Fab (not freaky) Halloween themed weddings


We love a good themed wedding, and we often encourage our brides to choose a {theme} that reflects who they are as a couple - rather than follow the typical traditions. {Halloween themed} weddings? Spooktacular!

There are some elements of Halloween that can really work for a wedding, like candy for example. Candy and {dessert bars} are currently a popular wedding trend, so playing into this idea of Halloween candy could work if implemented in a way that still says wedding. Place glass cake plates and jars filled with your favorite Halloween candy around your cake to create a dessert bar that ties in your theme.

Pumpkins and the use of other Halloween themed items can also work. For a not spooky, but stunning look, use mini pumpkins as jack-o-latern table numbers or as vases for your fall flower centerpieces. How about a lace wrapped pumpkin for Halloween wedding decor?


The {color palette} of black and orange can even be beautiful, if used in small doses and not necessarily side by side. Incorporate black into your wedding cake, and orange into your bridal party’s ensembles for example. You don’t have to go all out and throw a costume party with fake spider webs and witch paraphernalia. Keep in mind that less truly is more - if you remember this, you can have a beautiful event no matter what kind of wild and spooky theme you choose!


Are you planning a Halloween themed wedding? If so, we want to hear about your inspiration, tips and tricks (and treats!).


  1. Chris and Melinda Photography · November 2, 2013 Reply

    I love these ideas! Some other creative ideas from some of our fall weddings: bonfires, s’mores, pumpkin spice cider hour instead of cocktail hour, corn hole for guests to play, hayrides, and pumpkins with the words “Just Married” painted on them. Fall is my favorite time of year.

    • Something New for "I Do" · November 8, 2013 Reply

      Thanks for sharing Chris and Melinda! We’re huge fans of bonfires and s’mores bars, but pumpkin spice cider hour is definitely Something New for I Do! I’d love to see any pictures you have of this!

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