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.
The Overall Theme
A Halloween theme wedding does not necessarily have to be held on Halloween, it could be held the weekend before 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 in groom in lavish wedding attire and the guests would be invited to wear 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 after Halloween. Things to look out for; strands of Halloween lights, black and orange candles, Halloween novelty candles, witches cauldrons and broomsticks, skeleton bride and groom decorations, Halloween theme goblets to use as toasting goblets, ceramic or resin pumpkins, gourds, and other Halloween decorations, garlands of leaves and fall flowers or berries, goodie bags for wedding favors, small novelty items to use as favors such as mini coffins, skeleton heads, candles, etc.
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.
Decorations & Flowers
Centerpieces and decorations could range from candles in wrought iron candelabras, 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. The possibilities are endless.
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, nothing says Fall and Halloween more than apple cider and donuts. 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. Check out recipe books for Halloween parties, they have fun ideas for spooky Halloween themed 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, tarot card reader or something similar.
Whatever Halloween style you incorporate and however you decide to decorate, your Halloween Theme Wedding will be a memorable event for everyone involved.