What Are The Celestial Wedding Ideas That Are Out Of This World?

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If you checked to make sure your partner's star sign was compatible with yours when you first met and swear your love is written in the stars, you should consider injecting your wedding with some mystical, celestial vibes. Think of a dark and moody colour palette, glittering, starlike lighting, and designs that feature your and your partner's zodiac signs.

You can adorn your tables in the hues of a hazy summer night with indigo blue linens or hang string lights from your venue's ceiling to mimic the constellations. From Milky Way patterns to moonlit dance floors, these 31 celestial wedding ideas have us simply starry-eyed. After all, there's hardly anything more romantic than a starry night sky, so where better to take inspiration for your wedding details?

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The celestial wedding theme—a decor aesthetic inspired by astronomy, stars, and the sky—has become a mainstay for couples envisioning a boho-meets-romantic vibe for their special day.

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Think of a dark and moody colour palette, glittering, starlike lighting, and designs that feature your and your partner's zodiac signs. For example, you can adorn your tables in the hues of a hazy summer night with indigo blue linens or hang string lights from your venue's ceiling to mimic the constellations.

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Spell It Out In Stars

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You wrote your love in the stars—so why not feature them on your invitations? Pro tip: Incorporate your zodiac signs and birth charts for a more personalized set. Create a wow-worthy ceremony (or reception) setting by decorating the space with gold stars suspended from the ceiling. Use stars in varying sizes and string them up with a fishing line for the most realistic effect—it's even more magical when you add candles.

Create A Lunar Invitation Suite

This invitation suite features a mystical lunar motif. We especially love the speckled galaxy design going on here. If you have the budget, you can also include a small crystal per invite—a token your guests will surely appreciate! While there's always the option of sending out invitations decorated with stars and glitter, we prefer a more subtle take on the celestial wedding theme when it comes to your stationery. These navy blue invitations are the perfect example of how to pull off a galactic-inspired theme in a unique way with details like constellation sketches, whimsical calligraphy, and watercolour paper.  

Keep Your Engagement Shoot On Theme

We're obsessed with this edgy leather jacket decorated with a celestial setting and romantic lyrics. Wear it for your engagement shoot for a heavenly theme throughout!

Rock It In Fashion

The celestial wedding theme fits these two grooms to a T—especially since one is an astronomer at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory! The observatory doubled as the wedding venue, where the newlyweds rocked these suit jackets that featured a hidden galaxy-print lining.

A celestial wedding theme is all about incorporating whimsical details, and that goes for your wedding day attire, too! Rock a wedding dress covered in starburst-shaped beading or sequins (like the "Orion" dress by Willowby, shown above) to make a statement true.  

Achieve an angelic, out-of-this-world glow by keeping your wedding day makeup light and airy. First, focus on using products that aren't overly matte, then amp up the shimmer with a highlighter on your cheekbones, metallic eyeshadow or eyeliner, and high-shine lip gloss.

Choose A Dress With Star Details

This bride's wedding dress is star-studded with beaded embroidery. Her quartz tiara is another gorgeous, magical touch!

Scatter Your Veil With Stars

We're over the moon for this bride's flowing cape that features a scattering of stars. (Peep the celestial hair accessories too!)

Mind Your Toes

All accessories, including your shoes, can get in on the celestial action! These embroidered shoes were made for dancing under the stars.

Deck Your Bridesmaids In Blue

Dress your bridesmaids in hues of blue. Your maid of honour can even stand out in a glittery gown that alludes to the starry night sky! These blue and green bridesmaid dresses are like a breath of fresh air for your wedding party, especially with the mix-and-match styles. Recreate the look by choosing two or three colours and giving your 'maids the freedom to pick a dress that makes them feel most comfortable. 

Make Your Ceremony Backdrop Out Of This World

With swirling blue and gold hues, this galaxy-inspired ceremony backdrop is positively dreamy.

Install Something Artsy

Exchange vows in front of an artsy installation (like this one!) featuring starry specks of gold and major planetary vibes.

Make The Moon Part Of Your Backdrop

A breathtaking moon installation makes for a whimsical statement backdrop. Just think of all the Instagram photos your guests could take after the ceremony!

Make Your Guest Book Star-Crossed

Instead of a traditional guest book, this couple set up a canvas painted with the constellations for guests to sign.

