Tips and Tricks for hosting a Halloween Wedding
What is supposed to be the best day of your life may turn out to be the scariest. Not to be confused with actual events going wrong, but many brides have taken it upon themselves to have a spooky wedding day, on Halloween in particular.
1.) Haunted Venue--I've heard about haunted Inn's and B&B's, but to purposely seek out a haunted venue is something some brides save strictly for a Halloween Wedding. One bride featured on The Knot had her wedding at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts a spooky place known for its hauntings.
2.) Til Death do Us Part--Instead of a Pastor, priest or Justice of the Peace this bride had Dracula marry her and her hubby. She also had her bridal party dressed as zombies while she wore a very non-traditional red dress instead of white.
3.) Halloweenie-tini's-- One bride made her signature drinks Halloween themed with Pumpkin Martini's, Bloody Mary's and Black Cats. She also adorned all of her tables with jack-o-lanterns as her centerpieces.
4.) Bridesmaids on a Broom-- To keep with her Halloween theme, one Bride from The Knot had all of her bridesmaids "float" down the aisle on broomsticks. A little hocus pocus never hurt anyone.
5.) Bride of Frankenstein-- For her save-the-dates, one Bride had her and her fiance made up as the green guy himself, Frankenstein and his bride.
If you're thinking about having a spooky affair, try some of these tips from The Knot:
1.) Antique Wedding Dress-- When shopping for a wedding dress there are plenty of options, one option is to opt for antique embellishments like a dark-hued sash or a black-net birdcage wedding veil for a Halloween themed affair.
2.) Dramatic Makeup--Eventhough you are getting married on Halloween, you still don't want to look like a clown. You can still keep your makeup sophisticated by using a slightly darker eyeliner or lipstick color like a dark plum or a rich raspberry.
3.) Funeral Formalwear-- The Groomsmen can don tails on their coats or even wear swallowtail coats (undertaker-style). If you want to add another easy touch, have the guys wear red and black or black and white striped socks.
4.) Bold Centerpieces-- Black magic roses would be an incredible touch to each table as it sets the mood perfectly. The Knot suggests deep red calla lillies, black feathers, branchy accents and tons of votives.
5.) Costume Photo Backdrop-- Instead of a photo booth, The Knot suggests enlisting a friend to take pictures of your guests on a spooky photo set at your reception. For example you could deck out a portion of the venue with antique furniture, fake spiderwebs and add props like hats, gloves and feather boas.