Tidal Ceremonies
Tidal Ceremonies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – well, at least for the people who love the scary and supernatural! If October 31 is your favourite holiday, why not host a Halloween wedding? From serving trick-or-treat candies on your dessert table to wearing a gothic gown, there are plenty of ways to put a spooky spin on your big day.

Here are 33 of our favourite Halloween wedding ideas.

Historic Venue

Historic houses and manors tend to have a few skeletons in their closets, making them perfect for spookier celebrations. You totally get bonus points if the venue you choose has one or two ghost stories attached to it.

Casa Loma
Casa Loma

Spooky Decor

Think your wedding venue need a little something extra? Turn your reception into one big Halloween party by decorating it with eerie bits and bobs like skulls, candles, crows and cobwebs.

Atusa Z. Zeinali

Vintage Gothic Invitations

Want to give your guests a clue as to what they’re in for? Make everything spooky, down to your wedding stationery.

Impressions
Impressions

'Til Death Do Us Part Signage

Here's a stylish Halloween wedding idea! Use a ‘'Til Death Do Us Part’ plaque in your wedding portraits or you can even order a cheeky neon ‘'Til Death Do Us Party’ sign like this one from HiNeon Custom Neon Signs to display in your venue(s).

Champagne & Vows
Champagne & Vows

Candlelight Ceremony

Set the mood at your ceremony for your Halloween wedding theme with an altar illuminated with candles and decorated with crows, candelabra and skulls.

Infinity Weddings & Events

Coffin Ring Box

Have your ring bearer deliver your rings in a coffin-shaped ring box. We love this customized handmade version from Hierographix on Etsy.

Hierographix
Hierographix

Eerie Ceremony Music

Set the tone for your wedding ceremony with some haunting music. We suggest hiring a violin soloist or harpist to welcome your guests and accompany your walk down the aisle.

Adam Mikitzel - Violinist
Adam Mikitzel - Violinist

Halloween-Themed Wedding Vows

Hire an officiant to customize your wedding vows and perhaps include some rituals like a handfasting ceremony or jumping the broom in keeping with your Halloween wedding theme.

Sue Cairnie Ceremonies
Sue Cairnie Ceremonies

Supernatural Wedding Portraits

Give your wedding photos a supernatural twist by recreating a scene from your favourite Halloween movie. We suggest taking a break from planning and watch a few films - Ghostbusters, Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus are all great options - to get those creative juices flowing - then find a photographer with great photoshop skills.

aKaiserPhoto

Pumpkins Galore

Name one prop more Halloween-y than a pumpkin? Impossible! You can easily deck out the entrance to your venue, your tables and even your dance floor with these seasonal squashes. Pro tip: if you want something a touch more elegant, go with the white version or have yours painted to match your colour scheme.

Brigitte Design

Cobweb Lighting

Forget about illuminating your monogram in lights, make your entranceway or dance floor a little eerier by shining a few spiderwebs on it!

GQ Production

Dramatic Makeup

When you think of wedding makeup, your mind probably automatically goes to nude lipstick, fluttering eyelashes and a natural complexion. While there’s nothing wrong with that, you can definitely darken things up to Halloween-ify your look.

Gabby Vachon Makeup
Gabby Vachon Makeup

Full Face Paint

Or, if you want to go the extra mile, you can even don face paint and turn your wedding looks into costumes.

Infinity Weddings & Events
Infinity Weddings & Events

Gothic Glam Bouquet

Choose deeper hues for your wedding flowers (faux or real), or, if you really want to embrace the Halloween wedding theme, you could even go with a full dried flower bouquet.

The Occasion Treasure Box
The Occasion Treasure Box

Black Wedding Gown

You don’t have to wear white on your wedding day! If you’re hosting your wedding on or around October 31, skip the white, cream and ivory and go with a black gown, instead. It’ll definitely have your guests oohing and ahhing as you walk down the aisle.

Mary Ann Wamboldt Photography
Mary Ann Wamboldt Photography

Decorated Shoes

Don’t want to go all out and dress as the Bride of Frankenstein for your Halloween wedding? Understandable. Give your outfit a bit of extra edge by adding some themed shoes (they’ll probably be hidden for your ceremony, but you can always show them off in photos and at your reception).

