Halloween wedding planning ideas

Halloween Wedding Ideas

Halloween themed weddings are becoming more and more popular as couples choose fun and interesting over traditional!  A Halloween wedding is perfect for a Halloween crazy couple looking for an unusual twist on their spcial day. Go simple with pumpkins and black and orange for your wedding colors, or go all out and have a costume party!
 
halloween wedding location ideas
Choose a location with a gothic feel that matches the spirit of Halloween!  If you'd like a more traditional wedding venue, a gothic-style church is perfect for the ceremony, and a historical mansion fits the bill for your reception. Many historical societies allow people to rent  mansions for private events, so this is a great option. 
 
Want a more laid back setting? How about a pumpkin patch at a local farm?  You can rent a tent, tables and chairs and set it all up in a field next to a pumpkin patch.   Add special lighting and this is a one of a kind event location.
 
halloween wedding Invitations
We have created a totally unique Halloween wedding line that includes invitations, reply cards, seating cards, table numbers, thank you notes, and favors.  It's a great option for a Halloween wedding. Of course, you can choose a more formal wedding invitation and add some fun Halloween wording.
 
Choose to send along lux Halloween wearables with your invite. Something like jeweled masks for a black tie wedding let guests know to arrive in gorgeous Halloween attire.  While vampire fangs and glow jewelry signal a party that's laid-back and fun.
 
Mail your invitations 6-8 weeks before your wedding and be sure to mention the attire on the invitation.  Is it "Halloween chic" or "Costumes a Must"?  Your guests will appreciate knowing what to wear.
 

Halloween wedding ceremony Decorations and Party Supplies
Choose decor for your ceremony depending on your theme (think white pumpkins or horror films)! 

 
For a classic pumpkin theme wedding, try...
  • Line the aisle with white and orange pumpkins and scatter fall leaves instead of rose petals
  • Have the ring bearer carry a small white pumpkin with the rings on the stem
  • A pumpkin arch over the over the couple as they say their vows is unforgettable
  • Hanging lanterns in trees or in the chapel set the perfect mood for a Halloween wedding
  • Instead of chairs, have guests sit down in rows of hay bales (perfect for an outdoor wedding!)
For a gothic, horror theme wedding, try... 
  • A blood red aisle runner with black rose petals 
  • Aisle swags and garland made with plastic Halloween weapons  
  • An arbor over the gothic couple with black foliage and plastic skulls
  • We suggest (blood) red roses for the bride and her bridesmaids  
  • Wrap flowers in black ribbon and even add a glittery spider pin in the bouquets for a touch of fun
  • If the bride embraces the gothic theme, choose a black dress and veil
  • Have the officiant dress up as the grim reaper
     
Halloween wedding reception decorations
At your reception, you'll want to lower the lighting for a romantically spooking setting. Choose Halloween decor that matches your theme!
 
For a classic pumpkin theme wedding...
  • Of course, decorate everything, from bars and buffets to hallways and the entrance, with jack 'o lanterns. Put "Mr" and "Mrs" jack 'o lanterns on the couple's table.
  • Attach personalized Halloween wedding seating cards to mini-pumpkins - they make a great favor.
  • Purchase a hollow, artificial pumpkin and cut a slit in it as a card box.
  • For centerpieces, put a floral arrangement of fall-colored flowers (think sunflowers, gerber daisies, and red roses) in a carved out pumpkin.  Make it simple by just using a large pot of fall mums instead!
  • Have a candy buffet with everyone's favorite Halloween treats - candy corn, jelly beans, gummy pumpkins, Reese's cups (try to make sure the candy is all fall-colored).  Guests can put all their treats in personalized Halloween wedding favor bags!
For a gothic, horror theme wedding...
  • Place blood red roses in vases throughout the room.  Make it extra gory with skull vases.
  • Cover tables in black linen and scatter red rose petals around each centerpiece.
  • Attach seating cards to a set of vampire teeth. And these Halloween wedding table numbers make it easy for guests to find their seats.
  • Pillar candles on tall black candelabras set the perfect creepy mood.
  • Any traditional Halloween decorations are perfect additions to your reception area.  Hang bats, cobwebs and skeletons around the room.
  • During your cocktail hour, offer a blood red signature drink.
  • Guests will love a Halloween themed photo booth with a mega set of 40 Halloween photo props!
Set the mood with soft spooky classical music playing in the background. Try a few of these selections, and everyone will be toe tapping in terror!
  • Brahms - Piano Quintet in g minor, Op. 25
  • Bach - Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
  • Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Mendelssohn - First Walpurgis Night
  • Orff - Carmina Burana, O Fortuna
  • Gluck - Dance of the Furies
  • Mussorgsky - A Night on Bald Mountain
  • Mozart - Requiem "Dies Irae"
Check out our nice selection of Halloween recipes for appetizers, sweet desserts and cocktails that are perfect for any Halloween wedding.
 

halloween wedding Party Favors
Send guests home with their own bottle of champagne or wine with a personalized bottle label that matches your invitations. Many companies release special edition Halloween wines and champagnes that your guests will love!

Here are a few more fun Halloween party favors!  Add them for a personal touch to a Halloween theme candy buffet -

After the party, don't forget to send out Halloween thank you notes to all of your guests.  Congratulations to the bride and groom from the Party Girl!  "Till Death Do Us Party!"