Post # 16
KitSnicket: That it fits in our schedule and when we can take a cruise from a nearby port. Also, like I said it just seems like fun.
I don’t mind the dressing up part, I just don’t want all the Day of The Dead type stuff.
I really like some of the fall themes I am finding, as suggested by other bees.
Post # 17
JBsBride: Because I love Halloween, and I like to spend that day carving pumpkins, possibly going trick-or-treating with some children I’m close to, maybe watching a scary movie, and going to a costume party. And it sounds like you don’t want any of that at your wedding.
ETA: Now I see you don’t mind costumes, I’d be more into it. And I totally get picking a date based on logistics though, that’s how we picked our date. Have you picked a venue yet though?
Post # 18
JBsBride: I have never thought of this before but I wonder how parents handle trick or treating if they have a wedding to go to on Halloween? Maybe they make arrangements for their kids to go with another family. But I’m sure some would be very sad to miss the occasion with their kids. Halloween is definitely a fun one with soecial memories being made.
Just curious – what do you mean by “we aren’t those kind of people….but thought it would be fun…but do you have any ideas…but none related to Halloween…” I’m afraid your inquiry is hard to understand! Sounds contradictory.
Post # 19
unicornphish: ;), our backyard.
lim3: Aside from ours, the only other 6 in attendance would usually attend a church carnival (as ours would) or are either too young, we will either have it in the afternoon, or have the same types of activities for them.
ETA: Not “Goth” type of people, for lack of a better term.
Post # 20
I love halloween and a halloween wedding sounds like a lot of fun. I like PP suggestion about the masquerade. David Tutera did that on My fair wedding and it was beautiful. maybe you can find the episode to watch. It was over the top but a good idea of the possibilites! good luck.
Post # 21
SO and I talk about getting married on Halloween. It’s our favorite holiday! Mine more than his though haha. I wouldn’t want to do a dark theme though, just a fall/pumpkins/apple cider/candy bar type thing with masks for everyone, me wearing fairy wings or something instead of a veil, Thriller dance, etc. If it was possible to do this year, I’d have it on the 30th (Friday) so that it wouldn’t interfere with trick or treating On Saturday. It’s very possible to have a fun Halloween wedding that isn’t all black and bats and spiders!
Post # 22
JBsBride: Well it seems like your guests should be able to have a very nice Halloween at your wedding (:
I think a fall theme would be lovely. To add a couple of fun Halloween touches, perhaps your centerpieces could be non-spooky Jack-o-Lanterns, and you could do something related to bobbing for apples. And if you’d like to have a photo booth/area, you could make it a little more Halloween themed.
Post # 23
bangarang: Right! That was my point. I really have found some great fall ideas. Now to pick a color scheme we can agree on.
Post # 24
We are getting married the week before Halloween this year. I LOVE Halloween and wanted to get married that day, but Fiance pointed out that then we would have one day to celebrate my favorite holiday and our anniversary, so we switched it 🙂
We are doing deep purple and orange. We are using pumpkins in our decor and serving pumpkin cake (along with other types of cake) and hot cider, coffee, beer and wine. It’s a really cool vintage ballroom feel for our venue, so it’s kind of classy rustic?
There are a few little nods to Halloween here and there, but mostly it’s pumpkins, candles and flowers. It’s a beautiful time of year for a wedding!
Post # 25
JBsBride: A fall themed with a bit of Halloween fun could make for a very memorable day for everyone! Maybe you could see if your guests that wanna dress up could dress to a theme such as lovers of the past be them real or fictional. I love the candy bar idea because duh it’s Halloween! Also the bobbing for apples could be fun for those into that sort of thing (I personally cant get over the ick factor) as well as other fun Halloween type games. I agree it might be tough for those with kids but if the majority of those attending wouldn’t be trick or treating anyway then I think it could be great fun!
Post # 26
JBsBride: I would just think fall then. Fall weddings are so pretty. A few festive/playful touches around like mixed masquerade masks, red candy apples or things reminiscent of a carnival maybe – aren’t there a lot of carnivals in the fall? You can just throw in a bit of that for fun & to acknowledge the holiday, it doesn’t have to dominate the wedding. I’m not a fan of candy bars (I know I’m alone in this!) usually but in this case it would be a good fit.
Post # 27
ou.boomer.sooner.girl: Yeah, ick with bobbing for apples. A couple of years ago at our church we hung apples on strings from the ceiling, then people “bobbed” for them that way, it was really fun.
aquarius_91: Sounds so fun! I was thinking purple too but I don’t want to get too close to orange because here in SC people will start thinking it is for Clemson University.
Post # 28
JBsBride: I really wanted to do a halloween wedding, but the timing just didn’t work out. I was thinking of a super glamourous masquerade wedding. Everything deep plum and gold, very elegant. We would have provided the masks for reception fun, a nice candy bar. And just imagine all the creative pictures you could take!
Post # 29
JBsBride: I think the goth idea was not reffering to modern goth…like white skin black makeup…but the Gothic era…it’s actually quite romantic…black is a very strong but romatic colour…with red and purple..think phantom of the opera…candles..the gothic era was very elaborate …it’s almost a nod to the medival times but not being gimmicy..it doesn’t even need to be black…
btw for anyone who can’t take one holiday off for your wedding, and act like it’s their last halloween they’ll ever have..you need to reevaluate that relationship lol
Post # 30
JBsBride: We had a masquerade-type theme. We had a mask at each place setting and our colors were black and dark red.