Alternative Wedding Ideas, Tips and Tricks

Your wedding day is one of the best and most exciting days of your life and it should be as unique as you are. If you’re looking to get away from the traditional white wedding, there are numerous tips and ideas you can follow. Couples looking to make their wedding totally unique may want to consider an autumn wedding.

Halloween is a particularly good day to hold an alternative themed wedding. You’ll get to experiment with all kinds of wacky, alternative ideas. Your guests could even turn up in high tech Morph Costumes.

Staying away from predictable Halloween themes

Mention the word ‘Halloween’ and you might automatically think sweet favours for the guests, a black dress and pumpkin decorations. However, you really don’t need to opt for something predictable. A unique alternative Halloween wedding can be sophisticated if you want it to be.

Pumpkins can still be used, but instead, focus on white pumpkins. Pinterest has some excellent inspirational pictures of white pumpkin wedding ideas you might want to check out. They could look particularly beautiful lining the aisle. Or for a really romantic theme, place real lanterns down the aisle. The dim lighting will add a spooky yet romantic theme.

Black veils – providing a vampire bride theme

It is often the little details that will make the biggest difference to your wedding. While traditional veils are white, there are beautiful black veils available that will fit in perfectly with your Halloween theme. Opt for a birdcage black veil complete with Chenille dots. This offers a striking look and really fits in with the spooky theme.

Embrace your darker side

If you really want to stand out on your big day, a dark dress is highly recommended. Black is an obvious choice, but deep reds, purple and brown can also work well. Go for something big and bold. There are plenty of alternative wedding gowns available and the key is to choose a dramatic, ball gown style dress.

Get inspiration online

The internet is packed full of alternative wedding ideas. If you get stuck, looking at Halloween themed wedding photos can give you plenty of inspiration. Huffington Post has a particularly great gallery showing beautiful, elegant Halloween wedding ideas.

Tips for making your wedding unique

Whether you opt for a Halloween theme or not, there are plenty of ways you can make your wedding unique. If you want to switch things up a bit, focus on the time of the ceremony. Hold the ceremony in the evening before you have dinner. This does work particularly well for Halloween weddings as the later you have the ceremony, the spookier the atmosphere will be. It also gives you plenty of chance to mingle with the guests before the ceremony.

If you are opting for a Christmas wedding, an excellent idea is to have every guest bring a bauble or Christmas tree decoration. Then every year after the wedding you will not only have a reminder of the big day, but you’ll have to save money on decorations! Overall alternative weddings tend to be the most memorable. The main thing to remember is to make the wedding as personal to you and your partner.