It’s now October, and Halloween is fast approaching! For some couples, a Halloween wedding may seem like a perfect idea. Halloween weddings are fun, but there are also some unique challenges that come with having a Halloween themed wedding. Here are some of the pros and cons of having a spooky seasonal celebration.

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It will be completely unforgettable.

Halloween themed wedding are not common, so if you want to stand out from every other couple getting married, you definitely will. While other brides will be decked out in white and lace, you can take advantage of fun Halloween-themed outfit and decor ideas, such as black dresses, masks, candles and pumpkins at your celebration, and more. Years afterwards, your friends and family will probably still remember your wedding and all of the fun times they had.

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You have a lot of room for creativity.

Because a Halloween wedding is completely atypical, you can use it as a great excuse to incorporate whatever fun and crazy details you and your fiancé want into your celebration. Halloween celebrations are especially fun for guests as well, so take advantage of it with fun games, drinks, and food. If you aren’t into the traditional dinner and dancing reception, it doesn’t matter! Make your special day about you. 

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Your family and friends may not approve.

For every friend who’s completely stoked about your Halloween wedding idea, there will inevitably be someone else who disapproves and thinks you should go for a traditional wedding ceremony instead. If you have traditional Chinese parents, they will probably try to convince you that you will regret having such a unique wedding theme, and that the conventional route is the better option. If you really want to have a Halloween themed wedding, stick to your guns! You can maybe even have a separate one in addition to the traditional Chinese banquet. But if you think you will get extremely frustrated or annoyed by constant questioning by friends and family, think twice before taking on the challenge of a Halloween wedding.

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It may be difficult to find vendors who can do what you need.

Again, because a Halloween wedding is so unique and different, you may have a hard time finding people who can create the exact celebration that you want. After all, florists and cake decorators aren’t exactly used to working with a color scheme of black and orange. And while there are definitely plenty of wedding vendors that can completely customize their services to your needs, this can get extremely expensive if you need to custom order every aspect of your wedding. Halloween weddings are best for those with a lot of time and an ample budget.

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Overall, Halloween weddings are a very fun and exciting experience. If you and your husband love Halloween and it fits in with your vision of your wedding celebration, it is probably worth it to invest some extra time and money into a Halloween wedding. However, be sure to thoroughly consider the pros and cons of this unique and different type of celebration before totally committing.