7 Whimsically Awesome Harry Potter-themed Wedding Ideas

Harry Potter wedding ring
A Harry Potter-themed wedding sure deserves every bit of detailed planning as there ever can be. Here's taking a look at all those little details that will make your magical wedding idea, a real one!
You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!
― Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Until 1997, we remained unaware of a grand magical realm. It lay somewhere far beyond our imaginations, until J.K. Rowling introduced us to it through the pages of her fictional Harry Potter series. The story was an instant hit right from the first novel and went on to achieve a success of mammoth proportions. She opened a world where magic made fighting demons with just your best friends by your side, a possible idea. She made us realize that whether muggle-born, a half-blood, a or pure-blood, one needed faith to defeat the evil. For all those who read, children and adult alike, each believed in the power of magic and a world where friends remained forever, love seemed eternal, families stood together, and school became a sanctuary for everyone.

To put it simply, Rowling has created a world for her readers that none can escape. Once caught in its web, the reader stays there seeking refuge and moving along the lessons learned in those great books.

Fortunately, if you have found a mate who shares your enthusiasm of this magical series, then planning the happily ever after nuptials the Harry Potter way is quite apt. Planning a thematic wedding gives you ample scope to live a certain moment exactly the way you have pictured it. It provides the perfect background for beautiful photographs, and contains the confusion over the menu and decorations.
Marauder's Map
Every wedding plan begins with making a guest list and the invitations that need to be sent out. A wedding invitation is the silent spokesperson, announcing the expectations of the event to its receiver. For a Potter-themed wedding, a Marauder's map provides the much-needed inspiration for your invites. An old parchment, little traveling feet on pathways providing the exact directions, with the names of only those whom you seek, and some good 'ol British humor is all you need to design such an invite, which will competently inform your guests of the magic that is about to be conjured.
Wedding in a Tent
Signboard and table decor
Signboard and table decor
Tent and champagne glass pyramid
Tent and champagne glass pyramid
The lights, the colors, the accessories, and everything else that adds to the ambiance must be thought over with absolute deliberation. After all, the colors, the textures, and composition of the decor will bring out the mood of your party. For a Harry Potter-themed wedding, a tent is where the party begins. Purple drapes against a white backdrop and furniture, antique chandelier hanging down from the ceiling, a pyramid of champagne glasses, and a signboard that directs your guests to the location is all that you need to make the very Bill and Fleur kind of wedding your own.
Play the Sorting Hat
Seating arrangement and a centerpiece
Seating arrangement and a centerpiece
Owl and potion centerpiece
Owl and potion centerpiece
Cage and potion centerpiece
Cage and potion centerpiece
Seating arrangements at wedding tables can be the cause for drama and great controversy, diverting focus from great conversations that could be. Avoid this drama with interesting centerpieces depicting the magical world of Harry Potter. Also, in a way, this is your chance at playing the sorting hat! So, arrange a Goblet of Fire where those seated at the table can deposit happy wishes for the couples. Magic potions as drinks or complementary sauces, placards telling your guests their houses, and warm lights straight from the castle are some wonderful ideas to add to the decor, and trap your guests in this realm of a rather magical conjecture.
Eternal Like the Phoenix
Gryffindor inspired tie for the groom
Gryffindor inspired tie for the groom
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Thematic table accessories and photoshoot
Thematic table accessories and photoshoot
In the movie adaptation of the Deathly Hallows, Fleur wore an elegant white dress with an ornate pair of black phoenixes cascading down from the bodice. The birds form a heart, depicting eternal love, just like their own existence. The idea of love is so beautifully woven into this dress that it is difficult to move past it while planning a Harry Potter-themed wedding. Although, yes, the book does say that Fleur wears a white dress with Weasley's Great Aunt Muriel's goblin-made tiara, you can ditch the traditional white dress, and pick this film adaptation to go from reel to real for your wedding. The groom can go with a vintage tux just like what Bill wears as he ties the knot with Fleur.
Always
Deathly hallows and always rings
Deathly hallows and always rings
Every bride-to-be looks forward to her wedding ring ever since she is a little girl. She dreams of it, imagines it, and romanticizes the love it shall promise her one day. Make this magic-struck love of your life, live her fantasy with the ring that can only, and only be exchanged in such a themed wedding. A symbolic representation of the Deathly Hallows, the circle, depicting the Resurrection Stone, the vertical line depicting the Elder Wand, and the triangle enveloping these two, depicting the invisibility cloak, make the wearer the most powerful wizard in the world. Get your rings to extol this very design as a representation of the most powerful love by etching the Deathly Hallows on it. There cannot be a more perfect way to say, till death do us apart!
Let the Feast Begin!
Wedding food
Wedding food
Golden snitch cake
Golden snitch cake
Dessert cakes
Desserts
The abundance and the variety of food at the long tables in the Great Hall of Hogwarts should be everyone's inspiration while planning a wedding food menu! From fudges to butterbeer, there is ample scope for making your food menu resemble those scrumptious feasts at Hogwarts. Of course, let's not forget the Harry Potter-themed cake, pastries, little edible and decorative insignias, and naming all the dishes after the magical world, will truly make your party come alive.
Thank You! on the Right Note
Harry potter themed favors
Harry potter themed favors
Trinkets like owl accessories as a tribute to our very own Hedwig, a potion for good luck (could be a vodka shot!), Felix Felicis, a jar full of magic spells for all your muggle friends, or a pocket watch, which is a favor inspired from Hermione's time-turner, are some of the interesting favors to give away. This way, your guests will be able to use the gifts, making them long-lasting reminders of an unbelievable magical day!
To make a Harry Potter-themed wedding truly awesome, remember that the awesomeness lies in getting the details right. Colors, insignias, designs, and the whole look of your venue is going to make the theme come alive in the real sense. So, without wasting anymore time, get your house elves working on the details of your theme to host a charming wedding, before you embark on that train of life, waiting for you on platform number 9¾!
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