(Closed) Halloween Weddings

posted 8 years ago in October 2010
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t know about prices, but I think a Halloween wedding would be fun if you, your FI, and your guests were up for it. I wouldn’t think the prices would differ much at all — many people would tend to avoid a Halloween anniversary. I think you’d be more likely to run up against this on say, 08-09-10.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

Was your venue not available that Saturday?  I don’t think Halloween weddings are very popular, to be honest.  I know when I was searching for venues, many of them would be completely booked except for Halloween.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

Honestly, I don’t think they’re all that popular because they are considered a novelty to so many folks. Halloween is actually more of a Hallmark type holiday so it doesn’t fit into the same category as Christmas/New Year’s/Labor Day when prices are automatically jacked up. As far as prices, it’s the same as any other regular day.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wouldn’t think the prices would go up because its probably not a very busy day for vendors.  Most people throw parties in bars or lounges so you should be fine.  I love that idea!  It’d be really fun for guests to dress up in a different way.  But I wouldn’t mandate costumes, some people just aren’t in to it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I wouldn’t think the price would go up…. I know our venue only charges more for Saturdays… kinda the cardinal rule of Fridays and Sundays being less expensive, with Saturdays being the most expensive. Our venue wasn’t available to rent on major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, but it was available for Labor Day and Memorial Day, for no additional cost. I doubt that was helpful, but that is my experience with the holiday pricing.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a Halloween wedding this year on a Saturday. Prices were the same as for any Saturday. I ended up with Halloween because it was the last Saturday available in the Fall other than the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I am getting extra negative responses due to people not able to find sitters. We also have a lot of people siting on their RSVP’s that I think might be waiting to see if something better comes up. Our deadline is next Thursday.

I thought we would lose a lot of people to Halloween, but my mom said we wouldn’t, well we have. If you really want a Halloween theme you could do it the weekend prior and you might have a better response rate.  In my experience people tend to bail out early on Sunday weddings. I’ve seen this twice and one was even on a Holiday weekend.

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Congratulations! I love, love, lurve Halloweddings! I don’t think ol’ Hallows is on a date feasible for a wedding for quite a few years after 2010, so your date will be a rockin rarity! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

ooooohh, I’m kinda jealous! I wanted to get married on Halloween! 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re getting married on Halloween, because that’s the anniversary of the day we met. We’re also having an incredibly small wedding (17 including us) so I don’t know if our budget would compare to someone having more people. But the only problem I ran into in terms of prices/availability for that time of year is that we’re staying in a college town and there’s a home football game the day before. So I booked everything CRAZY early to be safe. But I’m not finding anything too difficult about getting married on Halloween, other than everyone assuming we’ll be in costume, which we won’t be. (Our cake topped will be little figures dressed like the costumes we were wearing at the Halloween party where we met. They’re ADORABLE! yay Etsy!)

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