Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ideas for a Fun Halloween Theme Wedding

Do you love Halloween? 

Many people do. You’d be surprised at how many Halloween theme weddings actually take place every year. Some people are just drawn to the darker side and want to celebrate that with a Halloween wedding.

A Halloween theme wedding does not necessarily have to be held on Halloween. It could be held the weekend before or after or as close to Halloween as possible. 

There are many options when it comes to what kind of Halloween wedding to have. 

You could have an elegant Halloween or Harvest theme wedding decorated in the abundantly rich colors of fall: deep reds, rustic golds, and pumpkin oranges along with black accents.

Use natural elements; pumpkins, gourds, squash and Indian corn for decorating. 

Another fun Halloween wedding option is a costume ball or masquerade. The bride and groom could wear lavish costumes or ornate wedding attire while the guests are invited to wear costumes. 

If that’s not your thing host an all out spooktacular wedding event with all the Halloween trimmings: cauldrons, skeletons, ghosts, Jack-o-Lanterns, witches, coffins, vampires and more.

If you plan ahead can save you a lot of money- by planning your Halloween wedding at least a year in advance, you can get Halloween accessories on clearance. At the end of the season look for strands of Halloween lights (LEDs are especially good), black, purple or orange candles, fun Halloween novelty candles (skulls, pumpkins, bats, etc), witch's cauldrons, broomsticks, skeletons, ceramic or resin pumpkins, garlands of leaves, fall flowers, or dried and artificial berries.

Another thing to snag on clearance is Halloween goodie bags that you can use as wedding favors bags. Other small Halloween novelty items that can be used as favors, such as mini coffins, skeleton heads, and candles are great items to catch on clearance as well. Also be on the lookout for stock up sales during September and October.

Halloween wedding color schemes could be the traditional black and orange or a classy black and red. Black and red have become popular wedding colors and you can find traditional décor and attire in these colors even bridal gowns with touches of black or red combined with the traditional white.

The groom and groomsmen could all wear black with the bridesmaids wearing black or red dresses. 

Go wild with your decoration accents with fun centerpieces and decorations that could range from black candles in wrought-iron candelabras to real pumpkins carved into grinning Jack-o-Lanterns. Create stylish centerpieces with gourds and squash surrounding candles on a mirror tile. Use small black cauldrons and add floating candles. 

If you are planning a more elegant wedding with just a nod to Halloween, you could opt for fall leaves or fall flowers arranged into a beautiful Autumn centerpiece. For the bouquets use red, orange or even almost black roses. Accents of gold and black ribbons would stand out beautifully. Depending on your style and personal taste you could even incorporate spider webs, tiny coffins or other fun Halloween items into your wedding bouquets.

For your menu be sure to include apple cider and donuts- nothing says Fall or Halloween better than cinnamon sugar donuts and apple cider. The guest tables can be decorated with little cups of candy corn and nuts for snacks. 

Music is important for your Halloween wedding too. Keep the Halloween spirit alive by making sure the DJ has plenty of Halloween song favorites on hand for the reception, including "Thriller," "Monster Mash," and the Ghostbusters theme song.

Other Halloween entertainment to consider: fortune tellers, palm readers or tarot card readers.
Halloween theme weddings can be one of the most fun weddings to plan and execute. 

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