Infinity Weddings & Events
Infinity Weddings & Events

Themed Bridesmaid Ensembles

Go for a gothic glam look for your girl squad, too. Choose bridesmaid dresses and accessories in dark colours like black, red and burgundy. Layer on the accessories and apply dramatic makeup including red lipstick. 

Faye Smith Makeup & Hair

Halloween-Hued Groomsmen Outfits

Black, orange and purple are pretty much the official colours of Halloween, so why not dress your groomsmen in them?

Monstrous Socks

Calling all grooms! You can make your wedding ensemble a little more interesting (and spooky) by finishing it off with a pair of monstrous socks.

Lyn Photography

Cool Costumes

Ok, you probably don’t want to swap your bespoke suit for a superhero costume from Party City, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress as a caped crusader on your wedding day. Sport your favourite character’s emblem on a t-shirt under your ensemble, that way you’ll get the best of both worlds.

Silverlight Photography

Themed Cocktails

Put the boo in booze by serving up some ghostly, ghoulish cocktails at your reception, like blood orange cosmos, bloody caesars, zombies and black widows,

Sweet Isa Catering
Sweet Isa Catering

Creepy Cocktail Hour

Invite your wedding guests to feast on a grazing table stacked with Halloween-themed appetizers. Take inspiration from this menu featuring everything from ‘Crunchy Cockroaches’ (dates in bacon) to ‘Raw Gallbladders’ (shucked oysters). These eats will definitely get your guests talking.

Decked-out Sweetheart Table

Make your sweetheart table OTT with cobwebs, candles, pumpkins and other Halloween decor.

Sultana's Wedding Decor
Sultana's Wedding Decor

Black and White Colour Scheme

Black and white wedding decorations will set a stylish scene for your celebration. Skull wedding centerpieces, black feather place cards, striped table linens and graphic stationery items are an easy way to Halloween-ify your reception venue.

Champagne & Vows
Champagne & Vows

Pumpkin-Infused Menu

Pumpkins are pretty much a staple for any Halloween wedding. If you want to use them for more than decor, go ahead and serve pumpkin dishes or skip the bowls for your appetizers and serve soup in ‘em, too.

Tulips & Maple
Tulips & Maple

Hauntingly Beautiful Cake

Give your wedding cake the Halloween treatment by choosing a darker colour palette and/or a costume theme for its design. If you don’t want to mess with the exterior, you can amp things up by choosing a flavour like Death by Chocolate. 

Grand Order of Divine Sweets
Grand Order of Divine Sweets

Skull Cake Topper

Whether or not you’ve opted for a full-blown Halloween-inspired cake design, you can make things a bit more appropriate for October 31st with a skeleton bride and groom cake topper (pictured at top) or a custom skull cake topper like this one from CakeTopperBliss on Etsy.

CakeTopperBliss
CakeTopperBliss

Halloween Candy

You’re never too old to indulge in Halloween candy. Instead of stocking your dessert table with luxurious desserts like macarons and eclairs, fill it with itty bitty packs of Smarties, Coffee Crisps, Crunch bars and more. It’ll save you money and your guests will love feeling like kids again.

Josh Bowie Photography

Bewitching Band

If you really want to go all out, ask your band to suit up in costumes for your big day. Looking for something a little more low-key? Add a couple Halloween favourites, like the “Monster Mash” and “I Put a Spell on You” to your wedding playlist.

The Pepper Shakers

Dry Ice First Dance

Create some spooky ambiance with a foggy first dance surrounded by dry ice mist.

Nick Ghattas Photography
Nick Ghattas Photography

Spooktacular Photobooth

Photobooths are always a crowd-pleaser at weddings. Adding a black backdrop and piling your prop box with costumes will make yours suit the holiday perfectly.

Tricky Treats

Send your guests home with Halloween-inspired foodie wedding favours like these custom cookies filled with sprinkles or another surprising creation.

Grand Order of Divine Sweets
Grand Order of Divine Sweets

Moonlit Photoshoot

You probably won’t be hosting your actual celebration in a cemetery, but you can have a photoshoot in one for your engagement or wedding photos. If that’s a little too creepy, escape your reception for a nighttime photoshoot in the light of the moon.

Deborah Lawrence Photography
Deborah Lawrence Photography

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