Post # 1
So we are planning a BIG themed wedding; The Addams Family. <br />Imagine a balance between Gothic Glam, Dark Romance and Elegant Halloween. And we are soo very excited.
But my question to you is how to stop? When is enough enough, before it starts to go over the top in a not so good way?
We are having the wedding ceremony and reception in this HUGE space and I am worried about balancing the décor threw out the space.
But at the same time how do I find good ideas that a) is doable, b) will work well and c) mesh well with each other?
I have 100 awesome ideas;
- glittery apples,
- glittery pumpkins,
- glittery skulls,
- spell books,
- 18th century anatomy pictures,
- vampire fangs,
- spooky trees,
- fairy lights,
- different flowers ranging from red, dark purple and black,
- and bling!!!
Am I going décor crazy?
Post # 2
I would try to stick with the theme as much as possible. A few things listed there can probably be cut out.. they don’t really scream “Addam’s Family” to me. Although, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve seen that show so maybe I’m not remembering it correctly.
Post # 3
laura.batty: I LOVE this idea! I originally wanted to do a dark, macabre wedding, but my groom said no (he wanted a floral, traditional wedding). I had this idea to do apothecary jars filled with curiosities as centerpieces, but I gave up trying to convince my husband lol.
Post # 4
I don’t have anything really constructive to say about this but… IT SOUNDS AWESOME!!
Post # 5
jenilynevette: this. i am also doing a dark romance/halloween theme oct 25 (eeeee!) so i love the ideas! but i think you have a bit too much going on. stick to one central theme of it all, e.g. Addams Family. I would definitely say lose the feathers, and dial down the bling… instead, use rich colours (red black gold) or even jewel tones (burgundy, eggplant, etc — this is what i’m doing). again, it’s a party, but it’s also a wedding. i’m saving my go-crazy-halloween-party for next year at our home.
Post # 6
This sounds AWESOME but I think you can get the point across and not have to do all of these projects. I’d probably eliminate some of the more Halloween-specific stuff (jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins, vampire fangs) and stick to the more glamorous and spooky stuff. Love the dark colors, candles… even the crows sound cool!
Agreed also that you can dial down the bling/tulle.
Post # 7
I agree with ardowns. It is a really awesome theme. However, a lot of what you have mentioned is smaller items and in a huge space they will have way less impact, unless you do heaps of them (and the time and expense of making 1000 glitter apples seems to not be the direction you are intending). I work for an events management company (all of our events are in big spaces) and one of the things I tell my staff all the time is to think about scale. What looks really amazing as a photo on your laptop will be barely noticeable in a room with 100 people. Also, in a big space, if you add tons of little things all over, it just looks cluttered and looks like a jumble of knick-knacks tacked up wherever. If it was me, I would spend first on a couple of big scale things (red velvet curtains or larger black trees wrapped in fairy lights (or even as centerpieces) with one or two big flower blooms tied on or you could do large foamcore posters of the anatomy prints (provided they aren’t super gruesome) and tons and tons of candles. Then with my remainging budget add one or two smaller items to carry that dramatic first impression to the place setting.
The items should feel a little imposing, to give it a slightly creepy vibe.
Anyway, I am getting carried away, as I think your theme is great and you already have so many good ideas!
Post # 8
Thankyou soo much for the advice and support.
I think I really did need to be talked down a bit. Pinterest is awesome but before you know it you have 100 pins and they are a bit too much.
I am thinking of braking the space up into zones – Dinning Zone, Lounge Zone, Dance Zone, Fun & Games Zone.
That way I can mix it up a bit, but still flow the theme around the space.
Post # 9
I think the old anatomy chart idea is great! You can get a print shop that has a blueprint maker blow up huge posters for you (for cheap!). You can airbrush them, put glitter on them, even use glow in the dark highlighters to draw in the skeleton’s hearts!
Post # 11
I think you just need to focus your ideas more! For instance, you have a few different takes on “eerie/ creepy” going on here. You could try to keep it all more nature themed (like the apples, feathers, pumpkins, etc…), like a haunted wood, or more “vintage spooky” with the 18th century anatomy print and maybe old books, etc… I think you just need to pick a few really bold elements and go big on those. I’m really interested to see what you do with this, please keep posting updates for us 🙂