Universal wants couples to say "I do" to Halloween Horror Nights weddings
Universal Orlando is offering a way to get your marriage off to a horrifying start: Wedding packages with a Halloween Horror Nights theme. And Universal is holding a contest to give away one of the weddings this year.

Interested couples can enter the giveaway by e-mailing a Halloween-themed picture of themselves to hhnwed@universalorlando.com. Photos should be accompanied by a short description (no more than 200 words) of why the twosome wants an HHN wedding. But look alive -- the deadline, so to speak, is noon, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010.

Among the grand-prize benefits are food and beverage (including wedding cake) for 20 people, access to an HHN haunted house for the ceremony with 10 scare actors in attendance -- including the famed chainsaw drill team as escorts. It also includes theme-park and HHN admission for the couple and guests plus two nights in a Universal hotel for the bride and groom.

Beware, the fine print: The ceremony will be Oct. 8 (or another date selected by Universal Orlando), formal wedding attire is required, you must be 21 years old and a legal U.S. resident to enter. The contest is only for male-female couples that are currently engaged. The photo must be of the engaged couple and appropriate for a "family-friendly" contest, the rules state. The approximate retail value of the prize is $11,497.72.

The winning couple will be selected at random by Universal, and it hopes to announced the winner on its Facebook page after the deadline on Monday.

There are loads more of little print for interested parties to wade through. Click here for more information about Universal's Halloween Horror Nights wedding contest.

Other couples can sign up for a Horror Nights-based wedding, and Universal offers other wedding plans with backdrops from the resort, including a New York City and a Mayan courtyard. For details, go to www.universalorlandoweddings.com or call 1-888-331-9108.

Halloween Horror Nights, an after-hours, extra-ticket event, begins Sept. 24.