He wants a Halloween Wedding?!

posted 5 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh my gosh how fun!! I would love a halloween themed wedding…not sure how many people would participate in the dressing up portion, so just make sure you don’t get bummed out if people choose not to. But omg if I could re-do my wedding I would do a halloween theme, that would be so cool 🙂 As far as the kids and trick or treating that weekend, around here it usually happens on the day…so you would need to look into that more for your area.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Aww, it’s so cute and funny how excited he is.  And it’s so nice of you to go along with something that makes him want to participate!

I think it sounds like a blast!

I don’t think trick-or-treating is a huge deal (at least for me), so I don’t know if people will not go to your wedding because of it.  And like the PP said, some people will most definitely choose not to dress up in costumes, so don’t feel bad about that.

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would turn up in my costume no problem but I would be worried that the bride and groom don’t seem to be taking marriage seriously 🙁

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Irish-bride:  I wouldn’t think that at all!! 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I agree with Irish Bride.  It sounds kind of childish to me. Weddings are usually about showing that you have grown & matured.  Dressing up in costumes shows the childish side.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have to agree, I don’t think I could take the wedding or marriage seriously if shown up in costumes.  You can do a a Halloween wedding without doing the childness of costumes. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@sweetdee522:  I think everyone will love it, I don’t think it has to do with maturity. I laughed throughout my entire ceremony, does that mean I didn’t take it seriously? Absolutely not 🙂 Have fun with it, do what fits best to you and your SO’s interests!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know a few people that have done costume weddings (Not even ON Halloween!) and their guests loved it!  Everyone had a blast.  I think it is so much fun!  As far as trick-or-treating goes, around where we are that usually takes place on a week night.  They try to discourage kids being out later on weekends.  I think you will be fine.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I totally agree, having costumes and a Halloween wedding does NOT mean you will have an immature celebration, it’s really showcasing the fun side of your relationship and personalities!  I think “costumes (not required but?) enouraged” would be the way to go, that way guests who are less comfortable to dress up have the option not to, but you can spread the word that yes, lots of people are dressing up so please do and don’t feel awkward about it!

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think a Halloween themed wedding sounds like fun! I think you two could meet somewhere in the middle. I like idea of having a traditional ceremony but maybe the two of you can change for the reception into something more “Halloween-y” yet still classy (if that makes sense). I personally don’t like the idea of asking guests to dress up in costumes. However your reception can SCREAM “Halloween”, from the decor, colors, favors, even the music (Monster Bash, anyone?)! What about making your reception a kind of like a Masquerade party? Your favors can be masks that the guests can wear. Doesn’t even have to the “traditional” masquerade masks, it can be kind of wacky and fun. That way, your guests can still wear regular clothes but can also be dressed up…sort of!

Post # 14
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Newbee

This is such a great idea! And I don’t think it meakes it seem like you’re not serious. As to the costume, I think it’s fine to say costumes required and then just in case maybe have a box of just in case costumes yours, SOs, and families from years past, or even buy a few cheep the day after Halloween! Best wishes!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d incorporate some kinf of trick or treat activity into the reception. Perhaps the kids could havea  candy scavenger hunt or something. I would not require constumes, but rather encourge them.

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