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Harry Potter Wedding Ideas: Magical Ideas for Your Harry Potter Wedding Theme

11th September 2018 |By | Be the first to comment

From golden snitch ring boxes and cauldron centrepieces to floating candles and signature drinks, here are some magical Harry Potter wedding ideas to complete your own elegant Harry Potter inspired wedding.

Lewis and Cassie's Harry Potter Themed Wedding by Kelly Clarke Photography - Bride and Groom Harry Potter Magic Wands Photo Idea | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Lewis and Cassie’s Harry Potter Wedding by Kelly Clarke Photography

Our Favourite Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

Create an epic Harry Potter inspired wedding with these Harry Potter wedding ideas! And, who knows, maybe J.K. Rowling herself might join you like she did this couple in Edinburgh?

Harry Potter Wedding Stationery

Some of the best Harry Potter wedding ideas are homages taken straight from the books or movies. For example, the obvious choices for Harry Potter themed wedding stationery are wedding invitations inspired by the wax-sealed Hogwarts letters (written in ink, on parchment, and complete with a personalised stamp reminiscent of the Hogwarts crest), rolled up scrolls of parchment, or ornate fold-out recreations of the Marauder’s Map. Save the date cards could be made in the style of tickets to Platform 9¾. You could even make your stationery from scratch.

Harry Potter Marauders Map Wedding & Party Invitations by CustomDesignByDarren - Harry Potter Wedding Stationery Ideas | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Harry Potter Marauders Map Wedding & Party Invitations by CustomDesignByDarren on Etsy

Harry Potter Wedding Transport

While they might be obvious Harry Potter wedding ideas, using a Ford Anglia as your wedding car would be a great nod to the one featured in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (though, unfortunately, yours probably won’t be able to fly) and you may be able to catch a train to or from your wedding venue. Bonus points if you catch a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train that travels the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland (which features in the second, third and fourth Harry Potter movies)—you can pretend you’re on the Hogwarts Express!

1960s Sky Blue Ford Anglia at the Croft Circuit Nostalgia Weekend co Durham, England by Neil Gardner on Shutterstock - Harry Potter Wedding Transport Ideas - Harry Potter Ford Anglia | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: 1960s Ford Anglia at the Croft Circuit Nostalgia Weekend co Durham, England by Neil Gardner on Shutterstock

Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct in Scotland with the Jacobite Steam Train Passing Over by Nick Fox on Shutterstock - Hogwarts Express Harry Potter Wedding Ideas | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Glenfinnan Viaduct and the Jacobite Steam Train by Nick Fox on Shutterstock

Harry Potter Accessories, Bridalwear, and Groomswear

Create the perfect wedding bouquet out of origami paper flowers made from copied pages of the books, or add a simple charm like the Deathly Hallows symbol to a bouquet of real flowers.

Harry Potter Bridal Bouquet Ideas - Alex and Matt's Harry Potter Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography - Deathly Hallows Symbol Charm | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Alex and Matt’s Harry Potter Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography

While brides may want to go all-out with bold, colourful dresses to match their Hogwarts House, more subtle Harry Potter wedding ideas include themed nail polish, a golden snitch bracelet or time-turner necklace, and even a replica of the lost Diadem of Ravenclaw.

Harry Potter Themed Wedding by Kelly Clarke Photography - Diadem of Ravenclaw - Piled Books Harry Potter Wedding Centrepiece Idea | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Lewis and Cassie’s Harry Potter Wedding by Kelly Clarke Photography

And don’t forget some stylish custom-made shoes!

Gryffindor and Slytherin Harry Potter Themed Wedding Shoes - Customised Harry Potter Heels - Kelly Clarke Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Lewis and Cassie’s Harry Potter Wedding by Kelly Clarke Photography

Grooms can add a lovely Harry Potter accent to their outfit with Harry Potter themed cuff links, buttonholes, bow ties, or themed socks. Or their tie, waistcoat and pocket square/handkerchief could be in the colour of their favourite Hogwarts House.

Harry Potter Inspired Groomswear - Kelly Clarke Photography - Harry Potter Buttonhole Tie and Pocket Handkerchief | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Lewis and Cassie’s Harry Potter Wedding by Kelly Clarke Photography

The Deathly Hallows Symbol Cuff Links - Harry Potter Inspired Scottish Castle Wedding by The Curries Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Harry Potter Inspired Scottish Castle Wedding by The Curries Photography

Dress your bridesmaids in colours pertaining to your favourite Hogwarts Houses, like these gorgeous emerald and ruby outfits (for Slytherin and Gryffindor) that look stunning for autumn or Christmas weddings.

Harry Potter Inspired Bridesmaids Dresses - Alex and Matt's Harry Potter Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Alex and Matt’s Harry Potter Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography

Harry Potter Ring Boxes

You can even grab the perfect Harry Potter ring box! This golden snitch ring box (complete with a Nimbus 2000 broomstick that acts as the key to open it) by Freeman Design is a masterpiece and one of our all-time favourite Harry Potter wedding ideas. Alternatively, you could even use a copy of one of the Harry Potter books with some of the pages hollowed-out (just don’t carve up your other half’s copy!). See more great wedding ring box alternatives here.

