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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!

Halloween Wedding Ideas Pumpkins Bride Groom The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

Halloween Wedding Decor

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.

1. Hearse Transport

For a really spooky entrance, hop in a hearse.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Hearse Transport Photo: Limelight Entertainment via Witchy Wedding

 

2. Black & Gold

Create a luxe and dramatic dark scheme using black and gold. Halloween with gothic feels.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Black Gold Decor Taylar-Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

3. Dried Flowers

Rather than using fresh flowers, dried grasses, moss and flowers will add to a decaying table style.

Halloween Wedding Table Decor Moss Megan Morales Photography Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

4. Red Velvet

Red is a great Halloween colour rather than the traditional orange. Teamed with black your tables will look luxurious yet dark.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Red Black Table Olivia Yuen Photo Photo: Olivia Yuen Photo via New Orleans Micro Wedding

 

5. Moon & Crystal

Bring the witchy vibes with moons and crystals interspersed throughout your day.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Decor Moonphase Crystals Limelight Entertainment Photo: Limelight Entertainment via Witchy Wedding

 

6. Cresent Moon Backdrop

Bring in a moon wedding backdrop for an ethereal Halloween look.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Moon Backdrop Photography By Petrina Photo: Photography By Petrina via Moon Wedding Ideas

 

7. Candleabra

There’s something really old-fashioned about candelabras which echo a ghostly vibe.

Halloween Wedding Table Decor Ivy Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

8. Torn Edges

Add torn edges to stationery for a rough meets chic place names.

Halloween Wedding Place Setting Black Napkin Megan Morales Photography Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

9. Skeletons

Skeletons are a fun prop for wedding decorations, guests will love posing with them.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Skeleton Decor Limelight Entertainment Photo: Limelight Entertainment via Witchy Wedding

 

10. Black Chair Sashes

Add black bows to chairs to bring a darker moodier atmosphere.

Halloween Wedding Idea Black Chair Bow Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

11. Autumn Trees

Create opulent autumn centrepieces with trees and foliage.

Halloween Wedding Tree Centrepiece Photography34 Photo: Photography34 via Ox Pasture Hall Wedding

 

12. Dripping Candles

Allow tall candles to drip wax for an aged style.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Black Candles Megan Morales Photography Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

13. Pumpkin Table Plan

Add pumpkin motifs to stationery such as your wedding table plan.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Pumplkin Table Plan Nicola Casey Photography, Photo: Nicola Casey Photography via Halloween Wedding

 

14. Clear Stationery

Using clear acrylic stationery gives a ghoolish transparency to invites.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Invitation Megan Morales Photography Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

15. (Trick) or Treat Bags

Gift little ones trick-or-treat bags with sweet Halloween-themed characters.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Kids Favours Nicola Casey Photography Photo: Nicola Casey Photography via Halloween Wedding

 

16. Autumn Leaves & Wooden Pallet

Team foraged autumn leaves with a wooden pallet for a cost-effective top table idea.

Top Table Halloween Wedding Decor Photography34 Photo: Photography34 via Ox Pasture Hall Wedding

 

17. Painted Pumpkins

Inject glamour to pumpkin decor by painting them instead of carving them. They should last a little longer too that way!

Halloween Wedding Idea Gold Pumpkin Olivia Johnston Photo: Olivia Johnston via Gold Halloween Wedding

 

18. Leaf Place Setting

Find beautiful orange leaves and pop them on place settings for bold colour. Free and simple!

