By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Thyme Lane Photography
Halloween is such a fun and cosy time of year. So it’s no wonder you are looking at having a Halloween wedding! Whether you want to go all out spooky or inject some seasonal autumn touches. I have all the Halloween wedding ideas you will ever need.
I will be covering Halloween wedding entertainment, decor, stationery, flowers, food, drink, cake and attire. So… pretty much all the inspiration imaginable.
Plus I will share my top tips on creating a Halloween theme without any tacky vibes. As well as my cost-saving advice along the way. What are you waiting for? Let’s dive on in!
When it comes to Halloween wedding decor you can go one of three ways. Orange and traditional childhood Halloween, an autumn harvest feel or a gothic dark style. I will be sharing all three. With elements to inspire your own wedding day too.
For a really spooky entrance, hop in a hearse.
Create a luxe and dramatic dark scheme using black and gold. Halloween with gothic feels.
Rather than using fresh flowers, dried grasses, moss and flowers will add to a decaying table style.
Red is a great Halloween colour rather than the traditional orange. Teamed with black your tables will look luxurious yet dark.
Bring the witchy vibes with moons and crystals interspersed throughout your day.
Bring in a moon wedding backdrop for an ethereal Halloween look.
There’s something really old-fashioned about candelabras which echo a ghostly vibe.
Add torn edges to stationery for a rough meets chic place names.
Skeletons are a fun prop for wedding decorations, guests will love posing with them.
Add black bows to chairs to bring a darker moodier atmosphere.
Create opulent autumn centrepieces with trees and foliage.
Allow tall candles to drip wax for an aged style.
Add pumpkin motifs to stationery such as your wedding table plan.
Using clear acrylic stationery gives a ghoolish transparency to invites.
Gift little ones trick-or-treat bags with sweet Halloween-themed characters.
Team foraged autumn leaves with a wooden pallet for a cost-effective top table idea.
Inject glamour to pumpkin decor by painting them instead of carving them. They should last a little longer too that way!
Find beautiful orange leaves and pop them on place settings for bold colour. Free and simple!
Photo: Sam Riley Photography via Rustic Halloween Wedding
Dot scary or themed signs around your venue with famous Halloween quotes.
Add wooden witches brooms to your decor for a nod to Halloween.
House your wedding in an old space with character and charm.
Bring Beetlejuice vibes to your day with monochrome stripes.
Line your aisle with pumpkins and autumn leaves for a simple yet beautiful ceremony setting.
Hang orange paper lanterns which glow come evening for a pumpkin look.
Slate is a great material to use at a Halloween wedding. Being black slade adds a dark palette but they can also be written on in chalk.
Give wedding stationery an aged look by dying them and then add wax seals for good measure.
Use apples to create a cute garland to hang on the back of your chairs.
Use real leaves for a free, autumnal confetti throw. You could also opt for black paper confetti for a gothic style.
These black balloons have a haunting feel next to a floral-filled wedding table.
There are so many brilliant autumn wedding flowers you will be spoilt for choice! But where to start? Take a look at these Halloween floral arrangements.
Have magnificent autumn flower pillars mixed with pumpkins for a classic autumn style.
For an unusual flower arrangement, why not fill a car boot with florals?
All the orange hues in wedding flowers can look stunning.
Chinese lanterns may just be the perfect Halloween wedding flower as they are reminiscent of pumpkins.
Photo: Andy Li Photography via Eco Organic Farm Wedding
Use pumpkins as a vessel for your wedding centrepiece!
Black calla lilies, trailing amaranthus and feathers create a dark and dramatic bouquet.
Go for a bold, oversized greenery bouquet for a showstopping style. Using foliage rather than flowers is a great way to cut the cost of wedding flowers.
Use a moon shape to create a striking flower centrepiece.
Emerald greens and black create a great vibe. Think Wizard of Oz meets Wicked for a witch style.
