When you hear the term "masquerade" it typically evokes
such images as Mardi Gras, Carnival processions and parades. An
increasingly popular type of masquerade is emerging in the form of
masquerade weddings. Some people scoff at the idea of a masquerade
wedding envisioning the bawdy images of Mardi Gras parades and
half-dressed Carnival parade dancers. I've even heard it said
that masquerades are not meant to be at a wedding. We beg to differ.
In the 1300's masquerade balls were richly elaborate and elegant
pageants meant to celebrate marriages as well as other major medieval
court events. In fact, the first known masquerade wedding in history
took place in 1393 to celebrate the marriage of a lady in waiting to
the French Queen. These ostentatious costumed dances were reserved for
those of high born status or royals. Masquerade weddings are part of
history and not as farfetched as some might think.
Planning a masquerade wedding is no more difficult than planning any
other wedding. The first decision to be made is the overall atmosphere
that you wish to create. If you and your groom are the more casual fun
type then you might choose a Mardi Gras or Carnival style theme for
your masquerade wedding. A more elegant and sophisticated take on the
masquerade wedding theme would be one that encompassed a more formal
attire and perhaps looked to the famous masquerade ball scene from
Phantom of the Opera. No matter which style you choose there will
still be some of the same decisions and choices to be made such as;
location or venue, color scheme, decor, cake and wedding favors.
Each choice will depend on the atmosphere you choose to create but make no mistake, Party Oasis has the Masquerade Wedding Masks for you! Want to keep shopping? With over 500 different styles of Masquerade Masks
, the hardest part will be selecting just the right ones for you and your wedding party.