Halloween weddings are a lot more common than one might think. If done right, they can really be magical and unique. Unfortunately, all too often, they are overdone. Going overboard on a Halloween wedding can make the biggest day of your life look more like a college party instead of an autumn wedding celebration. There are several ways for brides to stay classy and still have the Halloween dream wedding they’ve always wanted. If you follow these tips, your Halloween wedding will be the talk of the town for months to come.
Scary Wedding Invites
Your wedding invite sets the tone for your wedding. It is the first impression guests get of how you want your wedding to go. Guests will be able to tell if your wedding is themed, casual or formal. Make sure to pick an invitation that expresses your vision for your wedding and gives guests an idea of what to expect. Make sure to include all the correct details. These include dates, times and whether there will be food and alcohol provided.
Halloween Themed Wedding Attire And Decor
Here is where most couples make their biggest mistakes by going overboard. Try to take a subtle approach. After all, sometimes less is actually more. A classic white gown, with a black sash is perfect. Adding splashes of fall colors with your bridesmaids, groomsmen and decor is how you want to make your statement.
If you’re dead set on making an entrance, go with a nontraditional, black wedding gown with bridesmaids all wearing orange. If done correctly, this looks stunning against an autumn North Carolina back drop. And by the way … don’t limit yourself to just black and orange. You have a plethora of Halloween colors to choose from such as browns, creams, purples and all sorts of metallic colors.
Ghostly Wedding Cake
At most weddings, the stars of the show consist of the bride, groom, and wedding cake. Make sure your Halloween wedding cake fits the theme of your wedding. If you’re having a true, HalloWedding then your cake should represent your theme. If you just cannot veer from the traditional side of things in this aspect, try to take advantage of offering a unique, and spellbinding groom’s cake.
Fun Fall Activities
Autumns in North Carolina are very mild and you can have your HalloWedding outside in most cases. Regardless, the fall season is a great time of the year to offer some outdoor wedding activities. A sack race, bobbing for apples, ring toss, corn hole – maybe even hire a face painter for the kiddos. All are great outdoor activities that kids and adults can enjoy.