Ethical Engagement Rings by Brilliant Earth

Ethical Engagement Rings by Brilliant Earth
If you haven't heard of the folks over at Brilliant Earth, than you are in for a treat.  Brilliant Earth offers only the finest crafted jewelry using the most ethical harvesting practices.  And with such a commitment to socially and environmentally responsible practices, you can bet they will put just as much passion and enthusiasm into crafting your perfect diamond engagement ring.

Brilliant Earth was founded by Beth Gerstein and Eric Grossberg in 2005.  Beth and Eric truly believe that luxury goods need not come at great human or environmental cost.  "It is with our customers' help that we are cultivating a more humane jewelry industry, one stunning piece of jewelry at a time."

And if this company couldn't get any more perfect, Brilliant Earth donates a share of their profits to support underdeveloped communities ravaged by the jewelry industry.

Check out some of these recently purchased beauties from Brilliant Earth's customers.  To see more gorgeous pieces, visit their site at http://www.brilliantearth.com/

Ethical Engagement Rings by Brilliant Earth



A web designer, photographer, mother, wife, lover of the outdoors and all things crafty, is the marketing director for and regular contributor to My Wedding Reception Ideas where you can find more helpful wedding tips, advice and ideas from Allison and other wedding experts.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration

If you loved the Hunger Games books as much as I did, than you were definitely one of the first to catch the premier as it hit the box office.  And now with the second movie in the trilogy, Catching Fire, out in theaters, we thought what better way to capture the fantastical world that is the Hunger Games than through a wedding inspiration board.  A collection full of rustic, woodland inspiration fit for any boho bride with an edge.
 
Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration
Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration
Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration
Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration
 
 
 
 
A web designer, photographer, mother, wife, lover of the outdoors and all things crafty, is the marketing director for and regular contributor to My Wedding Reception Ideas where you can find more helpful wedding tips, advice and ideas from Allison and other wedding experts.

How to Create a Tasteful Memorial at Your Wedding

How to Create a Tasteful Memorial at Your Wedding
A wedding is a beautiful ceremony celebrating the union of two people, but it’s also so much more than that. A marriage brings together two families. This is why it is so important to honor your deceased family members in some way to celebrate the part they've played in bringing you to this moment.
 
Recently, couples have set aside a small part of their ceremony to light a candle. Typically, this candle has the names of the departed persons and a short verse. While this brief memorial service is beautiful and appreciated, it is also a solemn break from what is otherwise a joyous day. Your guests who are not family or who did not know the people you are remembering can often feel interrupted or confused, simply because they don’t feel the same way about your family members as you do.
 
Other Memorial Options
 
There are many other ways to remember these special people without causing any kind of break in your ceremony or reception.
 
  • Place a single rose in the bride’s bouquet that is a different color from the rest. This is more
    How to Create a Tasteful Memorial at Your Wedding
    effective if the bouquet is only one or two colors, because the memorial rose will stand out from the rest.
  • Attach a picture of the deceased to the bride’s bouquet in the form of a memorial buckle. If other bridesmaids are related, they can each have a picture of someone.
  • Write a short statement in the wedding program (typically seen placed on the back or at the end of program):
    “Today we would like to remember our lost loved ones who cannot be here with us to celebrate. 
    First name, relationship to bride/groom 
    Gone but not forgotten”
  • Reserve a seat for each deceased family member by placing a single rose and a name card on the chair.
  • At the reception, set up a small table with pictures of each person you want to remember, a short poem, and a candle. In this situation, a battery-operated candle may be better than a wax candle, since you won’t be able to watch the open flame during your reception.
How to Create a Tasteful Memorial at Your Wedding
 
If you are having a small wedding with family members making up the majority of the guest list, you might want to stick to the memorial candle tradition, since it will mean more to the guests. If you decide you want some sort of memorial service at your wedding, choose to do something that will be meaningful to you, your partner, and the loved ones you are honoring. Your guests, whether they know the deceased or not, will appreciate a small but significant memorial display more than an extravagant presentation.  For other ways to incorporate memorials into your wedding, come check us out here.
 
How to Create a Tasteful Memorial at Your Wedding
 
 

Author signature: Elizabeth Grace




 is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.

