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Horror themed wedding ideas

My fiance is obsessed with horror movies and all things Halloween (to the point that he even refused to have an October wedding because it would interfere with his Halloween time LOL) I still want my classic, elegant wedding, but I would like to incorporate his love of all things horror somehow. Nothing big... just a little something that he would love. Any suggestions?

Re: Horror themed wedding ideas

  • So first of all, does HE want to include anything? You could ask him what he was thinking. Are you doing a groom's cake? You could incorporate it there, and that's usually a good way to add elements in a completely different style than the rest of the wedding. Maybe a necktie or cuff links? One of my friends gave her husband a different vest to wear for the reception, so he swapped out his "formal" one for a sports-themed one. If you're having a signature drink at the bar, that would be another option. 

    I wouldn't go all-out horror, but small subtle nods would be cute. 
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  • I agree with centerpieces or grooms cake, maybe an guest book or photo? If he has a favorite movie you could do a small movie poster with a large frame people sign around? I would keep the touches small and not full decor or theme, just hints to his/your interests. 
  • The first thought I had was a groom's cake.  That is one of the things that is nice about a groom's cake.  It often represents an interest of the groom, but doesn't look odd if it doesn't "match" the wedding theme/colors/formality/etc.

    I went to a beautiful, elegant wedding.  The groom's cake was shaped like a big Cubs baseball cap, because that was his favorite team.  It was cute and didn't look out of place at all.

    Groom's cakes are also a good excuse to have a totally different cake/icing flavors from the wedding cake.  Which I always approve of, lol.

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    I agree with the ideas suggested by PPs, but would find a Halloween themed wedding strange if it wasn't in the fall.
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  • edited October 4
    - groom's cake
    - black or purple calla lily boutonnieres 
    - halloween socks and cufflinks (maybe your gift to him)
    - skull suspenders - they'll be covered up for portraits, but he can take off his jacket for the reception
    - a candelabra and dark flowers at your sweetheart table (if doing)

    I mean, this is a wedding, not a Halloween party. Maybe his friends can throw him a horror themed bachelor party. But I agree to keep the wedding non-themey.
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  • I think you could easily go with 'American Southern Gothic' aesthetic for a very autumnal and dramatic look without it looking like a themed party. Think burgundy flowers, with greenery, rich jewel tone dresses, candlelight, Careful placement of dark gold embellishments with a rococo/lace feel. Things like this: 








    I vote this! It's beautiful!
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  • CharmedPamCharmedPam Chicagoburbs
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    I've always wanted a Halloween themed wedding too, but when I got to planning I wanted to keep that separate.  We did a Halloween party the night before, on the 31st and our wedding was on Nov 1st.  We did a groomsman "nightmare before Christmas" cake which turned out even better than the wedding cake,

    I love the ideas from the other PPs suggested with the centerpieces and drinks and subtle hints.

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  • I've always wanted a Halloween themed wedding too, but when I got to planning I wanted to keep that separate.  We did a Halloween party the night before, on the 31st and our wedding was on Nov 1st.  We did a groomsman "nightmare before Christmas" cake which turned out even better than the wedding cake,

    I love the ideas from the other PPs suggested with the centerpieces and drinks and subtle hints.
    Photos please!
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    I've always wanted a Halloween themed wedding too, but when I got to planning I wanted to keep that separate.  We did a Halloween party the night before, on the 31st and our wedding was on Nov 1st.  We did a groomsman "nightmare before Christmas" cake which turned out even better than the wedding cake,

    I love the ideas from the other PPs suggested with the centerpieces and drinks and subtle hints.
    Photos please!
    http://forums.theknot.com/discussion/1073717/im-married-now#latest

    this reminds me, though, that we HATED the bakery our venue was working with (in the contract) and we went elsewhere for the groomsman cake.  I think we'll do a mini replica of it for our anniversary since we'll be having dinner with his family that day (we're doing a nice restaurant alone for lunch and dinner with the fam later that day)

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  • I've always wanted a Halloween themed wedding too, but when I got to planning I wanted to keep that separate.  We did a Halloween party the night before, on the 31st and our wedding was on Nov 1st.  We did a groomsman "nightmare before Christmas" cake which turned out even better than the wedding cake,

    I love the ideas from the other PPs suggested with the centerpieces and drinks and subtle hints.
    Photos please!
    http://forums.theknot.com/discussion/1073717/im-married-now#latest

    this reminds me, though, that we HATED the bakery our venue was working with (in the contract) and we went elsewhere for the groomsman cake.  I think we'll do a mini replica of it for our anniversary since we'll be having dinner with his family that day (we're doing a nice restaurant alone for lunch and dinner with the fam later that day)
    Omg I love it!!

    What was wrong with the bakery?
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  • CharmedPamCharmedPam Chicagoburbs
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    @misskittydanger, they were just so mean (my SIL agreed) and not easy to talk to.  It took forever to get a hold of someone there, every time I called I had to call back for so and so. I almost wanted to ditch them but it came with the whole wedding contract from Bear Mountain resort. The wedding cake turned out beautiful, don't get me wrong, but I actually liked the taste of the cake from the night before better.

