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Having your wedding on October 31st may be a bride and groom’s nightmare, but for other couples, throwing a Halloween-themed wedding is a spooky dream come true!  From the ceremony to the wedding reception, there are so many ways to incorporate Halloween wedding ideas into your big day.  The ambiance that you and your spouse create will be one to remember, and everyone will talk about your unique wedding celebration.

When you are throwing a Halloween themed wedding, you can really lean into the theme and run wild with pumpkins, skeletons, witches, and costumes.  And if you’ve always dreamed of going overboard with candles and lanterns at your wedding, this is your perfect excuse.  However, if you are having a wedding that happens to be on Halloween, you can still throw an elegant Halloween wedding with a few themed wedding decorations that give it a subtle nod to the holiday without going too hard into the theme.

Moreover, if you have always wanted a Halloween-themed wedding, but you aren’t having your wedding on or around October 31st, then you can always have a Halloween wedding photoshoot. Take some of our inspiration below and find a few locations that would be perfect Halloween wedding venues, and snap some pics!

Halloween Themed Wedding Ideas 

Check out some of our favorite Halloween wedding ideas below for your wedding day. And if you are still looking for more Halloween wedding pictures for inspiration consider these two B$B Real Weddings. We love this rustic California Halloween wedding, and we still haven’t recovered from the wedding photos from this “Til Death Do Us Part” Halloween-themed wedding.  

Halloween Wedding Invitations

If you want your guests to dress in masquerade or costume on your wedding day, then you’ll need to let them know right away so they have time to plan. What better way to tell them than with the perfect Halloween wedding invitations or Halloween Wedding Save the Date cards? Now is your chance to use your wedding stationery to your advantage and play with your colors and motifs. Throw skulls on the Halloween wedding invites, or play up the orange or burgundy tones. Don’t forget to complete your wedding paper suite with matching Halloween wedding signs and thank you notes.

Minted halloween wedding invitations

Dying to See You Invitation

Minted • $60+

While this isn’t necessarily a wedding specific invitation you could easily turn this into the perfect Halloween wedding invitation. We love the nod to vintage halloween motifs with the skull and cross bones at the top. Comes in other colors like orange aka pumpkin and black.

etsy halloween wedding invitations

Gothic Wedding Invitation

Etsy • $18.99

This digital download has it all! The burgundy blood floral arrangements around the coffin geometric shape design with a little play on the “Til death do us part” line. We can’t get enough of this one.  And it’s another Halloween wedding idea on a budget because you can print at home.

Spider Webs halloween wedding invitations

Spider Webs Pocket Envelope Invitation

Etsy • $11.10

Another affordable Halloween wedding idea is this spider webs pocket envelope digital download. You can make your own tri-fold pocket Halloween wedding invitation with spider web in any color using this template!

Red and Gold Masquerade-halloween wedding invitations

Red and Gold Masquerade Wedding Invitation

Zazzle • $2.60 per card

Who doesn’t love masquerade masks? This invitation immediately sets the tone for your Halloween wedding and let’s the guests know exactly what the dress code is going to be as well. You can print or do instant download.

Halloween Wedding Dresses & Accessories

When thinking about Halloween wedding attire there are absolutely no rules. You can go go full costume yourself or you can even opt for a black wedding dress. There are so many Halloween wedding dress ideas. The options are endless. You can stick to traditional white but change into something more goth and vintage Halloween wedding for the reception. No matter what you decide, we know you’ll find a look that is to die for!

Floral Appliques halloween wedding dresses

Black Wedding Dress with Floral Appliques 

AW Bridal • $119.99

We love the look of this corset bodice covered with layers of black tulle and hemmed satin. There is something romantic yet gothic about this untraditional Halloween wedding dress.

Shimmer Gown halloween wedding dresses

Shimmer Gown

Baltic Born • $124

This gown features gorgeous black shimmer material with incredible flow and movement. You’ll look elegant without looking costumey. It’s the perfect mix of traditional wedding gown and Halloween inspiration.

