Making Dreams Come True: 10 Tips to Help You Plan Your Barbie Wedding!

Experience Barbie magic! Explore dreamy wedding & party ideas for attire, décor, and more. Put together a whimsical & Barbie-themed celebration with these tips!

Making Dreams Come True: 10 Tips to Help You Plan Your Barbie Wedding!

If neon pink’s your shade and you’ve been hearing the wedding bells, we have your perfectly-clad back. Below, we cover all the most important aspects of a Barbiecore wedding, from honest-to-Barbie castles as wedding venues to what to serve at a Barbie-themed party and wedding.

So, c’mon Barbie, let’s go get married!

1. Venue

Basically, any beautiful wedding/party venue would do as long as it has a garden setting or bright and colorful décor that matches the theme. Malibu villas, pristine pools with striped swim caps, and B&W dance floors all fit neatly.

A great place to check is Airbnb and Vrbo! Many large homes and castles can host weddings, and they are often cheaper than trying to book a castle that specializes in weddings. If you want to stay in the USA, you'll find a surprising number of those right here. You can also go the beach house route to get one that is bright pink.

Looking for a specific venue? Try these:


1. The Dairsie Historic Castle, Scotland

2. Borgian Castle, Tuscany

3. Luxury Hampton Villa, NY


1. The Scottsdale Dreamhouse, Arizona

2. Villa Fugata, Costa Rica

3. Pink Castle Bae-Cation, Minnesota

2. Attire


Drape Barbie vibes over your wedding party by dressing the bride in either a ball gown that has a princess silhouette or opt for a sequined and rhinestone-studded dress. Etsy is a great place to go for getting custom dresses on a budget, and also check overstock sides like EWedded to find a one-of-a-kind creation without splurging on couture.

More of a DIY-er? Checkout these for inspiration:

Or this one:

When it comes to bridesmaids, this is the chance to go full pink!

Here’s what we’re talking about:


Adults and kids can both dress up as their favorite characters from the Barbie universe for the party. Or, you can go twinsies with a mom-and-kid routine:

For adult Barbie-themed fun, how about these:

Or, simply, let the experts teach you:

3. Invitations

Do these two things for an elevated, mature Barbie version, whether it’s for invites, décor, or attire:

  • Don’t stick to one pink shade, but mix in various different hues
  • Balance all the pinkness with neutrals like black and white details

That said, onto the goodies:

Design Barbie-themed invitations to set the tone. They may feature illustrations and images from the franchise. You can check some from here:

You can also pick pink and white to match the brand’s color palette.

Check out this free template from Canva:

Another, more fun one for parties:

And this one for kiddies’ birthdays and such:

Or buy them off Etsy if you need the invites like yesterday!

Finally, don’t forget to use a Barbie-licious font, of course:

4. Decorations

Yes, the decorations should be vibrant and very Barbie, but remember our advice about balancing all the pink with pastel shades.

You can:

  • Utilize pink and white balloons throughout the venue. Balloon arches, maybe?
  • Bows, and ruffles are your friends!
  • Showcase Barbie dolls as table centerpieces
  • Use Barbie-inspired floral arrangements
  • Include Barbie-themed signage—like these neon pink table numbers available on Etsy

5. Transport

Ideally, Barbies—brides and party girls—should show up in  a pink limousine. Not only will it be a hit with your guests, you’ll also be at ease if you opt for a princess ball gown! But if you have a whole posse to transport, do what the stars do when headed to the Met Gala, i.e., take a bus!

6. Cake

  • Go for Barbie-inspired cake designs—multi-tiered & pink (think berry-flavored or red velevt)
  • Decorate the top with the doll’s fashion accessories made out of fondant.
  • Or, get a  cake topper from Etsy
  • Your cake topper can also be the doll itself!

