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Now, I’ve never been the type of girl who has dreamed about her wedding day. I’ve never sat around planning the big day, and I’ve definitely never had a secret Pinterest board. (Zero judgment if you do, though.)
But when I decided I wanted to pull together some Halloween wedding ideas, I had a ton of fun looking! I suppose planning a wedding would be like planning Halloweenie Roast on a larger scale (and with a bigger budget). I’m still not sure I’m the wedding kind of girl, but here are # ideas for a Halloween wedding!
Let’s plan a Halloween wedding:
From rings and insanely creative engagement photos to amazing invitations, centerpieces and cakes, I’ve round up everything a bit of everything you need for a Halloween wedding.
Halloween Wedding Rings
First, you’ll need some killer rings. I love this one with the skull heads on either side of the diamond from Vancaro. (But, uh, make mine a cubic zirconia, okay? I’d lose that bad boy in a heartbeat. I cannot be trusted with real jewelry…)
And yes, there are spooky wedding rings for guys too. I love this skull and crossbones ring, which I found in a round-up of unique and unusual wedding rings on pouted.com.
Halloween Engagement Photos
Did your love of horror bring you together? Then why not pay homage to your favorite film with your engagement photos, like this couple. I especially love the close-up ring photo. (And that’s from your girl who hates blood and guts…)
Or maybe cemetery hangs are more your style. Historic cemeteries are the perfect backdrop for announcing you’re saying “I do” until death do you part. This shoot from Malissa Ahlin is absolutely stunning.
Engagement photos in a pumpkin patch is a classic choice for Halloween lovers, like this gorgeous shoot featured on Green Wedding Shoes.
Halloween Save the Date Cards
Do you ever get a save the date card in the mail and toss it aside with barely looking at it? Oh, um yeah…me either. But I definitely wouldn’t do that with a Halloween save the date. I think this is a fun place to make your Halloween wedding your own, and I, of course, love this Ouija board save the date!
Perhaps “Till death do us part” is more your style. I love this skeleton save the date card, and it’s an instant download on Etsy!
Looking for something a bit more macabre? Send your guests a finger with a ribbon tied around it along with your wedding date so they won’t forget it!
Halloween Wedding Invitations
I love this spiderweb wedding invitation because it looks just as elegant as any other invite…but with a spooky twist. Get it on Etsy.
“Union of souls” is such a fun phrase for a Halloween wedding invitation. Get this one on Etsy too.
If you’re looking for an invite a bit more elegant, I also love this black invite with spiderwebs and bats in the background. Plus, that orange chandelier is gorgeous! Get it here.
Halloween Wedding Ceremonies
Gorgeous gothic churches full of candlelight, like this wedding featured on Rock N Roll Bride, are the perfect setting for a Halloween wedding.
Looking to incorporate a bit of color into your big day? I love how this couple paid homage to their Latin heritage by incorporating elements of Dia De Los Muertos into their ceremony.
Or go super simple and intimate with a small ceremony lit solely by candles. This is stunning, romantic and a bit spooky all at once. See more of this wedding here. (And just in case you’ve never browsed it, Rock N Roll Bride is one of my fave sites to search for Halloween wedding ideas and inspiration!)
Make your ceremony personal with a custom wedding aisle runner. This one from Disney is perfection.
Unity candles are a beautiful part of a wedding ceremony. What says you’re simply meant to be better than this Jack and Sally unity candle?
Send your wedding rings down the aisle in their own coffin. This is such a clever way to carry them! See more of this wedding here.
Halloween Wedding Dresses
As I mentioned at the start of this post, I have never been the kind of girl who dreamed about her wedding dress…but I’m pretty sure after seeing this black beauty, I will.
This black and white floral dress combined with the skeleton makeup is perfection. Halloween weddings are the perfect excuse to not just dress up…but dress up in costume!
If you’re sticking with a traditional white dress, you could always add a spooky detail, like this spider brooch.
Halloween Wedding Suits
Looking for ideas for spook-tacular suits? These killer red skull neckties are just the thing to bring a bit of the macabre into your wedding day.
Rok Gear also has these great skull tuxedo vests that would be the perfect pop of Halloween.
Or keep it simple and add your touch of Halloween to the groom’s boutonniere. I love the spide and skull in this one.
Halloween Wedding Bouquets
Using the classic colors of fall is always appropriate for Halloween weddings, like this bouquet. I love the addition of the purple tendrils too.
Of course, you can never go wrong with black, like these calla lilies. See more black bouquet ideas here.
Or embrace Halloween and use candy for your bouquet!
Halloween Wedding Photos
There are so many fun things you can do for Halloween wedding photos! Pumpkins are a fun accessory, and I love this creative bridal party photo.
Fall leaves are another prop to add to your wedding photos, like this one. They’d be a fun alternative to throwing rice, blowing bubbles or using sparklers.
Looking for something a bit more mysterious? I love this use of colored smoke in this wedding photo. (You can find it on Amazon, by the way!)
Halloween Wedding Receptions
Use pumpkins for your table assignments. I love these tiny sugar pies with place cards on top.
Or, for something a bit more cost-effective, use plastic vampire fangs to hold each table assignment.
Give your guests a gorgeous, gothic place to drop their cards full of well wishes. (Get this one on Etsy.)
Incorporate pumpkins into your table decor to add a bit of color and Halloween into your reception, like this wedding.
Or try layering your tables with all things Halloween! I love the lanterns, birds and skulls incorporated into this Edgar Allan Poe-inspired shoot.
Want to go super dramatic? Create this killer bat chandelier and til death light sign.
Prefer to go completely over the top with the drama? Host your wedding and reception at Dracula’s castle, like this couple.
Halloween Wedding Cakes
Of course, no wedding is complete without a cake, and this classic black and orange layered cake is a perfect pick.
For a girl who used to work in a bakery in college, seeing the build of this cake is pretty awesome. This is what happens when you’re getting married…but you love “The Walking Dead”.
Or go full-on skull cake. (This would go great with that black and white floral dress + skull makeup!)
Halloween Wedding Favors
And, of course, you’ll want to send your guests home with a clever reminder of your killer Halloween wedding. Why not give them a packet or small jar full of pumpkin seeds to plant?
Personally, I love these Victorian skeleton cameo cookies made by Me and Annabel Lee. They’re gorgeous and the perfect sweet treat to send your guests home with.
As long as you’re sharing sweet treats, why not give each guest a little bag of candy corn?
Or go all out and plan a candy buffet where guests can fill up goodie bags with their own treats to take home!
Looking for more Halloween wedding ideas?
My Pinterest board has more than 200 ideas saved in all these categories, and I’m always adding to it.
If you’re planning a Halloween wedding – or if you had one yourself – I’d love to hear your favorite ideas! Share them in the comments.
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