Tulle Skirt halloween wedding dress ideas

Burgundy Ombre Cupcake Tulle Skirt

Etsy • $89+

Imagine reciting your Halloween wedding vows in this beautiful skirt. With layer upon layer of red to burgundy ombre tulle this bridal skirt is the perfect look for any Halloween wedding day.

Lace Tulle Chapel Train-halloween wedding dress

Ball-Gown Lace Tulle Chapel Train Dress Black/Nude

Azazie • $559

This dress is a picture-perfect Halloween bridal gown made of stunning lace and tulle. We love the black and white with an elegant sweetheart bodice is gilded with intricate, hand-placed lace that gracefully weaves down from the waist and frames the hem.

Veil with Spider Webs halloween themed wedding

Embroidered Veil with Spider Webs

Etsy • $128

This veil is the perfect addition to any Halloween wedding dress. The intricate embroidered spider webs all over will shimmer and fit perfectly with the theme. Available in black AND white!

Sparkly heels-halloween themed wedding

Lady Couture Spicy Sandal

DSW • $79.99

If you want to add a little pop of Halloween to your wedding day attire then consider these lace slingback sandals. The monstrous design will sure complete your look.

Halloween Wedding Rings & Jewelry 

Another way to incorporate Halloween wedding ideas into your ceremony or reception would be to exchange beautiful thematic rings.  Decide ahead of time if you want this style ring for keeps or if you just want to use costume jewelry for the day. If you are forgoing the idea of Halloween wedding rings then you can always wear necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks, and earrings for the occasion.

Coffin Shaped-halloween wedding rings

Art Deco Coffin Shaped Ring

Etsy • $95

At first glance, it’s a beautiful black jeweled ring but as you look closer you realize it’s in the shape of a coffin.  To always remind you who you’ll grow old with. 

Tungsten Carbide Band-halloween wedding rings

Black Tungsten Carbide Band

James Allen • $180

A black men’s wedding band is perfect for eternity but also for a Halloween wedding, incorporating those traditional Halloween wedding colors or orange and black.  Tungsten Carbide is a uniquely forged metal that is extremely strong and scratch-resistant; perfect for an active lifestyle.

Skeleton Bands Kissing halloween wedding rings

Skeleton Bands Kissing Ring


This would be the perfect right hand ring on your wedding day. It is reminiscent of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Grab one for you and your mate, and wear these as you toast to forever!

Bloody Pearl Choker-halloween wedding ideas

Bloody Pearl Choker

Etsy • $18

If you are going for a vampire bride look on your wedding day, then this is the accessory you need to be wearing! A choker of pearls with a dripping red blood beading attachment.

Skull Sliver Cufflinks-halloween themed wedding

Silver Skull Cufflinks

The Tie Bar • $20

The groom can rock accessories on your day as well. Grab these skull cufflinks to finish his look on your Halloween wedding.

Rhinestone Spider Earrings-halloween themed wedding

Bijoux Bar Halloween Rhinestone Spider Stud Earrings

JC Penney • $27

There is something crawling on your ears! No, don’t worry! You’ll want to keep these beautiful spiders with their encrusted rhinestones right where they are!

Halloween Wedding Bouquet 

Your Halloween wedding bouquet is a great way to pull in those traditional Halloween colors but also play with textures and fabrics to really make the theme pop. Look for feathers, pearls, lace, dried even dead flowers etc… So many ways to bring in a fall vibe but also finalize the haunted design. Don’t forget to repurpose your wedding party’s bouquets as Halloween wedding table decorations to save a few bucks too!

silk flowers-halloween wedding bouquet

Silk Bridal Bouquet

Etsy • $195

The Stella bridal bouquet (garden-cut) is made of wine-marsala peony buds and ranunculus. It also features eucalyptus leaves for a truly luxurious feel. The bouquet has a garden-cut style, creating a beautiful shape and movement. Premium silk florals.

Gothic Black Brown-halloween wedding bouquet

Gothic Black Brown Bronze Wildflower Bouquet

Etsy • $18

There is something eerily beautiful and romantic about this dried wildflower bouquet. The brown and bronze tie in the fall colors but also give off a ghostly look.