Add little props such as skulls to your bouquet.
Or, you could pop flowers in a skull vase.
Photo: Rebecca Prigmore Photography via Woodland Animal Barn Wedding
How do you create a Halloween atmosphere without it being all about the look? With your wedding entertainment of course! Infusing fun and games into your day that give a nod to Halloween will really make sure guests remember your day for years to come.
Smoke flares will not only dramatise your wedding photos, but guests will be in awe of the display.
Set up a Halloween grotto for the perfect Halloween wedding photo booth.
What about hosting a masked ball in the evening? Perfect Phantom Of The Opera vibes!
Is it even autumn without fun wedding sparklers?
Put on face painting for scary fun come evening. This is a super inexpensive idea, especially if you have a DIY face painting station.
Bring in a magician to entertain and surprise your guests.
Arrange for an owl or birds of prey to visit, or deliver your rings down the aisle.
Apple bobbing may just be the ultimate Halloween wedding game idea. And all for the cost of a bucket of water and some apples!
Palm reading, tarot cards and psychic entertainers will all be memorable entertainment ideas.
Photo: Kim Williams Weddings
Ask guests to bring a fancy dress costume for the evening for a fun Halloween party!
Wedding readings and songs make up such a huge part of a wedding day vibe. So don’t forget yours are a great way to add a touch of October 31st without spending any additional money.
For your wedding readings, take inspiration from books, films, poems and songs or make up your own! Here are some ideas:
Music can be used throughout your wedding day. You don’t have to go for all Halloween-inspired tracks at all. But a select few will certainly add to your wedding theme.
Be sure to carefully look at the lyrics to ensure they suit you. But if they don’t work you can always switch to instrumental versions on the day. Here are some ideas:
Halloween is all about the treats, am I right or am I right? So, of course you’re going to want all the fun food and drink options on your wedding day.
A sweetie table or sweet cart is a great way for everyone to enjoy Halloween sweets.
Go for an autumnal harvest decorated cake.
Here are some Halloween wedding cake flavour ideas:
Create a post-ceremony feast and display it beautifully on a dessert table.
Team black icing with orange flowers for a pretty gothic cake.
Level-up toffee apples with a dipping apple bar. Delicious!
Label potions and pop in cute canisters for all the Harry Potter vibes.
Dark and rich, this black floral cake will really look the part.
Come up with your own Halloween punch bowl to serve to guests during the drinks reception.
Photo: Lucius Fox Photography via Cool Cinema Wedding
Juxtapose fresh flowers as a topper to a moody black-tiered cake.
Opt for an autumnal floral cake with cute pumpkins as toppers.
This skull chocolate cake has all the scary feels.
What about a wedding cake with a spooky message?
Last but certainly not least, let’s take a look at attire and makeup! You can add a little hint to Halloween or go for an extravagant look, what will you choose?
Channel your inner Maleficent with a dramatic feather cape.
Stand out from bridesmaids in black frocks with a striking red wedding dress.
Why not dye your hair a new colour for a wow-factor wedding hairstyle?
Opt for an alternative dip dye orange wedding dress.
Come evening, why not add a little make up or facepaint for a bit of fun?
Nail art is a great way to inject a little Halloween. Go long, pointy and monochrome glam!
Bold accessories such as this green veil and black crown will ensure you are belle of the ball.
Velvet is a great material for Halloween wedding suits and dresses. Be sure to choose jewel tones too.
Does it get any more statement than a black bridal veil?
Instead of traditional white, go for a luxe black wedding gown.
Layered grey and black tulle is a softer option to the black wedding dress.
If you don’t want to go too bold in your suit choice, add a hidden suit lining instead.
Pop on a custom-painted leather jacket for your evening portraits. Or carry a cool alternative bridal clutch.
That's a wrap! You've discovered 77 fang-tastic Halloween wedding ideas to ensure a hauntingly beautiful celebration. Hooray!
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