Halloween Wedding Ideas Leaf Table Setting Sam Riley Photography Photo: Sam Riley Photography via Rustic Halloween Wedding

 

19. Till Death Us Do Part

Dot scary or themed signs around your venue with famous Halloween quotes.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Sign Christopher Ian Photography Photo: Christopher Ian Photography via Felin Newydd House Wedding

 

20. Witches Broom

Add wooden witches brooms to your decor for a nod to Halloween.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Broom Decor Olivia Johnston Photo: Olivia Johnston via Gold Halloween Wedding

 

21. Quirky Venue

House your wedding in an old space with character and charm.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Candlesticks Assassynation Photo: Assassynation via Masked Ball Wedding

 

22. Monochrome Stripes

Bring Beetlejuice vibes to your day with monochrome stripes.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Backdrop Fabric Emily + Katy Photography Photo: Emily + Katy Photography via Creative Village Hall Wedding

 

23. Pumpkin Aisle

Line your aisle with pumpkins and autumn leaves for a simple yet beautiful ceremony setting.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Pumpkin Aisle The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

 

24. Paper Lanterns

Hang orange paper lanterns which glow come evening for a pumpkin look.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Orange Lanterns Sara Reeve Photo: Sara Reeve via Orange Autumn Wedding

 

25. Slate

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.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Table Decor Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

26. Vintage Invitations

Give wedding stationery an aged look by dying them and then add wax seals for good measure.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Stationery Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

27. Apple Chairs

Use apples to create a cute garland to hang on the back of your chairs.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Apple Chairs The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

 

28. Leaf Confetti

Use real leaves for a free, autumnal confetti throw. You could also opt for black paper confetti for a gothic style.

Halloween Wedding Idea Leaf Confetti Abi Riley & Keith Riley Photo: Abi Riley & Keith Riley via Outdoor Farmhouse Wedding

 

29. Black Balloons

These black balloons have a haunting feel next to a floral-filled wedding table.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Black Balloons Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Wedding Ideas Balloon Installation

 

Halloween Wedding Flowers

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.

30. Flower Pillars

Have magnificent autumn flower pillars mixed with pumpkins for a classic autumn style.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Flowers Autumn Pumpkins Hannah Mckernan Photo: Hannah Mckernan via Autumn Halloween Wedding

 

31. Boot Of Flowers

For an unusual flower arrangement, why not fill a car boot with florals?

Halloween Wedding Car Black Flowers Boot Megan Morales Photography Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

32. Orange Tones

All the orange hues in wedding flowers can look stunning.

Halloween Wedding Flower Arrangement The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

 

33. Chinese Lanterns

Chinese lanterns may just be the perfect Halloween wedding flower as they are reminiscent of pumpkins.

Halloween Wedding Bouquet Idea Andy Li Photography Photo: Andy Li Photography via Eco Organic Farm Wedding

 

34. Pumpkin Centrepiece

Use pumpkins as a vessel for your wedding centrepiece!

Halloween Wedding Ideas Pumpkin Centrepiece Hannah Mckernan Photo: Hannah Mckernan via Autumn Halloween Wedding

 

35. Dramatic Bouquet

Black calla lilies, trailing amaranthus and feathers create a dark and dramatic bouquet.

Halloween Wedding Bouquet Black Lily Feather Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

36. Greenery 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.

Halloween Wedding Bouquet Greenery Yvonne Goll Photography  Photo: Yvonne Goll Photography via Edgy Emerald Wedding Ideas

 

37. Pampas Grass Moon

Use a moon shape to create a striking flower centrepiece.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Moon Flowers Dani Louise Photography Photo: Dani Louise Photography via Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding

 

38. Green & Black

Emerald greens and black create a great vibe. Think Wizard of Oz meets Wicked for a witch style.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Decor Green Black Yvonne Goll Photography Photo: Yvonne Goll Photography via Edgy Emerald Wedding Ideas

 

39. Skull Bouquet

Add little props such as skulls to your bouquet.

Halloween Wedding Bouquet Skulls Whoisbenjamin Photo: Whoisbenjamin via Cheddon Fitzpaine Wedding

 

40. Skull Vase

Or, you could pop flowers in a skull vase.

Halloween Wedding Skull Vase Flowers Rebecca Prigmore Photography Photo: Rebecca Prigmore Photography via Woodland Animal Barn Wedding

Halloween Wedding Entertainment

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.

