Wedding Planning

Best Details for the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Party

Best Details for the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Party

Great hats, better cocktails – it’s easy to see why turning your wedding into the best Kentucky Derby party around is a great idea.

Kentucky Derby stationery

Equestrian-Inspired Invitations

Invite guests to the big event with an invitation suite that fits the theme. Horseshoe details? Perfect.

Kentucky Derby photobooth backdrop

A Great Photobooth

Building your own DIY photobooth is a fun and memorable way to add extra personality into your wedding (or Kentucky Derby party). A solid backdrop, colorful pinwheels and a stack of awesome hats are a great place to start.

Kentucky Derby party decor

Gorgeous Arrangements

There’s nothing a really great floral arrangement to make an impact on decor. Even better for a Kentucky Derby-inspired wedding? Drop your arrangement into trophies instead of vases.

DIY prize ribbon backdrop

Prize Ribbon Adornments

Looking for an alternate to a pinwheel backdrop – or even another dramatic Derby-inspired piece of statement decor? An assortment of your own prize ribbons in different sizes and colors ought to do the trick.

Kentucky Derby table numbers

Derby-Style Table Numbers

Details don’t have to be explicitly Derby-related to add to the overall equestrian theme. These horseshoe table numbers would make a great DIY project and could be used for a rustic or ranch wedding, too.

Rose waterfall wedding cake

A Run for the Roses Wedding Cake

The race, which is also called the “Run for the Roses” makes a rose-covered wedding cake just about perfect.

Mint julep cocktails

Signature Drinks

The best signature drink for a Kentucky Derby party is definitely a mint julep. Serve it in jars or classic silver, stainless steel cups.

Mint Julep bar

Singature Drink Bar

What’s better than mint juleps? A mint julep bar.

Derby hat for the bride

Derby Style for Her

No Derby-inspired wedding is complete without a bridal look to match. Plus, it’s a great chance to bust out a gorgeous hat and make it the new alternative to the flower crown.

Seersucker groom's suit

Derby Style for Him

Effortless Derby style for the groom means a couple of key elements: a seersucker suit and a really great bow tie.

Wedding horse

Real Life Derby Ideas

DIY photobooths and signature drinks are all wonderful additions to your day…but the best detail for a Kentucky Derby party? Definitely a horse.