Difficult Engagement Situations and How to Deal with Them

You may expect everything to go smoothly while you are engaged, and it will for the most part. You and your fiancé will be blissfully in love. Unfortunately, you’ll also get a lot of unwanted questions, suggestions, and criticism from everyone in your life. Here’s how to deal with some of them.
 
Difficult Engagement Situations and How to Deal with Them
1. I’m going to be in the wedding party, right?
 
This assumption could come from almost anyone you know: your younger, too-cool-for-you brother or your roommate from your freshman year of college. The first thing for you to remember is to not let anyone pressure you. It’s your wedding, so you make all the decisions. If the question persists, it is best to try and let the person down easy from the beginning.  Don't drag it out longer than necessary.  Tell them you are taking your time with the decision and that you are considering a small bridal party.  You can also consider including that person in a different way in your wedding.  Such as, making them a reader at your ceremony or an usher.  Your friends and family don’t have to be in the bridal party in order to play an important role!
 
2. Let me help with the wedding planning!
 
This statement can be a huge relief when it comes from someone close to you, but you will hear it often from people you don’t know very well. It’s fine to accept help from anyone who offers, but be sure that they are trustworthy and will actually follow through with their offers.  Also, any helpers will need to know your expectations for the wedding and tell them that you get the final say in any and every decision. Don’t hesitate to say no if the planning takes a turn you don’t want it to.  It is very easy for wedding ideas to spin out of control when there are too many opinions in the mix.  Be firm on this one.  Your helpers will actually thank your ability to delegate in the end.
 
3. The traditions you start with your fiancé now will stay that way forever.
 
Getting married means combining ones lives for better or worse.  Living arrangements are simply something many couples don't consider.  This goes from the big, extended family traditions to smaller things like who does which chore. Choosing between families for holidays can be a difficult decision, but you can always alternate by year. This year, go to his family’s Thanksgiving dinner and her family’s Christmas party. Next year, switch. If you are able to, consider going to both families’ parties. Another option is to host your own holiday meal so both families can come together to celebrate.

As for smaller traditions that you set, don’t fret! Try making a chore calendar for you and your partner to follow in the beginning.  Eventually, you both will get used to each other's habits and which one of you prefers the dishes over the laundry. More importantly, though, you’ll need to learn to just go with it. Your lives will change as the years go by. You’ll become a team and be able to deal with situations like this together.

Difficult Engagement Situations and How to Deal with Them
4. The wedding is all about the bride, right?

Throughout your engagement, your friends and family are going to be making a huge fuss over you as the bride.  Between the wedding dress, the color palette, and the decorations, people are going to be looking at you because let's face it, the wedding is all about the bride right?  Well, no.  This is simply just not true.

A wedding is about the bride and groom coming together in love as one. The day is just as important and significant for the groom as it is for the bride. Be sure to make your fiancé feel included in any way you possibly can.  Put together a special date night before the big day to relieve wedding planning stresses.  Consider putting together a little just because gift to let him know you are thinking of him.  Include him in the planning by letting him choose the wedding party gifts, the flavor of the cake, and the guest favors.

Your wedding is about you and your spouse starting a new life together. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and there’s a good chance it won’t be the perfect day either of you want, but it will be beautiful and special and that’s all that you really need.


Author signature: Elizabeth Grace




 is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.

Tasty Thanksgiving Food Inspiration


Pine Cone Cheese Balls
Fall is a season full of inspiration, and we love to see some of the fabulous ideas that people have dreamed up to impress holiday guests! Traditional foods arranged into shapes that are often associated with the fall season will be sure to please at any Thanksgiving get-together. We have collected all types of ideas for you just in time for Thanksgiving. Fashion your food into turkey, cornucopia, acorn and pumpkin shapes to put a fun twist on classic holiday foods. From fresh vegetables and warm baked breads to yummy cheese balls and delectable deserts, we hope you enjoy our collection of Tasty Thanksgiving Food Inspiration.
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Flaunt Your Wedding Fur

Flaunt Your Wedding Fur
Wearing fur, whether faux or real, is sweeping the fashion world.  No longer seen on just winter brides, fur is being donned by vintage brides and by those simply looking to add a lux feel to their bridal attire.