41. Smoke Flares

Smoke flares will not only dramatise your wedding photos, but guests will be in awe of the display.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Castle Smoke Flare Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

42. Spooky Photobooth

Set up a Halloween grotto for the perfect Halloween wedding photo booth.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Photo Booth Nicola Casey Photography Photo: Nicola Casey Photography via Halloween Wedding

 

43. Masked Ball

What about hosting a masked ball in the evening? Perfect Phantom Of The Opera vibes!

Halloween Wedding Ideas Game Masked Ball Assassynation Photo: Assassynation via Masked Ball Wedding

 

44. Sparklers

Is it even autumn without fun wedding sparklers?

Halloween Wedding Ideas Sparklers Olivia Yuen Photo Photo: Olivia Yuen Photo via New Orleans Micro Wedding

 

45. Face Painting

Put on face painting for scary fun come evening. This is a super inexpensive idea, especially if you have a DIY face painting station.

Halloween Wedding Face Painting Ide Nicola Casey Photography Photo: Nicola Casey Photography via Halloween Wedding

 

46. Magician

Bring in a magician to entertain and surprise your guests.

Wedding Halloween Idea Magician Aden Priest Photography Photo: Aden Priest Photography via Navy Winter Wedding

 

47. Owl Visit

Arrange for an owl or birds of prey to visit, or deliver your rings down the aisle.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Owl Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Gothic Wedding Ideas

 

48. Apple Bobbing

Apple bobbing may just be the ultimate Halloween wedding game idea. And all for the cost of a bucket of water and some apples!

Halloween Wedding Ideas Apple Bobbing Binky Nixon Photography Photo: Binky Nixon Photography via Peachy Country Barn DIY Wedding

 

49. Palm Reading

Palm reading, tarot cards and psychic entertainers will all be memorable entertainment ideas.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Palm Reading Kim Williams Weddings Photo: Kim Williams Weddings

 

50. Fancy Dress

Ask guests to bring a fancy dress costume for the evening for a fun Halloween party!

 

Halloween Wedding Readings & Music

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.

51. Halloween Wedding Readings

For your wedding readings, take inspiration from books, films, poems and songs or make up your own! Here are some ideas:

Halloween Wedding Venue Cemetery Church Yard Bride Flit Photography Photo: Flit Photography via Halloween Elopement

 

52. Halloween Wedding Music

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 Wedding Ideas Church Ruins Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Clophill Eco Lodges Wedding

Halloween Wedding Food Drink & Cakes

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.

53. Sweet Cart

A sweetie table or sweet cart is a great way for everyone to enjoy Halloween sweets.

Halloween Wedding Idea Sweets Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

54. Pumpkin Cake

Go for an autumnal harvest decorated cake.

Here are some Halloween wedding cake flavour ideas:

Halloween Wedding Cake Rustic Autumn Photography34 Photo: Photography34 via Ox Pasture Hall Wedding

 

55. Dessert Table

Create a post-ceremony feast and display it beautifully on a dessert table.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Dessert Table Joasis Photography Photo: Joasis Photography via Snow White Wedding Inspiration

 

56. Black Cake & Flowers

Team black icing with orange flowers for a pretty gothic cake.

Halloween Wedding Cake Black Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

57. Dipping Apple Bar

Level-up toffee apples with a dipping apple bar. Delicious!

Halloween Wedding Ideas Apple Bar Photography34 Halloween Wedding Ideas Toffee Apple Bar Photography34 Photo: Photography34 via Ox Pasture Hall Wedding

 

58. Love Potion Bar

Label potions and pop in cute canisters for all the Harry Potter vibes.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Potions Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

59. Black Floral Cake

Dark and rich, this black floral cake will really look the part.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Black Rose Cake Taylar-Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

60. Punch

Come up with your own Halloween punch bowl to serve to guests during the drinks reception.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Punch Lucius Fox Photography Photo: Lucius Fox Photography via Cool Cinema Wedding

 

61. Black Cake & Fresh Flower Topper

Juxtapose fresh flowers as a topper to a moody black-tiered cake.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Black Cake Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

62. Pumpkin & Flowers Cake

Opt for an autumnal floral cake with cute pumpkins as toppers.