This Harry Potter Inspired Golden Snitch Engagement Ring Box Will Blow You Away - Golden Snitch Ring Box - Thumbnail | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Harry Potter Inspired Golden Snitch Engagement Ring Box by Freeman Design

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Featured above: Outdoor Library Proposal by The Yes Girls | Harry Potter Floating Heart by Virtualdistortion on Etsy

Harry Potter Wedding Venues

The perfect setting for a Harry Potter themed wedding would be a castle wedding venue just like Hogwarts, perhaps by a lake and some woodland as a nod to the lake and Forbidden Forest in the Hogwarts grounds. However, even a wedding in a tent or marquee will look fantastic, as it will be reminiscent of Bill and Fleur’s wedding at the Burrow in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Beautiful Wedding Marquees by Morton's Event Hire | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Morton’s Event Hire Marquees

Peckforton Castle Cheshire Wedding Venue - Medieval Castle Style Victorian Country House - Castle Winter Sunset - Castle Wedding Venues in the UK | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Peckforton Castle

Harry Potter Wedding Ceremonies

Walk down the aisle to a romantic rendition of part of the Harry Potter soundtrack, sign your wedding register with quills and ink, and even celebrate your union with a unity candle ceremony. Perhaps you could get a personalised candle that reads Dumbledore’s famous line, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Quill and Ink Pot with Antique Books by goir on Shutterstock - Harry Potter Wedding Ideas - Harry Potter Aesthetic | Confetti.co.ukAbove: Image by goir on Shutterstock

Furthermore, animals and pets at weddings can be very helpful (e.g. you can include your dog as an adorable ring bearer), so you could keep with the Harry Potter theme and have an owl deliver your rings to the altar!

Owl Delivering the Wedding Rings - Owl Ring Bearer - Harry Potter Inspired Scottish Castle Wedding by The Curries Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Harry Potter Inspired Scottish Castle Wedding by The Curries Photography

Owls at Weddings - Barn Owl Ring Bearer - Jillian and Matt's Harry Potter Inspired Scottish Castle Wedding by The Curries Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Harry Potter Inspired Scottish Castle Wedding by The Curries Photography

Harry Potter Wedding Receptions

Style a wedding to remember by recreating Hogwarts’ Great Hall—the four banquet tables decorated in the style of the four Houses (Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw) as well as the Hogwarts’ professors’ head table where you and your main wedding party can sit. Don’t forget the floating candles overhead (though you probably don’t want these to be real lest hot wax starts dripping everywhere), or some pretty winged keys like those in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Alternatively, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the Great Hall was transformed for the magnificent Yule Ball. You could do the same for a stunning Christmas or winter wedding.

Alicia and Robert's Magical Harry Potter Inspired Wedding by SO Photography - Harry Potter Wedding Reception with Hogwarts House Banquet Tables and Floating Candles | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Alicia and Robert’s Harry Potter Inspired Wedding by Sara Ozim Photography

Borthwick Castle Wedding - Beautiful Castle Wedding Reception - Harry Potter Inspired Scottish Castle Wedding by The Curries Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Harry Potter Inspired Scottish Castle Wedding by The Curries Photography

For your wedding table decorations, think of the small details of the world of Harry Potter to make gorgeous themed displays. Consider cauldron centrepieces, goblets, potion vials, vintage suitcases to resemble luggage trunks, piles of spell books, magic wands and quills, and Wizard’s Chess figurines. You might even want to cover the tables with copies of pages from the books.

Harry Potter Wedding Table Decor Ideas - Kelly Clarke Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Lewis and Cassie’s Harry Potter Wedding by Kelly Clarke Photography

Harry Potter Wedding Reception Decor by Mon Petit Studio - Harry Potter Potions Cauldron Centrepieces | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: April and Jordan’s Harry Potter Inspired Wedding by Mon Petit Studio

Create a DIY candy bar filled with Honeydukes-type sweets and treats like Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans and Fizzing Whizbees, and put boxes of Chocolate Frogs at every place setting as tasty wedding favours.

 

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Candy Bar Wedding Idea - Beach Wedding Reception Ideas - Wedding Bar Ideas | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Decorative Pedestaled Apothecary Jars with Bell,  Globe, and Straight-Sided Shaped Bowls, Candy Colourful and Old Time Candy Cellophane Bag Inserts, and Speech Bubble Chalkboard Clips

Harry Potter Wedding Cakes

Your Harry Potter themed wedding cake can be fantastic, either covered with Harry Potter characters and details like the golden snitch and the Sorting Hat or decorated with a more subtle detail such as the now-iconic “Always” written in elegant script. And don’t forget to add a gorgeous cake topper.

Harry Potter cupcakes look pretty great too!

Harry Potter Wedding Drinks

Other Harry Potter wedding ideas include filling your wedding reception with Harry Potter themed drinks (such as your take on Butterbeer, Felix Felicis, and Amortentia) or serving your wedding drinks in stylish gold, silver, or glass goblets to keep with the Wizarding World theme.

Amortentia and Felix Felicis Decor - Spectra and Sawyer's Harry Potter Inspired Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Spectra and Sawyer’s Harry Potter Inspired Wedding by Erin Johnson Photo

Clear Vintage Style Pressed Glass Goblet - Crystal Glasses | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Clear Vintage Style Pressed Glass Goblet and Flute

Harry Potter Wedding Photos

Have some fun during your wedding reception with Harry Potter themed photo booth props. Consider broomsticks, scarves, glasses, witch’s hats, cloaks, and even battery-powered, light-up magic wands. And for your more traditional wedding photos, make sure you get a shot of you and/or your bridesmaids showing off copies of your favourite Harry Potter books as a fun wedding photo idea.

Harry Potter Wedding Photo Booth Props - Alex and Matt's Harry Potter Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Alex and Matt’s Harry Potter Wedding by Maddie Farris Photography

Harry Potter Bridesmaids - Reading Harry Potter - Wedding Photo by by Emma-Jane Photography | Confetti.co.ukFeatured above: Emma-Jane Photography

Don’t Harry Potter weddings look magical? But you can start your Harry Potter fun long before your big day—you should see this Harry Potter house in Edinburgh, which is perfect for your hen do.

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Leanne enjoys being a highly creative person with a life-long passion for art, music, books, and writing.

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