Post # 1
We’re getting married on Halloween next year. His idea…its his first, my second, so I figured id let him have what he wants….if it were up to me we’d go to Vegas…lol. Annyway, I dont want black and orange or spiderwebs, or cauldrens anywhere near our wedding. Ive picked eggplant (I know, already overdone) and copper as the colors. And ive decided on red and orange roses and mango calla lillies. Is that too much color?
My next issue is a masquerade ball theme overdone or too tacky? It is Halloween….I thought of those who opt to dress up, instead of an anniversary dance or in place of whom ever wins the costume contest could have the boquet and garter.
Im thinking masquerade masks as seating cards, and on the cupcakes, and instead of cake, candied, chocolate covered, and caramel apples on their own cake stands??
Too much, too overdone, or does anyone agree? Btw I plan on doing most of this myself….only thing I should have a vendor for is the venue and caterer….thoughts, ideas. Please
Post # 3
@mrshahn2b: I think it sounds great fun – I’d like to receive an invitation to a wedding like that! Also I think you’ve approached the ‘theme’ with class.
Post # 4
Masquerade could be really great if done elegantly – maybe phrase it as ‘those who come masked’ rather than ‘in costume’, as it will keep more of a focus on the celebration (and you!!), and prevent anyone thinking they can use the term costume loosely and roll up in ‘sexy cat’ outfit or similar.
Post # 5
I like the idea but I would focus on making sure you get masks and not costumes. Costumes can make things tacky very quickly depending on the guest list. I went to a very successul masquerafe this halloween that could have easily been a wonderful wedding. I’d make sure the masks don’t come out until the reception however.
Post # 6
I think you have too many colors going on……..
Post # 7
@Stormchild: thanks…I was trying to make it fun, and I know our crowd and half will dress up…so I figured idkill two birds with one stone….
Post # 8
@somersetdarling: I agree with this wording!
Post # 9
@mrshahn2b: You’re only thinking it’s overdone because you’re here on Weddingbee and there are people around having similarly themed weddings. What will your guests know? They’re not on here or on Pinterest or looking up current wedding trends. And even if they are, who cares! It’s your and your fiance’s big day, do whatever the hell you want! 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Church & N.O. Board of Trade
I think that sounds really fun. Maybe in the wedding blog world there are a lot of Halloween weddings, but I’ve never been to one or known anyone who had one in real life.
It could be really cool, especially since your wedding is actually on the 31st! I’m seeing lots of candles in copper mercury glass to really create a spooky but elegant vibe!
Post # 11
@ksus07: LMAO….and I was told on another site board that classy is an oxymoron….I wonder if the person who said that is the oxy”moron”….lol
Post # 12
@Miss Pyramid: im thinking candles in copper display cases with flowers….like this:
Post # 13
@mrshahn2b: I don’t think it’s too overdone. I’ve never been to a wedding like that, and it sounds fun! 🙂
Post # 14
The masquerade theme sounds fun, and I think it will be very tasteful for a wedding if you focus on having your guests wear masks, rather than dress up in costume. Maybe you could buy some inexpensive masks to have at the reception for people who don’t bring one.
Post # 15
@mrshahn2b: that sounds really good! I love the mask idea
ETA: oriental trading has cute masks. we bought a few for out photo Booth.
Post # 16
I do feel like there are too many strong colors.. I would choose 3 bold colors max, and use a base color [white, black, or ivory].
I think your theme sounds amazing.. I mean, it’s not anything new, but it sounds like tons of fun!