(Closed) I’m lost. Halloween Wedding – Halloween Party = ?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

OOOOO  IM SO HAPPY WITH THIS POST… I WANTED A HALLOWEEN WEDDING BECAUSE WE MEET IN HALLOWEEN BUT WE COULDNT DO IT… YOU CAN GO WITH A MASQUERADE RECEPTION, MASK COMES IN EVERY SINGLE COLOR OF THE RAINBOW SO YOU CAN MAKE IT HOW EVER YOU WANT… INSTEAD OF ASKING PEOPLE TO BRING THEIR MASK YOU CAN GIVE THEM MASK WHEN THEY ARRIVE IN YOUR RECEPTION AS THE FAVOR

YOU ALSO CAN DO A DIAS DE LOS MUERTOS WEDDING… DIA DE LOS MUERTOS IS CELEBRATED IN MEXICO ON NOVEMBER 1ST … I VERY GOTHIC AND HAPPY AT THE SAME TIME AND I HAD SEEN WEDDING LOOKING VERY ELEGANT WITH THIS THEME… IM GOING TO LOOK FOR SOME PIC AND POST THEM SO YOU CAN SEE THEM… 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think all the ideas you suggested above sounded great, and definitely not over the top in regards to Halloween.  I especially love the idea of putting out masquerade masks.  That sounds so fun!

I say take all of your ideas, put together an inspiration board and see how you feel about it . . . if you can find inspiration, make your own 🙂

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

It would be fun to have a photobooth set up with lots of halloween masks, etc!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I went to a Halloween wedding this year that I think was done really well.  Some things were really Halloweeny.  They did a candy buffet with trick-or-treat candy too and green punch.  They asked kids to wear costumes which turned out really cute.  And they had a big Halloween goulish sign with thier names in the lobby of their venue.  The rest was more pretty fall wedding in style – dark red, orange, and purple colors, and pumpkin centerpieces, hollowed out with fall flowers in them.  They also scattered candy around the pumpkins on each table. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You can totally have a fun Halloween theme without being too dark or nerdy. I think a great way to set the tone for your guests is through the invitations. If you make them fun and lighthearted, then guests should expect a fun trick-or-treat type time. If you were to make them all black and red with tattoo type art and fonts, then they might think it’s a little more on the serious side. Either way, I suggest you check out offbeatbride.com. They have featured a few Halloween weddings, some might be your bag.

I love the idea of the candy buffet! What a better time of year to go with the candy than Halloween?

I found a few weddings that I think might lean a little towards a more sophisticated, grown-up Halloween:

LOL, this wedding was featured on two sites!
http://www.oncewed.com/24702/wedding-blog/real-weddings/mary-stefan-v
http://greenweddingshoes.blogspot.com/2010/01/real-wedding-mary-stefans-artsy.htm

A Halloween-esque Steam Train of Epicness

Punpkin Carving. Autumn Leaves. Masquerade Ball.

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Check out this Halloween themed rehearsal dinner for ideas.

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2009/10/30/halloween-themed-rehearsal-dinner-by-liz-banfield/

Here’s what the bride said about it:

“The Confederate Home used to be a home for confederate wives and orphans and sort of screams spooky but is still so beautiful. The Lettered Olive came up with the greatest invitations that totally set the mood and got people excited about the party, the attire for the dinner was “gothic cocktail”, and we asked people to wear only black. We wanted the dinner to still be really beautiful and traditional but also go along with the Halloween theme so we decided to use white and silver pumpkins and lots of candles as well as the black, white and silver accents on the menu cards, place cards, etc. which when put together looked really elegant but still had a total Halloween vibe. It could not have been more fun and I’m so glad we decided to have the wedding then because that party was one of my favorite parts of the whole weekend.”

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of my best friends had a halloween wedding this year and it was THE BEST wedding I have EVER been to.  Instead of making it a costume/halloween party, they said it was a masquerade and invited people to dress for a masked ball or to wear costumes if they wanted – there was a good mix of both.  They also had a huge candy buffet which was a smash hit!  Their colors were black, white, and red – not “halloweeny” but it worked with the theme.  The DJ played “Thriller” at one point and 90% of the guests were out on the floor doing the dance – it was amazing.

I think the idea of naming tables after horror movies is super cute!  What I like about Halloween weddings is the versatility – go for it!  Do what you want to do – it’s your dream, it’s your day and I think it will be great!  🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh – also, their wedding was at a formal southern planation – it made no difference!  It worked just fine 🙂

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m so happy this post came up right as I was getting up the nerve to offcially join the boards (i’ve been lurking for a month…he). Although my wedding is on the early side of October, Halloween is my fav holiday and I def wanted to put some Halloween-y things into the wedding. I think we’re going to project some Halloween movies onto walls for our cocktail hour as well as serve some pumpkin appetizers. We’re also doing a candy bar as well as a “trick” bar, where I’ll have vampire teeth and other gaggy gifts displayed alongside the treats.

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