How you wear your fur on your wedding day is a direct reflection of your style, the time of year, and the theme of your wedding.  Are you getting married in the winter?  Then you may want to opt for a warm fur bolero or coat.  Both which have sleeves to keep your arms toasty in the weather.   For a more vintage look, choose shorter wraps, collars, or capes. On the flip side you can also go big with a vintage theme and don one of your grandma's mink coats.  Don't forget color! Stay classic with white or ivory colored fur or go natural by showcasing more browns and tans.  For the fashion forward bride, choose a faux-fur that has been died a vibrant color to complement the theme of your wedding.

Whatever your style, this trend is just making me giddy with delight.  I love the expensive look that a fur accessory brings to an outfit.  I for one think this trend should be here to stay.
 
Flaunt Your Wedding Fur
Flaunt Your Wedding Fur
Flaunt Your Wedding Fur
 
 
 
 
A web designer, photographer, mother, wife, lover of the outdoors and all things crafty, is the marketing director for and regular contributor to My Wedding Reception Ideas where you can find more helpful wedding tips, advice and ideas from Allison and other wedding experts.

Winter Wedding Menu Ideas

Between the warmth of indoor heating, a roaring fireplace, and winter apparel, sometimes your typical catered wedding menu can leave guests feeling tired and sluggish.  Making kicking off their shoes and dancing the night away the last thing on their mind.  To keep the party going at your winter wedding, you’ll want food that warms your guests without being so heavy that eating wears them out.

Winter Wedding Menu Ideas


Main Dishes

This means you’ll need to skip the greasy and fried foods which are prone to making you feel sluggish.  Keep your menu items high in protein and low in fat.  Think steak, chicken, fish, and veggies or try appetizer-sized dishes instead of large courses.  If comfort food is a must at your winter wedding, make it miniature! Serving bite sized portions is adorable and will allow guest to fill up on other less heavy alternatives.

Also, remember you still want most of your items served hot to keep guests warm and cozy in the winter chill.  A broth based soup and salad bar is a sometimes a better option than a heavy meat or side dish because it will fill your guests up without producing after-dinner sleepiness.

Winter Wedding Menu Ideas

Drinks

A must-have at your winter drink table is hot chocolate. Put candy canes, marshmallows, and other toppings in small dishes next to the cups so people can make their own cocoa creations.  Serve glasses of baileys or milk with coffee ice cubes in them.  Warm apple cider and eggnog are also seasonal favorites.  Consider setting out tea with honey, coffee, or a hot toddy station for a lightweight option that will give guests a pick me up.

If you have one, a Keurig machine would work well for this sort of a set-up. You’ll need hot chocolate, coffee, and tea K-cups with extra pitchers of water to refill the machine. You can put all of your toppings and add-ins on the table next to it.

Winter Wedding Menu Ideas

Dessert Bar

Don’t go easy on the chocolate or the food dye, here. Chocolate-covered anything screams winter party and red and green will make your dessert table look festive for a holiday wedding. If you’re trying to avoid a Christmas theme like the plague, stick with browns, blues, or deep/icy purples with silver or gold accents.

A soft pretzel station or roasted chestnut station is a cute twist on traditional dessert bar ideas.  Candied almonds, or any kind of nut, are great for guests to snack on because they’ll get energy from the sugar and protein from the nuts, so they’ll be on the dance floor in no time!

Winter Wedding Menu Ideas

Favors and Guest Gifts

A great favor for a winter wedding menu is a cup of hot chocolate or coffee with a donut hole to-go. Especially if the reception ends late or if your guests have a long drive, they’ll need a pick-me-up to get home and are sure to appreciate the gesture.  Be sure and include personalized to-go cups or cup cozies to let guests know to take one with them.  (more cup ideas here)

Along the same lines, a pre-mixed hot chocolate kit packaged in a mug or mason jar would make an adorable take home gift idea.  Pine tree saplings, tree ornaments, and personalized throw blankets or mittens are cute favors as well and will ensure your guests have something to help them remember your wedding in the upcoming months, rather than just that night.

Image Credits:  Hot chocolate bar, Wedding menu sign, Mini pot-pies, Kale soup, Grilled cheese and tomato soup, Hot chocolate bar, Milk and coffee cubes, Hot toddy station, Chocolate candy buffet


Author signature: Elizabeth Grace




 is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.

