Post # 1
I am getting married on halloween my OH chose the date due to it being the date he proposed, and also because he loves halloween, to fit in with this my invites are scrolls, my colour theme is black, white and red, my centre pieces are going to be carved pumpkins (carved hearts bells etc) My church was built in the 1100`s and my reception venue is a ballroom in a hotel where queen victoria and queen Elizibeth 2nd have both stayed. guests are now asking me if they should wear costumes for the evening reception, I want some advice on where to draw the line between wedding and halloween. I want people to respect that it is my wedding not a just a party but I also want them to enjoy themselves
Post # 3
@almost mrs: How exciting! A halloween wedding! I am not exactly sure where you draw the line…I have seen many blog posts about halloween weddings that are really tastefully done! Some with costumes! While others were bordering on the cheesy! You could make it a masquerade maybe?
Post # 4
I am also having a Halloween wedding! But I am going all out with the Halloween aspects. Guests in costumes…pumpkins…orange and black are my colors etc. You can make decisions about what to include with your vision in mind. If you don’t want too much Halloween themed stuff that is okay. Maybe have your guests come as if they were attending a masqurade ball. There are lots of ideas online I’ve found that could help you. Good luck planning!
Post # 5
I will also be having a halloween wedding. I agree with the masquerade that is the route I am taking. I do not think costumes are appropriate for a wedding. You do need to draw the line especially if one of your guest shows up with something a little too revealing. You can do an array of things with Halloween: Tim Burton theme, Vampire feel, Day of the dead, Autumn chic, etc.. If you need some input don’t hesitate to message me. I am an aspiring wedding planner. So I have a ton of ideas wish I could use everyone of these for my own wedding LOL 🙂
Post # 6
Woo-hoo Halloween weddings! And hello to my twin brides!!
I too, tossed around the idea of a “Halloween” wedding but have since decide to have a Halloween-inspired wedding instead. There is a grey area I didn’t want to have to clear up esp. since we aren’t traditional. We are having a classy ceremony with inspired touches of halloween and the reception will be the party where I have given guests to option to wear costumes if they please, or masks…etc. I didn’t want to make costumes required because, what if ONE person shows up in costume? They might feel akward. Whatever you decide, make sure you communicate that and the rest will fall into place:)
Enjoy the planning, I sure have!
Post # 7
On our invites we wrote “costume encouraged” so if someone is not comfortable (like FH’s granddad) they do not have to wear one.
Post # 8
A masquerade party where everyone will be wearing gowns and suits with masks….
Post # 9
I was just talking with someone who attended a Halloween wedding, she said everyone wore costumes and it was an awesome time! Good luck!