Get The Guests Involved

As a unique wedding reception activity, hire a tarot card reader to give guests glimpses into their future. Start this up during cocktail hour while guests wait for dinner to be served.

Make It Trendy

You can conquer two wedding trends in one with this neon sign that bears a romantic celestial saying.

Take Inspo From Game Of Thrones

Are you or your partner Game of Thrones fans? Then you'll love this starry saying!

Hang Stars From The Ceiling

The star pendant lights hanging from the ceiling of this outdoor tent are the perfect celestial touch.

Decorate Your Chairs

These galaxy-inspired (and Game of Thrones-inspired!) chair decorations are über romantic and so dreamy.

Feature Crescent Moons

These reflective crescent moons are calligraphed with the guests' table assignments.

Name Tables After Constellations

The tables at this reception were named after constellations. You can also name them after planets and zodiac signs!

Add Magic To Table Numbers

These star-filled table numbers are simply magical!

Constellation Wedding Guest Book

Forget the traditional guest book—this creative constellation guest book is so much cooler (and on-theme). Use well-known constellations, or personalize the poster with your zodiac signs like the Big Dipper and Little Dipper. Then, after the wedding, you can frame it and hang it in your home.  

Incorporate Celestial Charms

These crescent moon charms are a more subtle nod to the galaxy theme.

Litter Your Tables With Stars

Star decor for the reception

With dark linens and the unique decor of these mirrored star pendants, this table setting has us starry-eyed.

Say It In Song

This table set features the romantic lyrics to Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars."

Use Celestial Chargers

Galaxy-themed chargers as part of table setting

You can dine on the whole of the galaxy with these smart chargers that bear the constellations.

Add Mystical Touches

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Geode accents (check out that quartz placemat!) add a magical touch to a celestial-themed wedding.

Match Your Linens With The Skies

Constellation-inspired table setting

Table linens in various shades of blue and purple allude to the starry night sky, as do the embroidered designs at each place setting.

Make Your Cake Out Of This World

Constellation-themed wedding cake

This wedding cake mimics a romantic night sky thanks to the moody dark hue and constellation-like frosting.

When In Doubt: Use Cake Toppers

Wedding cake with a crescent moon topper

This moon-shaped cake topper, crafted from metallic wire and clear quartz, is a delicious finishing touch to a celestial wedding.

Serve Heavenly Treats

A constellation-themed dessert

As an alternative to a wedding cake, serve up on-theme treats like these, featuring a blue-hued wash of watercolour-painted constellations.

Mimic Stars With String Lights

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You transformed the space into an enchanting nighttime scene with seemingly thousands of string lights adorning this clear wedding tent.

Use Sparklers To Light Up The Night

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Light up the night sky with a slew of sparklers! They're almost as good as stars and make for stunning exit photos.

"To The Stars" Sign

Celestial wedding decor can be as lavish or as subtle as you prefer. If you're committed to nailing the aesthetic, though, we recommend a statement sign inspired by the theme—and this "To The Stars" rendition is a great fit. A statement backdrop is a worthy investment for several reasons: It will look great in your wedding photos, but it'll also appear behind you during some of the most important moments during the day, like your vow exchange, the first dance or your cake-cutting ceremony.

Gold Flecked Table Runner

If you have a sweetheart table at the wedding reception, look for impactful decorations that enhance a celestial wedding theme. We love how this couple draped a deep indigo gold-flecked tulle runner over their special seat, complete with clusters of stars and candles around the bottom.

Constellation Seating Chart

All eyes will land on your seating chart during the wedding, so use this opportunity to extend the aesthetic. This thematic seating chart directs guests to sit at tables labelled as different constellations found in the night sky. And with a dark blue, silver and gold colour palette, it sets the tone for the starry soirée.

Celestial Wedding Invitation Suite

Fact: Your invitations are the best way to introduce your theme to guests. From the moment your save-the-dates land in mailboxes, your stationery choices will hint at what's to come on the wedding day, so we recommend choosing a design that compliments your vision. We love these celestial wedding invitations, which boast watercolour cloud paintings, constellation drawings, and a rich blue and metallic colour palette.

Moon Wedding Cake Topper

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You can certainly go all out with a celestial wedding cake, but for something a little more low-key, try decorating a simple confection with a metallic moon cake topper. This simple-yet-impactful detail will tie your theme together effortlessly.