Orange and Pumpkin DIY-halloween wedding bouquet

Orange and Pumpkin DIY Bridal Bouquet

Sola Wood Flowers • $93

The Luminous bridal bouquet is a radiant and luminous arrangement of orange and pink flowers that complement each other and look fabulous for a Halloween wedding! This bouquet kit contains everything you need to create this look.

Jewel Tone-halloween wedding bouquet

Jewel Tone Bouquet for Wedding

Etsy • $30.35

If you are looking for a Halloween wedding bouquet that is filled with jewel tones and color but also evokes a spooky vibe, then look no further than this calla lily, emerald eucalyptus dried wedding flower bouquet with feathers.

Halloween Wedding Cakes & Halloween Wedding Cake Topper Inspiration

If you are looking for creative Halloween wedding cake ideas and or dessert table options then check out some of these options. You can really play up the theme when it comes to the treats instead of tricks! Don’t forget to add some blood-red candy apples!

halloween wedding cake ideas

Black Cake with Sugar Skull and Pumpkins

Combine all the things about Halloween into one delicious cake. This cake has black icing topped with beautiful orange florals, a mini pumpkin, and a Día de Los Muertos sugar skull topper!

Photo via: Stephany Barboza Photography

halloween wedding cake ideas

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Cake

What’s not to love about this semi-naked cinnamon caramel apple cake? The caramel dripping down the side almost gives the illusion of blood. This would be a great Halloween wedding cake for or grooms cake!

Photography and recipe: Domestically Bllissful

Till Death Cake Topper-halloween wedding decorations

Till Death Cake Topper

Etsy • $19.99

Simple yet poignant. We love this black acrylic Halloween wedding cake topper written in the perfect gothy font. Perfect for your wedding cake or even to add to centerpieces.

Skeleton Hands Monogram-halloween wedding cake toppers

Skeleton Hands Monogram Cake Topper

Etsy • $35.95+

Two skeleton hands making the heart shape with your initials in the center are a lovely addition to any Halloween wedding cake.

Halloween Wedding Centerpieces 

Decorating the tables at the reception or by the food or gift table should definitely blend well with any Halloween wedding theme.  Here are a few ideas that may look great on your ghostly day.

Skull Silk Flower Arrangement-halloween wedding centerpieces

Skull Silk Flower Arrangement

Michaels • $49.99

Decorate your Halloween wedding with this spooky arrangement by Ashland. The arrangement is full of flowers placed in a skull container that is perfect for a festive display.

Witch’s Black Cauldrons-halloween wedding decorations

Set of 3 Witch’s Black Cauldrons

OTC • $42.99

What’s a Halloween wedding without a few black cauldrons? This set of three is a great way to vary your decorations. Fill them with flowers, candy, pumpkins, and other items. It would also make great Halloween wedding table decorations for the drink table!

Black Taper Candles-halloween wedding ideas

24 Flameless Black Taper Candles


Put these flameless black taper candles all over your Halloween wedding reception to create a spooky and romantic ambiance. You can have them on candle holders or on their own for a minimalist look. They fake flicker to really set the mood.

Halloween Wedding Arch

Ceremony arches are a big trend right now, and Halloween wedding venues are not complete without the perfect haunted backdrop.  Use one for a photo booth vignette at the reception or near the exit to decorate the space.

Black Pentagon Arch-halloween wedding arch

Black Pentagon Wedding Arch

Etsy • $490

This pentagon Halloween wedding arch gives boho meets gothic meets witches brew vibes. Break out the macrame and add to it, or make it look like spider webs for more effect.

Spooky Gauze Cloth-halloween wedding decorations

White Spooky Gauze Cloth


Looking for Halloween wedding ideas on a budget for your arch? Buy a few of these spooky gauze cloths and hang them strategically at your ceremony or reception, and you have the most affordable Halloween wedding arch or backdrop.

