(Closed) Horror Themed Wedding Reception?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we do a horror themed reception?
    Yes, definetly! : (9 votes)
    17 %
    Yes, but keep it toned down : (9 votes)
    17 %
    No, bad idea for a wedding. Keep the horror for halloween : (34 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 32
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    i think it’d be cool! i love costumes. the only thing i’d steer clear of is the gore-genre stuff. some people might not like their dinner mixed with reminders of texas chainsaw. XD

    edit – oops, OP was a while ago, my bad!

    Post # 33
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think you could incoporate the horror genre and still be elegant. Can you have more of a “gothic” feel to the decor? Red, Black, Maroon, lace etc… black candelabras, candles and great linens on the tables. You can do quirky stuff (i.e. horror movie names) for table names and do an awesome zombie cake!  I would just try to keep the decor classy (for those that you invite that may not get it) and add bits of your personalities in the details!! If you want to go all out and do all horror and have the plastic bats and such, just go for it. It’s your damn wedding. Who cares what anyone else thinks?

    Post # 34
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    And now… for pictures. (If I had a connection with the theme like you, I’d do it myself!)

    Post # 35
    30 posts
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I had a friend who got married 3 years ago this month and their reception was “Halloween” themed.  They had their guests dress up and they had a costume contest.  I know Halloween isn’t exactly what you are going for but they were both very unconventional people and even now looking back on the pictures, do NOT regret doing it at all.  If it’s what you both love, then I say go for it.  The wedding is supposed to reflect you, as a couple. 

    Post # 36
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My Fiance and I are huge horror movie and Halloween fans so we plan on doing something similar for our wedding reception, but we’re getting married in Las Vegas and then having the at home reception on October 22 this year. We are definitely planning to keep it toned down and classy. We are going to have each table named after a different horror movie, but all movies will be pre 1960. Also, we plan on using a nice caldron for the cards and a make your own trick or treat bag candy bar for the favors.

    Instead of asking guests to come in costume, I like the idea of having a few props that guests can put on to take pictures in. That way whoever wants to participate can do so and you don’t risk the costumes not being classy enough.

    I know most of the people in my family are religious and don’t really like horror films or Halloween so I see this as a compromise.

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