Is Halloween your favourite time of year? If so, why not theme your entire wedding around it?
There’s plenty of Halloween wedding ideas you can include in your special day to make it as spooky and scary as All Hallows’ Eve, and they’re super easy to pull off!
Black Wedding Dress
Part of having a Halloween-themed wedding is looking the part, so wearing a black wedding dress is pretty much a must. It’s the perfect way to really embrace the spooky theme and let’s face it, who doesn’t look good in black?
This Paolo Sebastian design is still pretty and feminine, but has that gothic feel you need for a Halloween theme.
Haunted Wedding Venue
There’s no point having a Halloween-themed wedding, and not hosting it in a haunted wedding venue. Craig Y Nos Castle is an amazing example of how breathtaking a scary venue can look. Make it your own with creepy wedding décor and spooky lighting.
Gothic Wedding Cake
Choose a really dramatic, gothic wedding cake to accentuate the Halloween vibe, just like this one from Desserts by Dana. There’s no limit to what some cake makers can do these days so dare to be different and really use your imagination.
Munchkin Pumpkin Wedding Favours
Munchkin pumpkins are the cutest, smallest pumpkins that are widely available in shops around October-November time. You can carve each guest’s initials into the mini-pumpkins and add a cute wedding favour tag to finish it off. It’s such a frugal, yet personal gift for your guests and totally suits the theme.
We also love these mini pumpkin biscuits – they’re a perfect alternative if you’d rather something sweet!
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Dracula Wedding Reading
Not every part of your Halloween-themed wedding has to be scary. This hand-typed quote from the famous Dracula books by Bram Stoker is actually quite sweet and would make for the perfect wedding ceremony reading.
Eerie Ceremony Music
Consider hiring a harpist like Nicola Veal to play some eerie, Halloween-themed music as you walk down the aisle, or even when your guests are being seated for the ceremony. It’s the perfect way to create that spooky atmosphere, and will sound beautiful too.
Skulls are often associated with All Hallows’ Eve, so invest some of your wedding budget in skeleton-style centrepieces – they will really add to the overall theme and will complement your scary venue décor. We love this beautiful crystal encrusted Red Deer Skull.
Candelabras - like this one by Rowen and Wren - with dried wax seeping down them are exactly what you need to create a Haloween ambiance. They’ve played a huge role setting the scene in many horror films and will do the exact same at your wedding.
Tip: Make sure they’re all lit for your first dance song, it will be SO romantic!
Scary Reception Music
What better way to get your guests on the dance floor than playing some classic Halloween tunes. Be sure to include firm favourites like Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Bobby Pickett’s Monster Mash.
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‘Trick or Treat’ Sweet Table
Have a ‘trick or treat’ sweet table with gory cakes and freaky sweets (edible spiders, chewy fangs etc) – this will keep your guests’ sugar levels up and also goes perfectly with your wedding theme.
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Speak to the bar staff at your venue or the caterer you’re hiring and see if they can put together some Halloween-themed cocktails using smoke, funky colours and a bit of imagination.
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Fancy Dress Theme
If you’re not the kind of couple who care about a smart dress code and black tie vibe, why not encourage all of your guests to wear fancy dress? The wedding pictures would be just amazing!
Black Wedding Flowers
Incorporating black flowers into your bouquet will not only make it feel more Halloween-like, it will also really complement your black wedding dress. If you don’t want an entire bouquet of black flowers, why not just add a few darker blooms? We also love this style of make-up by Elle Au Naturel, it really complements the theme!
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Scary Table Names
Give your table names a spooky theme too by naming them after your favourite scary films. If films aren’t your thing as a couple, you could always use thriller novel titles, or even famous criminals and murders.
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The Halloween theme doesn’t have to end once your wedding does. You and your partner should carry the scariness on with a min-moon weekend stay in a haunted house just like Auchen Castle. You’ll have an amazing time… if you survive!
If you're really committed to the Halloween theme, why not have a Halloween-themed hen party too?