Gold Metal Cresent Moon-halloween wedding arch

Gold Metal Cresent Moon Wedding Arch


Add a touch of magic to your Halloween wedding day with this Moon Shaped Wedding Arch Backdrop Stand. This stunning piece is made from sturdy metal with a metallic gold finish and features a beautiful moon shape.

Halloween Wedding Favors 

Tying your Halloween theme all together can really be a lot of fun when you put all the terrifying little details in place like your Halloween wedding songs you are dancing to or your Halloween wedding favors! This is your chance to give some of the treats back to your guests! No tricks, you promise.

Skull Cookie Cutter-halloween wedding favors

Skull Cookie Cutter


This is for the DIY Halloween bride. If you have the time or you want to recruit some friends over, this would be a great Halloween wedding idea to bake a bunch of skull cookies and then decorate them and bag them up for a sweet parting treat for your guests.

Skeleton Hands Matchboxes-halloween wedding favors

50-pack Skeleton Hands Heart Shape Custom Wedding Matchboxes

Zazzle  • $44.95

For less than a dollar a pack, these matches make a great gift for your guests on your wedding day. Let them know you love them and that your love as a couple is a burning flame.

Trick or Treat Bags-halloween wedding favors

Custom Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

Etsy • $0.20 each

Set up a true Halloween candy bar and have your guests trick or treat on their way out the door. They will love the nostalgia and the sweet treats.

Other Halloween Wedding Ideas

There are so many other ways to incorporate Hallween wedding ideas into your mysterious and beautiful wedding day. You can take the theme to every nook and cranny of your wedding day, or you can sprinkle little haunted moments here and there. Hire a Tarot card reader, serve witches brew, bob for apples, dance to the Monster Mash, but whatever you do, remember it’s you and your partner’s perfect day, and you can celebrate your Halloween wedding however you want!

Guest Journal-halloween wedding guest book

Halloween Wedding Guest Book Journal


Use this Lovers Tarot Book of Spells leather journal as your guest book. The deckle edge paper and the vintage lock finish the look, making it the perfect keepsake.

Raven Set-halloween wedding decorations

6 pc Raven Set 


Place these ravens randomly around for your Halloween wedding table decorations. The set comes with six, and you can put them all together or spread them out.

Audio Guest Book-halloween wedding guest book

Audio Halloween Guest Book


The call is coming from inside the house! Or in this case, the wedding. Grab this Hitchcock black retro rotary phone and set up a station for guests to leave you an audio-recorded message.

Midi Bridesmaid Dress-halloween wedding guest dress

Black Satin Midi Bridesmaid Dress

Birdy Grey • $99

Grab your coven of witches and pick out a stunning black satin bridesmaid dress. Even better, have them pick their own styles from Birdy Grey’s plethora of black dresses and get ready for toil and trouble.

Til We Are Ghosts Neon Sign-halloween wedding decorations

Til We Are Ghosts Neon Sign

Etsy • $64

Your love is electric, so why not display it at your wedding?  This sign comes in 8 colors and 3 sizes.

Enchanted Nail Polish-halloween wedding ideas

Enchanted Nail Polish

Olive + June • $7.50

A dark and shimmery violet that always makes an enchanting impression. Make sure you get that perfect Halloween manicure!

Halloween Wedding Ideas For Guests

If you have been invited to a wedding on Halloween, you may be wondering, “What to wear to a Halloween wedding?”

If the invitation doesn’t clearly state costume or masquerade attire, then may we suggest a few options for your perfect Halloween wedding guest dress or outfit? Black at a wedding isn’t always appropriate, but it is totally acceptable for a Halloween wedding. You can go a little more goth with your eyeliner and/or lipstick choices and play up some of the textures of your dress with more tulle or flowy sleeves. You also have some freedom to vamp it up as a guest. Play with shades of red and burgundy. You can also safely consider wearing any colors or fabrics that work for typical fall wedding attire. Finally, think about the holiday itself and go with oranges, deep purples, and onyx. 

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Emily Perry is a freelance blogger, content manager, designer, and virtual assistant. Although her own wedding was over 10 years she loves talking about all things wedding especially when it comes to saving money and DIY!