Carnival Inspired Wedding Ideas

The bank holiday carnival weekend is over and it’s a long wait until Christmas for the next bank holiday. Do not dwell, we have some carnival inspired wedding ideas for you. Think bright colour palette, wild dancing and your non-traditional set up. We’ve come up with 4 pointers to help you get started and motivated to begin planning your big day.

Bridal Accessories & Makeup

At carnivals, we almost always see the dancers and performers dresses up with extraordinarily massive headpieces almost resembling to a peacock. As a bride, you may want to consider the choice of wearing a non-traditional headpiece to go along with your non-traditional wedding. Think flowers and colourful jewellery pieces to compliment the full look. If you’re up for something wild and crazy you can even add in feathers for a carnival inspired garland. Get your bridesmaids involved with patterned dresses or fruits as a choice of headpiece.

Flower Arrangements

Mix bright and daring colours into your floral arrangements to brighten up the venue. Adding colourful ribbon strips to your flowers and greenery is a great to add a carnival flare, not only does it attract your guest’s attention but it also makes for a beautiful backdrop when taking pictures. Carnivals are bursting with bright colours such as oranges, pinks and yellows to create a cheerful and fun ambient, be brave and bold!

Lara Hotz

Table Setting

You don’t have to go overboard with crazy patterns and colours to achieve this look. If your visalise a more subtle look, try mixing your table napkins and glasses. You can think about incorporating elements of feathers and jewel pieces spread across the table to start creating that carnival vibe. Props can be a fun and great way to create a story and content to your wedding, and look stunning in the photos. This can depend on how specific or varied you want to be with the theme. Details such as the seating arrangements can be overlooked when planning the big day, so why not get creative and crafty with it.

Scott Clark Photo

Wedding Entertainment

Carnival vibes is a guaranteed way to get people excited and up on their feet. Get your guests moving with crazy samba beats. Create an ambient where you feel like you’re in Rio de Janeiro, celebrating the whole night through. You can even add in fun activities like, a limbo challenge to see how low they can go… You can hire professional carnival dancers to spice up the celebration and guide your guests along. Instead of your traditional bride and groom’s first dance why not turn it into a sexy fiesta with your own choreographed samba dance.

Hello Magazine

If you’re looking for more festive carnival ideas and inspirations we’ve selected a few examples we think may be just what you’re looking for. Take a look and get planning!