Glorified Inspiration Board: Carnival Wedding Theme

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

SEASON: Spring, Summer or early Fall

VENUES in Cleveland that would work well with the theme

  • Play list of Elvis or oldies 50's music for cocktail hour
  • Edith Piaff french tunes might work well for dinner
  • a Cirque de Soleil soundtrack as dinner music


  • Placecards

o Mock prize ribbons to make everyone feel like a winner

o Lollipops with guest name and table name tied around the stick displayed in a bed of candy

o Balloons!

  • Favors - a photobooth would be perfect for this theme!
  • Save the Dates - check out these awesome red balloon save the dates to mail out to your guests!
  • Invitations

o You’re invited to the greatest show on earth – one admittance ticket

o Vintage style tickets

  • Dress up your DJ in a ringmaster outfit (tails, top hat, red vest, and cane) - you can actually rent this from Men's Wearhouse (we checked!)
  • Hire a mime, clown, or even a simple magician with card tricks to walk around during dinner performing tricks for guests at their tables
Rent a cotton candy machine and/or a popcorn machine to inspire the nostalgic feel!

Check out this real wedding on Green Wedding Shoes blog for more carnival wedding inspiration!

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