Halloween is one of the most exciting times of year; it’s the start of the holiday season and lets you express your fun and spooky side!
You might love Halloween so much that you want to theme your wedding around it! If that’s the case, then we’ve got all the inspiration you need to pull off the perfect Halloween wedding.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some spooky ideas that you can use for your wedding day. Whether you want to give your guests a fright or pay homage to gothic elegance, we have plenty of ideas for you to help make your wedding spooktacular!
Let’s start with the decor! There’s no way you’ll be able to get your guests into the Halloween spirit without the perfect decorations, so here are some ideas that you can use to get you started in designing your ceremony and reception.
1. Black And Orange Color Scheme
Nothing says Halloween like black and orange! You can incorporate this color scheme into your wedding day and create the spooky vibe you’re looking for.
Like with any color scheme, you can incorporate the colors into every part of your wedding decor. From bridesmaids’ dresses to flowers, from table decorations to signature cocktails, the possibilities are endless!
If you do decide to choose a black and orange color scheme for your Halloween-themed wedding, then pumpkins will make a perfect addition to your overall wedding decor!
A perfect symbol of the fall season, fresh pumpkins and pumpkin decorations will definitely have your guests feeling the Halloween spirit. You could decorate the aisle with them, carved or whole, add strings of pumpkin lights, or even add pumpkin flavors to your food and drink menu!
3. Tarot Name Cards
If you’re a spiritual person or just love the gothic look of these tarot name cards, then they’ll be perfect for the seating plan at your reception.
You can personalize each name card with your guests’ names and even choose ones that you think suit the individual. Maybe even do tarot readings for your guests and choose based on the results!
4. Wine Goblets
These gothic skeleton wine goblets are as chic as they are spooky! Topped up with full-bodied red wine, everyone will be feeling like vampiric royalty!
Wine goblets come in all shapes and sizes, so if these aren’t for you, then you’ll still have plenty to choose from that will add a gothic vibe to your guests’ favorite beverage.
A gothic Halloween wedding wouldn’t be complete without candles! They add
beautiful lighting to your reception and ceremony, and the wax from long candles can
drip down over the candlestick, adding to that spooky aesthetic you’re looking for.
Candles come in all shapes and sizes, not to mention all the scents you can find, so it really is a chance to get creative! You could opt for skull candles, pumpkin candles, or stick with the classics; the choice is yours!
Your invitations will tell your guests exactly what they can expect from your wedding, so you need to make sure that they embody the spooky spirit of your big day! Below, we have some invitations that might inspire your own.
1. Until Death Do Us Part
The word “until death do us part” is used in most traditional wedding ceremonies, and honestly, that’s quite a creepy phrase! So, for your Halloween-themed wedding, why not play on that in your invites?
These beautiful invites are just one of the many designs you can use when incorporating this phrase into your wedding. Adding skulls or skeletons to your design can really tie it all together.
2. Coffin Invites
Another invitation design that is absolutely to die for are these coffin-shaped invites! Both elegant and macabre, they will show your guests exactly what to expect at your gothic wedding.
The shape alone is perfect for a Halloween wedding, so everything else is up to you! Again, this is just one example you can use that will make your guests feel like they’ll be attending an Addams family wedding!
This invitation design has a great play on words and is even more perfect if you intend to lean all the way into your Halloween theme.
If you really want a full-on Hallowedding with costumes and candy, then an invitation like this would be perfect! Again, they can be fully customized to your taste, so you can decide exactly how much of the Halloween theme you want to incorporate.
4. Black And Gold Floral Invites
For something a bit more subtle, these black and gold floral invites serve as great inspiration for the invitations you want to send out to your potential guests.
The combination of black and gold is elegant while still tying in with your dark and spooky theme. Add some beautiful vintage floral designs for a touch of sophistication to your glamorously gloomy invites!
5. Ouija Board
Using a ouija board in your invitation design is a unique and clever way of asking your guests to attend your Halloween wedding!
For those who are superstitious, have no fear! A ouija board design is spirit-safe, as long as it doesn’t mirror the design of classic ouija boards; just change the words and letters, and you’re safe to send them! With a “yes” or “no” in each corner, it’s an eerie way for your guests to RSVP for the big day.
It’s your wedding day, and the perfect dress will make sure you are the star of the show! Here, we have some beautiful black wedding dresses, as well as some amazing bridesmaids dresses, so that your bridal party feels just as spooky and stunning as you do!
1. Freya Satin Charmeuse Gown
This graceful dress is perfect for your bridesmaids at your Halloween wedding! The draped wrap neckline falls beautifully on this satin maxi dress, adding a touch of romance to the sultry fit.
While this dress is available in pink and champagne, the moss and forest colors are particularly fitting for a Halloween wedding. The fall colors would work perfectly, especially if you plan to have your wedding in an eerie woodland setting.
2. Velvet And Lace Gown By Zuhair Murad
This dress is perfect for an alternative bride and is one of our top picks for a gothic wedding. Its unique design is sure to make you stand out, with a combination of velvet and lace cut-outs along the side.
The lace accents and long sleeves are truly what make this gown special. It is reminiscent of Morticia Addams, owing to the sexy silhouette and dramatic detailing. It is a great choice for your Halloween wedding.
3. Norvina Dress By Maggie Sottero
This absolutely incredible wedding gown is the best dress for a bride who wants to combine something a little traditional with some edge! You’ll look like you’ve stepped straight out of a Tim Burton film!
The gown is inspired by traditional royalty, showcasing a stunning ball gown skirt and strapless bodice with intricate lace detailing. There’s no better way to feel like a dark Halloween princess on your wedding day!
4. Jenny Yoo Ryland Velvet Maxi Dress
Another amazing choice for your bridesmaids is this incredible long-sleeved velvet dress with a v-shaped neckline! The dress is available in some deeply rich colors that will complement your Halloween wedding.
The dress has a timeless vibe while still maintaining a modern twist with its plunging open back. Your bridesmaids will feel beyond beautiful in this dress as you follow them down the aisle.
5. Lissa Dress By Reformation
This dress is a great pick for you or your bridesmaids! It’s available in orange, black, and white, so it truly is a versatile piece.
A bride who prefers something a bit more casual for their wedding day will love this dress. If you want something that gives you a bit more freedom on the dance floor during your reception, then it also makes a perfect second dress in any color!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need To Wear A Black Wedding Dress To A Halloween Wedding?
You can wear any color you like on your wedding day; it’s completely up to you!
If you want a spooky wedding theme but don’t want to wear a black dress, you could opt for a traditional white wedding dress with lace detailing. This means you can wear a white dress on your wedding day and still stay in theme with your wedding.
What Color Scheme Should I Choose For A Halloween Wedding?
Besides black and orange, there are plenty of dark, fall colors that work really well when choosing your wedding’s color scheme. Some examples include deep purple, forest green, royal blue, and crimson red.
There’s nothing more exciting than planning your wedding, and as an alternative bride, you can plan an incredible Halloween-themed wedding that you’ll treasure until death do you part!