How to Choose Your Wedding Colors

How to Choose Your Wedding Colors
One of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding is picking the color scheme. The dresses and tuxes, decorations, flowers, and sometimes even the venue depend on the colors you choose.

Follow these easy steps to make the best decision concerning the colors for your wedding:
  1. Use your favorite shade. Start with a color you absolutely love, and then find accent colors that complement it well.  Choose either tonal shades or a contrasting pop of color.
  2. Consider the setting. What does your venue look like? What color are the floor, walls, curtains, and other decorations? If there is already a strong color scheme, you should consider working with those colors. If you’re set on a particular color, look for a venue with a more neutral color scheme.
    • Tip: Older historical buildings tend to have strong patterns that may clash with your own colors, so make sure you pay attention to those factors.
  3. Prepare for multiple color schemes. Sometimes the location of the ceremony and the location of the reception have very different colors or tones. You may need to have two color schemes for decorations or two major colors with accent colors that connect the two locations.
    How to Choose Your Wedding Colors
  4. Pick colors based on your favorite flower or bouquet. If you don’t have a favorite color, but do have a favorite flower, use the flower to decide on a color scheme. Pick the color of the bloom that you like best and then choose accent colors to match.
  5. Choose colors bases on your style. Are you a vintage bride?  Vintage color schemes tend to be more muted or rustic.  Modern aesthetic?  Modern weddings infuse bright pops of colors and bold patterns.  Romantic? Choose colors that are soft and feminine.
  6. Consider the season or time of year. Similar to number four, look at the colors in nature at the time of your wedding and pick a color scheme that complements what you see outside.
    • Tip: You’ll have to plan in advance for this one!
    • Tip: Pastels and bright colors look best during the spring and summer while variations of one particular shade are better for fall or winter weddings.
  7. How many colors should you have? Up to five colors is fairly normal for weddings. However, multiple color schemes take careful planning and you need to make sure you aren’t overwhelming your wedding with too many colors. Two shades of one color and one complementary color tend to be the best option if you want multiple colors.
  8. Remember the clothes. Some colors just don’t look good on anyone. When you are picking a color scheme, remember you will have to pick dresses for the wedding party in at least one of those colors.
How to Choose Your Wedding Colors

If you want your color scheme to match your personality, consider these descriptions of colors:
  • Red: passionate, loyal, impulsive, luxurious, dramatic
  • Orange: spicy, zesty, fun-loving, spontaneous, boisterous, trendy
  • Yellow: spiritual, cheerful, sweet, outdoorsy
  • Green: wise, balanced, harmonized, affectionate, refined
  • Blue: tranquil, patient, wise, balanced, lovable
  • Introspective: royal or pale blue
  • Extroverted: turquoise or aqua
  • Purple: outgoing, tolerant, witty, charming, sweet, passionate
  • Pink: compassionate, sweet, feminine, demure, romantic
  • Black: elegant, classic, mysterious, dignified, sexy, sophisticated
  • Rainbow: trendy, unconventional, fun, playful
How to Choose Your Wedding Colors
If you’re having a seasonal or holiday-themed wedding, you might want to stick to theses tried and true seasonal color schemes.
  • Spring: pale, not much contrast: think of the first blooms of the year
    • Shades of purple, pink, or green
    • Use soft palettes of watercolors and pastels
  • Summer: hot or bright pops of color: think of your favorite parts of summer, such as swimming, fireworks, and popsicles
    • Avoid all-over neon which can overwhelm the senses
    • Use paler colors with bright accents instead
  • Autumn: earthy tones: think of falling leaves, bare trees
    • Persimmon, dark mossy green, deep marigold
    • Neutrals with chocolate browns
  • Winter: rich tones to contrast the bareness of winter: think of the holidays – Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day
    • Rich shades of red, blue, or purple
    • Metallics
How to Choose Your Wedding Colors

Lastly, don't forget to check out wedding inspiration boards on our blog here or at places like Pinterest.  You can also consider using a website like Design Seeds which automatically puts together pretty palettes for ideas and inspiration.  Whatever color scheme you choose, make sure it’s one you love. Don’t just pick the colors that are forecasted to be hot or popular this year. Remember, it’s your wedding and you get to make all the decisions.

