(Closed) Please help choose a halloween theme!!!!

posted 10 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which should I pick?

    Skulls ( The cake, table cards, favors, etc..)

    Witch (Spell book menus quirky touches)

    A very opulent looking masquerade

    Tim Burton inspired

  • Post # 3
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Based on this quotation: “I do not want it too feel tacky I am having candleabras on each of the tables along with florals and black linens. I want undertones of halloween without going overboard.”

    I would choose opulent masquerade. The others feel, well, at least overboard. Halloween is tricky because it can easily veer into a caricature. I think an opulent masquarade would be gorgeous!

    Post # 4
    353 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @The Pumpkin Queen: Do whatever you want!  Most of mainstream society will think the Halloween theme is tacky, even with a masquerade.  Doesn’t matter.  Do what you like.  If the guests have a problem with it, well, no one is forcing them to attend!

    Post # 5
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I like the witch idea. I think you can do it classy.  It’s halloween go all out!

    Post # 6
    19 posts
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I understand not wanting to go overboard and ending up with a “tacky” event.  I’m having a Christmas theme wedding and I feel the EXACT same way. 

    Since it’s YOUR day, do whatever YOU want!!  If you start to feel like you’re approaching the “tacky” line, ask your Maid/Matron of Honor or BMs to see what they think.


    Post # 7
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

    I think opulent masquerade or Tim Burton-esque could get your feel across nicely! I think the key is to balancing Halloweeny-TYPE things (candelabras, pumpkins (maybe nice white pumpkins, or other gourds), and not going overboard (bright orange and black, etc). I think you can definitely pull this off! 🙂 Love Halloween-type weddings. Lots of directions you could go here.

    Post # 8
    10844 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think Tim Burton inspired would give you a lot of flexibility and let you be eccentric without being kitchy. I found a couple of things with a google search.


    Post # 9
    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    do you have any pictures/inspiration boards?

    Post # 10
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Fiance and I are having a halloween wedding but we our theme is “Old Haunted Hollywood. My inspiration is the Tower of Terror in Disney World.

    I think the masquerade theme would be the most classy, and it would be fun. Though I LOVE the tim burton themed wedding idea, I am a huge burton fan.

    Post # 11
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I voted for masquerade because I originally wanted to have a masquerade ball wedding around Halloween but Fiance didn’t like the idea, so we went for a generic fall theme earlier in October. I envisioned something like the ball scene in Labyrinth, with everyone in fancy masks (which would double as wedding favors.) The fact that people will be wearing masks will definitely bring the Halloween element into it, without looking too cheesy.

    Post # 14
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Wow, I’m loving all of this inspiration! I also love the witch/magic book idea. 🙂

    Post # 15
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I LOVE the first two photos you posted with the candelabras and red roses and candles.  I think that looks GORGEOUS and definately gives off a halloween vibe.  I don’t know how I feel about the spiders/skulls in the other pictures.  I think they can be done, but it will be super tricky to do it without crossing into tacky-ville. 

    I think one of your above ideas was awesome- the spellbook menu.  Another similar idea would be to have special drinks with names like witches brews.

    on a different note: are you in bridal reflections? that is where I bought my dress!

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