Monday, October 1, 2012

Halloween Theme Wedding

Halloween is not just for children, adults love it too. If you and your fiancé are among the adults that really enjoy Halloween, a Halloween theme wedding may be perfect for you.

A Halloween theme wedding does not necessarily have to be held on Halloween. It could be held the weekend before or after, as long as it is as close to Halloween as possible. The options are endless for what kind of Halloween wedding to have. You could have an elegant Halloween/Harvest theme decorated in rich fall colors like reds, golds and oranges with black accents using pumpkins, gourds, squash and Indian corn as decorating elements. You could have a costume ball or masquerade with the bride and groom in lavish wedding attire and the guests invited to wear costumes as well. Or you could have a spooktacular wedding event with all the Halloween trimmings: cauldrons, skeletons, ghosts, Jack-o-Lanterns and more.

Planning ahead can save you a lot of money. If you plan your wedding at least a year ahead of time, you can get tons of Halloween accessories on clearance. Look for strands of Halloween lights, black and orange candles, Halloween novelty candles, witch's cauldrons and broomsticks, skeleton bride and groom decorations, ceramic or resin pumpkins, garlands of leaves and fall flowers or berries, goodie bags for wedding favors and small novelty items to use as favors, such as mini coffins, skeleton heads, and candles.
The best color schemes to go with could be the traditional black and orange or black and red. The groom and groomsmen could all wear black; the bridesmaids could wear black or red dresses. The bride could even wear a black or red dress or go with a traditional white dress in a gothic style. She could wear a long, form-fitting dress with draped sleeves or a dress with a corset-style bodice.

Centerpieces and decorations could range from candles in wrought-iron candelabras to pumpkins carved into Jack-o-Lanterns, gourds and squash surrounding candles on a mirror tile, black cauldrons with floating candles or, for a more elegant wedding, you could opt for fall leaves or fall flowers arranged into a centerpiece. For your bouquets you could use red, orange or even black roses. You could have accents of gold and black ribbons. Depending on your style, you could even incorporate spider webs or other fun Halloween items into your wedding bouquets.

Make sure to include apple cider and donuts on your menu. On the guest tables you could put little cups of candy corn and nuts for snacks. You could have a buffet of Halloween-inspired food.

Make sure the DJ has plenty of Halloween song favorites on hand for the reception, including "Monster Mash," "Thriller," the theme from Ghostbusters and any other of your favorite Halloween songs. Make sure to hire a DJ that has a good light system and fog machine to add special effects to the dance floor. Other entertainment that you could include might be a fortune teller, palm reader or tarot card reader.

Whatever Halloween style you incorporate and however you decide to decorate, your Halloween theme wedding will be a memorable event for everyone involved.