(Closed) Brainstorming our low budget DIY Alice in Wonderland wedding reception!

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m a little overwhelmed to have any ideas. I love the clocks and the teacups! The confetti cake is going to be pretty awesome!

Post # 5
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I really like the clocks and the tea party theme, but I’m not so sure about the fabrics I think that they seem like they are more fit for a child’s birthday party.

Here’s a really nice example of an Alice themed party. http://www.whitemarketblog.com/?p=541

To carry out the theme you could use a rabbit icon on your stationery (if you’re using paper invites.) http://www.cecinewyork.com/wedding/couture.php?c=styles&s=daring&p=lori_david&v=details

Or maybe you could “hide” the Cheshire cat somewhere on the stationery. What if the back of the envelope where it closes was the mouth?

Since it’s a tea party you can serve finger sandwiches and have flags that say “Eat Me” which would be a really easy DIY. http://www.parisianevents.com/parisianparty/wp-content/images/img_2395.JPG

You could reuse tea tins as flower pots. http://leelouzworld.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/pretty-tea-tins-recycling/

Your favors could be playing cards.


Post # 6
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

There’s some Alice in Wonderland photoshop brushes available for download for free that you could use for your invites.

That’s IF you want to DIY your invites, too….

Post # 7
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You said you were going to a pub for the reception? You could print up and frame some signs that say “Drink Me” and “Eat Me” near the food/bar if you’re having that? 

I think some cool, colored bottles would be great in addition to all the other decor you have… maybe to stick a single daisy or something in like you mentioned with the tea cups? Like this… http://pinterest.com/pin/123977761/

Here’s a website where they did an Alice themed birthday party… not the same as a wedding, but there’s a few great idea’s I saw. http://welovelucymichaela.blogspot.com/2011/06/host-your-own-mad-tea-party.html

I think some vintage looking or paper umbrella’s would be good too. I think the key is to make it look disorderly, but organized at the same time if that even makes sense. My photographer did a bridal shoot inspired by Alice in Wonderland and had frames, chairs, suitcases, umbrella’s, and all kinds of stuff hanging from tree’s and on the table, etc. As far as lighting, I think something soft and garden-y would be nice. Maybe for centerpieces you can do a random mix of vases with white roses, red roses, daisy’s, etc…

I wouldn’t put the clocks on any tables or anything only because you don’t want your guests to feel rushed. Maybe if the clock doesn’t work… that would be okay. I think vintage lace would be nice too maybe? 

Post # 9
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I did something similar and took inspiration from… 

Post # 10
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I believe the one with Paper flowers on tables was from StyleMePretty {not too sure} She did them herself and theres a tutorial …

Post # 11
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know your budget… so hopefully this will help you out. 

Tea Bags with Favors…

If you have maids/junior maids/children .. {I think this was Etsy}

Get your old books out … Perhaps you have a few through the looking glass adaptations etc.. 

The possiblilities are endless for this theme, just depends on imagination and $

and Lighting? 


Hopefully this will help some!


Post # 13
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That sounds like such a good idea and so much fun!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!

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