A carnival wedding theme is most definitely an outdoor celebration. Although you can recreate the atmosphere in a ballroom, it is not going to have the same vibrant outdoor feel to it.
So, what do you need? That’s easy, the main components of a carnival or an amusement park; except, of course, for the rides and games.
Think of having lots and lots of balloons, in all colors, balloons at weddings always add a fun touch. You can also have your names written on them. You can also decorate with pinwheels, paper lanterns, and candy.
Don't forget to treat your wedding guests to some carnival inspired foods, you can have a popcorn machine with personalized popcorn boxes! Beautiful stalls carrying different products such as candy floss, a candy buffet, ice cream, candy apples, corn on the cob. As for the main dish, you can add a hamburger station, a hot dog station, shawarma, a falafel station, perhaps a taco and tortilla wrap station, a salad bar, and more.
Don't forget to have a super fun photo booth for memorable pictures of this fantastic day.
It all sounds so fun, and young spirited, doesn’t it? But what if both your parents don’t think it’s suitable for a wedding? Here is how you can adapt the idea in a more refined more mature manner:
- Tone down the colors. Don’t go for the bold red, blue, green, yellow combo but go for more classy color combinations.
- Limit the balloons and add more flower decorations, although the former option is less expensive.
- Replace the hamburger/hot dog stalls with more adult type buffet items (like steaks, lamb, carving station). Expand the menu but split it into different stalls, not a long buffet line.
- Keep the popcorn, candy floss... but serve them more elegantly. Instead of red candy apple, chocolate dipped apple could be an alternative option.
You still can’t muster the courage to go for a carnival theme for your wedding?
Don’t worry, apply the theme to your bridal shower or any pre-wedding party where most of the guests are your age group. Have fun!
A Carnival Wedding Theme in Egypt
A lovely couple, Reem and Hatem chose to have a carnival wedding theme for their wedding that took place in Egypt. The wedding was fun and very unique, with carnival games and delicious carnival-inspired foods, click here to see more from this carnival wedding in Egypt!