How Would I Decorate for an Egyptian-Themed Wedding?

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How Would I Decorate for an Egyptian-Themed Wedding?
An Egyptian-themed wedding is one guests will remember. (Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Do you and your partner have a love for all things related to ancient Egypt? An Egyptian-themed wedding is a fun way of demonstrating your love for Egypt, while ensuring that yours is a wedding your guests will remember for years to come. You can purchase decorations for your theme wedding, or hand-craft them to create the perfect decor for your special day.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Egyptian-themed statuettes
  • Palm trees
  • Lotus flowers
  • Small glass bowls
  • Clear marbles
  • A book on hieroglyphs
  • Name placards
  • Craft pens

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select flowers that have a distinct Egyptian theme to them. The Lotus flower is perhaps the best known Egyptian flower; it might not make the best option for a wedding bouquet. If you are going for simplicity and elegance, consider holding a single lotus blossom. An alternative to the lotus blossom would be a bouquet of papyrus flowers, which are soft purple and pink blooms that could bring a subtle touch of colour to your special day. Bridesmaids could carry similar, but smaller, bouquets, while the groom and his attendants could wear a papyrus flower attached to their clothing.

    How Would I Decorate for an Egyptian-Themed Wedding?
    A single lotus flower can make the perfect bridal bouquet. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Create table centrepieces for your wedding reception that truly let your love of all things Egyptian shine through. Start by placing the clear marbles into small bowls and filling the bowls up with water. Place a single lotus blossom into each bowl. Set the bowls onto the tables, and place one of the small Egyptian god themed statuettes on either side of the bowl. Statuettes of Ra, Horus or Anubis are good options.

    How Would I Decorate for an Egyptian-Themed Wedding?
    A small statuette of Horus is a great addition to a centrepiece. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Let your creativity loose when it comes to creating the reception place settings. In lieu of ordinary name placards, design the name placards for your wedding using hieroglyphs. Use a book on hieroglyphs to create name cards with your guests names on them. Be sure that you also write the names on the cards in English so guests can find their seats.

  4. 4

    Consult with a baker who has a solid reputation for designing unique wedding cakes. A wedding cake that resembles one of the Great Pyramids or the Sphinx could be an ideal option for your Egyptian-themed wedding. Select Egyptian elements that are also a reflection of who you are as a couple; for example, the Egyptian gods that you most identify with could make the perfect cake-toppers.

  5. 5

    Provide your guests and wedding party with Egyptian themed gifts. The small Egyptian themed statuettes could be engraved on the bottom with the date of your special event, or you could offer Egyptian-themed jewellery like bracelets or rings with an Egyptian Ankh on them.

    How Would I Decorate for an Egyptian-Themed Wedding?
    Egyptian-themed jewellery makes an ideal gift for the wedding party. (Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Tips and warnings

  • To further offer an Egyptian feel to your wedding, consider renting large palm trees that can be placed around the banquet hall.
  • The river Nile is a vital part of life in Egypt, so give thought to adding more elements of water to your wedding by way of ponds filled with lotus blossoms.
  • Gold dinner plates are a good option for your dinner settings.
  • Use the Egyptian Ankh as a part of your wedding decor; symbolising life, it is a good option for display at a wedding.

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