October is here and I could not be happier. The fall is my favorite; cooler air, football games, and the holiday season officially begins with my favorite holiday, Halloween! Come on, dressing up and getting free candy? Who doesn’t like that!? And, with October now being one of the most popular months to get married, it’s no surprise that many couples choose to incorporate a Halloween theme, infusing their day with some holiday playfulness that will really kick the party off.
However, many couples worry about doing this, spooked that the Halloween theme will take over, making their first day of wedded bliss look more like a child’s birthday party, costume party, or goth rave. Never fear. There are ways to incorporate this fun theme while still creating an elegant day.
Candy is a Halloween must, and all guests love a good candy bar. Infuse the two effortlessly by selecting fall colored candy (which is actually quite easy to find…I never noticed how fall themed Reeses pieces were!) Display it all in pretty dishes (if you don’t want to use the word LOVE, consider getting dishes in the shape of “MR AND MRS” or simply the initial of the new last name) and surround it with candy dishes of varying heights, it still looks elegant. Compliment the table with a few small pumpkins and you’ve got a great look.
Aisle décor is another great place to add a touch of Halloween glamour. If you would like to kick it up a notch above the pumpkins lining your aisle, I LOVE this idea!
A cake is another fabulous and easy place to infuse a Halloween element while still feeling wedding-y. Check out these fabulous designs, and be sure to ask your baker about styles they have done. I am sure they will have plenty of ideas!
Having children in your wedding? It’s pretty much a guarantee that they will enjoy a Halloween element in what they are wearing. Don’t worry, they don’t have to go full costume. Outfits like this (with flower baskets made of pumpkins!) add a Halloween touch while still looking elegant and fit for a wedding:
A trend that has been growing for the past few years is the black wedding dress…and why not? Black is a gorgeous sheek look that makes most of us feel ultra glamorous and sophisticated. Afraid you won’t feel like a bride? Check this gown out…where else would you get to wear something this STUNNING?:
(And, be sure to check out the stylized shoot BG Productions did a few years ago here
…the black wedding gown was a HUGE hit!)
These are just a few ideas to get you started! Enjoy your planning and have FUN at your wedding!!