Planning a Halloween
If you''re anything like me, Halloween is your favourite holiday.
Costumes, Spooky decorations, hauntings and, of course,all that
candy! So when you begin planning your upcoming nuptials, of course
you think a Halloween Wedding would be perfect!
So now you know your theme ' Halloween' but what kind of Halloween
wedding do you want? With such a broad, fun theme, anything goes!
Pick a style that suits your personalities and budget.
What does Halloween mean to you? Maybe you and your partner love
being scared together? watching scary movies or visiting haunted
houses. Or perhaps you are Gothic at heart? loving the romance
of vampires and deserted graveyards. Are you pagans who consider
Halloween part of the sacred Samhain festival, or do you love
dressing up in costumes the most?
I''ve included a few ideas to get you started.
A Harvest Festival
A fall-themed harvest wedding hearkens back to ancient pagan festivals?
celebrate new life and fertility with your guests. Invade a campground
for the weekend, and bring in instruments, fire staff, costumes
and cameras galore. Build your own stone circle from riverstones
and hold your ceremony within. At a harvest festival, the food
should take centre stage. Roast meat on the spit and serve with
hearty fare? potatoes, home-made breads and, of course, pumpkins.
A Masquerade Ball
For an elegant Halloween affair, consider masquerade ball. Rent
an opulent Victorian hall and serve canap's and Halloween cocktails
while a string band leads the dance. Inform all guests they are
to come in masked costume and provide masks and props for those
who forget. Alternatively, you could designate one table as a
craft area, and provide scissors, coloured paper, string, glitter,
feathers and fake jewels for guests to make their own masks. If
you plan on inviting children to your gothic wedding, a make-your-own-mask
table will be a hit!
A Horror Movie Night
For fans of horror and splatter films, a movie-themed Halloween
wedding celebrates your "unique" interests. Hold the
ceremony on the stage of a theatre. After dinner (corn dogs, pizza
and popcorn) assemble on the stage for dancing. Project scenes
from your favourite horror films on the backdrop, and scatter
Halloween props throughout the tables and chairs.
Perfect for relaxed, gothic weddings held in the summer months,
a small church wedding and cemetery picnic create a charming atmosphere.
They''re also inexpensive without scrimping on class and ambience.
Many small local chapels have small cemeteries attached, and the
chapel services for larger cemeteries are available for wedding
hire. After your service, assemble amongst the graves for photographs,
then unfold your picnic blankets and enjoy.
Perhaps one of these ideas appeals to you, or maybe you need to
do more thinking about how to create your dream Halloween wedding.
But once you have a solid wedding theme and style sorted, you
can move onto the fun part of wedding planning, choosing the venue,
d'cor, favours, decorations, flowers, cake and, of course, the
beautiful wedding dress!
Are you planning a Gothic, Halloween, Steampunk, rockabilly or
other alternative wedding? You''ve got fabulous ideas but no clue
where to begin? The Halloween Wedding Ebook and Wedding
Skulls Blog offer expert advice, inspiration, tips and products
to make your alternative wedding a success!
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