Would you dare get married on the scariest day of the year? October is a popular month for weddings, and many brides choose to have a Halloween wedding date. You can incorporate a Halloween theme without sacrificing elegance. Skip the costumes and go for elegant accents, fall-themed dishes, and scary cocktails.
Here are some ideas to incorporate just a little spooky into your wedding day:
- Create invitations that convey the theme of your wedding using elegant or gothic script on black or orange and black backgrounds.
- If you want guests to come in costume, formal attire with masquerade-style masks will keep it elegant and less kitschy.
- Opt for a beautiful black wedding gown or if you still want to wear classic white, add a few touches of black, such as a sash or black veil.
- Decorate with fresh pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns and lots and lots of candles in all sizes.
- White gauzy fabric over tables and stair railings adds a spooky touch.
- Choose fall-colored flowers for bouquets and floral arrangements or select black-dyed flowers for a more gothic look.
- Dress up tables with black candles and china over black and white tablecloths.
- Serve your guests dark, stormy cocktails, such as blood red sangria with a black licorice straw.
- Give guests Halloween-themed treat bags with favorite candy treats.
- Serve a few selections of pumpkin-flavored foods.
- Have a trick-or-treat candy buffet with candy jars decorated in a spooky motif.
- Have fun with a Halloween-themed cake topper, such as a bride and groom skeleton, vampires, or ghosts.
- Many bakeries can also make a Halloween-themed cake. Red velvet cake is a popular choice for a Halloween wedding or traditional cake with dark chocolate accents.
The possibilities for a Halloween-themed wedding are endless; just be sure to decide how much of the theme you want incorporated into your big day—just a few touches or an all-out Halloween extravaganza!