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50 Magical Harry Potter-Inspired Wedding Ideas

Harry Potter took the world by storm 20 years ago — and today, so many people who grew up on the series are tying the knot and infusing their love of Harry Potter into their weddings. Here, check out 50 of our favorite ways to indulge in your Harry Potter love on your wedding day.

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Hogwarts Express

    Hogwarts Express

    This couple grabbed their wands and scarves (from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, naturally) and posed for their engagement photos at GC Railroad Museum in Miami, FL, which represented the Hogwarts Express and its special train platform, Platform 9¾. 

  • Hogwarts Express

    Hogwarts Express

    "This train scene is where the magic in Harry Potter began, and it’s a symbol of the beginning of our journey as a married couple, along with being an ode to our favorite series," said the bride-to-be.

  • Book Props

    Book Props

    Here, the couple showed off each of their favorite books from the beloved series.

  • Flying Broomsticks

    Flying Broomsticks

    This couple also showed their love of Harry Potter in their engagement photos by "flying" on broomsticks.

  • Time Turner

    Time Turner

    The duo used a Time-Turner to travel back to the moment when they first met.

  • Book Props

    Book Props

    Books, wands, and a Platform 9¾ sign made the perfect photo props.

  • Quidditch

    Quidditch

    Carry your rings inside a Golden Snitch.

    Photo courtesy of CustomMade

  • Marauder

    Marauder's Map

    Design your wedding ceremony programs to resemble the Marauder's Map.

  • Book Bouquet

    Book Bouquet

    This crafty bride carried the pages of her favorite book down the aisle in a paper flower bouquet.

    Photo Credit: Sweetleaf Photography

  • Themed Attire

    Themed Attire

    Let your guests' get in on the fun! This cheerful guest resembled Mrs. Weasley as she handed out the ceremony programs.

  • Themed Attire

    Themed Attire

    A Gryffindor scarf is all you need to add a touch of Harry Potter to your wedding ceremony.

  • Magic Wands

    Magic Wands

    Let each of your guests make a stop at Ollivanders to pick up a wand before entering your ceremony. 

  • Magic Wands

    Magic Wands

    After you exchange your vows, have your guests lift their wands and cast a spell on you that promises a lifetime of happiness together.

  • Magic Wands

    Magic Wands

    Photograph your rings inside your favorite book. Bonus points for "The Unbreakable Vow" chapter.

    Photo Credit: Heroic Photography

  • Magic Wands

    Magic Wands

    Or add a Gryffindor scarf to the background of your ring photo.

    Photo Credit: Heroic Photography

  • Hogwarts

    Hogwarts

    Name your wedding locations after the book's popular places, and point the way with chalkboard signs.

  • Quidditch

    Quidditch

    Liven up your cocktail hour with a rousing game of Quidditch.

  • Quidditch

    Quidditch

    Photo courtesy of CustomMade

  • Hogwarts Express

    Hogwarts Express

    Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express to travel from your ceremony to your reception!

  • Hogwarts Express

    Hogwarts Express

  • Godric

    Godric's Hallow

    Seek out a photo location that reminds you of the series; this charming house makes us think of Godric's Hallow.

  • Owls

    Owls

    Owls play a huge role in Harry Potter; whether you choose to have an owl deliver your rings or you just incorporate a few owl props, don't forget to pay tribute to Hedwig's memory. 

  • Honeydukes

    Honeydukes' Treats

    No Harry Potter wedding is complete without a dessert buffet dedicated to treats from Honeydukes, the legendary wizarding world sweets shop.

  • Honeydukes

    Honeydukes' Treats

    Try your luck with Bernie Bott's Every Flavour Beans — and cross your fingers you don't end up with booger or rotten egg. 

  • Honeydukes

    Honeydukes' Treats

    These sherbet balls are rumored to have the power to make you levitate a few inches off the ground. 

  • Honeydukes

    Honeydukes' Treats

    Salt water taffy enchanted with the Tongue-Tying Curse will render the recipient unable to speak about a particular subject. 

  • Honeydukes

    Honeydukes' Treats

    Set a chocolate frog — complete with a famous witch or wizard collectible card — at each place setting.

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Magic Wands

    Magic Wands

    Chocolate-covered pretzels make the most delicious magic wands you'll ever find.

  • Magic Potions

    Magic Potions

    Give each guest a favor of liquid luck — and take a sip yourself before you walk down the aisle!

  • Magic Potions

    Magic Potions

    Love (or infatuation, really) will be in the air at your wedding with this most potent love potion.

  • Butterbeer

    Butterbeer

    Delight your guests with this butterscotch-flavored beverage.

  • The Sorting Hat

    The Sorting Hat

    Where should your guests sit? Leave it up to the Sorting Hat to determine whether your mom belongs in Slytherin or whether she's truly a Gryffindor at heart.

  • Magic Wands

    Magic Wands

  • Hogwarts

    Hogwarts

    Re-create the look and feel of Hogwarts' Great Hall by seating your guests at four long tables — one for each house.

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Table Signs

    Table Signs

    Help out your less Harry Potter-savvy guests by explaining each house's characteristics on your tables.

  • Table Signs

    Table Signs

  • Table Signs

    Table Signs

  • Table Signs

    Table Signs

  • Table Signs

    Table Signs

    Or just seat the non-believers at the muggles table!

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    Adorn your tables with each house's colors — blue and bronze for Ravenclaw...

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    ...yellow and black for Hufflepuff...

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    ...scarlet and gold for Gryffindor...

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    ...and green and silver for Slytherin.

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Magic Wands

    Magic Wands

    Instead of asking guests to raise their glasses at the end of the best man or maid of honor's speech, ask them to raise their wands to bless the couple.

  • Table Décor

    Table Décor

    Adorn your head table with some of your favorite paraphernalia from the series, like the Sorting Hat, a broomstick, and an owl.

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    For your wedding cake, theme each of the cake's tiers after one of Hogwarts' four houses.

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Cakes

    Cakes

    Create a groom's cake that resembles a stack of the series' books.

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Magic Wands

    Magic Wands

    Posing with a pair of magic wands is a must.

    Photo Credit: SO Photography

  • Book Props

    Book Props

    Hand each of your bridesmaids one of the series' books for a fun photo op.

    Photo Credit: Heroic Photography

  • Photo Ideas

    Photo Ideas

    The bride and groom are ready to tackle Lord Voldemort — or just the trials and tribulations of marriage — in this epic wedding photo.

50 Magical Harry Potter-Inspired Wedding Ideas

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