Halloween is a great time to get married. It’s fun, festive, and unique. You can go all out with your Halloween wedding theme and decor, as well as your costume. If you want to have a Halloween wedding, but you don’t have enough money to do it right, here are the best ideas on how to save money while still having fun. Let’s look at some top tips for a Halloween wedding, a budget from Rachel Z Photography.
Ceremony and Reception at the Same Location
This will save you money on the transportation cost and also gives guests fewer places to go during the reception itself.
Have a Buffet
Buffets are much more affordable than plated dinners, making them ideal for couples on a budget. Plus, guests have fun at buffets because there are so many choices available for them to choose from. They are a great way to cut down on food costs since they allow guests to serve themselves instead of having servers deliver meals to their tables.
Keep the Guest List Small
Another way to keep costs down is by limiting the number of guests on your guest list. While this may be difficult if your love story involves many people, it’s better than inviting every person in town while still trying to keep expenses under control.
Use Candles over Lights
Halloween is all about the spooky, so why not use candles as your only source of light? Candles are easy to find at any dollar store or craft supply store and they can be significantly cheaper than traditional lights. Plus, they add a romantic touch that no other type of lighting can offer.
The key to a great Halloween wedding entrance is a good scare. If you want guests to jump out of their seats when they see the happy couple making their way down the aisle, make sure they don’t know what’s coming. You can do this by creating an eerie entranceway with signs warning them to “Beware!” or “Watch out!” You can also set up fake spider webs and other creepy objects around the entryway to give guests a surprise scare as soon as they enter the venue.
Planning a Halloween wedding is easy. It is all about your planning and perfect timing that makes a difference. You should do the planning well ahead of the great day. Do not forget to include all the details in your wedding plan, as you are going to be in your dream dress on this day. Keep yourself away from any kind of last-minute rush and enjoy every second of this beautiful activity.
About Rachel Z Photography
I’m a 30-year-old San Francisco-based photographer, activist, tattoo enthusiast, and guardian of 2 lovely rescued birds. I adore doing portrait photography for others, whether that’s indoors or outdoors, covered in flowers and nature or covered in fake blood. My goal with my photography is to empower you by taking the essence of who you are and turning it into works of art. I want to hear what YOUR ideas are and help make them into a reality. I want you to feel powerful. I want you to feel beautiful. I want you to feel confident, because we all deserve that.