10 Tips to Throwing a Magnificent Moroccan Wedding

Moroccan wedding themes are the rage now, especially with celebrities joining the bandwagon. The eclectic mix of Moroccan colors and elements impart an exotic aura, which ensures the wedding is a class apart and remembered for years to come.

Moroccan Themed Wedding in Marrakech by Events Designer

Moroccan Themed Wedding in Marrakech by Events Designer

If you have chosen to draw inspiration from Moroccan themes, take a look at these tips and ideas:

  1. Moroccan wedding invites feature diverse designs with geometric shapes playing an integral role. The entire look is very avant garde, while the color scheme is rich and vibrant to make a lasting impression.

    Ideas for a Moroccan Wedding Themed Invites

    Ideas for a Moroccan Wedding Themed Invites

  2. Search for a venue that features this type of décor, or look for a traditional Moroccan place. You could also plan it out by yourself – get Moroccan carpets, lanterns and /or lamps, candle holders, blankets, throw pillows, and much more. You should definitely get an eye-catching centerpiece with bold colors and elaborate detailing.
    Moroccan Themed Wedding by Rahal

    Moroccan Themed Wedding by Rahal

    Moroccan Inspired Wedding by Rahal Group

    Moroccan Inspired Wedding by Rahal Group

  3. Wedding gowns in Morocco are extraordinary – they are woven with multiple colors or a single base color that is dark, with stunning gold or silver threadwork. You can select different kinds of embroidery and accessorize with a stylish brooch. Caftans are also in huge demand as they are not like a typical wedding gown, while being highly sophisticated.
    Moroccan Pink Caftan with gold threadwork worn by moroccan singer Dounia Batma

    Moroccan Pink Caftan with gold threadwork worn by moroccan singer Dounia Batma

    Moroccan Wedding Gown

    Moroccan Wedding Gown

  4. Do you prefer sleek and light jewelry? Wear a slim Moroccan belt, fashionable danglers, and top it off with a hair ornament. On the other hand if you are inclined towards more embellishments, sport a gorgeous necklace, lustrous earrings, and an intricately designed crown – all in Moroccan style.
    Beautiful Moroccan Bride wearing Traditional Jewelry

    Beautiful Moroccan Bride wearing Traditional Jewelry

    moroccan Bride's Wedding Dance in Ammaria

    Moroccan Bride’s Wedding Dance in Ammaria

  5. Such occasions require the services of a professional for providing clothing and accessories for the bridesmaids, parents, groomsmen, etc. Look up the number of a traditional Moroccan wedding stylist beforehand, who is referred to as Neggafa.

    Moroccan Bride with Traditional Moroccan Jewelry

    Moroccan Bride with Traditional Moroccan Jewelry

  6. Don’t forget to stick to authentic wedding customs. There is a beberiska ceremony for the bride and her friends, where their hands (the bride’s feet too) are painted with henna. It is meant to drive away evil spirits and bring good fortune.

    Moroccan Bride's Hand embellished with henna

    Moroccan Bride’s Hand embellished with henna

  7. There are numerous DJs who specialize in Moroccan music or you can ask a friend to whip up a playlist that contains the latest songs from Morocco. Make sure the numbers are preppy and upbeat so guests can’t resist dancing.
Moroccan Wedding Guests Dancing to Moroccan Music

Moroccan Wedding Guests Dancing to Moroccan Music

8. How can a wedding be complete without mouth-watering food? Chicken or lamb tagine, Pastilla, zesty prawn, Mechoui or roasted Lamb, moroccan pastries, mint tea – look up some popular recipes to include in the menu.

Menu Moroccan Wedding Ideas

Menu Moroccan Wedding Ideas

Moroccan wedding food presentation ideas. Photo by Rahal Catering

Moroccan wedding food presentation ideas. Photo by Rahal Catering

Mechoui Moroccan Wedding Recipes

Mechoui Moroccan Wedding Recipes

9. Moroccan wedding cakes steer away from stereotypes – you can choose a temple like structure with geometric shapes and elements, a round dome-like type, or the traditional three-tier cake with Moroccan patterns on top.

Moroccan Inspired Wedding Cake by Rahal Catering, Morocco

Moroccan Inspired Wedding Cake by Rahal Catering, Morocco

10. Thank the guests for attending by gifting wedding favors like soaps, perfumes, scented candles, dragées, and so on.

Moroccan Wedding Favors Ideas

Moroccan Wedding Favors Ideas

Have a great wedding – wishing you all the best for the journey ahead!

 

 

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