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10 Great Wedding Themes


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Macabre Marriages
Votives with a flickering amber flame provide instant ambience for your Halloween wedding
Votives with a flickering amber flame provide instant ambience for your Halloween wedding
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If the idea of a big white dress and sugary sweet wedding cake make you shudder, you might find inspiration off the beaten path. In fact, what gives you that bridal glow might be what makes others shudder! Sure, some might find it kind of creepy to exchange vows surrounded by carved pumpkins or stylized skulls, but for a creative couple with a wicked sense of humor, a macabre wedding theme can be light, festive and -- believe it or not -- fun. Love Halloween? Really dig the Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)? If you have tastes that run a little dark, this theme might suit you perfectly.

Plan a fall wedding, preferably in late October or early November, to correspond with Halloween or the Day of the Dead. For Halloween-themed nuptials, incorporate festive accents like jack-o'-lantern table markers and a bouquet made from orange tulips or pansies. Day of the Dead celebrants should showcase vibrant colors in the d├ęcor, as this holiday is incredibly rich in color (just look at images of any Day of the Dead celebration to get an idea). It's also about tradition, family and having a good time -- not unlike a wedding.

If scary pumpkins and leering skulls don't make you think of your betrothed, why not try getting hitched on the one day of the year dedicated to love: Valentine's Day?


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