There is something quite exciting about the prospect of a Halloween wedding. Please don’t discount this time of year for your big day as a tacky holiday wrapped in fake blood and polyester, this theme is full of possibilities. The fact that 31st October is slap-bang in the middle of autumn gives prospective brides and grooms so many sumptuous colours and ideas to play with. Colour palettes ranging from deep oranges and reds, purples and the classic black and white open up the day to be made into anything you want it to be. So whether you and your fiancé go for a full on gothic extravaganza or just add a few little touches here and there you and your guests will have an unforgettable day.
I personally think that the wedding dress can set the tone for the day, so whether you’re going for traditional with a twist, Gothic glamour or a statement red gown there are lots of ways to show your individual style and still look the blushing bride.
Don’t forget to let the other members of the wedding party have some fun too! Think orange and black stripy socks or skull print ties for the guys, colourful shoes and some glitter for the girls. If orange and red really aren’t your style take inspiration from the recent harvest and consider deep plums paired with soft peaches.
Pumpkins are everywhere at this time of year so don’t be afraid to use them, fill them with bright autumnal flowers, paint them to fit with your colour scheme or glam them up with glitter or pearls.
Tall and elegant candelabras, black table linens, and lace covered tea lights can give a grown up and more elegant feel to the day. Skull place name holders, skeleton cake toppers and vampire fang napkin rings can add a deliciously macabre touch.
Halloween is all about mischief and fun and if you have some little monsters at your wedding make sure there’s plenty of sweet treats on offer along with family friendly activities to keep them entertained. A “tattoo” bar filled with transfers and glitter tattoos or pumpkin carving would sit nicely with a spooky activity box.
Whether you choose to go all out and ask guests to wear scary fancy dress for your big day or have a more laid back autumnal affair, a Halloween wedding would be truly magical.