pay tribute to Prince Eric with a stylish blue suit with a beige tie.

Disney weddings can dill your day with ample enchanting moments. Let the skilled wedding florists and designers at Marco Island Weddings turn your fairytale dreams into a real-life happily ever after.