Post # 1
Hey eveyone! My Fiance and I’s two year anniversary is the day we’re considering for our wedding: Saturday, October 31st, 2009. Yes, our anniversary is on Halloween. My question is this: Is it tacky or in bad form in any way to have a wedding on this day? I can just see people raising their eyebrows and the kind of questions we’ll get asked. It just seems like such a perfect date. We want a very elegant, black-tie wedding, and nothing to do at ALL with Halloween. Will too many people have misgivings because of bad luck? Is it an ultimately tacky thing to do? Even I have some hangups about it when I think about it. Advice?
Post # 3
There was a question arising about this very issue yesterday.
I just think that there’s no way you can get around the Halloween theme and plus the meaning of halloween vs. a wedding which is a sacred event.
And then there’s the kids..I know if I did that the flower girl/ringbearer would be very very upset. That’s the second or third favorite (behind Christmas of course)holiday for kids! I’m a mom (and going to be a second time bride) and my son LIVES for that day and special ordered his costume 3 weeks ago..so that interfering with trick or treating could be a not so fun thing for the kids either in the wedding or attending.
I just think it’s best to be avoided. You could do as one poster suggested and get married the following day and have a halloween themed fun rehersal dinner the day before (and after trick or treating time) for everybody thought. That would be imho more appropriate.
find that thread from yesterday!
Post # 4
As long as you don’t go overly harvest theme or have a full costume wedding, it’s not tacky at all. 🙂
I’m not sure where you are located, we are getting married Nov 1st, (8 days yikes) and one of the reasons we picked our date was becasue of the weather. We are in the Northest and the weather in the fall is perfect, not too hold or cold.
Just keep in mind that some of your guests with younger kids might not be able to make an evening wedding beause they will be taking their kids out. Or, if you will be inviting kids they might show up in their costume:)
Post # 5
That’s actually the same day that I want to get married! I think it would be fine to just have an elegant wedding on Halloween. Maybe you could throw in a few Halloween touches (we’re going to have a candy buffet, or maybe Halloween-ish favors). You should keep in mind the families with children though – they will probably want to leave early for trick or treating.
Post # 6
Well if you were ok with it, you could do an earlier wedding and definitely do as Erisque suggested and have a mega candy buffet for kids attending. You could even have a kids’ only station where they make some fun crafts (example: see oriental trading site..they have awesome and fun kid party crafts and favors..have a mask making kit!)
Post # 7
My oldest brother was married on Halloween in 1999 and no one had any problems with it (at least not that I’m aware of). They didn’t make any references to the holiday at all and had an evening wedding. This was my brother’s second wedding and he had a daughter from his first marriage who was 7 at the time and she didn’t seem to miss trick-or-treating; she was on the dance floor all night.
Post # 8
I think it sounds FABULOUS! and for sure a fun candy buffet and maybe a small nod to halloween with super elegant masks (maybe at each plate) on a handle.
How memorable. and a unique date for a wedding.