Post # 1
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! My FI and I are getting married outside of Philly next October and are planning a classic Alice in Wonderland style reception. We are giving tea as favors and are using dark jewel tones (purples, greens, gold, black) for our colors. We were hoping to find some beautiful playing cards for guests to leave messages on, but beyond that, we could use more ideas. Any would be helpful, esp. DIY ideas!
Post # 3
Ok, this is really pop culture, but Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz had this theme for their wedding. You may want to do a google search on some images from it!
Post # 4
this one is a little less "mad hatter/queen of hearts" than the simpson-wentz wedding
or this… From Victoria with Roses
Post # 5
Charm City Cakes did an Alice in Wonderland cake. Here’s a photo:
Post # 6
You could collect teacups and teapots from antique stores, thrift shops, yard sales, etc., and use them for flower centerpieces, votive candles, etc.
Post # 7
how about painting clocks to indicate table numbers (or times)
if you have a photo booth, you could have the cheshire cat smile on a poster
maybe have a game of croquet during cocktail hour
i will keep thinking…
Post # 8
My favorite movie as a kid was Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. From this version of the story, I am thinking about the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party scene. Use roman style tables, aka long, rectangular tables, seating guests at both sides with jewel toned table cloths. Make sure you have tea cups, etc at each place setting. DIY your centerpieces by stacking (and glueing) tea pots and cups together to make a tall tower, then add some brightly colored mums (in season in October) peeking out of the pots throughout. Half way through your reception, make everyone move down a few seats, a la the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Hang chinese lanterns in your wedding colors, strung from white christmas lights. Check into a topsy-turvy cake. I have posted a picture below. Create directional signs, pointing in every direction with the Cheshire Cat on top. I hope these ideas help and are not too confusing!!
Post # 9
You could use the original illustrations from the book (or colorful stills from movie scenes) as table signs/numbers. Even if you are having a buffet without assigned seating, you could still theme each table.
I love Alice in Wonderland! It is my favorite story. You must show us all pictures of your wedding after it’s over!
Post # 10
Maybe you can go to old bookstores and find copys of the book. You could make one a guestbook or even if you can find them cheap enough (maybe new they could be your favor). Pictures from different people (like classic illustrations to the Disney versions) as table numbers. I definately like the suggestion for crouquet. Having a tea "time" hour instead of a cocktail hour. If you are going to have a fair amount of kids I know on the Disney site you can print out coloring pages of various characters so you could put those out for the kids.
For the centerpieces the books or just old books since Alice loved reading and little packages of sweets that say eat me (again could be a favor). You could also have various miniature versions of your favorite characters in the centerpieces and that could identify the table (ie- Queen of Hearts Table, Cheshire Cat, Alice etc).
Ok that is all I can think of put the possibilities are endless
Post # 11
Katherine at Snippet and Ink had a pretty Alice board back in the day. Here’s a link to the full post: http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2007/09/board-11-alices-adventures-in.html
Post # 12
We are doing a Dr. Seuss theme (sort of, hopefully not TOO themed) and we are having a ‘mad hatter’ cake like the ones above. We are having the colors a little more toned down but I really love the look of those. They are traditional but not. Only problem is you do have to use fondant which not everyone loves.
I also second the idea of using an Alice and Wonderland book as your guest book. We are using Seuss’s On Beyond Zebra and I replaced the cover with a scrapbook cover, the picture frame kind, and will add our engagement photo when we finally get around to printing those.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
What about using teacups and teapots with floral as the centerpieces. On one of my posts awhile back I used a picture with all sorts of flowers put in a china set. I loved the effect. I could see using colorful flowers for the Alice theme. Maybe cute tea favors or escort cards? Check out Mrs. Green Tea’s DIY for that. And if you are having a photo booth there could be all sorts of hats for props.
Post # 14
You should look for antique playing cards! Check out flea markerts, ebay, and antique shops!
Post # 15
When I was younger, my mom gave me an Alice in Wonderland birthday party! (of course we had a tea party and my friends all came in costume) We played croquet (with lawn flamingos and dog toy balls that looked like hedgehogs) and the best was when we "painted the roses red" – mom tied white silk roses onto the hedges and we got to paint them.
Obviously this was for children, but depending on the formality you could adapt. I would suggest topiaries with the silk flowers ~ white on one and red on another
Post # 16
You could use the flowers that were mentioned in the movie. You know, "You can learn a lot of things from the flowers"? Sorry, it’s my little sister’s favorite movie, I could probably sing you the whole song. Anywhoo, Daffodils, Tulips, Roses, Mums etc. 🙂 Good luck!