October may not the most popular month for weddings but there are plenty of great reasons to get married during this autumn month. Not only will you save money on your vendors (they generally charge more during the spring and summer), but you’ll have a chance to do something really unique like a Halloween wedding.
Halloween Wedding Invitations
Don’t count on finding too many Halloween wedding invitations available at your local stationer’s shop. Instead, you’ll probably need to go online to find some choices that will work for you. For example, Halloween party invitations which are not the fill-in type would be a good choice. The Halloween Ghosts or the Halloween Harvest blank cards would both be good options.
You can choose to work with traditional font or something a little more creepy. I’d recommend using black ink, particularly if pumpkins are included on the wedding invitations you choose. In fact, you might want to make orange and black or maybe black and silver your wedding colors – that would be perfect for a Halloween theme.
If you need to send out save the date cards (a good idea if your wedding will be held around Halloween party time) or wedding announcements while keeping in theme, then the black and orange Halloween Craze Letter Sheets would be a good choice.
Beyond Halloween Wedding Invitations
While the wedding invitations will set the theme for the rest of your special day, don’t forget to have the right decorations for your ceremony and reception. Instead of decorating the church pews with ribbons or flowers, purchase inexpensive webbing and stretch it over the pews to create the look of old spider webs. You can even purchase a few black plastic spiders to stick in the web to give it an authentic look.
Visit your local department store and raid their Halloween decorations section AFTER the end of the 2011 season if you’re planning a Halloween wedding for next year. You’ll save a bundle on great decorations when those decorations hit the discount rack. All of those great motion detecting decorations normally used to scare trick or treaters can be used to decorate the entrance to your reception area.
For table centerpieces, purchase large pumpkins and carve them into jack o’lanterns or purchase large candy bowls then fill them up with candy, water and floating candles, sand and small gravestones, decorated caramel apples as party favors, etc.
Remember choosing the right wedding invitations for a Halloween marriage is just step one of planning a great party that your friends and family will remember for years to come.