To Have and to Hold (Or Horrify): 10 Reasons to Tie the Knot During the Halloween Season

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Halloween-Themed Wedding


1. It is perfectly acceptable to dress like Tim Burton’s Jack and Sally in front of your parents.

2. Instead of dancing to Dion/Carey/Houston/Boyz II Men power ballads during your first dance, jam to The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Time Warp. Watch your guests shriek with delight as they join in on the chorus’s signature line: Let’s do. The time warp. Again!

3. Pumpkin carving contests. Think about all the pumpkin seeds you’ll collect, which you can turn into frightfully delicious snacks to take on your Halloween honeymoon!

4. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes instead of formal attire. Pro: Guests are free to choose how spooky or risqu they will be. Con: See Pro. To save yourself (and your friends and family) from a potentially embarrassing situation, send out some Costume Rules with your wedding invitations.

5. It is a well-known fact that couples who have fun together are happier in both the short-term and the long-term. What holiday is more fun than Halloween?

6. You can use candy corn as tabletop confetti. You can eat candy corn.

7. Unless you live in an extremely hot climate, you can expect lower temperatures and fewer bugs! in October. Your veil will not act as a makeshift mosquito net.

8. The increased availability of pumpkin liquor, pumpkin beer (if you haven’t already, check out Southern Tier Brewing Company’s Pumpking Ale), and hard cider.

9. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is scheduled for release on October 26, 2012. See it on your honeymoon or at your bachelor/ette party. Extra points will be given if you don a Heather Mason-style haircut.

10. has many party supplies in stock for your Halloween wedding, including: glittery haunted house centerpieces, pumpkin-and-bat shaped confetti, inflatable cauldron coolers, Fangtastic invitations, skull pathway lights, and skeleton-and-spider detailed wreaths.

Frightfully forever yours,


3 thoughts on “To Have and to Hold (Or Horrify): 10 Reasons to Tie the Knot During the Halloween Season

  1. Lance C

    My wife and I were married on Halloween 4 years ago and it was the best choice we ever made! The reception was a huge party, no boring toasts, no ridiculous “reception games” i.e dollar dance, bouquet toss etc., plus the whole thing was cheap because it was all party and finger style food.
    The entire wedding party went trick-or-treating between the ceremony and reception complete with hay ride transport to the reception, the subdivision we visited thought it was the coolest thing and there were plenty of “adult” drinks handed out in our T.O.T bags
    And #5 couldn’t be more correct, we rarely fight, always wake up feeling blessed to be with each other. If you are thinking about a halloween wedding, do it for this reason alone and lower the divorce rate!

  2. Frank Zanzibar Rose

    It’s always been my dream to get married on my favorite Holiday! I fell for a girl who never celebrated Halloween I was shocked to hear such a thing,It’s now my life’s goal to make her love not only me but my all time favorite time of the year! I’m doing a pretty amazing job at it our last Halloween together was the first time she ever wore a costume and took part in handing out candy as well as my yard haunt now it’s all she can talk about! Ah love and Halloween the two most amazing things we have in this life!

  3. nalgahead

    My husband and I married 26 years ago on Oct 31 at 11:55 PM in Las Vegas! We wore traditional wedding attire, suit and wedding dress, but people thought we were in costume! EVERYONE knows its our anniversary and we throw a party no matter what day it falls on. Every anniversary has been celebrated with hundreds of trick or treaters, my sons, several close friends and family, in our spooky haunted home. My sons love halloween more than christmas! and 5 minutes till midnite On Oct 31, makes our anniversary even more special!

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