It’s Oct. 1 and things are finally starting to feel like fall, whether our weather wants to get with the program or not. October is a favorite for many people as it’s the start of a new season, but mainly because it’s the start of holiday season. And with holidays come holiday themes, and holiday-themed parties.
Though Halloween lends itself to the over the top and heavy-handed holiday themes, if you’re planning a wedding-related festivity, it isn’t wise to go full force into the holiday theme.
Here are some important Do’s and Don’ts to remember:
DO send out invitations earlier than normally expected. This allows guests times to make, change or update any plans they had for that particular time of the year.
DO invite close family and friends.
DO capitalize on the theme. You are sharing your time with a well-established celebration day of the year; use that to your creative and decorative advantage. Give your party a theme. If it is New Year’s Eve, add in sparklers and festive hats or other props so your guests can get into the spirit. If it’s Christmas or another holiday, tie in flowers, colors or other parts of the time to make your celebration extra magical.
DON’T veer toward a cheesy theme. Try to uphold the holiday and its traditions in a sophisticated and fun way.
DON’T expect every guest to be able to make an appearance. Since it is a holiday, some guests may have other longstanding traditions or commitments.
Did you have a holiday-themed engagement party or wedding-related revelry? Let us know in the comments!