Some examples:

7. Favors

Whether they’re party favors or wedding, they’ll need to be on-brand. Here are some items you can add to yours:

  • Mini Barbies
  • Personalized keychains
  • Themed chocolates
  • Pink lip gloss/tint/lipstick
  • Barbie-inspired colored nail paint, such as pastel pinks and vibrant blues
  • Barbie-inspired headbands, hair clips, or hair ties
  • Pink heart-shaped sunglasses
  • Other fashion accessories, like bracelets
  • Pink candies
  • Tote bags with Barbie illustrations
  • Barbie-inspired stationery
  • Mugs and water bottles
  • Photo frames
  • Puzzle or coloring books with the same theme
  • Barbie-themed masks guests can rock at your party!

You can also throw in this easy-to-make party favor:

Pack up everything in this DIY Barbie box, and you’re good to go!

8. Photos

What & how to do #barbiecore

  • Have a photographer walk around and take candids
  • Plan poses for your wedding photos that match the theme like:

1. Gazing into the distance—classic Barbie pose

2. Barbie heels—the one thing the Barbie movie trailer simply nailed

3. Being in the moment

  • Or strike classic wedding poses like the ones we suggest here.
  • Arrange for a photo booth for staged shots
  • Or make a selfie frame your guests can use

When setting up a selfie/photo station and provide the following so your guests can play dress up before they take photos:

  • Oversized (heart-shaped) sunglasses
  • Feather boas
  • Barbie-inspired sashes
  • Charm bracelets
  • Pink hair accessories
  • Jewel stickers
  • Pink makeup

Where to do #barbiecore

Sometimes, you can pull out all the stops for Barbie-themed wedding photos and they still don’t come out exactly the way you want them to! You know our thoughts on post-editing, why not put it to use?

Barbie up pictures when you:

  • Apply pink filters (vintage or modern-looking)
  • Make everything but you in the photo pink
  • Use this app to give yourself Barbie hair

And you know what makes grabbing photos to share or edit oh-so-much easier? DropEvent! Keep snapping and live-and-bulk uploading on your gallery as you go. P.S. you can share your favorite images right from the gallery with the help of a QR code. Find our easy to use guide here.

8. Drinks

1. Signature Drinks

  • Create signature cocktails with Barbie-inspired names and colors. This blog has various suggestions, like the Just Ken, Dance the Night, and The Pink Pamplemousse!
  • Offer drinks like "Malibu Barbie" or "Pink Dream Martini." 🍸
  • Incorporate pink and pastel-colored beverages and dishes into the menu:

2. Beverages

  • Grapefruit juice
  • Strawberry juice
  • Watermelon juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Blackberry juice
  • Grape juice
  • Grenadine (for color)
  • Pink liquors (Rosé, grapefruit or rose  )
  • Tropical drinks like pineapple or rumchata

Need more ideas? Just look up #barbiecocktail on IG!

9. Dishes

Think pink. Think Barbiecore. Think:

  • Fruit skewers with fruits like pink grapefruits, lady apples, blood oranges, prickly pears, watermelon, and strawberries
  • Cupcakes, pretzels, donuts, macarons, meringues, and other pink baked goodies
  • Popsicles, ice cream, and gelatos—all pink/pastel of course!
  • Pink and gold popcorn anyone?

Want to cook the food yourself? Look for pink food on Pinterest!

10. Entertainment

You’ve fed 'em. They enjoyed the heck outta the photo booth. What else can you do to ensure yours will be a party they won’t soon forget?

Well, here are various ideas on how to keep the guests ta your Barbie-themed party entertained:

  • Incorporate Barbie-themed dance performances
  • Consider hiring performers dressed as Barbie characters
  • Arrange for a Barbie-style fashion show!

Kiddies may or may not find walking the ramp interesting. But they will love interactive games. Add to the fun with these pink takes on group games, like:

  • Pin the Bow (on a Barbie, of course)
  • How many times can you add Barbie/Ken to a convo—can easily double as a drinking game for adults

Lastly, tie everything up neatly with a pink bow with these awesome playlists:


Here's the official Barbie movie playlist:

Kiddie parties

And here is the Barbie everything playlist:


And that’s how you throw a Barbie party! We think we’ve covered all the details, from what to serve to where to have your very own Barbie-themed wedding. We’ve also taken the burden of looking up a good photo storage and sharing service off your shoulders, i.e., DropEvent and why! Even so, let us know if we’re forgetting something that will help you plan your dream Barbie-themed wedding!