Mandy
Master October 2010

Ok, I'm getting married on Halloween & I need some ideas...

Mandy, on October 6, 2009 at 5:25 PM Posted in Planning 0 37
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I want a real wedding, I mean, it's still my wedding day, & it still needs to be perfect, but I want to throw some unusual stuff in there too. I will not be having a costume wedding like most of my friends say I should have, but I do plan on having jack-o-lanterns carved for the occassion. I know it sounds wierd, but we started dating on Halloween in 2006 & I have this wierd thing about our anniversary being on the same day. Idk, I'm wierd, but we both love Halloween & we are known for being different. Any ideas?

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  • S
    Super September 2010
    SCheecks ·
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    Hi Mandy, First of all thats a cool day to get married. I was going to get married a week b/4 halloween and I was (or rather, still am) going to have fake pumpkins with our names and date carved into them for centerpieces surrounded by leaves and mini gourds exct. I think it would be cool to have a candy buffet, also I was going to serve soup in bread bowls. Not doing that anymore, unfortunatly. Your not wierd at all, I think its awesome. Also, you could have like leaves or bats attached to fishing string hanging above the tables. Well whatever u decide good luck. R u new 2 WW? Never seen u on here. O, also for the reception maybe u could have a fun game, like ppl telling ghost stories and serve apple cider. Anyways,its whatever u decide, good luckSmiley smile

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  • Shell
    Master June 2009
    Shell ·
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    How halloween do you want to be? halloween themed? or just slightly? maybe more fall themed? with some halloween accents? play on the colors alot, maybe some dried leaves? you could do pumkin center pieces, or maybe have carved pumkins, but not with jac-o-lantern faces, maybe more of a design so the whole table can see with candles that would be cool

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  • Mandy
    Master October 2010
    Mandy ·
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    Lol! That sounds great SCheeks! & yes, I'm new, lol! I just found the site the other day & I just got engaged the week before last! lol!

    & Shell, I don't really know. I know I want jack-o-lanterns, but I don't want Halloween colors so much...I want black & a deep, dark red...

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  • Mandy
    Master October 2010
    Mandy ·
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    Oh, & yes, not scary faces on the jack-o-lanterns, is that still a jack-o-lantern? Oh well, I don't know...carved pumpkins lol!

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  • Jace520
    Just Said Yes October 2009
    Jace520 ·
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    Hi Mandy - I'm getting married on Halloween too & we are NOT having a Halloween wedding (We had a costume party for our engagement party last Halloween). We have carved funkins (foam pumpkins) on the tables with pretty designs, not jack-o-lantern faces, & then we're putting battery operated mini-lights in them. For our reception, we're having a masquerade.

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  • KLJ100
    Beginner October 2010
    KLJ100 ·
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    Centerpieces are pumpkins that are hollowed out and filled with water and flowers floating on top

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  • Steve Hoffman
    January 2020
    Steve Hoffman ·
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    For a little touch of Halloween during the dance portion your reception, have your band or DJ play "Monster Mash" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller"!

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  • MEG
    VIP June 2010
    MEG ·
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    When I think of Halloween and the colors black and deep, dark red...i think of vampires. I think vampires are very sexy and erotic. Not sure how you could incorporate them in a wedding...i will think about it.

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  • Traci&Bob
    Master February 2010
    Traci&Bob ·
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    Hi Mandy Smiley smile Here are pics for you to look at, maybe you'll get some ideas from them Smiley smile Congrats!

    http://mixmingleglow.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/halloween-wedding.jpg

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-set/BQcDAAAAAwoDanBnAAAABC5vdXQKFm9OZVVaY2FYM1JHQXNzeWZNc1duLWcAAAACaWQKAXgAAAAEc2l6ZQ.jpg

    http://mixmingleglow.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/halloween-pumpkin-wedding.jpg

    http://redhotbrides.com/blog/media/blogs/redhotbrides/Halloween_Wedding.JPG

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wmfHgDBMAQE/SQfWS-n1qLI/AAAAAAAAAqM/c4rBwwmgJ_g/s400/halloween storyboard.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/2738628416_d1e6fb0ee4.jpg

    Hope these helped!

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  • MrsDevine
    Master August 2010
    MrsDevine ·
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    One thing you can do is set it up so it almost looks like a halloween party. have some not-too-cheesy decorations, and if you want, use large metal basins for decorations, fill them with water, sprinkle some leaves in there for effect, and add apple candles! you cut holes into apples the size of a tealight and put tealights in them. then they float and it looks like a bobbing for apples game.lol i saw it somewhere and thought it was cute

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  • C
    Master October 2009
    CelticChick831 ·
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    Have a costume party or masquerade. You could stick with some classy elements but still have the fun of Halloween.

