Catch a Falling Star Theme Wedding
Capture the essence of a celestial marriage celebration with this falling star theme wedding idea.
Since a celestial wedding theme signifies the night sky, use color accents in midnight blue, black and gold.
Twinkling Star-Light Invitations
Look for designs that signify a star wedding theme. If you'd like to make your own, select midnight blue or black paper and print your wording in gold lettering. If the gold lettering on black is too dark for you, print your wording in black onto a beige or light gold background paper that's been cut to fit inside the black cardstock (leave a 1/4" border of black around the edges.)
Add gold stars down one side and across the tops of the invitations. You could also buy star-shaped stencils and gold glitter acrylic paints and stencil the designs on the invitations.
Starry Night Wedding Decorations
- Use glittering tulle or star-imprinted gossamer on walls and tables.
- Round up some dead bare tree-branches and paint them either black, midnight blue or gold. Secure them in pots filled with sand and string small white lights on the branches.
- String lights from the corners of the room to the center of the ceiling. Hang a large moon from the center. (To make the moon, cut out the moon shape from cardboard and cover in gold foil paper) or use a gold-mirrored disco ball.
- Hang foil covered cardboard stars from ceiling. Make the stars different sizes and hang them at different heights. Or you may choose to use star shaped mylar balloons.
- Paint foam board black and cut into star shapes. Poke holes through the board large enough to insert twinkle lights through the holes. Create a "collage" of 5 to 7 stars in varying sizes to hang on the wall behind the head table.
Shoot For The Stars Table Decor
Think starry night when considering your table decorating options, such as blue and/or black tablecloths with gold accents. Use table place cards that are in the shape of stars and consider naming your tables after stars and comets instead of just using numbers.
- Cover tables in midnight blue or black tablecloths. Add a table topper in either gold lame or gold gossamer. Star table skirting is also available.
- Sprinkle gold star confetti on tables.
- Glue dark blue pillar candles to a round mirror. Add gold star decals to the candles. Tie a shimmering gold ribbon around all the candles.
- You could also use star-shaped candle holders and midnight blue or gold taper candles for centerpieces.
- Create a falling star theme wedding centerpiece using shooting star picks and baby's breath stuck in florist foam. Place in a terracotta pot that's been decorated to match the star theme.
Wishes Come True Wedding Favors
- Some easy favor ideas are star-shaped: keychains, cookie cutters tied together with ribbon, cookies, soaps, chocolates, etc.
- Give your guests star fairy wands with a tag that asks them to "wish upon the star".
- A fun item are the glow in the dark stars that you stick to ceilings and walls.
- Star-shaped floating candles make lovely favors.
- Consider using playing cards with celestial themes on the back as thank you gifts.
Star Theme Wedding Cake
- Go with a star-shaped layer cake or create a series of cakes in varying star sizes.
- Add a spray of shooting stars to any cake design.
- Have your wedding cake created in the shape of a half moon surrounded with miniature cakes in star shapes.
- When it's time to cut the cake, light sparklers that have been inserted to the top of the wedding cake.
Music Suggestions for a Star Theme Wedding
Since you'll be dancing amongst the stars, select songs that fit this theme and are suitable for a wedding, especially the first dance. Some ideas are:
- "Keeper of the Stars" by Tracy Byrd
- "When You Wish Upon a Star" from the Disney Movie Pinocchio
- "Stars Would Fall" by Monk & Neagle.
- Play favorite songs with the words "moon and/or stars" in the lyrics.
- If possible, set up a telescope and gaze at the stars in the night sky.
- Make up a trivia game based on the solar system. Use questions about the zodiac, astrology, the comet names, etc. Place them on the tables for guests to enjoy.