Planning a Fall Wedding

Planning a wedding in late October?

These wedding themes give you plenty of room to express your individuality.

Start with an orange and black invitation with stamped images or cut outs of vampires or pumpkins as a border. Perhaps a pumpkin shaped card or cornucopia would better express your theme.

If you want your guests to arrive in costume, be sure to say so on the invitation. A newsletter is the best way to tell your guests what you expect them to do, wear, and bring.

Wedding attire is the next big step.

At a Halloween wedding, you might want to wear a costume that reflects your interests – a pilot, scuba diver, mountain climber, or even a rodeo star make for entertaining weddings.

A harvest theme wedding could accent more traditional clothing with jewel toned accessories like bow ties, cummerbunds, a ribbon tied at the bride’s waist, a shawl, or even a hat will be a beautiful accent in deep green, wine, gold, or blue.

Location, location, location. Where should you have your wedding? How about a cozy chalet with a roaring fire or a spooky stone church with candles in hurricane globes? For an outdoor wedding, you might choose a park, or lakeside gazebo. Make sure you remind your guests to bring a jacket!

Decorate the site with floral arrangements in jewel tones accented with gilded fruits, berries, acorns, and pumpkins. A cornucopia makes a lovely centerpiece. Halloween weddings could use jack-o-lanterns as the center attraction. Use wired ribbons in your wedding colors to add decorative accents to your arrangements and to make bows to accent doorways, tables, pews, and the aisle.

As your guests depart, have them send you off with a flurry of confetti in orange and black or in the jewel tones you choose for your wedding. Bubbles are magnificent at a twilight wedding.

Your favors could be miniature pumpkins with your names written in gold paint, a cornucopia with marzipan vegetables and fruits, or a small bottle of wine with rusted grape leaves wrapped around the neck.