Not a fan of the orange and black combo? Love Halloween but don’t want a typical Halloween wedding? Get inspired with these Halloween wedding themes offering a spooky yet stylish look!
Ah, Halloween, a time for tricks, treats, ghouls, ghosts, and REALLY cool wedding themes! It’s the perfect time of year to add some mysterious, perhaps whimsical, touches to wedding season! Despite popular belief, our Halloween wedding doesn’t have to be orange and black. Think outside of the box with these 7 Halloween wedding themes you’ll actually love!
1. Beetlejuice Wedding Theme
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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! One classic Halloween movie makes one of best wedding themes! It’s unconventional, fun, quirky, and a little bit spooky!
In the San Antonio Express, Madalyn Mendoza writes about Nadia Herod and Harry Belafonte’s Beetlejuice themed wedding. A clever reference to the movie was incorporated into their guest book, a replica of the “Handbook for the Recently Deceased”. Herod’s wedding dress was also red like Lydia’s, in the movie. Like Herod and Belafonte’s wedding cake (pictured above), you can also add black and white stripes to give your wedding a Beetlejuice look and feel!
2. Clue Murder Mystery Wedding Theme
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Who says board games are for kids?! Clue came out in 1949 and became one of America’s favorite board games – and still is! It’s different and fun. Make your wedding interactive with a murder mystery theme on the day of your wedding! Have your bridal party (or actors) act out a death scenes and leave clues throughout the wedding reception so your guests piece it all together. Was it the bride? Or, perhaps, it was the groom? Maybe it was that friend that thought she would be a bridesmaid?
Mandy and Drew’s Clue themed wedding was featured in The Knot. Each table was named after a Clue location, and the centerpieces were items that could actually be found at the location. For example, on The Observatory table, there was a small decorative telescope and binoculars. They also had guests type out wedding wishes on a vintage typewriter.
3. Dracula Wedding Theme
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What better way to celebrate your eternal love for each other than by honoring one of the most popular immortals of all – Dracula! According to Ruffled Blog, real life bride Marie (her wedding pictured above) adorned her wedding with 6,000 red roses and 300 candles. Of course, her wedding colors were red, black, and gold. She incorporated lots of deep reds, velvets, candles and candelabras to make it feel like Dracula’s castle and even rented iron gates for the ceremony! If you want to have a Dracula wedding,we recommend looking for a venue with Gothic architecture.
4. Dark and Moody Wedding Theme
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The trick to executing this wedding theme is pairing light and dark colors together in a complementary way. Consider using the color palette: burgundy, black, gray, and light olive green. To bring this theme to life, create a bouquet with deep and dark colors such as deep red, burgundy and dark purple, and accent with white flowers and some light greenery. Your table decor should consist of dark centerpieces, like the candles above, and complimented with a gold candle holder and mauve colored table runner. The Dark and Moody wedding theme is great if you do want a rich and mysterious wedding theme without being overly “Halloween”.
5. Haunted Harvest Wedding Theme
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A darker spin on the Dark and Moody wedding theme above, the Haunted Harvest theme represents the transition period between Summer and Winter. It’s the time when leaves are falling, trees and animals are preparing for the cold weather, and when farmers are harvesting before the winter comes. In fact, the origin of Halloween dates back to an ancient Celtic harvest festival, which is why this wedding theme is perfect for All Hallow’s Eve!
Looking at the wedding inspiration collage above, you can almost feel the cool, fall weather. If you want to execute this theme, choose a venue with lots of trees during a time of year where most of the trees are barren. It’ll give your wedding an eerie and mysterious feel. Also, fill you bouquet with toned down colors of pink and orange and compliment with dark and light greens. You also want to add accents of gold throughout your decor.
6. Gothic Wedding Theme
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If you want a truly dark wedding, the Gothic wedding theme is the one for you! This wedding theme is dark and mysterious, and even a little bit magical, just like Halloween! Add “…a dark-hued sash cinched at the waist with an embellished brooch, or opt for black birdcage wedding veil, a pair of short gloves and antique jewelry.” – says The Knot. Another way to bring this theme to life is by adding limited lighting to keep the mood lighting darker than usual. For spectacular ambiance, light the way with candles throughout the wedding venue and reception area.
7. Black and Gold Halloween Wedding Theme
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The Black and Gold wedding theme is great if you want an elegant Halloween wedding. A black matted wedding cake with accents of gold and golden pumpkins, skulls, and candelabras sprinkled throughout your venue. White string lights, candles, and dim lighting make the venue both mysterious and ultra elegant. And don’t forget to add touches of gold to your smokey eye!
8. Masquerade Wedding Theme
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In ancient Celtic times, October 31st was a blurred line between the living and the dead. As a result, people started wearing masks after dark to trick spirits into thinking they, too, were ghosts. This is why we wear masks and costumes during Halloween. A masquerade themed wedding is a great choice for a October wedding. To ensure everyone has a mask, include a table of masks for guests to choose from.
Get inspired for your Halloween wedding with our Halloween Wedding Inspiration Pinterest board!
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