The idea of a Halloween wedding seems to be catching on nowadays. As with other unconventional ceremonies.
As a civil celebrant, I’ve put together, and officiated at, a few unusual ones – but I haven’t done a Halloween wedding as yet.
Why a Halloween wedding?
Why on earth would people adopt the Halloween theme of ghoulies and ghosties for the biggest day of their life?
One reason is that a growing number of people nowadays don’t see why a wedding should be regarded as a merely solemn affair.
You may prefer to include humour (to reflect your own personalities), and your choice of music can be eclectic, to say the least. You can choose your venue, and that might be quite way-out (literally too!) – under water, in a hot-air balloon, on a mountain top, wherever your imagination might take you.
Is there anything wrong with freedom of choice for such a major event?
Make your choice
So why not choose an unconventional theme for your wedding? Of course, you aren’t limited to Halloween. You can go Goth. Or Star Wars or Elvis, or wherever your imagination suggests. Such a theme will bring smiles to the faces of all but the most dyed-in-the-wool sourpusses; it’s a peephole into both your personalities. Why not extend it to the Dark Side, if that’s what turns you both on?
Notice, by the way, that I say “both”. Whatever you do, don’t try and surprise your partner on a subject as big as this!
The important thing to realise is that you are not restricted to a religious wedding in a church, say, if you don’t want it. You almost certainly won’t be allowed a themed wedding at the registrars’ service. However, you can have your theme at a civil celebrant-led ceremony, and, depending how serious etc. you want to be, you may be able to combine it with elements from other cultures etc. Remember that it is your big day, and your wishes should be paramount.
Well, if I can help you further, please give me a call or knock loudly on my coffin! And have a happy Halloween!