If you’re looking to swap the popular summer season wedding for something a little darker, then look no further! We’ve created a list of ten wonderfully spooky ways for you to add a splash of Halloween into a wedding, without sacrificing the elegance.
Get creative with candles
Not just used to create soft romance, candles are perfect for getting that Halloween atmosphere. For maximum effect, dot tea lights around tables or use elegant, re-claimed candelabras.
Trick or treat?
Trick or treat your guests with party favours. Use bags of treats (or tricks if you’re feeling mischievous) as favours for each of your guests. Luggage tags or stickers can be used to finish the look and ask that all important question: trick or treat?
Oh my goth!
Channel decaying glamour or gothic decadence for your wedding stationery; it’s still classy and sophisticated, but has an added All Hallows’ Eve edge.
Death to the white dress!
In for a penny, in for a pound—break away from convention and try a black wedding dress for true gothic glamour. This style loves mini top hats, fascinator veils, red lips and really exudes sumptuous old world elegance.
Make use of the season and bring a little of it to the banqueting table. Pumpkins, autumn leaves and decorative pine cones brighten your centerpieces and bring gorgeous golds and burnt umbers into your colour palette.
Ditch the champagne reception
If you think the classic champagne reception has been done to death, you can heat things back up with some hot, spiced cider instead. Serve in glasses with a stick of cinnamon for a real autumnal warmer.
Let traditional Halloween colours inspire your floral arrangements. Purples and golds are especially good for this, offering a new twist on an already popular set of wedding colour palettes.
Set a spooky tone
Save the date cards are a great way to let guests know what’s to come. Embrace the theme and use carved pumpkins, painted sugar skulls or aged, gothic cards with scripted fonts to tell guests to save the date.
Pumpkin place holders
Not just a tasty winter squash, pumpkins can also be used to hold guests’ place cards. Use mini ones as a base to skewer a holder for your printed place cards.
Why should the wedding party get all the fun? Encourage guests to swap the traditional hat for an elaborate eye mask and a concealed identity.
If you have any Halloween wedding ideas to share, leave a comment in the box below and spread the inspiration!