A wedding is a cheerful event. It is a time when the bride and groom say “I do” to each other. Not only that, it signifies the start of a new family and it brings together family members, friends and even work colleagues in celebration of the marriage.
It is common to find the bride working with professionals in order to make her ideas come true. When it comes to selecting the theme, not many people go for Halloween. Just imagine this – gothic elements, black and orange colour scheme and even a Halloween-themed photo booth. I know it’s spooky but wouldn’t it be exciting to finally try out something new and out of the norm?
Not loving the idea? Here are pros and cons that will help to make your decision much easier.
Halloween Wedding – Pros
Tons of ideas
Let’s face it. Halloween brings out the best in us. Walking down the street or attending a friend’s party will allow you to see thousands of costume ideas. Thanks to all the creativity that surrounds the holiday; your wedding will not be boring. From food to decorations, your wedding planner will be ready to incorporate different ideas. Even when it comes to games, your wedding planner can incorporate games like glow in the dark ring toss or even Halloween “guess who came.”
The best thing about this theme is that you can go crazy with different ideas. Furthermore, shopping for accessories will be easy.
Halloween themed drinks
A wedding reception is incomplete without cocktails. Since you have chosen a Halloween theme, you can finally include Halloween cocktails in your wedding reception menu. Examples include black widow martinis, Bloody Marys, brain shots, black devil martini, black magic cocktail and zombie slime shooters among others. Serving these cocktails at your wedding reception will surely make the party to be lively. The best news about the above cocktails is that they are easy make. Want to wow your guests? Serve Halloween themed cocktails!
Creative costumes for guests
Halloween is all about creative costumes. If you want your guests to feel special and have a great time, come up with great Halloween costumes for your wedding and the reception too. Once you have chosen several ideas, inform your guests. They can proceed to select one and dress up for your wedding. This will surely make your wedding, the reception and photos to look more creative. Furthermore, dancing will be a lot of fun.
Halloween themed fashion for brides and grooms
So, your guests have selected a Halloween costume for your wedding. What about you and the groom? Do you have any ideas? If not, here are a few you can try out. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Bride of Chucky, Frankenstein’s Bride and Zombie bride are just but a few of the examples.
For the groom, some creative ideas to dress in include Zombie Corpse groom, Victorian Ghost and Jack to a Sally a-la Nightmare before Christmas. As a couple, your photos will not only be spooky but they will be great too.
Halloween Wedding – Cons
Lots and lots of fun
Yes, selecting a Halloween themed wedding will ensure fun for the guests, the bride and groom. Problem is everyone will be distracted from the real objective of the day – the union of the bride and groom. Furthermore, the games will turn the wedding reception into a Halloween party. Not a fan of this? Then, a Halloween themed wedding is not for you.
Out of place
I know October is the Halloween celebration month and yes, many people will be shopping and wearing different costumes but you may end up feeling cheesy since you are organizing a Halloween themed wedding. Just imagine people watching your wedding party heading into a church where guests are dressed as zombies and other horror characters. If your selected wedding theme makes you feel out of place, stick with the classics.
When a couple weds, celebrations do not end there. There will come a time when the couple will celebrate their one, fifth or tenth year wedding anniversaries. During this time, you will take the time and look back on your wedding photos. What will you feel? Will you cringe at the choice you made when you were young or will you be proud and plan another Halloween themed wedding anniversary?
Here is what you need to know, when you suggest to your guests about your theme – Halloween-; you will have two groups – those who will be excited about the idea and the Hallo-haters. The excited group will be happy and glad to participate in your spooky event. On the other hand, the Hallo-haters will have different opinions regarding why the selected theme is not ok. If the comments from Hallo-haters bother you, then it’s not a good idea to go ahead with your Halloween themed wedding. This is so especially when the priest and your family members for example parents or grandparents disagree with you.
I know from the above information that the cons are more than the pros but this should not deter you from having fun and celebrating the wedding of your dreams. We highly encourage you to research and find more Halloween wedding themed ideas for inspiration.