Roll up! Roll up! Come and celebrate the greatest love story told! Invite your loved ones to a carnival of a wedding day, with bright balloons, lights and stripes. There is so much fun to be had with a carnival wedding theme. It’s not just about the entertainment with this wedding theme, colours, fabrics and lighting all play a part. The Carnival themed wedding will suit an outdoor marquee venue, a theatre or a dramatic cabaret style venue. The Greatest Showman, Moulin Rouge and Dumbo provide lots of inspiration for styles, colours, quotes and perhaps table names.
We have put together a collection of inspirational carnival themed Images, fair ground rides, as well as a vintage vibe from a Gothic circus.
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Styling Tips and Advice
A Carnival themed wedding is a riot of colour with opulent reds often at the forefront, rich velvet drapes for the luxe option think bespoke circus style big top for a more budget friendly option use coloured fabric and drape, balloons can add impact. Indian Umbrellas In rich colours can also add quick pop up areas of interest.
Credit: Sara France
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Carnival Wedding Food ideas
Street food would work really well at a carnival themed wedding , or food stations serving hotdogs, bowl food and sliders, informal dining is key to this style. Finish with candy floss, popcorn, toffee apples and donuts to get a fix of sweetness so soak up that alchohol.
Wedding Props and Entertainment
Beautiful colourful signs and festoon lighting would really set the scene for a carnival wedding theme. Entertainment booths setup with temporary tattoo’s or even a kissing booth would look great. Add simple retro games perhaps a coconut shy or hook a duck which could all be done DIY to keep costs down.
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