Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of asking my bridesmaids to be in my wedding. Knowing that Cole and I wanted to have an equal amount of bridesmaids and groomsmen made the decision extremely tough, because I love and value all of my friendships so much. When I came up with the 13 girls I wanted to stand beside me as I become Mrs. Green, it didn’t take me too long to figure out another 13 ladies I have always adored. There also happens to be 13 official Disney princesses (I promise this had nothing to do with choosing my girls). It was the perfect connection to start planning my Disney princess-themed bridal brunch where I would officially ask each of them. Read on to see photos from the magical day and learn more about the Disney little details I added to the brunch.
I hosted the party at my parent’s home. When 12 of the 13 girls RSVP’d, we knew we’d need a space big enough to fit everyone, so we decided on the game room upstairs. Our game room normally has an old hollywood movie theatre theme, so I went straight to work on transforming the room.
The brown walls weren’t ideal for a princess party, but I added turquoise curtains to give a little bit of color. I used gold and turquoise paper fluffy decorations, but fluffed them all on one side so I could hang them on the wall. I used framed Disney lithographs (stills from the movies) from some of my favorite movies to hang on the walls also, and a chalk board sign reading “Fairytale Hall” (an actual place in Disney World where you can meet and have your photos taken with the princesses).
We had to set the mood, so I had one of my favorite Disney movies playing on our flat screen TV, The Little Mermaid, while Disney music from Disney Pandora played from the speakers. My parent’s game room has a built-in shelf, so rather than re-decorate the entire thing to match my Disney theme, I used the sign that Cole used at our engagement to cover part of it, and to add to the fairytale theme of the room.
I used white linens and accented with gold chargers and gold mercury glass votives for the table settings. I was a member of a Disney card collecting club for a year (don’t even ask…), so I’ve compiled quite the collections of cards featuring artwork and stills from the classic animated movies. When framed with gold and white, they were the perfect accents to add to the table!
I found these adorable shot glasses featuring each of the Disney princesses’ silhouettes on Etsy. To match, I made these sparkly monogram champagne glasses for each girl so we could drink mimosas in style.
I found these darling, personalized notecards on Zazzle and bought one for each of my bridesmaids so I could hand write them a note (my fingers got some serious exercise after I completed all 13 – it probably won’t come at a surprise to know that I tend to be a bit wordy).
Rather than giving each girl a random Disney princess, I carefully selected a princess for each of my bridesmaids, placing a notecard with a personal explanation of their princess and a photo beneath their gold charger. I had each of the girls go around and read their descriptions as an ice breaker to start the party.
I also gifted each of my bridesmaids with a luggage tag featuring a princess castle. There’s been talk of doing my bachelorette party at Disney World (which I would obviously love), but it hasn’t officially been decided.
Other favors included a carriage with a ring pop since I was popping the question, and a fun party horn to add a NYE touch to the party.
I absolutely love flowers, but they can get quite expensive. To add height and color to the tables, I picked up a few bouquets of fun colored blooms from Trader Joes (they have unbeatable prices on flowers) and put them into blue glass vases I found at Hobby Lobby.
One of my favorite games we played was Bridesmaids Bingo, where I created cards that had squares that represented each of them. Some were only related to one of my bridesmaids, while others were related to two or more. I had them each fill out the card with a bridesmaids initial by every square and the two who got the most right received a prize.
Disney trinkets like this Chip mug and Cinderella mug also helped add to the Disney theme.
My bar cart from Target came in handy for the princess bridesmaid party.
I am thankful beyond words for each and every one of these girls and had such a blast planning this party for them. They were so sweet to allow me to indulge in my Disney games and formally ask them to be my princess. It will truly be an honor to have each of them stand beside us as Cole and I take our vows.