Not so far, far away from the classic fairy tale is the Mickey Mouse wedding. After all, Minnie and Mickey have set the standard for long-lived romance: they’ve been together since 1928, and never lost their spark. Happily, it’s not difficult to pull together a fairytale wedding that pulls out all the stops (and pulls the heartstrings), is get-them-buzzing elegant, and gives Mickey and his number one gal pride of place in ways both theatrical and super-subtle.
This wedding calls for a big entrance. So roll up to your reception in a snow-white horse and carriage. Or, sweep down a grand curving staircase graced with a red carpet. Then, add a few fairy godmother-like touches with fantasy decor like draped ceilings (this utterly transforms a room), and elegant topiaries or potted trees with twinkle lights. A sparkling ice sculpture in the shape of a castle, swan or giant diamond ring amps up the ambiance even more.
Finally, ask your waitstaff if they can pass silver-trayed hors d’oeuvres in bow ties and white gloves, and you’ve got the full fairytale setting.
Of course, Mickey & Minnie deserve special showing on or near a sumptuous, rose-studded cake. Your gorgeous engagement photo’s perfect in a romantic keepsake frame. And elegant Mickey charms make great adornments for personalized champagne flutes, cake serving sets, or a beautiful satin bouquet wrap.
But the Mouse is equally at home in more personal spots only you, your girls (or intended) know about.
For example, an embroidered “hidden Mickey” makes a wedding gown even more uniquely yours, not to mention a very special engraving inside your wedding bands. Add rhinestone Mickeys to the soles of your shoes, and you’ve got an adorable detail for your photographer to capture and preserve.
Everyone loves a little something sweet. So, tuxedo chocolate-dipped strawberries make the perfect match for this well-dressed mouse. Or, ask a baker to whip up a batch of exquisitely decorated Mickey cookies tucked in cellophane bags, tied off with ribbon and a small paper rosebud.
Looking for sleek and chic? Wrap votives with elegant vellum printed with a Mickey head, and tie with a shiny black satin ribbon. Surround with red rose petals. Or fill a glossy black favor box with a handmade combination of black and white M&Ms and a few Disney mints.Gorgeous with a black and white reception!
The Mouse at Play
You’d pay a mint for a few minutes of Mickey’s time at a Disney wedding, but you can have him stay for the duration on your own stomping grounds. How? Order up an adult Mickey mascot costume — just like the ones at the park.
Tap a good friend or delighted nephew to manage his insides, and set up some unforgettable photo ops for your guests. Then pass him on to the next lucky bride when the party’s over (and recoup your investment — now that’s a fairytale ending!).
Want to depart with a bang? Arrange a romantic dove release — or for an evening wedding, dial up your own custom fireworks show — which can even be personalized with your wedding colors. No small-event fireworks companies available nearby? Not to worry — you can still get some fabulous snaps with wedding sparklers.
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