  • @CharmedPam Ahh damn :\ That's unfortunate.
    We had a small issue with our DJ and no one told us until months later :(
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    @CharmedPam Ahh damn :\ That's unfortunate.
    We had a small issue with our DJ and no one told us until months later :(
    oh no, what happened?  come to think of it, I spent most of my time at my open bar.  I would only have noticed problems with the beverages. Which there weren't any. lol

  • @CharmedPam Ahh damn :\ That's unfortunate.
    We had a small issue with our DJ and no one told us until months later :(
    oh no, what happened?  come to think of it, I spent most of my time at my open bar.  I would only have noticed problems with the beverages. Which there weren't any. lol
    Couple family members apparently tried to request a song and were denied. When they told me, it was already too late {wedding in Aug, found out in Dec} They didn't find it a big deal, but I told them I wish I'd known to make sure their requests would get done.
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    @CharmedPam Ahh damn :\ That's unfortunate.
    We had a small issue with our DJ and no one told us until months later :(
    oh no, what happened?  come to think of it, I spent most of my time at my open bar.  I would only have noticed problems with the beverages. Which there weren't any. lol
    Couple family members apparently tried to request a song and were denied. When they told me, it was already too late {wedding in Aug, found out in Dec} They didn't find it a big deal, but I told them I wish I'd known to make sure their requests would get done.
    You know what?  Come to think of it, I told my D.J to play "Chelsea Dagger (blackhawk theme song) at LEAST 4 times" (in my 4 hour reception.  I wonder if he thought I was just kidding or if I really wasn't paying attention but I only heard it twice.......

    but booo to your D.J.  Was it like lack of time?  or was it "play_____"  "nope.  have my own agenda here"?

    MissKittyDanger
  • @CharmedPam Ahh damn :\ That's unfortunate.
    We had a small issue with our DJ and no one told us until months later :(
    oh no, what happened?  come to think of it, I spent most of my time at my open bar.  I would only have noticed problems with the beverages. Which there weren't any. lol
    Couple family members apparently tried to request a song and were denied. When they told me, it was already too late {wedding in Aug, found out in Dec} They didn't find it a big deal, but I told them I wish I'd known to make sure their requests would get done.
    You know what?  Come to think of it, I told my D.J to play "Chelsea Dagger (blackhawk theme song) at LEAST 4 times" (in my 4 hour reception.  I wonder if he thought I was just kidding or if I really wasn't paying attention but I only heard it twice.......

    but booo to your D.J.  Was it like lack of time?  or was it "play_____"  "nope.  have my own agenda here"?
    Apparently he was kinda snarky. Lots of time. "Can you play___" "Talk to the bride about requests" Which was odd.

    Uhm dude, I'm busy ....

    Also my uncle offered to hold the door when he got there and he was like "No, I can do this myself" Guh ... attitude given so much
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    Apparently he was kinda snarky. Lots of time. "Can you play___" "Talk to the bride about requests" Which was odd.

    Uhm dude, I'm busy ....

    Also my uncle offered to hold the door when he got there and he was like "No, I can do this myself" Guh ... attitude given so much
    You're right.  That is weird! Not life shattering, but if your guests want to dance to certain songs, they should have that opportunity. 

    MissKittyDanger
  • @CharmedPam Ahh damn :\ That's unfortunate.
    We had a small issue with our DJ and no one told us until months later :(
    oh no, what happened?  come to think of it, I spent most of my time at my open bar.  I would only have noticed problems with the beverages. Which there weren't any. lol
    Couple family members apparently tried to request a song and were denied. When they told me, it was already too late {wedding in Aug, found out in Dec} They didn't find it a big deal, but I told them I wish I'd known to make sure their requests would get done.
    You know what?  Come to think of it, I told my D.J to play "Chelsea Dagger (blackhawk theme song) at LEAST 4 times" (in my 4 hour reception.  I wonder if he thought I was just kidding or if I really wasn't paying attention but I only heard it twice.......

    but booo to your D.J.  Was it like lack of time?  or was it "play_____"  "nope.  have my own agenda here"?
    Apparently he was kinda snarky. Lots of time. "Can you play___" "Talk to the bride about requests" Which was odd.

    Uhm dude, I'm busy ....

    Also my uncle offered to hold the door when he got there and he was like "No, I can do this myself" Guh ... attitude given so much
    Do you know what songs they were requesting?

     My DJ did the same thing when a kid at my wedding requested "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie (I enthusiastically agreed it should be played and danced with the kids that requested it during the song). The DJ didn't want to play such an odd song without the ok. The DJ also did the same thing at my BFF's wedding when people were requesting things he had been specifically told NOT to play (anything by Lady Gaga and line dance songs).
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  • @CharmedPam Ahh damn :\ That's unfortunate.
    We had a small issue with our DJ and no one told us until months later :(
    oh no, what happened?  come to think of it, I spent most of my time at my open bar.  I would only have noticed problems with the beverages. Which there weren't any. lol
    Couple family members apparently tried to request a song and were denied. When they told me, it was already too late {wedding in Aug, found out in Dec} They didn't find it a big deal, but I told them I wish I'd known to make sure their requests would get done.
    You know what?  Come to think of it, I told my D.J to play "Chelsea Dagger (blackhawk theme song) at LEAST 4 times" (in my 4 hour reception.  I wonder if he thought I was just kidding or if I really wasn't paying attention but I only heard it twice.......

    but booo to your D.J.  Was it like lack of time?  or was it "play_____"  "nope.  have my own agenda here"?
    Apparently he was kinda snarky. Lots of time. "Can you play___" "Talk to the bride about requests" Which was odd.

    Uhm dude, I'm busy ....

    Also my uncle offered to hold the door when he got there and he was like "No, I can do this myself" Guh ... attitude given so much
    Do you know what songs they were requesting?

     My DJ did the same thing when a kid at my wedding requested "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie (I enthusiastically agreed it should be played and danced with the kids that requested it during the song). The DJ didn't want to play such an odd song without the ok. The DJ also did the same thing at my BFF's wedding when people were requesting things he had been specifically told NOT to play (anything by Lady Gaga and line dance songs).
    I know one was "The Bride Likes to Rock and Roll"

    DJ's are so odd!
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