For invitations, you may need
to go with a fall look. You may be able to find them with pumpkins, and I
know you can find them with fall leaves. Your invitations dealer should be
able to provide information. You may find a black cat, but not necessarily a
Following are some other ideas that should get you started.
Use black tablecloths at the reception with either an orange topper over it
or an orange napkin in the center of the table under your centerpiece.
Twinkle lights are available near Halloween in black, orange, and green. Use
them throughout your reception area.
Consider using pumpkins and cornstalks as decorations. Large pumpkins and/or
large carved ones can be placed throughout the room. You could use small
jack lanterns for centerpieces or use small pumpkins filled with fall
flowers. For the ceremony, use a pumpkin filled with flowers on the altar or
other area near where you will be married.
Choose flowers in shades of orange, rust, yellow and other fall colors for
bouquets. Add some fall leaves for additional color.
Consider serving pumpkin cake as the wedding cake. It can be decorated with
black and orange. Be careful, however, about getting any frosting on
clothing, yours or the guests, because the food coloring permanently stains.
Serve hot spiced cider as one of your beverage choices.
Ask your DJ for music that fits the holiday. They should be able to suggest
a variety of songs from movie sound tracks that would be appropriate.