Your love story is as beautiful and magical as a fairytale. And since dreams do come true, what better way to celebrate the decision to live happily ever after than with a fairytale-themed wedding?
A storybook wedding is romantic, elegant, and can even be whimsical, as you create an enchanted world that honors your relationship and unique sense of style.
“A fairytale wedding theme can be anything a couple dreams up that best suits their personality,” says Christine Zohrabians, event planner and designer at Fancy That Events. “I once planned a wedding ceremony in which the bride and her father arrived in a horse-drawn carriage.”
Based in Los Angeles, California, Christine has helped design and plan countless fairytale-themed weddings. Naturally, we turned to this creative and talented event planner for tips on how to incorporate your unique fairytale wedding theme into your invitations.
“Make sure to choose your wedding colors before making the invitations,” says Christine. “You will want to use the same color palette in your invitations as you use in your wedding day décor.”
Hues such as pink, white, cream, and lavender are perfect for a fairytale-themed wedding, although the final color scheme is open to your personal taste and imagination.
For a touch of magic, Christine suggests using wedding invitation wording instead of images to convey your fairytale theme. For example, use a romantic wedding quote, such as this one from Disney’s animated film “Cinderella:” “My heart has wings and I can fly. I’ll touch every star in the sky. So this is the miracle I’ve been dreaming of.”
Another way to bring a romantic and magical feeling to your invitations is to take a custom photo shoot.
“A photograph of the couple on the wedding invitation is a great touch for a fairytale wedding theme,” says Christine.
Finally, she reminds couples that paper matters when designing invitations.
“I love multi-layer invitations with a variety of pearl textured papers,” says Christine. She suggests completing the stationery suite with envelope liners and selecting a matching stamp.
The following Shutterfly wedding invitations are five of our favorite fairytale-themed stationery selections you can easily personalize for your dreamy big day.
Under The Lights
Twinkle lights are both magical and romantic, making this invitation a perfect fit for your fairytale wedding. Designed by Petite Lemon, Under The Lights is a lovely contemporary wedding invitation that allows you to reveal your unique wedding theme along with the magical details of your big day. Go with princess pink or soft green to match your color palette, and choose either signature card or pearl shimmer (our pick!) paper.
Under The Lights wedding invitation with your wedding day details.
Antique Frame is a formal and sophisticated wedding invitation featuring a beautiful gold border that looks like a page out of a classic storybook. With cursive script and a beautiful design, this stationery is a flexible template that’s open to your own initials, wedding details, and color palette along with your choice of signature or pearl shimmer stock. Designed by Petite Lemon, Antique Frame is ideal for traditional and elegant fairytale-themed weddings.
See the Antique Frame wedding invitation come to life with the colors and details of your big day.
Lovely Ombre is a modern stationery template that allows you to use your own photograph as the custom background and border of the invitation. Your magical details are then printed in the middle within a translucent yellow and purple block with the words “I Do.”
Invite friends and family to your fairytale wedding with the Petite Lemon designed Lovely Ombre wedding invitation.
The Splendid Statement wedding invitation looks like a magical starry night with romance on the menu. Use this lovely stationery designed by Clover to hint at a fairytale or storybook theme and a cocktail or casual celebration.
Customize the Splendid Statement wedding invitation with enchanted information about your big day.
Your unique “Snow White,” “Frozen,” or winter wonderland wedding theme can come to life with the Exquisite Lace wedding stationery. Designed by Petite Lemon, this modern and classy invitation features a lovely background of lace print in soft blue and pastel green or pink and purple hues.
Purchase the Exquisite Lace wedding invitation for your Disney-inspired wedding theme.
Design your dream fairytale wedding invitation with Shutterfly. Whether you’re imagining a classic Cinderella wedding or a celebration filled with your favorite storybook images, it’s simple to create memorable and magical wedding stationery that reflects your wedding theme and unique love story.
Our designer stationery is customizable, so you can personalize each design with your information, color palette, and choose the paper and trim that best suits your theme and the formality of your event.
Complete your wedding invitations with the right wording — language that conveys the important details of your day while keeping in mind the formality of your party. We have all types of wedding invitation wording examples you can see and use to complete your fairytale wedding invitations.