If you love the spookiest night of the year, but are hesitating on committing to this theme for your big event, you should really check out these ideas.
While a Halloween wedding might not be the most conventional theme, it is a popular one. If you love the spookiest night of the year, but are hesitating on committing to this theme for your big event, you should really check out these 10 ideas. Halloween weddings can be everything from elegant and dark to super scary–whatever type you prefer.
Dark Color Palettes
Let’s start with color palettes. Halloween weddings are so much more than orange and black. We love the classic black and red combo (above), especially when you can also incorporate a little sparkle. But we also adore a more modern palette of deep, rich jewel tones. Below, this enchanting tablescape uses wild, natural elements to give it an untamed vibe.
Speaking of untamed, the best Halloween decor brings a bit of dark glamour to the event. You can go “haunted house” with chic candelabras wrapped in faux cobwebs, or with a sophisticated woodsy theme (above) that will remind your guests of walking through a forest at night. Whatever you choose, giving your Halloween wedding a heavy infusion of moodiness will blend well with your theme without making it look too cheesy.
There are so many great Halloween crafts for kids that it would be a waste not to use them. Older kids could carve pumpkins (with some helpful assistance) or decorate a gingerbread haunted house. Younger tots can create “scary” paper plate masks with glue and construction paper. You might even find a few grown-ups joining in on the fun!
Something about a Halloween theme just doesn’t go quite as well with a noontime reception. Host your wedding at night (with the sun going down so early, it won’t be hard to do) so that all of the moody candlelight and lanterns are in full effect. All the better if there is a full moon and a brisk breeze.
Every classic Halloween wedding has a pumpkin in it somewhere. From jack o’ lantern table numbers to golden place card holders, pumpkins are practically the symbol of Halloween. You can keep them orange or paint them to match your palette!