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Halloween Wedding Ideas You Can't Live Without

Halloween wedding ideas you can't live without. Tips for planning your halloween event by unmeasured events

If you're having a fall wedding, and you love Halloween why not add a little spooky into your special day? Theme weddings can be incredibly fun for everyone. You can weave in as little or as much detail as you want, and customize it however you like. If you're looking for a little creepiness or you want to go all out, we got you! These fun Halloween Wedding Ideas give new meaning to "Till Death do us Part". Keep reading to see some fun ideas to have your Halloween wedding both scary and completely unforgettable.

Dark Wedding Attire & Accessories

Who says wedding dresses need to be white? Dark dresses and colors add to the theme and can look striking in photos. Adding colors like red or black onto a white dress adds a little bit of or if you're feeling bold, go for an all black gown. Keep the theme with the groom wearing a dark suit that compliments your dress color. This can extend this into your wedding party as well with groomsmen and bridesmaids wearing darker shades to match the Halloween theme. You can add dark makeup and nails to further dramatize your appearance that looks both stylish and unique.

Photo of two brides in black wedding dresses in the woods. bride on the left is holding a floral bouquet and bride on the right has a flower crown on. both are looking forward

Custom Handmade Black Wedding Gowns by Stylish Bride ACCS

You can also add in little black accessories like this leather jacket if you only want a tiny bit of this theme. We are obsessed with this "Till death do us part" leather jacket. It's the perfect amount of edge for those who don't want things too dark.

photo of newlywed couple embracing- bride has her back to the photo and is wearing. black leather jacket with the words "till death do us part on it". Couple is in a field

"Till Death do us Part" Custom Leather Jacket by Babe to Bride

Another cute way to add just a little touch, is with your shoes. Colorful shoes in shades of red, black, deep purple or even grey will look great when paired with whichever dress you go with. If you're feeling especially bold, match the color of your shoes to your makeup for a dark but glamorous vibe.

Photo of red velvet wedding shoes on a model. model is showing her legs up to the thigh. Focus of the photo os the shoes and both feet are posted forward

Ruby Red Velvet Wedding Shoes by Forever Soles

Unique Decor

The easiest way to make your special day creepy and fun is with decorations. There are obvious choices like skulls or pumpkins, but something unique like a black wedding arch really adds something extra. The one below uses black yard to make it look like a spider web, and there's nothing creepier than that! Make it extra spooky by adding decorations or dark florals.

Black wedding pentagon arch with black thread hanging down the front. Two floral bouquets are on either side of the bottom of the arch. Arch is in the forest

Black Pentagon Gothic Wedding Arch by Stylish Bride ACCS

Wedding By Candlelight

For an evening reception, keep electricity to a minimum and instead light your wedding with candles. It's romantic and creates an intimate atmosphere. It feels and looks very old fashioned, and it will definitely keep the Halloween theme alive. Go for candles in darker shades or colors similar to fall leaves for the perfect effect.

Photo of black and orange ombre candles in pairs. Black are on the left and orange are on the right. Candles are on white tablecloths

Ombre Dripless Taper Candle Pairs by Michelle Handmade

Table Linens

An easy way to add Halloween into your wedding is with black table linens (any other dark color will also work well). Dark colors will stand out against any backdrop, and are very different from typical table settings. Decorate all black linens with skulls and all black candles will make your reception tables "spook-tacular".

Photo of wedding reception table with black linen draping over the right side. There are black napkins on plates and black candles in the middle. White flowers are in the background of a hearthstone wall

Rustic Black Table linens by Shop Izzy Ollie

Halloween Wedding Stationery

Everything from Wedding invites to welcome signs can have a halloween theme added. Skulls, bones, and creepy lettering will make your stationery the perfect addition. For an elegant but spooky vibe, stick with black and white. These skull and floral designs look both creepy and minimalist- perfect for any Halloween or fall wedding.

NOVA Collection Wedding Stationery by Unmeasured Events

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Want to really have your wedding invitations stand out? Why not add a wax sealed stamp to the back? When your guests receive their invitations in the mail, they will love the little extra detail and it won't soon be forgotten. Designs like skulls and moons will look great on any envelope.

Photo of a wax sealed stamp with an open skull. In the open skull there is a moon and floral details. Black sealed stamp is on a piece of white heart shaped paper on a grey background

Moonlight Skull Wax Seal Stamper by Helen Stamp Crafts

Gothic Style Wedding Cake

Deliciously spooky, a gothic dark colored cake will definitely stand out. You can place dark flowers or designs on the cake as well to really amplify the cakes appearance. One of the coolest ways to use this theme in your wedding, it will definitely be a guest favorite, and it will have them saying "trick or treat"!

Photo of a black 6 tiered wedding cake with purple and pink florals on the second tier and top tier. There is smoke in the background

Gothic Floral Wedding Cake by Heart Sweet Cakes

For a little something extra, add a cake topper. Skulls, creepy lettering, anything Halloween will look great on top of your wedding cake. The little skeleton bride and groom on this one below is our absolute favorite!

Photo of a custom wedding topper of a black truck and two skeletons one groom and one bride. groom has a black top hat and bride has a white veil. On the front of the truck there is a white heart with black letters and an orange rose. on the left there is a purple rose and pampas grass

Personalized Skull Cake Topper by Those Days

Dark Florals

Dark florals can add some edge and will look so unique compared to traditional bouquets. Use dark flowers on your wedding reception centerpieces and all throughout your venue for a hauntingly beautiful setting. Go all out with only dark flowers, or use them sparingly in floral arrangements with lighter shades.

Photo of a bride wearing a black dress holding a dark floral bouquet of florals in dark pinks and purples and blacks. There is a large lavender flower in the middle of the bouquet

Dark Floral Bouquet by Flaura Botanica


Incorporate Halloween into your bachelorette party or bridal shower with cute t-shirts. This "Bride or Die" shirt will be loved by brides who want to keep spooky season going as long as they can. The minimalist design of a sugar skull and floral adornment makes it absolutely to die for.

Photo of a blonde woman wearing a white"bride or die" t-shirt with a crystal skull and a flower adornment circling the skull

NOVA Collection "Bride or Die" T-shirt by Unmeasured Designs

Planning Extras You'll Love

We're not done yet! We've got a few little extras that will make planning as easy as possible:

At Unmeasured Events, we love a good theme. Feeling Inspired by our Halloween Wedding Ideas? Was there something we forgot that you would have liked to have seen? Tell us what you love most about Spooky Season or which idea was your favorite in the comments below. We'd love to hear what you think!



Dresses | @stylishbrideaccs

Leather Jacket | @babetobride

Wedding Shoes | @foreversoles

Wedding Arch | @stylishbrideaccs

Candles | @michellehandmade

Table Linens | @shopizzyollie

Stationery and Signs | Unmeasured Events

Wax Seal Stamper | @helenstampcrafts

Cake | Heartsweetcakes

Cake Topper | @thosedays_etsy

Florals | @flaurabotanica

Bride or Die Shirt | @unmeasureddesigns