Getting Married In: Philadelphia

Local, Philadelphia, Planning Tips

Philadelphia is one of our favorite cities and if you've decided to get married in the City of Brotherly Love, then be sure to celebrate your locale by working in some Philly-themed details into your celebration. Here are a few of our favorite ideas.

Table-Number Signs (above): This couple named each table at the reception after a different Philadelphia street (how amazing are those miniature street sign replicas?).

Wedding Invitation: Set the tone for your Philadelphia nuptials with an invitation suite illustrated with the city's many historic landmarks, like this one by stationer Swiss Cottage Designs. We love that this couple included a guide to the city highlighting some of their favorite restaurants and sights.

Philadelphia wedding ideas

Photo: Jonathan Pushnik

Welcome Bags: Your out-of-town guests will appreciate a goody bag full of treats waiting for them in their hotel room. Make it Philly-centric by including locally made snacks, like Dr. Physick sodas, a Liberty Bell lollipop, and Holland mints, along with essentials like a bottle of water, a local map, shower gel, and a tube of Advil.

Philadelphia wedding ideas

Photo: Trevor Dixon

Soft Pretzel: Pay homage to the city by serving soft pretzels and Yuengling beer — both Philly staples — during cocktail hour.

Cookie Favors: Send guests home with an iced sugar cookie inspired by one of the City of Brotherly Love's best-known landmarks, the LOVE statue.

Pretzel Notebooks: If you'd prefer to give guests a wedding favor they'll actually use after the wedding, we love these miniature kraft-paper notebooks screen-printed with an illustrated pretzel!

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