Image Credits: Hanging bridesmaids dresses, Fuchsia and orange bouquet, Tonal bridesmaids dresses, Rustic barn venue, New Year sparkle palette


Author signature: Elizabeth Grace




 is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.

10 Wedding Flowers that Thrive During the Winter

Winter Wedding Flower Guide
One of the most common words people use to describe foliage during the winter months is bare. We don’t usually think of winter as the time for beautiful blooming flowers.  When we do think of flowers that bloom during winter, however, most people tend to think of poinsettias first. If you’re anything like me, poinsettias aren't your typical wedding flower – they belong in Christmas decorations.  Listed below are flowers that are perfect for winter ceremonies, accent colors and decorations. Some of them may even surprise you!


Winter Wedding Flower Guide

1) Cyclamen - With their deep colors and frosted tips, cyclamens are so close to a perfect winter flower it’s scary. The blooms come in different shades of white, pink, and red and have heart-shaped leaves. These flowers look great by themselves or with small light-colored flowers as an accent.

2) Iceland Poppy - Iceland Poppy flowers come in a variety of colors and bloom on long slender stems. Shades of orange and pink, yellow, cream, and white coordinate nicely with clusters of small blooming flowers, such as ranunculus, garden spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, or baby's breath.

3) Calendula - These flowers tend to run from orange to yellow in color, including apricot and cream. The color scheme provided by these flowers looks great together, especially when trying to add a pop of color to bouquets.

4) Candytuft - Candytufts have long stems with small blooms and are pure white with evergreen leaves.  Candytuft has a soft, feminine quality and looks great with clusters of smaller flowers, such as Erica (heather).  They also create a statement when paired with larger blooms like roses, cosmos, or poppies.

5) Hellebores - These blooms are usually bell or cup-shaped and can be any color from white to green to purple, or even a combination of those colors.  Pair hellebores with seeded eucalyptus, roses, ranunculus, stock or simply use on its own for a statement bouquet.

6) Stock - This feminine flower is great as a filler or accent flower. It also works well in centerpieces because it grows wide rather than tall, which means your guests will be able to see each other over the decorations.

7) Winter Jasmine - With its vine-like appearance, winter jasmine will add whimsy to a winter bouquet.  Seen with bright yellow or white blooms, add this into your bouquet as an accent or filler flower. 

8) Kale - This unexpected vegetable will add a punch to any winter bouquet.  If choosing ornamental kale for its giant, frilly blooms, you can opt to use the flowers or decorative foliage itself. The flowers bloom in lavender, rose, and yellow. Use long-stemmed single-bloom white flowers to fill your bouquet.
9) Pinecones, Nuts, and Berries - So, these aren’t flowers, but they can still look stunning in a winter bouquet. Consider dipping the tips of pine cones in glitter to give your bouquet sparkle. Nuts and berries are a festive accent to any winter bouquet and should be considered as a must-have filler item for any of the flowers listed here.

10) Dusty Miller - While not necessarily a thriving winter bloom, dusty miller can easily be found all year round through any florist and it's striking silver color lends perfectly to the season.


Image Credits:  Winter berry bouquet, Cyclamen, Iceland Poppy, Calendula, Candytuft, Hellebores, Stock, Winter Jasmine, Kale, Pinecones, Dusty Miller


Author signature: Elizabeth Grace




 is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.

Kick off your marriage with a sports-themed wedding

Sports themed wedding ideas
Stereo-typically, guys are the ones who love sports, but there’s no rule that says a girl has to be all dresses and lace.  Girls can love sports just as much! If you and your partner are sports fanatics, consider having a sports-themed wedding! There are many great ways to incorporate sports into your reception and plenty of ways to keep your guests entertained with this theme. You can choose almost any season, depending on which sport you pick, of course!

Color Palette

It’s easy to pick a color scheme for a sports themed wedding.  Simply pull from your favorite college or pro team! And since most teams’ colors don’t clash, you won’t have to worry about overwhelming your guests’ senses with color.  Be sure to stick to two main colors and limit your accents colors to ensure your palette is cohesive throughout your wedding.

