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Carnival Inspired Wedding Reception


Looking for a fun alternative to the classic white wedding? Why not try a carnival inspired affair! Creative, fun and full of candy stripes, a carnival themed wedding reception adds a vintage touch that will leave a lasting impression. From silly photo booth props to candied apples, a carnival themed wedding will guarantee  you actually have fun on your big day. So forgo the typical reception and opt for these five carnival accent ideas!

1. Invitations

Wedding invitations are the perfect way to set the tone of your wedding. Get your guests excited for your big day with a carnival inspired invitation. Select an invitation that incorporates all the important elements, such as candy stripes, elephant graphics, and carnival phrases!

2. Photo Booth with Themed Props

There is something about a photo booth that is just plain fun. Stepping inside the little black box, we instantly revert to our silliest selves. Adding carnival themed props, such as comically large mustaches, are the perfect way to get even the biggest stick-in-the-mud in the party mood. Check out ShutterBooth to learn more about how to capture the fun at your wedding reception!

3. Fun and Games

A carnival inspired wedding is all about having fun. Incorporating game favorites such as ring toss in which the aim is to throw rings onto vintage soda pop bottles or the baseball toss in which the goal is to knockdown as many milk bottles as possible adds a bit of vintage fun. Carnival games truly will make your guests feel like a kid again!

4. Ticket Escort Cards

Unique and creative escort cards add extra pop to any wedding reception. For a carnival themed affair, try mock carnival ticket escort cards. This play on the carnival ticket is a simple and vintage accent piece! We found these {no. 3} on Etsy.

5. Carnival Treats

Make your guests feel like a big kid in a candy store, with carnival inspired sweets. From candied apples and funnel cake, to a candy station, classic carnival treats are the perfect way splash of good old-fashioned fun!

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Rachel writes: 03/25/12 at 8:55 pm

Great post Charlotte!!! I’m loving Blu

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