Hi loves and Happy Friday! Are you having a Happy Halloween so far? We hope so. I’ve already sampled plenty of candy. Skittles. Snickers. M&Ms. So far, so good. I have to make sure they taste good enough to pass out to Trick or Treaters, you know. I take candy quality control quite seriously here.
Anyway. Today we’re highlighting a unique yet memorable theme: a Halloween wedding! If you’re a bride who dreams of a fall wedding, brisk temps, an orange-and-black color palette, just add in a little and this theme is perfect for you! Read on to see thirty of our favorite hand-picked Halloween wedding ideas for a fun – and surprisingly stylish – wedding theme. Enjoy!
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Halloween Wedding Ideas
1. Mr. and Mrs. (Frankenstein + His Bride) Coffee Mugs
Perfect for pumpkin spice coffee. Hot cocoa. Tea. Hot apple cider. YUM.
One of our favorite wedding ideas is the use of Polaroid cameras. Sure, they’re a throwback, vintage-inspired idea, but Polaroids are a consistent crowd-pleaser. Today we’re sharing seven fun ideas for using Polaroids at weddings including a polaroid guest book, a life-size Polaroid photo booth backdrop (use it for your wedding, bachelorette party, or outdoor party this summer!), a Polaroid cake topper, and more. We’ve also located the supplies you’ll need to make these a reality. And, to make this post even sweeter, we’re giving away a Polaroid-inspired find below. What is it? Read on to find out…
Polaroids at Weddings: 7 Fun Ideas
1. Polaroid Guest Book
Up first is the unique Polaroid guest book, an idea I wish I had known about for my own wedding.
– Polaroid camera – film (tons and tons of it) – blank journal or scrapbook – glue or double-sided tape – fine-point markers (these are my favorite)
On a table, display a sign that tells guests to use a camera to take a photo and sign your guest book. You can either have guests take a photo and hang on a clothesline with clothespins (see above) or place the photographs inside a book (see below). Since this will be a new idea for many guests, you’ll want to include a sign that gives clear directions (something simple like, “Snap a photo and sign our guest book” will do the trick).
If you opt for hanging the photos instead, you can compile the completed photos in a scrapbook of your own after the wedding.
2. Polaroid Save the Date Magnets
If you plan to use Polaroids at your wedding, consider sending a themed save the date magnet to guests to kick off the fun. We spotted these over at Fifth Vintage and love them. You can have filters applied to give your save the dates a vintage look.
If you’re wondering, but Emma, how in the heck do I get all of those photos?! the answer is simple: Facebook. Oh, and clever sleuthing for those who are not on Facebook. You can pull up a user’s profile pic, snap a photo (or print it out and glue to a makeshift Polaroid-inspired cut-out), and assemble the photos in alphabetical order. Write the guest’s table assignment on the back so they know where to be seated. For guests not on Facebook, ask friends or family members to grab a (copy of a) photograph for you to use.
4. Polaroid Cake Topper
Ah, one of my favorite ideas: a polaroid cake topper! This one’s easy: he snaps a photo, she snaps a photo, and the photos are placed into the top of a cake using a simple place card holder.
Make your own Polaroid photo booth backdrop using foam board. Guests can stand behind it for their photo to be taken. (‘Employ’ someone to be your photographer or have guests take photos of each other.)
If you prefer a personal touch to place cards, consider using Polaroids! I think this would be pretty time consuming for each place setting (the seating chart above would be, too, but I think it’s too cool an idea to pass up) so you can always just make them for the bride and groom or wedding party.
We’ve teamed up with the always inspiring Fifth Vintage to offer fifty (50) Polaroid save the date magnets for one lucky reader! Enter for a chance to win below.
o Enter between 4/28/14-5/4/14 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: 50 Polaroid Save the Date Magnets by Fifth Vintage. (50 Prints of 4.25″ x 5.5″ Vintage Photo Wedding Save The Date Polaroid Magnets with Matte Finishing) o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/5; winner announced on this blog post and emailed o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected o FREE shipping included to U.S. o No purchase necessary o Winner has 3 months to claim prize o Prize value: $69 | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
Hello, hello! It’s Tuesday and today we’re talking about wedding photo props. Handcrafted touches like wedding photo props, signs, banners, and even mustaches-on-a-stick can make any wedding photograph more memorable. We’re showcasing five wedding photo props we’ve found at Liddabits Design Shop to inspire you with cute touches like a Just Married banner or photo props that say, “I’m His Mrs” and “I’m Her Mr”. Cute! Read on for more…
We hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weekend! Today, we’re showcasing one of our favorite photo props by a sweet little shop known as Liddabits. Liz, owner + designer, creates some of the most adorable photo props we’ve ever seen. One in particular that has stolen our hearts is this ampersand photo prop, perfect for wedding photo booths and engagement photos. Take a look:
What makes a wedding photo booth more fun? A handmade photo booth backdrop, of course! Earlier today, we talked about how to entertain guests at a wedding which included one of our favorite activities: a photo booth. The key to a perfect photo booth is a proper backdrop to ‘frame’ your photos with bright colors, unexpected decor (such as picture frames or props), and patterns to tie into your theme. One of our favorite backdrops is by April and Alison, the super-sweet dynamic duo behind The High Five Factory. This sweet shop offers handmade photo booth backdrops for your wedding or party designed with colorful strips of fabric that can easily tie into your wedding palette or theme. Plus, there is a pole pocket inside the top of the backdrop for easy hanging on a clothesline or homemade stand. Check out this brilliant design – which we call the ultimate photo booth backdrop – after the jump!
Want to entertain guests at a wedding? Wondering what you can do to make your reception fun for guests who don’t like to dance, or while guests wait for the reception to begin? We’ve rounded up some of our best entertaining ideas for your wedding from lawn games to a kissing booth — even a life-size Jenga game. Read on to find out more…
Immediately I knew I had to find out where to buy these…. and, I found them! You can buy a set here.
2. Wedding Kissing Booth
Create a custom kissing booth! Utilize in lieu of a receiving line, where guests can step up and say hello to the newly wedded couple. Or, use as a darling backdrop for couples to kiss in as a photo booth.
Guests LOVE to dance. Make sure you have ample dance floor space and excellent music playing all night long. Most of all, make sure you and your groom are out there dancing, too. It’s the best way to keep the party going!
A few more ideas we love include a cupcake and champagne cocktail hour, a 90’s cover band, a caricaturist, an ice cream bar, a bon fire, sky lanterns at night, and a sparkler grand exit. Remember, it’s your wedding day so tie in fun elements you and the groom love and guests will enjoy it, too!