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  • C
    Master October 2009
    CelticChick831 ·
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    Http://www.weddingflowersvictoria.com/wedding_flowers_victoria_images/weddding_theme_masquerade.jpgUS:official&ei=ed3LSr75M82s4Qb6j4j4BQ

    http://www.wedding53.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/salma-hayeks-wedding-dresss-masquerade.jpg

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/masquerade makeup/lauren120/SeniorProm025.jpg

    http://stumpsprom.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/masquerade-prom-theme-kit.jpg

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  • Mandy
    Master October 2010
    Mandy ·
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    OMG! I come back & there are a billion post! lol! That's a good idea Jace520...foam pumpkins rather than real ones, lol! For the tables anyways. Oh, & Goodnote, I love the song ideas! lol! & Meg, I totally agree with you, those are actually my wedding colors, black & deep, dark red...& we love vampires, but your right on the incorperating them into the wedding...I have no clue! lol! & thanks so much to Traci_Bob & CelticChick831 for the links, I will definelty look into them! That's unique Devine2Be but like I said, I want to be unique. & now I am definetly taking the masquerade reception idea into consideration now! Thanks so much for all your ideas guys!!!

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  • Lois Lyons
    January 2020
    Lois Lyons ·
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    Music from Nightmare Before Christmas (or any Oingo Boigo or Danny Elfman Music) or Music from The Corpse Bride or Phantom of the Opera would help set the mood. Also, some Gregorian Chants as background (love those at Halloween)

    Masquerade type masks would be very cool incorporated into the centerpiece or as favors. The candy buffet seems very appropriate for halloween (candy corn, etc) or those goody bags folks used to give to trick or treaters.

    I love the idea of Jack o' Lanterns. How about bare branches, strung with lights or perhaps lanterns with tea lights, on the tables? Also love the idea of the hollowed out apples with tealights in them. You could also do this with gourds, etc. Or caramel/candy apples.

    Ahhhh....I love Halloween!

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  • EEP
    Dedicated October 2009
    EEP ·
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    I'm getting married this halloween & we're not having a costume wedding. more of a masquerade ball theme halloween tied in. i'm going to have masquerade masks around & other "costume" things - fake vampire teeth, etc - incase people want to feel like they are in costume. the masks will be in the centrepieces with tall feathers.

    i have orange shoes & FH has an orange vest. the BMs have black dresses with purple shoes & the GM have black shirts with purple ties.

    of course you need a candy buffet as well. we are having a full dessert/candy table. lots of cookies shaped into bats & pumpkins, etc.

    there's so many things you can do! good luck & i can post some pics to help with ideas!

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  • Mandy
    Master October 2010
    Mandy ·
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    Omg! Those are amazing ideas! Yall have me so exiced now! lol! I really appreciate it!

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  • Dianne Crosby
    January 2020
    Dianne Crosby ·
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    You can drill holes in pumpkins for a great non-jack-lantern-ey effect:

    http://www.thebestofdiy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/celestial_pumpkins2.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_j9ykCRc_3PY/Snj66WjKDzI/AAAAAAAABQg/PFcxrZXL8gg/s400/pumpkin holes.jpg

    If you want to go in a more elegant direction with the black & red theme:

    http://www.stuartrental.com/blog/assets/content/The Stuart Rental Company 6.jpg

    http://justjaime28.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/red-black-and-white-old-hollywood-wedding-inspiration-board-created-by-itsajaimethingdotcom.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3061/3015887675_c63fbbc875.jpg

    http://media.cakecentral.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/294403/normal_NMB_Wedding_3.jpg

    Congratulations on your engagement and have fun with the planning!

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  • Dianne Crosby
    January 2020
    Dianne Crosby ·
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    Ok, that one link didn't work, let's try it again...

    http://www.stuartrental.com/blog/assets/content/The20Stuart20Rental20Company206.jpg

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  • Dianne Crosby
    January 2020
    Dianne Crosby ·
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    *sigh*

    I can't wait until WW adds the ability to post pictures...

    If you copy the link in the first post and paste it into a new window it works...

    Smiley smile

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  • Mandy
    Master October 2010
    Mandy ·
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    Lol! Thank you!

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