halloween wedding theme

halloween wedding theme gothic wedding

Think back on when you were a kid. Wasn’t it a blast to get dressed up and go door to door in search of Halloween candy? Wasn’t it great fun to get spooked by scary houses, and creepy props?

The ghoulish charm of Halloween doesn’t have to disappear in adulthood. In fact, for many folks it’s the number one holiday of the year.

There’s no doubt creating a Halloween themed wedding can be a lot of fun – especially to those with a mischievous spirit.

Here are some ways to make this scary holiday part of your nuptials:

halloween wedding invitations

Stationery – Use Gothic wedding invitations or create invitations that are in the shape of a Jack-o-lantern. You could also have images of black cats, ghosts or black roses. (Photo: Rouxbee)

halloween twig centerpiece

Flowers/Centerpieces/Décor – Use Jack-0-lanterns as centerpieces, or floating orange candles in a glass bowl with black marbles. If you want to use flowers for centerpieces, use black silk roses. Place candelabras throughout the venue. Use orange twinkle lights throughout. Paint branches black and create a gothic twig centerpiece. (Photo: Amy Atlas)

Colors – For your colors, choose orange and black, of course.

pink cake box halloween wedding cake

Food – Have a Halloween themed wedding cake. For dessert serve pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake. Serve bloody Marys and Zombies during cocktail hour. (Photo: Pinkcakebox.com)

halloween wedding favors

Favors – Give guests small goodie bags filled with Halloween candy. Or make your own caramel apples and other goodies. (Photo: Hostess with the Mostess via Create my Event.)

Photos at top: Holly and Dan’s real wedding shot by MKM Photography