- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2005
Someone posted about their difficulty finding stuff for their frog prince/princess theme a while back, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I’d love more suggestion if anyone has some!
Okay, so the fairy tale mentions a spoiled princess, but where I drew my inspiration from was the idea that so many people are just frogs, but you found the one who was your prince…and you can never tell just by looking at them. It’s about transformation and finding that someone special.
As far as I could tell there’s no out of the box Frog Prince themed wedding which means you’re doing some cool trailblazing, but also means that some things are going to be harder to find. Some of the following is cute, elegant, obvious and subtle, so it’s just a matter of finding what works for you.
Symbols: Frog, Crown, Pillow, Well, Water, Golden Ball, Fairy Tale, Water Lily, Lily Pad, Book, Kiss
Colors: Green (frog), Gold (heart, ball), Blue (water), Pink (lily)
Bride: Gold crown/tiara
Groom: Round gold cufflinks
Bridesmaids: Green or pink dresses starting from darker to lighter green as they get closer to the bride. Carrying yellow/golden pomanders instead of bouquets.
Groomsmen: Pocket squares, vests, or ties starting from darker to lighter green as they get closer to the groom
Ring Bearer: Formal wear could be a pale green suit and bow tie with a white shirt. http://www.Infashionkids.com has a sage green one.
Semi-formal: Green slacks, white shirt
Crown lapel pin: http://www.pinmart.com/shopDetails.cfm?p=8153&cat=49
Frog prince lapel pin: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6345068
Can dress as the princess from the story
Enamel, hinged frog prince on a pillow for the rings
Green pillow with small frog prince embellishment like the one from etsy http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6345068
Lily pad shaped pillow
Ring bearer carrying a handmade plush frog with rings tied
Frog tracks in fondant up the cake to the groom’s feet
Hagen-Renaker frog prince and princess glass figurines for cake topper: http://www.frogstore.com/catalog/Miniature-Porcelain-Frog-Princess-p-900652.html and http://www.frogstore.com/catalog/Porcelain-Miniature-Frog-Prince-p-1210.html
You could also do your paperwork similar to the popular bird design, but just have a frog with a crown. Find your favorite bird designs and ask the artist the do the concept with a frog prince.
Crown (Hallmark like) envelope seals
RSVPs or seating cards: Empty lily pads as opposed to one with a frog on it since you’ve found your prince.
Wishing well for guests to write their wishes for the bride and groom. Can also be used as a card box (example is Australian, but gives the general idea): http://www.salandras.com/Wishing%20Wells.htm
Treats, Goodies and Favors
Chocolates (frog, leaf, gold heart, crown, golden ball)
Ferrero Rocher Fine Hazelnut Chocolates (wrapped in gold foil)
Golden delicious apples
One gold jelly bean in a sea of blue and green ones in favor boxes
Red Fruit by the foot (frog tongues for kids or the kid-like)
Piped chocolate crowns to add to individual cuts of cake for guests
“Ring for a Kiss” bells for that all important transforming kiss
Crown Cookie Cutter or a Frog Prince Cookie Cutter
Filigree golden ball charms for favor boxes, bouquet charms, flower girl jewelry etc. on etsy.com
Lucky Love Pewter Prince Charm: http://toadlyfrogs.com/details.aspx?id=1531
Crown themed jewelry: http://www.nextag.com/crown-jewelry/search-html
Crown Royal (for the boys )
Make your own signature cocktail called “The Kiss”. There are several variations out there: chocolate kiss, French kiss, Italian kiss and so on. Or you could just make one up. There’s also one called “The Frog”
A fairy tale looking blank book with a mix of your love story and blank spaces for the guests to add their names and wishes. You could use the new Once Upon a Time Glitter Album from DCWV. It could be your own fairy tale when it’s all put together. If you have the means, you could even have your love story done in calligraphy.
Disney is coming out with a cartoon movie based on the Frog Prince story. This will probably mean a lot more frog prince merchandise out there (possibly even more Frog Prince themed weddings), but could also mean that many of the Frog Prince items will have the Disney stamp.
One last thing….I would probably omit the frog’s legs.