(Closed) He wants a Halloween Wedding?!

posted 8 years ago in Themes
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it sounds like a lot of fun!  By me trick or treating is done on the 31st no matter what day of the week it falls on.

I went to a wedding several years ago that fell a few days before Halloween and they too did the masquerade mask thing.  The wedding colors were very rich jewel tones and I remember it being one of the prettiest weddings I have attended.

I certainly would embrace such an idea!

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could definitely do a halloween wedding and keep it elegant and not childish.  I found this halloween inspiration shoot recently, and it’s gorgeous!  Maybe it will help give you some more ideas in addition to those other bees have already posted!

 

 

The rest of the shoot is here.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@sweetdee522:  

You could make it a specific kind of era, like renaissance or Victorian ( or another era you might like ) so you can avoid the sexy/cheap looking costumes. People can usually rent these types of more elaborate costumes from a local costume store. Or you could just have on the invite “tasteful costumes encouraged” or tell people in person or on the phone that guideline. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re having the Halloween wedding we always wanted…in September. LOL! We just couldn’t swing an October date, but we decided that we wouldn’t change what we wanted just because we couldnt’ get a certain date. Admittedly, we’re not doing costumes, but it’s still going to be a blast.

I wouldn’t so much “require” costumes, but say something like “costumes encouraged” or something along those lines.

 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d say costumes encouraged not required. that’s great how excited he is, I say definitely go with it! You can really make it beautiful!

Post # 39
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i say go for it. my fiance and i are having a halloween wedding this year and i cant wait.  everyone in our immediate families are very excited for it. and really who cares what anyone else thinks? as long as you have fun and are with the one you love thats all you need. i wouldnt require costumes tho. we just wrote costumes are strongly encouraged on the invite. and on our website i made a list of easy costumes from home including showing up as a wedding guest.

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have a friend that had drama with this when it came to children and this may help you in your decision.

She was invited to her cousin’s wedding, it was on Halloween, she did not go because she wanted to celebrate halloween with her daughter. This led to discourse where the cousin now refuses to attend any of her events, including her daughter’s birthday parties.

I think your case will be fine as it is not on the 31st. Sometimes people have parties before that day, but it is usually adult parties.

 

I would not mind wearing a costume.

 

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@sweetdee522:  No we aren’t.  My fiance is very agnostic so we chose not to include religion in our ceremony and I’m comfortable enough with my religious beliefs that I don’t believe my G-d will be upset.  That being said we are going to be having a more elegent ceremony compared to our reception. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Anyone who is going to judge that it’s not “grown up” or “mature” enough needs to understand something. Baby pink everywhere, princess gowns, tossing flowers at single women, and many other traditional and “acceptable” things that are common at weddings can appear to be just as immature, to a judging sort. BUT I don’t judge the couple for having these things because it’s what they want.

Weddings don’t have to be ultra-serious affairs, and the party should NOT be an indicator as to whether the couple is “mature” or taking it seriously. 

I’m officiating a Halloween wedding this year, the bride and groom will be in costume, and I think it’s costume optional (though it could be mandatory). They’re both in their mid-late 30’s (not immature, not children) and love Halloween. The reception is going to be a huge Halloween party. I don’t see why that’s less acceptable than a big pretty princess affair with blush and grass table runners, gilt chargers, and vintage milk glass centerpieces. 

Post # 45
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I like the idea of a Halloween-theme, but I wouldn’t want to wear a costume to a wedding. I always struggle with coming up with something to wear for Halloween- I’d much rather wear one of my pretty dresses that I never get to wear. 

You could have candy cane martinis, black cats for escort cards, pumpkin pie… Maybe you and Fiance change into costumes half way through the reception, or for the last hour? I think there’s a lot you can do with this- just not a fan of making guests dress a certain way. (Plus my “pirate wench” Halloween costume is NOT wedding-appropriate!!)

Post # 46
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sweetdee522:  I would say ‘costumes appreciated’.. and Trick or Treat is on Sundays around here…

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