Celestial-Themed Wedding Dress

You'll be the star of the show in a statement celestial wedding dress like this, which features subtle star patches embroidered on the sheer bustier bodice. Perfect for wearers that want to stand out, a bold design like this will surely bring all eyes to you.

Crescent Moon Backdrop

The moon is a key design element for a celestial wedding theme, which is why this crescent-shaped ceremony backdrop is incredibly apropos. Arrange it behind your altar for a breathtaking ceremony setup.

Constellation Menus

Constellation motifs printed on various paper goods are a minimalistic approach to celestial-themed wedding decorations. We love how small star patterns appear on this menu, placed on every table setting. Consider adding constellation prints to your place cards, escort cards, signage, and even your wedding guest book to take it a step further.

3d Cloud Decor

This unique celestial wedding decor idea leaves us starry-eyed. For a bold visual impact, place voluminous cloud puffs throughout your venue to make guests feel like they've been transported to the sky.

Velvet Blue Suit

Shades of blue are a colour palette must-have for your astrology-themed wedding. And, if you won't be wearing a wedding dress, consider a luxe velvet midnight blue suit to give your outfit a thematic finish.

Crystal Centerpieces

The way you arrange your wedding reception tablescapes will leave a lasting impression on guests, and we love the rich texture and dimension these crystals bring to the table. Plus, polished geodes are an easy way to add something special to your place settings in shades that correspond to your core wedding colours.

Suspended Gold Stars

Invite your guests to go "stargazing" inside your wedding venue by suspending large statement stars from the ceiling. We feel a decorative accent like this will focus on so many Instagram stories throughout the evening.

Zodiac Table Numbers

This celestial wedding decoration is an absolute must if you're an encyclopedia of zodiac sign meanings. Instead of categorizing tables by numbers, give them different zodiac signs instead. And, for an added touch of personalization, consider leaving small cards of different facts about each zodiac sign on the table for guests to read. (They might even want to take it home as a wedding favour.)

Starry Accessories

Bring a pretty pop of sparkle to your zodiac wedding day attire with a few starry accessories, like hair clips or statement earrings.

Blue Bouquet

Work with your florist to build a celestial wedding bouquet featuring in-season blooms. We recommend using flowers in deep shades of blue, indigo and purple.

Sky Blue Suit

If a dark blue suit or tux isn't your thing, try switching it up with a pastel shade instead. This bright colour will complement your S.O.'s outfit to create a unique celestial look.

Constellation Vow Books

While a vow book isn't necessary for your wedding ceremony, it adds a sentimental touch. Matching vow books with constellation prints is a super simple way to honour the theme if you're looking for unique celestial wedding theme ideas.

Starry Welcome Sign

Thanks to its deep blue background, this pretty welcome sign looks like the night sky, accented with bright white calligraphy. It can even be a great DIY project if you have a friend or family member who's artistically gifted.

Illuminated Disco Balls

Create all the starry night wedding vibes with an ethereal decorative hack: Replace the lighting with illuminated hanging bulbs and disco balls instead of hanging traditional string lights. The final result will cast an amazing glow of twinkling lights over you and your guests as you celebrate.

Night Sky Serving Plates

Dessert will taste so much better when presented on eye-catching galaxy serving plates like these. Rentals can act like decor since they'll be sitting in plain sight on your tables, so look for colours and patterns that evoke the overall vibes of your theme.

Constellation Table Numbers

For a literal take on the celestial wedding theme, opt for table numbers represented by patterns visible in the galaxy. By the end of the night, your loved ones will be able to point out all the constellations in the night sky.

Galaxy Wedding Cake

Of all the sweet treats in a milky way, this one is fit for a celestial wedding theme. So go all out with a multi-tier celestial wedding cake, complete with astrological accents like a moon, star flecks and a swirled colour palette reminiscent of the deep depths of space.

Conclusion

So, if you're looking for celestial wedding ideas that are truly out of this world, look no further! We've gathered some of the most amazing and awe-inspiring concepts to help get your creative juices flowing. And remember, if you want to bring any of these ideas to life, be sure to contact us for assistance. With our expertise in event planning and execution, we can help make your dream wedding a reality. Thanks for reading!

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