Favors & Decor
Sports themed wedding ideas

You have tons of options here: sport-shaped cookies, baseball cards, peanuts and cracker jacks, or even hacky-sacks as a nod to college. Homemade treats like chocolate buckeyes are a great way to tie in the name of a sports team such as the Ohio State Buckeyes.  Don't forget the decorations.  Try to incorporate as many team related details as possible.  The cake, banners, streamers, tablecloths, flowers, and napkins all come together to tell a story.  For a unique twist, items like personalized cups and team pennant banners double as both decoration and guest favors.

Invitations

Start out by ensuring your guests are prepared for a sports theme: design invitations or save-the-dates to look like tickets to a sporting event or baseball cards.

Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

Make team jerseys with names like bride, groom, maid-of-honor, and best man.  Have both parties go to a game together and then split up for the after party.

Sports themed wedding ideas


The Guest Book

Instead of having your guests sign a traditional book, have them sign a football/basketball/soccer ball, jersey, or helmet. This will look great displayed on a mantel after the wedding!

Location

Consider having your wedding and/or reception in a stadium. Imagine getting married on the 50 yard line or on home plate. You won’t have to worry about decorating, the menu (most stadiums require you to use their own caterers), or having enough space for everyone. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to reserve the stadium at least a year in advance.


Sports themed wedding ideas

Reception

Have plenty of games for your guests to play – backyard football, cornhole/bags, and Frisbee are all great games your guests can enjoy.

If you’re getting married on a game day, consider having a TV in the reception hall so you can all cheer on your team. You’ll have to schedule your first dance, cutting the cake, and other traditions for the commercials, though, so make sure your DJ plans for this.

Image Credits: Redskins Jersey, Football Cups, Bachelorette JerseysBaseball Wedding


Author signature: Elizabeth Grace




 is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.

Trick or Treat...Wedding Style Guide

Halloween Wedding Inspiration

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays, and it’s easy to see why. Dressing up and becoming someone else for a night in order to get free candy is a lot of fun. It’s also the only night that it is socially acceptable to pretend to be someone else.
 
If you happen to be one of those people who put Halloween decorations in their yard on the first of October, you may want to consider having your own Halloween-themed wedding.
 


The Venue
 
Halloween Wedding Inspiration
 
You’ll want to find a big, open room for the reception. An abandoned barn or factory building would be best. Hang lanterns, orange tulle, and fake cobwebs on the walls and from the ceiling, but choose heavy black fabrics for other things such as table cloths, curtains, and just to hang from the walls.  If the weather permits, have the ceremony in a cemetery.  Include an area for a spooky photo booth for your guests.
 

The Food
 
Halloween Wedding Inspiration
 
We love these Halloween inspired cake ideas.  For your cake topper, try a couple inspired by Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride.
 
Serve lots of pumpkin- and apple-flavored foods. Try to serve only red drinks, or use food coloring to dye drinks red when possible.  For the rest of your food, especially during cocktail hour, try adding a spooky twist whenever possible.
 
The Look

Halloween Wedding Inspiration
 
A vintage wedding dress is the best style for a Halloween bride (again, think Tim Burton). If you’re really going all out, you could tear it in a few places and get the bottom of it dirty, so it looks black – like you’ve been running away from monsters.
 
For your makeup, choose pale colors for your cheeks but dark red and black for your lips and eyes.
 
The bridesmaids should wear dark colors: navy blue, plum, or black. Choker necklaces are a great accessory for this look.
 
Have the men in the wedding party wear swallowtail coats, undertaker-style.
 
It's All in the Details
Halloween Wedding Inspiration
 
Don't forget all the small details that come together to create your Hallo-wedding.  The stationery, guest favors, and decorations are a few more items to consider that will help pull your look together.

For you invitations, be sure to let guests know about your spooktacular theme and whether costumes are welcomed.  For your getaway car, consider driving away in a gothic horse-drawn buggy.  A great favor for your guests is a bag of Halloween candy! Use personalized paper bags and decorate them with fake spiders and ribbon or use mini jack-o-lanterns.

Image Credits: Poison Bottles, Cemetery Wedding, Halloween cake, Halloween Masquerade Wedding, Sugar Skull Invitations


Author signature: Elizabeth Grace




 is an undergraduate at Ohio Northern University with a double major in professional writing and creative writing and a minor in psychology. Liz writes for My Wedding Reception Ideas as well as creates multi-modal writing projects for Re:Media, an Ohio Northern University online publication.
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