Weddings

5 Mistakes Couples Make When Planning A Halloween-Themed Wedding

September 4, 2017 by Blair Donovan
shefinds | Weddings

To all the couples who love Halloween and horror, A+ for deciding to channel this theme for your wedding. You have lots of creative options available to make your wedding the spookiest one yet, but you do want to make sure you don't cross the line into cheesy. Check out five mistakes to avoid if your wedding revolves around October 31.

 

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halloween decor

Having cheesy decorations. Let's face it—a lot of Halloween inspired decorations just look fake and cheap. Since your wedding revolves around this widely celebrated holiday, it's worth splurging on the decor department. Consider working with a local Halloween store or find a fellow Halloween enthusiast to help transform your venue into the most ghoulish dwelling.

kids at wedding

Not planning for young guests. If you're inviting children to your Halloween-oriented wedding, keep in mind that some kiddos might get freaked out by creepy decorations. Keep your decor G-rated, or limit your wedding invites only to those who can handle the most eerie of sights. 

halloween costumes

Forcing your guests to dress up. Just because you eat, sleep, and breathe Halloween doesn't mean all your guests share the same attitude. Don't press your Halloween obsession on them by requiring costumes for the dress code. That puts more pressure and confusion on your guests than you might think.

halloween candy

Not having Halloween candy. It's flat out unheard of to plan a Halloween wedding without at least having some form of candy bar. This can be your desginated wedding dessert, which your guests will love. Make sure you account for food allergies. 

halloween wedding invitation

Not having themed invitiations. If you want your wedding to revolve around Halloween, give your guests their first taste of what's to come through the invitiation. Stick with your theme throughout the entire wedding planning process for uniformity. 

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