It’s not a shame to say that I am a total Potterhead and I want a Harry Potter-themed wedding. So, if you want to celebrate your wedding along with your Harry Potter’ obsession, then check out these incredible wedding décor ideas that will help to bring a bit of Hogwarts in your happy ever after.
If you are a non-conventional couple and true fans of Harry Potter, then amaze your guess with some wedding invitations that look like the Marauder’s Map. The Marauder’s Map is an iconic feature of the wizarding world and represents the lasting testimony to the advanced magical ability of its four creators, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter and that literal rat traitor Peter Pettigrew.
Besides, let’s not forget that it was used once for a romantic purpose. You still remember, don’t you? When Harry was searching for the Horcruxes, he would often look at the map to see what Ginny Weasley, his love interest, was doing.
You can also add some of the heart-touching quotes like:
“Love …. leaves it’s own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”
But guys don’t forget to give the secret code, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good’ to your guests or else they would not be able to find the correct address.
Floating Candles Like Those in the Great Hall
“I had never even imagined such a strange and splendid place could exist. It was lit by thousands and thousands of candles that were floating in midair over four long tables, where the rest of the students were sitting.”
The above describes what Harry felt when he saw the Great Hall for the first time.
Like the Great Hall, you can also decorate your wedding hall with tall flickering candles.
Harry Potter Table Décor
Usually, table runners provide a stunning way to dress up a wedding reception table and what’s more stunning than using pages from the Harry Potter books to make themed table runners.
Moreover, you can use vintage bottles and jars and label them as potion bottles. For example, one of the must-have potions is the Amortentia. And for those who forgot, it is the most powerful love potion in the world and smells different to each person according to what attracts them. For example, we all know that why apart from fresh-cut grass and new parchment, Hermione Granger smelt Ron’s toothpaste.
Another potion that I suggest you to add on the reception table is the Felix Felicis, also called “Liquid Luck” and as the name suggests, it is a magical potion that can make the drinker lucky for a certain period of time and succeed in whatever he or she attempts to do. Of course, how can we forget the level of confidence Ron felt when Harry pretended to add a small amount of the potion in his drink. And whether the bridegroom drinks it or not, at nightfall, he will still be the one getting lucky, if you know what I mean.
Other potions that are recommended are Skele-Gro, Confusing Concoction, Draught of Peace and Polyjuice Potion. But make sure you don’t steal these potions from Professor Snape’s personal store. You know how he can be like when he is angry.
Another table décor that gives a Harry Potter vibe is the chocolate frog card. It is card that displays pictures of famous witches and wizards such as Albus Dumbledore and give small amounts of information about them. Obviously, as the cards are normally obtained by buying chocolate frogs, it is essential to place them along some chocolates.
Golden snitches and Harry Potter books can also be displayed on the table along with some Harry Potter themed banners.
Every married couple wants a wedding cake that makes a unique statement by adding to their wedding décor and nothing screams more unique than a Harry Potter wedding cake. Of course, it is up to you whether you want to opt for a simple cake with a creative cake topper saying: “The Unbreakable Vow” or “Always” or you want to go for an exquisite design that really takes the theme on board. For example, you can have a golden snitch cake or a Sorting Hat cake, which will really stand out.
A Goblet of Fire
Yes, you didn’t read it wrong. Nowadays, with the help of the Internet and some supplies, you can easily make your own goblet of fire and place it in the wedding hall. Why? So, you can exchange your vows over a Goblet of Fire. And remember once chosen by it, you are subject to binding magical contract in which you can never back out.
What do you think of these ideas? Please share your comments!