Hey there! I got an email notification about your PM, but when I got on here and logged in after 10 months, the actual PM isn’t showing up for me! 🙁
Anyway, we ended up doing our wedding pretty last minute and rushed because DH was heading off to boot camp right afterward (and I decided at the last minute I didn’t feel like planning a wedding around the military). But we still found ways to incorporate HP!
-made origami flowers for the bouquets out of a tattered old copy of Order of the Phoenix (I had 3 copies, no worries).
-walked down the aisle to “Fawkes is Reborn” from the Chamber of Secrets soundtrack.
-played instrumental HP music during dinner (along with some other stuff; I was a major band geek back in the day).
– used lots of candles as the centerpieces instead of using flowers (much cheaper that way, too!)
-had 4 long tables down the middle of the room, with the bridal table at the head.
Things we PLANNED on doing but didn’t have time/money for:
-hanging candles from the ceiling in secured glass orbs (this was something provided by a venue we were looking at).
-using a color scheme from one of the houses (I ended up going with black and silver because it was New Year’s Eve and I just let my girls pick their own LBD).
-Work a Harry Potter reference into our ceremony- using “Always” as a part of your vows, or something (we couldn’t figure out how to best do this!)
– sneak in some fonts from the books in your invitations and programs- not necessarily the one from the cover, but the chapter titles in the American books with the stars on the corners of the page. Or Dumbledore’s handwriting- it’s really loopy and cool (I have a HP quote tattoo with this font. No shame).
I’m sure there are more things, if I think of any I’ll let you know! Also, I think you said you were from the YO OH too? Are you gettng married there? And if so what’s your venue? That might help spark some ideas if you posted a picture of the place so people can see what you’re working with!