Halloween Wedding Cake Pumpkins The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

 

63. Skull Cake

This skull chocolate cake has all the scary feels.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Skull Cake Liberty Pearl Photography Photo: Liberty Pearl Photography via Speakeasy 1920s Wedding Ideas

 

64. Till Death Us Do Part Cake

What about a wedding cake with a spooky message?

Halloween Wedding Cake Skull Neil Jackson Photographic Photo: Neil Jackson Photographic via Cannon Hall Wedding

Halloween Wedding Dresses Suits & Makeup

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?

65. Feather Cape

Channel your inner Maleficent with a dramatic feather cape.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Feather Cape Taylar-Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

66. Red Wedding Dress & Black Bridesmaid Dresses

Stand out from bridesmaids in black frocks with a striking red wedding dress.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Red Dress Black Bridesmaid Dresses Assassynation Photo: Assassynation via Masked Ball Wedding

 

67. Hair Dye

Why not dye your hair a new colour for a wow-factor wedding hairstyle?

Halloween Wedding Hair Bride Flit Photography Photo: Flit Photography via Halloween Elopement

 

68. Orange Dip-Dye Wedding Dress

Opt for an alternative dip dye orange wedding dress.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Orange Dress Bride Hollie Carlin Photography Photo: Hollie Carlin Photography via Colourful Alternative Wedding

 

69. Day Of The Dead Make Up

Come evening, why not add a little make up or facepaint for a bit of fun?

Halloween Wedding Make Up Bride Groom Megan Morales Photography Photo: Megan Morales Photography via Halloween Wedding Ideas

 

70. Halloween Wedding Nails

Nail art is a great way to inject a little Halloween. Go long, pointy and monochrome glam!

Halloween Wedding Nails Bride Flit Photography Photo: Flit Photography via Halloween Elopement

 

71. Green Veil & Black Crown

Bold accessories such as this green veil and black crown will ensure you are belle of the ball.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Green Veil Taylar-Jayde Photography Photo: Taylar-Jayde Photography via Black Wedding Ideas

 

72. Velvet

Velvet is a great material for Halloween wedding suits and dresses. Be sure to choose jewel tones too.

Halloween Groom Velvet Wedding Suit Emily + Katy Photography Halloween Wedding Dress Velvet Emily + Katy Photography Photo: Emily + Katy Photography via Creative Village Hall Wedding

 

73. Black Veil

Does it get any more statement than a black bridal veil?

Halloween Wedding Ideas Black Veil Bride Berni Palumbo Photography Photo: Berni Palumbo Photography via Dutch Art Wedding Ideas

 

74. Black Wedding Gown

Instead of traditional white, go for a luxe black wedding gown.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Black Gown Aurora Grey Photography Photo: Aurora Grey Photography via Modern Pink Wedding Ideas

 

75. Grey & Black Tulle

Layered grey and black tulle is a softer option to the black wedding dress.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Grey Dress Bride Joasis Photography Photo: Joasis Photography via Snow White Wedding Inspiration

 

76. Suit Lining

If you don’t want to go too bold in your suit choice, add a hidden suit lining instead.

Halloween Wedding Ideas Groom Suit Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

 

77. Gothic Accessories

Pop on a custom-painted leather jacket for your evening portraits. Or carry a cool alternative bridal clutch.

Halloween Wedding Leather Jacket Ayelle Photography Photo: Ayelle Photography via Wedding Ideas Balloon Installation

Halloween Wedding Bride Bag Whoisbenjamin Photo: Whoisbenjamin via Cheddon Fitzpaine Wedding

 

That's a wrap! You've discovered 77 fang-tastic Halloween wedding ideas to ensure a hauntingly beautiful celebration. Hooray!


 

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